An exclusive event is headed to the Northwest

The northwestern region of the United States is thriving. Utility resource planning and replacement power (from retiring power plants) is setting the region up for significant wind energy growth, on top of growing renewable portfolio standard demand from Oregon and Washington. To seize these growth opportunities the industry must lead important discussions and make critical … Continue reading An exclusive event is headed to the Northwest

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Nordex installs multi-megawatt turbine on 134 metre tubular steel tower for the first time

In February this year the Nordex Group installed a 3 MW turbine on a 134 metre tubular steel tower in a test field operated by windtest grevenbroich gmbh for GP Joule, a project developer. Prior to this the manufacturer had always installed its turbines with hub heights in excess of 120 metres in continental Europe … Continue reading Nordex installs multi-megawatt turbine on 134 metre tubular steel tower for the first time

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Vestas seals 557 MW fleet-wide service deal in Australia with Infigen

Infigen Energy and Vestas have signed fleet-wide long-term service agreements for 557 MW of Vestas and Suzlon turbines. With the deal, Vestas will provide maintenance to Infigen’s entire operating fleet until the end of their design life, including all their Suzlon wind turbines.   The service agreements cover Infigen’s entire operating wind portfolio comprising 368 … Continue reading Vestas seals 557 MW fleet-wide service deal in Australia with Infigen

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Vestas receives orders totalling 33 MW in Austria

Vestas receives orders for 10 turbines from Energie Burgenland Windkraft GmbH and ImWind GmbH, highlighting the versatility of the 4 MW platform. The firm and unconditional orders are for one project, the Parndorf wind park in eastern Austria. The Parndorf wind park highlights Vestas’ 4 MW platform’s versatility and employs a highly customised solution consisting … Continue reading Vestas receives orders totalling 33 MW in Austria

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AWEA statement on White House Energy Week

The following is a statement from Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on President Trump’s Energy Week remarks: “We support President Trump’s strategic vision to seek American energy dominance. The wind industry — America’s largest source of renewable energy capacity — stands ready to do our part implementing the President’s vision … Continue reading AWEA statement on White House Energy Week

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China will have 403 GW of installed wind energy capacity by 2026

A focus on decreasing curtailment of wind power by the end of 2020 will support an annual average of 25GW+ during the Fourteenth Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) according to MAKE’s China Wind Power Outlook 2017. The 10-year wind power outlook for China consists of steady annual capacity additions from 2017 to 2026 resulting in a cumulative … Continue reading China will have 403 GW of installed wind energy capacity by 2026

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Norwegian firms urged to invest in domestic offshore wind power

Crisis-driven Norwegian oil suppliers that turn towards rapidly growing offshore wind power market abroad are urged to invest in domestic market, newspaper Aftenposten reported Wednesday. While the companies use the golden opportunity to build offshore wind power parks abroad, there is a lack of interest for the industry development in the home country, the report … Continue reading Norwegian firms urged to invest in domestic offshore wind power

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DONG Energy announces further consultation dates for offshore wind farm Hornsea Project Three

DONG Energy will return to Norfolk in September to exhibit new information and once again seek the community’s views on its proposed offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project Three. This will be the third round of community consultation events held by DONG Energy to ensure the project develops in a way that is appropriate to the … Continue reading DONG Energy announces further consultation dates for offshore wind farm Hornsea Project Three

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€4 million EU funding for proposed electricity link between France and Ireland

A project to build an interconnector linking for the first time the French and Irish electricity systems will today be awarded a €4 million grant from the European Commission. The Celtic Interconnector will make it possible for energy to be traded more freely between EU countries, enhancing Ireland’s security of energy supply and allowing the … Continue reading €4 million EU funding for proposed electricity link between France and Ireland

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Ohio lawmakers fail to fix wind energy setback rule in budget

The Ohio House of Representatives has insisted upon removing an important fix to wind turbine setback policy from the state’s proposed biennial budget, after Senate lawmakers advanced a compromise measure last week. Adopted in 2014 with no public debate, Ohio’s current wind turbine setbacks are among the country’s most restrictive and have essentially functioned as … Continue reading Ohio lawmakers fail to fix wind energy setback rule in budget

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WINDPOWER 2017: A wind vet’s first trip to the big show

I’ve worked in the wind industry in one way or another for over a decade—but I’ve never been to WINDPOWER. I’ve spent my time in the field, building wind farms and climbing uptower for maintenance and repairs. Along with my day-to-day job as a wind tech in Milford, Utah, I’m also the founder of Tower … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2017: A wind vet’s first trip to the big show

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Wind power in China: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

The firm and unconditional order is for Xuanhuihe project in Yanshan County of northern China’s Hebei Province. It includes supply and supervision of installation as well as an Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service contract, guaranteeing a defined level of availability and performance.   Further, the order also includes VestasOnline® Business, our unique SCADA system … Continue reading Wind power in China: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Ecosse Subsea Systems complete Beatrice Wind Farm clearance

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has completed a 14-day seabed clearance project on the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd project, located approximately 13km off the Caithness coast. ESS deployed its SCAR2 Seabed System from the Siem Ruby vessel on behalf of client Siem Offshore Contractors. Several hundred boulders were removed over a 15km route in water depths … Continue reading Ecosse Subsea Systems complete Beatrice Wind Farm clearance

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U.S. Conference of Mayors passes 100 percent renewable resolution

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, a bipartisan group representing 1,400 mayors across the country, just adopted a resolution to encourage cities to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. The move follows big 100 percent renewable announcements in recent months from cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Portland, Ore., and Salt Lake City. Many smaller municipalities, … Continue reading U.S. Conference of Mayors passes 100 percent renewable resolution

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Future of Offshore Wind Energy Market

The recent statement signed by Germany, Denmark and Belgium on 6th June is an acknowledgement of the importance of offshore wind as a viable source of energy for Europe. Speaking about these developments and the future of offshore wind, presentations will be given during the Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2017. Nick Gardiner, Managing Director, Green Investment … Continue reading Future of Offshore Wind Energy Market

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RES and partners opened the 240 MW Ararat wind farm in Australia

RES and development partners have officially opened the 240MW Ararat wind farm in the Australian state of Victoria. The $450m project comprises 75 GE 3.2-103 machines and has an agreement to provide the Australian Capital Territory with 40% of electricity produced from the site. It was constructed by GE and Downer, while RES, GE, Partners Group … Continue reading RES and partners opened the 240 MW Ararat wind farm in Australia

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ABB’s microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy

ABB will provide an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimize operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity.  The island is … Continue reading ABB’s microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy

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Westwood Global Energy Group predicts sharp rise in offshore wind power expenditure

Westwood Global Energy Group (WGEG)’s annual World Offshore Wind Market Forecast contains country-by-country forecasts, detailing capital expenditure (Capex), operating expenditure (Opex), capacity and long-term renewables target. WGEG expects global Capex in offshore wind to rise to €402bn between 2017-2026.     The annual peak is expected to be in 2020 at €47bn, up from €13bn … Continue reading Westwood Global Energy Group predicts sharp rise in offshore wind power expenditure

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