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Xcel Energy expands US plans

UNITED STATES: Xcel Energy has broadened its US expansion plans to 11 new wind projects across seven states, totalling 3.38GW in capacity.

Europe's repowering drive stuck in bottom gear

EUROPE: Once seen as a substantial sector for growth, the increasing shift towards competitive tendering and a lack of political goodwill is forcing repowering projects to compete against new build for fewer available contracts across Europe.

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E.on in $300 million dispute over terminated PPA

UNITED STATES: German utility E.on is fighting publicly over a lucrative power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output from its 200.1MW Papalote Creek II project in Texas.

Yieldco slump raises questions over future profits

ANALYSIS: A precipitous drop in share prices over the past three months is raising questions over the long-term viability of yieldcos as a way to raise capital for renewable energy infrastructure.

EDF and RES among Ontario bidders

CANADA: Ontario's first competitive renewable energy procurement since cancelling its feed-in tariff programme for large-scale projects in 2013 attracted bids from a strong lineup of leading international and Canadian wind energy developers.

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AWEA Windpower 2015 - Day Two

UNITED STATES: Day two of the annual wind industry gathering featured discussions on the future worth of the PTC, trends in finance and maintenance, and plans from Vestas and Acciona in the US.

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