Global regions

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

North America

Xcel completes 600MW Colorado project

UNITED STATES: Xcel Energy has completed construction of its two-phase 600MW Rush Creek project in Colorado.

RES America cancels 600MW plans in Indiana

UNITED STATES: RES Americas has abandoned plans for a 600MW wind farm in Indiana, citing "unfavourable" changes in "technical circumstances".

Virginia could be offshore investment 'tipping point'

UNITED STATES: If Virginia was to back development of offshore wind, it could become the tipping point in investment by developers, a new report by BVG Associates has concluded.

Boston University to buy South Dakota wind

UNITED STATES: Boston University will buy renewable energy credits from part of a new South Dakota wind farm, funding its construction, and virtually offsetting its power consumption with clean energy.

South America

Colombia details renewables auction schedule

COLOMBIA: The country's energy planning authority has published a schedule for holding its first renewable energy auction next year.

Argentina announces next renewables tender

ARGENTINA: Wind will compete against solar PV for 350MW of capacity in the third round of the country's Renovar programme, with a tender scheduled for October.

Nordex to supply and service Argentinian project

ARGENTINA: Nordex will provide the Argentinian subsidiary of energy provider AES Corporation with 30 turbines for a 99MW project near the country's central-east coast.

Prices increase in Brazil tender

BRAZIL: Wind projects took a third of the capacity awarded and prices increased in the country's latest auction, the energy regulator has announced.

Middle East & Africa

Nordex to supply 252MW in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA: Nordex will install 80 turbines at two projects awarded capacity in round four of the country's renewable energy tender programme.

EBRD funds four new Turkish wind farms

TURKEY: The renewables arm of Turkish conglomerate Akfen Holding has received funding for four wind farms and nine solar PV plants with a combined capacity of 327MW.

Vestas confirms Senegalese project build

SENEGAL: Vestas will enter the Senegalese market by building and supplying its V126-3.45 turbines to the country's first utility-scale wind farm for Lekela Power.

Iran's largest wind farm commissioned

IRAN: The 61.2MW Sihapoush wind farm, the country's largest project, has been fully commissioned, developer Arian Mah Baad has announced.

Europe

K2 Management enters floating offshore wind

PORTUGAL: K2 Management has acquired Cruz Atcheson, a Lisbon-based engineering consultancy that specialises in floating offshore wind, wave and tidal power.

MHI Vestas trademarks V174

DENMARK/JAPAN: MHI Vestas has had trademarks approved for the words 'V174-9.0MW' and 'V174-9.1MW' in the European Union.

MHI Vestas prepares for Isle of Wight expansion

UK: Vestas is relocating its testing related activities on the Isle of Wight to make room for potential future expansion being considered by its offshore wind joint venture (JV) with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

France's first offshore turbine finally online

FRANCE: The country's first offshore wind turbine has exported electricity to the grid for the first time.

Asia Pacific

DNV GL opens global analytics centre in India

INDIA: Advisory and certification body DNV GL has opened a global operations and analytics centre for renewable assets in Bengaluru in the southern state of Karnataka.

No replacement for mothballed NEG

AUSTRALIA: The new Australian energy minister said there will not be a replacement for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) policy, proposed by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, and the government will let the current system expire in 2020 without a new one in place.

LM's first 66.6-metre blades installed in China

CHINA: LM Wind Power's first two sets of 66.6-metre blades have been successfully installed on Shanghai Electric Wind Power's (Sewind's) 4MW turbine.

SGRE adapts 8MW for Asia-Pacific

ASIA-PACIFIC: Siemens Gamesa has adapted its SG 8.0-167 DD turbine to address conditions in Asia-Pacific markets.

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