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AWEA statement on Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement endorsing the Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2018, introduced in the Senate today: “AWEA endorses the Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2018 and applauds Senators Tammy Duckworth, Lindsey Graham, and Michael Bennet for their leadership in helping veterans enter the energy … Continue reading AWEA statement on Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act

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Scientists from Lomonosov MSU creating a web-atlas of wind and wave energy

The renewable energy is not only a fashion trend but also a way to save depleting hydrocarbon resources, as well as the opportunity to minimize the environmental damage caused by mining and burning of fuel. There are active scientific research, experimental design work, as well as the large construction of wind, solar and bioenergy stations … Continue reading Scientists from Lomonosov MSU creating a web-atlas of wind and wave energy

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Acciona starts commissioning its fourth wind farm in Australia

ACCIONA has started the commissioning process of the 132-MW Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm, which has involved an investment of AUD258m in the state of Victoria (around EUR165M at current exchange rates). Mount Gellibrand (Victoria) features 44 wind turbines with a total capacity of 132 MW As the 44 turbines come online, energy production will ramp … Continue reading Acciona starts commissioning its fourth wind farm in Australia

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Evaluation method for the impact of wind power fluctuation on power system quality

Abrupt changes of wind power generation output are a source of severe damage to power systems. Researchers at Kyoto University developed a stochastic modeling method that enables to evaluate the impact of such phenomena. The feature of the method lies in its significant computational effectiveness in comparison to standard Monte Carlo simulation, and its applicability … Continue reading Evaluation method for the impact of wind power fluctuation on power system quality

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Tanzania Signs Deal to Build First Wind Farm

Tanzania has licensed a subsidiary of Australia’s Windlab Ltd to build 300MW Miombo Hewani wind farm in the central part of the country. Windlab Developments Tanzania Ltd has obtained an environmental and social impact assessment certificate for the project near Makambako town at the junction of Njombe, Iringa and Mbeya. Windlab said the project will … Continue reading Tanzania Signs Deal to Build First Wind Farm

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Vestas receives 228 MW order in Australia

Vestas has received an order for the 228 MW Lal Lal Wind Farm, located in Victoria, Australia, which is owned by a partnership comprising InfraRed Capital Partners, Macquarie Capital and Northleaf Capital. The Lal Lal Wind Farm is the first project Vestas has worked on with the project partners in Australia and includes a 30-year … Continue reading Vestas receives 228 MW order in Australia

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Vestas expands global footprint with first ever order in Panama

Vestas has received its first ever order in Panama through a wind energy solution for the 66 MW Toabré wind park, which will support Panama’s ambition to get half of its electricity from renewables by 2050. The order is placed by Elecnor and includes 20 V117-3.45 MW turbines, delivered in 3.3 MW load optimised mode. … Continue reading Vestas expands global footprint with first ever order in Panama

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Enel Green Power commissions Peru largest wind farm

Enel is now Peru’s leading renewable energy generator with around 1.1 GW of installed capacity following the commissioning of Wayra I which, with more than 132 MW, is Peru’s largest wind farm currently in full service. Wayra I, which is operated by Enel’s local renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power Peru and located in Marcona, in … Continue reading Enel Green Power commissions Peru largest wind farm

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AT&T-NextEra Ink Deal to Invest in Wind Farm for Clean Energy

AT&T said it’s expanding its renewable energy programme with NextEra Energy Resources to celebrate Global Wind Day. Together, AT&T and subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources will help to deliver clean energy, create jobs, boost the local economy and support a low-carbon economy. During a ceremony in Webb County, Texas for the first AT&T-backed wind farm … Continue reading AT&T-NextEra Ink Deal to Invest in Wind Farm for Clean Energy

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Nordex Group receives three contract awards in Spain

The Nordex Group has won yet new orders from Spain. The company will supply a total of 31 turbines with a combined capacity of 95 megawatts. Nordex will begin with the installation of these wind farms starting in March 2019. Two of the wind farms will be built near Zaragoza, the third one near Cuenca. … Continue reading Nordex Group receives three contract awards in Spain

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Lithuania significantly steps up its wind energy ambitions with new National Energy Strategy

On 13 June, a plenary session of the Lithuanian Parliament officially adopted an ambitious National Energy Strategy which significantly steps up the country’s ambitions on renewables. According to the terms of the National Energy Strategy, Lithuania will aim for a 45% renewables share of its electricity mix by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Renewables are … Continue reading Lithuania significantly steps up its wind energy ambitions with new National Energy Strategy

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Vestas secures 442 MW order from Xcel Energy

Vestas has received an order for 442 MW of V116-2.0 MW and V110-2.0 MW turbines from Xcel Energy Inc., a national leader in wind energy. The order is part of Xcel Energy’s proposed multi-state wind expansion to add 3,680 MW of new wind generation to its system, across 12 projects located in seven states throughout … Continue reading Vestas secures 442 MW order from Xcel Energy

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Vestas receives 442 MW order in the USA

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA, comprising 216 V116-2.0 MW turbines and 10 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines, with a total capacity of 442 MW. Additional information about the project: Customer: Xcel Energy Project name(s): Undisclosed Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 442 MW Number of turbines/turbine type(s): 216 x V116-2.0 … Continue reading Vestas receives 442 MW order in the USA

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Longroad Energy places 212 MW order with Vestas for wind energy project in Texas

Vestas has received an order for 212 MW of V136-3.45 MW turbines, delivered in 3.6 Power Optimised Mode, from Longroad Energy for the Rio Bravo wind project in Texas. Including previously purchased 4 MW PTC components, the Rio Bravo wind project will be 238 MW in total upon completion. Longroad Energy acquired the Rio Bravo … Continue reading Longroad Energy places 212 MW order with Vestas for wind energy project in Texas

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The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

From niche technology, wind energy is now a global success story. The wind industry provides 260,000 quality high-skilled jobs in Europe. On a global scale, that figure is now 1.15 million. Today is Global Wind Day, an opportunity for citizens around the world to learn more about and show their support for wind power. It’s … Continue reading The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

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Australia’s biggest wind farm breaks ground

Construction has commenced on Goldwind Australia’s 530-MW Stockyard Hill wind project in Western Victoria, set to become one of the largest wind parks in the country. An official groundbreaking ceremony at the project’s site near Beaufort was held on Thursday and was attended by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio. According to … Continue reading Australia’s biggest wind farm breaks ground

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Connecticut taps Deepwater Wind for 200 MW of offshore wind power

Connecticut have selected a proposal by Deepwater Wind to supply 200 MW of offshore wind power to the state, it was announced on Wednesday. Deepwater Wind took part in a Request for Proposals (RfP) for renewable energy projects, offering to provide 200 MW of offshore wind to Connecticut from its Revolution Wind project in the Atlantic … Continue reading Connecticut taps Deepwater Wind for 200 MW of offshore wind power

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Combination of comprehensive provincial action and better national coordination is vital for renewable energy deployment in Pakistan

The World Wind Energy Association, with the support of Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs), Pakistan has conducted a study titled “Impact of 18th Constitutional Amendment on Governance of Renewable Energy in Pakistan.” The primary purpose is to analyse the impacts of devolution of power to the provinces on the governance of the renewable energy sector. It … Continue reading Combination of comprehensive provincial action and better national coordination is vital for renewable energy deployment in Pakistan

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Eni to develop its first large-scale wind farm in Kazakhstan

Eni has taken the Final Investment Decision to build, develop and operate the Badamsha plant, a 50 MW wind farm located North West of Kazakhstan. This project represents the first large scale investment in wind technology for the Company. The construction works of the plant, which is located in the Aktobe Oblast, will start in … Continue reading Eni to develop its first large-scale wind farm in Kazakhstan

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European institutions strike overnight deal on 32% binding renewable energy target

Negotiators from the European Parliament and Member States agreed to increase the EU renewable energy target for 2030 to 32% with a possibility for upward revision in 2023.   This is a significant improvement over the target of at least 27% the European Commission tabled in November 2016. Dramatic progress in recent years on the … Continue reading European institutions strike overnight deal on 32% binding renewable energy target

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