Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm to boost Danish wind power production by 12%

The Danish Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Climate, Energy & Utilities Minister today inaugurated the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm. Horns Rev is in the North Sea, 25-40 km off the west coast of Jutland. Vattenfall is the developer, operator and owner. The 407 MW wind farm – Denmark’s largest – will boost Danish … Continue reading Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm to boost Danish wind power production by 12%

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Enel Green Power starts construction of 133 MW of new solar power capacity in Brazil

Enel Group’s Brazilian renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda. (“EGPB”) has started construction of the 133 MW expansion of the São Gonçalo solar park, located in São Gonçalo do Gurguéia, in Brazil’s northeastern state of Piauí. The expansion brings the overall capacity of São Gonçalo to 608 MW. The Enel Group will invest … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts construction of 133 MW of new solar power capacity in Brazil

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IEA Announces Wind energy Project in Illinois

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, a leading infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise, today announced a new wind energy project award. The award is for construction of the Sugar Creek Wind Farm, a 202 megawatt project located in Logan County in central Illinois. Plans call for 57 Vestas V110 and V150 wind … Continue reading IEA Announces Wind energy Project in Illinois

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Argentina Wind Power 2019

Only two weeks to go until the second edition of Argentina Wind Power! The largest event of its kind in the region will take place on the 4-5 September 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Argentina Wind Energy Chamber (CEA-Cámara Eólica Argentina) and Grupo La Nación. This year’s Argentina Wind Power … Continue reading Argentina Wind Power 2019

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Wind energy investment in Mexico: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Tamaulipas

The governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca opens Phase III of the Tres Mesas Wind Farm. Governor Francisco Javier García Cabeza de Vaca and the CEO of Engiegroup for the Latin American region, Frank Demaille inaugurated on Wednesday the third stage of the Tres Mesas wind farm in the municipality of Llera de Canales. This … Continue reading Wind energy investment in Mexico: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Tamaulipas

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MHI Vestas Signs Contract in Taiwan for Local Supply of wind turbines

Local production contract signed for assembly of high voltage switchgear to be delivered in 2022. Confirming the first electrical component for local supply in the budding offshore wind energy industry in Taiwan, MHI Vestas has signed a conditional agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., with Taiwanese manufacturer, Shihlin Electric Co., included as an integral part … Continue reading MHI Vestas Signs Contract in Taiwan for Local Supply of wind turbines

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Renewables to represent 30% of US total installed capacity by 2030

The contribution of renewable power, wind energy, PV and concentrated solar power, to total installed capacity in the US is expected to double from 15% in 2018 to 30% by 2030, reaching a total of 442.8 gigawatt (GW). Representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3%, this projection can be attributed to more states … Continue reading Renewables to represent 30% of US total installed capacity by 2030

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Abengoa breaks records with Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

The concentrating solar power plant, owned by Abengoa, IDC, PIC and the Community Trust, has passed the guaranteed production tests in record time. With a capacity of 100 MW, the solar thermal plant provides clean and sustainable energy even in hours without solar radiation thanks to its molten salts storage system of more than five … Continue reading Abengoa breaks records with Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

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Wind power in Mexico: third stage of the ENGIE Tres Mesas wind farm

Tres Mesas is a wind energy park located in the municipality of Llera, which is composed of 45 wind turbines that generate 148.5 MW, its first stage was officially inaugurated in May 2017. The third phase of the Tres Mesas wind farm, located in the municipality of Llera, will be inaugurated and launched this Wednesday, … Continue reading Wind power in Mexico: third stage of the ENGIE Tres Mesas wind farm

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Offshore wind energy represents economic opportunity for California

As offshore wind activity heats up on the East Coast, there’s also growing interest in developing floating offshore wind projects off the West Coast. While there are currently no federal wind energy leases on the West Coast, the federal government recently received interest from 14 companies to develop off California’s coast, and the Bureau of … Continue reading Offshore wind energy represents economic opportunity for California

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Offshore wind power will increase more than 25% by 2030

At the end of 2018, the global accumulated installed capacity of offshore wind power increased to 22,592 megawatts (MW).According to a recent report from the US-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (LNER), it is expected that the accumulated capacity of the offshore wind market will increase from 154 to 193 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, with a … Continue reading Offshore wind power will increase more than 25% by 2030

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Response to power outage in the UK

A preliminary investigation by UK Transmission System Operator National Grid to UK energy regulator Ofgem into the recent UK power outage has suggested that it resulted from a lightning strike. The frequency – which is supposed to remain at 50Hz – fell to below 49Hz in a matter of seconds after the “near simultaneous” shutdown … Continue reading Response to power outage in the UK

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Avangrid (Iberdrola) sell wind energy to CalChoice

Avangrid Renewables has announced three new power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice). CalChoice will buy the entire output of the 22.44 MW Mountain View III Wind Farm starting in 2021 on behalf of three of its members: Apple Valley Choice Energy, the Rancho Mirage Energy Authority and Lancaster Choice Energy. … Continue reading Avangrid (Iberdrola) sell wind energy to CalChoice

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Balancing conservation and carbon reduction

Wind turbine curtailment is a hot topic because it can have implications for bird and bat conservation while also impacting wind project economics. Curtailment involves stopping wind turbines at certain times or under certain conditions to reduce the likelihood of collisions with protected or at-risk species – primarily bats, but also some raptors. The U.S. … Continue reading Balancing conservation and carbon reduction

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Wind energy in Asturias (Spain): Two companies request the installation of nine wind farms

Merybal Construcciones y Contratas and Green Capital Power aim to build wind farm facilities with a total wind power of 191 megawatts. Merybal Construcciones y Contratas and Green Capital Power have submitted applications for the installation of nine wind farms with a total power of more than 191 megawatts (MW) in eight Asturian municipalities. These … Continue reading Wind energy in Asturias (Spain): Two companies request the installation of nine wind farms

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Mexico will have 10 more wind power plants at the end of 2019

Mexico will have 10 wind power plants that will produce electricity with the additional wind at the end of this year, the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE) said. “There are 10 wind farm plants in multiple states. There are several in Tamaulipas. Yucatan will start with another project, ”said the president of the renewable agency, … Continue reading Mexico will have 10 more wind power plants at the end of 2019

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Wind energy in Canada: Goldwind’s wind turbines for a wind farm

Goldwind, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., announced it has secured a firm wind turbine supply order from Potentia Renewables Inc. (“Potentia Renewables”), a Toronto-based developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy assets. At a ground breaking ceremony, Potentia Renewables’s CEO Jeff Jenner announced plans for the 200-megawatt (MW) Golden … Continue reading Wind energy in Canada: Goldwind’s wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind power, potential in Cuba

The execution of 13 projects, added to the four experimentally constructed wind farms, show the progress made in Camagüey, which aims to expand the exploitation of wind energy. Cuba, which has high hopes for renewable resources, ecological and economic roads in times of strong US commercial blockade, aims to have 20 percent of its electricity … Continue reading Wind power, potential in Cuba

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Wind energy in Argentina: YPF wind farm

It is a wind farm with 45 wind turbines that will generate renewable and efficient energy that will serve to supply the equivalent of 228,000 homes. US $ 200 million will be invested. The expansion of YPF towards different businesses, in order to provide new products and energy services to its customers, now has one … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: YPF wind farm

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Time now running out for a large share of Europe’s installed wind energy capacity

There is a major challenge confronting European wind energy – and it is a challenge the industry and policy-makers must face before it is too late. Back in 2000, wind power accounted for only 12 GW of power in Europe. Since then, the industry has spent years growing, maturing, and becoming one of the great … Continue reading Time now running out for a large share of Europe’s installed wind energy capacity

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