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  • Michigan utility DTE to build 6GW of renewables by 2050

    DTE Energy, the coal-reliant Michigan investor-owned utility, has laid out plans to source 40% of its power from renewables by 2050, up from 10% last year, requiring a 6GW build-out that will lean heavily on new wind farms in the state. Last year DTE announced it would retire 11 of its 17 coal-fired plants by the early 2020s, and the Detroit-based utility has now committed to slashing its carbo

    Transition  rechargenews.com 10 hours old Global Mediator

    Germany plans joint wind-solar tenders from 2018

    The cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has approved the introduction of joint onshore wind and solar tenders starting next year. In a pilot phase running from 2018 to 2020, 400MW is slated to be auctioned off each year to test what effect a joint tender will have. The country, after a series of pilot tenders in PV that started in 2015, this year has shifted the allocation of support for

    Wind  rechargenews.com 11 hours old Global Mediator

    GE under EU scrutiny over LM Wind Power submissions

    GE was told by the European Commission (EC) it faces scrutiny over possible infringements relating to submissions made in the run-up to the $1.65bn takeover of turbine blade-maker LM Wind Power, the US wind OEM confirmed to Recharge today. GE issued a statement on Monday following reports that it faces a potential probe over whether it gave misleading information to EC regulators reviewing its ac

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 hours old Global Mediator

    Brazilian energy minister stays put amid growing upheaval

    Brazil’s mines and energy minister, Fernando Coelho Filho has decided to continue in Michel Temer’s cabinet even as his Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) decided this weekend to formally leave the congressional coalition and ask for the president’s resignation, further weakening the Brazilian leader. PSB’s decision comes after three other parties had already left Temer’s once tightly-knit multi-par

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 hours old Global Mediator

    Wind specialist MAKE joinsWood Mackenzie after Verisk deal

    MAKE – one of the wind sector’s best-known consulting specialists – has been bought by data group Verisk Analytics, it was announced today. Denmark-based MAKE will become part of Wood Mackenzie, another Verisk Analytics business that provides research and advisory services to the wider energy sector. MAKE’s annual OEM rankings are among the most eagerly-awaited in the wind sector, and the com

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 hours old Andrew Lee

    Global wind O&M to grow 15% by 2020: Recharge-MAKE poll

    The global wind operations and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to expand some 15% between 2017 and 2020, potentially outstripping the build-out of new plant capacity over the same time-period around the world, a poll by Recharge and MAKE Consulting has found. The survey of industry leaders, carried out annually at the SKF Wind Farm Management Conference, suggests that global wind O&M will co

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 hours old Global Mediator

    Vattenfall links battery with wind at 228MW Pen y Cymoedd

    Sweden’s Vattenfall confirmed it will proceed with a 22MW battery storage system that it says is the UK’s largest to be co-located with a wind farm. The six-unit battery system will be deployed at Vattenfall’s 228MW Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project in Wales. Dubbed battery@pyc, the facility will provide Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) services to the UK National Grid. Utilities will lead e

    Transition  rechargenews.com 18 hours old Andrew Lee

    Tunisia launches first wind and solar tender

    Tunisia has launched a power tender aiming to award deals to 140MW of wind and 70MW of solar capacity. Selected projects will sell power under a long-term PPA to the state-owned utility Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (Steg). Tunisia kicks off 1GW renewable energy programme The tender, opened by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies, is the first in a series planned by

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 hours old Global Mediator

    Northland-Yushan JV eyes 1.2GW of Taiwan offshore wind

    Canada’s Northland Power and Singapore-based developer Yushan Energy hope to jointly build 1.2GW of offshore wind off Taiwan early in the next decade, the latter told Recharge. Their joint venture, called Hai Long, is proceeding with the development of two offshore wind farms in the Changhua Sea off Taiwan. “Subject to interconnection availability, the two Hai Long offshore projects aim to achie

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 hours old Global Mediator

    Study flags Guernsey offshore wind potential

    Guernsey has “several locations” off its coast which could be suitable for developing an offshore wind farm, according to a new feasibility study carried out for the UK Channel Island. The study, carried out by engineering consultancy Xodus Group, concludes that there are a range of technically feasible options to develop an offshore wind project off the island, located just off northern France b

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 hours old Global Mediator