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Huadian places order for seven V117-3.45 MW wind turbines for a wind farm in China’s Fujian Province

Vestas will supply turbines and supervise installation for the Qingyu project, located in Shapu Town of Fuqing City. The firm and unconditional order also includes a two-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service contract, in which Vestas guarantees a defined level of availability and performance as well as a SCADA VestasOnline Business system for data-driven … Continue reading Huadian places order for seven V117-3.45 MW wind turbines for a wind farm in China’s Fujian Province

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Vestas receives 131 MW order in the United States

EDF Renewable Energy orders 100 MW of V110-2.0 MW wind turbines and 31 MW of 2.0 MW compatible turbine components. The firm and unconditional order includes 50 V110-2.0 MW turbines for an undisclosed project and an additional 31 MW of 2.0 MW compatible turbine components to enable future project pipeline. The order includes supply and … Continue reading Vestas receives 131 MW order in the United States

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Wind power in Brazil: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

The order takes Vestas to more than 1.5 GW of installed and under construction wind capacity across five states in the Brazil. Vestas has received a firm an unconditional order for 21 V110-2.0 MW wind turbine for the Cabeço Vermelho I and Cabeço Vermelho II wind park to be located in Rio Grande do Norte. … Continue reading Wind power in Brazil: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Vestas receives 30 MW order in the United States

Avangrid Renewables orders 30 MW of 3.0 MW turbine components, growing the 3 MW platform’s presence in the U.S. The firm and unconditional order enables future project pipeline and includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines. “Avangrid is a leader in the deployment of wind energy in the U.S. and Vestas is pleased to … Continue reading Vestas receives 30 MW order in the United States

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Vestas’ U.S. wind power orders in December rise to 1,200 megawatts

Vestas Wind Systems, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer that employs about 4,000 people at its four Colorado plants, reported three new orders for U.S. customers early Thursday. So far this month, through Thursday morning, Vestas has announced 1,220 megawatts’ worth of orders for wind turbines and turbine components to power wind farms across the U.S. … Continue reading Vestas’ U.S. wind power orders in December rise to 1,200 megawatts

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Wind energy in Ukraine: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas successfully re-starts market activities in Ukraine with an order from Karpatenwind LLC for 6 V126-3.45 MW.   The firm and unconditional order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 10-year full-scope Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service agreement. The wind turbines will be installed at Staryi Sambir in the … Continue reading Wind energy in Ukraine: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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DTE 50 MW wind farm in Michigan starts operations

DTE Energy has started commercial operations at its 50MW Pinnebog wind farm in Michigan. The company said work started on the 30-turbine facility, which is in Huron County, in early 2016. The wind farm is an expansion of the existing Echo wind park, DTE said. It added that approximately 150 people were employed during construction, … Continue reading DTE 50 MW wind farm in Michigan starts operations

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Wind energy in the United States: Vestas receives 140 MW order

BHE Renewables, an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, has placed a firm and unconditional order for 140 MW of V110-2.0 MW wind turbine components that enable future project pipeline. The wind turbines add to Vestas’ growing portfolio with BHE Renewables and will be manufactured at Vestas’ Colorado factories.   “This order grows our portfolio with … Continue reading Wind energy in the United States: Vestas receives 140 MW order

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Vestas receives 30 MW repowering order from citizen-owned wind power plant in Germany

Vestas has received an order for a repowering project consisting of nine V117-3.45 MW turbines from Bürger-Windpark Lübke-Koog Nord GmbH & Co.KG. The firm and unconditional order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 20-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement. The wind turbines will be installed at … Continue reading Vestas receives 30 MW repowering order from citizen-owned wind power plant in Germany

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EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation at Kelly Creek Wind Power Project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced today that the 184 megawatt (MW) Kelly Creek Wind Project in Illinois reached commercial operation.   The Project, located 60 miles southwest of Chicago in Ford and Kankakee counties, is comprised of 92 Vestas V100 wind turbines. The facility will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 78,000 … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation at Kelly Creek Wind Power Project

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Acciona Energía reaches a new technological milestone by providing 2,000 MW of wind power for grid balance services

ACCIONA Energía now allocates two thousand megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity to provide adjustment services to the electric power system in Spain. This represents a new technological milestone in terms of the full participation of renewable energy sources in the system and their ability to attain high levels of penetration in it. The accreditation, … Continue reading Acciona Energía reaches a new technological milestone by providing 2,000 MW of wind power for grid balance services

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Wind energy in Honduras: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

The firm and unconditional orders total 59 MW of V117-3.45 MW turbines and are Vestas’ first in Honduras. Both orders are Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts that include the supply and installation of the wind turbines as well as the electrical and civil works, substation, and access roads. Additionally, a 15-year full-scope service agreement … Continue reading Wind energy in Honduras: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Plan to boost wind energy generation in New Mexico

Energy developers are tapping into New Mexico’s billowing wind energy potential, with plans to double installed generating capacity from wind farms throughout the state’s gusty eastern plains in the next few years. Generous federal subsidies and major improvements in wind technology have combined to make wind-generated electricity a low-cost option today for utilities and corporations … Continue reading Plan to boost wind energy generation in New Mexico

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Wind energy in Kansas

Two wind farms in central Kansas are now online and supplying electricity to Westar Energy. The wind farms came online within the last two weeks, even though a civil lawsuit seeking an injunction against one of them is still pending, the Hutchinson News reported. Westar Energy said the 120-turbine Kingman and 121-turbine Ninnescah Wind Energy … Continue reading Wind energy in Kansas

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How and why the Fortune 500 buy wind energy

More and more Fortune 500 companies are emerging as major customers of American clean energy and, according to a new report released from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today, we now know what, where and how they are buying.   “In recent years Fortune 500 companies have led an intense search for the best … Continue reading How and why the Fortune 500 buy wind energy

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Why are Fortune 500 companies buying wind power?

As you’re frantically trying to carve out time for holiday shopping like I am, wind power is far from your thoughts – but it’s almost certainly on your list. More than ever, wind is powering the products and services that help Americans make memories and spread holiday cheer. Uploading thousands of family/cat photos to Google … Continue reading Why are Fortune 500 companies buying wind power?

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Help keep wind power growing

I recently met Derrick, who told me he learned about the wind turbine technician profession via the reality television show, “Turbine Cowboys.” A year ago, when his wife wanted to move closer to her relatives, it meant Derrick faced the challenge of finding a well-paying job to support his family in a small, rural town. … Continue reading Help keep wind power growing

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Benefits from just one transmission project

A recently released study finds that Pattern Energy Group LP’s proposed Southern Cross transmission line will spur $3.9 billion in economic benefits. Mississippi, Louisiana and the greater southwest stand to gain over both the short and long term, according to researchers. Benefits to Louisiana and Mississippi The study, conducted by Moss Adams LLP, found wide-ranging … Continue reading Benefits from just one transmission project

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Wind energy is better for birds in the long run

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been criticized for granting 30-year wind farm permits that could lead to the deaths of thousands of eagles. Although the National Audubon Society is among the organizations objecting to the length of these permits, it may surprise some to know that Audubon “strongly supports properly sited wind power” … Continue reading Wind energy is better for birds in the long run

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What stuck out to you about wind energy this year?

As we close the book on 2016, let’s take stock of where wind power stands and reflect on some of the year’s biggest trends. Here’s what really stuck out to us here at AWEA: Wind turbine technician became by far America’s fastest growing job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the occupation will grow by … Continue reading What stuck out to you about wind energy this year?

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