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Wind energy in Illinois, GWS has completed wind turbines installation at EDP Renewables’ 200 MW wind farm

Global Wind Service (GWS) has completed wind turbine installation at EDP Renewables’ 200 MW Harvest Ridge wind farm in Illinois. GWS was contracted by Vestas to deliver crane and installation for the wind power project, which is located in Douglas county. The scope included unload, pre-assembly, erection and mechanical completion of all wind turbines at … Continue reading Wind energy in Illinois, GWS has completed wind turbines installation at EDP Renewables’ 200 MW wind farm

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Wind energy in Sweden, advances 500 MW offshore wind farm

Magnora has teamed up with Swedish wind power company to speed up the development “Sydkustens Vind”, a 500 MW shallow-water offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, off southern Sweden. “The decision follows several studies performed during the spring of 2020 which have provided the answers we were looking for. We are now more certain … Continue reading Wind energy in Sweden, advances 500 MW offshore wind farm

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UK approve Vattenfall’s 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard wind farm

UK government ministers awarded development consent to Swedish company Vattenfall’s plans for a 1.8 GW wind farm in the UK North Sea on 30 June. The Norfolk Vanguard wind farm will comprise 90 to 180 wind turbines with heights of up to 350m. Vattenfall has not yet confirmed which wind turbine supplier it will use. … Continue reading UK approve Vattenfall’s 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard wind farm

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Innovation Fund launches first call for proposals

The Innovation Fund’s first call for proposals has been published today. The Innovation Fund is one of the largest EU funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies contributing to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) is responsible for the implementation of the calls and provides extensive information and … Continue reading Innovation Fund launches first call for proposals

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Neoen announces the commissioning of Hedet wind farm in Finland, supplying green electricity to Google

Neoen announces the commissioning of Hedet wind farm in Finland, supplying green electricity to Google • The 81 MW Hedet wind farm will generate renewable, carbon-free and competitively priced electricity to cover the power needs of Google’s Hamina data center in Finland • Hedet is the first of Neoen’s assets in Finland to enter service, … Continue reading Neoen announces the commissioning of Hedet wind farm in Finland, supplying green electricity to Google

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Five key success factors for a Green Economic Recovery…and Five Key Tasks for the Wind Energy Industry

It has been six months since the start in earnest of the COVID-19 pandemic and many voices are calling for society to accelerate investment in green energy to help economies recover. So far, however, there have been more words than actions. Here’s what I have learned during six months of hard work on advocacy, and … Continue reading Five key success factors for a Green Economic Recovery…and Five Key Tasks for the Wind Energy Industry

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RDL 23/2020 and its future impact on wind energy in Spain

AEE held on July 1 a digital meeting with its partners in collaboration with PwC. At the meeting, with more than 300 attendees, the recently approved Royal Decree-Law 23/2020 was analyzed. These are the main conclusions. Royal Decree-Law 23/2020 constitutes the first step in the roadmap that will mark the future Law on Climate Change … Continue reading RDL 23/2020 and its future impact on wind energy in Spain

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REN Alliance: Renewables working together – building back better through a green recovery

The REN Alliance organised this week a webinar, which brought together the world’s leading renewable energy organisations. Special thanks go to our speakers from REN21, the IEA, IRENA, the International Geothermal Association (IGA), the International Hydropower Association (IHA), the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), the World Bioenergy Association (WBA), and the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA). As has … Continue reading REN Alliance: Renewables working together – building back better through a green recovery

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Galán: “Ibero-America has everything it needs — natural hydroelectric, wind energy and solar resources — to be a powerhouse for the green economy”

“Improving cooperation and dialogue among governments, institutions and private enterprise in Ibero-America is more critical than ever as we move toward a sustainable, competitive energy system while fostering growth, job creation and social welfare,” said Iberdrola chairman Ignacio Galán this afternoon. He made these remarks during a virtual event organised by Fundación Iberoamérica Empresarial to … Continue reading Galán: “Ibero-America has everything it needs — natural hydroelectric, wind energy and solar resources — to be a powerhouse for the green economy”

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The German EU Presidency wants to strengthen offshore wind energy

Germany has taken over the rotating EU Council Presidency from Croatia. As part of the trio presidency, Germany will hold the position until 1 January 2021 before passing it on to Portugal. In the rather short time frame, the German Presidency aims to develop and adopt several important energy policies – with a strong focus … Continue reading The German EU Presidency wants to strengthen offshore wind energy

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Spain’s electricity demand falls 8.5% in June

Wind energy power represented 17.3%, concentrated solar power 3.9% and photovoltaic 9.2%. Spain’s electricity demand fell 8.5% in June. 43.9% of the monthly generation was from renewable sources and 63.5% were produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent.The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 33.3% and in the Canary … Continue reading Spain’s electricity demand falls 8.5% in June

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The birth of offshore wind energy in Poland

On 1 July 2020 representatives of the Polish government and Polish wind energy industry signed a “Letter of Intent on cooperation for development of offshore wind power in Poland”. The letter lays out the foundation for the development of offshore wind turbines in Poland. The letter defines the next steps in the collaboration to jointly … Continue reading The birth of offshore wind energy in Poland

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Wind energy in Aragon, Enel Green Power started construction of a 24 MW wind farm

Endesa, through its renewable energy division Enel Green Power Spain, has begun the construction of a 24 MW wind farm in the towns of Borja and Fréscano, in the province of Zaragoza. The investment associated with this project amounts to 26 million euros. The San Francisco de Borja wind farm has 7 wind turbines, 5 … Continue reading Wind energy in Aragon, Enel Green Power started construction of a 24 MW wind farm

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Wind energy in Chile, Elecnor wins a 185 MW wind farm

The group will install 44 wind turbines of 72 meters high that will add a power of 185 MW. Works on the Cerro Tigre wind farm are slated to finish in 2021 The Spanish infrastructure, energy, services and telecommunications group Elecnor has been awarded the construction of a new wind farm in Chile promoted by … Continue reading Wind energy in Chile, Elecnor wins a 185 MW wind farm

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ENGIE signs partnership with Hannon Armstrong for 2.3 GW wind energy and solar power in the US

ENGIE announces the signing of an agreement to sell 49% equity interest in a 2.3 GW US renewables portfolio to Hannon Armstrong (NYSE:HASI), a leading investor in climate change solutions. ENGIE will retain a controlling share in the portfolio and continue to manage the assets. On commissioning, this 2.3 gigawatts (GW) portfolio that comprises 1.8 … Continue reading ENGIE signs partnership with Hannon Armstrong for 2.3 GW wind energy and solar power in the US

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WindEurope supports initiative to adopt grid planning in line with climate neutrality

Together with 40 other organisations including transmission system operators, WindEurope signed a ‘Request to Adapt European Energy Planning Scenarios’ initiated by the Renewable Grids Initiative (RGI). Renewables-based electrification is a key driver for the decarbonisation of Europe. To integrate the rapidly growing shares of wind energy and other renewables, Europe needs to optimise and expand … Continue reading WindEurope supports initiative to adopt grid planning in line with climate neutrality

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AEP Energy Signs PPA For Output From New 400-MW Wind energy Project In Illinois

American Electric Power’s (NYSE: AEP) AEP Energy subsidiary has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with an affiliate of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for the output of 400 megawatt (MW) of renewable energy from Panther Grove Wind Energy Facility in Woodford County, Illinois.   Construction of Panther Grove is scheduled to begin in early 2021, … Continue reading AEP Energy Signs PPA For Output From New 400-MW Wind energy Project In Illinois

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Polish government and industry agree to jointly develop Baltic wind power

Poland’s government signed on Wednesday a letter of intent with lobby groups and industry to collaborate on developing offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea as the country seeks to reduce its reliance on coal. Poland, which generates almost 80% of its electricity from coal, is under European Union pressure to reduce carbon emissions and … Continue reading Polish government and industry agree to jointly develop Baltic wind power

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Wind energy in the Netherlands, Vestas’ wind turbines for 36 MW repowering order with Vattenfall

Vestas has received an order from Vattenfall Wind Development Netherlands B.V. for the Jaap Rodenburg II wind power project in the Netherlands. The wind farm will be installed in the Province Flevoland, near Almere and will feature ten V117-3.45 MW wind turbines with 91.5 m towers delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode to maximise … Continue reading Wind energy in the Netherlands, Vestas’ wind turbines for 36 MW repowering order with Vattenfall

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China’s new seven-megawatt offshore wind turbine has rolled off the production line

The semi-direct-drive wind turbine was developed by the CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Co. Ltd. in Zhuzhou, central China’s Hunan Province. After installation, the wind turbine is expected to generate 30 million kWh of electricity annually. The wind turbine adopts permanent magnet technology and has several advantages including high efficiency, high power density and convenient maintenance, as … Continue reading China’s new seven-megawatt offshore wind turbine has rolled off the production line

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