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Windpower Daily 11th December 2016

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Climate denier appointed to lead US environment agency
UNITED STATES: A known climate sceptic with close ties to the fossil fuel industry has been appointed by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA).
  Climate denier appointed to lead US environment agency
 
Gaelectric sells 230MW to CGN
IRELAND: Dublin-headquartered developer Gaelectric has sold its 230MW of wind assets on the island of Ireland to the European investment arm of China General Nuclear Power group (CGN).
  Gaelectric sells 230MW to CGN
 
RES granted permit for 420MW Australian project
AUSTRALIA: The Victorian state government has given the go-ahead for RES Australia's Murra Warra project, set to become one of the country's biggest.
  RES granted permit for 420MW Australian project
 
Hybrid microgrid pilot takes shape in Singapore
SINGAPORE: A microgrid project being built in Singapore, comprising renewables, energy storage and diesel generation, could have potential application across the tropics.
  Hybrid microgrid pilot takes shape in Singapore
 
US deals for Vestas and Nordex
UNITED STATES: European manufacturers Nordex and Vestas have announced new turbine supply deals in the US totalling 329MW.
  US deals for Vestas and Nordex
 
Top stories from the past five days
Google to be 100% renewables in 2017
UNITED STATES: Global technology firm Google has announced its operations will run on 100% renewable energy from 2017, a year ahead of schedule.
 
 
 
Statoil invests in US energy storage developer
UNITED STATES: Convergent Energy and Power, a US-based energy storage asset developer, has received a strategic investment from Statoil Energy Ventures, a corporate fund set up by Norwegian energy firm Statoil.
 
 
 
Vestas reaches new heights in China
CHINA: Vestas has been contracted by local developer and tower supplier Titan Wind Energy to install turbines with hub heights of 137-metres, set to be the tallest in China.
 
 
 
Envision acquires French portfolio
FRANCE: Envision Energy has acquired Velocita Energy Developments' French onshore wind portfolio, which includes a 500MW project pipeline.
 
 
 
Iran eyes renewables expansion
IRAN: In July 2015, when the nuclear deal was agreed with Iran and trade sanctions were lifted, there was a sudden increase in interest in development of renewables.
 
 
 

In-depth
Industry's concern over absence of binding national targets
EUROPE: The publication of the European Commission's (EC) 'Winter Package' of energy measures has raised questions over a lack of clear governance towards meeting renewable energy targets to 2030.
  Industry's concern over absence of binding national targets
 
Windtech: Tower technology reaches new heights
WORLDWIDE: New materials and tower designs, coupled with the latest long-bladed low-wind turbines, continue to push hub and tip heights to new levels.
  Windtech: Tower technology reaches new heights
 
WindEconomics: New nuclear station contract finalised
UK: After a long gestation period, during which time the expected cost of the project escalated, the UK government has now signed contracts for a new nuclear-power station.
  WindEconomics: New nuclear station contract finalised
 
Ramping up intelligence and interconnectivity
WORLDWIDE: The industrial internet of things is the natural next step as the wind industry establishes itself on the electricity market. And while using big data to optimise wind-farm planning and operation remains important, the focus is shifting to maximising profits for generation.
  Ramping up intelligence and interconnectivity
 
'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.
  'The first thing we know is that we don't know'
 
Back on the road again
AUSTRALIA: Impatient with the sluggish pace of the federal government, Australia's states are setting their own targets for renewable energy and initiating tenders. After a long lull, the heavy trucks are on the move again.
  Back on the road again
 
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featured Companies
BGB Engineering Ltd

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PCH Engineering A/S

We are the leading provider of structural vibration protection of your wind turbine.
Are you a wind turbine manufacturer we are the perfect partner for you. Our monitors are GL 2010 certified and provides your controller direct information about tower oscillations, gearbox torsion stress, differential nacelle vibration and information about blade condition.
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Blattner Energy

Blattner Energy is a premier EPC contractor in renewable energy construction with more than 30,000 megawatts installed across North America. Blattner provides complete EPC services for utility-scale wind projects, including post-tension concrete tower supply and installation. Blattner also serves utility-scale solar, energy storage, and high voltage transmission and substation projects.
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Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog Industrial Group designs and manufactures high performance pitch solutions for Wind Turbines including pitch control systems, slip rings, blade sensing and services for wind turbine manufacturers and wind farm operators. Our high reliability and low maintenance pitch system reduces turbine downtime and enables wind turbines to generate more power – all while reducing levelized cost of energy.
T. +49 (0)2303 5937 0   E. wind.germany@moog.com  W. www.moog.com/wind 

LEITWIND wind turbines feature Direct Drive, permanent synchronous magnet generators, innovative technology and design from 0.8 to 3.0 MW. LEITWIND technology improves efficiency and cuts downtime, producing optimal yields in projects thanks to outstanding project management, operational and customer service. Based in Europe and India, LEITWIND is part of the HTI group.
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