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Analysis: Texas considers passing on transmission costs

Analysis: Texas considers passing on transmission costs

UNITED STATES: Texas regulators will study whether the state's wind power operators should bear some transmission costs currently paid mostly by consumers state-wide. The state's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted in July to assess the issue with a view to possible action.

EDF acquires 175MW Pilot Hill

EDF acquires 175MW Pilot Hill

UNITED STATES: EDF Renewable Energy has completed the acquisition of a 96% stake in the 175MW Pilot Hill wind project in Illinois from Orion Energy Group.

Do PPAs still offer the best deal for wind?

Do PPAs still offer the best deal for wind?

WORLDWIDE: Signing a power purchase agreement used to be the best way to secure finance for wind projects across the globe, but in today's uncertain climate their long duration and fixed costs can damage suppliers' credit ratings.

UK wind provides 60% of renewable energy in Q1

UK wind provides 60% of renewable energy in Q1

UK: Figures from the government's Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) show that more than 60% of the UK's renewable energy came from wind projects in the first quarter of 2014.


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