WORLDWIDE: Feed-in-tariffs played a big role in establishing wind power as a viable player in the electricity generation mix, but markets are looking for new pricing mechanisms, with competitive tendering through auctions becoming more popular.
UK: Maersk Training has partnered with turbine manufacturer MHI-Vestas to establish an advanced training course for the offshore wind sector.
EUROPE: Analyst firm Make Consult believes the European market will increase by 8.7% in 2015 as policy changes lead to a rush in installations.
UNITED STATES: Project service providers UpWind Solutions and Romo Wind have formed a strategic partnership in the US to make Romo's technology available in North America for the first time.
PORTUGAL: EDPR, Portugal's biggest wind operator, will acquire licences and interconnection rights to a 216.4MW of undeveloped wind capacity from the Ventinveste consortium for around €17 million.
BRAZIL: Industrial conglomerate Votorantim Energia has placed an order with Gamesa to supply turbines to projects in Piaui, east Brazil.
TAIWAN: A2Sea has won the contract to install foundations and turbines at the 8MW first phase of the Formosa 1 project, off the coast of Taiwan.
UK: Newly released detail from the government reveals that developers seeking the Renewables Obligation (RO) subsidy and that demonstrate difficulty in securing finance will be eligible for an extended grace period to complete their projects.
GERMANY: EWEA and WindEnergy Hamburg will join up in September 2016 to host one annual wind energy conference and exhibition.
UNITED STATES: California approved an aggressive new 50% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) on 7 October, which is expected to boost the state's wind power by a surprisingly large range of 11GW to 21GW by 2030.
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|Project||Country||Capacity||Developer||Turbine||Online year||Date reported|
|Ventos de Sao Vicente||Brazil||196MW||Votorantim||Gamesa G114-2MW||2018||07/10/2015|
|Beinneun||UK||108.8MW||Blue Energy||Senvion 3.4M114||2016||06/10/2015|
|Beluguppa||India||100.8MW||Orange Renewable||Suzlon S111 2.1MW||2016||06/10/2015|
|Frodsham||UK||50.35MW||Peel Energy / Belltown Power||Nordex N90/2650||2016||01/10/2015|
|Grant||USA||150MW||Apex Clean Energy||Siemens SWT-2.3-108||2016||30/09/2015|
|Had Kanghan||Thailand||126MW||Energy Absolute PCL||Vestas V110-1.8MW||2016||30/09/2015|
|Simo III||Finland||93MW||TuuliWatti Oy||Vestas V126-3.45MW||2016||30/09/2015|
|Al-Shaqaya||Kuwait||10MW||Elecnor / Alghanim||Gamesa G97-2MW||2016||29/09/2015|
|Sanida Kelaki||Cyprus||10MW||Aeoliki Akti||Gamesa G114-2MW||2016||29/09/2015|
|Datca||Turkey||12.5MW||Kazanci Holding||Gamesa G114-2.5MW||2016||29/09/2015|
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