Category Archives: wind energy

Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

Siemens Wind Power has installed the latest version of its offshore direct drive wind turbine at the national test center in Østerild, Denmark – according to plan. The SWT-8.0-154 is rated at 8 megawatts (MW) and equipped with the proven 154-meter rotor. The prototype was certified by DNV GL in January, confirming all relevant safety … Continue reading Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

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Vestas wins 41 MW order in southern Germany

The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines along with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. The turbines will be installed in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is expected to begin in the second half of 2017. The project demonstrates the versatility of Vestas’ product portfolio and how it can … Continue reading Vestas wins 41 MW order in southern Germany

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Work on 2,000 MW wind power projects underway in Pakistan

The work on fifty wind power projects is underway at Gharo-Keti Bandar and Hyderabad wind corridor in Sindh having capacity of producing 2000 megawatts of the electricity. Meanwhile, financial closing of 36 other such projects has almost been completed and these will be ready to be made operational by the end of next year. 2000 … Continue reading Work on 2,000 MW wind power projects underway in Pakistan

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Lake Turkana wind power scheme readying for production by end June

The last batch of 30 wind turbines for the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project is due to arrive in Mombasa early this month. The project, Africa’s biggest wind power scheme and the largest private investment in Kenya’s history, should be fully connected to the national electricity grid and producing power by the end of … Continue reading Lake Turkana wind power scheme readying for production by end June

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CWind supports Centrica jack up operations from Grimsby Hub

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced that it provided one of its Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to international energy and services company, Centrica. The vessel MPC 19 CWind Alliance supported the Lynn and Inner Dowsing (LID) offshore wind farms operated by Centrica  that will provide 194.4MW of installed offshore … Continue reading CWind supports Centrica jack up operations from Grimsby Hub

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An energy transition is underway

Carbon emissions grow at less than a third of the rate of the past 20 years, reflecting both gains in energy efficiency and the changing fuel mix, but in the base case are still projected to increase, highlighting the need for further action “The global energy landscape is changing. Traditional centers of demand are being … Continue reading An energy transition is underway

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IKEA buys second Alberta wind farm

IKEA Canada has acquired its second wind farm in Alberta, purchasing the 88 MW Wintering Hills facility near Drumheller for approximately $61 million. The furniture retailer, which purchased a 48 MW wind farm near Pincher Creek in 2013, has vowed to become globally “energy independent” by 2020. The Wintering Hills facility, which was jointly owned … Continue reading IKEA buys second Alberta wind farm

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The power of wind energy and how to use it

Wind offers an immense, never-ending source of energy that can be successfully harnessed to power all of the things that currently draw energy from nonrenewable resources. But wind frequency varies with weather patterns. Researchers from North China Electric Power University and North China University of Science and Technology recently developed a model to help predict … Continue reading The power of wind energy and how to use it

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Military says wind farms strengthen, not hinder, national security

Recently, several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.com, have erroneously reported on wind farms impacting military bases.  The reality couldn’t be further from the truth—wind bolsters our national security be creating more of our energy right here at home. Here are the facts. The Department of Defense has a review process that … Continue reading Military says wind farms strengthen, not hinder, national security

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Long-time wind industry leader Rob Gramlich departs to open firm

Rob Gramlich, head of government and public affairs for the U.S. wind energy industry’s trade association and a leader of many successful campaigns for more wind power, is leaving to start a firm that will focus on power grid issues, it was announced today. Gramlich was previously at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he … Continue reading Long-time wind industry leader Rob Gramlich departs to open firm

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Commissioning of the Les Monts wind farm in France

Located in the Aube department, in France, on the territory of the Sainte-Maure and Saint-Benoît-sur-Seine municipalities, Les Monts wind farm comprises 4 wind turbines of 3.3 MW, for a cumulative capacity of 13.2 MW. Construction works started in March 2016 and ended successfully as planned. Les Monts wind farm now generates green electricity, that will … Continue reading Commissioning of the Les Monts wind farm in France

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Washington agrees: let’s fix our infrastructure

Every so often, amidst partisan rancor, a glimmer of hope emerges where both sides want the same thing.  In these rare instances, it’s an opportunity for all of those legislators who came to Washington to get things done to really get to work. This just happened with infrastructure, and electricity transmission in particular. The positions … Continue reading Washington agrees: let’s fix our infrastructure

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Why Donald Trump won’t hold back solar power and wind energy

President Donald Trump‘s full-throated support for fossil fuel production and his climate change denial have raised concerns about the future of renewable energy projects in America, but some investors believe the president cannot hold back solar and wind energy deployment — or alternative energy stocks. Those investors say goals adopted by more than half of … Continue reading Why Donald Trump won’t hold back solar power and wind energy

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Suzlon wins 50.40 MW wind energy order

Wind Energy Major, Suzlon Group today said that it has won repeat order of 50.40 mega watts from a leading power utility. The order consists installation of 24 units of S97 120 meters all steel hybrid wind turbine generator with a rated capacity of 2.1 megawatts each. This would be the world’s tallest all-steel hybrid … Continue reading Suzlon wins 50.40 MW wind energy order

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Mnuchin agrees with Grassley, PTC phaseout a done deal

In case you missed it, an important exchange took place last week during Treasury Secretary Nominee Steven Mnuchin’s confirmation hearing. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) looked to confirm a response Mnuchin gave in a meeting before the hearing, in which he agreed the phaseout of the wind energy Production Tax Credit should remain in place. Grassley … Continue reading Mnuchin agrees with Grassley, PTC phaseout a done deal

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Offshore Wind Energy is Booming in Europe

As Europe’s wind energy production rises dramatically, offshore turbines are proliferating from the Irish Sea to the Baltic Sea. It’s all part of the European Union’s strong push away from fossil fuels and toward renewables. On a sunny October morning, our boat passes the run-down relicts of Liverpool’s maritime past and heads down the river … Continue reading Offshore Wind Energy is Booming in Europe

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Top 4 things said about wind during Rick Perry’s Energy Secretary nomination hearing

Energy Secretary nominee and former Texas governor Rick Perry highlighted wind energy throughout his Senate confirmation hearing today. Nearly every mention of wind was positive as both Senate Republicans and Democrats on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee looked to find out more about Perry’s stance on a series of energy topics. Perry’s … Continue reading Top 4 things said about wind during Rick Perry’s Energy Secretary nomination hearing

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AGL, GE and CATCON join forces to build $450 million Silverton wind farm, located in western NSW

GE, in collaboration with AGL Energy (AGL) and civil engineering construction company, CATCON, announced a major contract to develop and build the $450 million Silverton Wind Farm, in what will be the sixth largest wind farm in Australia. The Silverton Wind Farm is the first greenfield development under the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), a … Continue reading AGL, GE and CATCON join forces to build $450 million Silverton wind farm, located in western NSW

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Gamesa cements its leadership in Mexico with two new orders from Iberdrola

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered into two new agreements with Iberdrola for the supply of 325.5 MW in total in Mexico. These orders consolidate the company’s position in this market, in which it has entrenched itself as the leading OEM. The first contract encompasses the installation and commissioning of 84 … Continue reading Gamesa cements its leadership in Mexico with two new orders from Iberdrola

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Smartive: Awarded as the most innovative Small and Medium Size Enterprise (SME) in Europe

Jordi Cusidó, CEO and co-founder of Smartive, travelled together with ACCIÓ (EEN partner in Catalunya) to Bratislava (Slovakia), for the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Annual Conference 2016, where he got this important recognition: Smartive has been awarded by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), during the EEN Annual Conference 2016, as the most innovative Small and … Continue reading Smartive: Awarded as the most innovative Small and Medium Size Enterprise (SME) in Europe

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