Pakistan all set to produce over 1,000MW of clean energy through wind power alone

Pakistan is all set to produce over 1000MW of clean electricity through wind energy alone in the current year as this is going to be a major milestone achieved towards the ultimate goal of the country to secure self-reliance in the energy sector. This was stated by the Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Energy Development … Continue reading Pakistan all set to produce over 1,000MW of clean energy through wind power alone

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New Jersey Catches Up To NY With 50% Clean Energy Bill

New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill increasing the northeastern state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030, bringing it level with those of national leaders New York and California. An interim goal of 35% renewables by 2025 was also set. The bill sets in motion plans to build 2,000 MW of energy storage … Continue reading New Jersey Catches Up To NY With 50% Clean Energy Bill

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Oklahoma holds high wind energy production marks

Oklahoma was among four states nationwide to generate at least 30 percent of the electricity produced inside state borders last year, according to a new industry report. The report published by the American Wind Energy Association shows that Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota achieved that mark for 2017. Oklahoma ranked second in the country … Continue reading Oklahoma holds high wind energy production marks

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Boralex enters into a purchase agreement to acquire the Kallista Energy Investment SAS portfolio

Boralex Inc. (TSX: BLX) (“Boralex”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a purchase agreement with Ardian Infrastructure to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Kallista Energy Investment SAS (“Kallista”), for a consideration of €129.4 million (C$202 million) and the assumption of €94 million (C$146.7 million) in project debt. The consideration will be paid by … Continue reading Boralex enters into a purchase agreement to acquire the Kallista Energy Investment SAS portfolio

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Belgium will double offshore wind energy capacity

Belgium will double the area of its North Sea waters made available to offshore wind parks after 2020, the government announced on Friday, as part of its exit strategy from nuclear power. The country has four offshore wind parks that produce 871 megawatts of power and wants to increase that capacity to 2.2 gigawatts by … Continue reading Belgium will double offshore wind energy capacity

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GE launches Hawa wind farm in Pakistan

GE Renewable Energy and Hawa Energy (Pvt.) Ltd have inaugurated the 50 MW wind farm, Hawa Power Project, in the Gharo-Keti Bandar Wind Corridor in Jhimpir, Sindh – a highly anticipated launch that seeks to further drive the growth of renewable energy in Pakistan. The project is installed with 29, 1.7-103 wind turbines, with implementation … Continue reading GE launches Hawa wind farm in Pakistan

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WindEurope engages EU policy leaders during Clean Energy Package negotiations in Bulgaria

This week saw a number of important events in Bulgaria around the ongoing policy negotiations on the EU energy transition. Bulgaria currently holds the Presidency of the EU Council and is presiding over the ongoing Clean Energy Package negotiations. Clean Energy Package negotiations The Clean Energy Package is a major talking point all over Europe. … Continue reading WindEurope engages EU policy leaders during Clean Energy Package negotiations in Bulgaria

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New order in Mexico for 100 MW in the wake of the latest wind power auction

Siemens Gamesa has secured a new order in Mexico for the supply of 100 MW as part of the last wind power auction held in the country in November 2017. This order marks a new milestone in Siemens Gamesa’s positioning in Mexico where it has cemented itself as the leading OEM in recent years. The … Continue reading New order in Mexico for 100 MW in the wake of the latest wind power auction

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Ukraine Power Resources plans to build a wind power plant in Odesa

Ukraine Power Resources plans to build a wind power plant in Odesa region, Odesa Regional State Administration’s press service has reported. According to the report, the construction of wind turbines is to begin this autumn. According to the project, it is planned to place 26 wind turbines with a total capacity of 100 megawatts in … Continue reading Ukraine Power Resources plans to build a wind power plant in Odesa

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Largest Ever Database of U.S. Wind Turbines Released

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in collaboration with public and private partners, has released the most comprehensive publicly available database yet of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics. The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) will allow unparalleled ability for government agencies and others to make planning decisions. The USWTDB, funded by the U.S. Department … Continue reading Largest Ever Database of U.S. Wind Turbines Released

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Wind energy experts line-up for September’s energy transition event

Keynote speakers at the Global Power & Energy Leaders’ Summit will examine the long-term change in the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed With the core theme of the global energy transition, the Global Power & Energy Leaders’ Summit at GPEX 2018 will address important commercial, regulatory, geopolitical and technical issues impacting the future … Continue reading Wind energy experts line-up for September’s energy transition event

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U.S. wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

The fast-growing clean sector now employs 105,500 men and women across all 50 states after a bumper year of 9 percent growth, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “American wind power reached new heights for energy generated and US jobs in 2017. And don’t be surprised when the industry continues to break records,” … Continue reading U.S. wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

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Siemens Gamesa wins 140 MW of wind power orders in India

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won multiple wind power orders for a total of 140 MW from several industrial customers and a leading independent power producer (IPP) in India. Specifically, the company will handle the entire infrastructure needed to operate these projects (with installed capacity ranging between 2 MW and 58 MW), together with the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa wins 140 MW of wind power orders in India

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Wind energy capacity addition to increase to 3 GW in 2019 in India

The capacity addition in the wind power sector is expected to improve to about 3 gigawatts in FY 2019, after witnessing a weak performance in FY2018. The wind energy sector witnessed a capacity addition of only 1.7 GW in FY2018, which is a significant drop from the 5.5 GW capacity added in FY2017, according to … Continue reading Wind energy capacity addition to increase to 3 GW in 2019 in India

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Alliant Energy to add more wind energy in Iowa

Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company received approval to increase its wind expansion program from the Iowa Utilities Board. By 2020, the company now plans to add 1,000 megawatts of new wind energy in Iowa – enough clean energy to power 430,000 Iowa homes. In Iowa, the company plans to have invested $1.8 billion in cost-competitive … Continue reading Alliant Energy to add more wind energy in Iowa

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E.ON announces project commissioning of Rampion offshore wind farm

The construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm in the British Channel has made significant progress. All 116 turbines are online and feed renewable energy into the grid. The Rampion thus reaches its maximum generation capacity of 400 megawatts, which can supply almost 350,000 households. Further work will have to be completed in the coming … Continue reading E.ON announces project commissioning of Rampion offshore wind farm

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Top six wind energy trends in 2017

AWEA released its 2017 Annual Market report today, and it’s full of new data and positive industry trends observed over the past year. There’s a lot of good news to share, and the full report is definitely worth a read, but here are a few key takeaways you need to know: More families and businesses … Continue reading Top six wind energy trends in 2017

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Wind powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

Wind power, the largest source of U.S. renewable electricity generating capacity, now supplies more than 30 percent of the electricity in four states, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, after strong growth in 2017. Industry leaders released the news from the state capitol in New Mexico, a rising star for wind power. New Mexico added … Continue reading Wind powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

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Saudi Arabia receives four bids for first wind power project

Saudi Arabia received four bids for the first wind-power project it tendered to international companies, without revealing information about the offers. The bidders for the 400-megawatt project are ACWA Power, the renewable energy units of European utilities Electricite de France and Enel, and Engie’s International Power, according to a notice Tuesday from the Energy Ministry’s … Continue reading Saudi Arabia receives four bids for first wind power project

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Industry maturity and competition for green assets bring €51bn of wind energy investments in 2017

Europe invested a total of €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017.  The development of new farms accounted for €22.3bn of this. This is according to WindEurope’s ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report released today. The rest of the investment went on the refinancing of existing wind farms, the acquisition of projects and of companies involved in wind and … Continue reading Industry maturity and competition for green assets bring €51bn of wind energy investments in 2017

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