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Global Wind Summit: World’s Biggest Wind Industry Gathering

The WindEnergy Hamburg expo will bring 1400 exhibitors from over 100 countries, while the WindEurope Conference will host more than 500 expert speakers and presenters  From 25 to 28 September the world´s largest wind industry event, the Global Wind Summit, will take place at the Hamburg Messe fair site. Comprising the world’s leading wind industry expo … Continue reading Global Wind Summit: World’s Biggest Wind Industry Gathering

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WindEurope hosts successful workshop on optimising wind farm operations in Vilnius, Lithuania

On 14-15 May 2018, WindEurope hosted the 4th edition of the ‘Analysis of Operating Wind Farms’ workshop focusing on how big data can be used to optimise the performance of wind farms worldwide. The event – held in Vilnius, Lithuania – attracted over 180 wind energy experts from industry and academia. Delegates discussed new techniques … Continue reading WindEurope hosts successful workshop on optimising wind farm operations in Vilnius, Lithuania

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Wind power boosts local tax revenue across rural America

By now it should come as no surprise that American wind power spurs important economic growth in all 50 states, especially in the rural interior of the country. Each year, the industry invests an average of over $14 billion in new wind projects and pays landowners more than $267 million for hosting wind turbines on … Continue reading Wind power boosts local tax revenue across rural America

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‘Collaboration is key to driving sustainability development across Europe’ WindEurope CEO tells Sustainability Summit

On May 23, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a plenary session at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit, organized by CSR Europe. As part of the European Business Summit, the event gathered over 300 people, including business representatives, National Partner Organizations, NGOs, EU stakeholders and policy makers. Dickson’s presentation was part of the session … Continue reading ‘Collaboration is key to driving sustainability development across Europe’ WindEurope CEO tells Sustainability Summit

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As more solar and wind come onto the grid, prices go down

Wind and solar energy are growing rapidly in the U.S. As these energy sources become a bigger part of the electricity mix, their growth raises new questions: How do solar and wind influence energy prices? And since power plants last for decades, what should policymakers and investors think about to ensure that investments in power … Continue reading As more solar and wind come onto the grid, prices go down

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Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow battery at its La Plana test site in Spain

Hybrid projects combined of wind-energy, solar PV and other energy sources are becoming a more and more attractive option to drive the energy transition to higher shares of renewable energy in the mix. Siemens Gamesa is one of the pioneers in this development with a long term track record in hybridization and off-grid technology. Now … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow battery at its La Plana test site in Spain

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Top China Wind Power Producer Shines as Fewer Wind Turbines Sit Idle

The Chinese government’s moves to ramp up renewable energy consumption have sparked optimism over the future of China Longyuan Power Group Corp., the country’s biggest wind power producer.   Around half of the 29 analysts covering Longyuan have raised their price target for its Hong Kong-listed stock over the past month, according to data compiled … Continue reading Top China Wind Power Producer Shines as Fewer Wind Turbines Sit Idle

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AWEA powers up advocacy with three energy industry veterans

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced three senior hires who expand the Association’s advocacy muscle in federal affairs, public affairs and policy. The trio joins AWEA’s Government and Public Affairs team, led by Senior Vice President Amy Farrell, as the wind industry looks to continue its growth as a major energy provider delivering … Continue reading AWEA powers up advocacy with three energy industry veterans

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Battery powers up to help keep UK lights on

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group, has started the commercial operation of a Welsh battery storage scheme, believed to be the UK’s largest co-located with an onshore wind farm. The 22MW battery@pyc, which shares electrical infrastructure with the Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm, will help National Grid maintain frequency levels and reliability of electricity supply … Continue reading Battery powers up to help keep UK lights on

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Latest German onshore wind energy auction results come in at €57/MWh

Bid prices in Germany’s latest onshore wind round rose to an average of €57.3/MWh following an auction that was under-subscribed. According to the German Federal Network Agency, BNetzA, 604 MW of wind capacity across 111 bids entered the second German onshore wind auction this year. This was less than the 670 MW that was on … Continue reading Latest German onshore wind energy auction results come in at €57/MWh

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Local impact of wind energy at heart of new industry push for renewables ambition

WindEurope today launched a new “Local Impact, Global Leadership” toolkit that maps out the local economic benefits of wind energy. With the future of renewables in Europe at stake in Clean Energy Package negotiations, now is a critical time to show policy-makers the local economic benefits of wind energy to make the case for more … Continue reading Local impact of wind energy at heart of new industry push for renewables ambition

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UAE leads region in renewable energy

The UAE has done impressive work to stay on track with the renewable energy targets and with phases 3 and 4 of the Dubai Solar Park to begin commissioning by the end of 2020, and is placed at the forefront of renewable energy development in the region, according to a research published by the Arab … Continue reading UAE leads region in renewable energy

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WindEurope pledges support for Polish transition from coal

Poland has been the site of increasing activity for the wind industry. The Polish parliament has started debating legislation that will reverse the real estate tax and facilitate a 1,000 MW onshore auction by the end of 2018, while the Polish TSO recently announced that the Polish grid could accommodate 4 GW offshore wind by … Continue reading WindEurope pledges support for Polish transition from coal

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WindEurope sparks debate on wind energy integration at AWEA 2018

The American Wind Energy Association is hosting its annual event in Chicago this week, providing an opportunity for WindEurope members to address Europe’s approach to integrating wind into the energy system. Wind meets 12% of Europe’s power demand and, in the US, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota already get more than 30% of their power … Continue reading WindEurope sparks debate on wind energy integration at AWEA 2018

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Uzbekistan announces US$1.3 billion solar energy deal

Global leader in sustainability and utility-scale solar production, SkyPower, has announced an estimated US$1.3 billion foreign direct investment in Uzbekistan to build 1,000 MW of solar energy generation capacity throughout the country. This project will bring the largest foreign direct investment in Uzbekistan’s history. Uzbekistan and SkyPower also signed the first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) … Continue reading Uzbekistan announces US$1.3 billion solar energy deal

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E.ON opens state-of-the-art Renewables Operation Center

E.ON has completed its state-of-the-art North American Renewables Operation Center in Austin, Texas, boosting the ability to not only manage its own 3.6 gigawatt (GW) capacity portfolio but also managing a further 2.9 GW of capacity for other owners. The team members within the center manage the day-to-day activities for the purposes of safe and … Continue reading E.ON opens state-of-the-art Renewables Operation Center

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Thailand’s BCPG Plans US$300m Expansion

Rapidly expanding Thai renewable energy developer BCPG said it will spend 10 billion baht (US$311 million) in further expanding its portfolio abroad via new partnerships and acquisitions. Only established in 2015, BCPG is now looking to invest in Australia, South Korea and Japan as well as neighbouring Southeast Asian economies. In statements to media on … Continue reading Thailand’s BCPG Plans US$300m Expansion

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Acciona receives the world’s first grid-scale energy storage certificate by DNV GL

ACCIONA Energia, the biggest global operator exclusively in renewable energies, yesterday received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution by DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body. The handover of the certificate took place at the American Wind Energy Association’s 2018 Windpower Conference in Chicago. … Continue reading Acciona receives the world’s first grid-scale energy storage certificate by DNV GL

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Enbridge and CPPIB sign renewable power deal, create joint venture

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has signed a deal to buy 49 per cent of pipeline company Enbridge Inc.’s interests in a group of renewable power assets for $1.75 billion. Enbridge says the agreement will see the creation of a joint venture that includes all of its Canadian renewable power assets, held through Enbridge Income … Continue reading Enbridge and CPPIB sign renewable power deal, create joint venture

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World Wind &Solar (WWS) Acquires Axis Renewable Group (Axis)

World Wind & Solar, a leader in renewable energy operations and maintenance, announced today that it has acquired Axis Renewable Group, an independent service provider to utility-scale wind and solar power plants and original equipment manufacturers. The acquisition is scheduled to close Friday, May 11th. With thisacquisition, Axis will merge under the WWS brand and … Continue reading World Wind &Solar (WWS) Acquires Axis Renewable Group (Axis)

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