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Deepwater and Vineyard win capacity in first RfPs

Deepwater and Vineyard win capacity in first RfPs

UNITED STATES: Projects developed by Vineyard Wind and Deepwater Wind have been selected to provide up to 1.2GW of offshore wind capacity in Massachusetts and Rhode Island respectively.

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Pattern sells Chile project stake

Pattern sells Chile project stake

CHILE: US developer Pattern Energy has agreed a $67 million deal to sell its Chilean operations and the 70% stake it holds in the 115MW El Arrayán project.

Wider range of companies needed to source renewables

Wider range of companies needed to source renewables

WORLDWIDE: Corporate sourcing of renewables is becoming more prevalent, but a broader range of companies purchasing clean power and more stable policy frameworks are needed if the world is to meet the objectives set out in the Paris Agreement.

Financing for first Finnish merchant site

Financing for first Finnish merchant site

FINLAND: Developer TuuliWatti has made a final investment decision on a 21MW project in west Finland, which is set to be the first to be built without government support.

OPINION: Senvion chief quits - mission completed?

OPINION: Senvion chief quits - mission completed?

The timing of Jürgen Geissinger's decision to leave the top job at Senvion after just two and a half years in the role raises several questions, most pressingly "why now?"

Neoen's Kaban hybrid site approved

Neoen's Kaban hybrid site approved

AUSTRALIA: French renewables developer Neoen has received planning approval for a hybrid project in Queensland comprising a 29-turbine wind farm, a substation and battery storage facility.

Virginia seeks help developing supply chain

Virginia seeks help developing supply chain

UNITED STATES: Virginia has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for experienced contractors to help position the state as a supply chain hub for the offshore wind industry.

Strong interest for 300MW in Lebanon

Strong interest for 300MW in Lebanon

LEBANON: The ministry of energy and water has received 42 expressions of interest (EOIs) to develop up to 300MW of wind power.

Senvion CEO steps down

Senvion CEO steps down

GERMANY: Senvion's chief executive officer Jürgen Geissinger has stepped down from the role, the manufacturer announced.

Northland Power CEO to retire

Northland Power CEO to retire

CANADA: Northland Power CEO John Brace will retire in August to be replaced by current vice president for development Mike Crawley.

Polish utility PGE bids for Polenergia

Polish utility PGE bids for Polenergia

POLAND: State-controlled energy group PGE has announced a takeover offer for independent firm Polenergia, a deal that would bolster its offshore wind pipeline in the country and add to its portfolio of onshore wind assets.



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Opinion

US offshore risks falling further behind Europe

Offshore wind in the United States is an abundant domestic energy resource located close to major coastal load centres and areas plagued with transmission congestion.

US wind ready to tackle big issues

The eyes of wind-power professionals are now turning towards Chicago, this year's venue for one of the industry's main events, the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) conference and exhibition, opening on 7 May.

Hywind points floating offshore in right direction

WORLDWIDE: Recent reports of Statoil's Hywind Scotland project, the world's first commercial floating wind farm, achieving 65% capacity factors over the winter have provided another boost to the spirits of the floating-wind community.

Storage has potential, but it is no miracle cure

Renewables-supporting policymakers have understandably been attracted by the growing potential of storage systems as the various technologies improve and their costs fall.