Category Archives: wind energy

50-megawatt wind power plant in eastern Georgia to launch in 2022

A 50-megawatt wind power plant near the eastern Georgia village of Nigoza will start operating in 2022, Economy Minister Natia Turnava announced. Turnava met today with Ahmet Çal?k, Chairman of the Turkish Board of Çal?k Energy, which is one of the major investors in Georgia’s energy sector.During the meeting, Turnava and Çal?k discussed current and … Continue reading 50-megawatt wind power plant in eastern Georgia to launch in 2022

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U.S. added 2,500 MW of wind energy, 1,200 MW of utility-scale solar, 100 MW of battery storage in first three months of the year

The Clean Power Quarterly Market Report, released today by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), shows that U.S. project developers installed nearly 40 percent more wind power in the first three months of 2021 than in the first three months of 2020, the strongest year ever for clean power. This amount of development also represents … Continue reading U.S. added 2,500 MW of wind energy, 1,200 MW of utility-scale solar, 100 MW of battery storage in first three months of the year

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American Clean Power Association Statement on Renewable Energy Investment Act

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?issued the following statement after the Renewable Energy Investment Act was introduced in Congress today: “The American Clean Power Association strongly supports the Renewable Energy Investment Act introduced by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Mike Levin (D-CA).  With the right mix of policies in place, clean energy is poised for tremendous … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on Renewable Energy Investment Act

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Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic energy displace coal in Chile

Projection of the Electrical Coordinator assumes compliance with the installation plan of 2,450 MW of solar, plus another 1,540 MW of wind power. Thus, the sum of these energy sources, hydro NCRE, geothermal energy and others, will exceed the contribution of coal. Coal as a source of electricity generation in Chile has an expiration date. … Continue reading Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic energy displace coal in Chile

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EDP Renewables reaches 12.5 GW of installed capacity

Financial results have been affected by the impact of weather events in Texas and lower US wind resources in the period, a situation that has been normalised since March. These externalities were reflected in EBITDA, which amounted to 269 million euros (-21% yoy), and in net profit, which reached 38 million euros (-39% yoy). Business … Continue reading EDP Renewables reaches 12.5 GW of installed capacity

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Abengoa is awarded a transmission line for ENGIE’s Punta Lomitas project, the largest wind farm in Peru

It has been selected for the execution of this 220-kV project that will allow the evacuation of wind energy from the Punta Lomitas wind farm. With a total capacity of 260 MW, Punta Lomitas will be the largest wind farm in Peru and the first for the ENGIE group in the country. Abengoa, the international … Continue reading Abengoa is awarded a transmission line for ENGIE’s Punta Lomitas project, the largest wind farm in Peru

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Nordex, a leading player in wind energy in Germany

The Nordex Group is growing and is in the process of standardizing the legal structures of its national companies worldwide. With today’s registration of the newly-established Nordex Germany GmbH, the group is uniting its customer activities in Germany in one company. In the future, sales, project management and technical support service for Nordex wind turbines … Continue reading Nordex, a leading player in wind energy in Germany

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IRENA Members to Expand Cross-border Interconnections as Shares of Renewables Grow

According to IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook, to achieve climate goals, global electricity generation must expand three-fold by 2050, making grid flexibility exceptionally important as countries race to reduce emissions. Cross-border interconnection represents one of the key solutions to dealing with the variability of renewable power and grid stability issues. This topic was the focus … Continue reading IRENA Members to Expand Cross-border Interconnections as Shares of Renewables Grow

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Higher targets alone will not make for more wind energy

With its ‘Fit-for-55 Package’ the European Union wants to create the right framework for an emission reduction of 55% by 2030 and set the course for carbon neutrality by 2050. The package will include a higher renewable energy target, but targets alone won’t deliver the wind volume Europe needs. WindEurope outlines the wind industry’s key … Continue reading Higher targets alone will not make for more wind energy

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Iberdrola ramps up investment by 45% to €2.5 billion

Record investments for a green recovery Investment of €2.5 billion (+45%) in a single quarter: 92% is earmarked for grids (50%) and renewables (42%). The United States, Spain and Brazil account for nearly 80% of total investment Accelerating hiring: In the last 12 months, the number of new recruits across the Group has reached around … Continue reading Iberdrola ramps up investment by 45% to €2.5 billion

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EDP Renewables and Vestas receive over 120 applications for the ‘Keep it local’ program

24 best participants in the project will receive a scholarship for the Wind Farm Maintenance Engineer course offered by the AEE (Spanish Wind Power Association). The companies have received 127 applications to take part in the program. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a world leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the most important … Continue reading EDP Renewables and Vestas receive over 120 applications for the ‘Keep it local’ program

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Supply chain expert Julian Brown joins GWEC

Leading supply chain expert and industry veteran Julian Brown has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) team as Senior Advisor – Offshore Wind Supply Chain. In a career spanning two decades in the wind industry, Julian has played a prominent role in the creation and scaling up of the offshore wind industry through roles … Continue reading Supply chain expert Julian Brown joins GWEC

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Nordex wind power starts 2021 with quarterly sales of 1.25 billion euros

The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) today reported results for the first quarter of 2021. Sales increased from EUR 964.6 million in the previous year’s quarter to EUR 1,251.2 million in the first quarter of 2021. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) came to EUR 10.4 million, slightly down compared to the previous year’s … Continue reading Nordex wind power starts 2021 with quarterly sales of 1.25 billion euros

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Debrief: What do all these new climate pledges mean for renewables?

The Leaders Climate Summit promised to be a big moment on the (so far virtual) road to COP26. With global leaders setting out their updated NDCs and climate strategies ahead of the Glasgow-bound conference in November, it’s fair to say that global climate ambition has never been higher. Now that the dust has settled, it … Continue reading Debrief: What do all these new climate pledges mean for renewables?

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Siemens Gamesa supplies 10 wind turbines to wind power in Sweden

The company will install 10 SG 5.8-170 wind turbines at the Furuby wind farm in southern Sweden. Each wind turbine will have a blade tip height of 220 meters. Siemens Gamesa has signed its third agreement in Sweden with the global renewable energy developer Baywa r.e. The contract, signed in the second quarter of the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa supplies 10 wind turbines to wind power in Sweden

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Repsol begins work on the ‘Delta II’ wind farm

These two wind power parks will have 4 and 12 wind turbines, respectively. Likewise, Repsol plans to begin work on three more parks this year.Repsol has started work on ‘Delta II’, its largest wind energy project which, once completed, will have a total capacity of 860 megawatts (MW) distributed in 26 wind farms located in … Continue reading Repsol begins work on the ‘Delta II’ wind farm

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Wind power in Argentina, Chinese technology wind turbines start operating

Four wind power parks with Chinese technology began operating in Argentina since last April, managing to join the Argentine Interconnection System (SADI), contributing to the transformation of the energy matrix of the South American country. It is the “Loma Blanca” wind complex located in the province of Chubut (south) with three of its four parks … Continue reading Wind power in Argentina, Chinese technology wind turbines start operating

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EDP Renewables starts commercial operation of ‘Crossing Trails’ wind farm in the US

The project has a capacity of 104 MW and is located in the state of Colorado. With the commissioning of this wind farm, EDPR now has wind farms in operation in 17 US states with a total installed capacity of 6,495 MW. Tri-State, a non-profit electricity supply cooperative, is the project’s sole offtaker. EDP Renováveis, … Continue reading EDP Renewables starts commercial operation of ‘Crossing Trails’ wind farm in the US

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JC Sandberg Joins American Clean Power Association As Chief Advocacy Officer

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) announced today that JC Sandberg will assume the role of Chief Advocacy Officer (CAO). Sandberg brings to the job more than two decades of legislative, regulatory and corporate experience where he has established himself as a policy expert and trusted voice on energy and infrastructure issues. In this newly-created … Continue reading JC Sandberg Joins American Clean Power Association As Chief Advocacy Officer

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Transmission policy would unlock wind energy growth

Building just 22 high-voltage transmission lines that are currently on hold in the U.S. could increase national wind and solar generation by 50 percent and create approximately 1.2 million jobs, according to a new study from Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG). The report, titled Transmission Projects Ready to Go: Plugging into America’s Untapped … Continue reading Transmission policy would unlock wind energy growth

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