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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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Finland is bringing wind energy know-how from Spain

Why invest in wind power in Finland? What’s the best way to do it? What is the Spanish wind power company Gamesa doing in Finland? These questions were answered during the wind power seminar organised by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) and Team Finland in Madrid on 13.5.2013. About 30 representatives from the Spanish … Continue reading Finland is bringing wind energy know-how from Spain

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The wind energy industry installed 1,112 MW in Spain in 2012

The wind energy industry installed 1,112 MW in Spain in 2012, representing an increase of 5.13% in the year. This percentage increase is similar to that of 2011, the weakest of the history of wind energy in Spain. On December 31, the total accumulated wind power sector amounted to 22,785 MW, according to data compiled … Continue reading The wind energy industry installed 1,112 MW in Spain in 2012

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Spanish government is destroying ten years of wind energy development

For the last 100 days, wind energy has provided more of Spain’s power than any other source. Yet the government is cutting support for the sector and putting a major electricity provider – and domestic industry – at risk. Heikki Willstedt Mesa, Energy Policies Director for the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) explains why the … Continue reading Spanish government is destroying ten years of wind energy development

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Wind energy enough to light almost all Spanish households

People who work in the Spanish wind energy sector will no doubt be sharing great news with those attending next week’s EWEA 2013 Annual Eventin Vienna: the nation’s monthly wind-power output exceeded 6 terawatt-hours for the first time in January. The Spanish Wind Energy Association’s blog, Somos Eolicos, reported that amount of power would be … Continue reading Wind energy enough to light almost all Spanish households

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Spain’s Monthly Wind Energy Tops 6 Terawatt-Hours for First Time

Spain’s monthly wind energy output exceeded 6 terawatt-hours for the first time this month, enough to light most households, the nation’s AEE wind lobby group said. The milestone was passed yesterday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. local time, the Spanish Wind Energy Association said, citing data from Red Electrica de Espana, the grid operator. … Continue reading Spain’s Monthly Wind Energy Tops 6 Terawatt-Hours for First Time

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