Category Archives: wind energy

Tunisia to produce over 210 MW of renewable energy

Operators willing to invest in solar photovoltaic and wind energy must submit their bids, no later than November 15, 2017, Minister of Energy, Mining and Renewable Energies, Hela Cheikhrouhou, said during a press conference on Wednesday .   She told reporters on the sidelines of the international show on renewable energies that the Department of … Continue reading Tunisia to produce over 210 MW of renewable energy

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China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation will build a 120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Ethiopia

China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation will build a 120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Ethiopia’s Somali regional state, an Ethiopian official said Thursday.   In a statement sent to Xinhua, Bizuneh Tolcha, Public Relation and Communication Director at the Ethiopia Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE), said the Ethiopian government expects the project to be started … Continue reading China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation will build a 120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Ethiopia

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Germany approves onshore wind power expansion

German authorities have approved hundreds of megawatts in additional capacity at onshore wind farms. The price at which it awarded the projects was below expectations, pointing to stronger competition. The German Economy Ministry announced Friday it had approved 807 megawatts of capacity at onshore wind parks. The projects were granted at an average price requiring … Continue reading Germany approves onshore wind power expansion

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Vestas strengthens research and development capabilities in Portugal

Vestas opens engineering design centre in Porto, Portugal, to further strengthen its global research and development setup, underlining its industry-leading investments in research and development. The centre will be responsible for developing core technology for Vestas’ product portfolio. The centre is part of Vestas’ existing research and development (R&D) setup, which includes sites in the … Continue reading Vestas strengthens research and development capabilities in Portugal

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Forestalia Selects GE Renewable Energy to Provide 1,200 MW of Wind Power in the Largest European Auction to Date

The Forestalia Group, through the Sociedad Aragonesa Transeuropea de Energi?as Renovables, has been awarded a contract by Spain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda to develop a 1,200 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Arago?n. This builds on the tender that Forestalia won in January 2016 to develop 408.5 MW of wind farms and bioenergy … Continue reading Forestalia Selects GE Renewable Energy to Provide 1,200 MW of Wind Power in the Largest European Auction to Date

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WINDPOWER 2017: What’s happening in Congress?

This guest post was authored by J.C. Sandberg, Director, Global Government Affairs & Policy – Renewable Energy, GE Energy. Next Tuesday at 3:30pm, I’ll be moderating a panel at AWEA’s WINDPOWER conference entitled, “Making the Case for America’s Wind Industry in Congress: Opportunities and Challenges.” We all hear a lot coming out of Washington these … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2017: What’s happening in Congress?

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Five tips to have a fantastic first WINDPOWER

Next week I head to Anaheim, Cal. for my first WINDPOWER Conference! As part of AWEA’s conference team, I’ve had a front row seat to the incredible hard work that goes into this event. And as a marketing staffer, part of my job is to ensure the public knows about the conference and the dozens … Continue reading Five tips to have a fantastic first WINDPOWER

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Ceará has potential of 80 GW of wind energy

Ceará can become a giant in wind power generation if it can realize its full potential. This is indicated by preliminary data from an unprecedented study by Vestas, a Danish company considered one of the largest in the world in the production of wind turbines. Denmark’s Vestas has released preliminary data on an unprecedented study … Continue reading Ceará has potential of 80 GW of wind energy

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Ingeteam to exhibit at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 after enjoying steady growth in U.S. market

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it will present its full range of wind energy drive train products at AWEA WIND POWER. Ingeteam reported record performance last year, with deliveries reaching a peak volume of 5 GW of new capacity in 2016 alone, making the Spanish company the world’s … Continue reading Ingeteam to exhibit at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 after enjoying steady growth in U.S. market

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Spain awards 3 GW of wind energy at clean power auction

Spain’s government has picked suppliers for 3 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power in an auction on Wednesday. The successful bidders will obtain regulated revenues in exchange for producing clean energy. Spanish wind energy producer Forestalia has obtained 1.2 GW, while Gas Natural has won 600 megawatts (MW), Endesa’s Enel Green Power 500 MW and Gamesa … Continue reading Spain awards 3 GW of wind energy at clean power auction

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Vestas signs 15-year renewal of 150 MW service agreement with EverPower

Owned by EverPower and commissioned in 2012, the 150 MW Mustang Hills project has been under Vestas’ service since commissioned. With the 15-year extension, the project will remain under Vestas’ service until 2032. The service agreement is a full-scope service package designed to maximize uptime, performance and energy production. The long-term extension renews the service … Continue reading Vestas signs 15-year renewal of 150 MW service agreement with EverPower

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Vestas is Once Again the Global Leader in Wind Turbine Installations

A new report from Navigant Research examines the development of the global wind power market, detailing changes that occurred in 2016 and providing forecasts for 2017-2021, as well as an outlook through 2026.   Wind power has become firmly entrenched as part of the broader global energy system, and last year, new wind turbine installations … Continue reading Vestas is Once Again the Global Leader in Wind Turbine Installations

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Egypt plans to produce 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022

The vista in the central province of Minya is as empty as far as the eye can see except for rows and rows of solar panels and the blue sky above. The panels are helping Amr al- Saad’s 8-month-old power sta­tion address the worsening issue of brownouts and blackouts in the area. “A few years … Continue reading Egypt plans to produce 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022

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Taiwan to invest NT$684 billion to bolster wind energy to 4,200 MW by 2025

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) unveiled further details and progress of the nation’s 8-year green energy development plan, one of the ambitious projects under the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Plan to phase out nuclear plants by 2025, Tuesday.   To meet the Tsai Administration goal of achieving a nuclear-free homeland by 2025, the country will … Continue reading Taiwan to invest NT$684 billion to bolster wind energy to 4,200 MW by 2025

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Wind power offers Oklahoma schools a lifeline during budget cuts

The Oklahoman recently took a look at what the Sooner State’s growing wind industry has meant for rural school districts. Its findings: wind power has made a big difference. Oklahoma has faced steep cuts to its state education budget in recent years, but wind payments have helped bridge the gap for many small-town districts. “We … Continue reading Wind power offers Oklahoma schools a lifeline during budget cuts

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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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