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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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Missouri utility plans to add 700MW by 2020

Missouri utility plans to add 700MW by 2020

UNITED STATES: Local utility Ameren is planning to add at least 700MW of wind power in Missouri and its neighbouring states by 2020, it announced today.

General Motors signs 200MW power off-take deal

General Motors signs 200MW power off-take deal

UNITED STATES: General Motors (GM) is buying 200MW of output from two wind projects to power its manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Indiana.

Invenergy and EDF sign power deals with Kleenex-owner

Invenergy and EDF sign power deals with Kleenex-owner

UNITED STATES: Invenergy and EDF Renewable Energy have signed virtual power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 245MW with the corporation behind Andrex, Huggies and Kleenex.

UMaine floating platform design passes review

UMaine floating platform design passes review

UNITED STATES: Regulators have approved the design for the University of Maine's floating offshore wind platform demonstration.

Brewer Anheuser-Busch signs power deal with Enel

Brewer Anheuser-Busch signs power deal with Enel

UNITED STATES: The renewables arm of Italy's biggest utility company Enel will provide drinks conglomerate Anheuser-Busch with 51% of the power generated from its 298MW Thunder Ranch project in Oklahoma.

GE unveils 4.8MW turbine

GE unveils 4.8MW turbine

UNITED STATES: GE Renewable Energy has burst onto the 4MW onshore turbine market unveiling a 4.8MW machine, with a 158-metre rotor, one of the largest offered by any manufacturer.


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.

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.

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.

'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.