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Moventas - expanding in the US and delaying in UK

Moventas - expanding in the US and delaying in UK

UK: Moventas has said that its proposed expansion in the UK, including the construction of a factory, will be put on hold until the offshore market in the country recovers, but said is looking to expand in the US.

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North Carolina urged to embrace offshore wind

North Carolina urged to embrace offshore wind

UNITED STATES: Fifty conservation groups, elected officials, and local businesses have written to the Governor of North Carolina, urging him to ramp up efforts to capture the state's "immense" offshore wind resources.

Goldwind Americas wins 60MW multi-project deal

Goldwind Americas wins 60MW multi-project deal

UNITED STATES: Developer One Energy has awarded Goldwind's US subsidiary a 60MW framework deal to supply turbines to a range of customers.

Pattern Energy earnings up 17%

Pattern Energy earnings up 17%

UNITED STATES: Developer Pattern Energy has reported an adjusted Ebitda of $91.9 million for the second quarter of 2017, a 17% increase compared to last year.

PacifiCorp plans 1GW repowering

PacifiCorp plans 1GW repowering

UNITED STATES: PacifiCorp has asked the Idaho Public Utilities Commission for permission to repower over 1GW of projects.

Vestas wins 148MW order in Texas

Vestas wins 148MW order in Texas

UNITED STATES: Vestas has won a 43-turbine order from Southern Power for the 148MW Cactus Flats project in Texas.

GE sues Vestas in patent dispute

GE sues Vestas in patent dispute

UNITED STATES: GE Renewable Energy has filed a patent dispute in California against Vestas, over zero voltage ride through (ZVRT) technology.


Analysis

Leaked DOE report shows grid coping well with more wind

UNITED STATES: Variable renewable resources are not a reliability risk for America's electricity grid, according to a leaked preliminary draft of a closely watched report for the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Investors fear 'Trump effect' on global wind energy costs

UNITED STATES: As the US wind industry races to complete projects before the PTC expires, concerns are growing over looming tax reforms and the threat of border tariffs.

Wind-hydro project looks to export power to New England

CANADA: Energy company Emera has launched a solicitation for wind and hydro supply to be delivered south to Massachusetts, a plan that will finally test the feasibility of what Canadian wind energy producers have long imagined could be an important new market opportunity.

Maryland governor unveils green package amid veto override bid

UNITED STATES: The governor of Maryland has revealed a package of environmental measures including funding for the renewables sector, but faces criticism from the green lobby over his veto for 2016's clean jobs bill.

Over-forecasting prompts call for changes in Miso system

UNITED STATES: Wind operators in the US Midwest may have been deliberately over-forecasting their production to increase the compensation they receive from the regional grid operator.

'The first thing we know is that we don't know'

UNITED STATES: Vague, if not downright contradictory, policy proposals leave the US wind-power industry unsure of the likely impact of a Donald Trump presidency on American energy generation.