Windpower Monthly: AUGUST 2016

Top Features

Dong wins Borssele tender at €72.70/MWh

Dong wins Borssele tender at €72.70/MWh

NETHERLANDS: Dong Energy has placed a winning bid of €72.70/MWh to build the 700MW Borssele I and II offshore wind projects in the Netherlands following a competitive tender.

Wind's retiring champion

UK: From designing vertical-axis-turbines to developing wind farms and shaping policy, industry veteran and outgoing RES chief Ian Mays has seen many changes in the wind industry.

Crisis management

WORLDWIDE: Knowing what to do in an emergency - and working to prevent it from happening in the first place - is a legal requirement for offshore wind staff and could save lives.

Only visibility and volume can deliver cost cuts

FRANCE: France claims to have learned from the first two offshore tender rounds and has changed the system for the next one.

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Analysis

How Vestas won the Midwest

UNITED STATES: A well-proven, competitively priced turbine and a strategic service agreement gave Vestas the edge over its rivals to win a 2GW deal with MidAmerican.

Study paves way for North American integration

CANADA: Canada can reliably and cost-effectively get more than one third of its electricity from wind energy, according to a new integration study.

First-round FIT projects in Egypt at risk

EGYPT: Concern is growing among developers and investors over how Egypt is handling its first feed-in tariff (FIT) tender, with questions raised over the government's motives.

Comment

Comment: Offshore wind's new benchmark

WORLDWIDE: Jatin Sharma of insurance underwriters GCube gave a fascinating presentation at last year's RenewableUK offshore wind conference.

Viewpoint: Offshore industry will ride through the storm

EUROPE: The consequences of the UK's decision to vote to leave the European Union has sent a cold front across the political, economic and business worlds.

Backpage: The last word in wind - August 2016

WORLDWIDE: Mickey Mouse rules in Germany; flights of fancy; ancillary facts and figures; and JP Morgan comments on the UK's EU referendum result.

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