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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.

United Kingdom - Long-awaited reform disappoints on prices

United Kingdom - Long-awaited reform disappoints on prices

UK: The prospects for wind power in the UK, in the short term at least, look reasonably promising.

Dong widens its net to hit 2020 offshore goal

Dong widens its net to hit 2020 offshore goal

EUROPE: While some utilities are pulling back from offshore investment, scared off by policy uncertainty and high costs, Danish power company Dong Energy is driving ahead.

Analysis: Price-coupling fails to pass wind benefits to UK

Analysis: Price-coupling fails to pass wind benefits to UK

EUROPE: Strong winds in Germany on 16 February 2014 led to plummeting wholesale electricity spot market prices on the German/French spot electricity exchange, giving just EUR 14.5-17.9/MWh for the German region and EUR 20.0-20.7/MWh for France.


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United Kingdom - Gearing up for a busy year amid regulatory change

UNITED KINGDOM: This year will be a busy one for the UK wind industry, with onshore developers striving to ensure that projects are operational ahead of changes to the renewables' incentive scheme next year. Offshore, manufacturers will be pinning down locations for factories and distribution centres ahead of the massive demand expected from developers involved in the UK's next wave of offshore projects - Round 3.