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Windpower Daily 18th September 2014

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Analysis: Coal and nuclear on Google AWC offshore line
UNITED STATES: The first leg of the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC), designed to facilitate a growth in US offshore, could initially transmit electricity generated from coal and nuclear plants.
  Analysis: Coal and nuclear on Google AWC offshore line
 
Younicos 5MW battery grid connected
GERMANY: A 5MW lithium-ion battery storage unit designed by Younicos has been connected to the German grid.
  Younicos 5MW battery grid connected
 
Analysis: China moves to buy European wind capacity
SPAIN: Gamesa's deal to sell its 28MW Barchin project to Chinese utility China Huadian not only marks the first Spanish project sale in two years, it hints at a possible revival in sales of existing capacity.
  Analysis: China moves to buy European wind capacity
 
GE study finds wind could stabilise US grid
UNITED STATES: A report from GE Energy Consulting has found that modern wind turbines could "substantially enhance" the resilience of the US Eastern Interconnection grid.
  GE study finds wind could stabilise US grid
 
Hyosung certifies 5MW turbine
SOUTH KOREA: Hyosung has had its 5MW Aerodyn-designed offshore turbine certified by German certification firm DEWI-OCC.
  Hyosung certifies 5MW turbine
 

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Analysis: Doubt over renewables target hits investor confidence
AUSTRALIA: The two recommendations made by a review into Australia's renewable energy target (RET) programme would be disastrous for the country's wind sector, industry professionals claim.
  Analysis: Doubt over renewables target hits investor confidence
 
Question of the Week: The challenge for wind recruitment
This week, Windpower Monthly has spoken to US turbine manufacturer GE, and recruitment consultants Allen and Yorke, and EarthStream to discuss the biggest challenges in recruitment facing the wind industry.
  Question of the Week: The challenge for wind recruitment
 
How would wind fare in an independent Scotland?
UK: With much of the UK's onshore capacity and pipeline located in Scotland, a vote in favour of a Scottish break-away next month will affect electricity prices, suppliers and project developers on both sides of the border.
  How would wind fare in an independent Scotland?
 
Question of the Week: Stiesdal, DNV GL and PMSS on recent advances in wind?
This week Windpower Monthly asks Henrik Stiesdal of Siemens, Tony Mercer of DNV GL and Alan Chivers of TUV SUD PMSS where the industry has made the most significant leaps forward in recent times.
  Question of the Week: Stiesdal, DNV GL and PMSS on recent advances in wind?
 
On Reflection: Designing within the environmental envelope
UNITED KINGDOM: The viability of the offshore wind sector and the meeting of 2020 renewables targets both depend on having a healthy pool of consented projects. But a poor understanding of the impact of offshore turbine design on wildlife makes consent a complex issue.
  On Reflection: Designing within the environmental envelope
 
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