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IRENA report calls for international offshore wind energy standards

IRENA has published a report which, amongst other things, concludes that ‘offshore wind energy stands on the cusp of rapid and widespread growth’ reports Andrew Williams. So, what are the key findings of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) report?  What methods did the authors use to arrive at their conclusions?  And how best might stakeholders in … Continue reading IRENA report calls for international offshore wind energy standards

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KP Energy, GE India tie up for 300 MW wind power project in Gujarat

KP Energy Ltd and GE India Industrial (P) Ltd have signed up definitive agreements for the development of 300 megawatt wind power project in Kutch district of Gujarat. KP Energy, on Monday, said it has informed the BSE in this regard, according to a company statement here. The project will have 120 wind turbine generators … Continue reading KP Energy, GE India tie up for 300 MW wind power project in Gujarat

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Tilt Renewables chooses Greenbyte for data management

Tilt Renewable operates a full wind portfolio made out of 8 farms and approximately 600+ MW, marking the first assets Australia and New Zealand integrated in Energy Cloud. Tilt Renewables is striving to be the leading manager, owner and developer of renewable energy assets in Australia and New Zealand, with an additional 7 wind farms, … Continue reading Tilt Renewables chooses Greenbyte for data management

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Spain takes big steps towards renewable energy

Data from Red Electrica de Espana shows that 45.8% of electricity came from renewable resources. The data, which was taken from January and June, shows an 8.5% increase in renewable production. At the end of 2015, Spain was the world’s fifth biggest producer of wind power with Cadiz home to  Acciona Energía – the world’s … Continue reading Spain takes big steps towards renewable energy

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Leveraging Europe’s offshore wind energy expertise in Turkey

On 12 July, 3E organised a workshop in Istanbul entitled “Leveraging the EU offshore wind expertise in Turkey”, with the support of the Turkish Wind Energy Association and WindEurope. Turkey recently kick-started its offshore wind power market by launching a tender for building a capacity of 1,200 MW. The ceiling for support is established at … Continue reading Leveraging Europe’s offshore wind energy expertise in Turkey

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Genneia secures FMO loan for two wind farms in Argentina

Dutch development bank FMO has extended a USD 26 million long-term loan to Argentine energy company Genneia to develop two wind farms at Villalonga and Chubut Norte in the provinces of Buenos Aires and Chubut. FMO’s total financial backing for Argentina’s strategy to boost the share of its energy supply derived from renewable sources to … Continue reading Genneia secures FMO loan for two wind farms in Argentina

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American Wind Week 2018: Anywhere the wind blows

Get ready– American Wind Week 2018 (August 5-11) is less than a month away! From barbeques to wind farm tours, a dozen events and counting spanning more than 10 states are in the works. And they all have at least one thing in common—they’ll be celebrating American wind leadership. What kinds of events can we … Continue reading American Wind Week 2018: Anywhere the wind blows

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Westar launches new program to sell wind energy to commercial customers

Westar Energy is about to launch a new program that will allow large commercial customers to lock in a portion of their electric rates for up to 20 years if they agree to purchase energy from a soon-to-be developed wind farm in Nemaha County, northeast of Manhattan. The Kansas Corporation Commission approved the plan, which … Continue reading Westar launches new program to sell wind energy to commercial customers

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WindEurope supports India in kicking-off its offshore wind energy market

On 10 July, WindEurope hosted a delegation of representatives of the Indian government and the European Commission for a workshop entitled “Offshore wind energy in India.” The workshop focused on how Europe’s extensive offshore wind experience can help develop an offshore wind energy market in India. India has recently announced a very ambitious offshore wind … Continue reading WindEurope supports India in kicking-off its offshore wind energy market

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South Dakota approve new 300 MW wind farm

State officials have approved a roughly 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Codington counties of northeastern South Dakota. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved a permit with conditions for constructing the $380 million project, which is expected to be finished in 2021. The Dakota Range wind project is expected to encompass up … Continue reading South Dakota approve new 300 MW wind farm

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MidAmerican Energy announces new wind farm

MidAmerican Energy Company announced the construction of a wind farm project that will begin this month in west-central Grundy County. This latest project is called the Ivester wind farm and it will include 35 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines. MidAmerican expects the project to be completed at the end of the year. Ivester will add 90.8 … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy announces new wind farm

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Nordex Group’s order intake reached nearly 1.1 gigawatt in the second quarter

The Nordex Group recorded order intake of 1,089.8 megawatts in the second quarter of 2018 (previous year: 565.5 MW), thus continuing the performance seen at the first quarter of the year when new business exceeded one gigawatt. At the end of the first half of 2018, the Group achieved order intake of a total of … Continue reading Nordex Group’s order intake reached nearly 1.1 gigawatt in the second quarter

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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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Customised tower solution secures Vestas’ largest order in Serbia

MK Fintel Wind a.d. Beograd has placed an order for 20 V126-3.45 MW turbines for the 69 MW Kosava I wind park in Serbia. To accommodate the site’s specific wind conditions and maximise energy production while meeting the site’s tip height constraints, Vestas developed a solution with site-specific towers. Vestas has been active in Serbia … Continue reading Customised tower solution secures Vestas’ largest order in Serbia

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Alpha Offshore Service awarded blade repair contract for OWEZ wind farm

Alpha Offshore Service A/S has been awarded a contract with NoordzeeWind, a Joint Venture between utility company Nuon and Shell, for blade repair on the Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ). The first large windfarm built in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, OWEZ consists of 36 3MW turbines and sits approximately six miles … Continue reading Alpha Offshore Service awarded blade repair contract for OWEZ wind farm

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ABB wins $150 million order to grid-connect Hornsea Project Two

Key technologies and ABB Ability™ solutions will integrate wind energy from Hornsea Project Two to the UK grid, powering more than 1.3 million homes ABB has won orders worth over $150 million from Danish energy company, Ørsted (previously Dong Energy), to supply a range of technologies that will help integrate and transmit renewable wind energy … Continue reading ABB wins $150 million order to grid-connect Hornsea Project Two

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Senvion signs a second agreement for 50 MW with Total Eren in Argentina

Senvion today announced a new firm agreement, which includes the supply and delivery of another 14 Senvion 3.6M114 turbines in Argentina. The “Malaspina” project is the second full Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) deal with Total Eren, a French developer of solar and wind energy projects. Total Eren secured a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on … Continue reading Senvion signs a second agreement for 50 MW with Total Eren in Argentina

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Siemens Gamesa to install two large onshore wind farm projects in South Africa

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply two wind farms in South Africa including 109 units of onshore wind turbines. The SWT-2.3-108 turbine will each feature a rated capacity of 2.3 MW and a 108 meters diameter rotor. While the 140 MW Kangnas wind farm project is located near Springbok in the Northern Cape, another … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to install two large onshore wind farm projects in South Africa

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Petrofac wins Dutch offshore wind contract

Petrofac has been awarded a contract by TenneT, the Dutch-German transmission grid operator, for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore grid connection and more specifically for the Alpha and optional Beta HVAC platforms (substations) in the North Sea. The Dutch government is targeting a total of 3.5 gigawatt of wind energy production capacity offshore by … Continue reading Petrofac wins Dutch offshore wind contract

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Electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

Electrification is the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, who was speaking today at a European Commission event on long-term emissions reductions. EU leaders asked the Commission earlier this year to update the EU’s 2050 climate strategy. The current version, dating back to before COP21 in Paris, says the EU … Continue reading Electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

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