Global regions

News and in-depth analysis of wind power, wind farms and wind industry companies and policy around the world.

North America

GE renewables hit by lower sales in Q1

UNITED STATES: Lower onshore wind equipment sales in the first quarter of 2018 meant revenue for GE's renewable energy division was down 6.8%.

Alliant Energy's 1GW expansion program approved

UNITED STATES: Utility Alliant Energy has had a 500MW wind power expansion program approved in Iowa, bringing its total expansion plans to 1GW.

US annual growth down on 2016

UNITED STATES: The US's operating wind power capacity grew 9% in 2017, adding more than 7GW of new wind projects and bringing the country's total to just over 89GW.

SGRE muscles in on 2GW Wind XI cluster

UNITED STATES: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded a 77MW order by MidAmerican Energy for a project in the developer's 2GW Wind XI cluster.

South America

Prices fall in latest Brazilian tender

BRAZIL: Four wind farms were awarded power contracts at prices down 73.49% on the initial offer in the country's latest auction.

Nordex starts tower production in Brazil

BRAZIL: Nordex has opened a plant in the northern state of Piaui to build concrete towers for the 65 turbines it is supplying for the 195MW Lagoa do Barro complex.

Enel consolidates Chilean businesses

CHILE: Enel has completed the consolidation of its business units in the country, the power company has announced.

WindTech: Enercon opens new channels for green energy

GERMANY: The German turbine maker has developed a high-performance charging station for the latest generation of electric vehicles, and has ambitious plans for wind power development in India and Argentina.

Middle East & Africa

Enertrag buys stake in South African portfolio

SOUTH AFRICA: German developer Enertrag has acquired a 50% stake in a 1.8GW portfolio of wind projects owned by local firm Genesis Eco-Energy Developments (GEED).

CIP closes €3.5 billion fund

DENMARK: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has reached final close on a new €3.5 billion fund to invest in energy infrastructure projects.

GE to build wind farm in Jordan

JORDAN: GE will make its debut in the Middle Eastern country by providing 28 turbines for a 100MW project.

Long-delayed South African power deals signed

SOUTH AFRICA: State utility Eskom has signed the last of 27 long-delayed power purchase agreements (PPAs), according to energy minister Jeff Radebe.


Semco ups wind focus after 'unsatisfactory' 2017

DENMARK: Engineering firm Semco Maritime claimed it is "well-positioned" to progress despite making a DKK 8 million (€1.07 million) loss last year.

Sif wins Borssele III & IV order

NETHERLANDS: Fabrication specialist Sif Group has been awarded the contract to supply monopile foundations to the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind project, being developed by the Blauwwind consortium.

UK content should be increased, ex-minister claims

UK: The government should increase the UK's local content target from 50% by 2020 to 60%, a former energy minister has recommended.

Eolus Vind's quarterly profits up 66%

SWEDEN: Developer Eolus Vind made a SEK 35.9 million (€3.45 million) profit during a busy quarter between 1 December and 28 February, it has announced.

Asia Pacific

Taiwan sets out 5.5GW plan

TAIWAN: The ministry of economic affairs (MOEA) plans to select 3.5GW of offshore projects by the end of April, and auction a further 2GW later this year, it has announced.

New projects 'could provide A$1.6 billion boost'

AUSTRALIA: Wind farm construction has delivered a boost worth nearly A$4 billion ($3.1 billion) in Australia, according to a new report.

Towers produced from Thailand mobile site

THAILAND: Construction firm Max Bögl has produced the first hybrid tower components from its new mobile factory.

India invites interest for 1GW site

INDIA: The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has called for developers to express their interest in building a 1GW offshore wind project off the coast of Gujarat.

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