Category Archives: wind energy

30 MW to be added to Iran’s wind power generation capacity by Mar. 2021

Mohammad Satakin, who heads Iran’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA), has said that 30 megawatts (MW) will be added to the country’s wind power generation capacity by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2021). The capacity of the country’s wind power plants reached 302.82 MW in the previous Iranian … Continue reading 30 MW to be added to Iran’s wind power generation capacity by Mar. 2021

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RWE’s innovative electrolysis project Eemshydrogen enters next phase

RWE is developing Eemshydrogen, an innovative project for green hydrogen production at Eemshaven, to demonstrate the feasibility of an integrated hydrogen value chain with vast scaling potential. To contribute to the economic viability of the project, RWE has now signed a letter of intent with OCI N.V.’s production facility BioMCN on the supply of green … Continue reading RWE’s innovative electrolysis project Eemshydrogen enters next phase

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Vestas has signed a conditional agreement for a project in Latin America with a capacity above Vestas’ defined announcement threshold

Vestas has signed a conditional agreement for a wind power project in Latin America with a total capacity above Vestas defined announcement threshold of 500 MW. If and when the project translates into a firm and unconditional order according to Vestas’ definition, the company will disclose a company announcement about this.

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Final permit granted for first onshore wind farm in Virginia

Giant wind turbines could soon be spinning atop a Botetourt County mountain, marking the state’s first use of onshore wind energy. A permit for the long-delayed wind farm was recently approved by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, according to Apex Clean Energy, which plans to build up to 22 turbines as tall as 680 … Continue reading Final permit granted for first onshore wind farm in Virginia

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How to operate wind power plants under the Clean Energy Package rules?

WindEurope organised a workshop on the implementation of the Clean Energy Package (CEP) market design rules. Members held exchanges with representatives from European Transmission System Operators (TSOs), the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Commission on new dispatch, redispatch and congestion management rules in place since January 2020. According to the … Continue reading How to operate wind power plants under the Clean Energy Package rules?

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Wind power industry to install 71.3 GW in 2020, showing resilience during COVID-19 crisis

Wind energy will continue to show record growth over the next five years despite the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, and will make a crucial contribution to economic recovery.According to the latest market outlook published by GWEC Market Intelligence, 71.3 GW of wind power capacity is expected to be installed in 2020 despite the impacts … Continue reading Wind power industry to install 71.3 GW in 2020, showing resilience during COVID-19 crisis

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Iberdrola launches €75 billion investment plan to 2025

Renewables capacity to double. Renewables capacity will reach 60 GW in 2025, compared to 32 GW in 2019. At the end of the period, the clean energy portfolio will be divided between onshore wind energy (26 GW), offshore wind power (4 GW), solar (16 GW) and hydro (14 GW). Green hydrogen, a strategic vector for … Continue reading Iberdrola launches €75 billion investment plan to 2025

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Siemens Gamesa completes a challenging fiscal year 2020 with record order intake, as momentum for wind energy grows

Siemens Gamesa logged a record order intake of €14,736m (+15.6 y/y) during fiscal year 2020, a challenging year dominated by Covid-19 and tough market conditions, ending with a backlog of €30.2bn that provides a solid foundation for the future and reflects the momentum for wind energy.  In the three months to September 30, Siemens Gamesa … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa completes a challenging fiscal year 2020 with record order intake, as momentum for wind energy grows

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Grid Optimisation: a ‘no regret option’ to allow more wind energy

The expansion of wind energy continues despite COVID-19.  And that requires the continued expansion of electricity grids.  It also requires us to optimise and reinforce existing grids.  In a new paper, WindEurope shows how available and proven technologies can optimise Europe’s existing grid infrastructure, and how this can help accommodate higher shares of renewables in … Continue reading Grid Optimisation: a ‘no regret option’ to allow more wind energy

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Iberdrola begins the installation of the most powerful onshore wind turbine in Spain

The company allocates an investment of 70 million euros to the promotion of the Herrera wind complex, in Castilla y León. The assembly of the 14 wind turbines that make up the wind energy complex begins, with a unit power of 4.5 MW, almost seven times higher than those installed more than twenty years ago … Continue reading Iberdrola begins the installation of the most powerful onshore wind turbine in Spain

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DNV GL issues update of world’s most holistic certification approach to mitigate wind farm risks

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has updated its global project certification approach for wind farms, the DNVGL-SE-0190 Project certification of wind power plants. The new scheme, which is much more comprehensive than before, is designed to use the different certification phases to mitigate risks for safe and … Continue reading DNV GL issues update of world’s most holistic certification approach to mitigate wind farm risks

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Vestas wind power earns 205 million between January and September

The largest manufacturer of wind turbines “Vestas has achieved its maximum deliveries in a quarter and its revenues have rebounded 31% in year-on-year terms despite the broad impact that covid-19 has continued to have in the third quarter,” he said in a statement the president and CEO, Henrik Andersen.The Danish wind company Vestas Wind Systems … Continue reading Vestas wind power earns 205 million between January and September

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The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) presents the Roadmap 2021-2024 of the wind power sector

The wind sector is positioned as a technological and industrial sector tractor for the recovery of the Spanish economy. The Roadmap of the wind sector 2021-2024 includes objectives in line with compliance with the PNIEC, sector requirements to meet the objectives and leading projects for the use of European funds. The Spanish Wind Energy Association … Continue reading The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) presents the Roadmap 2021-2024 of the wind power sector

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American Wind Power Posts Record Third Quarter

The U.S. wind industry installed nearly 2,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity in the third quarter of 2020, setting a record for third-quarter additions and bringing total American capacity to nearly 112,000 MW, according to the newly released Wind Powers America Third Quarter 2020 Market Report. The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) report reveals that U.S. wind is on pace for … Continue reading American Wind Power Posts Record Third Quarter

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Vattenfall starts construction Wind farm Klaverspoor

This autumn, Vattenfall will start the construction of Klaverspoor Wind Farm in the province of Noord Brabant in the Netherlands next to the A16 motorway. The project involves an investment of EUR 45 million. Twenty-five percent of this amount will come from the Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (Development Company of Brabant, BOM). “Vattenfall wants to make … Continue reading Vattenfall starts construction Wind farm Klaverspoor

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IRENA Council Meets as Agency Renews Call for Recovery Built around Energy Transformation

Representatives from across the world will participate in the 19th and 20th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) this week, amid a backdrop of renewed calls from the Agency to build the post-Covid economic recovery around the energy transformation. Burkina Faso Energy Minister H.E. Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, will serve as Chair for the … Continue reading IRENA Council Meets as Agency Renews Call for Recovery Built around Energy Transformation

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Renewable Energy Solutions for Climate-Safe Cities

Renewable energy solutions can be the backbone of urban decarbonization efforts, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Climate Initiative (IKI) on the Rise of renewables in cities: Energy solutions for the urban future finds. Responsible for over 70% of total energy-related CO2 emissions, cities are increasingly relevant in … Continue reading Renewable Energy Solutions for Climate-Safe Cities

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Transaction with Nordex closed: RWE strengthens its market presence in France

RWE and Nordex SE have successfully completed the process of acquisition of Nordex’ European onshore wind and solar development platform by RWE. This comprises a development pipeline of in total 2.7 Gigawatts (GW) in France, Spain, Sweden and Poland. With the acquisition, RWE strengthens its development platform in France with an overall pipeline of 1.9 … Continue reading Transaction with Nordex closed: RWE strengthens its market presence in France

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Envision commisions wind farm in France

Developed in the Burgundy-Franche-Comte region by Envision Group’s French subsidiary, Velocita Energies, the Entre Tille et Venelle wind farm is thoughtfully integrated into the regional surroundings and will produce 107 GWh of clean electricity each year. This is equivalent to meeting the annual energy needs of 50,000 people. With this wind farm in France, Envision … Continue reading Envision commisions wind farm in France

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DNV GL advisor to CI III Monegros Energy Holdco refinancing twelve wind farms in Spain

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today announced it has supported CI III Monegros Energy Holdco in refinancing its portfolio of twelve wind farms with a capacity of in total 487.3 MW by providing technical advisory services to a consortium of six lenders. The aim of the due … Continue reading DNV GL advisor to CI III Monegros Energy Holdco refinancing twelve wind farms in Spain

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