30 September 2016 12:03 PM GMT

Gamesa has secured a new order in India from ReNew Power, one of India’s leading independent power producers (IPP), for the EPC construction of a 50MW wind farm located in Bijapur, in the state of Karnataka. The agreement with ReNew Power encompasses the installation of 25 G114-2.0 MW class S turbines. With a tower height of 106 metres, this new turbine variant is custom-designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India. Since it’s a turnkey contract, Gamesa will also provide the infrastructure needed to install and operate the facility. The wind farm’s commissioning is scheduled for March 2017.

September 7th 2016
IEnova Agrees Acquisition Of Mexico’s Largest Wind Farm For $852m

IEnova has announced that it has agreed to the purchase of 100% of the equity interests in the “Ventika” wind generation facility. It is a 252 MW wind generation facility powered by 84 turbines, making it the largest wind farm in Mexico and one of the largest wind farms in Latin America. The facility is comprised of two adjacent wind farms located in the General Bravo municipality in the state of Nuevo Leon and was jointly developed by Fisterra Energy and Cemex, a global building materials company with presence in more than 50 countries. In December 2015, construction was completed and commercial operations commenced in April 2016.

September 7th 2016
Go Ahead For Electrical System, Processing Power From 900MW Offshore Wind Farm

The UK Government, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has given development consent for the electrical system required to transmit the power that will be produced by the 900-MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. The Triton Knoll wind farm has been in development since 2004 and permission was given for the project’s offshore wind turbines in summer 2013. The government has now given the go-ahead for the electrical system needed to transfer the power into the grid.

August 22nd 2016
German Patience Wins 350MW Order In Largest Energy Tender In Chile’s History

Seven years after making its first move in Chile, German firm wpd has taken part in the largest energy tender for the supply of electricity in Chile’s history and distanced its competitors in the market. As the Energy Ministry officially announced on Wednesday evening, three projects with wpd’s participation have been accepted. In the process, wpd has secured so-called “Power Purchase Agreements” (PPA) for 786.8 GWh per year with a term of 20 years from 2021.

August 18th 2016
Mainstream Wins 986MW, $1.65bn Wind Projects in Chile’s Largest Energy Tender

Global wind and solar energy company Mainstream Renewable Power was today awarded contracts by the National Energy Commission of Chile to build and operate seven utility-scale wind energy plants with a total investment value of USD $1.65bn. The projects are scheduled to begin supplying low-cost, clean energy into the grid from January 2021. Mainstream led the largest and most competitive energy tender in Chilean history with this award of 986MW. The Tender was 7 times oversubscribed – 84 companies submitted 85,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of bids for just over 12,000 GWh of available power.

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August 16th 2016
Vestas Wins 112 MW Norwegian Order For Wind Turbines Using De-Icing System

OX2 has placed an order for 31 V126-3.45 MW turbines with power-optimised mode to 3.6 MW and Vestas’ de-icing system, reinforcing Vestas’ market-leading position in Norway. “Raskiftet is OX2’s largest wind power project to date and our first wind farm in Norway. We have worked successfully with Vestas for many years and are looking forward to building another high-quality wind farm together”, said Paul Stormoen, Managing Director of OX2 Wind.

August 12th 2016
Vattenfall Acquires North Sea Offshore Wind Project of 79 Turbines Across 47Km

Vattenfall has acquired a wind development project consisting of up to 79 turbines in the German North Sea. The acquisition is in line with Vattenfall’s growth strategy to extensively expand its renewable energy production in the coming years. “The acquisition underlines once more that our growth ambitions in wind are under full steam. As a company we are on a good way to reshape our generation portfolio towards more renewable energies in all our markets”, says Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall.

August 12th 2016
European Offshore Wind Attracts Record €14bn New Investment in First Half 2016

The European offshore wind industry attracted a record €14 billion in new investments during the first six months of 2016, as the key trends and statistics from WindEurope show. Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, said: “The record investment numbers show a clear industry commitment to offshore wind. We expect installations will pick up significantly in 2017 but there are a lot of challenges out there still on offshore wind. Not least the uncertainty over future volumes and regulation in many key markets for the period after 2020. We’re a long way from being able to say job done on offshore wind.”

August 11th 2016
Vestas Wins 278MW Wind Turbines Order From E.ON, USA

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from E.ON for 139 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a multi-year service agreement. “We are excited to be working with Vestas on this turbine purchase as E. ON expands its U.S. portfolio,” said Patrick Woodson, Chairman of E.ON North America. Nacelles, blades, and towers will be produced at Vestas’ Colorado factories with delivery expected to begin in the second quarter of 2017 and commissioning planned for the fourth quarter of 2017.

August 9th 2016
New $1Bn Wind Project: Part Of Alliant Energy’s Vision For Clean Energy In Iowa

Iowans will soon see a significant increase in clean, economical wind generation from Alliant Energy. Alliant Energy CEO Patricia Kampling and Gov. Terry Branstad announced the utility will invest approximately $1 billion to expand its wind energy operations in the state. In the 25 year period to 2030, Alliant Energy is targeting a 40% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, the project will generate tens of millions of dollars in property taxes, and result in more than 1,500 jobs at the height of construction, boosting Iowa’s economy while supporting customers seeking to use more renewable energy.

August 8th 2016
Duke Energy Monitoring Surges; Serving 3.5GW Wind And Solar Energy Plants In US

Duke Energy Renewables has announced its monitoring and control center now serves more than 3,500 megawatts of wind and solar energy plants across the U.S. since it opened in its new location in 2015. As a result of this rapid growth, the center is further enhancing its cyber security and other capabilities.

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