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Projects announced

CHINA: Ningxia Development and Reform Commission has granted approval to Ningxia Yinxing Energy and its subsidiary, Ningxia Yinyi Wind Power, to build two wind farms in Ningxia.

UNITED STATES: CapX2020, a group of 11 utility companies, has proposed a 10.6-mile transmission line from Brookings, South Dakota to Hampton, Minnesota.

UK: An independent survey of 500 residents in Stroud District in Gloucestershire, England has shown strong support for Ecotricity’s proposal for four wind turbines in Berkley Vale.

INDIA: Suzlon Energy Ltd. has secured a contract from the Vedanta Group company Hindustan Zinc Ltd. to set up, operate and maintain 150MW of wind power projects in India with a total investment of 8.65 billion rupees (US$191 million).

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Project planning

CHINA: GD Power Development Co said its Shandong New Energy Co subsidiary has won preliminary state approval to build two wind farms in East China's Shandong province with combined capacity of 400 MW.

CANADA: The provincial government of Ontario is delaying progress at the Wolfe Island Shoals offshore wind farm by its failure to act on regulatory issues, according to Windstream Energy.

ITALY: In December 2010, Italian prosecutors seized the 27.5 MW Serre wind farm over alleged planning irregularities.

NETHERLANDS: A dutch court has supported the Infrastructure minister's decision not to grant Eneco licence to install 238 wind turbines in the North Sea.

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Project supply contracts

ROMANIA: ABB has won a turnkey contract worth $24 million to build a new substation to receive and transform power from a 700 MW wind farm and connect it into the national transmission grid.

BELGIUM: Nine groups have filed their candidancy to build a 55-turbine wind farm on the left bank of the Scheldt in the Antwerp harbour.

SOUTH KOREA: American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) has secured an initial US$10 million order for wind turbine electrical control systems from South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.

URUGUAY: The Uruguayan state electricity authority, La Administración Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Eléctricas (UTE), has announced its intention to hold a new tender for 150 MW of new wind capacity.

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Wind Finance

SWEDEN: HgCapital have signed agreements with the developer NV Nordisk Vindkraft AB, a subsidiary of RES group, for the sale, construction and financing of the Åmliden wind farm in Malå Municipality, Västerbotten.

CANADA: Nova Scotia Power customers have been asked to pay for an untendered C$25 million construction contract, along with a C$1 million bonus, to an affiliate of its parent company, Emera Inc.

BRAZIL: Renova Energia has been rewarded a financing line of 589 million reais (US$576 million) from Brazil's national development bank BNDES to install 294MW of wind capacity in Brazil.

CHINA: Sinovel Wind Group plans to raise up to 9.46 billion yuan (US$ 1.44 billion) from an initial public offering ahead of a listing in Shanghai.

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