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Windpower Weekly 02nd October 2014

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China reveals wind industry shakeup
CHINA: China's National Energy Administration (NEA) has announced plans to introduce new regulations for the wind industry.
  China reveals wind industry shakeup
 
WindEnergy 2014: Nordex's Zeschky unrepentent over N150 cancellation
GERMANY Nordex CEO Jurgen Zeschky has revealed he has no regrets over his decision to cancel the company's 6MW offshore turbine project in 2012.
  WindEnergy 2014: Nordex's Zeschky unrepentent over N150 cancellation
 
Consortium plans 1.2GW wind storage for LA
UNITED STATES: Four US companies have revealed plans to develop a 2.1GW wind project with a complimentary compressed-air storage facility to harness excess energy and release it to power Los Angeles.
  Consortium plans 1.2GW wind storage for LA
 
Senvion CFO resigns
GERMANY: Senvion's chief financial officer Marcus Wassenberg has resigned from the board and will leave the company.
  Senvion CFO resigns
 
Question of the Week: Is there an alternative to the PTC?
UNITED STATES: Developer RES Americas, IP consultancy Totaro and Associates and AWEA give their views on the alternatives to the on-off, currently expired US support mechanism, the Production Tax Credit (PTC).
  Question of the Week: Is there an alternative to the PTC?
 
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Business & Companies

WindEnergy 2014: Siemens unconcerned about UK cancellations
GERMANY: Siemens offshore CEO Michael Hannibal said he maintained a relaxed view of the recent cancellations of offshore projects as a result of seabed conditions.
  WindEnergy 2014: Siemens unconcerned about UK cancellations
 
Sumitomo buys into Belgian offshore projects
BELGIUM: Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corporation has bought minority stakes in two Belgian offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 381MW.
  Sumitomo buys into Belgian offshore projects
 
EDPR sells stake in French portfolio
FRANCE: Egyptian investment bank EFG Hermes has agreed to buy a 49% stake in EDPR France and its 334MW wind portfolio.
  EDPR sells stake in French portfolio
 
W2E signs new licensee for 3MW machine
GERMANY: German wind turbine engineering consultancy W2E Wind to Energy has signed up Clean Ayr Energy as a new licensee to build its new 3MW turbine.
  W2E signs new licensee for 3MW machine
 
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Markets & Policy

WindEnergy 2014: Industry relief at Scotland decision
GERMANY: Senvion CEO Andreas Nauen said he had been nervous before the Scottish referendum earlier this month but was glad of the outcome, he told Windpower TV.
 
 
 
Wind bids make up 34GW in Brazil autumn auctions
BRAZIL: Brazil's 28 November and 30 October power auctions have registered bidding applications from wind projects totaling 18.76GW and 15.4GW respectively, the federal energy sector watchdog EPE said.
 
 
 
Analysis: Envison plans expansion into South America
CHILE: Chinese manufacturer Envision sees its range of turbines as key to exploiting the wind potential of Chile, where it has just set up a regional office to cater to the South American market.
 
 
 
Canada looks to US for wind growth
CANADA: As the US seeks to limit carbon emissions, Canada's combination of wind and hydro power could enable it to supply clean electricity to the north-east states. But Canada's fragmented energy markets need to work closer together to take advantage of the opportunity.
 
 
 

Project Development

Gamesa wins 36MW Vattenfall deal
SWEDEN: Gamesa has won a deal to supply turbines to Vattenfall's 36MW Hoge Vag project in Skane, southern Sweden.
 
 
 
Samsung and Pattern sign 100MW Ontario PPA
UNITED STATED: Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) for its 100MW Belle River Wind project in Ontario.
 
 
 
Gamesa signs 150MW Chinese deal
CHINA: Gamesa has signed a letter of intent with local developer Hebei Construction and Investment to supply 75 turbines to the Senjitu II project.
 
 
 
Vestas wins first De-Icing deal
FINLAND: Vestas will supply turbines using its new De-Icing System (VDS) to the 16.5MW Puuska II project after being awarded the deal by developer Rajakiiri Oy.
 
 
 
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Subsea O&M - Special Report 2014
WORLDWIDE: Windpower Offshore looks at maintenance work below the water required to keep offshore wind farms running efficiently, with a focus on skills and equipment.
  Subsea O&M - Special Report 2014
 
On Reflection: Crowd funding could boost UK community wind
UK: Crowd funding is one of the measures being considered by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) to help resolve the funding issues encountered by many energy projects.
  On Reflection: Crowd funding could boost UK community wind
 
Windicator: Moderate global additions so far but final quarter could see surge
WORLDWIDE: Both the Global Wind Energy Council and Navigant Consulting's World Market Update, A BTM Wind Report have projected that world wind capacity will increase by 47GW this year.
  Windicator: Moderate global additions so far but final quarter could see surge
 

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