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Enel enters Russian renewable sector with 291 MW of wind energy capacity awarded

Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), acting through its subsidiary PJSC Enel Russia (“Enel Russia”), has been awarded two wind projects for a total capacity of 291 MW within the framework of the 2017 Russian government tender for the construction of 1.9 GW of wind capacity in the country. The two projects will be developed and built by … Continue reading Enel enters Russian renewable sector with 291 MW of wind energy capacity awarded

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Wind power has crossed the 500GW milestone – Global Wind Day 2017

Today we celebrate Global Wind Day. With over 500GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world. In 2016 alone $112.5 billion were invested in wind power globally, and the industry now employs 1.2 million people making it one of the … Continue reading Wind power has crossed the 500GW milestone – Global Wind Day 2017

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Senvion and EnBW Conclude Cooperation Agreement

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, was selected by EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG as its exclusive cooperation partner for the realization of projects totaling several hundred megawatts (MW) throughout Germany. At the start of the cooperation, EnBW will submit planning applications at short notice for the planned projects featuring the new Senvion 3.4M140 … Continue reading Senvion and EnBW Conclude Cooperation Agreement

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

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order to supply and install 25 units of V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode. The turbines will be installed at the Kassidiaris wind park complex in the region of Epirus in northwestern Greece.   “Vestas has shown great understanding of the project’s specific requirements … Continue reading Wind energy in Greece: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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GE Renewable Energy and Fina Enerji Sign Ten-year Full Service Agreement in Turkey

Continuing its pioneering collaboration in the development of clean energy in Turkey, GE Renewable Energy and Fina Enerji have concluded negotiations to broaden their cooperation program into a comprehensive ten-year Full Service Agreement (FSA), complemented by a 2-year trial of GE’s Predix-powered Digital Wind Farm solutions. The new FSA, signed 21st April, 2017, is designed … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and Fina Enerji Sign Ten-year Full Service Agreement in Turkey

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WindEurope promotes common interests with biomass but urges biomass industry to ensure rigorous accounting methodology

On a panel with Paolo Frankl (Head of the Renewable Energy Division at the International Energy Agency) and Dana Younger (Chief Renewable Energy Specialist of the International Finance Corporation), Dickson highlighted the common interests between wind and biomass: both play a key role in delivering the 30% of Europe’s power that comes from renewables, and … Continue reading WindEurope promotes common interests with biomass but urges biomass industry to ensure rigorous accounting methodology

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World Wind Energy Market has reached 486 GW from where 54 GW has been installed last year

The worldwide wind energy capacity reached 486,661 MW by the end of 2016, out of which 54,846 MW were added in 2016. This represents a growth rate of 11,8 % (17,2 % in 2015). All wind turbines installed worldwide by the end of 2016 can generate around 5 % of the world’s electricity demand. China and … Continue reading World Wind Energy Market has reached 486 GW from where 54 GW has been installed last year

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Why does wind power bring this Ohio farmer to tears?

Ohio lawmakers are currently considering a measure that could transform the state’s rural communities, and last week they heard powerful testimony from those who will be directly impacted. Fixing Ohio’s wind turbine setbacks Let’s go back to 2014. That year, the state legislature adopted onerous wind energy setbacks, without accepting public comment or having any … Continue reading Why does wind power bring this Ohio farmer to tears?

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Ingeteam continues its international expansion

This global presence has been boosted with the opening of new subsidiaries in Honduras and Bulgaria. As an ISP, the company has strengthened its global leadership position in the provision of power plant Operation & Maintenance Services. Ingeteam has opened a new subsidiary in Uruguay and another in Bulgaria, thereby increasing its global presence to … Continue reading Ingeteam continues its international expansion

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Wind power in Australia: Senvion signs Partnership Agreement for over 429 MW

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a Delivery Partnership Agreement with RES Australia and its project partners for the 116-turbine Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria in a consortium with Downer and is now part of Senvion’s conditional order book. The Delivery Partnership Agreement is for the early works which are … Continue reading Wind power in Australia: Senvion signs Partnership Agreement for over 429 MW

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Bringing economic development to those who need it most

It’s no secret that many Americans live in communities that need new economic development—we saw this play a huge role in the last election. Americans on both sides of the aisle agree that everyone should have an opportunity for economic prosperity. The path to achieving this, though, has been widely debated. Politicians have suggested increasing … Continue reading Bringing economic development to those who need it most

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Energia opens Ireland’s largest ever wind farm in Donegal

Ireland’s largest ever  wind farm officially has opened following a €145m investment by Energia at Meenadreen in south Donegal. Ireland’s leading competitive energy provider Energia will use power from Meenadreen to supply green electricity to homes and SMEs all over Ireland.  Energia is already well established as the most competitive dual fuel (electricity and gas) … Continue reading Energia opens Ireland’s largest ever wind farm in Donegal

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ENGIE and eleQtra sign an agreement for the development of a wind power project in Ghana

ENGIE (www.ENGIE-Africa.com) and eleQtra (www.eleQtra.com), a developer of power and transportation projects in sub-Saharan Africa, signed a Joint Development Agreement that defines the terms and the schedule for the development and construction of the 50 MW Ada Wind power project in the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. The project is expected to require an investment … Continue reading ENGIE and eleQtra sign an agreement for the development of a wind power project in Ghana

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Renewable energy sources make up over half UK electricity

Renewable energy sources generated more than half of the UK’s electricity for the first time ever at midday, on Wednesday, 7th June, 2017, Britain’s multinational electricity and gas utility company, National Grid plc, reported. Renewable energy is energy from a source that is not depleted when it is used, such as solar or wind power. … Continue reading Renewable energy sources make up over half UK electricity

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Global Power Generation (GPG) and General Electric Secure Wind Turbine contract for Crookwell 2 Wind Farm

Global Power Generation Australia (GPG) has selected GE to supply and install wind turbines at one of Australia’s largest renewable developments. The 91 MW Crookwell 2 Wind Farm, near Goulburn in NSW, will make a significant contribution to ACT’s commitment to source 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources after the ACT Government … Continue reading Global Power Generation (GPG) and General Electric Secure Wind Turbine contract for Crookwell 2 Wind Farm

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Access Power secures USTDA Grant funding for Zambia wind power project

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets is thrilled to announce that the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has approved grant funding for Access Power’s 130MW wind power project in Pensulo, Zambia. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency grant funding will support Access Power’s feasibility studies and … Continue reading Access Power secures USTDA Grant funding for Zambia wind power project

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Wind power works like a charm for General Mills

We heard news yesterday that has us after a bowl of Lucky Charms. General Mills, a Fortune 500 company and American multinational maker of many well-known brands, such as Annie’s, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Old El Paso, Cheerios and Lucky Charms, signed a 15-year contract for 100 megawatts of Texas wind power capacity. The company’s wind … Continue reading Wind power works like a charm for General Mills

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Gov. Brian Sandoval can bring billions of dollars to Nevada by signing new bill

The Nevada legislature recently passed a new bill that would raise the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40 percent by 2030. Now the measure heads to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s desk for his signature. On Tuesday, groups representing a range of renewable energy sources sent a letter to the governor explaining why he should sign … Continue reading Gov. Brian Sandoval can bring billions of dollars to Nevada by signing new bill

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Ireland’s largest wind farm officially opened in Donegal

The Meenadreen wind farm has 38 Nordex N90 2.5MW wind turbines, taking just over two years to complete. Ireland’s largest ever wind farm officially opened today following a €145m investment by Energia at Meenadreen in Donegal today. Energia will use power from Meenadreen to supply green electricity to homes and SMEs all over Ireland. Energia’s … Continue reading Ireland’s largest wind farm officially opened in Donegal

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Neoenergia incorporates Elektro’s businesses to create an electricity industry leader in Brazil and Latin America

The shareholders of Neoenergia – Iberdrola (39%), Caixa de Previdência dos Funcionários do Banco do Brasil (Previ) (49.01%) and BB Banco de Investimentos (Banco do Brasil) (11.99%) – have reached an agreement by which the company will take on the activity and businesses of Elektro, the Brazilian affiliate of Iberdrola1. This will create the biggest … Continue reading Neoenergia incorporates Elektro’s businesses to create an electricity industry leader in Brazil and Latin America

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