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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
GERMANY: Senvion's chief executive officer Jürgen Geissinger has stepped down from the role, the manufacturer announced.
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.
United States Ameren to acquire Missouri's largest wind farm
United Kingdom UK's 'first subsidy-free' project reaches financial close
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.