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WindEurope discusses EU electricity market priorities at Florence Forum

On 16-17 May, WindEurope participated in the 32nd meeting of the European electricity regulatory forum (Florence Forum). Every year national regulators, Member State governments, the European Commission, system operators, power exchangers and market parties gather in this forum to discuss reforms to the EU internal electricity market.   WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson was invited to … Continue reading WindEurope discusses EU electricity market priorities at Florence Forum

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Community projects steal the show in German onshore wind energy auction

The first onshore wind tender in Germany, under the reformed “EEG” renewable energy law, awarded 807 MW at an average price of EUR 57.1/MWh (weighted average) according to results announced on 19 May 2017.   Of the 70 successful bids, 65 came from community projects, confirming the key role of citizens in the German energy … Continue reading Community projects steal the show in German onshore wind energy auction

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GE Adds Value to the US Wind Turbine Industry With its Repower Offering

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced at the AWEA Windpower Conference that it has repowered 300 wind turbines, the equivalent of adding 75 wind turbines worth of output. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has estimated that the U.S. repowering market could grow to $25 billion by 2030. With the largest installed base in the … Continue reading GE Adds Value to the US Wind Turbine Industry With its Repower Offering

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Sri Lanka betting big on renewable energy through competitive bidding route

With abundant wind and solar power potential, Sri Lanka is betting big on these electricity sources through competitive bidding for projects, a top government official in the power ministry said. The projects include a 100 MW floating solar power project on a reservoir, 60 MW of wind power on a distributed basis of 1 MW … Continue reading Sri Lanka betting big on renewable energy through competitive bidding route

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Vestas InteliLight® launches in the U.S.

Replacing Vestas’ Obstacle Collision Avoidance System (OCAS) and now available in Canada, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the U.S., InteliLight® delivers reliable activation of aviation lights when needed, avoiding continuous lighting. Vestas is pleased to announce that InteliLight®, its active aviation light management solution for wind turbines, has demonstrated performance to FAA standards and is … Continue reading Vestas InteliLight® launches in the U.S.

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WindEurope tells Bulgaria to do the right thing on renewables before its EU Presidency starts next year

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at an energy markets conference in Sofia on 16 May. It was a major event with the Bulgarian Energy Minister, government officials, industry and other stakeholders. Bulgaria has 700 MW of wind power installed today, covering 4% of its electricity demand. Bulgaria is the biggest exporter of electricity in Southeast … Continue reading WindEurope tells Bulgaria to do the right thing on renewables before its EU Presidency starts next year

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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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Tunisia to produce over 210 MW of renewable energy

Operators willing to invest in solar photovoltaic and wind energy must submit their bids, no later than November 15, 2017, Minister of Energy, Mining and Renewable Energies, Hela Cheikhrouhou, said during a press conference on Wednesday .   She told reporters on the sidelines of the international show on renewable energies that the Department of … Continue reading Tunisia to produce over 210 MW of renewable energy

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China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation will build a 120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Ethiopia

China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation will build a 120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Ethiopia’s Somali regional state, an Ethiopian official said Thursday.   In a statement sent to Xinhua, Bizuneh Tolcha, Public Relation and Communication Director at the Ethiopia Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE), said the Ethiopian government expects the project to be started … Continue reading China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation will build a 120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Ethiopia

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Forestalia Selects GE Renewable Energy to Provide 1,200 MW of Wind Power in the Largest European Auction to Date

The Forestalia Group, through the Sociedad Aragonesa Transeuropea de Energi?as Renovables, has been awarded a contract by Spain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda to develop a 1,200 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Arago?n. This builds on the tender that Forestalia won in January 2016 to develop 408.5 MW of wind farms and bioenergy … Continue reading Forestalia Selects GE Renewable Energy to Provide 1,200 MW of Wind Power in the Largest European Auction to Date

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Ceará has potential of 80 GW of wind energy

Ceará can become a giant in wind power generation if it can realize its full potential. This is indicated by preliminary data from an unprecedented study by Vestas, a Danish company considered one of the largest in the world in the production of wind turbines. Denmark’s Vestas has released preliminary data on an unprecedented study … Continue reading Ceará has potential of 80 GW of wind energy

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Spain awards 3 GW of wind energy at clean power auction

Spain’s government has picked suppliers for 3 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power in an auction on Wednesday. The successful bidders will obtain regulated revenues in exchange for producing clean energy. Spanish wind energy producer Forestalia has obtained 1.2 GW, while Gas Natural has won 600 megawatts (MW), Endesa’s Enel Green Power 500 MW and Gamesa … Continue reading Spain awards 3 GW of wind energy at clean power auction

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Vestas is Once Again the Global Leader in Wind Turbine Installations

A new report from Navigant Research examines the development of the global wind power market, detailing changes that occurred in 2016 and providing forecasts for 2017-2021, as well as an outlook through 2026.   Wind power has become firmly entrenched as part of the broader global energy system, and last year, new wind turbine installations … Continue reading Vestas is Once Again the Global Leader in Wind Turbine Installations

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Egypt plans to produce 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022

The vista in the central province of Minya is as empty as far as the eye can see except for rows and rows of solar panels and the blue sky above. The panels are helping Amr al- Saad’s 8-month-old power sta­tion address the worsening issue of brownouts and blackouts in the area. “A few years … Continue reading Egypt plans to produce 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022

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Taiwan to invest NT$684 billion to bolster wind energy to 4,200 MW by 2025

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) unveiled further details and progress of the nation’s 8-year green energy development plan, one of the ambitious projects under the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Plan to phase out nuclear plants by 2025, Tuesday.   To meet the Tsai Administration goal of achieving a nuclear-free homeland by 2025, the country will … Continue reading Taiwan to invest NT$684 billion to bolster wind energy to 4,200 MW by 2025

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WindEurope encourage Lithuanians to pursue their ambitious plans for wind energy

A WindEurope delegation (CEO Giles Dickson, Kresten Ørnbjerg of Vestas and Aistis Radavicius of the Lithuanian Wind Association) met the Lithuanian Energy Minister on 12 May. We also met the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Energy Committee in the Lithuanian Parliament and the Chair of the Economy Committee.   We were encouraged to learn that … Continue reading WindEurope encourage Lithuanians to pursue their ambitious plans for wind energy

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Maryland becomes an offshore wind power contender with OREC decision

Maryland’s Public Service Commission today awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to the companies US Wind and Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC to build wind projects totaling 368 megawatts (MW) of capacity miles off the state’s coast. Completing these projects will generate nearly 10,000 new direct and indirect jobs and $1.8 billion of in-state spending. … Continue reading Maryland becomes an offshore wind power contender with OREC decision

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Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform launched

Today, representatives from major organizations from all over the world have gathered in Bonn to launch the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform. During the launch event, some of the world’s most renowned experts on renewable energy presented solutions and strategies for achieving global 100% renewable energy, in line with the world’s climate change mitigation needs … Continue reading Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform launched

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Vestas receives 15-year service contract for seven wind farms in Sweden

The seven wind farms were previously serviced in-house by Arise but with this new agreement Vestas takes over the full responsibility for servicing the 86 MW, underlining Vestas’ competitiveness in the Swedish service market and ability to optimise wind park performance and energy output. The service contract is a full-scope 15-year Active Output Management 5000 … Continue reading Vestas receives 15-year service contract for seven wind farms in Sweden

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