Massachusetts to give green light to offshore wind farm

Massachusetts is set to take another step on the path to its first offshore wind farm. Wednesday is the deadline to announce which of three proposed wind projects — Vineyard Wind, Bay State Wind and Deepwater Wind — can move forward. In 2016, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bipartisan energy bill that authorized the … Continue reading Massachusetts to give green light to offshore wind farm

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Senvion announces that Chief Executive Officer Jürgen Geißinger is stepping down

Senvion announces that Chief Executive Officer Jürgen Geißinger is stepping down with the Board’s agreement. Over the last two plus years, Jürgen Geißinger has led the company during a challenging time for our sector, successfully transitioning Senvion into a global company with a robust product portfolio and strong cost discipline. The Board offers its thanks … Continue reading Senvion announces that Chief Executive Officer Jürgen Geißinger is stepping down

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Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow battery at its La Plana test site in Spain

Hybrid projects combined of wind-energy, solar PV and other energy sources are becoming a more and more attractive option to drive the energy transition to higher shares of renewable energy in the mix. Siemens Gamesa is one of the pioneers in this development with a long term track record in hybridization and off-grid technology. Now … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow battery at its La Plana test site in Spain

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Top China Wind Power Producer Shines as Fewer Wind Turbines Sit Idle

The Chinese government’s moves to ramp up renewable energy consumption have sparked optimism over the future of China Longyuan Power Group Corp., the country’s biggest wind power producer.   Around half of the 29 analysts covering Longyuan have raised their price target for its Hong Kong-listed stock over the past month, according to data compiled … Continue reading Top China Wind Power Producer Shines as Fewer Wind Turbines Sit Idle

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AWEA powers up advocacy with three energy industry veterans

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced three senior hires who expand the Association’s advocacy muscle in federal affairs, public affairs and policy. The trio joins AWEA’s Government and Public Affairs team, led by Senior Vice President Amy Farrell, as the wind industry looks to continue its growth as a major energy provider delivering … Continue reading AWEA powers up advocacy with three energy industry veterans

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UK’s first subsidy free wind farm

Energiekontor confirms it has reached financial close on Withernwick II extension project, after securing PPA with leading consumer goods brand. Construction work is set to begin on what is believed to be the UK’s first subsidy free onshore wind farm, after developer Energiekontor announced it has reached financial close on its 8.2MW Withernwick II extension … Continue reading UK’s first subsidy free wind farm

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Elecnor In Consortium With General Electric To Build 100 MW Wind Farm In Jordan

GE, along with consortium partner, construction engineers Elecnor, will also build the site under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. Mass Wind is due to be online by the end of 2019. It will be the first Jordanian wind farm to feature GE turbines, and will be the first renewable energy project by Mass … Continue reading Elecnor In Consortium With General Electric To Build 100 MW Wind Farm In Jordan

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EDF in talks to sell U.K. wind energy stake

EDF, the French energy group, is in talks to sell a 49 per cent stake in a portfolio of its UK wind farms in a deal that could raise up to £600m. EDF Energy Renewables, the group’s UK renewables business, owns 23 onshore wind farms and one offshore wind farm off the north-east coast of … Continue reading EDF in talks to sell U.K. wind energy stake

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Pattern Development Acquires Western Spirit Transmission Line and Mesa Canyons Wind Project in New Mexico

Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (Pattern Development) announced today the acquisition of two development assets in New Mexico from Clean Line Energy Partners, the Western Spirit Transmission Line (Western Spirit) and the Mesa Canyons Wind Farm (Mesa Canyons). The addition of Mesa Canyons will bring Pattern Development’s wind development footprint in the Estancia Valley of … Continue reading Pattern Development Acquires Western Spirit Transmission Line and Mesa Canyons Wind Project in New Mexico

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Ameren Missouri Planning Largest Wind Farm in the State

Today Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire, after construction, a 400-megawatt wind farm in northeast Missouri, the largest ever in the state. “We are excited to take this transformative step to bring more renewable generation to our customers,” said Michael Moehn, president … Continue reading Ameren Missouri Planning Largest Wind Farm in the State

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Battery powers up to help keep UK lights on

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group, has started the commercial operation of a Welsh battery storage scheme, believed to be the UK’s largest co-located with an onshore wind farm. The 22MW battery@pyc, which shares electrical infrastructure with the Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm, will help National Grid maintain frequency levels and reliability of electricity supply … Continue reading Battery powers up to help keep UK lights on

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Cerro Dominador Closes $758 Million Financing For The First Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Latin America

Cerro Dominador, a Chilean company owned by investment funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners (“EIG”), announced today the signing of the financing for its Concentrated Solar Power plant (CSP) located in the Atacama desert, in Chile. This milestone will allow the company to finalize the construction of the first combined CSP and photovoltaic project … Continue reading Cerro Dominador Closes $758 Million Financing For The First Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Latin America

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Latest German onshore wind energy auction results come in at €57/MWh

Bid prices in Germany’s latest onshore wind round rose to an average of €57.3/MWh following an auction that was under-subscribed. According to the German Federal Network Agency, BNetzA, 604 MW of wind capacity across 111 bids entered the second German onshore wind auction this year. This was less than the 670 MW that was on … Continue reading Latest German onshore wind energy auction results come in at €57/MWh

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New 106 MW order extends Vestas’ Argentinean leadership

With the establishment of an assembly factory and a record-high order intake of close to 600 MW in Argentina last year, Vestas is already playing a key role in helping the country’s ambitious targets for a more sustainable energy mix. Further underlining this leading position in Argentina’s growing wind energy market, Vestas has received a … Continue reading New 106 MW order extends Vestas’ Argentinean leadership

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Climate change could bring more wind power

The UK and large parts of northern Europe could become windier if global temperatures reach 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new study. The UK and large parts of northern Europe could become windier if global temperatures reach 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new study. This has implications … Continue reading Climate change could bring more wind power

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Iberdrola to invest $833.1m in Brazilian wind energy

Spain’s Iberdrola is planning to invest US$833.1 million in new electricity distribution and wind projects in the northern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte over the next five years. Rio Grande do Norte Governor Robinson Faria said that one of the major reasons the state attracted renewable energy companies was its strong support given … Continue reading Iberdrola to invest $833.1m in Brazilian wind energy

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Local impact of wind energy at heart of new industry push for renewables ambition

WindEurope today launched a new “Local Impact, Global Leadership” toolkit that maps out the local economic benefits of wind energy. With the future of renewables in Europe at stake in Clean Energy Package negotiations, now is a critical time to show policy-makers the local economic benefits of wind energy to make the case for more … Continue reading Local impact of wind energy at heart of new industry push for renewables ambition

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EDPR secures 50 MW PPA for a new wind farm in Texas

EDP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, secured a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) to sell the energy produced from its 50 MW Hidalgo II wind farm project. Hidalgo II wind farm, located in the state of Texas, US, is contiguous with EDPR’s operational 250 MW Hidalgo wind … Continue reading EDPR secures 50 MW PPA for a new wind farm in Texas

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Siemens Gamesa inaugurates a new technology centre for renewable energy electric systems in Madrid

Siemens Gamesa today inaugurated a new Gamesa Electric technology and manufacturing centre in the Madrid town of San Fernando de Henares. As a result, the company has expanded and upgraded the facilities previously operated in Coslada, evidencing its clear-cut strategic commitment to technology development and innovation. This new plant is an important electric systems centre … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa inaugurates a new technology centre for renewable energy electric systems in Madrid

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No partisan divide on wind support, young Americans overwhelming in preferences

A slew of surveys across 2016 and 2017 found Americans across the board supported the growth of wind energy. Now we have our first evidence from 2018 that this support continues to increase, and that we have a true rarity in today’s political environment coming into focus– there is no meaningful partisan divide in the … Continue reading No partisan divide on wind support, young Americans overwhelming in preferences

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