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WindEurope encourage Lithuanians to pursue their ambitious plans for wind energy

A WindEurope delegation (CEO Giles Dickson, Kresten Ørnbjerg of Vestas and Aistis Radavicius of the Lithuanian Wind Association) met the Lithuanian Energy Minister on 12 May. We also met the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Energy Committee in the Lithuanian Parliament and the Chair of the Economy Committee.   We were encouraged to learn that … Continue reading WindEurope encourage Lithuanians to pursue their ambitious plans for wind energy

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Isthmus of Tehuantepec wind energy project will be largest in Latin America

Oaxaca has announced a US $1.2-billion investment in a wind farm by the Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Group that will provide a 65-million-peso (US $3.4-million) windfall for the municipality of Juchitán. Eólica del Sur, or “southern wind power,” will be the largest wind farm in Latin America in terms of investment and size. To be located … Continue reading Isthmus of Tehuantepec wind energy project will be largest in Latin America

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Eoltech wins repeat contracts to monitor 500 MW of wind energy projects

Eoltech, an independent wind energy consulting firm, has announced that it won contracts from major French customers to deploy IREC-Index. With this advanced multi-source wind energy index, Eoltech will aim to refine the monitoring of 24 wind farms in France, representing a total output of 500MW. IREC-Index will enable Eoltech’s clients to check the consistency … Continue reading Eoltech wins repeat contracts to monitor 500 MW of wind energy projects

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IFC to finance wind farm in Pakistan

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will provide financing of $66 million and mobilising a further $172 million to help build Pakistan’s largest wind farm. This financing will help overcome the energy shortage and boost the development of renewable energy. According to an announcement made by IFC on Friday, … Continue reading IFC to finance wind farm in Pakistan

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Maryland makes a play for the offshore wind crown

The Maryland Public Service Commission greenlit two projects yesterday that put the state at the forefront of U.S. offshore wind development. The commission approved offshore renewable energy credits for 368 megawatts of capacity spread across two projects, proposed by U.S. Wind and a subsidiary of Deepwater Wind. The move will allow the financing of both … Continue reading Maryland makes a play for the offshore wind crown

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Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform launched

Today, representatives from major organizations from all over the world have gathered in Bonn to launch the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform. During the launch event, some of the world’s most renowned experts on renewable energy presented solutions and strategies for achieving global 100% renewable energy, in line with the world’s climate change mitigation needs … Continue reading Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform launched

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Senvion’s Q1 2017 results in line with expectations

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, posted first-quarter results in line with expectations. Lower operational expenditures delivered first proof that the company’s restructuring program, announced in early March, is already bearing fruit. In the first three months of the year, Senvion continued diversifying its portfolio by expanding the 2MW platform, and saw orders … Continue reading Senvion’s Q1 2017 results in line with expectations

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EDF Energies Nouvelles enters into a full agreement to acquire a majority stake in FUTUREN

EDF Energies Nouvelles has reached a full and final agreement with the controlling shareholders of FUTUREN (FTRN) to buy a 67.2% stake in the company. Unanimously supported by FUTUREN’s Board of Directors, this deal was reached following an initial competitive process, then on April 24th, the commencement of exclusive negotiations between EDF Energies Nouvelles and … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles enters into a full agreement to acquire a majority stake in FUTUREN

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Mexico announces schedule for third power auction

Mexico has published a call for bids for the country’s third electrical power auction aimed at attracting new investment in renewables. The winners will sign long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for clean energy supply, the energy secretariat SENER and the state energy control centre CENACE said in a joint statement. Public and private companies and … Continue reading Mexico announces schedule for third power auction

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Sen to be responsible for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy within Siemens’ Managing Board

Michael Sen, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, will – additionally to his current duties – now be responsible for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy within Siemens’ Managing Board. Until recently, Sen was a member of the management team of Europe’s largest energy supplier and acquired extensive expertise in the management of listed equity … Continue reading Sen to be responsible for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy within Siemens’ Managing Board

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Nordex first quarter 2017 figures in line with budget

he Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) performed in line with its expectations in the first quarter of 2017. Sales amounted to EUR 648.4 million (Q1/2016: EUR 637 million). The service business rose substantially by 57 percent to EUR 74 million (Q1/2016: EUR 47.1 million). The proportion of sales generated in America, where the group has a … Continue reading Nordex first quarter 2017 figures in line with budget

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Vestas receives 15-year service contract for seven wind farms in Sweden

The seven wind farms were previously serviced in-house by Arise but with this new agreement Vestas takes over the full responsibility for servicing the 86 MW, underlining Vestas’ competitiveness in the Swedish service market and ability to optimise wind park performance and energy output. The service contract is a full-scope 15-year Active Output Management 5000 … Continue reading Vestas receives 15-year service contract for seven wind farms in Sweden

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Energy policy leader Amy Farrell to take helm of government and public affairs for wind energy industry

Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), today announced that Amy L. Farrell, a proven strategist and expert in energy, environmental and regulatory policy, has been named AWEA’s Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs. In this capacity, Farrell will oversee federal regulatory affairs, state policy, public affairs, and industry research. … Continue reading Energy policy leader Amy Farrell to take helm of government and public affairs for wind energy industry

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Gamesa registered record revenues and profitability prior to the merger with Siemens Wind Power

In the first quarter of 2017, prior to the merger with Siemens Wind Power, Gamesa obtained €100 million net profit, 39% more than in the year-ago quarter. These results were boosted by record quarterly revenues, amounting to €1,546 million, and profitability, with an underlying EBIT margin of 11.7%. The figures for the first quarter are … Continue reading Gamesa registered record revenues and profitability prior to the merger with Siemens Wind Power

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Senvion concludes five wind power orders in Belgium totaling 45 megawatts

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has won five contracts in Belgium totaling 45 megawatts (MW) for the Senvion 3.4M114, 3.0M122 and MM100 turbines. The five contracts are with a range of clients and consist of three projects located in the Walloon region and two in the Flanders region. Nivelles project, located in … Continue reading Senvion concludes five wind power orders in Belgium totaling 45 megawatts

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WindEurope tells gas industry how best to integrate variable renewables

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed the European gas industry at their annual “FLAME” event in Amsterdam today. He said the wind industry was working towards the long-term goal of 100% renewables but gas would have a role to play in the transition. On the role of gas in balancing wind, he said 5 things are … Continue reading WindEurope tells gas industry how best to integrate variable renewables

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GE Energy to provide 199.5 MW of wind power in China

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced an agreement with HECIC to supply a total of 81 wind turbine units: 54 units of GE’s 2.75-120 wind turbines and another 27 units of GE’s 1.85-82.5 wind turbines, to be installed respectively at the Senjitu III & Qiansongba wind projects in the Fengning county of the Hebei … Continue reading GE Energy to provide 199.5 MW of wind power in China

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Goldwind to acquire 530MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in Australia

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has agreed to acquire the 530MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm from Origin Energy for A$110m ($81.6m). The wind farm will be located in Victoria, Australia and as part of the deal, Origin Energy has agreed to purchase power produced from the wind farm until 2030, under a Power Purchase Agreement … Continue reading Goldwind to acquire 530MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in Australia

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Enel Starts Construction of New 298 MW Wind Project in The United States

Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), has started construction of the Thunder Ranch wind farm in the United States which, once completed, will have a total installed capacity of 298 MW. The overall investment in the construction of Thunder Ranch amounts to approximately 435 million US dollars, which … Continue reading Enel Starts Construction of New 298 MW Wind Project in The United States

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Nebraska surpasses 1 GW of wind energy capacity

With the raising of a 400-megawatt wind farm in the state, Nebraska has sailed past 1,000 megawatts — or 1 gigawatt — of wind-generated capacity. The Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/2pJAinF ) reports Nebraska’s turbines provide over 1,300 megawatts of capacity with more on the way, looking to take advantage of the state’s largely untapped wind … Continue reading Nebraska surpasses 1 GW of wind energy capacity

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