Lithuania significantly steps up its wind energy ambitions with new National Energy Strategy

On 13 June, a plenary session of the Lithuanian Parliament officially adopted an ambitious National Energy Strategy which significantly steps up the country’s ambitions on renewables. According to the terms of the National Energy Strategy, Lithuania will aim for a 45% renewables share of its electricity mix by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Renewables are … Continue reading Lithuania significantly steps up its wind energy ambitions with new National Energy Strategy

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Vestas secures 442 MW order from Xcel Energy

Vestas has received an order for 442 MW of V116-2.0 MW and V110-2.0 MW turbines from Xcel Energy Inc., a national leader in wind energy. The order is part of Xcel Energy’s proposed multi-state wind expansion to add 3,680 MW of new wind generation to its system, across 12 projects located in seven states throughout … Continue reading Vestas secures 442 MW order from Xcel Energy

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Vestas receives 442 MW order in the USA

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA, comprising 216 V116-2.0 MW turbines and 10 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines, with a total capacity of 442 MW. Additional information about the project: Customer: Xcel Energy Project name(s): Undisclosed Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 442 MW Number of turbines/turbine type(s): 216 x V116-2.0 … Continue reading Vestas receives 442 MW order in the USA

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Longroad Energy places 212 MW order with Vestas for wind energy project in Texas

Vestas has received an order for 212 MW of V136-3.45 MW turbines, delivered in 3.6 Power Optimised Mode, from Longroad Energy for the Rio Bravo wind project in Texas. Including previously purchased 4 MW PTC components, the Rio Bravo wind project will be 238 MW in total upon completion. Longroad Energy acquired the Rio Bravo … Continue reading Longroad Energy places 212 MW order with Vestas for wind energy project in Texas

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The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

From niche technology, wind energy is now a global success story. The wind industry provides 260,000 quality high-skilled jobs in Europe. On a global scale, that figure is now 1.15 million. Today is Global Wind Day, an opportunity for citizens around the world to learn more about and show their support for wind power. It’s … Continue reading The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

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Australia’s biggest wind farm breaks ground

Construction has commenced on Goldwind Australia’s 530-MW Stockyard Hill wind project in Western Victoria, set to become one of the largest wind parks in the country. An official groundbreaking ceremony at the project’s site near Beaufort was held on Thursday and was attended by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio. According to … Continue reading Australia’s biggest wind farm breaks ground

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Connecticut taps Deepwater Wind for 200 MW of offshore wind power

Connecticut have selected a proposal by Deepwater Wind to supply 200 MW of offshore wind power to the state, it was announced on Wednesday. Deepwater Wind took part in a Request for Proposals (RfP) for renewable energy projects, offering to provide 200 MW of offshore wind to Connecticut from its Revolution Wind project in the Atlantic … Continue reading Connecticut taps Deepwater Wind for 200 MW of offshore wind power

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Combination of comprehensive provincial action and better national coordination is vital for renewable energy deployment in Pakistan

The World Wind Energy Association, with the support of Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs), Pakistan has conducted a study titled “Impact of 18th Constitutional Amendment on Governance of Renewable Energy in Pakistan.” The primary purpose is to analyse the impacts of devolution of power to the provinces on the governance of the renewable energy sector. It … Continue reading Combination of comprehensive provincial action and better national coordination is vital for renewable energy deployment in Pakistan

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Eni to develop its first large-scale wind farm in Kazakhstan

Eni has taken the Final Investment Decision to build, develop and operate the Badamsha plant, a 50 MW wind farm located North West of Kazakhstan. This project represents the first large scale investment in wind technology for the Company. The construction works of the plant, which is located in the Aktobe Oblast, will start in … Continue reading Eni to develop its first large-scale wind farm in Kazakhstan

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Without an ambitious national plan, France cannot meet its immense offshore wind energy potential

Tuesday, 12 June marked the opening of the International Conference on Marine Energy in Normandy. Over three days, this biennial global marine energy event will focus on the industrial development of ocean energy. The event takes place at a particularly important time both for Europe’s energy mix and for France. As EU Energy Ministers and the … Continue reading Without an ambitious national plan, France cannot meet its immense offshore wind energy potential

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European institutions strike overnight deal on 32% binding renewable energy target

Negotiators from the European Parliament and Member States agreed to increase the EU renewable energy target for 2030 to 32% with a possibility for upward revision in 2023.   This is a significant improvement over the target of at least 27% the European Commission tabled in November 2016. Dramatic progress in recent years on the … Continue reading European institutions strike overnight deal on 32% binding renewable energy target

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AWEA statement on Connecticut offshore wind energy procurement

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in response to Connecticut announcing the procurement of 200 megawatts of offshore wind: “Governor Malloy’s offshore wind leadership positions Connecticut as a first mover for this new American industry,” said Nancy Sopko, Director, Offshore Wind, American Wind Energy Association. “With demand for 1,400 megawatts of … Continue reading AWEA statement on Connecticut offshore wind energy procurement

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EDF Energies Nouvelles accelerates its growth in renewable energy in France

After exceeding its growth targets in France in 2017, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues to expand in 2018 and is ready to make a full contribution to EDF’s “Plan Solaire”. EDF Energies Nouvelles out-performed its annual growth target in France in 2017, adding 290 MW in wind power capacity over the year: the 73.5 MW Montagne … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles accelerates its growth in renewable energy in France

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Georgia Tech Faculty Win Research Awards to Advance Concentrated Solar Power

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are part of a new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to develop the next generation of concentrated solar power (CSP), a technology that uses heat from the sun to turn power-generating turbines. CSP is an alternative to the better known photovoltaic technology, which produces electricity directly from sunlight. Six … Continue reading Georgia Tech Faculty Win Research Awards to Advance Concentrated Solar Power

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Longroad Energy places 212 MW order with Vestas for wind energy project in Texas

Vestas has received an order for 212 MW of V136-3.45 MW turbines, delivered in 3.6 Power Optimised Mode, from Longroad Energy for the Rio Bravo wind project in Texas. Including previously purchased 4 MW PTC components, the Rio Bravo wind project will be 238 MW in total upon completion. Longroad Energy acquired the Rio Bravo … Continue reading Longroad Energy places 212 MW order with Vestas for wind energy project in Texas

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Offshore wind energy in Taiwan: Siemens Gamesa backs Global Wind Organization training center project

Taiwan International Windpower Training Corporation (TIWTC) and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to collaborate in establishing Global Wind Organization (GWO) training center in Taichung. With this further step Siemens Gamesa expands its support to the offshore wind industry in Taiwan and the APAC region. The company is preparing … Continue reading Offshore wind energy in Taiwan: Siemens Gamesa backs Global Wind Organization training center project

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ACCIONA starts up its first wind farm following the Energy Reform in Mexico

ACCIONA has begun the start-up of the 183-MW El Cortijo wind farm in Tamaulipas (Mexico), the first to enter service of those associated with the Energy reform in Mexico. Fifteen months after the start of construction work the company grid connected the first wind turbines, a process that will continue over the next few weeks … Continue reading ACCIONA starts up its first wind farm following the Energy Reform in Mexico

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WindEurope CEO welcomes momentum on renewables target, calls for ambitious delivery measures

Europe’s energy ministers met yesterday in Luxembourg to find common ground on the Renewable Energy Directive, a key part of the Clean Energy Package. It’s clear now that there is political momentum behind more European ambition for renewable energy. Spain, Lithuania, Sweden, Italy and Portugal all put their weight behind a 35% renewable energy target … Continue reading WindEurope CEO welcomes momentum on renewables target, calls for ambitious delivery measures

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Van Oord installs first jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE project

ScottishPower Renewables commissioned Van Oord to function as lead contractor responsible for transport and installation of the offshore wind turbine foundations, including logistics and deployment of the equipment. The wind farm’s 102 three-legged jacket foundations will be installed at depths of down to 55 m in the southern North Sea. East Anglia ONE will have … Continue reading Van Oord installs first jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE project

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Bangladesh has huge potentiality in wind energy

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Harness Energy and National Centre for Atmospheric Research in May 2018 published a research report – Assessing the wind energy potential in Bangladesh: Enabling Wind Energy Development with Innovative Data Products. The study, funded by USAID, was done for the Bangladesh power division. Mahtab Uddin Ahmed spoke to the researchers – … Continue reading Bangladesh has huge potentiality in wind energy

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