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UK's CfD budget increased
Gamesa wins 231MW Brazil order
Uruguay aims for 1.2GW by 2015
Sumitomo buys into Belgian offshore projects
  • UK's CfD budget increased

    UK: The government has increased the yearly budget available to renewable energy projects competing in the first contracts for difference (CfD) financing round to £300 million (EUR 384 million).

  • Gamesa wins 231MW Brazil order

    BRAZIL: Gamesa has won a contract to supply 231MW of its turbines for installation on nine Brazilian wind projects being developed by CPFL Renováveis.

  • Uruguay aims for 1.2GW by 2015

    URUGUAY: Uruguay has released a report outlining plans to take its capacity to 1.2GW by 2015, more than four times the figure initially forecast.

  • Sumitomo buys into Belgian offshore projects

    BELGIUM: Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corporation has bought minority stakes in two Belgian offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 381MW.

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Policy and market setup stall growth potential in Alberta

Policy and market setup stall growth potential in Alberta

CANADA: With its growing electricity demand, good resources and ageing coal-plant fleet, Alberta is ideally placed to become Canada's next big wind market. But a lack of long-term contracts and political support means developers and investors are holding off

Curtailment solutions boost confidence in China

Curtailment solutions boost confidence in China

CHINA: As China continues to outstrip the rest of the world in the growth rate of its wind capacity, high investment in infrastructure to address curtailment problems is supporting wind developers' ambitious growth plans. Offshore, things are looking less rosy.

Canada moves up to sixth place in global rankings

Canada moves up to sixth place in global rankings

CANADA: Having installed more than 700MW by September, and expected to more than double that by the end of 2014, Canada has overtaken France and Italy for installed capacity.

Canada looks to US for wind growth

Canada looks to US for wind growth

CANADA: As the US seeks to limit carbon emissions, Canada's combination of wind and hydro power could enable it to supply clean electricity to the north-east states. But Canada's fragmented energy markets need to work closer together to take advantage of the opportunity.


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ProjectCountryMWDeveloperTurbineOnline yearDate reported
Puuska II Finland 16.5MW Rajakiiri Oy Vestas V112-3.3MW 2015 25/09/2014
Kavital India 50MW Hero Future Energies Gamesa G97-2MW 2015 25/09/2014
Gunga India 40MW Hero Future Energies Gamesa G97-2MW 2015 25/09/2014
Karwice Poland 40MW PGE Energia Natury GE 2.5-100 2015 24/09/2014
Los Vientos V USA 110MW Duke Energy Renewables Vestas V110 2MW 2015 24/09/2014
Akhfennir II Morocco 95.2MW Energie Eolienne du Maroc GE 1.7-100 2016 23/09/2014
Talinay Poniente Chile 61MW Enel Green Power Vestas V90-2MW 2015 19/09/2014
Ingenio Mexico 49.5MW Acciona Acciona AW77-1.5MW 2015 12/09/2014
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