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EDF EN Canada and Enbridge Dedicate the 300 Megawatt Blackspring Ridge Wind Energy Project

EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and Enbridge Inc. dedicated the 300 megawatt (MW) Blackspring Ridge Wind Energy Project today. Located in Vulcan County, Alberta, the project is the largest investment in wind energy in Western Canada. EDF EN Canada and Enbridge officials joined Alberta Energy Minister Diana McQueen, Derrick Annable, … Continue reading EDF EN Canada and Enbridge Dedicate the 300 Megawatt Blackspring Ridge Wind Energy Project

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Iberdrola Ingeniería completes first Renewable Energies Project in South Africa

Iberdrola Ingeniería has completed the development of its first renewable energies project in South Africa, consisting of the construction of three major facilities: the Noblesfontein and Klipheuwel wind farms and the Jasper photovoltaic power plant. Following the award of three contracts worth €273 million, it is the largest project carried out to date by the Company … Continue reading Iberdrola Ingeniería completes first Renewable Energies Project in South Africa

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4.9 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity under construction in Europe

16 commercial offshore wind farms are under construction totalling 4.9 GW of power capacity. 224 new offshore wind turbines, totalling 781 megawatts (MW), were fully grid connected in Europe during the first six months of 2014 – 25% less than during the same period in 2013 (1,045 MW). 282 wind turbines have been installed but … Continue reading 4.9 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity under construction in Europe

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Milestone for German offshore wind power grid expansion

Siemens has completed installation of the offshore platform for the direct-current connection HelWin2. Working under contract from the German-Dutch grid operator TenneT, Siemens has thus achieved a decisive milestone of the German grid connection projects. “We have now installed three high-tech platforms for TenneT in the North Sea. The HelWin2 project is now in the … Continue reading Milestone for German offshore wind power grid expansion

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Chinese Give U.S.$136 Million for Tanzania Wind Energy

The Export-Import Bank of China has given Dar a soft loan of Tsh 226.7 billion (about $136million) for the wind power project in the Singida region which would be able to generate 50MW. Speaking during 38th Dar es salaam International Trade FAIR (DITF) in National Development Cooperation pavilion, NDC Head of Chemical Industry, Abdallah Mandwanga … Continue reading Chinese Give U.S.$136 Million for Tanzania Wind Energy

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Impsa to sell wind power plants in Brazil

Brazilian renewable-energy developer Casa dos Ventos Energias Renovaveis Ltda. is among the companies in advanced talks. Industrias Metalurgicas Pescarmona SA, the Argentine wind-turbine maker known as Impsa, is in advanced talks with two companies to sell a big part of its wind energy parks in Brazil. A Brazilian company and an international buyer are negotiating … Continue reading Impsa to sell wind power plants in Brazil

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The Blue Circle, Annex Power to develop wind energy in Thailand

The Blue Circle is a developer of wind power and solar energy projects in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, while Annex Power is a renewable energy group focused on Southeast Asia. The Blue Circle and Bangkok-based renewable energy group Annex Power will form a partnership to tap into Thailand’s wind energy investments. The partnership was expected … Continue reading The Blue Circle, Annex Power to develop wind energy in Thailand

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Enel Green Power’s work in PV solar power , geothermal energy and wind power in the USA

With a net installed capacity of 1.6 gigawatts, 90 plants across 21 states and continued growth, Enel Green Power’s work in PV solar energy, geothermal power and wind energy is pushing forward development of green energy in the States. Competition between renewable energy sources is hotting up in the United States, where for the first … Continue reading Enel Green Power’s work in PV solar power , geothermal energy and wind power in the USA

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Scottish government has announced funding for a initiative to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy

First Minister Alex Salmond confirmed the project will receive an award of £2.2m. The government has a target for the equivalent of 100% of Scotland’s electricity consumption to come from renewable sources by 2020. Environmental charity WWF Scotland welcomed the news saying it would bring extra jobs as well as cheaper energy. The funding will … Continue reading Scottish government has announced funding for a initiative to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy

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NTR plans major Irish wind energy investment

NTR is lining up a €400m investment in wind energy on the island of Ireland as it seeks to diversify its US-focused power business. The company has just announced its first annual profit since the financial crash in 2008. The former National Toll Roads group recorded profits of €31.4m for the 2014 financial year, compared … Continue reading NTR plans major Irish wind energy investment

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Dominion using research vessel to collect data for offshore wind turbines

A 110-foot long lift vessel will periodically be located off the shore of Camp Pendleton during July to obtain core samples needed for Dominion Virginia Power to move ahead with its proposal to build wind turbines 27 miles off the coast. The U.S.-flagged Inez Eymard literally lifts itself out of the water to provide a … Continue reading Dominion using research vessel to collect data for offshore wind turbines

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Ex-Im Bank Finances Export of U.S.-Manufactured Wind Turbines to Talas de Maciel Wind Farm in Uruguay

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is providing a $64.5 million direct loan to Astidey S.A., in Montevideo, Uruguay, for the purchase of U.S.-manufactured wind-turbine generators being exported by Gamesa Technology Corporation Inc., headquartered in Feasterville-Trevose, Pa. The authorization, which is Ex-Im Bank’s second wind transaction in Uruguay, will support approximately 400 … Continue reading Ex-Im Bank Finances Export of U.S.-Manufactured Wind Turbines to Talas de Maciel Wind Farm in Uruguay

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Vietnam yet to pursue right strategy in developing wind power

To meet the target of yielding 1,000 MW of wind power by 2020 set by the government in 2011, Vietnam needs an investment of around 2.1 billion U.S. dollars within six years, said Vietnam’s General Department of Energy. By 2020, wind electricity is expected to account for 0.7 percent of the country’s total electricity production, … Continue reading Vietnam yet to pursue right strategy in developing wind power

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Time for Uganda to explore its wind energy potential

According to Uganda’s renewable energy policy 2007, wind data collected by the country’s meteorology department concluded that wind energy is available and sufficient for power generation especially in the south western part districts of Kabaale, Ntungamo, Kisoro and around Mt Elgon,Karamoja areas with the average wind speed at 4m/s(meters per second). Wind energy potential can … Continue reading Time for Uganda to explore its wind energy potential

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Nordex delivers turnkey wind power plants to France

Nordex has sold the French wind farm projects “Aubigeon” and “Les Touches” to the investment company GN Renewable Investments. “We are pleased to finalize the sale of two further projects in France developed by our own organization”, states Nordex Management Board member Lars Bondo Krogsgaard. The projects have been developed by Nordex in cooperation with … Continue reading Nordex delivers turnkey wind power plants to France

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Gamesa reinforces its commitment to the environment and sustainable product development

The prototypes of this wind turbine, installed in Alaiz (Spain) and Texas (USA), have generated 4.25 GWh since they were commissioned at the start of this year, demonstrating the robust, highly reliable and adaptable nature of this product. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured eco-design certification for its turbine, the G114-2.0 … Continue reading Gamesa reinforces its commitment to the environment and sustainable product development

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Africa’s largest wind farm opens in Jeffrey’s Bay

Africa’s largest wind farm, with 60 wind turbines, has been officially opened at Jeffreys Bay. The 138 MW wind power plant, which has been producing electricity since December, is among the projects in the government’s renewable energy programme, through which private companies bid to build renewable energy power stations. Construction began in December 2012 and … Continue reading Africa’s largest wind farm opens in Jeffrey’s Bay

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Spain’s Iberdrola, Gamesa to build wind farm in Honduras with 25 Gamesa G90 wind turbines

Spain’s Iberdrola Ingenieria and Gamesa have been awarded a contract to build a 50 MW wind farm in Honduras. Honduras-based Grupo Terra awards two companies turnkey contract to commission facility equipped with 25 Gamesa G90 wind turbines with a unit capacity of 2 MW each. IBERDROLA subsidiary strengthens foothold in wind power market in Honduras, … Continue reading Spain’s Iberdrola, Gamesa to build wind farm in Honduras with 25 Gamesa G90 wind turbines

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