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Windpower Weekly 27th November 2015

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Enercon adds low wind models to 2MW and 4MW range
GERMANY: German manufacturer Enercon announced details of the new 4.2MW low wind turbine with a record onshore blade length of 141 metres.
  Enercon adds low wind models to 2MW and 4MW range
EWEA 2015: Wind provides economic benefits - Giles Dickson
FRANCE: The argument the industry should make to politicians is that wind makes economic sense, said the new CEO of trade body EWEA, Giles Dickson.
  EWEA 2015: Wind provides economic benefits - Giles Dickson
Analysis: Reopening of iconic Altamont Pass project in doubt
UNITED STATES: Following the annual turbine shut-down to protect birds, owners of Altamond Wind's 83MW of 100kW turbines remain tight lipped over the future of the project and if it will ever reopen.
  Analysis: Reopening of iconic Altamont Pass project in doubt
Gallery: EWEA 2015 event in Paris
FRANCE: The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) held its annual conference and exhibition in Paris between 17 and 20 November.
  Gallery: EWEA 2015 event in Paris
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Business and Companies

Senvion closes Ontario blade site
CANADA: Senvion has closed its PowerBlades Canadian blade manufacturing subsidiary in Welland, Ontario, due to a lack of orders.
  Senvion closes Ontario blade site
EWEA 2015: Envision bringing 'unique angle' to Europe
FRANCE: Chinese turbine manufacturer Envision can bring a "unique angle" to Europe, according to the company's managing director, Lei Zhang, at the EWEA 2015 conference in Paris, France.
  EWEA 2015: Envision bringing 'unique angle' to Europe
Inox Wind set to double production facilities
INDIA: Inox Wind has opened a blade facility in Barwani, Madhya Pradesh, part of a new production site that will lift the company's annual output to 1.6GW
  Inox Wind set to double production facilities
EWEA 2015: Adwen looks to Asia for sales of lighter 5MW turbine
FRANCE: The trend for larger offshore turbines is very strong and very fast, said Adwen chairman Philippe Kavafyan, who will use the JV's experience of its 5MW operating fleet to benefit its 8MW model.
  EWEA 2015: Adwen looks to Asia for sales of lighter 5MW turbine
EWEA 2015: Technical understand is key to investor confidence
FRANCE: Understanding the nuances of wind turbine behaviour in less than ideal conditions is imperative to gaining investor confidence and cutting project capital costs, said Peter Stuart, head of technical innovation at RES.
  EWEA 2015: Technical understand is key to investor confidence
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Markets and Policy

Analysis: As construction boom ends, manufacturers look elsewhere
CANADA: Turbine manufacturers lured to Canada by multi-gigawatt procurement programmes and local content requirements are recalibrating as the market feeding their manufacturing facilities starts to wane.
Energy Union update gives clarity - EWEA
EUROPE: European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic said the energy union plan is on track in a 'State of the Energy Union' update, which EWEA called a 'statement of intent'.
Analysis: Investors cautiously welcome new auction system
POLAND: Poland's wind energy sector is preparing for a new market framework effective from 1 January, where projects will compete for 15-year fixed-price tariffs through auctions.
Government provides additional support for Russian industry
RUSSIA: The energy ministry has increased support for its emerging wind industry in a bid to attract more foreign investment.
New York to push for 50% renewable energy target
UNITED STATES: New York state governor Andrew Cuomo is set to reveal steps to force the state to reach a 50% renewable energy target by 2030.
On Reflection: The power of lower cost cannot be denied
Wind power in the US is winning the fight against fossil-fuel energy sources on economic as well as environmental grounds, says Chris Brown of Vestas North America. Its growing efficiency and rapidly falling costs make the case compelling.

Project development

Anholt restarts power production
DENMARK: Dong Energy's 400MW Anholt offshore project is producing power again following the repair to sections of the export cable, transmission operator confirmed.
Siemens turbines find favour in Italy
ITALY: In the past year Siemens has taken orders for 130MW of installed capacity spread across three projects in southern Italy.
Statoil awards Hywind Scotland anchor contract
UK: Norwegian developer Statoil has awarded Scottish engineering firm Isleburn the contract to provide suction anchors to the 30MW Hywind Scotland project.
Offshore Project Progress - 20 November
WORLDWIDE: Recent project updates from the German Veja Mate site, the US' first offshore wind project and four sites surrounding the UK, including ScottishPower Renewables' East Anglia zone.
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