Category Archives: Wind Energy

Wind farm in Indonesia ready to operate in early 2018

The Ayala group’s power unit AC Energy expects its 75-megawatt wind power project in Indonesia to go online in the first quarter of 2018 as construction makes headway in South Sulawesi. PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi (UPC Sidrap), the owner and operator of the $150-million Sidrap wind farm, is a joint venture among UPC Renewables, … Continue reading Wind farm in Indonesia ready to operate in early 2018

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India To Auction 4.5 Gigawatts Of Wind Power Projects By February 2018

Sticking to its announced road map to expedite wind energy auctions, India will put 4.5 gigawatts of capacity on the block by February 2018. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced that auctions of 1.5 gigawatts of capacity each will take place in October, December 2017 and February 2018. So far two auctions … Continue reading India To Auction 4.5 Gigawatts Of Wind Power Projects By February 2018

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Iberdrola, leader in offshore wind power with 8 GW

Thanks to this approval, the company will be able to build in English waters a megaproject of renewable energy, the most ambitious to date by a Spanish company in the renewable energy sector. This new marine wind farm joins the one that already develops Iberdrola in the same area, denominated East Anglia One, of 714 … Continue reading Iberdrola, leader in offshore wind power with 8 GW

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Acciona has been selected by Mexico’s CFE to build a power line

ACCIONA has been selected by Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build a power line from the Topolobampo III combined cycle power plant, involving four separate design and construction jobs — two transmission lines and two substations — in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora.   The two power lines, at voltages of 400 … Continue reading Acciona has been selected by Mexico’s CFE to build a power line

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Village of Simris supplied entirely with locally produced, renewable energy in Sweden

Sun, wind and a big battery: These are the ingredients with which E.ON is bringing the small village of Simris, located in the region of Scania in southern Sweden, onto 100 percent renewable energy. The energy for the approximately 140 households basically comes from wind turbines with installed capacity of 500 kilowatts (kW) and photovoltaic … Continue reading Village of Simris supplied entirely with locally produced, renewable energy in Sweden

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Renewable energy generation among India’s total electricity generation touched 13.2%

Rapid increases in installed capacity and favourable weather conditions pushed renewable energy generation in India to an all-time high earlier this year. In July 2017, the share of renewable energy generation among India’s total electricity generation and imports touched 13.2%, the highest ever in the country. Total electricity generation and imports in India during July … Continue reading Renewable energy generation among India’s total electricity generation touched 13.2%

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Vattenfall begins building largest offshore wind farm in Denmark

Vattenfall said on Friday it had started construction on Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm in the North Sea, able to power 425,000 households. The 406 MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm will consist of 49 8.3 MW-turbines delivered by MHI Vestas, a joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. “Horns Rev 3 is the … Continue reading Vattenfall begins building largest offshore wind farm in Denmark

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Jeff Bezos made headlines by smashing a bottle of champagne to launch Amazon Wind Farm Texas

This week Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made headlines by smashing a bottle of champagne to launch Amazon Wind Farm Texas, one of the company’s 18 clean energy projects to date. Press play on the video below to see Bezos in action.   It’s a fantastic visual, and here at Into the Wind we had some … Continue reading Jeff Bezos made headlines by smashing a bottle of champagne to launch Amazon Wind Farm Texas

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Would extra payments to coal and nuclear really solve any problem with the grid?

Does the latest push for extra payments to coal and nuclear electric generators really reflect a problem with the grid, or is it a “solution” to the “problem” of cheap electricity? Two weeks ago the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) was given a tight, 60-day timeline to act “before the winter heating season begins so … Continue reading Would extra payments to coal and nuclear really solve any problem with the grid?

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EBRD, IFC bankroll Serbia’s biggest wind power project

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has teamed up with International Finance Corp. (IFC) to provide 215 million euros (US$254 million) in syndicated loans to Serbia’s biggest wind project. In a press release on October 17, the EU lender said a financing agreement had been signed for the Cibuk-1 wind farm in northern … Continue reading EBRD, IFC bankroll Serbia’s biggest wind power project

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Family and friends of Tom Gray gather in Vermont this weekend for memorial

This weekend, a memorial service will be held to remember a much-beloved man here at the American Wind Energy Association and in his home state of Vermont: Tom Gray, wind pioneer, early Executive Director of our association, and later our Communications Director and editor of this blog. Tom passed away in August after a fall … Continue reading Family and friends of Tom Gray gather in Vermont this weekend for memorial

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Siemens Gamesa Board of Directors strengthens management team with new appointments

The Siemens Gamesa Board has announced new appointments in its management team as part of the process of forming the new company and establishing a highly committed leadership team to develop the new strategy. Miguel Ángel López will be the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective December 1st. He has significant experience as CFO at … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa Board of Directors strengthens management team with new appointments

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Amazon’s largest wind farm yet is up

Greenpeace slammed Amazon earlier this week for its environmental practices — namely, the fact that it doesn’t disclose much about its energy use or materials. But today, the company announced that its largest wind farm yet is up and running. The Amazon Wind Farm Texas, located in Scurry County, Texas, includes over 100 turbines and … Continue reading Amazon’s largest wind farm yet is up

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Nordex awarded 25-MW wind power project in Northern Ireland

Nordex has been awarded a contract for supply of wind turbines for the “Castlecraig” wind farm by a new customer NTR plc. The project comprises ten N100 turbines (six from the Gamma series and four from the Delta series) reaching a 125m tip height. These turbines are specially designed for strong wind conditions of the … Continue reading Nordex awarded 25-MW wind power project in Northern Ireland

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Windlab and Vestas partner on the world’s first utility-scale hybrid integrating wind energy, solar power and storage

A partnership between renewable energy industry leaders has announced the final details of a project that will help accelerate the transition to an energy mix led by renewable energy and aim to provide even more reliable and consistent renewable energy production adapted to energy demand and grid requirements. Developed by Australia’s international renewable energy company, … Continue reading Windlab and Vestas partner on the world’s first utility-scale hybrid integrating wind energy, solar power and storage

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Apple & GE Partner to Bring Predix Industrial Apps to iPhone & iPad

Apple® and GE today announced a partnership to deliver powerful industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iPhone® and iPad®. The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which gives developers the tools to make their own powerful industrial … Continue reading Apple & GE Partner to Bring Predix Industrial Apps to iPhone & iPad

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Wind Energy Fall Symposium

Next month, the wind industry will head back to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the annual Wind Energy Fall Symposium. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to network with leaders in the wind energy industry, and to participate in the strategic planning of the next three years. This year’s event will provide attendees with: Actionable takeaways on how … Continue reading Wind Energy Fall Symposium

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A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm was officially opened today in Scotland. Statoil has installed a 30 MW wind farm of the North East coast of Scotland. It comprises five 6 MW Siemens turbines installed on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 km off Peterhead. The “Hywind Scotland” wind farm is expected to power … Continue reading A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

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World’s first floating wind farm starts production

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Today, 18th October 2017, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opens the wind farm. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland … Continue reading World’s first floating wind farm starts production

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Senvion and CRRC Zhuzhou Electric sign strategic framework contract for wind turbines

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has today signed a framework contract with its supplier CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Co., Ltd (a primary subsidiary of CRRC Group, hereinafter referred to as CRRC) at China Windpower fair in Beijing. The contract covers the delivery of generators for the NES based Senvion 3.XM series. It foresees … Continue reading Senvion and CRRC Zhuzhou Electric sign strategic framework contract for wind turbines

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