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Enel Green Power starts construction of 299 MW wind farm in U.S.

The Aurora wind power project, which will involve an investment of around 450 million US dollars, is due to generate approximately 1.3 TWh annually upon completion, due by the end of 2020. The wind energy facility is Enel Green Power’s second wind farm in North Dakota and, once completed, it will sell its energy to … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts construction of 299 MW wind farm in U.S.

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Tax policy parity with other sectors critical to meet consumer demand for wind energy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement applauding the release of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act by Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. The legislation includes an extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) at 60% for five years … Continue reading Tax policy parity with other sectors critical to meet consumer demand for wind energy

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A study gives hope to wind energy

A study in which the Desertification Research Center (CIDE) participates has revealed that, after decades of weakening winds, these have been reinforced on a planetary scale, which has positive consequences for wind energy production. This study has been published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Climate Change, in which CIDE, a joint center … Continue reading A study gives hope to wind energy

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Wind speed has increased by 7% and boosts wind power

The average daily wind speeds are in much of the world after approximately 30 years of gradual deceleration, which has been a boost for wind energy, according to a new study published in the journal ‘Nature Climate Change’. The research, led by a team from Princeton University (United States), shows that wind speeds in the … Continue reading Wind speed has increased by 7% and boosts wind power

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GE Renewable Energy announces 350 MW wind turbines order for Foard City Wind farm in Texas

GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has been selected by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (“Innergex”) to supply 139 2.X-127 onshore wind turbines on 89-meter towers for Innergex’s approximately 350 MW Foard City Wind project located in Foard County, Texas. The order also includes a 20-year full-service agreement. The Foard City wind farm reached commercial … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy announces 350 MW wind turbines order for Foard City Wind farm in Texas

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GWEC launches Global O&M services report in wind power

O&M plays a massive role in the development of the wind energy industry and the energy transition as it ensures the long-term sustainability and growth of wind power globally. Not only this, but the aftersales and service business has become a strong second leg for the wind energy industry to stand one, with leading wind … Continue reading GWEC launches Global O&M services report in wind power

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Germany gives the green light to the Acciona opa on Nordex wind energy

The German regulator gives the green light to Acciona’s OPA over 100% of the capital of its Nordex wind turbine manufacturing subsidiary, an operation that would value this company at more than 1,100 million euros. The group of José Manuel Entrecanales was forced to launch an offer after injecting 99 million euros of liquidity to … Continue reading Germany gives the green light to the Acciona opa on Nordex wind energy

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NamPower source N$1b for wind power plants in Namibia

NamPower plans to construct two wind energy plants worth N$1 billion in the Tsau //Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park in order to boost Namibia’s local power generation capacity.  As mandated to ensure power supply in the country, NamPower currently has an installed capacity of about 489.3 megawatts and imports over 60 percent of its needs to … Continue reading NamPower source N$1b for wind power plants in Namibia

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Wind energy in Kenya, Mombasa Cement sets up 36MW wind farm in Kilifi

Tired of inefficient supply and rising cost of electricity, Mombasa Cement has built a 36-megawatt wind firm in Vipingo, Kilifi County, to power its manufacturing operations. The company, which produces the Nyumba brand of cement, said the facility – whose construction got underway early this year – will help it overcome power inefficiencies that increasingly … Continue reading Wind energy in Kenya, Mombasa Cement sets up 36MW wind farm in Kilifi

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Iberdrola will build a hybrid solar and wind energy project in Australia

Iberdrola will definitely open the doors to a new international market with its landing in Australia where it plans to build a hybrid solar and wind power project that will have a capacity of 320 megawatts (Mw), whose investment will amount to about 500 million Australian dollars (about 310 million euros). The installation, consisting of … Continue reading Iberdrola will build a hybrid solar and wind energy project in Australia

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Budweiser Aquiraz Plant to be 100% Wind energy Powered

Budweiser’s wind power project has an environmental side to be highlighted: with it, 20,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) will no longer be emitted each year. By 2022, the entire Ceará Budweiser beer factory, located in Aquiraz, in the Fortaleza Metropolitan Region, will be 100% powered by wind power. To this end, Ambev will invest … Continue reading Budweiser Aquiraz Plant to be 100% Wind energy Powered

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Wind energy in Ukraine, 100 MW Orlivska wind farm with Vestas´ wind turbines

DTEK has commissioned the 100 MW Orlivska Wind Power Plant in Ukraine. In doing so, the company has put 1 GW of renewable energy in operation by 2020. DTEK in the partnership with the Danish company Vestas, the world’s leading wind turbine producer, has accomplished the construction of the Orlivska Wind Power Plant, a 100 … Continue reading Wind energy in Ukraine, 100 MW Orlivska wind farm with Vestas´ wind turbines

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More Research & Innovation essential for decarbonisation & delivering a just energy transition

On 14 and 15 November the 13th Strategic Energy Technology plan (SET-Plan) conference took place in Helsinki. The SET-Plan provides an important framework to promote the EU’s goals in energy Research and Innovation (R&I). To deliver on its ambitious climate and energy targets, Europe needs strong and fit-for-purpose innovation programmes. These will develop and improve … Continue reading More Research & Innovation essential for decarbonisation & delivering a just energy transition

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Robert Bryce continues pushing anti wind energy fallacies

Robert Bryce has a long history of promoting untruths about renewable energy. So much so that more than 50 journalists and educators once submitted a petition to then-New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane, imploring the paper to call out the special interest funding ties of op-ed writers. They used Robert Bryce as their poster … Continue reading Robert Bryce continues pushing anti wind energy fallacies

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Wind energy in Georgia, first wind farm

Investment firm Georgia Capital PLC said it will acquire Qartli Wind Firm in Georgia for USD14.4 million. Qartli is the only operational wind farm in Georgia. It operates a 21 megawatts installed capacity wind power plant, with a 47% average capacity factor. The wind farm is currently jointly owned by state companies Georgian Energy Development … Continue reading Wind energy in Georgia, first wind farm

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30% progress of Minas de Guascachaca wind power plant in Ecuador

A 30% advance has the construction of the Minas de Guascachaca Wind Power Plant, which will produce electricity with wind turbines. It is in the San Sebastián de Yuluc parish, in the Saraguro canton, in the province of Loja. This wind farm will consist of wind turbines, which will produce an installed capacity of 50 … Continue reading 30% progress of Minas de Guascachaca wind power plant in Ecuador

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Vestas wins wind energy contract from New Zealand’s Mercury

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Mercury, a New Zealand-based electricity generator and retailer. Vestas will be responsible for adding 103 MW capacity to Mercury’s Turitea windfarm near Palmerston North, increasing its energy generation capacity from 119MW to 222MW. Mercury chief executive Fraser Whineray said: “We … Continue reading Vestas wins wind energy contract from New Zealand’s Mercury

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Wind energy industry to invest $1.8bn in Colombia in next three years following successful tender

In last month’s first renewable energy auction in Colombia, 1.3GW of renewable energy capacity was awarded through 15-year PPA deals, with wind energy accounting for 1,077MW of this capacity. The wind farm projects awarded in the auction will increase renewable energy capacity from 1% today to 6%, with a goal of increasing this to 17% … Continue reading Wind energy industry to invest $1.8bn in Colombia in next three years following successful tender

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Bat and wind energy

NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, announced today that it signed a strategic agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to offer turnkey Bat Deterrent Systems, complete with installation and service, for existing Vestas turbines. The global agreement covers Vestas turbines in all … Continue reading Bat and wind energy

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Siemens Gamesa drives real change in local communities

“Before this year, we had no toilets and no water access. Now we not only finally have access to that, but the whole school has been renovated too. We can concentrate on our studies now!,” said Adam Amtot, one of the children at Daya Primary School. This is one of the eight initiatives from the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa drives real change in local communities

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