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Finavera Wind Energy Sells Remaining 10% Equity Interest in 105 Megawatt Cloosh Valley Wind Project to SSE Renewables for €2.1 million

Finavera Wind Energy Sells Remaining 10% Equity Interest in 105 Megawatt Cloosh Valley Wind Project to SSE Renewables for €2.1 million Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (“Finavera” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: FVR) is pleased to announce that it has completed a series of agreements for the sale of its 10% equity interest in the 105 megawatt […]

RenewableUk responds to Wind Turbine Fire Research

RenewableUK is responding to research into fire protection conducted by academics from Imperial College London, entitled “Overview of Problems and Solutions in Fire Protection Engineering of Wind Turbines”. The report aims to look into incidences of fire within wind turbines, highlighting that the main cause is lightning strikes. The authors conclude: “There is very little […]

New Task Force created in Wind Energy Sector

An approach that will confirm the benefit of further developing the industry, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased by the Quebec government’s announcement today of the creation of a task force in the wind energy sector. CanWEA is confident this initiative will serve to strengthen […]

Turbines Delivered On Schedule At Coal Clough Windfarm Repowering

ScottishPower Renewables is set to take delivery of eight new wind turbines at Coal Clough Windfarm, near Burnley, as the repowering project moves forward on schedule. The company is replacing 24 wind turbines installed in 1992, with eight modern turbines, which will increase the total generating capacity of the windfarm from 9.6 megawatts to 16 […]

Alterra Power’s Dokie 1 Wind Farm in Proximity to Mount McAllister Forest Fire

Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY) announces that the Mount McAllister forest fire, approximately 56 km west of Chetwynd, British Columbia is near Alterra’s Dokie 1 wind farm. The fire has not entered the project area, but project operations have been temporarily discontinued. All personnel have left the project area except for a small group performing […]

ACCIONA Energía puts its first wind farm in Costa Rica into service

The 49.5 MW Chiripa facility has thirty-three 1.5 MW turbines of ACCIONA Windpower technology. Local partner Ecoenergía has a 35% capital share in the project development company. ACCIONA Energía has put the 49.5 MW Chiripa wind farm into commercial service, the company’s first in Costa The installation, owned by a consortium in which ACCIONA […]

Iberdrola completes First Renewable Energies Project in South Africa

Three contracts valued at €273 million The company has commissioned a capacity of 200 megawatts (MW), enough to supply electricity to 150,000 South African households and avoid the emission of some 300,000 tonnes of CO2 per year This initiative is the most ambitious carried out by IBERDROLA in Africa to date, including the construction of […]

Platte River Power Authority Board Approves Wind Energy Purchase

Today Platte River Power Authority’s Board of Directors approved the purchase of 28 MW of additional wind energy from the Spring Canyon Energy Center (Spring Canyon) in Logan County, Colorado. Platte River contracted with an affiliate of Invenergy Wind LLC (Invenergy) in May of 2013 to purchase 32 MW from the second phase of Spring […]

CanWEA Clarifies True Source Of Canadian Wind Success

GlobalData: “Policies set by federal and state governments in the U.S. and Canada are driving the growth of renewable power generation and maintaining the countries’ status as global leaders in this industry.” Tom Levy: With the exception of a long-standing government of Canada accelerated capital cost allowance program, the only major federal support program for […]

EDF EN Canada and Enbridge Dedicate the 300 megawatt Blackspring Ridge Wind Project

EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) dedicated the 300 megawatt (MW) Blackspring Ridge Wind Project today. Located in Vulcan County, Alberta, the project is the largest investment in wind energy in Western Canada. EDF EN Canada and Enbridge officials joined Alberta Energy Minister Diana McQueen, Derrick […]