Leeward Renewable Energy and GE Complete Repowering and Financing For Sweetwater 1 & 2 Wind Farms

Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC (“Leeward”) and GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the successful completion of the repowering of the combined capacity 136 MW Sweetwater 1 & 2 wind farms in Nolan County, Texas. GE Renewable Energy is the wind turbine provider for the project and GE Energy Financial Services provided tax equity financing. The Sweetwater … Continue reading Leeward Renewable Energy and GE Complete Repowering and Financing For Sweetwater 1 & 2 Wind Farms

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PNE WIND wins 71MW capacity in Turkey’s wind energy auction

PNE WIND has won a tender for the construction of 71.4MW wind farm in Turkey. At the end of December 2017, the “Köseler” wind farm project (71.4 MW) was awarded a contract in the 260 MW tender for the Canakkale region in western Turkey. In total, projects with approx. 5,000 MW participated in the tender. … Continue reading PNE WIND wins 71MW capacity in Turkey’s wind energy auction

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Wind industry Executives advocate market scale and ramping up R&I funding for renewables

On 9 January, EU Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete hosted the first meeting of the Clean Energy Industrial Forum dedicated to renewables. A group of 25 industry Executives representing a broad range of renewable energy technologies was convened by the Commission to outline priorities for enhancing Europe’s competitiveness in renewables, with an emphasis … Continue reading Wind industry Executives advocate market scale and ramping up R&I funding for renewables

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Siemens Gamesa to supply newest 8 MW direct-drive offshore turbine to 500 MW Saint Brieuc project in France

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply its new 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the SG 8.0-167 DD, to 500 MW Saint Brieuc project off Bretagne coasts. The ordered direct drive wind turbine will replace Adwen’s AD 8-180 model after Siemens Gamesa has decided to focus on offshore direct drive platform. The switch to the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply newest 8 MW direct-drive offshore turbine to 500 MW Saint Brieuc project in France

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Invenergy funds 202.5-MW Nebraska wind farm

Invenergy announced that it has completed construction financing for its 202.5-MW Upstream Wind Energy Center in Antelope County, Nebraska. “We are pleased to have reached financial close for our Upstream Wind project, which will help deliver clean, reliable energy to the state of Nebraska,” said Meghan Schultz, Senior Vice President, Structured Finance at Invenergy. “The Upstream … Continue reading Invenergy funds 202.5-MW Nebraska wind farm

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Nordex awarded three major contracts for a total of 820 MW in the United States

The Nordex Group finished out 2017 with strong tail-wind from the United States. In December, two large international utilities ordered a combined 263 AW125/3000 and AW125/3150 turbines for three wind farms. This is equivalent to an installed capacity of around 820 megawatts (MW). Delivery of the turbines is to commence in summer 2018. One of … Continue reading Nordex awarded three major contracts for a total of 820 MW in the United States

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Wind energy industry encouraged by FERC’s direction on grid resilience

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today praised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its unanimous decision to terminate the proceeding it had opened to address the Department of Energy’s Proposed Rule on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing, and instead initiate a new proceeding to evaluate the resilience of America’s bulk electric power system. “Every … Continue reading Wind energy industry encouraged by FERC’s direction on grid resilience

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Help us tell wind power’s job creation story

There’s an important opportunity to tell the story of wind power’s 50-state job creation, and we need your help to tell it. The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) is currently seeking critical data on jobs from the wind industry and other energy sectors via an online survey, available here. Take a moment to … Continue reading Help us tell wind power’s job creation story

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MHI Vestas expands UK operational footprint

Company executives, joined by Warrington North MP Helen Jones, gather today in Warrington for official opening of the firm’s largest administrative and support office in the UK. Ushering in a new era for offshore wind park support, MHI Vestas is opening a new office in Warrington. The dedicated space will immediately occupy 22 offshore wind … Continue reading MHI Vestas expands UK operational footprint

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Eolus appoints Veidekke as balance of plant contractor for wind farms

Eolus has signed an agreement with Veidekke regarding design and construction of roads, foundations and internal electrical grid for the wind farms Kråktorpet and Nylandsbergen. The agreement is a turn-key construction contract for the wind farms comprising a total of 232 MW. On December 23, 2017, Eolus announced, through a press release, a sales agreement … Continue reading Eolus appoints Veidekke as balance of plant contractor for wind farms

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North Sea Wind Power Hub to supply renewable energy to 80 million

The North Sea Wind Power Hub, an artificial island in the North Sea that could supply renewable energy to 80 million people in Europe is set to open in 2027. The hub will send electricity via long-distance cables to six European countries. According to the plans, a 2.3 square mile (6 square kilometers) island will … Continue reading North Sea Wind Power Hub to supply renewable energy to 80 million

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Enel becomes the largest wind energy player in Oklahoma

Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its US-based renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), started operations of the Thunder Ranch wind farm, which has a capacity of around 298 MW, and of the Red Dirt wind facility, which has a capacity of around 300 MW, both located in Oklahoma. As a result, EGPNA has … Continue reading Enel becomes the largest wind energy player in Oklahoma

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Wind energy supplied 43.6% of Denmark’s energy in 2017

Denmark set a new renewable energy record in 2017 by obtaining nearly half of its power from wind. The renewable source supplied 43.6 percent of electricity demand, beating the nation’s prior record of 42 percent in 2015. In just a few years, the country could obtain 50 percent of its power from wind. Denmark’s wind … Continue reading Wind energy supplied 43.6% of Denmark’s energy in 2017

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Route being finalized for $4.5 billion Oklahoma wind farm project

The route for a $4.5 billion wind farm project in Oklahoma is being finalized. The Wind Catcher Energy Connection project includes a wind farm, a 350-mile power line and two substations. The wind farm would be built on 300,000 acres in Cimarron and Texas counties with a power line connecting the farm to Tulsa. The … Continue reading Route being finalized for $4.5 billion Oklahoma wind farm project

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Rain, sleet or snow – wind works as part of a resilient grid

Extreme weather like this week’s plunging temperatures is becoming easier for power grid operators to manage, thanks to an increasingly diverse electricity supply including more low-cost, reliable wind generation. The strength of the U.S. electricity system is on display this week even as “one of the strongest East Coast winter storms in modern history” descends … Continue reading Rain, sleet or snow – wind works as part of a resilient grid

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Nordex to install 191 MW for new customers in Spain

The Nordex Group is benefiting increasingly from the renaissance of the Spanish wind power market: utility Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables (GNFR) has now ordered 58 AW132/3300 from the company in December. The contract covers the installation of six wind farms as well as multi-year services for the turbines. Construction of the first turbines will commence … Continue reading Nordex to install 191 MW for new customers in Spain

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Terna Energy announces completion of new wind farm in the US

Terna Energy, a member of the GEK Terna Group, on Wednesday announced the completion and commencement of commercial operations of a wind farm in the United States, ANA reports. The construction of the Fluvanna I Wind farm in Scurry County, Texas started in December 2016 and was completed in less than 12 months, the company … Continue reading Terna Energy announces completion of new wind farm in the US

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Consumers Energy Starts Operations of Cross Winds® Energy Park II in Michigan’s Thumb

Consumers Energy announced today that Cross Winds® Energy Park II in Tuscola County’s Columbia Township began serving customers and contributing 44 megawatts of renewable energy in Michigan. “With excitement and pride, we have ‘flipped the switch’ for Phase II of our Cross Winds Energy Park to meet more of Michigan’s demand for energy with renewable … Continue reading Consumers Energy Starts Operations of Cross Winds® Energy Park II in Michigan’s Thumb

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15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

111 CSP projects with total capacity of 9GW took part in the application of the 1st batch of 1.349GW China 20 CSP pilot projects in September 2016. Till now, 15 months have passed, China official National Energy Administration indicated that according to the construction status of the 1st batch of CSP pilot projects, China would … Continue reading 15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

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Cuomo: State to seek 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday said the state will seek solicitations for “at least” 800 megawatts of offshore wind power this year and next, following his call for 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind in the state by 2030. The announcement, in the governor’s State of the State address, further asserts the state’s role in … Continue reading Cuomo: State to seek 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy

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