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More than 680 GW of new wind energy capacity will come online globally over the 10-year outlook

More than 680GW of new wind power capacity will come online globally over the 10-year outlook, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Wood Mackenzie recently upgraded its “Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update: Q4 2018” by 2% compared to the outlook published in the third quarter. Most upgrades occur in the … Continue reading More than 680 GW of new wind energy capacity will come online globally over the 10-year outlook

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Enel Green Power starts operation of HillTopper, its first wind farm in the U.S. state of Illinois

Enel, through its US renewable company Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), has begun operation of the 185 MW HillTopper wind farm, its first wind  facility in the US state of Illinois. HillTopper, which is located in Logan County, is supported by three long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Bloomberg LP, General Motors as … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts operation of HillTopper, its first wind farm in the U.S. state of Illinois

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Enel Green Power begins construction of new 244 MW wind farm in Mexico

The Enel Group, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico (“EGPM”), has begun the construction of the 244 MW Dolores wind farm in the municipality of China, its first project in the state of Nuevo León. The overall investment in the construction of the facility amounts to approximately 280 million US dollars, as part … Continue reading Enel Green Power begins construction of new 244 MW wind farm in Mexico

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Wind energy in Senegal: Wind farm with Vestas´’ wind turbines

The company specialising in renewable energy production, Lekela, has officially launched the construction of the Taiba N’Diaye wind farm. With a capacity of 158.7 MW, it is located 70 km north of Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The construction of the Taiba N’Diaye wind farm has been launched in western Senegal. It is the first … Continue reading Wind energy in Senegal: Wind farm with Vestas´’ wind turbines

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Iraq is expected to have an installed capacity of five gigawatts of solar energy and one gigawatt of wind energy

Iraq is seeking to diversify its energy dependency by building large-scale solar, wind and biomass facilities within the next decade, expecting to supply more than 10 per cent of its energy needs by 2028 from sustainable resources, according to Frost & Sullivan’s energy analysis.   The country suffers from heavy electricity shortage due to insufficient … Continue reading Iraq is expected to have an installed capacity of five gigawatts of solar energy and one gigawatt of wind energy

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Senvion signs 48 MW wind turbines contracts of 3.XM series in European core markets

Senvion has signed 47.5 megawatts (MW) firm contracts of its modular 3.XM series in Belgium, France and Portugal in the fourth quarter of 2018. In Belgium, Senvion has concluded contracts with customers including EDF Luminus for the Sint Gillis Waas wind farm and Eoly for the Rebaix wind farm. The Belgian wind farms total four … Continue reading Senvion signs 48 MW wind turbines contracts of 3.XM series in European core markets

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Vestas receives largest wind energy order to date in India with 252 MW EPC wind power project from auction

Leveraging Vestas’ experience from more than 4 GW of turnkey projects across the globe, Vestas has received a wind farm order for a 252 MW Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) project in India. The order is Vestas’ largest order to date in India and placed by Vivid Solaire Energy Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Engie, … Continue reading Vestas receives largest wind energy order to date in India with 252 MW EPC wind power project from auction

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Stedin and GE Power Mobilize New Technology to Manage Increasing Renewable Generation in the Netherlands

GE (NYSE: GE) and Stedin, one of the leading distribution network operators (DNOs) in the Netherlands, went live with the first European implementation of Transmission Forecast (T-Forecast) software from GE’s Grid Solutions. Part of the Digital Energy portfolio, this new solution forecasts power flow across transmission and distribution and is built to help manage increasing … Continue reading Stedin and GE Power Mobilize New Technology to Manage Increasing Renewable Generation in the Netherlands

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Vestas extends wind energy market leadership with fifth EPC wind power project in Jordan

Vestas has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 52 MW Abour wind farm in Tafileh, Jordan. The order is placed by Abour Energy Company PSC, the Jordanian SPV owned by Saudi Arabia’s Xenel Industries and Dubai based Amea Power Limited, and includes the supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 15 V136-3.45 … Continue reading Vestas extends wind energy market leadership with fifth EPC wind power project in Jordan

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Repowering: EDF Renewables commissions a fully renewed wind power plant in Germany

EDF Renewables in Germany is announcing the repowering of the Eckolstädt wind farm, the first in a series to come. “Repowering” or renewing means the refurbishment of a facility that has reached the end of its life cycle. The Eckolstädt wind farm initially had an installed capacity of 14.5 MW, which has now been increased … Continue reading Repowering: EDF Renewables commissions a fully renewed wind power plant in Germany

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Wind energy in Russia: Siemens Gamesa will supply 57 of its Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform wind turbines to the Kola wind farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a second wind power order in Russia from Enel Russia, one of the country’s independent power producers (IPP), for the supply of 201 MW of wind turbines. The scope of the agreement includes supply, installation and commissioning of 57 Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform wind turbines at the Kola … Continue reading Wind energy in Russia: Siemens Gamesa will supply 57 of its Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform wind turbines to the Kola wind farm

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AWEA supports a level playing field for energy storage technologies

Making stand-alone energy storage systems eligible for a federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) would create jobs and help modernize the U.S. electricity grid, according to over 150 companies and industry groups representing storage, wind, solar, hydro, manufacturing and other sectors. Today, these businesses issued a letter to Congressional leadership in support of The Energy Storage … Continue reading AWEA supports a level playing field for energy storage technologies

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Elecnor is to build the 10-MW Vientos Patagónicos wind farm in southern Chile

Elecnor has won the contract to build a wind farm in the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica Region of Chile, around 20 km north of the city of Punta Arenas (Cabo Negro), for the “Vientos Patagónicos SpA” power company formed by the Chilean state-owned firm ENAP and Pecket Energy S.A.- The Vientos Patagónicos wind farm entails … Continue reading Elecnor is to build the 10-MW Vientos Patagónicos wind farm in southern Chile

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Siemens Gamesa will supply SG 4.5-145 wind turbines with a flexible power rating of 4.2 MW to Enel Green Power’s Parque Amistad III and IV wind farms in Coahuila

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy made a big step forward in strengthening its product portfolio by signing the first contract featuring SG 4.5-145 wind turbines with Enel Green Power, the global renewable energy business line of Enel Group. The scope of the contract includes the supply of 24 units of the new SG 4.5-145 wind turbines … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will supply SG 4.5-145 wind turbines with a flexible power rating of 4.2 MW to Enel Green Power’s Parque Amistad III and IV wind farms in Coahuila

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Senvion converts 86 MW of Australian wind farm into firm order

Senvion has secured the Notice to Proceed with the construction of Stage 2, adding 86 MW to Nexif Energy’s Lincoln Gap Wind Farm near Port Augusta in South Australia. Construction of Stage 1 is well underway and will feature 35 Senvion wind turbines. Stage 2 will see an additional 24 wind turbines installed and operating … Continue reading Senvion converts 86 MW of Australian wind farm into firm order

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MIT develops tech to store solar power, wind energy

MIT researchers have invented a novel method to store renewable energy, such as solar energy and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand.   MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that … Continue reading MIT develops tech to store solar power, wind energy

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Highlights from Katowice: wind energy the dominant power generation technology for net-zero emissions

The 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is currently ongoing in Katowice, Poland.   This COP is taking place under the Polish Presidency and focusing on three macro areas: technological development, the transition of coal regions, and the objective of climate neutrality. This week, WindEurope spoke … Continue reading Highlights from Katowice: wind energy the dominant power generation technology for net-zero emissions

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Northern inspiration for action on climate change

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut is a remote hamlet on the northwestern shores of Hudson Bay. There are no roads connecting it to neighbouring communities. There are no trees. The average annual temperature is well below freezing. It’s a uniquely beautiful and challenging environment that complicates even the little things – like turning on the lights. Rankin … Continue reading Northern inspiration for action on climate change

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French ambitions for onshore wind power toothless without urgent action from Government on permitting

The Environmental Authority which issues permits for onshore wind power plants has been in limbo for 1 year following a technical decision from the top French Administrative Court.   As a result no new environmental permits are delivered stalling new wind power projects. The Government is sitting on a decree that would reinstate the Environmental … Continue reading French ambitions for onshore wind power toothless without urgent action from Government on permitting

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Wind energy in Italy: Vestas’ wind turbines for a wind farm

Adding to the more than 1 GW of wind power contracts signed by Vestas in Italy’s auction system, renewable energy projects developer Andali Energia S.r.l. has placed an order for the supply and installation of ten V136-3.6 MW wind turbines for the 36 MW Andali wind farm located in the Calabria Region in Italy. Managing … Continue reading Wind energy in Italy: Vestas’ wind turbines for a wind farm

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