Category Archives: wind energy

Canada well-positioned to decarbonize, says wind energy association president

Canada is well-positioned to transition to a low-carbon economy as wind and solar projects will be the focus of energy investments over the next two decades, a national wind energy conference was told. Almost three quarters of new energy capacity investments in the country through 2040 will be for the two renewable energy sources, said … Continue reading Canada well-positioned to decarbonize, says wind energy association president

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Wind energy in Argentina: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has secured an agreement for its first partnership in Argentina with EREN Renewable Energy (“EREN RE”) for the supply and delivery of 27 Senvion 3.6M114 NES turbines. The project, developed and owned by EREN RE, was awarded a PPA in the RENOVAR Round 1 tender in October … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

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Canadian Wind Energy Assn 33rd annual conference and exhibition – October 3 to 5

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and its partner Hannover Fairs (Canada) proudly welcome Canadian and international wind and renewable energy experts to CanWEA’s 33rd Annual Conference and Exhibition on October 3-5 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. What: CanWEA 2017 is Canada’s largest wind energy conference, attracting close to 1,500 attendees and well over 100 exhibiting companies from around the … Continue reading Canadian Wind Energy Assn 33rd annual conference and exhibition – October 3 to 5

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Three simple ways you can advance clean energy every day

You probably already know plenty of easy ways to improve energy efficiency in your home. Turn off the light when you leave a room. Take shorter showers. That sort of thing. But you might not know there are simple things you can do today to help move America toward a clean energy future. Take a … Continue reading Three simple ways you can advance clean energy every day

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Siemens Gamesa lands a new contract for the supply of 34 MW in China

Siemens Gamesa has secured an order from the Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute for the supply of 34 MW in China. Specifically, the company will supply 13 of its G114-2.625 MW turbines at the Hubei Energy Lichuan Zhonghao wind farm located in Lichuan Qiyueshan, in the province of Hubei. Delivery of the turbines has already … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa lands a new contract for the supply of 34 MW in China

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Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and the Khobab Wind Farm connect to Eskom grid

Last week, the Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and the Khobab Wind Farm, in the Northern Cape, marked a milestone as the wind farms officially connected to the Eskom grid. The wind farms have been synchronised via Eskom’s Helios Substation and commissioning of wind turbines is reported to have commenced. Commenting on the development, country construction manager … Continue reading Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and the Khobab Wind Farm connect to Eskom grid

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UK beats wind energy record

Renewables made up close to a third of electricity in the UK during the second quarter of 2017, breaking the country’s previous record (Q1 2017) for the highest percentage of electricity generated from sustainable sources. This is according to a recent government report. Wind energy saw the most growth, with onshore wind rising by 50 percent (2.0 TWh) to … Continue reading UK beats wind energy record

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Wind energy in Argentina: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

The Nordex Group has added a further chapter to its success story in Argentina with an order for 26 N131/3900 turbines for the “Pomona” wind farm. The contract will be executed on a full EPC basis, including civil and electrical engineering, procurement, construction and manufacturing, delivery and installation of the wind turbines. Preparations for construction … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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DONG Energy to change company name to Ørsted

Following the profound strategic transformation from black to green energy and the recent divestment of the upstream oil and gas production, the name DONG Energy does not fit the company anymore. Consequently, DONG Energy has today called an Extraordinary General Meeting to ask the shareholders of the company to approve a change of the company … Continue reading DONG Energy to change company name to Ørsted

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WWEA and Yansa call for donations for Community Wind Farm as Earthquake Relief Project in Mexico

On 7 September, Southern Mexico was struck by a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake. Indigenous communities in Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico’s poorest states, were hit hardest by the disaster. Around a hundred thousand families lost their homes. The worst devastation happened in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, an indigenous region where according to official figures, 50’000 homes were … Continue reading WWEA and Yansa call for donations for Community Wind Farm as Earthquake Relief Project in Mexico

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Wales’ largest onshore wind farm was officially opened

Vattenfall revealed a major boost for the Welsh economy at the inauguration. The Swedish energy group said that 52% of its £400mn investment to build the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project has gone to businesses in Wales, securing work for more than 1,000 workers in Wales over the past three years. The First Minister … Continue reading Wales’ largest onshore wind farm was officially opened

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Wind energy: Vestas wins 40 MW order from auction

The 40 MW order is for the Lavello wind park and is placed by Bel Lavello Vigi, a joint venture between Belenergia, mostly active in Italy, and Langa/Rgreen Invest, a leading French operator. The order takes Vestas’ announced orders in Italy in 2017 to 116 MW and order intake from Italian auctions to almost 790 … Continue reading Wind energy: Vestas wins 40 MW order from auction

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

Two new orders in Italy underline Vestas’ leadership in the Italian market, where the company has close to 3.8 GW installed, representing over 40 percent of the country’s total wind capacity.   The orders for 38 MW are for the Taverna Caduta and San Mauro projects that were amongst the winning wind projects at the … Continue reading Wind power in Italy: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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

Vestas has won a 40 MW order that was awarded as part of Argentina’s RenovAr 1.5 auction. With this new project, Vestas has signed close to 700 MW in Argentina over the past twelve months. Parques Eólicos Vientos del Sur S.A., a subsidiary of Grupo Frali S.A., has placed an order to Vestas for the … Continue reading Wind power in Argentina: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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

Atria Brindavan Power Private Limited places 40 MW firm and unconditional order for the first phase of the Basavane Bagewadi Wind Farm in the Bijapur district of Karnataka state. The order includes supply and installation of 18 V110-2.2 MW turbines, a 15-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement as well as a VestasOnline® … Continue reading Wind energy in India: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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AWEA statement on the DOE resiliency proposal

The following is a statement from Amy Farrell, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on the U.S. Department of Energy’s proposed rulemaking for the grid resiliency pricing rule: “We worry today’s proposal would upend competitive markets that save consumers billions of dollars a year. The best way … Continue reading AWEA statement on the DOE resiliency proposal

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Analyst software tool streamlines wind energy assessment

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has launched WindFarmer: Analyst, its new software tool designed for optimised wind resource assessments. The software provides an intuitive step-by-step approach to calculating the potential energy yield of a wind farm project, delivering increased calculation transparency and accuracy.  The new wind resource … Continue reading Analyst software tool streamlines wind energy assessment

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Vestas receives 174 MW wind energy order in the United States

MidAmerican Energy places 174 MW order for its 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 22/2016 of 17 June 2016, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 100 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the … Continue reading Vestas receives 174 MW wind energy order in the United States

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Wind energy supplied 15 of electricity in Spain in September

Renewable energies generated 30.3%, wind energy 15%, concentrated solar power (CSP) 3.4% and photovoltaic energy 3.9%. Wind energy production in September reached 2,764 GWh, up 7% on that of the same month last year, accounting for 15% of total production. 54.9% of electricity production this month came from technologies that do not emit CO2. Generation … Continue reading Wind energy supplied 15 of electricity in Spain in September

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Siemens Gamesa awarded 96.6 MW onshore wind power order in Norway

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will supply the Sørfjord Vindpark onshore wind power plant in Northern Norway with 23 units of their Onshore Direct Drive OptimaFlex wind turbines. The SWT-DD-130 turbines will each feature a rated capacity of 4.2 MW and a 130 meter diameter rotor. All turbines will be installed on towers with 80 meter … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa awarded 96.6 MW onshore wind power order in Norway

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