NextEra Energy Resources and AEP commissioned the Bluff Point Wind Energy Center

  The Bluff Point Wind Energy Center features 57 GE wind turbines designed to pivot to capture the prevailing wind and convert it to clean, renewable electricity. Together, they have a generating capacity of nearly 120 MW. Affiliates of NextEra Energy Resources, the world’s largest generator of renewable energy, built and will own and operate … Continue reading NextEra Energy Resources and AEP commissioned the Bluff Point Wind Energy Center

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Ecotricity turns on England’s last wind farm

Ecotricity – Britain’s greenest energy company, has turned on what might be England’s last onshore wind park, as its founder Dale Vince lamented that the once dynamic onshore wind industry had been “effectively killed off by government policy” which blocks all new developments. The company’s new three windmill site at Alveston, South Gloucestershire next to … Continue reading Ecotricity turns on England’s last wind farm

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Senvion installs 130 megawatts in new wind power markets

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced the completion of installation of several wind farms in three of its newly entered markets within Europe totalling 130 megawatts (MW). The installation of 33 Senvion 3.4M114 turbines was recently completed at the 112 MW Egersund wind farm, in Rogaland, Norway. The project with Norsk Vind … Continue reading Senvion installs 130 megawatts in new wind power markets

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European Parliament sends strong signal to Council on renewables ambition

Today the European Parliament’s Industry & Energy (ITRE) and Environment (ENVI) committees voted their position on the Energy Union Governance Regulation, steered by MEPs Claude Turmes and Michèle Rivasi from the Greens/EFA party. The vote comes just a week after the ITRE committee called for raising the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target to 35% instead … Continue reading European Parliament sends strong signal to Council on renewables ambition

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New Chinese customer chooses Vestas for first wind energy project

The wind farm is the new customer’s first wind energy project, underlining Vestas’ role as a trusted partner in the world’s biggest wind power market and its position as the leading foreign OEM in China. The order includes 35 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines delivered in 2.2 MW Power Optimised Mode for a project in Dezhou … Continue reading New Chinese customer chooses Vestas for first wind energy project

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Google powers up with wind energy from Iowa, South Dakota, Oklahoma

Never one for small acts, Google recently announced that it will be buying a massive combined 536 megawatts (MW) of new wind capacity from four U.S. wind farms. Here are the details on Google’s latest deals: One 200 MW power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with EDF Renewable Energy for the entire output of the planned … Continue reading Google powers up with wind energy from Iowa, South Dakota, Oklahoma

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Sustainable development of the wind power sector in Vietnam

A wind farm in Bac Lieu City. Viet Nam can achieve an average annual growth of 7 per cent in the wind energy sector over two decades (2016-2035), experts say. Organised by Vestas Wind Systems from Denmark in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), the workshop attracted many foreign experts in the … Continue reading Sustainable development of the wind power sector in Vietnam

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Senvion builds on Irish success with two new contracts for 27 megawatts

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced two new orders in the Republic of Ireland after its market entry earlier this year. Among those are the first Senvion 3.XM turbines to be installed on Irish soil. Rathnacally wind farm, owned by renewable energy investor NTR, and located near Charleville in County Cork, … Continue reading Senvion builds on Irish success with two new contracts for 27 megawatts

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Digitalisation and regional cooperation can help reconcile grids and markets

On 5 December, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson took part in a high-level discussion on ‘Grids and markets for the Energy Union’ at ENTSOE’s 2017 annual conference. The event gathers European TSOs, policy-makers and industry representatives. Dickson shared the stage with MEP and rapporteur on Market Design Initiative Krisjanis Karins, Eurelectric Secretary General Kristian Ruby, Chair … Continue reading Digitalisation and regional cooperation can help reconcile grids and markets

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Growing western electricity market delivers increasing economic benefits, low-cost renewables

While most Americans support developing more renewable energy, very few that work outside the energy industry spend any time thinking about how its delivered to their homes or businesses. Likely even fewer are aware of recent developments that might help their own utility bring more low-cost, renewable power online. That’s why the Wind Energy Foundation’s … Continue reading Growing western electricity market delivers increasing economic benefits, low-cost renewables

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Siemens Gamesa signs MoU with Taiwan International Ports Corporation for offshore wind power development

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and the Taiwan International Ports Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to begin a collaborative investigation into the development of areas of the Taichung harbor in Taiwan for the Offshore wind business. The non-binding MoU covers investigations of a potential manufacturing site for offshore wind components, office facilities, and staging areas … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa signs MoU with Taiwan International Ports Corporation for offshore wind power development

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Cambodia pays heed to wind energy

Cambodia has launched a new study on wind energy and its potential to diversify the country’s energy sector, the Khmer Times newspaper quoted Director General of the Department of Energy under Cambodian Ministry of Mines and Energy Victor Jona as saying. Singapore-based Blue Circle has been granted permission to conduct the study, with findings expected … Continue reading Cambodia pays heed to wind energy

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A powerful ethical argument for wind energy

Vestas are championing renewables and sustainable business practices to help transform the world’s power supply. Outside of his professional life, energy for Clive Turton means being able to surf, compete in triathlons and raise a family in the healthy outdoors. But as Asia Pacific President for Danish renewables company Vestas, his passion for energy comes … Continue reading A powerful ethical argument for wind energy

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Investigating How Wind Power Variability Can Be Reduced Through Predictive Control

The past decade has seen a rapid increase in the growth of wind energy in the United States. While conversion to renewable energy sources is necessary to reduce worldwide CO2 emission, the intermittency of wind energy creates a new set of challenges to be addressed. Specifically, the power output of a wind farm is not … Continue reading Investigating How Wind Power Variability Can Be Reduced Through Predictive Control

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Renewable Energy can account for 37% of Thailand’s energy mix by 2036

With a stronger and more ambitious energy development plan, Thailand’s share of renewable energy in total final energy consumption could surpass its national target by a quarter and reach more than 37 per cent by 2036, according to a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy of … Continue reading Renewable Energy can account for 37% of Thailand’s energy mix by 2036

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Peikko delivers gravity foundations to Markbygden Wind Farm

Peikko Group’s Swedish subsidiary Peikko Sverige AB has received a substantial order to deliver gravity foundation technology to Markbygden Wind Park in the Piteå area, Northern Sweden. Peikko delivers its reinforcement package including rebar coupling systems and punching and shear reinforcement for the 16 foundations of the wind park’s first phase. Peikko is also responsible … Continue reading Peikko delivers gravity foundations to Markbygden Wind Farm

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Engie Consortium Wins Wind Farm in Egypt

French energy company Engie said it won a contract from the Egyptian government to develop a 250 MW wind farm in Rhas Gharib area on the Gulf of Suez. Engie’s deal will be together with its consortium partners Toyota Tsusho Corporation/ Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation (40 per cent) and Orascom Construction (20 per cent). The … Continue reading Engie Consortium Wins Wind Farm in Egypt

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Wind turbine heights, capacities increased over past 10 years, EIA data shows

Over the past decade, U.S. wind turbines have grown in height and capacity, attributing to more efficient use of wind resources and blade length designs, according to utility-scale electricity generator data collected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). At higher altitudes, wind speed is increased and is not obstructed by various windbreakers, such as … Continue reading Wind turbine heights, capacities increased over past 10 years, EIA data shows

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Pakistan looks to wind energy

After Pakistan’s largest solar energy project failed to produce the desired results, the government is now looking to wind as a potential clean source of energy that could bridge the country’s power shortfall of around 7,000 megawatts during peak-demand in the summer months. The Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in the Cholistan desert was launched in March … Continue reading Pakistan looks to wind energy

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Acciona Energía to replace 90 older wind power systems with 12 new wind turbines

The Nordex Group has won a 30-MW order to renovate one of Acciona Energía’s oldest wind farm in Spain. In the second half of 2018, it will upgrade the 30-MW wind farm “El Cabrito” with twelve multi-megawatt turbines. In this connection, Acciona Energia has opted for eight N100/3000 turbines and four AW70/1500 turbines that fit … Continue reading Acciona Energía to replace 90 older wind power systems with 12 new wind turbines

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