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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

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    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

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    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

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    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