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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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Federal backing for 1.5GW site in Wyoming

Federal backing for 1.5GW site in Wyoming

UNITED STATES: Federal offices have awarded permits to a 1.5GW project in sourthern Wyoming, as state legislators propose a wind power purchase ban.

North Carolina auction date set

North Carolina auction date set

UNITED STATES: The US Department of Interior (DOI) has announced the next federal offshore wind lease auction will take place on 16 March, with nine companies qualified to bid.

Avangrid unmoved by North Carolina claims

Avangrid unmoved by North Carolina claims

UNITED STATES: Iberdrola's US subsidiary Avangrid Renewables has brushed aside efforts by politicians in North Carolina, who have reportedly asked the incoming Trump administration to stop the state's first wind project, despite the turbines having already been installed.

New York governor backs 2.4GW of offshore wind

New York governor backs 2.4GW of offshore wind

UNITED STATES: New York governor Andrew Cuomo has called for the 90MW South Fork project to proceed and committed to develop 2.4GW of offshore wind by 2030.

New transmission lines required to avoid curtailment

New transmission lines required to avoid curtailment

UNITED STATES: A new report from the Department of Energy (DOE) has found that if a small amount of transmission capacity can be added the US grid network, curtailment can be significantly reduced.

VIDEO: 15 months construction in four minutes

VIDEO: 15 months construction in four minutes

UNITED STATES: See how developer Xcel Energy installed the 200MW Courtenay wind project in North Dakota, completed in November 2016.


Analysis

'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.

Cheap imports hamper PTC boost for US supply chain

UNITED STATES: The US supply chain is a multi-billion dollar industry employing more than 21,000 people. Given the five-year production tax credit (PTC) bubble, the domestic sector is already operating at full tilt, and more production lines and shifts are already being added to existing factories.

Pattern Energy leads faint yieldco recovery

UNITED STATES: Pattern Energy's recent public offering of stock is a sign of recovery in the battered US yieldco market, although the sector still has some distance to go before it convinces investors of its long-term sustainability.

How Vestas won the Midwest

UNITED STATES: A well-proven, competitively priced turbine and a strategic service agreement gave Vestas the edge over its rivals to win a 2GW deal with MidAmerican.