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'Wind can compete in merchant Alberta', CanWEA claims

'Wind can compete in merchant Alberta', CanWEA claims

Wind power has a future under an Albertan government committed to ending the province's renewable energy auctions, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) believes.

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EDPR divests 491MW to fund new capacity

EDPR divests 491MW to fund new capacity

Developer EDPR has signed an agreement to sell its remaining shareholdings in a 997MW portfolio of European wind farms to unnamed institutional advisors for a total consideration of about €800 million.

GE cuts its losses to focus on Haliade-X

GE cuts its losses to focus on Haliade-X

GE Renewable Energy will focus on the industrial strategy for its Haliade-X 12-14MW offshore wind turbine, after dropping the two French offshore projects earmarked for the firm's increasingly outdated 6MW model.

Carrying blades in the Caribbean

Carrying blades in the Caribbean

VIDEO: A newly completed project in Martinique required the transport of the seven turbines, and their 49-metre blades, up to the mountain site, which is easier said than done.

Facebook faces bill for $85m New Mexico link

Facebook faces bill for $85m New Mexico link

New Mexico regulators are demanding social media giant Facebook pays for almost half of a new $85m transmission line that will carry power from a wind project to a data centre.

E.on partners with Japanese developer

E.on partners with Japanese developer

E.on has signed a cooperation agreement with renewables developer Kyuden Mirai Energy to jointly develop offshore wind farms with fixed-bottom foundations in Japanese waters.

Senvion secures €100m 'breathing space'

Senvion secures €100m 'breathing space'

Turbine manufacturer Senvion has agreed a €100 million loan from its existing lenders, giving the company a lifeline as it navigates its administration process.

Wind represents 61% of European investments in 2018

Wind represents 61% of European investments in 2018

The wind energy sector spent a record €65 billion in Europe last year, accounting for more than 60% of all investments in new power assets in 2018, according to new analysis.

Conservatives against 'uneconomic wind' win in Alberta

Conservatives against 'uneconomic wind' win in Alberta

The United Conservative Party has been elected to office in Alberta, pledging not to proceed with the province's fourth auction round for renewables.


In Depth

Race to market guides SGRE 10MW technology picks

EXCLUSIVE: In order to offer its new 10MW offshore turbine commercially by 2022, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) must install the prototype this autumn. Eize de Vries speaks exclusively to the company's technical experts about the development process.

'Wind industry has to be better at sharing'

Restrictions on access to turbine performance data are preventing operators from reducing costs, according to a new white paper published by predictive maintenance services provider Onyx Insight.

Determining the true cause of premature bearing failure

While modern manufacturing practices and techniques such as predictive maintenance have helped make premature bearing failure a rare occurrence. However, it can still happen and when it does it can have a catastrophic effect.

European utilities step up renewables investment plans

As power companies release their financial results and spending plans for the next few years at this time of year, more investment in renewables is emerging as a theme.

Snapshot: Vestas 4.2MW V150 prototype now supplying power

Vestas has rounded off its 4MW onshore platform range, first revealed in June 2017, with the installation of the low-wind V150-4.2MW protoype at the Østerild test site in Denmark.

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April 2019

Opinion

Why investors should now be banking on longer life

Now that the first megawatt-scale turbines are operating beyond their certified 20-year design life, it is time to take stock and review the tools and procedures the industry needs to navigate up to and beyond this fixed design life assumption.

Making sense of takeover deals

The consolidation of wind-turbine OEMs has taken another couple of small steps in recent weeks. First came the rumours that Vestas was considering acquiring a controlling stake in troubled Indian manufacturer Suzlon.

Viewpoint: How developers can prepare for UK onshore lifeline

Following a UK government announcement that wind farms on remote islands will become eligible for support, onshore wind could be set for a comeback in the country. Mike Tavern explores the steps developers can take to maximise profitability