Recent Wind

First Minister Officially Opens ScottishPower Renewables’ New Operations Centre at Whitelee that controls nearly 1000 turbines

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined Iberdrola and ScottishPower Chairman Ignacio Galan to officially open a new £1million operations centre at Whitelee Windfarm, which monitors over 900 wind turbines that powered over 740,000 homes last year. The state-of-the-art facility can remotely oversee all of ScottishPower Renewables’ windfarm developments, currently 31 operational sites. Operators continuously monitor the […]

Subsidies for wind power fourteen times less than people think

A new survey by OnePoll, commissioned by RenewableUK, reveals that the UK public think that subsidies for wind power are over fourteen times the amount they actually are. OnePoll questioned 2,000 UK adults and found that the average estimate was £259 from a typical £1,300 annual domestic dual-fuel energy bill. In fact, subsidies for wind […]

East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm secures 714MW contract

ScottishPower Renewables set to buy Vattenfall shareholding in project ScottishPower Renewables has hailed a major breakthrough in efforts to reduce the costs of offshore wind after the East Anglia ONE project successfully secured a Contract for Difference (CfD) in the completive competitive auction process run by the UK Government. The successful bid was announced today […]

Energy Department Names Two Colorado-based Electric Cooperatives as Wind Cooperatives of the Year for 2014

The Energy Department and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today recognized the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) and San Isabel Electric Association (San Isabel) of Colorado as the 2014 WINDExchange Wind Cooperatives of the Year. The awards were presented at the NRECA TechAdvantage Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida, to honor electric […]

NREL Researchers Advance Wind Energy Systems Engineering

In recent years, researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been making progress in multiple avenues of wind systems engineering. This includes the study of how to integrate wind energy engineering and cost models across wind plants, finding the important interactions between various subsystems to achieve a better understanding of how to improve […]

Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

On February 20, 2015 EERE’s Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs.” This funding will support the research and development of technological innovations to improve the manufacturing, transportation, and assembly of wind turbine blades longer than […]

Vestas wins 33 MW order for V126-3.3 MW turbines in Sweden

OX2 orders 10 V126-3.3 MW turbines for a wind power plant in northern Sweden Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 10 V126-3.3 MW turbines for the Maevaara 2 wind power plant. The order also includes the first Vestas De-icing System for the V126-3.3 MW. The order was placed by Nordic renewable energy […]

BlackRock announces Infrastructure Partnership with EDF Renewable Energy

A fund managed by BlackRock’s Infrastructure Investment Group (“BlackRock Infrastructure”) has purchased a 50% interest in the 200 megawatt (MW) Hereford Wind Project (“Hereford Project”), located in Deaf Smith County, Texas from EDF Renewable Energy. BlackRock and EDF Renewable Energy have also signed agreements to enter into similar partnerships on the Longhorn (200 MW) and […]

EDF Renewable Services wins O&M Contract for Stephens Ranch Wind Project

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS), the leading provider of renewable O&M Services in North America, announced today it has entered into a contract with Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC (Starwood Energy), a private equity investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, to provide operations and maintenance for their Stephens Ranch Wind Energy Project (Phase I). The […]

Iberdrola Records €2,327 Million Net Profit In 2014, Driven By International Business

Total shareholder return in 2014 was 30.1%, ahead of the company’s principal European competitors and the relevant indices (Ibex 35 and Eurostoxx Utilities) IBERDROLA RECORDS €2,327 MILLION NET PROFIT IN 2014, DRIVEN BY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Ebitda was 3.1% higher at €6,965 million with performance in the UK, US, Brazil and Mexico compensating a 7.4% drop […]