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UNITED STATES: Outdated wholesale market rules in the US are preventing full participation by renewable energy, including wind power, according to a new report by consultancy firm Grid Strategies.
UNITED STATES: Invenergy will acquire the high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) Grain Belt Express transmission project from developer Clean Line Energy.
CANADA: AI software company Clir Renewables has launched a new programme to detect icing on turbine blades and measure its impact on performance.
CANADA: Boralex's net losses widened to C$50 million (US$38 million) in the first nine months of the year due to lower production volumes, amortisation expenses, and acquisition and financing costs, according to the company.
BRAZIL: Vestas has signed a framework agreement to produce nacelles for its V150-4.2MW turbines in the state of Ceará.
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.
BRAZIL: Vestas will provide its V150-4.2MW model in Brazil for the first time, following an order for a 101MW wind farm in the north-eastern state of Rio Grande do Norte.
COLOMBIA: The country's energy planning authority has published a schedule for holding its first renewable energy auction next year.
MOROCCO: The country's renewable energy target should be revised upward, beyond the present goal of 52% of electricity to be sourced from non-fossil fuels by 2030, King Mohammed VI has announced.
TURKEY: The energy minister has called a tender for 1GW in new onshore wind capacity next March, but no announcement has been made following a 1.2GW offshore auction scheduled for last month.
SOUTH AFRICA: Vestas will provide Enel Green Power with 111 turbines at three projects with a combined capacity of 442MW won in the country's fourth tender round.
KENYA: The long-delayed Lake Turkana wind farm has finally delivered first power to the grid, its developer has announced.
UK: The UK could benefit from an additional 5.5GW of capacity through repowering of onshore projects approaching the end of the 25-year licences, new research from Cardiff University suggested.
GERMANY: Industry associations have called for an end to technology-neutral tenders after, once again, solar projects secured 100% of the capacity when competing against wind.
UK: Agreements have been signed for export cable systems at two offshore wind farms off the UK with a combined capacity of more than 2GW.
EUROPE: The future of electricity capacity mechanisms across Europe have been put into question after a court ruling led to the suspension of the UK's €6.3bn security of supply energy auction, campaigners said.
JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will monitor and control battery and power conditioners for energy storage systems capable of enabling about 600MW of wind turbines to be connected to the grid.
CHINA: An 8MW turbine plus a model with a 184-metre rotor diameter are among four new designs from leading Chinese manufacturer Goldwind.
INDIA: Wind speeds in some regions of India during this year's monsoon season were up to 20% higher than long-term averages, according to new research.
CHINA: ABB has won a deal to supply components to a 4.5GW ring-shaped HVDC grid system that will carry clean energy to the capital Beijing.