22 September 2017 2017 11:00 AM GMT

GE Announces 600MW Projects; Surges Past 5GW Milestone Of Wind Energy In Brazil

GE has announced, from the Brazil Windpower conference, that it has reached 5,000 MW of installed wind capacity in the country, making it the first company to reach that milestone and confirming the company’s role in the expansion of wind energy in Brazil. By year end, the company will have installed more than 2,700 turbines and the company’s installed capacity represents more than 33% of all wind energy in the country. As part of that 5,000 MW GE’s Onshore Wind business, a unit of GE Renewable Energy, will commission another 600 MW by the end of September, in three projects previously announced.

They are the wind farm Ventos Araripe III, in partnership with Casa dos Ventos, in Chapada do Araripe (PI) will be equipped with 156 2.3-116/107 GE turbines; the Caldeirão I wind farm, developed with customer Queiroz Galvão, also in Chapada do Araripe (PI), will have 70 2.7-122 GE turbines and a project in Guaranhuns (PE), called PEC Expansion, that will add 22 turbines to the wind farm, being a new total of 75 operational turbines.

To maintain its level of excellence and service, GE Renewable Energy has developed a strong presence in Brazil, including several facilities dedicated to wind manufacturing and services.   Wind farms operating with GE turbines have been recognized by the Chamber of Electric Energy Commercialization (CCEE) as the most efficient in the country.

“Brazil is an important market for GE Renewable Energy.  We believe in the growth potential of wind and renewable energy, and we are committed to providing affordable, reliable, sustainable energy to customers across Brazil.  We are confident we can continue to grow by using the combined resources of GE – what we call the GE Store – to meet the needs of the wind power industry,” says Jean-Claude Robert, general manager for Onshore Wind in Latin America.

GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.

Photo: Courtesy of GE Renewable Energy

June 22nd 2018
Growth Of Renewables In Peru As Enel Opens Largest Wind Farm In Country

Enel is now Peru’s leading renewable energy generator with around 1.1 GW of installed capacity following the commissioning of Wayra I which, with more than 132 MW, is now Peru’s largest wind farm. Built in approximately a year and comprising 42 wind turbines of 3 MW over each, it’s expected to produce 600 GWh per year; enough to avoid the annual emission of over 285,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. The energy generated by the wind farm is being delivered to the Peruvian transmission grid (SEIN) through the Poroma substation. The project is supported by a 20-year energy supply contract with Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines.

May 29th 2018
Chinese Solar Surge Fuels Overall Global Growth In Clean Energy Investment

World clean energy investment totalled $333.5 billion last year, up 3% from 2016 and the second highest annual figure ever, taking cumulative investment since 2010 to $2.5 trillion. An extraordinary boom in photovoltaic installations made 2017 a record year for China’s investment in clean energy. This outpaced changes elsewhere, including jumps in investment in Australia and Mexico, and declines in Japan, the U.K. and Germany. The figures up 3% from a revised $324.6 billion in 2016, and only 7% short of the record figure of $360.3 billion, in 2015.

June 18th 2018
IET’s Renewable Power Generation Conference Comes To Copenhagen

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s popular Renewable Power Generation conference will be making its first visit to Denmark this year. The conference, now in its 7th iteration, will be hosted by the Center for Electric Power and Energy at DTU, which also manages the world-class experiment platform for research and development of renewables integration – PowerLabDK. Over 180 new research papers will be presented at the conference. Attendees will be able to find out the latest ideas and thinking around wind power plant modelling and control; wave and tidal energy; renewable energy forecasting; power conversion and grid interaction; Hybrid systems combining multiple energy sources; the impact of distributed generation and use of HVDC.