Category Archives: wind energy

Xcel Energy acquires two wind farms in South Dakota & Minnesota

The move comes as part of Xcel’s strategic plans to deliver 85% carbon-free electricity in the Upper Midwest region by 2030. U.S. electric services company, Xcel Energy Inc. has recently completed the purchase of two wind energy projects that will add capacity to its expanding Upper Midwest wind energy portfolio. According to reliable sources, the … Continue reading Xcel Energy acquires two wind farms in South Dakota & Minnesota

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EDP Renováveis announces an agreement for the rotation of wind energy assets in Europe for 800 million euros

EDP Renováveis (Euronext: EDPR), a world leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the most important wind power producers in the world, has signed a sales agreement with institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management (“JP Morgan”) to sell all of EDPR’s shareholding and the outstanding equity loans in an operating portfolio … Continue reading EDP Renováveis announces an agreement for the rotation of wind energy assets in Europe for 800 million euros

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New report on renewable portfolio standards misses the mark

The University of Chicago (UCH) released a “working paper” this week examining renewable portfolio standards (RPSs). Unfortunately, it’s based on false pretenses and uses a questionable economic model to claim RPSs are substantially more costly to consumers than previously thought. While it is important to understand the effectiveness and impacts of these programs, the authors’ … Continue reading New report on renewable portfolio standards misses the mark

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General Mills Signs Virtual PPA for 200 Megawatts of Wind Power

General Mills recently announced it signed a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture partnership between RES (Renewable Energy Systems) and Steelhead Americas, for 200 megawatts (MW) of its Maverick Creek wind project. The wind project, located in central Texas, will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills … Continue reading General Mills Signs Virtual PPA for 200 Megawatts of Wind Power

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New industry research effort on wildlife takes flight with seven new promising projects

Wind power is once again taking the lead on wildlife conservation. At AWEA’s Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference, the Wind Wildlife Research Fund (WWRF), an industry-led initiative to pool investment for wind and wildlife solutions, announced support for seven research projects aimed at tackling the industry’s most difficult wildlife challenges. The initiatives are … Continue reading New industry research effort on wildlife takes flight with seven new promising projects

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TransWest Express Transmission Project passes another major development hurdle

American families and businesses will soon have access to more affordable, reliable clean energy thanks to a unanimous decision from the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council approving the TransWest Express (TWE) Transmission Project on April 19. The long-distance, high-voltage transmission line will reliably deliver large amounts of energy, including cost-saving wind power, to help power homes and … Continue reading TransWest Express Transmission Project passes another major development hurdle

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Sam Enfield receives AWEA’s Special Achievement Award

Sam Enfield, Investment Director at MAP Royalty, was recognized last month with a Special Achievement Award at AWEA’s Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in recognition of an unparalleled career in wind development and siting. AWEA’s Special Achievement Awards are not common occasions. They’re reserved for a select few who have gone … Continue reading Sam Enfield receives AWEA’s Special Achievement Award

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China to promote using wind energy to power heating

China on Friday said it would promote using energy generated by the wind to help power heating systems during the bitterly cold winters seen in many parts of the country. That comes as the world’s No.2 economy pushes to reduce carbon emissions from coal-burning as part of its battle against pollution. The National Energy Administration … Continue reading China to promote using wind energy to power heating

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FERC directs SPP to lift unjust membership exit fee

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in response to FERC directing SPP to eliminate the membership exit fee for non-transmission owners. Yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) directed the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) to eliminate the membership exit fee for non-transmission owners. The decision granted a complaint about SPP’s exit fee … Continue reading FERC directs SPP to lift unjust membership exit fee

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Setting the groundwork for wind energy growth in Greece

“Greece needs to establish a solid and efficient regulatory framework for Greek wind energy projects.” This was the key message delivered by Ivan Pineda, WindEurope’s Director of Public Affairs, at the 2nd Energy Union Future Leaders Academy in Thessaloniki. The event was organised by the Greek Energy Forum, with the support of the European Commission, … Continue reading Setting the groundwork for wind energy growth in Greece

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ENGIE North America began construction on the Jumbo Hill Wind Project in Andrews County, Texas

Jumbo Hill will use 57 GE Renewable Energy wind turbines, each with 127-meter rotors and a capacity of more than 2 megawatts. It will have a total capacity of approximately 160 MW, The total capital investment of the project is about $150 million. During construction, it will employ up to 250 people and will generate … Continue reading ENGIE North America began construction on the Jumbo Hill Wind Project in Andrews County, Texas

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LM Wind Power manufactures wind turbine blade beyond 100 meters

The 107-meter blade has completed the molding process at our factory in Cherbourg, France. The LM 107.0 P will now proceed with post-molding finishing touches, before undergoing rigorous testing and validation to demonstrate its ability to withstand more than 20 years of operation offshore. The 107-meter blade is set to capture the wind for GE’s … Continue reading LM Wind Power manufactures wind turbine blade beyond 100 meters

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Tenaska Closes $302 Million Financing for Wind Farm in Northwest Missouri

Leading independent energy provider Tenaska closed approximately $302 million in commercial financing today for Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center, a 242-megawatt (MW) wind project now under construction in Nodaway County in northwest Missouri. Since its founding in 1987, Tenaska has raised approximately $16.7 billion in capital through bank facilities, capital market transactions, corporate facilities and … Continue reading Tenaska Closes $302 Million Financing for Wind Farm in Northwest Missouri

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Vattenfall partners with Seaway 7 on Netherlands’ HKZ wind farm

Seaway 7 has been selected by Vattenfall as one of its partners for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1 & 2 offshore wind farm project. Seaway 7’s envisaged scope of work includes the transport and installation of 76 monopile foundations and the laying of the inter-array cables and will be led from Seaway 7’s main … Continue reading Vattenfall partners with Seaway 7 on Netherlands’ HKZ wind farm

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European wind energy industry invested a total of €65 billion in 2018

Europe invested €27bn in new wind farms in 2018, which will finance a record amount of future new wind energy capacity. This is according to WindEurope’s annual Financing and Investment Trends report published today. The amount invested is similar to previous years. But thanks to cost reduction, especially in offshore wind, it will finance a … Continue reading European wind energy industry invested a total of €65 billion in 2018

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Senvion signs EUR 100m loan agreement

Senvion, its lenders and main bond holders have signed a binding loan agreement, setting forth terms for a EUR 100m debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) facility. The facility enables Senvion to continue its business operations following last week’s self-administration filing. The DIP facility has received Board approvals and allows substantial drawings already this week, thus enabling the company … Continue reading Senvion signs EUR 100m loan agreement

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Serbia’s largest wind farm, fully constructed

GE Renewable Energy supplied the 57 wind turbines for ?ibuk 1. The EUR 300 million investment is backed by some EUR 215 million in lending from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and EBRD, according to earlier reports. The ?ibuk 1 wind farm is expected to provide electricity to … Continue reading Serbia’s largest wind farm, fully constructed

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Nordex posts wind power order intake of 1.0 gigawatts in Q1 2019

The Nordex Group today announced that it recorded continued strong demand for its wind turbine systems in the first three months of 2019, with customers ordering turbines generating a total output of 1,035 megawatts (MW) for wind farms in 13 countries. The latest Delta4000 series accounts for more than 35 percent of the turbines ordered. … Continue reading Nordex posts wind power order intake of 1.0 gigawatts in Q1 2019

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The Global Wind Energy Council releases Supply Side Data 2018 Report

The Global Wind Energy Council has published the first edition of its annual Global Wind Market Development – Supply Side Data 2018. This report is part of GWEC Market Intelligence service that provides a series of insights and data-based analysis on the development of the wind industry. The services include a market outlook, country profiles and … Continue reading The Global Wind Energy Council releases Supply Side Data 2018 Report

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Senvion TopCo GmbH files a petition for ordinary insolvency

Senvion Holding GmbH (the “Issuer”) today filed a petition to commence self-administration proceedings (Eigenverwaltungsverfahren) pursuant to section 270 of the German Insolvency Code (Insolvenzordnung) with the competent Local Court (Amtsgericht) in Hamburg (the “Court”). Additionally, Senvion TopCo GmbH, the Issuer’s direct parent company (the “Parent”), filed a petition for ordinary insolvency proceedings with the Court. … Continue reading Senvion TopCo GmbH files a petition for ordinary insolvency

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