Category Archives: Wind Energy

Casa dos Ventos places 445 MW wind energy order of V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for Vestas in Brazil

Casa dos Ventos, one of the pioneers and largest investors in the development of wind power projects in Brazil, has placed a 445 MW wind farm order for the supply and installation of 106 Vestas V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for the Rio do Vento wind farm in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. … Continue reading Casa dos Ventos places 445 MW wind energy order of V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for Vestas in Brazil

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Iberdrola reveals plans to spend €100m on Irish wind energy

Spanish utility company Iberdrola will spark renewed energy-price competition when it begins selling electricity to Irish homes this week and reveals plans to spend €100 million on wind farms. Iberdrola has been operating in Ireland for around 20 years through its UK business, Scottishpower, which owns several wind farms here, including Barnesmore in Co Donegal. … Continue reading Iberdrola reveals plans to spend €100m on Irish wind energy

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Renewables now supply more than a quarter (26%) of global electricity

Renewable energy ( wind energy, PV, concentrated solar power) is increasingly powering the world, but erratic policy making is holding the sector back from its potential contribution to cutting carbon pollution and meeting climate and development targets, according to REN21’s Renewables 2019 Global Status Report (GSR), released today.  The report confirms that for the fourth … Continue reading Renewables now supply more than a quarter (26%) of global electricity

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UNDP and IRENA Join Forces to Advance Low-Carbon Energy Transition

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) announced a global partnership today to accelerate low-carbon energy transition and offer concrete steps to achieve sustainable development.  Under the cooperation, the organizations will explore joint initiatives aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Agenda 2030, and stimulating renewable energy investments in … Continue reading UNDP and IRENA Join Forces to Advance Low-Carbon Energy Transition

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The extension of life of wind farms, a new challenge for wind energy in Spain

The development of renewable energies is key for the European Union to achieve a decarbonised energy model. Wind power in Spain represents 21.9% of the installed power in the generator park as a whole and ranks fourth in terms of renewable generation. Spain is a pioneer in wind energy, so some of its wind turbines … Continue reading The extension of life of wind farms, a new challenge for wind energy in Spain

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Offshore wind power generation, one of Iberdrola group’s major strategies

According to the review of Strategic Perspectives 2018-2022, launched in February, in London, renewables are still among the group’s mainstays, with 39% of a total €34,000 million investment will be allocated to this business area. Within renewables, the company is investing heavily in offshore wind energy generation. The Iberdrola group currently has two offshore wind … Continue reading Offshore wind power generation, one of Iberdrola group’s major strategies

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Siemens Gamesa conditionally awarded order for 376 MW Formosa 2 offshore wind energy project in Taiwan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has conditionally received an order for the supply of offshore wind turbines including a 20-year full Service agreement for the 376 megawatt (MW) Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Project in Taiwan. The awarding consortium partners are Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. A firm order is subject to the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa conditionally awarded order for 376 MW Formosa 2 offshore wind energy project in Taiwan

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Wind energy more important than ever to power economic development and achieve climate action goals

On 15 June, the wind industry will celebrate the annual Global Wind Day, showcasing the growth and benefits of wind power in communities worldwide There is now more than 591GW of wind power capacity installed globally in 91 countries, with continued growth predicted as wind power is quickly becoming one of the cheapest energy sources … Continue reading Wind energy more important than ever to power economic development and achieve climate action goals

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EDF-led consortium selected for the Dunkirk offshore wind energy project

After an invitation to tender held by the public authorities, France’s Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition has selected the EDF Group, via its EDF Renewables subsidiary, in partnership with Innogy and Enbridge, to design, build, operate and maintain the future Dunkirk offshore wind farm. It is the fourth offshore project that the group … Continue reading EDF-led consortium selected for the Dunkirk offshore wind energy project

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Norway to tighten licensing conditions for wind power

The Norwegian government will tighten the licensing conditions for wind power, newspaper Aftenposten reported on Saturday. Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Borge Freiberg announced stricter regulations when it comes to respecting deadlines for the start of construction of wind farms. Wind power developers in Norway today have five years to go from the license … Continue reading Norway to tighten licensing conditions for wind power

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IRENA to Present Innovation Pathway to Renewable Energy Growth at G20

The G20 group of countries, whose members represent nearly 80 per cent of global energy consumption and hold 75 per cent of global renewables deployment potential by 2030, are well positioned to lead the global energy transformation. The group has shown a growing commitment to collaborate on climate and energy issues, and to address challenges … Continue reading IRENA to Present Innovation Pathway to Renewable Energy Growth at G20

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Dunkirk auction result boosts the case for ambitious offshore wind energy in France

Bids to build a 600 MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Dunkirk came in at a winning price of “below” €50/MWh the French Government announced today. The winning bid came from a consortium led by EDF Renewables, Innogy and Enbridge.   The number of competitive bids is excellent news for the offshore wind … Continue reading Dunkirk auction result boosts the case for ambitious offshore wind energy in France

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11 Million People Employed in Renewable Energy Worldwide in 2018

Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This compares with 10.3 million in 2017 . As more and more countries manufacture, trade and install renewable energy technologies, the latest Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review finds that renewables … Continue reading 11 Million People Employed in Renewable Energy Worldwide in 2018

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Iberdrola begins the installation of the 102 wind turbines of the East Anglia One offshore wind farm

This 714 megawatt wind energy megacomplex will be fully operational by mid 2020. Iberdrola has begun the final phase of construction of the East Anglia One offshore wind farm, located in English waters of the North Sea, with the installation since this weekend of the first units of the total of 102 wind turbines of … Continue reading Iberdrola begins the installation of the 102 wind turbines of the East Anglia One offshore wind farm

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Offshore wind power seminar held in Hanoi

An offshore wind power seminar took place in Hanoi on June 12, as part of the second Vietnam Wind Power Conference. Speaking at the event, deputy head of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority Do Hong Quan said the event aims to update the latest technology in offshore wind power and suggest solutions to challenges … Continue reading Offshore wind power seminar held in Hanoi

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Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is hosting its annual Vietnam Wind Power Conference today for the second time running, gathering major international wind companies, energy authorities, financial institutions and regulators to discuss the potential for wind energy in Vietnam and the impact of renewables in the region. On the occasion of this official industry … Continue reading Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

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Nordex obtains wind power order for 93 MW wind farm from Spain

At the end of May 2019 the wind turbine manufacturer received an order from Grupo Enhol, a Spanish project developer. All in all, the Nordex Group will supply and install 27 AW132/3465 wind turbines with a rated capacity totalling 93.55 megawatts for its new customer. The order also includes a Full Service Contract covering 10 … Continue reading Nordex obtains wind power order for 93 MW wind farm from Spain

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Onshore wind energy in Poland

On 11 June WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the Polish Wind Energy Association’s annual conference near Warsaw. Dickson was speaking as part of a panel on Polish onshore wind power and its role in the Polish National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). The NECPs are the key instrument for driving the European energy transition … Continue reading Onshore wind energy in Poland

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Goldwind Presents Project Results and Corporate Social Responsibility Activities in Fortaleza

Goldwind Brazil, with the presence of Mr. Wu Gang, Goldwind Chairman and Mr. Andreas Dupuis, Goldwind International Deputy General Manager, presented the results of the first phase of the Energimp project and the Social Responsibility Program of South America. The ceremony was held in Fortaleza, state of Ceará, on May 24. The main objective of … Continue reading Goldwind Presents Project Results and Corporate Social Responsibility Activities in Fortaleza

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Celebrates Opening of Boston Office

First US office launched, will focus on project activity, sales, and market strategy as MHI Vestas gears up for Vineyard Wind. Following the announcement of its first US office in January, MHI Vestas commemorated the opening of its Boston location last night with a celebration of 120 guests, including Massachusetts State Representative, Patricia Haddad, and … Continue reading MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Celebrates Opening of Boston Office

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