Avangrid joins the offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts

Avangrid Renewables, subsidiary of Avangrid Inc. (a company of the Iberdrola Group), and Vineyard Wind have announced today a strategic partnership to develop a large-scale offshore wind power project. Vineyard Wind will be built off the coast of Massachusetts in the USA. Avangrid Renewables has acquired 50% of Vineyard Wind, the project’s promoter, from Copenhagen … Continue reading Avangrid joins the offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts

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Gamesa registered record revenues and profitability prior to the merger with Siemens Wind Power

In the first quarter of 2017, prior to the merger with Siemens Wind Power, Gamesa obtained €100 million net profit, 39% more than in the year-ago quarter. These results were boosted by record quarterly revenues, amounting to €1,546 million, and profitability, with an underlying EBIT margin of 11.7%. The figures for the first quarter are … Continue reading Gamesa registered record revenues and profitability prior to the merger with Siemens Wind Power

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AWEA’s Community Engagement Seminar series

Ask any wind farm developer, and they’ll tell you the most successful projects are in communities that want them. And a lot of communities do, as there are wind farms in 41 out of 50 states, supporting well-paying jobs and investing billions of dollars in rural communities. But how can we help ensure that happens? … Continue reading AWEA’s Community Engagement Seminar series

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Senvion concludes five wind power orders in Belgium totaling 45 megawatts

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has won five contracts in Belgium totaling 45 megawatts (MW) for the Senvion 3.4M114, 3.0M122 and MM100 turbines. The five contracts are with a range of clients and consist of three projects located in the Walloon region and two in the Flanders region. Nivelles project, located in … Continue reading Senvion concludes five wind power orders in Belgium totaling 45 megawatts

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WindEurope tells gas industry how best to integrate variable renewables

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed the European gas industry at their annual “FLAME” event in Amsterdam today. He said the wind industry was working towards the long-term goal of 100% renewables but gas would have a role to play in the transition. On the role of gas in balancing wind, he said 5 things are … Continue reading WindEurope tells gas industry how best to integrate variable renewables

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GE Energy to provide 199.5 MW of wind power in China

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced an agreement with HECIC to supply a total of 81 wind turbine units: 54 units of GE’s 2.75-120 wind turbines and another 27 units of GE’s 1.85-82.5 wind turbines, to be installed respectively at the Senjitu III & Qiansongba wind projects in the Fengning county of the Hebei … Continue reading GE Energy to provide 199.5 MW of wind power in China

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Goldwind to acquire 530MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in Australia

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has agreed to acquire the 530MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm from Origin Energy for A$110m ($81.6m). The wind farm will be located in Victoria, Australia and as part of the deal, Origin Energy has agreed to purchase power produced from the wind farm until 2030, under a Power Purchase Agreement … Continue reading Goldwind to acquire 530MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in Australia

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Enel Starts Construction of New 298 MW Wind Project in The United States

Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), has started construction of the Thunder Ranch wind farm in the United States which, once completed, will have a total installed capacity of 298 MW. The overall investment in the construction of Thunder Ranch amounts to approximately 435 million US dollars, which … Continue reading Enel Starts Construction of New 298 MW Wind Project in The United States

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Avangrid (Iberdrola) gets 50 percent stake in Atlantic wind farm project

A subsidiary of Avangrid has acquired an ownership stake in a company competing to develop wind farms off Martha’s Vineyard. Avangrid Renewables has purchased a 50 percent stake in Vineyard Wind, which is seeking to develop a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean, about 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. A Danish company, Copenhagen Infrastructure … Continue reading Avangrid (Iberdrola) gets 50 percent stake in Atlantic wind farm project

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Nebraska surpasses 1 GW of wind energy capacity

With the raising of a 400-megawatt wind farm in the state, Nebraska has sailed past 1,000 megawatts — or 1 gigawatt — of wind-generated capacity. The Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/2pJAinF ) reports Nebraska’s turbines provide over 1,300 megawatts of capacity with more on the way, looking to take advantage of the state’s largely untapped wind … Continue reading Nebraska surpasses 1 GW of wind energy capacity

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European wind power investments rise to €43bn in 2016

WindEurope’s Financing and Investment Trends 2016 show Europe raised a total of €43bn last year for the construction of new wind farms, refinancing operations, project acquisitions and public market fundraising – up 22% from €35bn in 2015. New asset financing for wind power projects reached €27.6bn in 2016 with a record breaking €18.2bn in offshore … Continue reading European wind power investments rise to €43bn in 2016

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Gemini Offshore Wind Farm operational

The Gemini Offshore Wind Park was officially opened yesterday. Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord, expressed his pride in Van Oord’s involvement in Gemini and thanked all of the shareholders for their support. The grand opening was held in Eemshaven, the Netherlands. Once the home of the project offices, Eemshaven is now the home … Continue reading Gemini Offshore Wind Farm operational

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Siemens Gamesa names Markus Tacke as new CEO

The Board of Directors of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, at a meeting held yesterday, unanimously appointed Markus Tacke as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following the recommendation of the Appointments and Remunerations Committee. The appointment takes effect immediately. Mr. Tacke succeeds Ignacio Martín, who in April announced to the Board his desire to … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa names Markus Tacke as new CEO

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Netherlands open largest offshore wind farm

Dutch officials on Monday opened what is being billed as one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, with 150 wind turbines spinning in action far out in the North Sea. Over the next 15 years, the Gemini wind farm, which lies some 85 kilometres off the northern coast of The Netherlands, will meet the … Continue reading Netherlands open largest offshore wind farm

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Wind energy brings Comanche County, Texas, a bit of hope

More than 20 percent of the electricity being generated in Texas now comes from wind. It’s a little-known legacy of former Texas governor — now U.S. Energy Secretary — Rick Perry. He got it all going with infrastructure and incentives more than a decade ago. Developers are buying up more and more land rights to … Continue reading Wind energy brings Comanche County, Texas, a bit of hope

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Germany helps Vietnam expand wind energy

The project “Support to the Up-Scaling of Wind Power in Vietnam funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) was reviewed in a seminar in Hanoi on May 8. The project, part of the Climate and Technology Initiative of Germany, is being carried out at a cost of 6.9 million EUR from 2014-2018. According to General Director … Continue reading Germany helps Vietnam expand wind energy

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Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project is Wales’s largest onshore wind farm

Wales’s largest onshore wind farm started operating at full power for the first time late on Sunday (7 May, 2017), 38 months after construction started in the upper Rhondda, Cynon and Afan valleys. The 76-turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project is capable of meeting the electricity needs of more than 13% of households in … Continue reading Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project is Wales’s largest onshore wind farm

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Goldwind to build the largest wind energy project in Australia

Xinjiang Goldwind (Goldwind) announced it has agreed to purchase the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm project in Victoria, Australia from Origin Energy for a price of AUD$110 million. Origin Energy has also agreed to purchase all the energy and renewable energy certificates produced by the project until 2030 under a power purchase agreement (PPA). The Stockayard … Continue reading Goldwind to build the largest wind energy project in Australia

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Senvion confirms notice to proceed for 203 megawatt Trianel Borkum II wind farm

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced that the contract for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II has been concluded and is now effective. The notice to proceed was confirmed at the end of April with Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & Co KG (TWB II). The conditional contract for the turbine delivery … Continue reading Senvion confirms notice to proceed for 203 megawatt Trianel Borkum II wind farm

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WindEurope discusses decarbonisation of transport with Members of European Parliament

The decarbonisation of transport and its integration into the electricity system is a cornerstone of the energy transition. But we have to ensure the power that is driving electro-mobility is clean. Today 29% of the electricity consumed in Europe comes from renewables, by 2030 this share is due to reach 50%. This means the acceleration … Continue reading WindEurope discusses decarbonisation of transport with Members of European Parliament

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