Recent Wind

Ontario procuring 300 MW of wind energy under new competitive process

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) applauds the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) launch of a 565 MW renewable energy request for proposals (RFP) of which 300 MW will be dedicated to wind energy. This is the first of three RFPs under IESO’s Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) competitive process that supports Ontario’s targeted goal of […]

Offshore wind industry can compete with gas and coal within a decade

The European offshore wind industry must shed 26% of outlays to reach cost-competitiveness with conventional forms of energy by 2023, according to a study by EY. The report states that the industry must significantly reduce costs over the next five years through a number of key actions, outlining where savings can be found. These include […]

Vestas receives 50 MW order for wind power plant in Germany

CPC Germania orders 15 units of the V112-3.3 MW turbine for the Hüselitz wind project in eastern Germany. Vestas is pleased to announce a firm and unconditional order for the Hüselitz wind power plant in eastern Germany that includes an option for an additional 19 turbines. Hüselitz will be located in Saxony-Anhalt. Turbine delivery is […]

New report calls for reform of Government support for small and medium wind

A new report published today by RenewableUK calls on the Government to make urgent changes to the Feed-in Tariff – the system designed to support smaller-scale renewable energy generation in the UK. The appeal comes in RenewableUK’s ‘Small and Medium Wind UK Market Report’, which provides an annual update on the industry’s progress through a […]

Acciona Windpower inaugurates the First Concrete Tower Production Plant in Mexico

The facility, which has created 300 jobs, supplies concrete segments for a 252 MW wind power project, the biggest undertaken by ACCIONA using this tower technology. ACCIONA Windpower, the ACCIONA Group subsidiary that designs, manufactures and markets wind turbines, has set up the first operational plant in Mexico for the production of concrete towers for […]

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 […]

NaiKun Wind Releases First Quarter Financial Results

NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. (TSX-Venture: NKW) (the “Company” or “NaiKun Wind”) today announced its financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2014, a fiscal period in which the Company continued to explore ways to forward the NaiKun Wind Project while controlling its costs. A substantial restructuring was undertaken in the third quarter […]

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 […]