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Windpower Top 30 - utilities and developers

WORLDWIDE: Next month, Windpower Monthly brings out its top 30 list of the most influential people in the wind industry; this week we look at the developers and utilities.

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.

BP to pull out of US wind power

UNITED STATES: BP has announced it is putting its wind division, including around 2.6GW of projects, up for sale so it can focus on oil and gas.

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).

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