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Sempra Energy Unit IEnova completes acquisition of Ventika wind power in Mexico

Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced that its Mexican subsidiary, Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova) (BMV: IENOVA), has completed the acquisition of the Ventika I and Ventika II wind generation facilities in Mexico for approximately $900 million, including the assumption of outstanding debt. Mexico’s antitrust commission, the Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica, approved … Continue reading Sempra Energy Unit IEnova completes acquisition of Ventika wind power in Mexico

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Wind power in the United States: Vestas receives 153 MW order

Largest utility owner of wind energy in the U.S., MidAmerican Energy, orders 153 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines as part of the 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 … Continue reading Wind power in the United States: Vestas receives 153 MW order

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USFWS clarifies changes to eagle conservation program

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe recently penned a column in the Huffington Post explaining changes to the service’s eagle conservation program. Here are a few key points. How the program conserves eagle populations: Let me be clear: incidental loss of eagles is not new, and whether or not we issue permits, it … Continue reading USFWS clarifies changes to eagle conservation program

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BLM approves TransWest Express and Gateway South transmission lines

After eight years of review from federal agencies, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved routes for two new transmission projects which will carry renewable energy across the mountain west, desert southwest and California. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell also inked a formal agreement with California Gov. Jerry Brown to bolster wind, … Continue reading BLM approves TransWest Express and Gateway South transmission lines

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What the Associated Press and Fox News missed in their eagle conservation rule reporting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) made changes to its eagle conservation program, and the Associated Press (AP) and Fox News misrepresented what it means, starting right in their headlines. And no, eagle populations have never been at risk from wind power and are not now. From the AP: Final wind turbines rule permits … Continue reading What the Associated Press and Fox News missed in their eagle conservation rule reporting

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Gamesa to build its second wind farm in Jordan

Gamesa, in a consortium with Spanish company Elecnor, has been awarded the contract to build an 86-MW wind power plant on a turnkey basis in the region of Maan, in southern Jordan. This contract, placed by Green Watts Renewable Energy Company LLC, a 100% subsidiary of Alcazar Energy, comprises the installation of 41 G114-2.1 MW … Continue reading Gamesa to build its second wind farm in Jordan

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Final USFWS eagle conservation rule

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to the release of the final eagle permit rule from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS): “Though we’re reserving judgment until we fully digest the rule, we strongly support its core purpose — eagle conservation,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy … Continue reading Final USFWS eagle conservation rule

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World’s most powerful wind turbine selected for Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm

Norther N. V. (Eneco/ Elicio) has taken Final Investment Decision (FID) for the Norther project. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will provide 44 x V164-8.4 MW (totalling approximately 370 MW) wind turbines to Belgium’s largest offshore wind project.   MHI Vestas Offshore Wind won the competitive tender process and was awarded the firm & unconditional contract … Continue reading World’s most powerful wind turbine selected for Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm

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Wind power in India: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has concluded its first contract in India for the supply of 220 Senvion turbines totaling more than 500 megawatts (MW) under a firm framework agreement with one of the large Indian IPPs. The 220 turbines will consist of turbines from the recently acquired Kenersys portfolio. Turbines are … Continue reading Wind power in India: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

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

The Nordex Group has received its first order for wind farms with the N117/3600 in Turkey. Its customers Bakir Enerji and Marmarares Elektrik have ordered a total of 19 turbines with a combined capacity of 68.4 MW for the “Esenköy” and “Kürekdagi” projects. “Esenköy” is located in the Marmara region in the north-west of Turkey. … Continue reading Wind energy in Turkey: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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Gamesa improves the terms of its €750 million syndicated loan facility

Gamesa has agreed the extension of its €750 million syndicated loan facility until 2022, lengthening the company’s maturity profile; the loan is repayable in a single bullet at maturity. This agreement, entered into by a group of 16 Spanish and international financial institutions, not only extends the facility’s repayment date, it also improves its financial … Continue reading Gamesa improves the terms of its €750 million syndicated loan facility

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IPP purchases safe harbor components from Nordex for future wind farm projects

An international IPP has now signed a contract with the Nordex Group for PTC qualifying components corresponding to a value of 32 million US Dollars. The total volume of the customer’s upcoming US projects, based on this contract, is expected to equate to 15 times the total value of the agreement. The manufacturer has already … Continue reading IPP purchases safe harbor components from Nordex for future wind farm projects

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First U.S. offshore wind farm comes online

It’s now official: America’s first offshore wind farm is sending clean energy to the grid in Block Island and mainland Rhode Island. Although construction finished earlier this year, Deepwater Wind’s Block Island wind farm has been undergoing testing since September. That’s now finished, and the project will begin generating enough electricity to power 17,000 homes. … Continue reading First U.S. offshore wind farm comes online

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Electric Vehicles Expected to Account for 15 to 35 Percent of World’s Vehicle Sales in 2040

Electric vehicles could make up 15 to 35 percent of total new vehicle sales globally in 2040, according to IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. The findings are part of a new research project, Reinventing the Wheel, that will be conducted over the first half of 2017.   … Continue reading Electric Vehicles Expected to Account for 15 to 35 Percent of World’s Vehicle Sales in 2040

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Gamesa tops its manufacturing record, producing over 1,800 wind turbines in one year

Gamesa has beaten its annual turbine manufacturing record, having made more than 1,880 units with productive capacity of 3,880 MW in 2016. The last record was attained eight years ago, in 2008, when the company produced 3,787 MW. This milestone is markedly international as the turbines were assembled all over the world: India (36%), Europe … Continue reading Gamesa tops its manufacturing record, producing over 1,800 wind turbines in one year

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WindEurope CEO highlights falling costs of grid integration: “€5-13/MWh”

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson plugged the falling costs of the integration of variable renewables at a G20 energy event in Munich. Responding to the German think-tank Agora Energiewende he noted that average system integration costs were now in a range of €5-13/MWh on top of LCOE, at least according to the Agora data. He highlighted … Continue reading WindEurope CEO highlights falling costs of grid integration: “€5-13/MWh”

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Offshore wind energy industry steams ahead with cost reduction

The Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs has today awarded the consortium made up of Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi/DGE the concession to build the offshore wind farms Borssele III and IV (700 MW). The winning bid came in at € 54.5/MWh excluding the cost of grid connection. This is 25% lower than for Borssele … Continue reading Offshore wind energy industry steams ahead with cost reduction

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Siemens receives order for onshore wind energy project in South Korea

Siemens Wind Power has received an order to supply 17 direct drive wind turbines for the Uljin onshore wind power plant in Gyeongsangbuk province on the east coast of South Korea. The customer is SK D&D Co., Ltd., a Korean developer of real estate and renewable energy projects. The scope of supply includes the delivery … Continue reading Siemens receives order for onshore wind energy project in South Korea

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JDR to supply cables for European Offshore Wind Energy Deployment Centre

JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by offshore cable installation specialist VBMS, part of Boskalis, to supply 66kV inter-array and export cables for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Located in Aberdeen Bay, the innovative 92.4MW, 11-turbine development is … Continue reading JDR to supply cables for European Offshore Wind Energy Deployment Centre

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