Category Archives: wind energy

Decarbonisation through electrification

Although climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, it holds immense opportunities for creative and innovative solutions. Vattenfall has a unique position to seize these opportunities and transform itself and other emitting industries on an unprecedented scale. Vattenfall’s goal to enable fossil-free living within one generation means making its own energy … Continue reading Decarbonisation through electrification

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Southern Power acquires Vestas developed Glass Sands wind farm

Vestas announces that Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, has acquired the 118 MW Glass Sands Wind Facility from Steelhead Americas, Vestas’ development arm in North America. The deal marks another step in Vestas’ aim to further expand its presence in renewable project development and to create value … Continue reading Southern Power acquires Vestas developed Glass Sands wind farm

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Earth Day 2021: Clean energy protects the environment while boosting our economy

We’ve been celebrating Earth Day for half a century and we’re always told we need to choose between growing our economy or protecting the environment. But in reality, it’s not an either or—study after study finds environmental protections have net economic benefits. And this Earth Day, with the ongoing COVID-induced recession and looming climate crisis, … Continue reading Earth Day 2021: Clean energy protects the environment while boosting our economy

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American Clean Power Association Statement on U.S. Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target for 2030

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement after the U.S. announced its 2030 nationally determined contribution (NDC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Today’s announcement is an ambitious north star for where we need to go, and our industry is proof that we can get there in a way that grows our economy. … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on U.S. Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target for 2030

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Future wind energy costs 50 percent lower than predicted five years ago

Five years ago, a survey led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) asked many experts about the future of wind power and cost trends. Once again, the industry has beaten the projections– cost reductions since then have dropped much faster than predicted. New estimates of future costs are half what global wind experts predict … Continue reading Future wind energy costs 50 percent lower than predicted five years ago

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Inditex presents a wind energy project with wind turbines in Punta Langosteira

Inditex presented this Thursday to the Port Authority of A Coruña a request for an administrative concession to develop a project to install three wind turbines on the Levante esplanade of the Outer Port of A Coruña. The objective is for these windmills to generate sustainable energy for the collective self-consumption of the port facilities … Continue reading Inditex presents a wind energy project with wind turbines in Punta Langosteira

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American Clean Power Association Applauds Clean Energy for America Act

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement after Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) introduced the Clean Energy for America Act. “The American Clean Power Association applauds the collective efforts in Congress to promote economic investment and address climate change. Chairman Wyden’s Clean Energy for America Act goes a long way towards addressing both … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Applauds Clean Energy for America Act

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GE Renewable Energy to supply 42 wind turbines totaling 110 MW for CleanMax hybrid wind projects in India

Three wind power projects totaling 110 MW will help meet the electricity demands of various industrial companies in the states of Karnataka and Gujarat.Projects total 42 x GE 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines with 10-year long-term Full-Service Agreement. GE Renewable Energy today announced the supply of 42 units of 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for the onshore … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to supply 42 wind turbines totaling 110 MW for CleanMax hybrid wind projects in India

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China to bring solar and wind power generation to 11% of total electricity use in 2021

China has flagged it will seek to raise its power generation from solar and wind plants to around 11% of the country’s total power consumption in 2021, from 9.7% in 2020, said the National Energy Administration (NEA) in a draft rule on Monday. Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that China will boost the share … Continue reading China to bring solar and wind power generation to 11% of total electricity use in 2021

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Statkraft signs 10-year wind power PPA with Finnish Keva

Statkraft and Finnish public pension provider Keva have entered into a long-term green power purchase agreement with an annual delivery of almost 53 GWh in the period 2023 to 2032. The delivery originates from the Kokkoneva wind farm, a new wind park scheduled for completion in Finland during 2022. Statkraft has entered into an agreement … Continue reading Statkraft signs 10-year wind power PPA with Finnish Keva

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Hidrostank deploys innovative solutions at Saudi wind farm

Hidrostank, a leading Spanish company supplying building materials for civil works, said it had recently delivered innovative modular pullboxes for the Dumat Al Jandal wind farm, a first-of-its kind facility in Saudi Arabia.  A specialist in providing innovative solutions to boost the performance of construction, Hidrostank said on completion, Dumat Al Jandal is set to … Continue reading Hidrostank deploys innovative solutions at Saudi wind farm

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Zimbabwe plans to produce 100 MW from wind energy

Government is mobilising additional funds to undertake an assessment on possible sites for wind farms after initial bids for the project markedly exceeded the budget earmarked for the project, according to Energy and Power Development Minister Zhemu Soda. In 2017, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) invited bids from interested contractors to carry out a … Continue reading Zimbabwe plans to produce 100 MW from wind energy

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Final concession granted for the construction of San Juan wind power plant in Ica

The Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem) granted the definitive concession to develop the activity of generating electricity with Renewable Energy Resources in the Wind Power Plant “Parque Eólico San Juan de 131.1 MW”, located in the Ica region, which will provide clean and efficient energy to the National Interconnected Electric System (SEIN) to meet … Continue reading Final concession granted for the construction of San Juan wind power plant in Ica

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Vietnam’s largest wind power plant goes into operation

Trung Nam, Vietnam’s largest wind farm, officially came into operation in Loi Hai and Bac Phong Communes, Thuan Bac District of South-Central Ninh Thuan Province. This Trungnam group project, combined with a 204 megawatt (MW) solar power plant, forms a unique complex of solar and wind energy farms in the nation and in Southeast Asia. … Continue reading Vietnam’s largest wind power plant goes into operation

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Ørsted acquires Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

Ørsted has entered into an agreement with Brookfield Renewable, a global owner and operator of renewable power assets, to acquire a 100 % equity interest in its existing Ireland and UK onshore wind business, Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI). The agreement is based on an enterprise valuation of BRI of EUR 571 million as of 31 December … Continue reading Ørsted acquires Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

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Eastern and Southern Africa’s Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth

Eastern and Southern Africa are vast, geographically diverse regions with rapidly growing populations and rising demands for energy. According to master plans for the two regional power pools, electricity demand is set to grow at between 3.4 and 5 per cent per year to 2040. Meeting that demand is key to bolstering long-term growth in … Continue reading Eastern and Southern Africa’s Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth

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American Clean Power Association Applauds FERC Finalizing Carbon Pricing Policy Statement

FERC’s move encourages states to continue considering carbon pricing in their electricity markets. The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following comment on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) carbon pricing policy statement. “ACP applauds FERC finalizing a bipartisan policy statement encouraging carbon pricing in organized markets. An overwhelming consensus has emerged that carbon pricing … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Applauds FERC Finalizing Carbon Pricing Policy Statement

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Wind energy in Bolivia, La Ventolera wind farm in Tarija will produce 24 megawatts

The National Electricity Company (ENDE) will begin the execution of the La Ventolera Wind project, located in the municipality of Uriondo, in the department of Tarija, which will inject a power of 24 megawatts (MW) of energy into the National Interconnected System (SIN), through renewable sources. The project is in the tender stage and will … Continue reading Wind energy in Bolivia, La Ventolera wind farm in Tarija will produce 24 megawatts

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Avintia Energía will develop 150 MW of wind energy in Ourense and Lugo

Avintia Energía, a division of Grupo Avintia focused on renewable energies, is developing three 5 0MW wind farms in the towns of Quiroga, Villamartín de Valdeorras and A Rúa in Ourense and Lugo with a construction budget of 120 million euros, in a firm commitment to sustainable development in this Galician province. The three parks … Continue reading Avintia Energía will develop 150 MW of wind energy in Ourense and Lugo

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Nordex has orders for 1.2 gigawatts of wind power in the first quarter of 2021

In the first quarter of 2021, Nordex received orders for 279 wind turbines with a total nominal power of 1,247 megawatts (first quarter of 2020: 1,644 MW). Delta4000 series wind turbines accounted for 906 MW or 73 percent, all other wind turbines are Delta series in the 3 MW class. The Nordex Group received orders … Continue reading Nordex has orders for 1.2 gigawatts of wind power in the first quarter of 2021

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