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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 renewables profits increase in "very challenging" third quarter

GE renewables profits increase in "very challenging" third quarter

UNITED STATES: General Electric reported quarterly profits in its renewable energy division were up 27% year-on-year, while revenues were 5% higher than 12 months previously.

Amazon Texas project goes online

Amazon Texas project goes online

UNITED STATES: The wind farm providing Amazon with its largest power purchase agreement (PPA) to date has been commissioned.

Apple and GE to launch Predix on iOS

Apple and GE to launch Predix on iOS

UNITED STATES: Apple and GE are publishing a software development kit next week that will allow operators to customise apps capable of tracking GE's industrial equipment remotely.

Dominion Energy seeks 300MW of wind or solar

Dominion Energy seeks 300MW of wind or solar

UNITED STATES: Utility Dominion Energy Virginia (DEV) has issued a request for proposals (RfP) to source 300MW of solar or wind generation.

Enel sells shares in Oklahoma site

Enel sells shares in Oklahoma site

UNITED STATES: Enel has signed a tax equity agreement with Goldman Sachs and GE Financial Services (GEFS) worth approximately $330 million for the 298MW Thunder Ranch site in Oklahoma.

Alliant Energy firm to build 300MW Iowa project

Alliant Energy firm to build 300MW Iowa project

UNITED STATES: An Alliant Energy subsidiary will build the 302.5MW Upland Prairie wind farm in Iowa next spring after buying the site from developer Apex Clean Energy, the utility announced.


Analysis

Wyoming 3GW needs HVDC line, but will California buy power?

UNITED STATES: Construction of the 730-mile TransWest Express (TWE) transmission project could start in 2019, if all permits are secured and there is enough electricity demand in California.

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.