Meet the veterans working in wind energy

The U.S. wind industry proudly hires veterans at a rate 72 percent higher than the national average, and the skills, teamwork and dedication they acquire while serving are perfect fits for wind work. Last week, we visited wind projects in Texas and Illinois to meet some of our veterans and thank them for their service.   … Continue reading Meet the veterans working in wind energy

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Renewables saved Texans $5.7 billion

Like everything in Texas, wind power is super-sized in the Lone Star State. Texas has more installed wind capacity than the Oklahoma, Iowa and California combined, the states occupying slots two through four on America’s wind leader board. In fact, only four countries in the entire world have built more wind than Texas. Now, a … Continue reading Renewables saved Texans $5.7 billion

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Belgium Propels Offshore Wind Energy

Northwester 2 in Belgium will be the world’s first offshore wind farm to feature the V164-9.5 MW wind turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. It’s full steam ahead for Belgium’s next offshore wind farm as MHI Vestas and Parkwind confirm the firm order for the supply and installation of 23 V164-9.5 MW wind turbines for … Continue reading Belgium Propels Offshore Wind Energy

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Wind turbines generated 98% of October electricity demand in Scotland

Wind turbines generated the equivalent of 98% of all Scotland’s electricity demand in October, according to new analysis. WWF Scotland said that National Grid demand for the month was 1,850,512 MWh and that almost all of this could have been provided by wind turbines, which provided record levels of power. Turbines generated the equivalent of 98% … Continue reading Wind turbines generated 98% of October electricity demand in Scotland

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Engie’s to finance Brazil wind energy with forward sales

Engie SA is in negotiations to set up contracts forward-selling wind power that would allow it to build wind farms with 300 megawatts of capacity, its chief financial officer said on Friday. Engie Brasil Energia is negotiating the contracts on the so-called free market that would allow it to build new wind farms without going … Continue reading Engie’s to finance Brazil wind energy with forward sales

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Korea Southern Power Co. Breaks Ground for 51MW Wind Power Plant in Jordan

Vestas of Denmark, a manufacturer specializing in wind turbines, participates in the wind farm as an equipment vendor. Korea Southern Power Co. announced on Nov. 9 that the company held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 51MW wind power plant in Amman, Jordan, on Nov. 6 (local time). The project was launched in 2011 at the … Continue reading Korea Southern Power Co. Breaks Ground for 51MW Wind Power Plant in Jordan

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Lake Turkana Wind Power in Loyangalani, Marsabit, is the largest wind energy project on the continent

The Sh70 billion wind farm comprises 365 wind turbines and covers 160 square kilometres. President Uhuru Kenyatta has affirmed Kenya’s support for global efforts to conserve the environment and fight against climate change. Uhuru said at the end of this month he will be launching the biggest wind power plant in Africa. Lake Turkana Wind Power … Continue reading Lake Turkana Wind Power in Loyangalani, Marsabit, is the largest wind energy project on the continent

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Recent acquisitions strengthen Boralex’s position as a leading wind farm operator

For the first nine months of 2018, Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: BLX) reported EBITDA(A) of $200 million ($233 million)1, up 9% (8%) from $183 million ($215 million) for the comparative period of 2017. EBITDA(A) for the three-month period ended September 30, 2018 was comparable to that of the corresponding quarter of 2017, that is, $39 million … Continue reading Recent acquisitions strengthen Boralex’s position as a leading wind farm operator

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Kalamazoo Valley’s Wind Turbine Technician Academy Generates Diversity

Kalamazoo Valley’s Wind Turbine Technician Academy (WTTA) provides students with a fast track to high demand jobs in an exciting field. With the push in this country to generate 20 percent of our energy with wind energy by 2030, the demand for highly trained technicians will only increase as one wind turbine technician is needed … Continue reading Kalamazoo Valley’s Wind Turbine Technician Academy Generates Diversity

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PPAs and National Energy & Climate Plans: high on Italy’s wind energy agenda

On Wednesday 7 November, WindEurope participated in the Key Wind conference in Rimini, Italy, organised by the Italian Wind Energy Association, ANEV. As the only reference wind power show in the Mediterranean basin, the Balkans and the Middle East, the event gathered high-level speakers from the Italian government, associations, businesses, banks and TSOs.   The … Continue reading PPAs and National Energy & Climate Plans: high on Italy’s wind energy agenda

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Jordan Inaugurates 50MW Wind Farm

Jordan’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala Zawati inaugurated Friday a new wind power plant in Tafileh governorate, southwest of Amman, at a total cost of $102 million. During the inauguration ceremony, Zawati said the Ministry has been developing an energy strategy to keep pace with growth in power demand in conjunction with efforts to … Continue reading Jordan Inaugurates 50MW Wind Farm

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Coastal belt holds wind power prospects in Bangladesh

Until now, only three wind turbines with 3MW of capacity have been in operation for the last couple of years in Feni and coastal Kutubdia. Bangladesh’s southern coastal belt offers potential for generating power through wind energy, according to a recently published study by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, raising hopes … Continue reading Coastal belt holds wind power prospects in Bangladesh

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New wind power projects promise to boost employment in South Africa

South Africa’s wind energy industry was under the spotlight this week at the 2018 Windaba in Cape Town. Among the key themes at this year’s event, the first event since the lifting of the REIPPP impasse, was on growing investment in the industry. Anne Henschel, managing director of Nordex South Africa and South African Wind … Continue reading New wind power projects promise to boost employment in South Africa

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University of Texas study highlights wind energy low cost

Wind power, solar and natural gas have the lowest levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) in the majority of counties across the United States, according to a new report from The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute, part of a series of white papers on the Full Cost of Electricity. The report breaks down the … Continue reading University of Texas study highlights wind energy low cost

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Storage power plant inaugurated at Curslack wind farm

Michael Westhagemann, the Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation of the City of Hamburg, today officially commissioned the storage power plant at the Curslack wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf. At the core of the system is a system linking the five wind turbines operated at the wind farm with a new battery storage facility, which is … Continue reading Storage power plant inaugurated at Curslack wind farm

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Noor Ouarzazate III central receiver concentrated solar power plant with storage completes its reliability test

The consortium formed by SENER and SEPCO III has completed the reliability test for the 150-MW Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar power plant. It is one more step in the start-up of the facility, which is nearing commercial operation and final delivery to the client. With this reliability test, which ran for ten straight days, … Continue reading Noor Ouarzazate III central receiver concentrated solar power plant with storage completes its reliability test

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GE Renewable Energy’s LM Wind Power Unit Inaugurates New Technology Center Americas Facility Near New Orleans

LM Wind Power, a unit of GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE), today announced the inauguration of a new Technology Center Americas facility to develop and test new techniques for designing and building wind turbine blades at its facility on the NASA Michoud campus outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. The new facility will provide LM Wind … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy’s LM Wind Power Unit Inaugurates New Technology Center Americas Facility Near New Orleans

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Scout Clean Energy Secures Permits for US$150 Million Wind Farm in Indiana

Scout Clean Energy (“Scout”), a Colorado based renewable energy developer and portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (“Quinbrook”), today announced the successful completion of all local permitting approvals for the 130 megawatt (MW) Bitter Ridge Wind Farm (“Bitter Ridge”) in Jay County, Indiana. Jay County Council recently granted a 10-year tax abatement for the proposed … Continue reading Scout Clean Energy Secures Permits for US$150 Million Wind Farm in Indiana

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Nestlé Waters’ Cabazon Plant Installs Third Wind Turbine

Today, Nestlé Waters North America announced the installation and operation commencement of a third wind turbine at its water bottling facility in Cabazon, California. This week also marks the sixth anniversary of the groundbreaking of the facility’s first two wind turbines in 2012.The three turbines combined have a rated capacity of approximately 22 million kilowatt … Continue reading Nestlé Waters’ Cabazon Plant Installs Third Wind Turbine

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Poland makes wind energy comeback with commitment to develop 8 GW of offshore wind power and ongoing 1 GW onshore wind turbines auction

Poland marked its return to wind energy today with the announcement of ambitious plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035. It came as Poland opened a 1 GW onshore wind auction on 5 November. Polish State Secretary for Energy, Grzegorz Tobiszowski, today announced plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by … Continue reading Poland makes wind energy comeback with commitment to develop 8 GW of offshore wind power and ongoing 1 GW onshore wind turbines auction

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