Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Northeast Wind Action; What Will Drive Renewables Demand?

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Corporate Purchasers vs. State Mandates: What Will Drive Renewables Demand?
March 14, 2017
New market entrants, including corporate purchasers, are now primary drivers of renewable energy demand in the U.S., says a new Moody's report. [Read More]
BOEM Announces Offshore Wind Action In The Northeast
March 13, 2017
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) says it has received unsolicited lease requests from two companies looking to develop wind projects offshore New York and Massachusetts. The requests, which are for areas on the [Read More]
 
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Wind Turbine Goes Down In Snowy Rhode Island
by Betsy Lillian, Mar 14, 2017
Strong winds accompanying the snowstorm pummeling the Northeast took down a wind turbine in Narragansett, R.I., today. According to a post on the Narragansett Emergency Management Agency's Twitter page, the turbine fell in Point Judith during some pretty intense winds: [Read More]
Wind, Solar & Other Groups To Congress: Expand U.S. Electrical Infrastructure
March 14, 2017
A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers is calling on Congress to streamline the expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure, as well as include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure [Read More]
 
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Citing 'Difficult Environment,' Senvion To Cut 780 Jobs
March 13, 2017
Germany-based wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has presented what it calls an "extensive program for the future," an initiative that will lead to a reduction of approximately 780 jobs. According to Senvion, the initiative will identify excess costs across the entire [Read More]
Gamesa-Siemens Merger Gets Green Light From European Commission
March 13, 2017
The European Commission has officially cleared the acquisition of Gamesa by Siemens. Considering a number of "credible competitors" would remain in both the onshore and the offshore wind markets, the institution has found that the transaction "raises no competitive concerns." [Read More]
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E.ON Shakes Up Executive Roles
March 13, 2017
E.ON has announced a couple executive changes within its businesses: Michael Lewis has been named CEO of E.ON U.K., Marc Hoffman will become CEO of customer solutions and country chairman for Sweden, and Anja Dotzenrath has been appointed CEO of [Read More]
Quebec Renewables Developer Boralex Names Chairman Of The Board
March 10, 2017
Quebec-based Boralex Inc., a developer, builder and operator of renewable energy facilities in Canada, France and the U.S., has named a new chairman of the board, Alain Rheaume. Rheaume succeeds Robert F. Hall, who has resigned as director and chairman [Read More]
Certex Opens New U.K. Facility To Support Offshore And Onshore Wind
March 10, 2017
Certex U.K., a supplier to the global wind market, has expanded its renewables and lifting operations in the Humber, England, region by opening a new office and workshop in Hull. The new facility is fundamental to the company's plans to [Read More]
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Siemens' New Low-Wind Turbine Enters Prototype Testing Phase
March 14, 2017
Siemens Wind Power's new direct-drive, low-wind turbine has now reached the prototype testing stage. The onshore model, SWT-3.15-142, which has a rotor diameter of 142 meters, successfully passed prototype approval and is now installed at the Drantum test site in [Read More]
Vattenfall Bringing BMW Battery Storage To Wind Farms
March 14, 2017
European energy company Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries for 2017. The batteries will be deployed for storage projects at Vattenfall wind farms. Vattenfall will purchase the batteries [Read More]
Nordex Grabs Another Order For Cold-Climate Wind Turbines
March 14, 2017
ABO Wind, an international developer headquartered in Germany, has placed another order with Nordex for a wind project in Finland. Following the customer's nine-turbine order in November, the new order comprises three N131/3000s for the Muntila wind project, located in [Read More]
SANY, Star Energy Plan 1 GW Of North American Wind
March 13, 2017
Ralls Corp., an affiliate of China-based SANY Group Co. Ltd., has formed a partnership with Star Wind LLC, a subsidiary of Indiana-based Star Energy Holdings LLC, to develop, own and operate 1 GW worth of wind projects in North America. [Read More]

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