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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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Avangrid wins North Carolina auction

Avangrid wins North Carolina auction

UNITED STATES: Iberdrola's US subsidiary has placed a winning bid of $9 million to obtain the development licence for the Kitty Hawk area off North Carolina.

Xcel Energy to invest $2.5bn in northern US

Xcel Energy to invest $2.5bn in northern US

UNITED STATES: Developer Xcel Energy has pledged to support the development of 1.55GW of new wind capacity in four northern US states, as signs of a boom in the US continue.

Three unsolicited bids for US offshore sites

Three unsolicited bids for US offshore sites

UNITED STATES: Interest in developing offshore wind off Massachusetts and New York state is escalating, with the Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM) receiving three unsolicited requests for permits.

US set for major jobs growth

US set for major jobs growth

UNITED STATES: The expected addition of 35GW of new wind energy in the US to 2020 will drive 248,000 jobs and $85 billion in economic activity, numbers that many industry participants hope will help endear the sector to a famously antagonistic president.

Brookfield takes on Terraform yieldcos

Brookfield takes on Terraform yieldcos

UNITED STATES: Canada's Brookfield Asset Management will take control of SunEdison's two yieldcos, marking the culmination of efforts by the companies to untangle themselves from their bankrupt parent.

Virginia approves first wind project

Virginia approves first wind project

UNITED STATES: Authorities in Virginia have approved an up-to-80MW project, in what is set to become the state's first wind site.


Analysis

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.

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.