Category Archives: Wind Energy

Biggest year ever for Women in Wind Global Leadership program

This year’s Women in Wind Global Leadership Program will offer the most mentee places ever – with applications now open for the 2023/24 scheme.  Having started in 2019 with an initial group of eight mentees, this year the program will offer almost four times as many spots to women working in vital emerging wind markets … Continue reading Biggest year ever for Women in Wind Global Leadership program

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China invests $546 billion in wind and solar power, far outpacing the US.

China accounted for nearly half of global low-carbon spending in 2022, which could challenge US efforts to boost domestic clean energy manufacturing. China once again topped the world in clean energy investments last year, a trend that could challenge U.S. efforts to develop more homegrown manufacturing. Nearly half of the world’s low-carbon spending took place … Continue reading China invests $546 billion in wind and solar power, far outpacing the US.

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Iberdrola exceeds 7,500 direct jobs and 70,000 indirect jobs in the US.

The company is making investments in renewables and grids that will reach $21.5 billion by 2025, including the construction of Vineyard Wind 1 and the integration of PNM Resources. Regulatory stability and the commitment of the different administrations to decarbonisation have helped Iberdrola, Europe’s leading electricity company and one of the four largest in the … Continue reading Iberdrola exceeds 7,500 direct jobs and 70,000 indirect jobs in the US.

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OX2 to develop 1,400 MW offshore wind farm outside the coast of Finland

OX2 has initiated the development of the offshore wind farm Tyrsky in the Gulf of Bothnia in the Finnish economic zone. The project that is estimated to have a total installed capacity of 1,400 MW and will be included in OX2’s project development portfolio for the first quarter, 2023.OX2 received a research permit for the … Continue reading OX2 to develop 1,400 MW offshore wind farm outside the coast of Finland

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Naturgy obtains environmental green light for more than 1,300 MW

Among the projects that have received a favorable DIA, eight wind farms in Galicia stand out, as well as the largest installation that the company will build in Spain, located in Extremadura.The company continues with its strategy of developing a portfolio of renewable generation projects, which will add to the more than 5.4 GW of … Continue reading Naturgy obtains environmental green light for more than 1,300 MW

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Enel Green Power breaks new records in 2022 in solar and wind power around the world

In 2022, Enel Green Power built 5,223 MW of renewable capacity worldwide (including 387 MW of battery storage), an increase compared to 2021, thus reaching a total managed capacity of approximately 59 GW by the end of 2022.In 2022, Enel Green Power set three more global records in terms of projects under construction (around 7,200 … Continue reading Enel Green Power breaks new records in 2022 in solar and wind power around the world

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New solar and wind power facilities in Piauí this year will total 601 MW together

Piauí will have several new solar and wind power plants this year, increasing the state’s energy security, as well as generating jobs and income for the region’s inhabitants. The state has the largest companies in South America. The forecast of the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) for this year, with the expansion of the generation … Continue reading New solar and wind power facilities in Piauí this year will total 601 MW together

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Wind power, nothing will ever be the same as before, or maybe it will

When the global wind energy capacity approaches 1,000 GW worldwide and with an expected growth rate of 3% per year, we are faced with the following dilemma: If the market grows continuously, how is it possible that all the manufacturers lose money that only for the first three would be around €4,000 million in 2021, … Continue reading Wind power, nothing will ever be the same as before, or maybe it will

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Equinor and BP jointly bid into New York’s third offshore wind solicitation (NY3)

Equinor and bp today jointly bid into New York’s third offshore wind solicitation (NY3), building on their strong commitment to deliver renewable energy for New Yorkers, create sustainable jobs, boost the economy across the state, and support a just transition to renewable energy. Equinor and bp’s bid, submitted to the New York State Energy Research … Continue reading Equinor and BP jointly bid into New York’s third offshore wind solicitation (NY3)

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In Portugal, 58% of the electricity consumed came from renewables, mainly wind power and hydro

The production and consumption of electricity from renewable energy sources in the European Union (EU) increased between 2020 and 2021, years marked by the pandemic. And, among the Member States, Portugal occupies the fourth position among the countries whose electricity consumption comes mainly from renewable sources. According to data released by Eurostat, in addition to … Continue reading In Portugal, 58% of the electricity consumed came from renewables, mainly wind power and hydro

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Capital Energy will install a wind farm and a photovoltaic plant in Almería

The agreements are subject to the development of the Peregiles wind farm and the La Rambla photovoltaic plant, which will be located in the aforementioned municipalitiesThis initiative combines the company’s contribution to the decarbonisation of the economy and the transformation of the energy model, through the start-up of renewable energy facilities, with its desire to … Continue reading Capital Energy will install a wind farm and a photovoltaic plant in Almería

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GE proposes building two new offshore wind facilities in New York

Facilities are contingent on company receiving sufficient orders in ongoing solicitations. One facility would build wind turbine blades and create approximately 650 direct jobs. Second facility, which would produce nacelles for offshore wind turbines, would create roughly 220 direct jobs. Together the facilities would create nearly 1,000 construction jobs and support approximately 1,400 indirect jobs. … Continue reading GE proposes building two new offshore wind facilities in New York

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The wind power industry’s challenging period continued in 2022

Vestas announces preliminary full-year 2022 figures and financial outlook for 2023. The wind power industry’s challenging period continued in 2022 due to unexpected geo-political uncertainty, an accelerating energy crisis, and high inflation. In this environment, Vestas’ fourth quarter results were negatively impacted by additional challenges. The negative impact in the fourth quarter causes the full-year … Continue reading The wind power industry’s challenging period continued in 2022

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EDPR adds 2.1 GW of wind and solar power in 2022, increasing its portfolio to 14.7 GW worldwide

EDP Renewables (EDPR) remains on track to lead the energy transition and increased in 2022 its installed capacity in renewable projects, its investment in multiple technologies and its clean energy production. Thus, in its 2022 year-end operational data, the company has reached a total installed capacity of 14.7 GW in renewable assets, which is 1.2 … Continue reading EDPR adds 2.1 GW of wind and solar power in 2022, increasing its portfolio to 14.7 GW worldwide

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Ensuring access to critical materials for steel and wind energy sectors essential for EU clean-tech economy

The European wind industry and the European steel industry play a key role in enabling Europe’s clean tech economy. The upcoming EU Critical Raw Materials Act must account for the strategic role of this key value chain. It must ensure access to all critical materials for wind and steel, including rare earths, nickel, manganese, copper, … Continue reading Ensuring access to critical materials for steel and wind energy sectors essential for EU clean-tech economy

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Roxtec waterproof seals for floating wind turbines

Saitec Offshore Technologies and Roxtec collaborate for the future of renewables. Saitec Offshore Technologies, located in Bilbao (Spain), has installed Roxtec cable seals in its innovative SATH floating wind turbine concept. Having already tested and installed the seals in their previous BlueSATH project, they decided to use several different solutions from Roxtec in their DemoSATH … Continue reading Roxtec waterproof seals for floating wind turbines

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Enel Green Power concludes PPA to supply wind energy to Air Liquide and Sasol at its Secunda site in South Africa

Enel Green Power has signed two Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with Air Liquide Large Industries South Africa and Sasol South Africa respectively for the long-term supply of a total capacity of 220 MW of wind power, scheduled to be operational in 2025. The energy will be supplied through wheeling to Sasol’s Secunda site in South … Continue reading Enel Green Power concludes PPA to supply wind energy to Air Liquide and Sasol at its Secunda site in South Africa

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Siemens Gamesa’s shareholders approve delisting of the company

This process is part of the cash tender offer submitted by Siemens Energy in May 2022, with the aim of leveraging the companies’ joint potential. The National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) authorized the offer in November 2022 and 77.88 percent of Siemens Gamesa’s minority shareholders tendered their shares during the acceptance period, which closed on … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa’s shareholders approve delisting of the company

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Enel Green Power Chile began construction of a wind power project that includes a battery system for energy storage

Enel Green Power Chile, an Enel Chile subsidiary, began constructing its new La Cabana wind farm, which also incorporates an innovative energy storage system using lithium batteries (34.3 MW BESS). This new 100% clean energy generation plant, which contemplates an investment of approximately US$190 million and an installed capacity of 105.6 MW, will be complemented … Continue reading Enel Green Power Chile began construction of a wind power project that includes a battery system for energy storage

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Rise Light & Power Proposes Nation’s First Renewable Repowering of Fossil Generation with Offshore Wind

At an event attended by dozens of local community leaders, Rise Light & Power, LLC (Rise) today announced a historic proposal in response to New York State’s offshore wind solicitation which will be the nation’s first renewable repowering of a major fossil-fuel plant with clean power from offshore wind.  By securing an ownership stake in … Continue reading Rise Light & Power Proposes Nation’s First Renewable Repowering of Fossil Generation with Offshore Wind

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