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The wind energy contributes to reduce the price of electricity in October 2018 in Spain

The commitment to wind energy in the peninsula and the Canary Islands helps reduce the price of electricity and reduce CO2 emissions in Spain. The wind power, which has blown quite intensely in October (new record for this month: 4.33 TWh), has contributed to contain the price of the wholesale electricity market, which has gone … Continue reading The wind energy contributes to reduce the price of electricity in October 2018 in Spain

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Wind industry tells Energy Ministers how to unlock South East Europe’s renewable potential

WindEurope and Eurelectric held a joint workshop in Sofia yesterday looking at how to unlock the vast potential of wind energy in South East Europe. The event gathered policy makers and industry to discuss how to restart local markets in view of the Clean Energy Package, with a focus on Bulgaria, Greece and Romania. An … Continue reading Wind industry tells Energy Ministers how to unlock South East Europe’s renewable potential

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By 2030, wind power in Spain will supply more than 30% of electricity

The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) has developed the analysis “The necessary elements for an energy transition. Proposals for the electricity sector”. This document has recently been sent to the Spanish Committee of Experts for Energy Transition. With it, AEE aims at making specific and realistic proposals on the contribution of wind power for 2020, … Continue reading By 2030, wind power in Spain will supply more than 30% of electricity

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Spain Is Using Accounting Tricks to Underpay the Wind Energy Sector

According to the country’s wind association, the Spanish government has reneged on commitments. Spanish wind investors beware: New capacity may be on offer, but experience shows the auction process is not to be trusted. Spain’s wind industry association, the Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE), believes a government accounting dodge deprived the sector of €630 million ($740 … Continue reading Spain Is Using Accounting Tricks to Underpay the Wind Energy Sector

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Wind energy industry gears up for Spanish 4.1 GW deployment challenge

WindEurope welcomes the 1.1 GW awarded to wind yesterday in the Spanish renewables auction. The figure adds to the nearly 3 GW wind won in the previous auction in May 2017. According to the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), the installation of the projects accorded to wind this year (and in 2016) will translate into … Continue reading Wind energy industry gears up for Spanish 4.1 GW deployment challenge

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The Spanish wind power sector believes in the collaboration of all players to install in the next two years the more than 4,600 MW awarded in tenders between 2016 and 2017

Wind power has been awarded 1,128 MW of the total of 5,037 MW in the Spanish tender held yesterday. This gives continuity to the industry’s activity in order to achieve compliance with European targets. The sector is confident that all players involved – developers, manufacturers, financial institutions, local and state public entities, etc. – will … Continue reading The Spanish wind power sector believes in the collaboration of all players to install in the next two years the more than 4,600 MW awarded in tenders between 2016 and 2017

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Wind energy industry bets on Bilbao

WindEurope and the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) today agreed to work together to deliver the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition from 2-4 April 2019 in Bilbao. The conference and exhibition is the most important event in Europe for the wind industry and is one of the reference events of the association, with an average of 8,000 … Continue reading Wind energy industry bets on Bilbao

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Spain returns to wind energy with record low prices

Wind energy was awarded nearly all of the 3GW available in the Spanish renewable energy auction whose results were announced on 17 May. The auction resulted in contracts for €43/MWh, the maximum discount rate allowed under the Spanish tendering system. This is the lowest level ever awarded in an onshore wind tender in Europe. The … Continue reading Spain returns to wind energy with record low prices

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Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s … Continue reading Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

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Vector Cuatro joins the Spanish Wind Power Association (AEE)

The Spanish multinational continues to strengthen its activities in the wind power industry and begins now a new stage of commitment becoming a member of the Spanish Wind Power Association AEE, the voice of the wind sector in Spain. Thus, Vector Cuatro joins the project of more than 200 companies associated with the AEE to … Continue reading Vector Cuatro joins the Spanish Wind Power Association (AEE)

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The Spanish wind energy sector installs zero megawatts in 2015

The year 2015 has closed as the darkest in the history of wind energy in Spain, with zero megawatts installed. This has not happened since the 80´s, when a shy development of the sector started in our country, which was accelerated in the 90´s and consolidated in the next decade, reaching 22,988 MW currently. Wind … Continue reading The Spanish wind energy sector installs zero megawatts in 2015

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Spain’s 500 MW wind energy auction inadequate

Spain’s 500MW wind power auction last week was too small to satisfy demand and the country risks missing its 2020 target for renewables. The auction is Spain’s first under the new support scheme for renewable energy projects since the government implemented a series of harsh retroactive cutbacks to the country’s feed-in tariff in 2013. A … Continue reading Spain’s 500 MW wind energy auction inadequate

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The Spanish Wind Energy Association believes that the outcome of the 500 MW auction does not reflect the reality of the sector

The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), which represents 90% of Spanish wind energy sector, believes that the outcome of the auction held on Friday 14th, the first in Spain ever, is not significant because it does not reflect the reality of the sector. The fact that the auction was isolated (there is no calendar for … Continue reading The Spanish Wind Energy Association believes that the outcome of the 500 MW auction does not reflect the reality of the sector

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Annual wind power market grows by 44%, passes 50 GW for the first time

After a slowdown in 2013, the wind industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014. Globally, 51,477 MW of new wind generating capacity was added in 2014 according to the global wind market statistics released today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The record-setting figure represents a 44% increase in the annual … Continue reading Annual wind power market grows by 44%, passes 50 GW for the first time

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The European wind energy industry installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014

Across the 28 Member States, the wind industry connected a total of 11,791 MW to the grid with coal and gas adding 3,305 MW and 2,338 MW respectively. Moreover, the coal and gas industries in Europe both retired more capacity than they commissioned in 2014. In comparison, wind energy capacity in Europe increased 3.8% year … Continue reading The European wind energy industry installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014

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The Spanish wind power industry installed less than 0.1 MW in the first semester

The consequences of the strong regulatory punishment suffered by the Spanish wind power sector are already visible: in the first semester of the year, Spain only installed a wind turbine of 0.08 MW in Galicia, bringing the total installed wind power to 22,970.58 MW, according to data compiled by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE). … Continue reading The Spanish wind power industry installed less than 0.1 MW in the first semester

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Wind energy is Spain’s number one electricity provider

In 2013 Spain achieved a world first – it became the only country in the world where wind energy is the leading electricity supplier over a whole year. The Spanish electricity system operator, Red Eléctrica de España (REE), reported that wind powered electricity met 20.9% of the country’s power demand, followed by nuclear at 20.8%. … Continue reading Wind energy is Spain’s number one electricity provider

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Wind power has increased by 175 MW in Spain in 2013, the lowest rate of growth in 16 years

The wind sector installed 175 MW in Spain in 2013, up 0.77% on a year-by-year basis. This is the lowest growth rate in the sector since 1997, the year in which it was regulated for the first time in the Electrical Sector Law. On December 31st total accumulated power in the sector stood at 22,959 … Continue reading Wind power has increased by 175 MW in Spain in 2013, the lowest rate of growth in 16 years

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Wind power generated largest part of Spain

Wind energy generated 21.1% of Spain’s energy in 2013, while coal-fired power plants declined by 4.7%. Spain generated the largest chunk of its energy from wind power in 2013 – the first country to hit this renewables milestone – according to figures from the country’s national wind association. Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE) is set to … Continue reading Wind power generated largest part of Spain

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The measures taken by the Spanish Government are destroying 25 wind energy jobs per day

Since the beginning of this year, 25 wind energy jobs have been lost per day. This represents a total of 3,600 jobs lost. Nine factories were closed and another three are undergoing a suspension of activity, according to data from Asociación Empresarial Eólica (Wind Energy Association). In his opening speech of the 2013 Wind Energy … Continue reading The measures taken by the Spanish Government are destroying 25 wind energy jobs per day

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