11 new partners enter in the Spanish Wind Energy Association in the last two months

The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) has welcomed eleven new members who have joined our association from the end of February until this week: Bird & Bird, Preditec, Sermec II, Krilinex Power Solutions, ABEI Energy, BayWA , Principle Power, AleaSoft, FE Energy, Voltalia and Avintia Energía. And so far this year there have been 16 … Continue reading 11 new partners enter in the Spanish Wind Energy Association in the last two months

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Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit – Taiwan

Today the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) are hosting the Global Offshore Wind Summit – Taiwan with the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative. This is the official event for the offshore wind industry in Taiwan, gathering both local and global investment groups, energy companies, project developers and regulators … Continue reading Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit – Taiwan

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Wind power production in Brazil in the first half of April increased by 11.1% per year

Wind energy production in Brazil in the first half of April increased by 11.1% per year to 3,192 megawatts (MWA), according to preliminary data released by the Chamber of Electricity Commercialization (CCEE). The share of wind energy rose from 4.3% to 4.8% the previous year, according to data from the CCEE published in the InfoMercado … Continue reading Wind power production in Brazil in the first half of April increased by 11.1% per year

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Wind energy in Canada: Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for a wind farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced that it has signed a contract to supply and commission 43 SG 4.5-145 wind turbines, with flexible rating up to 4.8 MW, for a wind power project in Canada with an undisclosed customer. The order is for a nominal capacity of 194 MW. The SG 4.5-145 will be the … Continue reading Wind energy in Canada: Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for a wind farm

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The wind energy drops the average price of the market to € 29 / MWh in Spain

Today Thursday is the day in which the average price of the lowest electricity market of the last 12 months is being marked, with 29 euros / MWh. And is that the generation of wind power in Spain has been very high. According to REE data, the demand share covered by wind turbines is reaching … Continue reading The wind energy drops the average price of the market to € 29 / MWh in Spain

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WINDPOWER 2019: Why we’re celebrating Wind+

American wind power emerged from 2018 stronger than ever, now with the ability to power 30 million homes after eight percent capacity growth last year. The newly released U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2018 reveals U.S. wind power supports a record 114,000 jobs, over 500 domestic factories, and more than $1 billion … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2019: Why we’re celebrating Wind+

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Russia does not have a strong commitment to renewable energy compared to most countries

Russian hydropower company RusHydro has launched a wind power plant in Russia’s Arctic region. It’s far from a signal that fossil-fuel-hungry Russia is going green, but it’s a start. Russian company RusHydro has launched a 900-kilowatt (KW) wind power plant in the Arctic settlement of Tiksi in the Yakutia region in Russia’s Far East. Some … Continue reading Russia does not have a strong commitment to renewable energy compared to most countries

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Taiwan plans to increase offshore wind energy capacity

Taiwan is aiming to increase its offshore wind energy generation capacity by 5 gigawatts over a five year period, starting in 2026, the Bureau of Energy (BOE) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs said Thursday. Speaking at a trade conference in Taipei, deputy head of the BOE Lee Chun-li (???) said the plans for the … Continue reading Taiwan plans to increase offshore wind energy capacity

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Siemens Gamesa secures two wind energy orders in the U.S. for its SG 4.5-145 wind turbine totaling 487 MW

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected by EDF Renewables North America to supply turbines for the Coyote and Oso Grande projects, located in the United States. The deals further confirm the commercial success of the SG 4.5-145 and feature a service and maintenance agreement for Siemens Gamesa’s premium maintenance program, offering the best in scale … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa secures two wind energy orders in the U.S. for its SG 4.5-145 wind turbine totaling 487 MW

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France now the only Member State with floating wind energy in its NECP draft

On 24 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson chaired the first plenary session at FOWT 2019, the world’s largest floating offshore wind event. The event comes at a time when Europe’s ambition for floating offshore wind is nowhere near where it needs to be. Dickson noted that, while Europe remains the global leader in fixed-bottom offshore … Continue reading France now the only Member State with floating wind energy in its NECP draft

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Xcel Energy acquires two wind farms in South Dakota & Minnesota

The move comes as part of Xcel’s strategic plans to deliver 85% carbon-free electricity in the Upper Midwest region by 2030. U.S. electric services company, Xcel Energy Inc. has recently completed the purchase of two wind energy projects that will add capacity to its expanding Upper Midwest wind energy portfolio. According to reliable sources, the … Continue reading Xcel Energy acquires two wind farms in South Dakota & Minnesota

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E.ON, Kyuden Mirai Energy to develop Japan’s offshore wind energy industry

E.ON and Kyuden Mirai Energy signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop offshore wind power projects in Japan. The cooperation is focused on fixed bottom projects and starts with a study to jointly select a project for development, construction and operations in the Kyushu area, the southernmost island of Japan. The companies may consider expanding … Continue reading E.ON, Kyuden Mirai Energy to develop Japan’s offshore wind energy industry

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Innovative support structure for offshore wind turbines

Offshore wind-turbine generators (WTG) can be realised even in deepwater areas using floating foundations. TÜV SÜD certified the innovative support structure, developed by an industrial consortium headed by ESTEYCO. The certificate was handed over at WindEurope 2019 in Bilbao. ELISA/ELICAN is the pilot project of an industrial consortium under the leadership of Spanish engineering and … Continue reading Innovative support structure for offshore wind turbines

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EDP Renováveis announces an agreement for the rotation of wind energy assets in Europe for 800 million euros

EDP Renováveis (Euronext: EDPR), a world leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the most important wind power producers in the world, has signed a sales agreement with institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management (“JP Morgan”) to sell all of EDPR’s shareholding and the outstanding equity loans in an operating portfolio … Continue reading EDP Renováveis announces an agreement for the rotation of wind energy assets in Europe for 800 million euros

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New report on renewable portfolio standards misses the mark

The University of Chicago (UCH) released a “working paper” this week examining renewable portfolio standards (RPSs). Unfortunately, it’s based on false pretenses and uses a questionable economic model to claim RPSs are substantially more costly to consumers than previously thought. While it is important to understand the effectiveness and impacts of these programs, the authors’ … Continue reading New report on renewable portfolio standards misses the mark

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General Mills Signs Virtual PPA for 200 Megawatts of Wind Power

General Mills recently announced it signed a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture partnership between RES (Renewable Energy Systems) and Steelhead Americas, for 200 megawatts (MW) of its Maverick Creek wind project. The wind project, located in central Texas, will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills … Continue reading General Mills Signs Virtual PPA for 200 Megawatts of Wind Power

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Wind energy in Poland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has received a 132 MW wind power order from Windfarm Polska III sp. z o.o., owned by Stadtwerke München (SWM), for the Jasna wind power project Pomorskie Voivodship, in northern Poland. Underlining the strong competitiveness of wind energy, the project was awarded at the Polish wind-solar energy auction held in November last year, which … Continue reading Wind energy in Poland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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New industry research effort on wildlife takes flight with seven new promising projects

Wind power is once again taking the lead on wildlife conservation. At AWEA’s Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference, the Wind Wildlife Research Fund (WWRF), an industry-led initiative to pool investment for wind and wildlife solutions, announced support for seven research projects aimed at tackling the industry’s most difficult wildlife challenges. The initiatives are … Continue reading New industry research effort on wildlife takes flight with seven new promising projects

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TransWest Express Transmission Project passes another major development hurdle

American families and businesses will soon have access to more affordable, reliable clean energy thanks to a unanimous decision from the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council approving the TransWest Express (TWE) Transmission Project on April 19. The long-distance, high-voltage transmission line will reliably deliver large amounts of energy, including cost-saving wind power, to help power homes and … Continue reading TransWest Express Transmission Project passes another major development hurdle

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Sam Enfield receives AWEA’s Special Achievement Award

Sam Enfield, Investment Director at MAP Royalty, was recognized last month with a Special Achievement Award at AWEA’s Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in recognition of an unparalleled career in wind development and siting. AWEA’s Special Achievement Awards are not common occasions. They’re reserved for a select few who have gone … Continue reading Sam Enfield receives AWEA’s Special Achievement Award

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