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.
LEBANON: The ministry of energy and water has received 42 expressions of interest (EOIs) to develop up to 300MW of wind power.
CANADA: Northland Power CEO John Brace will retire in August to be replaced by current vice president for development Mike Crawley.
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.
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.
SPAIN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is trialling a redox flow battery at its test site in the north-east of the country.
NORWAY: Social media giant Facebook will buy the power from three wind projects in southwest Norway, with a combined capacity of 294MW.
UNITED STATES: Investment firm Caisse de depot et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has increased its stake in Invenergy Renewables to 52.4%.
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.
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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United Kingdom Vattenfall commissions co-located 22MW battery
Argentina Vestas to install 106MW in Argentina
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.
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.
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.
Renewables-supporting policymakers have understandably been attracted by the growing potential of storage systems as the various technologies improve and their costs fall.