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Vestas and Utopus Insights to pilot energy forecasting solutions for renewable power plants in Australia

With the increasing amount of renewable energy in the system, grid operators must address the challenge of balancing supply and demand from intermittent energy generation. One way of meeting this challenge is to use advanced forecasting tools to provide predictability in renewable energy generation in order to keep the grid stable. In support of Vestas’ … Continue reading Vestas and Utopus Insights to pilot energy forecasting solutions for renewable power plants in Australia

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Wind energy in Australia: Nordex wind turbines for Acciona’s wind farm

ACCIONA Energía has started construction work on its fifth wind power farm in Australia, 100% owned by the company, with an investment of around AUD 288 million (180 million euros at the current exchange rate). The Mortlake South Wind Farm, located in the State of Victoria, will have a capacity of 157.5 megawatts (MW) and … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: Nordex wind turbines for Acciona’s wind farm

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Alinta and Vestas partner to build Western Australia’s largest wind farm

Vestas has received a 214 MW wind power order from the leading Australian utility Alinta Energy for the Yandin Wind Farm in Western Australia. Once built, the wind farm will be the state’s largest renewable power plant, providing affordable renewable energy to more than 200,000 homes. Located approximately 150 km north of Perth, the Yandin … Continue reading Alinta and Vestas partner to build Western Australia’s largest wind farm

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Alinta to go ahead with largest wind farm in Western Australia with 51 of Vestas’ 4.2 MW wind turbines

Alinta Energy on Monday announced that it will go ahead with the 214 MW Yandin wind farm, north of Perth, and build what will be the biggest wind farm in Western Australia, just beating the 207 MW Collgar facility in the state’s wheat-belt. Yandin has been on the cards for several years, and initially proposed … Continue reading Alinta to go ahead with largest wind farm in Western Australia with 51 of Vestas’ 4.2 MW wind turbines

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Asia-Pacific installed 24.9 GW new onshore wind energy capacity during 2018

Total installed onshore wind power capacity in Asia-Pacific is now 256 GW.  Leading countries in the region for onshore wind turbines installations in 2018 were China (21.2 GW) and India (2.2 GW).    The surge for wind energy in Asia-Pacific is expected to continue with GWEC forecasting over 145 GW of new onshore wind farm capacity … Continue reading Asia-Pacific installed 24.9 GW new onshore wind energy capacity during 2018

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Acciona signs a corporate PPA with Viva Energy in Australia

Viva Energy supplies around a quarter of Australia’s liquid fuel requirements and sells Shell products under licence across the country. Under the PPA, the refinery has partnered with ACCIONA’s new 132 MW wind farm at Mt Gellibrand, which is around an hour away from the Geelong facility. The PPA represents around one third of the … Continue reading Acciona signs a corporate PPA with Viva Energy in Australia

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RES deploys Lidars at Australian wind power development

RES (Renewable Energy Systems), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind energy, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects globally has confirmed that a fleet of Lidars have been deployed in Australia in support of wind farm development in the country. RES has been developing renewable energy in Australia since 2004 and has … Continue reading RES deploys Lidars at Australian wind power development

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Vestas passes 1 GW of wind energy orders in Australia in 2018

Vestas’ wind powerr orders in Australia in 2018 have passed 1 GW today after the signing of a 184 MW engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Warradarge Wind Farm. The 1 GW of orders is Vestas’ highest in one year since installing the country’s first commercial-sized wind farm 25 years ago. The project announced … Continue reading Vestas passes 1 GW of wind energy orders in Australia in 2018

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West Australia wind farm gets go ahead

The state government of West Australia has given the green light to a new wind farm project, which officials described on Friday as one of the best renewable operations in the country. Construction will begin on the Warradarge Wind Farm in early 2019, installing 51 wind turbines with tip heights of 152 meters and some … Continue reading West Australia wind farm gets go ahead

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Vestas receives 58 MW EPC order in Australia

Vestas has signed a 58 MW engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Cherry Tree Wind Farm, located near Seymour in Victoria, Australia. Cherry Tree Wind Farm has been developed by Vestas’ long term Australian customer Infigen Energy and sold to the John Laing Group today in conjunction with the project achieving financial close.  … Continue reading Vestas receives 58 MW EPC order in Australia

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Senvion converts 86 MW of Australian wind farm into firm order

Senvion has secured the Notice to Proceed with the construction of Stage 2, adding 86 MW to Nexif Energy’s Lincoln Gap Wind Farm near Port Augusta in South Australia. Construction of Stage 1 is well underway and will feature 35 Senvion wind turbines. Stage 2 will see an additional 24 wind turbines installed and operating … Continue reading Senvion converts 86 MW of Australian wind farm into firm order

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Vestas wins wind farm project in Victoria

Vestas has received its first Australian wind energy order for the largest wind turbine in its product line, the V150-4.2MW. The wind turbines, ordered by long-term customer Tilt Renewables for the 336 MW Dundonnell Wind Farm, feature the latest Vestas wind power technology, proven to optimise asset performance and lower the cost of energy. This … Continue reading Vestas wins wind farm project in Victoria

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Tasmanian wind farm installs new aerial surveillance technology to protect Aussie eagles

A Tasmanian wind farm will set up sophisticated aerial detection technology at its Castle Hill Wind Farm, to help protect Australia’s native wedge-tail eagle.   Developed by IdentiFlight in partnership with the operator of the clean energy facility Goldwind Australia, the site is the first location in Australia to implement the warning system. Using tower-mounted … Continue reading Tasmanian wind farm installs new aerial surveillance technology to protect Aussie eagles

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Vestas secures 181 MW wind power project in Australia and sets up wind energy hub

Vestas has secured an engineering, procurement and construction contract with global electricity generator, Global Power Generation, for the 181 MW Berrybank Wind Farm located west of Geelong in the state of Victoria in Australia. The order includes 43 V136-4.2 MW wind turbines with a 112-meter hub height tower design to maximise the performance in site’s … Continue reading Vestas secures 181 MW wind power project in Australia and sets up wind energy hub

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Senvion secures wind energy contract extension in Australia

Senvion Australia has secured a 15-year extension to the Service Contract for Meridian Energy Australia’s Mt Mercer Wind Farm. The contract extension will see Senvion continue to provide maintenance services to the wind farm through to 2035. To look after the wind farm, Senvion has an established local Service Centre that has provided attractive employment … Continue reading Senvion secures wind energy contract extension in Australia

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Naturgy increases its presence in Australia threefold after the award of a 180 MW wind energy project

This is Naturgy’s first inorganic investment following the presentation of its new Strategic Plan 2018-2022 and the second investment of the company in the Asia-Pacific region, through its Global Power Generation joint venture. The total planned investment in the development of the wind farm amounts to 259 million Australian dollars, equivalent to approximately 166 million … Continue reading Naturgy increases its presence in Australia threefold after the award of a 180 MW wind energy project

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Acciona is awarded a wind farm in Victoria (Australia)

The 157.5-MW capacity Mortlake South wind farm is designed with thirty-five 4.5-MW Nordex wind turbines. ACCIONA Energía will have a 157.5 MW wind farm under its ownership in Victoria (Australia) following an award in the renewable energy tender called by the State Government of Victoria announced today. Mortlake South wind farm represents capital expenditure of … Continue reading Acciona is awarded a wind farm in Victoria (Australia)

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Goldwind renewable energy giant backs Australia’s first wind power technology test lab

China’s largest wind energy company Goldwind have partnered the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia to establish the country’s first ever laboratory to test renewable wind technology. The 2 million Australian dollars (1.45 million U.S. dollars) in funding is the first stage of a memorandum of understanding signed at the UNSW China Center … Continue reading Goldwind renewable energy giant backs Australia’s first wind power technology test lab

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Vestas to deliver 112 MW turnkey solution for Palisade’s Granville Harbour Wind Farm

Australian-based Palisade Investment Partners Limited (Palisade) has placed a 112 MW turnkey order with Vestas for the Granville Harbour Wind Farm in Tasmania, Australia. Vestas has developed a solution with Palisade that is customised to Tasmania’s excellent wind conditions, and that will provide low-cost renewable energy that can power more than 46,000 local homes. The … Continue reading Vestas to deliver 112 MW turnkey solution for Palisade’s Granville Harbour Wind Farm

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Acciona starts commissioning its fourth wind farm in Australia

ACCIONA has started the commissioning process of the 132-MW Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm, which has involved an investment of AUD258m in the state of Victoria (around EUR165M at current exchange rates). Mount Gellibrand (Victoria) features 44 wind turbines with a total capacity of 132 MW As the 44 turbines come online, energy production will ramp … Continue reading Acciona starts commissioning its fourth wind farm in Australia

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