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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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GE to supply first US hybrid site

GE to supply first US hybrid site

UNITED STATES: GE Renewable Energy has been awarded the turbine supply contract from Juhl Energy for a wind-solar hybrid project in Minnesota, the nation's first.

BP considers 400MW of partial-repowering

BP considers 400MW of partial-repowering

UNITED STATES: UK-based oil major BP said it secured the option to buy the required wind turbine components by the end of 2016 in time to qualify for the full $0.023/kWh production tax credit (PTC) to partially repower 400MW of its wind projects.

JDR Cables named preferred supplier in Maryland

JDR Cables named preferred supplier in Maryland

UNITED STATES: UK firm JDR Cables has been appointed preferred supplier by developer US Wind for its 750MW Maryland offshore wind project, if the site is permitted.

McEntee to lead GE servicing business

McEntee to lead GE servicing business

UNITED STATES: GE Renewable Energy has appointed a new onshore wind CEO, after naming Anne McEntee as vice president of its renewable energy services business.

US governors set out renewables bid to Trump

US governors set out renewables bid to Trump

UNITED STATES: A bi-partisan group of US governors has written to the new US president, setting out the case for renewable energy, calling for modernisation of the grid and supporting further offshore development.

Castrol acquires majority stake in Romax Insight

Castrol acquires majority stake in Romax Insight

UK: Lubricant giant Castrol has acquired a controlling stake in Romax Technology's Insight predictive maintenance business.


Analysis

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.

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.

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.

'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.

Industry fears for long-term health

UNITED STATES: Donald Trump's surprise win in the presidential election should have little immediate impact on the country's wind energy market, say industry leaders and market analysts.

Yieldcos consider all options for life after SunEdison

UNITED STATES: Institutional investors are likely to show the most interest as Terraform Power and Terraform Global, the two yieldcos controlled by bankrupt SunEdison, put themselves up for sale.