GWEC and World Bank host intergovernmental delegation for offshore wind power in emerging markets

  Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in partnership with the World Bank Group, held the first intergovernmental forum for emerging markets with strong offshore wind potential in London this week. The forum brought together governments, commercial developers, development partners and wind energy experts from developing countries in order to realise the offshore wind potential in … Continue reading GWEC and World Bank host intergovernmental delegation for offshore wind power in emerging markets

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Oman mulls thermal concentrated solar power project

The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) — the sole procurer of new electricity and water capacity under the Sector Law — is mulling plans to set up the first-ever solar thermal project to support the future energy requirements of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Duqm. The concentrated solar power plant will only … Continue reading Oman mulls thermal concentrated solar power project

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Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Vestas’ wind turbines for a 415 MW wind farm

A consortium formed by EDF Renewables and Masdar has placed a 415 MW wind power order for the Dumat Al Jandal wind farm in the Al Jouf region of Saudi Arabia. The project will be the country’s first utility-scale wind farm, showcasing the increasing competitiveness of wind energy globally. The order is an engineering, procurement … Continue reading Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Vestas’ wind turbines for a 415 MW wind farm

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IRENA and RES4Africa Partner to Accelerate Renewables in Africa

New agreement pursues sustainable development and climate goals in Africa by increasing renewable energy deployment. IRENA and the RES4Africa Foundation have agreed to cooperate to increase the speed of renewable energy development in Africa in the pursuit of the continent’s sustainable development and climate goals. The ‘Letter of Intent’ signed on 15 July 2019 in … Continue reading IRENA and RES4Africa Partner to Accelerate Renewables in Africa

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Wind power in Argentina: Genneia will build two wind farms in Chubut

The company Genneia obtained a 15-year loan for US $ 131.5 million from the German bank KfW for the construction and commissioning of two wind power plants in Chubut. The financing agreements consist of a 15-year, non-recourse guaranteed loan with 75% of the total wind farm project cost debt, granted by the German entity Kreditanstalt für … Continue reading Wind power in Argentina: Genneia will build two wind farms in Chubut

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Wind power and solar will produce half of the world’s electricity

The big reductions that will be in the costs of the ecological technology, the solar energy and the wind energy of the world for 2050. Thus it was projected Bloomberg in a new New Energy Outlook 2019 (NEO). In addition, it has been pointed out that these technologies have been reduced to more than 20 … Continue reading Wind power and solar will produce half of the world’s electricity

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SWEPCO plans to add 810 megawatts of wind energy by 2022

SWEPCO provides customers with 469 megawatts of wind power under PPA agreements. Electric utility Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a company of Columbus, Ohio-based American Electric Power, announced Monday (July 15) it will add 810 megawatts of wind energy by 2022 as part of the company’s long-term plan to increase the use of renewable energy … Continue reading SWEPCO plans to add 810 megawatts of wind energy by 2022

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GWEC launches newest Policy Pulse on Argentina wind power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched a Policy Pulse report on Argentina, which provides qualitative analysis of the political and macroeconomic headwinds steering the wind sector and the measures needed to unlock greater wind power potential. Argentina is a promising market with some of the best wind resources in the world. Wind energy … Continue reading GWEC launches newest Policy Pulse on Argentina wind power

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A.P. Moller Holding to acquire KK Group A/S

A.P. Møller Holding A/S (A.P. Moller Holding) has agreed to acquire KK Group A/S from SoLix Group AB. KK Group’s main activities are realized through KK Wind Solutions, a leading global supplier of power electronics solutions to the wind turbine industry. KK Wind Solutions has been a leader in the wind industry since the 1970s … Continue reading A.P. Moller Holding to acquire KK Group A/S

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Wind energy in Australia: Goldwind wind turbines for Biala wind farm

Goldwind has been awarded a contract for the supply of Goldwind wind turbines for the Biala Wind Farm project in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. The wind farm, owned by BJCE Australia, will consist of 31 x GW140/3.57MW Goldwind wind turbines at 110 metre hub height and 108.5 megawatts installed capacity. “Goldwind is … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: Goldwind wind turbines for Biala wind farm

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Wind energy in Argentina: Genneia starts operation of Pomona I wind farm

The wind farm of 100 megawatts, is located northeast of the Patagonian province of Río Negro and has 26 Nordex wind turbines, arranged in a plot of 1,365 hectares.Genneia, the Argentine company specializing in renewable energies received the commercial authorization for the start-up of its ‘Pomona I’ wind farm after an investment of US $ … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: Genneia starts operation of Pomona I wind farm

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The wind power of Aragon doubles only with the fifty wind farms under construction

Aragón will become a power in renewable energies with the billion-dollar investment in progress. Only half a hundred wind farms under construction, mainly in the province of Zaragoza, will almost double the installed wind energy capacity in the last thirty years. The official data of Red Eléctrica Española (REE) indicate that there are currently 1,929 … Continue reading The wind power of Aragon doubles only with the fifty wind farms under construction

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Wind power in Bangladesh: extends bid submission deadline

The government has extended the bid submission deadline of three wind power projects by one month at the request of the bidders. The plants, with 50 MW capacity each, will be set up in Chandpur’s Kachua, Khulna’s Mongla, and Cox’s Bazar’s Inani beach, reports UNB. Official sources said state-owned Power Development Board (PDB), which invited … Continue reading Wind power in Bangladesh: extends bid submission deadline

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Scotland’s wind energy output at record high during first 6 months of year

Scotland’s wind turbines produced enough electricity to power almost double the number of homes in Scotland between January and June 2019 Wind power output at record high during first 6 months of year. Scotland’s renewable electricity output soared in the first half of the year, providing enough energy to power homes from Harris to Harrogate, … Continue reading Scotland’s wind energy output at record high during first 6 months of year

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IPPs intend to supply 2,150 MW of wind power in Egypt

Sources at the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy reveal ongoing discussions with several independent power producers (IPPs). They propose to build wind farms capable of producing up to 2,150 MW. The Egyptian government has set itself the goal of consuming 20% of electricity produced from clean sources by 2022. The country has also … Continue reading IPPs intend to supply 2,150 MW of wind power in Egypt

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Auctions of wind power canceled until 2021 in Mexico

The president of the Mexican Association of Wind Energy (AMDEE), Leopoldo Rodríguez Olivé, said during 2019 that 1,800 megawatts of wind turbines will be added to the national generation park, to reach more than 6,800 megawatts in 13 wind farm entities in the country, making Mexico is the second largest wind producer in Latin America … Continue reading Auctions of wind power canceled until 2021 in Mexico

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Pre-qualification phase for the Noor Midelt II Concentrated Solar Power project launched in Morocco

The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) has just launched a call for pre-qualification (RfQ) for the second plant of the Noor Midelt solar thermal and photovoltaic complex (Noor Midelt II), as part of the development of the solar complex Noor Midelt. This call, which also comes after the auction of the Noor Midelt I … Continue reading Pre-qualification phase for the Noor Midelt II Concentrated Solar Power project launched in Morocco

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IRENA Puts Renewables Centre-Stage at UN High-Level Meeting

‘There can be no sustainable development without renewables’ – that was the takeaway from the 17th IRENA Council which concluded recently in Abu Dhabi. It was a message the Agency’s Director-General Francesco La Camera reinforced at every opportunity and a message that will once again take centre-stage during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) … Continue reading IRENA Puts Renewables Centre-Stage at UN High-Level Meeting

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Masdar to pursue wind energy and solar power in Armenia

Abu Dhabi’s clean energy company Masdar said it is pursuing renewable energy opportunities in Armenia, a nation with “considerable” potential for solar and wind energy development. Masdar and Armenian National Interests Fund signed an agreement to explore collaboration in solar photovoltaic (PV) energy, onshore wind power and floating solar power, the company said in a … Continue reading Masdar to pursue wind energy and solar power in Armenia

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ADVANCED ROUTE PLANNING HELPS TRANSPORT 61 WIND TURBINES IN CHILE

To transport the components, the contractor turned to ALE. Each wind turbine was made of concrete segments, as well as a nacelle, which houses the generator; a hub, to which the blades are attached; and the blades themselves. In total, there were 976 components. Chile’s Energy Route 2018-2022 is an initiative that hopes to bring … Continue reading ADVANCED ROUTE PLANNING HELPS TRANSPORT 61 WIND TURBINES IN CHILE

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