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  • Pacific Hydro starts building first wind project in Chile

    Australian power company Pacific Hydro started the construction of the 82MW Punta Sierra wind farm – its first in Chile – targeting the start of commercial operations in 2018. The company, which is controlled by China’s State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), announced the start of construction works in the presence of energy minister Andrés Rebolledo. Total investment in the project is estim

    Wind  rechargenews.com 1 hours old Global Mediator

    European Investment Bank to back Mexico renewables push

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and one of Mexico’s state-controlled development banks, Nacional Financiera (Nafin), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to bolster technical co-operation and discuss financing lines for renewables and other programmes in the country’s climate change goals. “EIB and NAFIN are co-operating to potentially set up a credit line aimed at supporting projects co

    Wind  rechargenews.com 2 hours old Global Mediator

    North Sea Wind Power Hub nears sign-off

    Dutch, Danish and German transmission system operators (TSOs) will today ink a deal to build a giant converter station on an artificial island that would channel some 30GW of generation from arrays of offshore wind plants into countries bordering the North Sea. The formal signing of the agreement by the TSOs to develop the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH), taking place at the North Seas Energy Fo

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 hours old Global Mediator

    France's 500MW Oléron offshore wind round set to advance

    France will next month start a “competitive dialogue” over its Oléron offshore wind zone, energy minister Ségolène Royal said. The announcement confirms the next stage in French government plans to expand its burgeoning offshore wind tendering programme. The dialogue phase sees developers express their interest and the government run the rule over their capabilities. Oléron is expected to offer

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 hours old Andrew Lee

    Two-bladed offshore turbines could cut cost of energy by 50%

    OPINION | A 10MW machine would provide an LCOE of less than $30/MWh, including the cost of grid connection, writes Martin Jakubowski

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 hours old Global Mediator

    Multiple turbine-makers may equip 1.5GW US mega-project

    EXCLUSIVE | Multiple turbine vendors may come away with supply orders this year for the 1.5GW first phase of the landmark Chokecherry and Sierra Madre (CCSM) wind project, Recharge has learned, underscoring the supply chain pressures within the booming US wind market. Billionaire Philip Anschutz’s Power Company of Wyoming, which has been developing the 3GW CCSM project for nearly a decade in sout

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 hours old Global Mediator

    Germany and China back Energy Transition Coalition plan

    Nations including renewables pacesetters Germany, Denmark and China plan to form an Energy Transition Coalition to speed up the global shift to a sustainable energy future. Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates are also among the first "high ambition" countries planning to form the pact, which emerged from ministerial-level meetings held at this week’s Berlin Energy Transition D

    Transition  rechargenews.com 24 hours old Global Mediator

    EU Foresea ocean energy demo scheme shortlists 15

    Europe’s €11m ($12.2m) Foresea — Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action — scheme has shortlisted 15 technologies for finance under the programme, which aims to move advanced-stage ocean energy concepts into commercialisation. The technologies anointed by Foresea, which is funded under the Interreg North-West Europe economic development initiative, will get demonstration

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 Mar 08:34 GMT Global Mediator

    Xcel adds another 1.2GW to its US wind expansion plans

    Xcel Energy, the multi-state US utility based in Minnesota, on Tuesday unveiled a proposal to add 1,230MW of new wind to its system in New Mexico and Texas, building on the 1,550MW wind expansion plan it laid out only last week for the Upper Midwest. Coming on top of the 600MW Rush Creek project Xcel is about to begin building in Colorado, the investor-owned utility’s wind programme now include

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Mar 20:59 GMT Global Mediator

    'Firmed 24-hour wind and solar is now a realistic option'

    OPINION | Chile’s recent tenders prove that the last obstacles to large-scale ‘intermittent’ renewables can be removed, writes Eddie O’Connor

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Mar 15:55 GMT Global Mediator

    BNDES picks Brazilian firm Vinci to manage $162m green bond fund

    Brazil’s National Development Bank (BNDES) has picked local asset management fund Vinci Partners to manage its R$500m ($162m) local-currency sustainable energy fund, which aims to kick-start a local green bond market. With some R$20bn in managed assets, experience in monitoring infrastructure projects and a portfolio of around 60 institutional investors, Vinci Partners was one of several “high te

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Mar 15:21 GMT Global Mediator

    Deepwater Wind – leaving rivals in its wake in US offshore

    IN DEPTH | Developer's first-mover advantage is set to reap dividends as the sector progresses, writes Karl-Erik Stromsta

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Mar 13:59 GMT Global Mediator

    Brazil plans for long-term wind growth and exports amid hiatus

    IN DEPTH | An update of a landmark study of Brazil's wind supply chain will find much has changed, but will still think big for the future, writes Alexandre Spatuzza

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Mar 13:20 GMT Global Mediator

    German wind industry an 'indispensable' job creator, figures show

    With 142,900 direct and indirect jobs, the wind power industry in 2015 continued to be an “indispensable” employer across Germany, fresh figures compiled for German wind groups show – providing valuable facts to counter threats by populist politicians trying to derail the energy transition. Jobs in onshore wind fell slightly in 2015 to 122,400 from 130,500 a year earlier, while those in offshore

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Mar 12:48 GMT Global Mediator

    MRP wins challenge to Neart na Gaoithe CfD cancellation

    Developer Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) has won its appeal against termination of the contract-for-difference (CfD) offered to its 448MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind project in Scotland. NNG was awarded a CfD in the February 2015 support allocation round under the UK’s renewables support mechanism, but saw that offer pulled in May last year, apparently because of failure to reach milestones

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Mar 11:40 GMT Global Mediator

    UK's Good Energy taps offshore wind at Westermost Rough

    UK renewable power supplier Good Energy completed its first offshore wind procurement after signing a deal for output from Dong Energy’s Westermost Rough project. Good Energy – one of the UK’s pioneering group of clean-energy suppliers – will take 12% of Westermost Rough’s power under an initial one-year deal that is likely to be extended both in time and volume, said a statement. UK climate act

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Mar 10:53 GMT Andrew Lee

    Utilities will lead energy transition, says new Eurelectric boss

    IN DEPTH | Innovation and investment in renewables and associated technologies will be driven by major European energy companies, argues Kristian Ruby

    Transition  rechargenews.com 21 Mar 08:30 GMT Global Mediator

    GE gets EU green light for $1.65bn LM Wind Power takeover

    GE has got the green light from EU competition authorities for its $1.65bn takeover of turbine blade specialist LM Wind Power. The European Commission waved the deal through unconditionally, saying that the “merged entity would continue to face effective competition in Europe”. The planned acquisition – announced in October 2016 – prompted questions over the long-term status of LM as a supplier

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Mar 16:16 GMT Global Mediator

    China’s HZ Windpower in frame for Dounreay Trì floater turbines

    Floating wind power pioneer Hexicon's innovative twin-headed Dounreay Trì demonstration unit, on track for installation next year off Scotland, will be built with 5MW turbines from HZ Windpower, marking the maiden outing of a Chinese turbine in European waters, Recharge has learned. Two of the OEM’s HZ-127-5.0s, a geared design launched at the Rudong test site off China in 2012, will be mated t

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Mar 14:53 GMT Global Mediator

    Development JV eyes 900MW of wind in northern Norway

    A joint venture consortium of developers plans to build 900MW of wind capacity in northern Norway in what it claims could be the first subsidy-free development of its type in the country. The JV – called Grenselandet and formed by Finland-based St1 Norge, and local players Vindkraft Nord and Ny Energi – will start early development work on the 700MW Davvi and 200MW Borealis wind farms, to be site

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Mar 14:31 GMT Global Mediator

    Turkey awards 1GW of solar to Hanwha JV as ambitions advance

    Turkey awarded a 1GW solar deal to a joint venture including Korea’s Hanwha Q CELLS, which bid $0.0699/kWh ($69.9/MWh) in an auction that is due to be followed by a similar-scale process for wind power later this year.The tender – the largest renewables auction in Turkey’s history – will see the Korean PV OEM link with local partner Kalyon Enerji to deliver the $1.3bn project within three years, a

    Transition  rechargenews.com 20 Mar 12:41 GMT Andrew Lee

    Politics overshadow green shoots in Brazilian renewables

    DISPATCHES | Power demand is up and officials are keen to restart tenders, but political chaos currently overshadows everything in Brazil, writes Alexandre Spatuzza

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Mar 10:47 GMT Global Mediator

    Back renewables to hit climate goals with GDP growth: Study

    The world’s energy sector could slash carbon emissions by 70% by 2050 and eliminate them altogether a decade later – while simultaneously boosting the global economy, according to a new study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). The organisations said wider deployment of renewables and energy efficiency measures – allied with large-scal

    Transition  rechargenews.com 20 Mar 09:22 GMT Global Mediator

    Energy transition needs more than wind and solar, says IEA

    EXCLUSIVE | Up-and-coming technologies will be vital if we are to meet our climate change goals, IEA renewables head Paolo Frankl tells Leigh Collins

    Transition  rechargenews.com 20 Mar 07:47 GMT Global Mediator

    Blanco is new Nordex boss as Bondo Krogsgaard quits

    Lars Bondo Krogsgaard has quit as chief executive of German wind OEM Nordex over the company’s recent sales forecasts that sent its share price plunging and been replaced by his deputy, former Acciona Windpower boss José Luis Blanco. Bondo Krogsgaard, CEO since mid-2015, said he was leaving after the 2017/18 update that put Nordex’s shares into a tailspin, despite the company’s strong 2016 sales

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Mar 16:36 GMT Global Mediator

    GES completes 200MW wind project in Mexico for EDPR

    Spanish engineering company Global Energy Services (GES) has completed the construction of the 200MW Coahuila wind farm in Mexico for Portuguese power company EDPR. GES said it has built 1GW of wind projects during in its 10-year presence in the country. The Coahuila contract scope covered balance of plant, including civil works, medium-voltage grid and other electrical infrastructure. The new

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Mar 15:54 GMT Global Mediator

    Rhode Island aids US offshore momentum, developers say

    EXCLUSIVE | Nine hundred megawatts may not sound like much in the sweep of the 82GW US wind fleet, but offshore wind developers say a new renewables target established by the state of Rhode Island offers another important near-term pathway to growth as the offshore market scales up in the northeastern US. Two weeks ago Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced a statewide “strategic” clean-en

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Mar 15:37 GMT Global Mediator

    PTC glide-path 'not a done deal' warns congressman

    Congressman Tom Reed, a rare Republican member of the US House of Representatives who openly advocates for taking steps to mitigate climate change, has warned the renewables industry that the preservation of the phase-out of their key tax credits is “not a done deal” as Congress tackles tax reform. The US renewables sector breathed a tremendous sigh of relief in January when, during his confirmat

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Mar 14:17 GMT Global Mediator

    E.ON bolsters finances with €1.35bn capital raising

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Mar 14:07 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Enel profits boost helps fuel growth ambitions

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Mar 12:54 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    French wind lobbying for 2GW floating tender ‘early next year’

    France’s wind power association, FEE, is lobbying its country’s government to hold a 2GW tender targeting commercial-scale floating projects early next year as a launch-pad to switching on as much as 6GW by 2030, its chief executive tells Recharge. Pauline Le Bertre, speaking on the sidelines at the Floating Offshore Wind Turbine conference, said “strong political support [was now] imperative” if

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Mar 12:21 GMT Global Mediator

    Should the political risk in Turkey deter renewables investors?

    With a 1GW solar project in the early stages of procurement, and a further 1GW wind project recently announced, Turkey is taking a step-change towards achieving its upcoming renewable energy targets. For international and local renewables players alike, these new projects offer an opportunity and challenge on a scale never previously seen in this important emerging market. Turkey has long been a

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Mar 11:35 GMT Global Mediator

    Scotland in new floating wind OK with 10MW Dounreay Trì

    Scotland’s profile as a floating offshore wind hotspot was boosted again today with planning consent for the 10MW Dounreay Trì demonstrator project. Dounreay Trì will see Swedish developer Hexicon aims site two turbines 6km offshore from the Dounreay nuclear power station in Caithness, in water depths of 60-110 metres. Saint-Nazaire anoints the next floating wind crusader The project was approv

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Mar 10:37 GMT Andrew Lee

    Worker dies at ScottishPower’s Kilgallioch wind farm

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Mar 10:08 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Atlantis eyes entry into French tidal market

    Transition  rechargenews.com 17 Mar 09:42 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Technical test

    Transition  rechargenews.com 17 Mar 08:53 GMT Global Mediator

    Xcel lays out plan for 1.55GW of new Midwest wind capacity

    Xcel Energy, which has more wind on its system than any other US utility, detailed plans on Thursday to add 1.55GW of new wind capacity in the upper Midwest by 2020, all of it qualified for the full production tax credit. The plan includes 750MW of projects Xcel proposed last autumn and 800MW of new proposals – including the 600MW Crowned Ridge project in South Dakota, which is being developed by

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Mar 20:01 GMT Global Mediator

    Vestas eyes third-party service as Brazil centre opens

    Danish turbine maker Vestas has inaugurated a service centre in Brazil with an eye on the maintenance of more than 800MW of its own machines operating in the country – and those of other OEMs there. Located in the Northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte – which accounts for about 30% of Brazil’s total 11GW wind capacity – Vestas said “the new service centre of 1,200 square metres will improve l

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Mar 16:35 GMT Global Mediator

    UK climate action reduces bills, says government adviser

    Research shows renewables help drive down energy cost

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Mar 15:11 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Vestas lands new Ukraine deal

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Mar 15:05 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    EnBW grows its stake in Juwi owner MVV

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Mar 14:58 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    ERCOT Texas wind fleet could hit 28.5GW by end of 2019

    ERCOT, the main electric grid operator in Texas, could have as much as 28.5GW of nameplate wind energy generation installed within its service territory at the end of 2019, almost an 11GW increase from 17.6GW in place on 1 January this year. ERCOT, which serves about 90% of the state’s electric load, already has more wind energy generation capacity than the next two leading states combined – Iowa

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Mar 13:50 GMT Global Mediator

    Iberdrola wins 1.2GW North Carolina offshore wind zone

    Iberdrola-backed Avangrid Renewables submitted a winning $9.06m bid to gain commercial development rights to a potential 1.2GW offshore wind zone facing North Carolina, marking its entrance into an emerging US sector already dominated by European companies. After 17 rounds, Avangrid made its winning bid, the second highest of the nation’s seven competitive offshore wind lease sales held since Jul

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Mar 12:56 GMT Global Mediator

    Brazil tenders for renewables to clean up Amazon power

    Brazil’s National Development Bank (BNDES) has earmarked R$200m ($63m) to finance 297MW of clean energy projects to replace existing polluting off-grid generation in the Amazon region. A tender will be held in May, and the government already has 54 proposals in a process that allows wind, solar, natural gas, biogas, small-hydro and biomass projects to bid. The off-takers are local companies cont

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Mar 12:06 GMT Global Mediator

    Senvion plots cost-of-energy-led path to 2019 growth

    Germany-based wind OEM Senvion warned of “slightly lower” earnings in the period ahead as it lays the ground for a return to “profitable growth” in 2019 based on new market penetration and cost-of-energy reductions. Senvion today posted revenues of €2.21bn for 2016, a 3.4% growth year-on-year, with an adjusted Ebitda profit margin of 9.3%. As Senvion had already signalled, both 2016 and 2017 wil

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Mar 11:28 GMT Global Mediator

    Taiwan: A new horizon opens for offshore wind

    IN DEPTH | With the country’s first two turbines now installed off its shores, Taipei may find that its aim to install 4GW of offshore wind by 2030 might be achieved far sooner, writes Brian Publicover

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Mar 08:46 GMT Global Mediator

    Argentina keeps Round 2 options open while first projects advance

    The Argentine government said it will monitor closely the construction of the 59 renewable energy projects contracted in Rounds 1 and 1.5 of its 10GW RenovAr renewable energy programme, but has still not set a date for a new tender this year or for publication of long-awaited rules for the non-regulated market. “It doesn’t mean that we will wait for the construction of the projects contracted in

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Mar 16:21 GMT Global Mediator

    Anbaric pushes US offshore grid plans as market crystallises

    EXCLUSIVE | US transmission developer Anbaric is pressing ahead with its proposal to build a large subsea grid in the northeastern US, putting it in conflict with offshore wind developers who would prefer to build their own transmission lines, Recharge has learned. Privately owned Anbaric, which has built several of the only large high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission projects that exis

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Mar 15:10 GMT Global Mediator

    Dong decommissions world's first offshore wind farm

    Dong Energy has started the decommissioning of the world’s first offshore wind farm at Vindeby off the Danish island of Lolland in the Baltic Sea, which it sees as a test case for the dismantling of much larger offshore arrays in the future. The sub-5MW array consists of 11 small turbines supplied by Bonus Energy in 1991, which was later bought by Siemens Wind Power. “Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Mar 11:41 GMT Global Mediator

    E.ON posts record $16bn loss on Uniper but sees brighter future

    German utility E.ON had a record €16bn ($17bn) net loss last year due to costs related to the spin-off of fossil generation unit Uniper, but claims its 2016 balance sheet was the “last to reflect the burdens of the past” despite upcoming massive costs for nuclear waste storage. “2016 was a transitional year. The impact on our balance sheet marks a turning point and clears E.ON’s way into the new

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Mar 10:46 GMT Global Mediator

    Scottish judges weigh offshore wind appeal after bird case hearing

    Three Scottish appeals court judges are expected to deliver their verdict by mid-July at the latest in a legal action that has left 2.3GW off offshore Forth and Tay wind farms off the east coast of Scotland in limbo. The Scottish government brought the appeal case last year against a July 2016 decision in favour of the bird charity RSPB Scotland in relation to the consenting process for the four

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Mar 10:14 GMT Global Mediator

    New wave of renewables-focused funds will push technology forward

    After the global wind energy market downturn of 2013, many investment fund managers fell out of love with renewable energy. The end of the love affair was also partly due to a lack of knowledge regarding the function of renewable-energy technologies, and their bad bets were heavily punished. But all that's been changing in the past 15 months as new funds are being established by major renewable-e

    Transition  rechargenews.com 15 Mar 09:13 GMT Global Mediator

    Saint-Nazaire anoints the next floating wind crusader

    DISPATCHES | The port city in western France might one day be looked back on as a birthplace of the global floating wind sector, writes Darius Snieckus

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Mar 07:12 GMT Global Mediator

    Concrete plans for floating offshore wind

    IN DEPTH | Steel has taken floating wind power from flagship to fully fledged array in under eight years. But concrete might be key to speeding up industrialisation of the fast-evolving technology, writes Darius Snieckus

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Mar 06:09 GMT Global Mediator

    Russia to tender off 1.3GW in onshore wind for 2018-21 delivery

    Russia in May and June will hold a tender for 1.29GW in onshore wind capacity to be commissioned in the years 2018 to 2021, and also will auction off solar and hydro-electric capacity, the Russian Association of Wind Power Industry (RAWI) said. The onshore wind tender under Russia’s Rules of the Wholesale Electricity and Capacity Market will be held in two stages: a pre-qualification stage from M

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Mar 16:23 GMT Global Mediator

    Vattenfall buys BMW batteries for European wind storage projects

    Sweden’s Vattenfall has signed a deal with the BMW Group to acquire up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year to be used on wind farm storage projects in Europe. Vattenfall will purchase the new batteries, with a capacity of 33 kWh each, from the BMW plant in Dingolfing and will use them in all its storage projects. The first energy storage project to use the batteries is being built at the 12

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Mar 15:10 GMT Global Mediator

    Indian wind prices to rise from low auction debut: industry body

    The 3.46 rupees/kWh ($0.052/kWh) winning bids seen in India’s first large-scale wind power tender are likely to go up rather than down in future auctions according to the head of the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA), who also predicted installations in the country will temporarily dip in the next 12 months. IWTMA secretary general DV Giri said the 3.46 rupees February outcome

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Mar 14:11 GMT Global Mediator

    Siemens installs prototype of SWT-3.15-142 low wind turbine

    Siemens has erected a prototype of its new low wind turbine, the SWT-3.15-142 for IEC class III projects, at the Drantum wind test site in the Danish region of Jutland, and expects to enter serial production of the model by the end of this year. The turbines is the first Siemens model to be equipped with rotor blades based on hybrid-carbon technology, and the company is outsourcing blade producti

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Mar 12:37 GMT Global Mediator

    China's Sany eyes 1GW of North American wind developments

    An affiliate of China’s Sany Group plans to build and operate 1GW of North American wind projects in partnership with developer Star Energy Holdings. Ralls Corp will link with Indiana-based Star Wind to develop the wind farms over the next five years targeting power deals with commercial and utility power users, according to a report quoted by Sany on its website. China's Sany unveils $2bn plan

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Mar 12:27 GMT Global Mediator

    Innogy shares surge on report of possible take-over by Engie

    Shares in German renewables utility Innogy surged on the stock exchange amid unconfirmed media reports that French energy giant Engie is weighing an offer for Innogy, which now has a market capitalisation of €18.46bn ($19.64bn) Innogy shares soared 6.12%% to €35.47 in electronic trading in Frankfurt as the DAX index fell 0.01% at 11.15 local time Tuesday. Engie shares were down 0.48% at €12.55 in

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Mar 11:43 GMT Global Mediator

    Offshore wind and gas – the start of a beautiful friendship?

    IN DEPTH | Integration of the offshore gas and wind industries is inevitable, with the resulting synergies benefiting both sectors — and the planet — according to Dutch energy experts. Leigh Collins reports

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Mar 06:47 GMT Global Mediator

    First power at Campo Palomas wind project in Uruguay

    Spanish infrastructure group Abengoa has started tests at the 70MW Campo Palomas wind farm in Uruguay that it built for Invenergy in the country’s northwestern Salto province. The company said turbine 19 has started supplying power to the grid, and the project should be fully operational this year. In 2013 Abengoa was hired to build, operate and maintain the wind farm by state power company UTE,

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Mar 06:05 GMT Global Mediator

    UK's Ofgem invites bids to run Galloper and Walney Extension links

    UK energy regulator Ofgem has opened tenders for companies to submit bids to own and run transmission links to the 340MW Galloper and 660MW Walney Extension wind farms off the coasts of Suffolk and Cumbria. Ofgem shortlists bidders for offshore transmission links The two links – off northwest and eastern England respectively – represent the second stage of the fifth tender round of the offshore

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Mar 05:45 GMT Global Mediator

    MAKE flags cost-of-energy imperatives as wind faces 'critical transition'

    The global wind sector will see compound growth of more than 3% from 2017-2026, spurring the addition of 627GW of wind, said consultancy MAKE in its latest update for the global sector. Policies that spur frontloaded development in several key markets will ensure strong near-term demand to 2020, followed by a levelling out and then a new peak from 2024-26, said MAKE’s Q1/2017 Global Wind Power Ma

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Mar 17:17 GMT Andrew Lee

    Argentina to hold 2017 renewables auction: energy minister

    Argentina is planning to hold a renewable energy tender this year as part of its RenovAr renewable energy programme, said mines and energy minister Juan Aranguren. The global renewable energy industry is eagerly awaiting confirmation of another tender under the country’s RenovAr renewable energy programme, which aims to add 10GW to reach a 20% renewable power supply share by 2025. Although no de

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Mar 16:53 GMT Global Mediator

    IEA: US renewables market likely to remain strong under Trump

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) is not expecting the US renewables market to change significantly under President Donald Trump, Recharge has learned. Paolo Frankl, head of the renewable-energy division at the IEA, told Recharge in an exclusive interview that the agency does not want to speculate on future Trump administration energy policies, but he believes the fundamentals of wind and s

    Transition  rechargenews.com 13 Mar 13:44 GMT Global Mediator

    European Commission OKs Siemens Wind-Gamesa merger

    The European Commission’s anti-trust body has unconditionally approved the merger between Siemens Wind and Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa that will create one of the biggest turbine manufacturers in the world, leaving the deal on track for completion in early April. A statement from the EU Competition Commission said the deal "raises no competition concerns, because a number of credible compet

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Mar 12:55 GMT Global Mediator

    Transition is at the heart of Recharge

    Transition is at the heart of Recharge. Since our launch in 2009, our editorial mission has closely mapped the rapid evolution of the renewable energy industry we report on worldwide – and simultaneously evolved to meet the fast-changing demands of the global media business. Coming into 2017, with our revamped website up and running, we took the decision to further focus our efforts on our digita

    Transition  rechargenews.com 13 Mar 12:48 GMT Global Mediator

    Anja Dotzenrath new CEO at E.ON Climate and Renewables

    German utility E.ON has appointed Anja Dotzenrath to become the new chief executive at E.ON Climate & Renewables from April 10, replacing Michael Lewis, a Recharge Thought Leader who becomes the new CEO of E.ON UK. Dotzenrath, currently chief operating officer at Climate & Renewables joined E.ON in 2011 as managing director of the utility’s in-house consulting arm. Before that she had a career in

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Mar 12:33 GMT Global Mediator

    Subsea 7 takes full control at Seaway Heavy Lifting

    UK player Subsea 7 has acquired the remaining interest it did not already own in Netherlands-based offshore wind installation group Seaway Heavy Lifting. Under the deal with K&S Baltic Offshore, Subsea 7 bought 50% of Seaway, turning the contractor into a wholly-owned subsidiary. Subsea 7 paid cash of $279m for the acquisition and is due to make an additional payment of up to $40m in 2021, on th

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Mar 11:11 GMT Global Mediator

    IWTMA head to join webcast on India wind market prospects

    The secretary general of the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) is due to outline the prospects for wind development in one of the world’s most eagerly-watched markets when he takes part in an online webcast tomorrow (14 March). DV Giri will talk about the opportunities and challenges in the Indian sector as part of the Doing Business In ... India webcast organised by the Globa

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Mar 10:31 GMT Andrew Lee

    Low winds and grid costs weigh on Innogy’s 2016 earnings

    Low winds and costs to upgrade its network infrastructure in Germany dragged down results at Innogy during the first year as separate company from RWE, but the utility expects a positive earnings trend for 2017. Power generation from renewables fell by 2.9% to 10 billion kWh in 2016 from a year earlier, mostly due to low wind levels at major generation sites in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, S

    Transition  rechargenews.com 13 Mar 09:37 GMT Global Mediator

    Gaelectric and Ideol unveil 'multi-gigawatt' Irish floating wind plan

    Irish renewable energy energy group Gaelectric has partnered with France's Ideol to develop a series of floating offshore wind energy projects in the developer's home waters, starting with a 30MW-plus array.The two companies said they are sizing up "several sites for both short term pre-commercial and long term commercial-scale" with the ambition of building "multi-gigawatt commercial-scale extens

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Mar 09:12 GMT Global Mediator

    Senvion plans 780 job cuts in bid to secure long-term future

    Germany-based wind OEM Senvion today announced plans for 780 job losses as part of “an extensive programme to secure the company's long-term competitiveness”. In its statement announcing the planned job cuts Senvion said “wind turbine makers are under strong price pressure and dealing with a shift in demand from established markets to growth regions in South America and Asia”. The job cuts – al

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Mar 08:13 GMT Global Mediator

    US to auction new offshore zones south of Massachusetts

    The US government plans to begin a competitive leasing process for two large offshore wind development zones south of Massachusetts, after receiving unsolicited bids for the zones from units of Norway’s Statoil and Germany’s PNE Wind. The two zones, collectively covering nearly 390,000 acres (158,000 sq km), were previously put to auction in early 2015, but did not receive any bids at that time.

    Wind  rechargenews.com 10 Mar 17:55 GMT Global Mediator

    Enercon gets Brazil boost with 223MW Rio Energy deal

    Wobben Windpower – the Brazilian unit of German wind turbine maker Enercon – has signed a deal with local developer Rio Energy to supply 95 of its 2.35MW E92 turbines. They will equip the 223MW Serra da Babilônia wind complex in the northeastern state of Bahia, which is expected to start commercial operations before the end of 2017. Rio Energy won the 20-year PPAs for the eight wind farms that ma

    Wind  rechargenews.com 10 Mar 16:17 GMT Global Mediator

    Ontario Teachers' backs US transmission developer Anbaric

    Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the huge Canadian pension fund manager, has announced a new partnership with US-based transmission developer Anbaric, committing to to fund the development costs of renewables-related transmission projects that would be worth $2bn if built. The new partnership, known as Anbaric Development Partners, will invest in early-stage high-voltage direct current transmissio

    Transition  rechargenews.com 10 Mar 15:48 GMT Global Mediator

    The business case is clear: we must fight the Trump administration

    OPINION | The renewable energy industry should take a leading role in the resistance to Trump, argues Jeremy Leggett

    Transition  rechargenews.com 10 Mar 13:50 GMT Global Mediator

    Prysmian wins Merkur and Horns Rev 3 cabling order

    Italian cabling group Prysmian has been awarded contracts for the inner-park cabling at the 400MW Merkur and the 407MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind projects in the German and Danish parts of the North Sea respectively.Prysmian reels in French offshore wind connection deal“These two new important awards confirm the market recognition of the significant investments made in our production capabilities f

    Wind  rechargenews.com 10 Mar 13:06 GMT Global Mediator

    First turbine up at E.ON's Rampion UK offshore wind farm

    Construction of E.ON's 400MW Rampion wind farm off Britain has moved into top gear with installation of the project's first turbine. Rampion, located in 20-40 metres of water some 13km off Brighton on the southern coast of England, is being built using the MPI Discovery, which will erect the remaining 115 Vestas V112-3.45MW turbine over the course of this year. “After seven years of plannin

    Wind  rechargenews.com 10 Mar 12:50 GMT Global Mediator

    GE, Borusan EnBW plan role in 1GW-plus Turkish wind tender

    US power giant General Electric (GE) has inked a memorandum of understanding with a trio of Turkish and German companies to bid in an upcoming wind power tender in Turkey at which 1GW or more in wind power is expected to be auctioned off. The tender under Turkey’s YEKA scheme (Renewable Energy Source Area) is expected to be announced on April 17 at the earliest, according to GE information. If s

    Wind  rechargenews.com 10 Mar 12:20 GMT Global Mediator

    China's SPIC links with Ming Yang for offshore wind

    State Power Investment Corp (SPIC) – one of China’s largest energy groups – has signed a co-operation pact with turbine OEM Ming Yang to work together in the offshore wind sector.SPIC and Ming Yang agreed to jointly advance offshore wind development off Guangdong province in China’s southeast, said a statement.The partners aim to “provide equipment and services of high quality and reliability, and

    Wind  rechargenews.com 10 Mar 11:45 GMT Global Mediator

    It's all about the market as EU package is the talk of solar summit

    DISPATCHES | PV often took a back seat at the SolarPower Europe Summit in Brussels as delegates debated the challenges of the energy transition

    Transition  rechargenews.com 10 Mar 10:23 GMT Global Mediator

    Shell to spend $1bn a year on renewables, says CEO

    Wind  rechargenews.com 10 Mar 08:40 GMT Global Mediator

    US to install 35GW of wind by 2020: Navigant

    Wind  rechargenews.com 09 Mar 20:55 GMT Global Mediator

    Floating wind flagship Kincardine gets Scottish green-light

    Wind  rechargenews.com 09 Mar 16:44 GMT Global Mediator

    Mortenson wins EPC deal for Xcel's 600MW Rush Creek

    Wind  rechargenews.com 09 Mar 14:28 GMT Global Mediator

    New-gen mooring lines could cut cost of floating wind

    Wind  rechargenews.com 09 Mar 13:27 GMT Global Mediator

    Scottish Renewables chief Niall Stuart to step down

    Wind  rechargenews.com 09 Mar 10:45 GMT Global Mediator

    Report highlights role of women leading global wind growth

    Wind  rechargenews.com 09 Mar 10:22 GMT Global Mediator

    Blue Circle starts work on Vietnam wind farm using Gamesa turbines

    Wind  rechargenews.com 09 Mar 09:04 GMT Global Mediator

    Offshore wind feels the lure of the Baltic

    IN DEPTH | The surprisingly low price of the Kriegers Flak project may lead to a surge in offshore projects across the Baltic Sea, writes Bernd Radowitz in Tallinn

    Wind  rechargenews.com 09 Mar 08:24 GMT Global Mediator

    Shell decides not to bid in North Carolina offshore auction

    Wind  rechargenews.com 08 Mar 23:22 GMT Global Mediator

    Algonquin readies 700MW US push with PTC-eligible turbines

    Wind  rechargenews.com 08 Mar 20:08 GMT Global Mediator

    Union fears Senvion may close two German factories

    Wind  rechargenews.com 08 Mar 16:53 GMT Global Mediator

    UK renewables left to wait and see as government scraps LCF

    Wind  rechargenews.com 08 Mar 16:33 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Nordex enjoys US order lift as Chapman Ranch takes shape

    Wind  rechargenews.com 08 Mar 16:06 GMT Global Mediator

    Aquila adds to Nordics bag with Ykspihlaja

    Wind  rechargenews.com 08 Mar 15:22 GMT Global Mediator

    'We see difficult moments in Brazil, but good long-term opportunities'

    FIVE MINUTES | Pablo Pulpeiro, Brazil manager of Nordex/Acciona, on the new realities facing turbine OEMs there

    Wind  rechargenews.com 08 Mar 13:32 GMT Global Mediator

    Germany launches 800MW onshore wind tender

    Wind  rechargenews.com 08 Mar 12:40 GMT Global Mediator