Wind energy experts line-up for September’s energy transition event

Keynote speakers at the Global Power & Energy Leaders’ Summit will examine the long-term change in the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed With the core theme of the global energy transition, the Global Power & Energy Leaders’ Summit at GPEX 2018 will address important commercial, regulatory, geopolitical and technical issues impacting the future … Continue reading Wind energy experts line-up for September’s energy transition event

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U.S. wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

The fast-growing clean sector now employs 105,500 men and women across all 50 states after a bumper year of 9 percent growth, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “American wind power reached new heights for energy generated and US jobs in 2017. And don’t be surprised when the industry continues to break records,” … Continue reading U.S. wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

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Siemens Gamesa wins 140 MW of wind power orders in India

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won multiple wind power orders for a total of 140 MW from several industrial customers and a leading independent power producer (IPP) in India. Specifically, the company will handle the entire infrastructure needed to operate these projects (with installed capacity ranging between 2 MW and 58 MW), together with the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa wins 140 MW of wind power orders in India

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Wind energy capacity addition to increase to 3 GW in 2019 in India

The capacity addition in the wind power sector is expected to improve to about 3 gigawatts in FY 2019, after witnessing a weak performance in FY2018. The wind energy sector witnessed a capacity addition of only 1.7 GW in FY2018, which is a significant drop from the 5.5 GW capacity added in FY2017, according to … Continue reading Wind energy capacity addition to increase to 3 GW in 2019 in India

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Alliant Energy to add more wind energy in Iowa

Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company received approval to increase its wind expansion program from the Iowa Utilities Board. By 2020, the company now plans to add 1,000 megawatts of new wind energy in Iowa – enough clean energy to power 430,000 Iowa homes. In Iowa, the company plans to have invested $1.8 billion in cost-competitive … Continue reading Alliant Energy to add more wind energy in Iowa

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E.ON announces project commissioning of Rampion offshore wind farm

The construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm in the British Channel has made significant progress. All 116 turbines are online and feed renewable energy into the grid. The Rampion thus reaches its maximum generation capacity of 400 megawatts, which can supply almost 350,000 households. Further work will have to be completed in the coming … Continue reading E.ON announces project commissioning of Rampion offshore wind farm

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Top six wind energy trends in 2017

AWEA released its 2017 Annual Market report today, and it’s full of new data and positive industry trends observed over the past year. There’s a lot of good news to share, and the full report is definitely worth a read, but here are a few key takeaways you need to know: More families and businesses … Continue reading Top six wind energy trends in 2017

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Wind powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

Wind power, the largest source of U.S. renewable electricity generating capacity, now supplies more than 30 percent of the electricity in four states, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, after strong growth in 2017. Industry leaders released the news from the state capitol in New Mexico, a rising star for wind power. New Mexico added … Continue reading Wind powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

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Saudi Arabia receives four bids for first wind power project

Saudi Arabia received four bids for the first wind-power project it tendered to international companies, without revealing information about the offers. The bidders for the 400-megawatt project are ACWA Power, the renewable energy units of European utilities Electricite de France and Enel, and Engie’s International Power, according to a notice Tuesday from the Energy Ministry’s … Continue reading Saudi Arabia receives four bids for first wind power project

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Industry maturity and competition for green assets bring €51bn of wind energy investments in 2017

Europe invested a total of €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017.  The development of new farms accounted for €22.3bn of this. This is according to WindEurope’s ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report released today. The rest of the investment went on the refinancing of existing wind farms, the acquisition of projects and of companies involved in wind and … Continue reading Industry maturity and competition for green assets bring €51bn of wind energy investments in 2017

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WindEurope CEO calls on German policymakers to show leadership on Clean Energy Package at the Bundestag

On Monday 18 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a lively discussion at the German parliament on the future of renewables in Europe. Dickson was speaking at the EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy) workshop in the Bundestag entitled: ‘EU Clean Energy Package: Challenges and Opportunities for the German energy transition.’ German representatives at … Continue reading WindEurope CEO calls on German policymakers to show leadership on Clean Energy Package at the Bundestag

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Siemens Gamesa secures 77 MW wind power project with MidAmerican Energy in the U.S.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been selected by MidAmerican Energy Company to supply turbines for an upcoming wind farm. The company will supply 25 SWT-2.625-120 and 5 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, totalling 77 MW, with the option to add up to 5 additional SWT-2.625-120 wind turbines for a total capacity of 90 MW. The project is … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa secures 77 MW wind power project with MidAmerican Energy in the U.S.

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Saint Lucia`s first wind farm

The development of the St Lucia`s first wind farm earmarked for construction in Anse Cannot, Dennery is still on stream. The project developer, Steve DeWolf of WindTex Energy, recently visited Saint Lucia and held fruitful discussions with Minister responsible for Energy, Hon. Stephenson King. The meeting provided a platform to discuss and resolve challenges and barriers … Continue reading Saint Lucia`s first wind farm

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Suzlon commissions 626 MW in FY18

Wind Energy Major, Suzlon Group, on Monday said that it has commissioned 626 MW of wind power projectsi n the financial year 2017-18 (FY18), the highest installations by any player during this fiscal. With this, Suzlon has gained a market share of 35 per cent despite an extremely challenging year for the sector and several … Continue reading Suzlon commissions 626 MW in FY18

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SWEPCO Announces Louisiana Settlement Supporting Wind Catcher Energy Connection

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a unit of American Electric Power (AEP), announced a settlement agreement April 13 in the Louisiana Public Service Commission’s (LPSC) review of the company’s request for approval of the proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection. The signed settlement agreement includes SWEPCO, the LPSC General Staff, and Walmart Stores, Inc. and Sam’s … Continue reading SWEPCO Announces Louisiana Settlement Supporting Wind Catcher Energy Connection

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Building Energy Signs Agreements With the South African Energy Ministry for the Development of a 147 MW Wind Power Project in Roggeveld

Building Energy, a multinational company operating as a global integrated Independent Power Producer (IPP) in the Renewable Energy Industry, on 4 April 2018  signed Power Purchase Agreements in Johannesburg with the South African state owned utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd to build, own and operate a 147 MW wind plant in Roggeveld and a 4,7 … Continue reading Building Energy Signs Agreements With the South African Energy Ministry for the Development of a 147 MW Wind Power Project in Roggeveld

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 166 MW at four new wind farms to be developed by Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables in Spain

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has entered into new agreements with Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables for the supply of 166 MW at four wind farm developments in Spain. These projects fall under the scope of the renewable capacity allocated to the Spanish utility as part of the auction held last May. Specifically, Siemens Gamesa will … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply 166 MW at four new wind farms to be developed by Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables in Spain

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Xinjiang’s renewable energy power generation soars in Q1

New renewable energy power generation surged in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the first quarter of the year as local authorities sought to improve the energy mix. Wind and solar power generation rose 35 percent and 38 percent year on year to 7.6 billion kwh and 2.3 billion kwh, respectively, according to the … Continue reading Xinjiang’s renewable energy power generation soars in Q1

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Wyoming approval advances PacifiCorp wind expansion

The Wyoming Public Service Commission on Thursday approved PacifiCorp moving ahead with a significant wind and transmission expansion plan that would add enough new wind energy to power more than 400,000 average homes by 2020. In a bench decision, the Wyoming PSC approved a settlement agreement between PacifiCorp, the Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers, the Wyoming … Continue reading Wyoming approval advances PacifiCorp wind expansion

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Dan Juhl, Wind Energy Pioneer and CEO of Juhl Energy, Inc. Announces Retirement

Juhl Energy., (OTCPK:JUHL) (“Juhl Energy”) an established leader and pioneer in the renewable energy industry today announced that its founder and CEO, Dan Juhl, has announced his retirement effective April 12th, 2018.  Mr. Juhl will remain an advisor to the Company, as well as its chairman of the board. “I am honored to announce that … Continue reading Dan Juhl, Wind Energy Pioneer and CEO of Juhl Energy, Inc. Announces Retirement

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