Category Archives: Wind Energy

Electrification and clean hydrogen key to decarbonising economies

Wind energy together with clean hydrogen can play a vital role in decarbonising economies, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson will tell delegates at the Gas Infrastructure Europe conference today in Prague. Wind power is now 154 GW capacity and accounts for 10.4% of power demand in the EU. And it now supports the wider energy system … Continue reading Electrification and clean hydrogen key to decarbonising economies

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WindEurope furthers the interests of wind during EU Sustainable Energy Week

As part of EU Sustainable Energy Week, WindEurope has been at the heart of several events promoting the interests of the wind industry. On Tuesday, WindEurope organised an Energy Day event on A (C)lean energy transition: Innovative approaches to the offshore wind supply chain. The event focused on some of the key questions related to … Continue reading WindEurope furthers the interests of wind during EU Sustainable Energy Week

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Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power from wind

On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he praised coal and ridiculed wind energy. “I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes,” Trump told the crowd. Iowa is the leading producer of wind energy in the country and generated 36.6 percent of … Continue reading Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power from wind

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Unlocking Ohio wind energy resources a multi-billion dollar opportunity for the state

Ohio Senate lawmakers today advanced an important fix to wind turbine setback policy in the state’s proposed biennial budget. The state’s setback policy, among the most restrictive in the nation, has effectively stopped new wind power development – and the jobs that come along with it – since passing in 2014. “The Ohio Senate took … Continue reading Unlocking Ohio wind energy resources a multi-billion dollar opportunity for the state

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Wind energy in Serbia: Senvion wind turbines for a wind fram

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has closed the financial contract for the Alibunar wind farm in Serbia with Elicio NV, for the delivery, installation and commissioning of 21 Senvion MM100 turbines. The installation is planned to take place in the first half of 2018, ahead of schedule; originally, the installation was to … Continue reading Wind energy in Serbia: Senvion wind turbines for a wind fram

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Vestas introduces rating of 4.2 MW and three new turbine variants

The announcement introduces the fourth generation of the platform since its launch in 2010 and takes the platform’s turbine portfolio to eight turbines, including the three new variants: V117-4.0/4.2 MW, V136-4.0/4.2 MW, and V150-4.0/4.2 MW. With its introduction, the V150-4.0/4.2 MW offers the largest rotor in its class and becomes the highest yielding onshore turbine … Continue reading Vestas introduces rating of 4.2 MW and three new turbine variants

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GE Renewable Energy Selected to Provide 66 MW of Wind Power with 22 wind turbines for Japan’s Akita Region

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced an agreement with Shimizu Corporation to supply 22 units of GE’s 3.2-103 wind turbines, for the Akita Katagami wind farm in the Akita prefecture in northern Japan.   A Special Purpose Company (SPC) made up of Venti Japan, Mitsubishi Power Corp and C-Tech will operate the wind farm … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Selected to Provide 66 MW of Wind Power with 22 wind turbines for Japan’s Akita Region

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EDF Renewable Energy Signs Power Purchase Agreement with Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency for 100 MW Wind Project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has signed an agreement to supply Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) with 100 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from the Stoneray Wind Project in Minnesota beginning in 2020. Construction is expected to commence in early 2018 with an anticipated commercial operation date (COD) of December 2018. Stoneray Wind Project, … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Signs Power Purchase Agreement with Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency for 100 MW Wind Project

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Wind energy in Russia: Vestas wind turbines for Fortum Energy projects

In connection with OOO Fortum Energy being awarded a series of onshore wind power projects in the recently concluded Russian auction of renewable energy projects, the Fortum-RUSNANO wind investment fund has chosen Vestas as supplier for wind power projects.   As a part of the discussions between the parties, Vestas is planning to establish manufacturing … Continue reading Wind energy in Russia: Vestas wind turbines for Fortum Energy projects

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May cooler heads prevail in debate over renewable energy’s role in providing clean electricity

While articles in the academic journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences don’t often provoke bitter fights on the pages of major newspapers, that was the case for an academic study about renewable energy published earlier this week. The article was authored by 21 energy experts, many of whom previously published articles showing large … Continue reading May cooler heads prevail in debate over renewable energy’s role in providing clean electricity

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Adding renewables keeps the lights on and money in America’s pockets

Yesterday, a new report from Analysis Group reconfirmed an important point: adding renewable energy to America’s electricity grid strengthens reliability and saves consumers money. AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan penned a column in the Huffington Post explaining some of Analysis Group’s findings. Here are a few highlights: Although some commentators have raised concerns that the declining … Continue reading Adding renewables keeps the lights on and money in America’s pockets

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Innogy opens Zuidwester wind farm in Netherlands

The wind farm includes twelve of 7.5MW turbines, which will replace 50 older models. Innogy, a subsidiary of RWE, has invested a total investment of about €150m in the wind farm. This 90MW wind farm is part of a larger 430MW project at Noordoostpolder in the Netherlands. In total, the larger wind project will include about 86 wind turbines … Continue reading Innogy opens Zuidwester wind farm in Netherlands

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Perspectives of the Wind Energy Market in Russia

WWEA and FES Russian Federation, in collaboration with St. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University and the Russian Association for the Wind Industry RAWI, have conducted a study on the status of the wind energy market in Russia. The study “Perspectives of the Wind Energy Market in Russia” has been presented today during a launch event … Continue reading Perspectives of the Wind Energy Market in Russia

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Cheap gas, not renewables, primarily depressing power prices

Last week, the electric grid operator for the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes states (PJM) proposed a reform to its energy market rules to address concerns that prices are too low. There has been some confusion regarding why PJM felt the reform was necessary, with some incorrectly claiming it was primarily caused by renewable energy or … Continue reading Cheap gas, not renewables, primarily depressing power prices

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Potential for offshore wind power in US is enormous

Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island, is the home to the first offshore wind farm in the United States. Built by the Deepwater Wind development group and opened in December 2016, the wind farm can power up to 17,000 homes and has already ended the island residents’ reliance on power generated by diesel … Continue reading Potential for offshore wind power in US is enormous

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Fugro returns to Borssele Wind Farm Zone to conduct UXO survey

Fugro has been awarded a joint contract with Boskalis for survey and identification of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Borssele Wind Farm Zone. The multimillion-Euro contract, for Dutch transmission systems operator TenneT TSO B.V., includes specialised survey and identification work in relation to cable routes for the planned grid connection between TenneT’s two offshore platforms … Continue reading Fugro returns to Borssele Wind Farm Zone to conduct UXO survey

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North-east Scotland poised to become centre of offshore wind energy scientific research

Fascinating insights to the lives of bottlenose dolphins, salmon, sea trout and sea birds are set to be discovered after Vattenfall today announced the first successful projects for its ground-breaking offshore wind research programme. The socio-economic impact of offshore wind farms is also to be examined as part of the €3million scientific research and monitoring … Continue reading North-east Scotland poised to become centre of offshore wind energy scientific research

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No evidence that changing power mix endangers electric system reliability

A new report by Analysis Group answers questions asked two months ago by Energy Secretary Rick Perry about the reliability and market rules of the U.S. electric power grid. Analysis Group finds it is market forces – primarily low-cost natural gas and flat demand for electricity – that are causing some coal and nuclear power plants … Continue reading No evidence that changing power mix endangers electric system reliability

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy holds its first Shareholders General Meeting

Today in Zamudio (Vizcaya, Spain), Siemens Gamesa held its first Shareholders General Meeting since creation of the new company deriving from the merger between Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power, which closed last April. Among the agenda items approved, Siemens Gamesa’s shareholders ratified the appointment of Markus Tacke as the new chief executive officer (CEO). “I … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy holds its first Shareholders General Meeting

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Northumberland wind farm fully operational

The 16 wind turbines will produce on average every year enough fossil-fuel free power to meet the equivalent annual demand of over 30,000 UK households. Ray Wind Farm, a Vattenfall investment of around £90million, is located on the Ray Estate, near Kirkwhelpington in Northumberland. It is the second Vattenfall UK wind farm to be finished … Continue reading Northumberland wind farm fully operational

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