Global regions

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

North America

Supply chain constraints threaten US installations

A rush to meet deadlines for securing production tax credits (PTCs) in the US could lead to project cancellations and postponements and put billions of dollars of revenue at risk, analysts predict.

AEP subsidiary launches 1.2GW RfP

Swepco -- a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP) -- has launched a request for proposals (RfP) for 1.2GW of wind power to be online by the end of 2021.

Weather-risk hedge used at new Enel project

Enel Green Power has started construction of the largest wind farm in its portfolio in the US and is leveraging a new off-take strategy to ensure a reliable revenue stream.

Shell's entrance could transform the US offshore industry

Last month's blockbuster Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) triple auction in Massachusetts had significant implications for the wider US offshore wind industry, Liz Burdock of the Business Network for Offshore Wind writes.

South America

Reduced allocation in rescheduled Colombia auction

The country's first renewable energy auction will go ahead on 26 February after Colombia's energy planning authority rescheduled plans to carry out the tender this month.

Nordex increasing Argentina production

Turbine manufacturer Nordex has agreed with Fábrica Argentina de Avione to establish a nacelle and hub assembly plant in Córdoba, central Argentina.

Vestas to build 4.2MW nacelles in Brazil

BRAZIL: Vestas has signed a framework agreement to produce nacelles for its V150-4.2MW turbines in the state of Ceará.

Equinor and Petrobras sign Brazilian offshore MoU

BRAZIL: State-owned oil majors Equinor and Petrobras have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the country's offshore wind sector.

Middle East & Africa

First Tunisia tender rewards European firms

Four projects of 30MW each have been awarded under the first round of the 'authorisation regime', representing an investment of TND400 million (€115.2 million), the Tunisian government announced.

EDF-Masdar win 400MW Saudi Arabia project

The 400MW Dumat Al Jandal project in Saudi Arabia will be built by a consortium of the French energy firm and the Middle Eastern developer after securing a $21.30/MWh offtake deal.

Second Kenyan site reaches financial close

Just like London buses, after waiting ages for one, two come along. Private investment firm Actis has completed financing on the 100MW Kipeto project in Kenya, for what will be the second wind site in the country.

A 'legacy for future generations' begins construction

Developer Lekela has broken ground on Senegal's first utility-scale wind farm, the 158.7MW Taiba N'Diaye project.

Europe

Enel launches €1 billion green bond

Enel has launched a €1 billion green bond to finance clean energy projects including development of renewable energy projects, smart grid technology and demand response initiatives.

Nordex wins 4.75GW of orders in 2018

Nordex recorded a 73% year-on-year increase in orders in 2018 as we chart the German company's growth since 2014.

Swedish certificate proposal 'threatens investments'

The Swedish Energy Agency's (SEA) proposal to run the country's green certificate system until the end of 2030 could drive down prices and bankrupt early investors, the country's wind industry body has warned.

K2 Management lines up next CEO

Danish Consultancy K2 Management has appointed a new CEO after parting company with its former head last year.

Asia Pacific

Gujarat land allocation logjam threatens wind's viability

Nearly 2GW wind capacity from federal auctions is stranded in Gujarat because of land allocation issues.

Challenges ahead for 'world's largest' wind farm

Curtailment could affect the profitability of State Power Investment Corporation's (Spic's) planned 6GW wind farm in Inner Mongolia, an analyst has told Windpower Monthly.

Ørsted stops Taiwanese activities

Ørsted has halted project development in Taiwan after missing a deadline to sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) with more valuable tariffs for two wind farms.

Policy vacuum dents long-term confidence

The lack of any coherent federal energy or climate policy beyond 2020 is damaging investor confidence in Australia, according to a new industry survey following a record year for activity.

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