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German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

Just 476 MW worth of wind farm projects won capacity in the latest German onshore wind power auction. A total of 700 MW was on offer.   The average price of bids was €61/MWh. This was slightly lower than the previous auction in October 2018 (€63/MWh) but higher than May 2018’s €57/MWh. The problem is … Continue reading German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

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IKEA buys 25 percent of Germany’s second-biggest offshore wind farm

Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA stores, said on Wednesday it had bought a 25 percent stake in Germany’s second-biggest offshore wind farm as part of a strategy to reach its sustainability targets. The world’s biggest furniture retailer said in a statement it paid more than 200 million euros ($226 million) for a stake … Continue reading IKEA buys 25 percent of Germany’s second-biggest offshore wind farm

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Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany

The offshore wind farm will have 476 MW installed capacity. Pioneering V174-9.5 MW from MHI Vestas wind turbine to be used, allowing sharp cut in cost of electricity. The two companies will work together on exclusivity terms until the final supply contract is signed. Germany is one of Iberdrola’s strategic markets for offshore wind energy … Continue reading Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany

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MHI Vestas named as Preferred Supplier for 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany by Iberdrola

MHI Vestas will supply up to 52 V174-9.5 MW wind turbines for the Iberdrola offshore wind energy project, the first commercial offshore wind farm to feature the V174 wind turbine. Iberdrola has named MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred wind turbine supplier for the 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind power project in German waters of … Continue reading MHI Vestas named as Preferred Supplier for 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany by Iberdrola

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German wind energy industry worries about public resistance

Following a sharp drop in new onshore wind power installations in Germany in 2018, the industry warns that mounting resistance against new turbines endangers a sufficient supply of renewable energy demanded by industry and national climate targets. New capacity additions fell 55 percent to 2.4 gigawatts (GW) in 2018, mainly due to projects that won … Continue reading German wind energy industry worries about public resistance

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Germany aims 20 GW offshore wind energy by 2030

According to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the offshore wind power industry has invested more than 15 billion euros since 2013. According to the figures published by Deutsche WindGuard, 1,305 offshore wind turbines with a total output of 6,382 MW (megawatts) fed into the grid in 2018. In this period, 136 new wind … Continue reading Germany aims 20 GW offshore wind energy by 2030

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innogy signs long-term service contract with Senvion for its 295 MW offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost

Senvion has been awarded a four-year service contract of innogy SE for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm following a competitive tender process. Senvion has been responsible for the service of the in total 48 wind turbines since their installation in 2014. The existing contract has been replaced ahead of schedule by a new service … Continue reading innogy signs long-term service contract with Senvion for its 295 MW offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost

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Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain agree to foster corporate trade of renewable electricity between each other

The 5 countries have signed today in Brussels a joint declaration that lays out their plan to facilitate cross-border trade of renewable electricity from producers to corporate consumers. At COP 22, France, Germany, Morocco, Portugal and Spain signed the SET (Sustainable Electricity Trade) Roadmap: a declaration that would eventually lead to renewable electricity exchanges between … Continue reading Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain agree to foster corporate trade of renewable electricity between each other

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Mercedes-Benz deal to buy wind power is first PPA in Germany

Mercedes-Benz will buy wind energy for its German operations through a corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed with Norwegian utility Statkraft.   This marks the first corporate renewable PPA deal signed in Germany. Mercedes-Benz will buy 46 MW worth of wind power from six wind farms in Lower Saxony and Bremen. The wind power … Continue reading Mercedes-Benz deal to buy wind power is first PPA in Germany

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Vestas secures first wind energy order from enercity Erneuerbare GmbH in Germany

Vestas has received a 33 MW wind farm order from German municipal utility enercity Erneuerbare GmbH, a subsidiary of Hannover-based utility enercity AG, for the Klettwitz III B.A. 2.2 project located in Klettwitz in the Brandenburg region in eastern Germany. The wind power project will comprise ten V117-3.3 MW wind turbines, which will be installed … Continue reading Vestas secures first wind energy order from enercity Erneuerbare GmbH in Germany

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Repowering: EDF Renewables commissions a fully renewed wind power plant in Germany

EDF Renewables in Germany is announcing the repowering of the Eckolstädt wind farm, the first in a series to come. “Repowering” or renewing means the refurbishment of a facility that has reached the end of its life cycle. The Eckolstädt wind farm initially had an installed capacity of 14.5 MW, which has now been increased … Continue reading Repowering: EDF Renewables commissions a fully renewed wind power plant in Germany

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Siemens Gamesa strengthens its presence in the onshore wind energy market with new wind farm projects totaling 263 MW

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) continues to reinforce its strong market position with the supply of 263 MW (1) to onshore wind power projects in Sweden, Norway, Germany and Turkey. The wind turbines types are within a performance range between 2.3 and 4.1 MW. In Northern Europe, the company will provide 34 wind turbines with … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa strengthens its presence in the onshore wind energy market with new wind farm projects totaling 263 MW

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Storage power plant inaugurated at Curslack wind farm

Michael Westhagemann, the Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation of the City of Hamburg, today officially commissioned the storage power plant at the Curslack wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf. At the core of the system is a system linking the five wind turbines operated at the wind farm with a new battery storage facility, which is … Continue reading Storage power plant inaugurated at Curslack wind farm

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Germany reaches political agreement on additional onshore wind energy

This week the German government reached a political agreement on an additional 4 GW of onshore wind power by 2021.   The agreement will see Germany auction an additional onshore wind turbines capacity of 1 GW (in 2019), 1.4 GW (in 2020) and 1.6 GW (in 2021) over and above the 2.8 GW pa which … Continue reading Germany reaches political agreement on additional onshore wind energy

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Nordex receives wind energy order for 57 MW from Germany

The Nordex Group has secured a wind power order for a total of 57.6 MW for a cluster of wind farms in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. The “Hoort” wind farm is a joint project by LOSCON GmbH, a wind farm developer, and mea Energieagentur Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH (mea), a wholly owned subsidiary of the municipal utility WEMAG … Continue reading Nordex receives wind energy order for 57 MW from Germany

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Iberdrola inaugurates Wikinger offshore wind farm, consolidating Germany as its strategic market

The Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, expressed his pride at the commissioning of this facility, a benchmark for the company: “We will continue to champion offshore wind energy technology since it enables us to drive the energy transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy.” Today, Iberdrola has officially cut the ribbon on Wikinger offshore wind … Continue reading Iberdrola inaugurates Wikinger offshore wind farm, consolidating Germany as its strategic market

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Iberdrola inaugurates on Monday the Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

Iberdrola inaugurates on Monday the wind farm of Wikinger, located in Germany in the waters of the Baltic Sea, with an investment of 1,400 million euros. In its development have participated companies like the Asturian Windar, with the construction of 280 piles of 40 meters in length, as well as the Danish Bladt and the … Continue reading Iberdrola inaugurates on Monday the Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

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Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Completed in Record Time

Construction of Germany’s 385 MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea has been completed at a new record speed: The workers needed less than three months to erect 60 wind turbines. “The joint project between E.ON and the Norwegian energy company Equinor completed the installation of the wind turbines in record time and … Continue reading Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Completed in Record Time

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Permitting issues leave latest German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

Challenges in the permitting procedure mean the latest German onshore wind auction has come in under-subscribed. The prices – average €62.6/MWh – were also up on the €57/MWh in the last auction in May. The German Federal Network Agency, BNetzA, announced the results of the latest German onshore wind auction today. Only 363 MW of … Continue reading Permitting issues leave latest German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

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Vestas secures first wind farm order for V150-4.2 MW wind turbines in Germany

Vestas has received a 12 MW wind power order from long-term customer NOTUS energy Plan GmbH & Co. KG for two V150-4.2 MW wind turbines and one V136-3.6 MW wind turbine for the Lübbenow II and Lübbenow III wind energy projects, located in Lübbenow in Brandenburg, Eastern Germany. The order is the first for the … Continue reading Vestas secures first wind farm order for V150-4.2 MW wind turbines in Germany

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