Electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

Electrification is the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, who was speaking today at a European Commission event on long-term emissions reductions. EU leaders asked the Commission earlier this year to update the EU’s 2050 climate strategy. The current version, dating back to before COP21 in Paris, says the EU … Continue reading Electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

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Nordex Group awarded largest ever single contract for 595 megawatts in Brazil

In the second quarter of 2018, the Nordex Group gained the largest single contract in its history: it will supply and install turbines for the Brazilian wind farm “Lagoa dos Ventos” with a capacity of around 595 megawatts for Enel Green Power. The project is composed of 191 AW125 turbines. With an installed capacity of … Continue reading Nordex Group awarded largest ever single contract for 595 megawatts in Brazil

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 92 of its newest wind turbine models at 10 wind farms in Spain

Siemens Gamesa, Spain’s leading wind turbine OEM, continues to fortify its strong position in the market with new orders for the supply of 289 MW to five different customers: Viesgo, Grupo Jorge, Comunidad General de Riegos del Alto Aragón and two important energy companies. All of these projects fall under the scope of the renewable … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply 92 of its newest wind turbine models at 10 wind farms in Spain

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Taiwan accelerates offshore wind farm development

The Ministry of Economic Affairs has selected 9 companies to build 14 wind farms with a total capacity of 5.5 gigawatts off Taiwan’s western coast within 7 years. The government is sparing no effort in advancing offshore wind farm development through such measures as streamlining approval processes, strengthening oversight of support infrastructure construction, and providing … Continue reading Taiwan accelerates offshore wind farm development

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Free market coalition protests plan to bail out uneconomic power plants

As the administration considers plans to subsidize uneconomic coal and nuclear plants, a broad coalition has opposed the idea. From environmentalists to oil and gas groups and grid operators, many voices have said this is an unnecessary step that would harm American families and businesses. Recently, another coalition emerged. A group of free market organizations– … Continue reading Free market coalition protests plan to bail out uneconomic power plants

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Vestas partners with TuuliWatti Oy on first V150-4.2 MW order and Cable Stayed Towers

As Vestas continues to develop market-leading technology and products that enable tailored solutions matching project-specific requirements and wind conditions, Vestas also engages in R&D collaborations with customers on specific projects to introduce and certify the newest wind technology. Demonstrating such a collaboration with a customer, Vestas and long-term customer TuuliWatti Oy are partnering on the … Continue reading Vestas partners with TuuliWatti Oy on first V150-4.2 MW order and Cable Stayed Towers

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Vestas: New 72 MW order introduces the V126-3.45 MW in China

Vestas has secured a 72 MW order for 20 V126-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode. The order is the second Vestas has received for the 4 MW platform in China and the first order of V126-3.45 MW. As China moves towards higher rating turbines, Vestas leverages its extensive experience and capabilities … Continue reading Vestas: New 72 MW order introduces the V126-3.45 MW in China

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InnoEnergy’s ‘Hack the Wind’ to return to WindEurope Conference

InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy engine supported by the EIT, and WindEurope, the voice of the European wind industry, today announce that they are partnering to host a joint hackathon for a second consecutive year. Hack the Wind aims to help shape the future of wind energy by facilitating the development of innovative new technologies. Participants … Continue reading InnoEnergy’s ‘Hack the Wind’ to return to WindEurope Conference

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Competitive prices in first Greek onshore wind auction

The Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) has awarded seven wind projects with a total capacity of 171 MW in the country’s first onshore wind auction. The price range of the winning bids was €68–€72/MWh. The weighted average price came in at €69.53/MWh. The auction was over-subscribed, with 14 wind projects with a total capacity … Continue reading Competitive prices in first Greek onshore wind auction

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EDPR is awarded a long-term CfD to supply 45MW of wind energy in Greece

EDP Renewables (EDP Renewables, Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, has been awarded a long-term Contract for Difference (CfD) to supply 45 MW of wind energy in Greece. EDPR secured the contract after seeing off competition from other operators in a public … Continue reading EDPR is awarded a long-term CfD to supply 45MW of wind energy in Greece

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First wind turbine installed at the Arkona wind energy project

With the start of the last construction phase, the offshore wind project Arkona enters the home stretch. After only ten months of construction, the first of 60 wind turbines was successfully installed off the coast of Rügen in the German Baltic Sea. E.ON and Equinor’s joint project is still ahead of schedule. The turbines consist … Continue reading First wind turbine installed at the Arkona wind energy project

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Alcoa signs another PPA deal in Norway

Alcoa has signed another corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) deal for its aluminium manufacturing facilities in Norway. Production from the 197.4 MW wind farm near Florø in Norway will power Alcoa Norway’s nearby aluminium plant under a 15-year PPA. BlackRock Real Assets has signed a deal with developer Zephyr to acquire the Guleslettene wind … Continue reading Alcoa signs another PPA deal in Norway

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Vestas to restructure China sales business unit

The world’s largest wind energy market continues to increase its focus on creating a sustainable energy mix and introducing policy that aims to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy. Most recently, China’s energy regulator has announced policy that requires future wind projects to be awarded through an auction system focusing on grid parity by 2020 … Continue reading Vestas to restructure China sales business unit

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Iberdrola takes delivery from Navantia of the Andalusia II substation for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm, U.K.

Earlier today Iberdrola and Navantia held a handover ceremony for the Andalusia II offshore substation constructed by Navantia entirely in its Puerto Real shipyard for Iberdrola’s East Anglia One offshore wind farm in UK waters. Andalusia II, the biggest alternating current (AC) offshore substation ever built, will set sail in the next few weeks for … Continue reading Iberdrola takes delivery from Navantia of the Andalusia II substation for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm, U.K.

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Vattenfall’s EOWDC generates first power

The ground-breaking European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) generated power for the first time on July 1, 2018. Clean power from the pioneering offshore wind farm, developed by Swedish energy group Vattenfall, is being successfully exported to the National Grid from the first of the 11 turbines to go live. The power was exported via … Continue reading Vattenfall’s EOWDC generates first power

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New Danish Energy Agreement: good deal and clear visibility for wind industry

The Energy Agreement will get Denmark to 55% of renewable energy by 2030. This means all of its electricity and heating needs will be generated by renewables. The deal includes new commitments for the build-out of offshore wind. Three new offshore wind farms with a capacity of at least 2.4 GW will be built in … Continue reading New Danish Energy Agreement: good deal and clear visibility for wind industry

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China Concentrated Solar Power project CGN Delingha 50MW Parabolic Trough Plant connected to grid

As the project owner and developer China Guangdong Nuclear Power (CGN)announced earlier, CGN Delingha 50MW parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, China first large-scale commercial CSP project, was successfully connected to the grid in the evening of June 30. It is absolutely a great milestone for China CSP industry, which entitled China the 8th … Continue reading China Concentrated Solar Power project CGN Delingha 50MW Parabolic Trough Plant connected to grid

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New bill would add vets to the wind energy workforce

Responsibility, technical skills, dedication to the mission, the desire to serve a greater good, and the ability to work as a team– these are all traits found in abundance among America’s veterans. The men and women who served our country have brought these qualities to wind energy jobs across the country, and they’re a huge … Continue reading New bill would add vets to the wind energy workforce

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Jokowi Launches Indonesia`s Largest Wind Farm

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated Monday the wind farm in Sidenreng Rappang (Sidrap) Regency, South Sulawesi. The wind power plant boasts 30 sets of wind turbines, making it the largest in the country. JAKARTA, July 2 (Xinhua) — Indonesia on Monday launched its first wind power plant in central parts of the country, aiming at … Continue reading Jokowi Launches Indonesia`s Largest Wind Farm

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WindEurope promotes local benefits of wind at Galician steel event

On 30 June, WindEurope addressed the annual Galician Offshore Energy HUB 2018 conference organised by the Galician metallurgical industry association. The event headlined by the Galician Minister for the economy tackled the role of a competitive supply chain in delivering Europe’s energy objectives while delivering benefits to local communities. WindEurope Chief Policy Officer Pierre Tardieu … Continue reading WindEurope promotes local benefits of wind at Galician steel event

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