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Southwest Power Pool sets North American record for wind energy

Southwest Power Pool set a wind-penetration record of 52.1 percent at 4:30 a.m., Feb. 12, becoming the first regional transmission organization (RTO) in North America to serve more than 50 percent of its load at a given time with wind energy. The milestone beats a previous North American RTO record of 49.2 percent that SPP … Continue reading Southwest Power Pool sets North American record for wind energy

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#iheartwind 2017: Let’s see what people are saying

Valentine’s Day 2017 marks the halfway point of this year’s #iheartwind campaign, so let’s take a look at why people are loving homegrown wind power. You still have 10 days to let the world know why wind energy matters to you! Fill out our sign and let us know on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using … Continue reading #iheartwind 2017: Let’s see what people are saying

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Offshore Wind Consultants selected to support Iberdrola UK wind farms

UK-based Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has secured a new framework agreement from Spanish electric utility Iberdrola to deliver engineering and project management services for several windfarm projects in East Anglia, UK. A part of Oslo-listed marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis, OWC will be responsible for providing engineering consultancy services for Iberdrola for projects including the East Anglia … Continue reading Offshore Wind Consultants selected to support Iberdrola UK wind farms

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KEPCO to add wind power plant in Jordan

South Korea’s state-run Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) on Tuesday broke ground for its first wind power plant in the Middle East. The wind farm in Fujeij located near Amman, Jordan on Monday would be able to generate 89 megawatt of power a year capable of powering 30,000 households. KEPCO won the deal from state-run … Continue reading KEPCO to add wind power plant in Jordan

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China leads with wind energy

2016 saw China install 23.3 GW (gigawatt) of new wind capacity, representing 42.7 percent of the total global market share, according to the latest report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).   The growth in the wind energy sector in the country comes after the National Energy Administration announced plans in December 2016 to … Continue reading China leads with wind energy

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Offshore wind farm construction thriving after a bumper year in 2016

Activity in the offshore wind farm sector reached a record high in 2016, as the total construction value for projects reached £4.1 billion, increasing from £2.45 billion in 2015. According to the latest data from construction industry analysts Barbour ABI, offshore windfarms alone accounted for 42 per cent of UK construction contract value in the … Continue reading Offshore wind farm construction thriving after a bumper year in 2016

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Ingeteam takes wind converter top spot after record-breaking year

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it achieved a new record year for the deliveries of its wind power converters worldwide. With nearly 5 GW of new capacity added in 2016 alone, a total of 36,414 MW of wind turbines have been equipped with Ingeteam’s technology since 1995, making … Continue reading Ingeteam takes wind converter top spot after record-breaking year

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The Evolution of Wind Power in 2016

The Evolution of Wind Power is the result from a cooperation between The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and renewable energy software company Greenbyte. The interactive map reveals the cumulative installed capacity per country, continent and the world between 1981-2017. Let’s take a closer look at the figures and see what has happened in the … Continue reading The Evolution of Wind Power in 2016

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AXYS to participate in first stage of wind development in Port-La Nouvelle France

AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) is pleased to announce its participation in French EolMed wind development initiatives in the zone between Port-La Nouvelle and Gruissan. An AXYS WatchKeeper buoy will be deployed by French company Créocéan on the behalf of QUADRAN, at the location over the next year to gather comprehensive metocean data. This marks the … Continue reading AXYS to participate in first stage of wind development in Port-La Nouvelle France

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Vestas leaps to top spot in U.S. wind energy market

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems has leapt to the top of the U.S. wind market, overtaking General Electric in new capacity installed last year, although slower demand growth and doubts over political support could threaten its position. Vestas came back from the brink of bankruptcy just four years ago. Now the wind industry … Continue reading Vestas leaps to top spot in U.S. wind energy market

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North Carolina’s first wind farm starts operations

The Amazon Wind Farm US East, powered by Avangrid Renewables at Desert Wind, in North Carolina has started operations. The facility reached full commercial operation this month and began delivering power in December 2016. It features 104 modern wind turbines that will produce 208MW of energy, enough to power the equivalent of approximately 61,000 US homes … Continue reading North Carolina’s first wind farm starts operations

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Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s … Continue reading Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

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Fiber-reinforced plastics in wind turbines rose from 25 to 114 million pounds in a decade

Demand for fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composites in the manufacture of wind turbine components is forecast to expand 5.9 percent per year through 2020 to 152 million pounds. This will be a moderation from the explosive growth registered between 2005 and 2015, as the country’s installed base of wind energy capacity grows more slowly.  Wind energy … Continue reading Fiber-reinforced plastics in wind turbines rose from 25 to 114 million pounds in a decade

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Vattenfall’s Ray Wind Farm produces power for the first time

Vattenfall, the Hexham based energy company, announced that the 16 turbine Ray Wind Farm has started to generate green electricity for the first time, helping to reduce emissions and combat climate change. Construction of Ray Wind Farm on the Ray Estate, near Kirkwhelpington, started summer 2015, and just over 18 months later turbine A01 was … Continue reading Vattenfall’s Ray Wind Farm produces power for the first time

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More Hywind to Aibel

Aibel has been awarded the task of assisting Statoil with commissioning of five floating wind turbines for the Hywind Scotland project. The assembly work will take place at Stord prior to towing the wind turbines to Scottish sector. In total, the work is estimated to approx. 13,000 hours. Aibel will work integrated with Statoil and … Continue reading More Hywind to Aibel

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Gamesa will supply 52.5 MW in Thailand

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to shore up its sales and product strategy, having secured the first order  for its new turbine, the G126-2.625 MW, a product which delivers maximum output in low wind speed conditions. More specifically, the company has entered into an agreement with Thailand’s developer, Gunkul Engineering Public … Continue reading Gamesa will supply 52.5 MW in Thailand

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First electricity delivered from Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

Up to 6,000 homes in UK are now receiving electricity from the first producing wind turbine on Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. When fully operational later in 2017 the offshore wind farm will provide electricity to over 400,000 homes. After a successful installation of the first wind turbine in early January, operator Statoil and partners Masdar … Continue reading First electricity delivered from Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

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Sparrows Group to supply 103 cranes for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm

Aberdeen-based Sparrows Group has signed a contract to supply 103 cranes for installation at ScottishPower Renewables’ 714 megawatt East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of Suffolk, the wind farm will be capable of producing enough electricity to power around 500,000 homes and is anticipated to generate first power in 2019 and … Continue reading Sparrows Group to supply 103 cranes for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm

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Siemens SOV ‘WINDEA La Cour’ receives Offshore Support Journal Award 2017

And the winner is WINDEA La Cour. At the Annual Offshore Support Journal (OSJ) Conference in London Wednesday night the blue Siemens Service Operation Vessel (SOV) was recognized for its unique design concept. According to the jury, the specialized vessel, that started its service campaign at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind power plant in the … Continue reading Siemens SOV ‘WINDEA La Cour’ receives Offshore Support Journal Award 2017

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Wind in power: 2016 European statistics

Wind accounted for 51% of all new power installations in 2016, connecting a total of 12.5 GW to the grid across the 28 EU Member States – 10.923 MW in onshore and 1,567 MW offshore. Europe installed 12.5 GW of gross additional wind capacity in 2016. This was 3% less than the new installations in … Continue reading Wind in power: 2016 European statistics

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