Category Archives: Wind Energy

Mercedes-Benz deal to buy wind power is first PPA in Germany

Mercedes-Benz will buy wind energy for its German operations through a corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed with Norwegian utility Statkraft.   This marks the first corporate renewable PPA deal signed in Germany. Mercedes-Benz will buy 46 MW worth of wind power from six wind farms in Lower Saxony and Bremen. The wind power … Continue reading Mercedes-Benz deal to buy wind power is first PPA in Germany

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Alberta announces $1.2B in new wind energy projects

The Government of Alberta says five new wind power projects with a combined value of $1.2 billion will proceed as a result of its Renewable Electricity Program. Three of the wind projects are private-sector partnerships with First Nations, which include a minimum 25 per cent Indigenous equity component. The province says that in total, the … Continue reading Alberta announces $1.2B in new wind energy projects

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Wind energy in Argentina: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

Nordex is ramping up its presence further in the growth wind power market of Argentina with a follow-up order from its customer AES Generación S.A. The “Vientos Neuquinos” wind farm comprises 24 AW132/3465 wind turbines and is to be built in the province of Neuquén in the south-west of Argentina. AES Generación S.A. has also … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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GE Connects Financing and Turbine Technology to its Flagship Onshore Wind Energy Project in Sub-Sahara Africa

GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) and Renewable Energy partner to deliver 100MW wind power project in Kenya. GE’s flagship onshore wind farm project in Sub-Sahara Africa— 60 1.7-103 wind turbines; GE EFS (www.GEEnergyFinancialServices.com) and Renewable Energy partner to deliver 100MW wind power project in Kenya; Kipeto will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent … Continue reading GE Connects Financing and Turbine Technology to its Flagship Onshore Wind Energy Project in Sub-Sahara Africa

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WindEurope presses economic case for wind energy in EU-Uzbekistan energy cooperation

On 14 December WindEurope took part in the EU-Republic of Uzbekistan energy cooperation meeting in Tashkent. As part of a European Commission delegation to Uzbekistan, WindEurope took part in a meeting hosted by Megan Richards, Director at DG Energy, and Deputy Economy Minister Niyozmatov Bahromzhon. With 85% of the country’s power coming from gas, Uzbekistan … Continue reading WindEurope presses economic case for wind energy in EU-Uzbekistan energy cooperation

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Lower prices for onshore wind energy in second Greek renewables auction

Onshore wind power won almost 160 MW of capacity in Greece’s second renewables auction. The prices were competitive, coming in within a range of €55–65/MWh.   This price level is lower than in Greece’s first onshore wind auction in July 2018, where onshore wind power prices were between €68-72/MWh. Nine wind projects in total won. All … Continue reading Lower prices for onshore wind energy in second Greek renewables auction

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Vestas secures first wind energy order from enercity Erneuerbare GmbH in Germany

Vestas has received a 33 MW wind farm order from German municipal utility enercity Erneuerbare GmbH, a subsidiary of Hannover-based utility enercity AG, for the Klettwitz III B.A. 2.2 project located in Klettwitz in the Brandenburg region in eastern Germany. The wind power project will comprise ten V117-3.3 MW wind turbines, which will be installed … Continue reading Vestas secures first wind energy order from enercity Erneuerbare GmbH in Germany

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Vietnam Wind Power 2019

Following the successful first edition of Vietnam Wind Power conference in June 2018, which attracted nearly 200 international and local delegates, and featured 30 industry and government speakers, the Global Wind Energy Council will be holding its second edition of Vietnam Wind Power on 11-12 June 2019 in Hanoi, in partnership with GIZ and the … Continue reading Vietnam Wind Power 2019

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Acciona will extend blockchain traceability to its renewable generation globally

The company has signed an agreement with the start-up FlexiDAO, selected through the open innovation programme I’MNOVATION, for the initial phases of the GREENCHAIN project. ACCIONA Energía has begun a project to generally implement the traceability of the renewable nature of its electricity generation worldwide through blockchain technology, meaning that its clients who require it … Continue reading Acciona will extend blockchain traceability to its renewable generation globally

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Bat Deterrent System Reduces Bat Fatalities at Wind Turbines by 54%

NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, has announced that a trial of its ultrasonic acoustic Bat Deterrent System reduced overall bat fatalities at the Los Vientos Wind Energy Facility in Starr County, Texas, by 54 percent. The results of the test prove … Continue reading Bat Deterrent System Reduces Bat Fatalities at Wind Turbines by 54%

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EDP Renewables and Shell joint venture wins offshore wind energy auction

A new EDP Renewables and Shell joint venture, Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, aims to provide cleaner energy solutions using the power of wind. Mayflower Wind Energy LLC (Mayflower) is the provisional winner of block 0521 in today’s offshore wind auction hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Mayflower bid $135M for the exclusive … Continue reading EDP Renewables and Shell joint venture wins offshore wind energy auction

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Shell and EDP Renewables joint venture wins offshore wind power auction

Mayflower Wind Energy LLC (Mayflower) is the provisional winner of block 0521 in today’s offshore wind auction hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Mayflower bid $135 million for the exclusive rights to develop the federal commercial wind energy lease on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) located off the coast of Massachusetts. Mayflower … Continue reading Shell and EDP Renewables joint venture wins offshore wind power auction

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Record-smashing auction dramatically expands Massachusetts’ offshore wind energy potential

Equinor, Mayflower Wind Energy, and Vineyard Wind placed winning bids totaling $405 million to begin planning wind farms. A highly-competitive auction for three offshore wind lease areas off the coast of Massachusetts concluded today with winning bids totaling a record-breaking $405 million dollars from Equinor; Mayflower Wind Energy, a Royal Dutch Shell and EDP Renewables … Continue reading Record-smashing auction dramatically expands Massachusetts’ offshore wind energy potential

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Enel Green Power steps out of Uruguay through sale of 50 MW wind farm

Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“EGP”) closed the sale to power company Atlantica Yield of its fully-owned subsidiary Enel Green Power Uruguay S.A. (“EGP Uruguay”), which owns through its project company Estrellada S.A. the 50 MW Melowind wind farm located in Cerro Largo, around 320 km away from Montevideo. EGP has sold its subsidiary in Uruguay … Continue reading Enel Green Power steps out of Uruguay through sale of 50 MW wind farm

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European Commission: wind energy on course to be the cornerstone of Europe’s energy mix

Commission’s recent decarbonisation strategy puts wind power centre stage in Europe’s future, echoing several major publications by energy analysts.   There is now a widespread consensus: wind energy is to become the largest source of power generation in Europe. The 173 GW of installed wind energy in the EU now satisfies 12% of the total … Continue reading European Commission: wind energy on course to be the cornerstone of Europe’s energy mix

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Siemens Gamesa and Aalborg University to lead EU-funded R&D project to make offshore wind energy one of the most affordable energy sources

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark will lead the new i4Offshore research and development project focused on significantly reducing the cost of offshore wind power. Officially entitled “Integrated Implementation of Industrial Innovations for Offshore Wind Cost Reduction”, the project is supported by a European Union (EU) grant of nearly 20 … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa and Aalborg University to lead EU-funded R&D project to make offshore wind energy one of the most affordable energy sources

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Tunisia produces 3 pct of electricity from renewable energy

A total of three percent of the electricity is from renewable energy in Tunisia, President of Tunisian Association of Wind Energy (ATEE) Nafaa Bakari said Thursday. He made the remarks during an international forum on renewable energy, energy efficiency and investment in energy infrastructure. According to Bakari, Tunisia was able to make the first steps … Continue reading Tunisia produces 3 pct of electricity from renewable energy

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R&I investment and collaboration ‘key to boosting EU leadership in renewables’

High level political negotiations are ongoing at COP24 in Katowice, with countries struggling to reach agreement on the key elements of the Paris Agreement. In particular, the debate now centres on questions about the operational framework (the so-called ‘rulebook’) and level of ambition to be deployed by EU Member States in the effort to combat … Continue reading R&I investment and collaboration ‘key to boosting EU leadership in renewables’

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CleanWinTur biofouling solutions for offshore wind turbines

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), NDT Consultants, Brunel University London, Reece Innovation, InnoTecUK, 3-Sci and E.ON have joined forces to launch a new and innovative project named CleanWinTur. The project which has been funded by Innovate UK, aims to research practical solutions to minimise the impacts of biofouling on Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT). Offshore … Continue reading CleanWinTur biofouling solutions for offshore wind turbines

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Suzlon secures 50.4 MW wind energy order from Atria Power

Suzlon Group, India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, today announced its maiden order win for development of 50.4 MW wind power project from Atria Power. Suzlon will install 12 units of S111-140m and 12 units of S120-140m wind turbine generators (WTGs) with a Hybrid Lattice Tubular (HLT) tower, with rated capacity of 2.1 MW each. … Continue reading Suzlon secures 50.4 MW wind energy order from Atria Power

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