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Top 10 Wind Energy Companies in India

A recent report claims that India produces only 5% more electricity than it consumes. This can be attributed to several factors, most notably population. Over the last few years, India’s population has increased dramatically. And, with the growing number of people, resources are becoming extremely scarce. India’s population has also resulted in an increase in … Continue reading Top 10 Wind Energy Companies in India

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Morocco Khalladi Wind Farm Starts Producing Power

Morocco’s Khalladi wind power plant, built in the North of the Kingdom, has started producing its first electricity, which it injected into the local power grid. The wind farm, developed by ACWA Power in collaboration with ARIF investment fund, is the first private renewable energy project in the country. It has been developed under a … Continue reading Morocco Khalladi Wind Farm Starts Producing Power

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High voltage specialist Smith Brothers appointed to energise eleven wind turbines

Two wind farms in Perth and Kinross, Scotland are closer to completion following the appointment of Yorkshire-based high voltage electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers. Spread across two adjacent sites, eleven wind turbines will provide a combined output of 23.55MW to the SSE network once energised. 14.35MW of this will be delivered by seven turbines at … Continue reading High voltage specialist Smith Brothers appointed to energise eleven wind turbines

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As Clean Energy Package reaches end-game, a mixture of positive signals and worrying shortfalls for the wind industry

Yesterday’s Energy Council agreed general approaches on four key files of the EU Clean Energy Package. These will serve as the basis for negotiations with the European Parliament in 2018. As far as the wind industry is concerned, there was progress on some key issues but Ministers fell short on others. There is some good … Continue reading As Clean Energy Package reaches end-game, a mixture of positive signals and worrying shortfalls for the wind industry

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OX2 places 357 MW landmark order for first V136-4.2 MW wind turbines

Less than six months after launching the upgraded V136-4.2 MW turbine, Vestas has received the  first order for the new turbine through a 357 MW landmark order for the Valhalla project that is Vestas’ largest to date in Sweden. The press release references company announcement no. 53/2017 of 18 December 2017. Placed by long-term customer … Continue reading OX2 places 357 MW landmark order for first V136-4.2 MW wind turbines

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Brazilian auction results in 53 MW order from new customer Echoenergia

New customer Echoenergia, the Brazilian subsidiary of Actis, a global investor specialising in private equity, energy and real estate asset management, has placed a 53 MW order derived from the A-5 Brazilian auction held in 2014, once more underlining Vestas’ strong capabilities within auction schemes. The order covers the two wind parks Boa Esperança I … Continue reading Brazilian auction results in 53 MW order from new customer Echoenergia

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Vestas’ EPC and repowering expertise secures turnkey solution that will triple wind farm capacity

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional 21 MW order from Energieprojekte Eichsfeld for repowering of the Reinholterode wind farm in Central Germany. With this project, Vestas gets a new customer and the opportunity to repower wind turbines from a competitor. The wind park currently consists of four 1.5 MW turbines, which will be replaced … Continue reading Vestas’ EPC and repowering expertise secures turnkey solution that will triple wind farm capacity

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Vestas receives 357 MW order in Sweden

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in Sweden, comprising 85 V136-4.2 MW turbines, with a total capacity of 357 MW, ref. Company announcement No. 52/2017 of 15 December 2017. Additional information about the project: Customer: Ox2 Construction AB Project name: Valhalla Location/Country: Ockelbo, Sweden Number of MW: 357 MW Number of turbines/turbine type(s): … Continue reading Vestas receives 357 MW order in Sweden

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Tax reform to allow continued wind power investment and job growth

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act near passage in Congress will allow the continued growth of American wind energy, and the investment, jobs, and other economic benefits it brings to rural communities. The bill to be voted on later this week preserves the orderly phase-out through 2019 of wind energy tax credits, ensuring stability for … Continue reading Tax reform to allow continued wind power investment and job growth

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CPPIB and Votorantim Energia to acquire 565 MW wind energy in Brazil

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Votorantim Energia have agreed to form a joint venture in Brazil and will acquire two operational wind farms in the country, totaling 565MW.   The joint venture has been formed to invest in the country’s power generation sector, particularly in wind segment. For this joint venture, CPPIB has … Continue reading CPPIB and Votorantim Energia to acquire 565 MW wind energy in Brazil

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Lekela wins deal to build 250 MW wind energy project in Egypt

Lekela, a leading renewable power generation company, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) and Egypt’s Minister of Energy to develop a 250MW wind farm in the Gulf of Suez. The project forms part of the Egyptian Government’s Build, Own, Operate (BOO) framework, and is situated approximately 30 … Continue reading Lekela wins deal to build 250 MW wind energy project in Egypt

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EDF Renwable Energy and Kimberly-Clark announce commercial operation at Rock Falls Wind Project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced today that the 154 megawatt (MW) Rock Falls Wind Project (Project) has begun commercial operation. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) signed an agreement earlier this year with EDF RE for 120 MW of generation which marks Kimberly-Clark’s first utility scale use of renewable energy. Rock Falls Wind Project, located in … Continue reading EDF Renwable Energy and Kimberly-Clark announce commercial operation at Rock Falls Wind Project

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Capital Power provides capital costs for Whitla Wind Energy project

The Whitla Wind project was awarded a 20-year contract by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in the first round of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP). Capital Power expects the construction cost for its Whitla Wind project to be between $315 million and $325 million (in Canadian dollars). Under its successful bid, Capital Power’s Whitla … Continue reading Capital Power provides capital costs for Whitla Wind Energy project

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Corporate Renewable PPAs on the agenda in Rome and Warsaw

The Polish workshop was held in Warsaw and organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association. Even though corporate PPA talks are very much in the early stages of discussions, the industry in Poland is looking at the corporate PPA market as a way to support the development of wind energy in the country, particular following … Continue reading Corporate Renewable PPAs on the agenda in Rome and Warsaw

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Wind energy’s contribution to Europe’s economy

Six MEPs were in attendance: Claude Turmes and Jakop Dalunde of the European Green Party; Jo Leinen, Arne Lietz and Jeppe Kofod of the Party of European Socialists; and Sean Kelly, of the European People’s Party. There was a great deal of interest in the report among the MEPs. The flagship report sets out the … Continue reading Wind energy’s contribution to Europe’s economy

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Vestas and Northvolt partner on battery storage for wind energy to support the further integration of renewables

Sustainable energy leader Vestas and battery manufacturer Northvolt today announced a technology collaboration on the development of a lithium-ion battery platform for Vestas power plants. As an initial phase of the partnership, Vestas is investing EUR 10 million. With renewable energy generation now cost-competitive with electricity produced from fossil fuels, significant challenges remain in how … Continue reading Vestas and Northvolt partner on battery storage for wind energy to support the further integration of renewables

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Vestas secures 51 MW order in China

Vestas has secured a contract with a long-term customer to supply 23 V110-2.0 MW turbines delivered in 2.2 MW Power Optimised Mode. The project will be located in the Liaoning Province of Northeastern China and lifts Vestas’ order intake in 2017 to more than 760 MW – the highest since 2011. The order also includes … Continue reading Vestas secures 51 MW order in China

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What GateHouse Media missed in its report on life near wind farms

If all you knew about the beach was what you saw in the movie “Jaws,” you’d never go. Yet 58 million Americans a year go to the shore. Context matters. And that’s exactly what is lacking in a recent report by GateHouse Media that amplifies the complaints of a small number of the millions of … Continue reading What GateHouse Media missed in its report on life near wind farms

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EDPR is awarded a long-term (RESA) for 248.4 MW of wind onshore in Canada

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, announces that that its Canadian subsidiary, EDP Renewables Canada Ltd., has been awarded a 20-year Renewable Energy Support Agreement (RESA), for the delivery of 248.4 MW of onshore wind generation by the Alberta Electricity … Continue reading EDPR is awarded a long-term (RESA) for 248.4 MW of wind onshore in Canada

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Enel to build 146 MW of new wind capacity in Canada following first renewables tender win in the country

Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its US-based renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), has been awarded two 20-year Renewable Energy Support Agreements (“RESAs”) for 146 MW1 of new wind capacity in Alberta, Canada, in a tender launched by the Alberta Electric System Operator (“AESO”). In line with the two agreements, Enel will build … Continue reading Enel to build 146 MW of new wind capacity in Canada following first renewables tender win in the country

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