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NRG completes Alta Wind purchase

UNITED STATES: NRG Yield has completed its $870 million acquisition of 947MW of the Alta Wind facility in California from Terra Gen Power.

A lifetime service regime for your wind assets

WORLDWIDE: How to maximise output, efficiency and lifespan of wind projects is high on any operator's list of priorities. Whether you use in-house maintenance staff or look to the fiercely competitive market for service contracts depends on a number of factors.

Wind companies ready to brave the capital markets

WORLDWIDE: Following a number of initial public offerings in the wind sector on both sides of the Atlantic last year, are we likely to see a host of companies following suit in search of low cost capital?

Finding new markets in the Americas

NORTH AMERICA: Data compiled by Windpower Intelligence shows more than 20GW of projects in the US pipeline with sites acquired, compared with 7GW in the much-smaller Canadian market.

PTC brings first signs of revival to US market

UNITED STATES: There are signs that last month's extension of the production tax credit (PTC) is providing a much-needed boost to the US wind sector following new project announcements and request for proposals (RFP).

Vandals hit Ontario project after birds nest removal

CANADA: Vandals caused C$60,000 damage to a wind turbine under construction at Nextera Energy Canada's 124MW Summerhaven wind farm in Ontario, the scene of a protest two weeks ago over the removal of a bald eagle nest to make way for an access road.

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