Vineyard Wind Prevails as Connecticut Chooses 804 MW Offshore Wind energy Project

Connecticut on Thursday selected Vineyard Wind’s 804-megawatt Park City project as the winner of its first offshore wind solicitation, setting up the seaport city of Bridgeport to become a significant hub for the emerging U.S. market. MHI Vestas is supplying Vineyard’s first offshore wind farm with turbines. Connecticut regulators said Vineyard won with a price … Continue reading Vineyard Wind Prevails as Connecticut Chooses 804 MW Offshore Wind energy Project

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ENGIE acquires Renvico and strengthens its growth in wind energy in Italy and in France

ENGIE announces the acquisition of Renvico from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4, and from KKR with its co-investors. The onshore wind installed capacity of the Renvico comprises 329 MW of operating wind farms of which 142 MW in Italy and 187 MW in France. Renvico further develops a … Continue reading ENGIE acquires Renvico and strengthens its growth in wind energy in Italy and in France

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Wind energy, solar energy, oil, coal, natural gas and climate change

The greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change reached a record in 2019. Scientists’ warnings abound, and much of the world has long denied the effects of nature-causing gas emissions on climate change in the planet. Now, however, there is no way to ignore the protests: the facts and research show that we are close … Continue reading Wind energy, solar energy, oil, coal, natural gas and climate change

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EIB and Iberdrola sign two financing agreements for 690 million euros for wind energy in Brazil

The EU Bank will finance with 250 million euros 15 wind farms that the company will build in northeastern Brazil. This is the first agreement signed between the entity and Neoenergia, a Brazilian subsidiary of Iberdrola. The 440 million euros allocated to Iberdrola distribution networks in Spain will strengthen these infrastructures and make them smarter … Continue reading EIB and Iberdrola sign two financing agreements for 690 million euros for wind energy in Brazil

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Europe’s Just Transition Fund must rise to the challenge

On 3 December WindEurope Deputy CEO Malgosia Bartosik called for an ambitious Just Transition Fund – a “must have” if we want the energy transition to work for all Europeans. Bartosik spoke on a panel in Brussels about financing the energy transition alongside: MEP Jerzy Buzek; Marc Lemaître, Director General for Regional and Urban development … Continue reading Europe’s Just Transition Fund must rise to the challenge

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Leading the offshore wind energy, Siemens Gamesa installs its offshore Direct Drive wind turbine number 1,000

The 1,000 wind turbines have saved approximately 29 million tons of CO2 emissions to date compared to fossil fuel generation – the equivalent of more than 6 million trips around the Earth in a car. A further 1,000 Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive offshore wind turbines have also been sold. Combined output of around 34.6 Terawatt … Continue reading Leading the offshore wind energy, Siemens Gamesa installs its offshore Direct Drive wind turbine number 1,000

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Wind power in Turkey, Nordex’ wind turbines for 77 MW wind farm

The wind turbine manufacturer has received an order from its new customer Karayel Elektrik: the Nordex Group is to install 16 N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines for the 76.8 MW “Vize-2” wind farm. The wind turbines, from the Delta4000 series, will be supplied in the 4.8 MW operating mode and the order also includes a Premium Service … Continue reading Wind power in Turkey, Nordex’ wind turbines for 77 MW wind farm

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Wind energy in Egypt, ENGIE inaugurates largest wind farm

ENGIE and its consortium partners inaugurated today the 262.5 MW Ras Ghareb wind farm, Egypt’s first private and largest wind farm. Ras Ghareb wind power project started commercial operation in October 2019, 6 weeks ahead of schedule. It is the first wind farm tendered on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) scheme in the country and is part … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt, ENGIE inaugurates largest wind farm

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Ørsted aims to invest in ‘green hydrogen’ pilot projects

Orsted and two partners secured funding in August from the British government for a “green hydrogen” project. Hydrogen gas has long been seen as a potential alternative to fossil fuels as it emits water when burned, not CO2, the greenhouse gas emitted by coal, oil and natural gas. But making hydrogen from water by electrolysis, … Continue reading Ørsted aims to invest in ‘green hydrogen’ pilot projects

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Concentrated Solar Power electricity: an essential building block for the energy transition

Abengoa highlights the key role of hybridization with concentrating solar power, wind energy and PV for the energy transition during its participation in COP25. Miguel Méndez Trigo, director of Solar Technology of the company, described it as a key solution for decarbonization during his participation in the «Solar thermal electricity: an essential building block for … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power electricity: an essential building block for the energy transition

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Grupo México Infraestructura invests in wind energy in Mexico

Grupo México Infraestructura will make an investment of 250 million dollars to build the Fenicias wind farm in the state of Nuevo León as part of its energy generation expansion strategy through clean sources. This project will be developed by Invenergy, the largest independent renewable energy company in North America. The project, which will supply … Continue reading Grupo México Infraestructura invests in wind energy in Mexico

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Wind power in Spain, Enel Green Power connects the wind farms of Campoliva II and Primoral

The wind energy plants of Campoliva II and Primoral have a capacity of 39.37 MW and 34.65 MW, may generate 119.34 GWh and 107.58 GWh respectively and add an investment of 75 million euros.The development of these wind farm plants responds to Endesa’s strategy of reaching 10.2 GW of renewable installed capacity in 2022 thanks … Continue reading Wind power in Spain, Enel Green Power connects the wind farms of Campoliva II and Primoral

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Wind energy is the energy with the greatest potential to combat climate change

Wind energy prevents the emission of 26 million tons of CO2 / year in Spain. Thanks to the 26 million tons of CO2 that the wind power avoids per year, the electricity sector is the only sector that has managed to reduce its emissions compared to 1990. The wind turbines avoided, in 2018, the import … Continue reading Wind energy is the energy with the greatest potential to combat climate change

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5 large-scale concentrated solar power plants operational and 4 to complete in China

The year of 2019 already witnessed the successful completion of two more new-built concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in China, including Luneng Haixi 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project and Power China Gonghe 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project. Together with the three operational solar thermal plants finished in 2018, China now owns 5 large-scale … Continue reading 5 large-scale concentrated solar power plants operational and 4 to complete in China

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North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

Energy Ministers from North Seas countries met today in Brussels and agreed their 2020 Work Programme on offshore wind energy deployment as a means of reaching climate neutrality by 2050. The 10 North Seas Energy Cooperation countries – Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK – agreed at their … Continue reading North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

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Vestas to deliver 101 MW of EnVentus V162-5.6 MW wind turbines for two projects in Finland

Vestas has secured a 101 MW order from Puhuri Oy, a developer and investor in wind energy for the Parhalahti and Hankila projects located in Northern Ostrobothnia in Finland. This takes Vestas’ order intake in Finland in 2019 above 800 MW with almost 600 MW of the volume contracted for the Enventus platform. Both wind … Continue reading Vestas to deliver 101 MW of EnVentus V162-5.6 MW wind turbines for two projects in Finland

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ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms

All across Iowa, rural communities reside. Driving between those communities, plots of land with hundreds of giant wind turbines are commonly seen from car windows. These wind turbines provide power to transmission systems and spread around the country, powering communities around America. But small-scale distributed wind turbines also can power local communities. In the Department … Continue reading ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms

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India’s installed wind energy capacity has surpassed the 37 GW

The information was provided by RK Singh, Union Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy, and Power, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha. The minister revealed that the cumulative installed capacity of wind power (as on 31.10.2019) in the country is 37,090.03 MW. Further adding that, so far, bids … Continue reading India’s installed wind energy capacity has surpassed the 37 GW

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Ørsted and Covestro sign the world’s largest offshore wind energy PPA

Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-performance polymer materials, has signed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with Ørsted to buy the output of 100MW from the planned Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm.  Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-performance materials headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, has signed a 10-year indexed fixed-price agreement with Ørsted, the world-leader … Continue reading Ørsted and Covestro sign the world’s largest offshore wind energy PPA

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Wind energy in Mexico, Nordex’ wind turbines for a 138 MW wind farm

Nordex has received an order to supply and install a total of 40 AW132/3300 and two AW132/3000 wind turbines with a combined rated output of 138 megawatts. The order also includes a two-year Full Service contract.  The wind power project will be built in the state of Tamaulipas in the north-east of Mexico; the installation … Continue reading Wind energy in Mexico, Nordex’ wind turbines for a 138 MW wind farm

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