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GWEC working with World Bank Group to hold forum on Offshore Wind Power in London

Forum will bring together emerging markets with strong offshore wind energy potential, with representatives from 15 governments expected to attend. World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have launched program to fast-track the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries. GWEC Market Intelligence expects global offshore wind capacity to grow to 210GW in … Continue reading GWEC working with World Bank Group to hold forum on Offshore Wind Power in London

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Redundant Defense and Interior appropriations language risks delaying U.S. offshore wind power

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in response to recent inclusion of language related to U.S. offshore wind development in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of the Interior (DOI) FY 2020 appropriations bills: “The offshore wind industry is committed to compatibility with national security and wind projects are rigorously … Continue reading Redundant Defense and Interior appropriations language risks delaying U.S. offshore wind power

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Iberdrola signs a wind energy PPA in the US

Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Avangrid Renewables, has signed a long-term wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with Dairyland Power Cooperative for 52 megawatts (MW) of the Tatanka Ridge wind farm in the county of Deuel, in the State of South Dakota (United States). According to the companies, this corresponding production of the wind farm represents consumption … Continue reading Iberdrola signs a wind energy PPA in the US

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Construction of Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm has started

The 72 wind turbines have a total height of 188 metres and each foundation weighs up to 800 tonnes. The construction of Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea has now started well on schedule, and the wind power plant will contribute significantly to Vattenfall’s goal of enabling fossil-free living within one generation. … Continue reading Construction of Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm has started

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Naturgy consolidates in the wind energy of Australia

GPG (Naturgy Group) and Vision conclude a financing agreement for the construction of a 180 MW wind farm in Australia. Naturgy, through Global Power Generation (GPG), its international subsidiary of power generation, has closed a financing of up to 284 million Australian dollars (176 million euros) to complete the development of the Berrybank wind farm, … Continue reading Naturgy consolidates in the wind energy of Australia

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AWEA statement on Gov. Hogan’s Clean Energy Jobs Act decision

Maryland’s Gov. Larry Hogan today announced that he would allow the Clean Energy and Jobs Act (CEJA) to pass into law. The law will establish a 50 percent by 2030 renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and is the culmination of years of dedicated work from the Maryland State Legislature. CEJA will help deliver affordable, clean energy … Continue reading AWEA statement on Gov. Hogan’s Clean Energy Jobs Act decision

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Could Hydro Storage Prime the Pump for Renewables?

A project team from GE Research and GE Energy Consulting, supported by GE Renewable Energy’s hydro teams, has been awarded $1.25 MM in funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office to evaluate the long-term benefits and economics of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) to provide flexibility, system stability and reliability services … Continue reading Could Hydro Storage Prime the Pump for Renewables?

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EDF and Masdar to build 800 MW concentrated solar power – PV hybrid in Morocco

Combination of PV and concentrated solar power with storage will boost 800 MW plant’s flexibility, says winning consortium. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has announced – after a competitive international bidding process – that the consortium of EDF (through its subsidiary EDF Renewables), Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company- Masdar, and Green of Africa, … Continue reading EDF and Masdar to build 800 MW concentrated solar power – PV hybrid in Morocco

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The Spanish wind energy sector plans to double by 2030 the more than 22,500 current employees

The Spanish wind power sector estimates that in 2030 the current employment figure will be doubled, amounting to more than 22,500 professionals, so “we must take advantage of this opportunity for growth” of this industry, said the CEO of the Spanish Wind Energy Association ( AEE), Juan Virgilio Márquez. In the ‘Windtalent’ day organized by … Continue reading The Spanish wind energy sector plans to double by 2030 the more than 22,500 current employees

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China’s Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300 MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm

Under the terms of the contract, Ming Yang will manufacture and deliver 55 MySE5.5MW wind turbines for the wind power project. The wind turbines will be installed in an area covering about 44.5km2 located in the southern part of Sanzao Island, Zhuhai City, in water depths ranging from 11 to 21 metres. The Zhuhai Jinwan … Continue reading China’s Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300 MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm

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China to establish offshore wind farm

China will establish an offshore wind power project with an investment of about USD23.5 billion in waters off eastern Jiangsu Province. On Sunday, the Jiangsu government and China Huaneng Group have signed an agreement on the project with a planned installed capacity of over 10 million kilowatts. Under the agreement, the two sides will also … Continue reading China to establish offshore wind farm

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American Wind Energy Association announces new CLEANPOWER exhibition hub

WINDPOWER 2020 will be housed within CLEANPOWER, with new partners and programs for utility-scale wind, solar, and storage. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced the creation of CLEANPOWER, a new exhibition hub that will bring together the utility-scale wind power, solar power and energy storage industries when it launches in Denver next May. … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association announces new CLEANPOWER exhibition hub

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GE Renewable Energy Secures More Than 2 GW in US Onshore Wind Energy Orders Through May 2019

GE announces orders for more than 700 wind turbines in the first five months of the year, which will power the equivalent of 800,000 US homes. GE currently has 26,000+ wind turbines running in the US. Continued strong demand for GE’s 2 MW platform, which will have 15 GW installed by the end of 2019. … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Secures More Than 2 GW in US Onshore Wind Energy Orders Through May 2019

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Two wind power projects to come online in South Africa in August 2020

The transportation of both Kangnas Wind Farm and Perdekraal East Wind Farm’s turbine tower sections have commenced, making their way from the West Coast’s Port of Saldanha and Atlantis. These two giant projects will be connected to the country’s national grid by August 2020, forming part of the government’s Renewable Energy Industry Power Producer Procurement … Continue reading Two wind power projects to come online in South Africa in August 2020

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Vestas introduces the wind turbines V138-3.0 MW – the next EnVentus variant

Following the launch of the EnVentus platform in January, including the V162-5.6 MW and V150-5.6 MW turbines, Vestas today introduced the V138-3.0 MW turbine at AWEA WINDPOWER in Houston, Texas. Based on the scalable EnVentus platform architecture, the V138-3.0 MW’s 138m rotor provides a large rotor-size-to-generator-rating ratio, strengthening Vestas’ portfolio of turbines through superior park … Continue reading Vestas introduces the wind turbines V138-3.0 MW – the next EnVentus variant

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Vestas to supply V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for Fortum’s wind energy project in Finland

Vestas has secured an order from Fortum, a publicly listed energy supplier, for the 90 MW wind farm Kalax in the province of Närpio in Western Finland. To maximise power production, Vestas has developed a wind energy solution tailored to the site’s specific wind conditions that features 21 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines in 4.3 MW … Continue reading Vestas to supply V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for Fortum’s wind energy project in Finland

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Siemens Gamesa signs multibrand service contract with Pattern Energy for 218 MW in Texas, USA

Siemens Gamesa expands its multibrand service footprint with the addition of Pattern Energy’s Panhandle Wind 1 facility consisting of 118 units of 1.85-87 MW GE wind turbines. Agreement covers four years of operations and maintenance of all turbines, including SCADA diagnostic analysis to maximize Pattern Energy’s business case. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announces it has … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa signs multibrand service contract with Pattern Energy for 218 MW in Texas, USA

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Ingeteam to present world leading drivetrain technologies at AWEA 2019

The Ingeteam Group, the global specialist in wind energy drivetrain technology, will participate at next week’s edition of the AWEA WINDPOWER 2019 Exhibition & Conference. The group will showcase its latest products and innovative solutions for the wind industry at its booth and will be represented onsite by a high-level team of specialists of critical … Continue reading Ingeteam to present world leading drivetrain technologies at AWEA 2019

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Nordex presents new wind turbines in the Delta4000 series for less complex wind power sites

Nordex will present the fourth wind turbine model in the Delta4000 series, the N155/4.5, at Windpower USA in Houston. The N155 utilizes the same proven mechanical architecture of the Delta4000 series but adds a longer glass fiber rotor and a different hub set-up to optimize performance for specific site conditions. The wind turbine has a … Continue reading Nordex presents new wind turbines in the Delta4000 series for less complex wind power sites

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The European Parliament is a key enabler of wind energy

It was the Parliament that fought for the 32% EU renewables target for 2030 – the European Commission and the Member States initially only wanted 27%. Last year the Parliament also pushed for more EU finance for renewables and R&D funding. And it secured key improvements to make Europe’s electricity markets ready for more renewables. … Continue reading The European Parliament is a key enabler of wind energy

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