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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.

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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.

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.

Wpd firmly denies sale rumours

Wpd firmly denies sale rumours

GERMANY: Wpd has pushed back on reports that it was considering selling an equity stake in the company worth at least $1 billion (€848 million), or even the entire business.

Siemens Gamesa trials redox flow battery

Siemens Gamesa trials redox flow battery

SPAIN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is trialling a redox flow battery at its test site in the north-east of the country.

Facebook buys Norwegian wind power

Facebook buys Norwegian wind power

NORWAY: Social media giant Facebook will buy the power from three wind projects in southwest Norway, with a combined capacity of 294MW.

Canadian investors increase stake in Invenergy

Canadian investors increase stake in Invenergy

UNITED STATES: Investment firm Caisse de depot et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has increased its stake in Invenergy Renewables to 52.4%.

SGRE steps up offering with custom drone and robot

SGRE steps up offering with custom drone and robot

SPAIN: With margins being squeezed in auction after auction, project operators are placing more focus on getting every cent they can from their projects through good operations and maintenance (O&M) regimes.

'New opportunities' from renewables for National Grid

'New opportunities' from renewables for National Grid

UK/US: Transmission operator National Grid sees growing opportunities in the renewable energy sector as energy markets electrify, it said in its quarterly update.



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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.