More Research & Innovation essential for decarbonisation & delivering a just energy transition

On 14 and 15 November the 13th Strategic Energy Technology plan (SET-Plan) conference took place in Helsinki. The SET-Plan provides an important framework to promote the EU’s goals in energy Research and Innovation (R&I). To deliver on its ambitious climate and energy targets, Europe needs strong and fit-for-purpose innovation programmes. These will develop and improve … Continue reading More Research & Innovation essential for decarbonisation & delivering a just energy transition

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Robert Bryce continues pushing anti wind energy fallacies

Robert Bryce has a long history of promoting untruths about renewable energy. So much so that more than 50 journalists and educators once submitted a petition to then-New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane, imploring the paper to call out the special interest funding ties of op-ed writers. They used Robert Bryce as their poster … Continue reading Robert Bryce continues pushing anti wind energy fallacies

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Wind energy in Georgia, first wind farm

Investment firm Georgia Capital PLC said it will acquire Qartli Wind Firm in Georgia for USD14.4 million. Qartli is the only operational wind farm in Georgia. It operates a 21 megawatts installed capacity wind power plant, with a 47% average capacity factor. The wind farm is currently jointly owned by state companies Georgian Energy Development … Continue reading Wind energy in Georgia, first wind farm

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30% progress of Minas de Guascachaca wind power plant in Ecuador

A 30% advance has the construction of the Minas de Guascachaca Wind Power Plant, which will produce electricity with wind turbines. It is in the San Sebastián de Yuluc parish, in the Saraguro canton, in the province of Loja. This wind farm will consist of wind turbines, which will produce an installed capacity of 50 … Continue reading 30% progress of Minas de Guascachaca wind power plant in Ecuador

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Vestas wins wind energy contract from New Zealand’s Mercury

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Mercury, a New Zealand-based electricity generator and retailer. Vestas will be responsible for adding 103 MW capacity to Mercury’s Turitea windfarm near Palmerston North, increasing its energy generation capacity from 119MW to 222MW. Mercury chief executive Fraser Whineray said: “We … Continue reading Vestas wins wind energy contract from New Zealand’s Mercury

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Wind energy industry to invest $1.8bn in Colombia in next three years following successful tender

In last month’s first renewable energy auction in Colombia, 1.3GW of renewable energy capacity was awarded through 15-year PPA deals, with wind energy accounting for 1,077MW of this capacity. The wind farm projects awarded in the auction will increase renewable energy capacity from 1% today to 6%, with a goal of increasing this to 17% … Continue reading Wind energy industry to invest $1.8bn in Colombia in next three years following successful tender

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Bat and wind energy

NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, announced today that it signed a strategic agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to offer turnkey Bat Deterrent Systems, complete with installation and service, for existing Vestas turbines. The global agreement covers Vestas turbines in all … Continue reading Bat and wind energy

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Siemens Gamesa drives real change in local communities

“Before this year, we had no toilets and no water access. Now we not only finally have access to that, but the whole school has been renovated too. We can concentrate on our studies now!,” said Adam Amtot, one of the children at Daya Primary School. This is one of the eight initiatives from the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa drives real change in local communities

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Octopus acquires nine wind farms in deals worth over EUR100m from RES

Octopus Renewables, part of Octopus Group, has agreed to acquire nine wind farms across France, the UK and Ireland in two deals totalling over EUR100 million with global renewable energy company RES. The wind farms are a mix of operational and construction-ready facilities across England, Wales, Ireland and France, totalling 130MW. Six of the wind … Continue reading Octopus acquires nine wind farms in deals worth over EUR100m from RES

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City Roadmap 2050 Supports Low-Carbon Winter Olympics 2022 in China

The Chinese city of Zhangjiakou has stepped up its efforts to deploy renewable energy systems, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. The Agency’s first ever roadmap 2050 for the city of Zhangjiakou sets an example for Chinese cities to run their energy systems off coal and take advantage of renewable … Continue reading City Roadmap 2050 Supports Low-Carbon Winter Olympics 2022 in China

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Ørsted to build landmark solar & storage project

Ørsted announced today that following final investment decision from its Board of Directors it has commenced construction on the company’s first utility-scale solar plus battery storage project, the 460megawatt (MWac) Permian Energy Center. The facility is located in Andrews County, Texas, and will come online in mid-2021. Upon completion of the Permian Energy Center, Ørsted … Continue reading Ørsted to build landmark solar & storage project

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Experience with wind power auctions: From German community wind energy to the Austrian supply industry

In the course of the event “windrichtungen” (wind directions) of the Austrian Wind Energy Association IG Windkraft, Stefan Gsänger, Secretary General of the World Wind Energy Association WWEA and Stefan Schafferhofer, Director of the Business Unit Wind Energy of ELIN engines reported on the consistently negative experience with auctions in the wind sector. “After two … Continue reading Experience with wind power auctions: From German community wind energy to the Austrian supply industry

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Wind energy in Argentina: Wind turbines arrive for the Cañadón León Wind Farm

The Port of Desire is receiving wind turbines for the Cañadón León Wind Farm, located 5 kilometers from Cañadón Seco. The other two are in Koluel Kaike (The Hercules) and in Jaramillo (Bicentennial); The latter has been delivering energy for three months when it was inaugurated with the presence of provincial and national authorities. The … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: Wind turbines arrive for the Cañadón León Wind Farm

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GE Renewable Energy announces 494 MW wind turbines orders with ENGIE for wind energy projects in Oklahoma and South Dakota

Wind turbines to be installed at ENGIE’s King Plains wind farm and Triple H Wind farm. GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has been selected by ENGIE North America to supply 180 onshore wind turbines for two wind power projects. The agreements include 88 2.8-127 wind turbines for the King Plains wind project in … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy announces 494 MW wind turbines orders with ENGIE for wind energy projects in Oklahoma and South Dakota

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HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark to address WindEurope Offshore 2019 event

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will deliver the opening address at the WindEurope Offshore 2019 event on 26 November. WindEurope Offshore 2019, the world’s largest event dedicated to offshore wind, will take place in Copenhagen from 26 to 28 November. It will gather 9,000 participants and more than 400 exhibitors as the industry gears … Continue reading HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark to address WindEurope Offshore 2019 event

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E.on and RWE Renewables sign wind energy PPA for nearly 900 MW

E.ON and RWE Renewables have announced a new two-and-a-half-year agreement on purchasing the output of more than 20 British wind farms, supporting E.ON’s commitment to providing 100% renewable power for its UK customers. With this power purchase agreement (PPA), E.ON buys around 3TWh of power annually from wind farms around Great Britain, operated by RWE. … Continue reading E.on and RWE Renewables sign wind energy PPA for nearly 900 MW

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Wind energy Vestas opens factory with 624 wind turbines already ordered in Ceará

With an investment of R $ 100 million, Vestas inaugurated new unit in Aquiraz to produce the largest wind turbines of the wind power company, the V150-4.2MW. Sales volume is already the largest in the history of the segment in the country Danish Vestas, the world’s largest wind energy manufacturer, delivered yesterday its new plant … Continue reading Wind energy Vestas opens factory with 624 wind turbines already ordered in Ceará

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Nordex confirms 2019 guidance

The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) today announced that it generated consolidated sales of EUR 1,943.0 million in the first nine months of 2019 (9M 2018: EUR 1,772.9 million). As expected, the third quarter contributed significantly to this sales increase with sales of EUR 952.2 million (9M/2018: EUR 815.7 million). Gross revenue rose by 43.7 percent … Continue reading Nordex confirms 2019 guidance

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Winter is coming, Cold-related injury prevention awareness in wind energy

As winter approaches temperatures are dropping. It’s essential to be aware of cold-related injuries. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress and cold-related injuries. Extreme cold weather is a dangerous situation that can … Continue reading Winter is coming, Cold-related injury prevention awareness in wind energy

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Wind energy in Turkey, Nordex wind turbines for 248 MW wind farm

Since entering the Turkish wind power market in 2007, the Nordex Group has installed more than 2.03 GW of wind energy capacity there, representing a market share of almost 27 per cent. Now the company has again received orders from this country on the Bosporus: for its long-standing customer Boydak Enerji, the Nordex Group will … Continue reading Wind energy in Turkey, Nordex wind turbines for 248 MW wind farm

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