Global regions

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

North America

New projects boost Northland's 2017 sales

CANADA: Completion of two offshore wind farms boosted Northland Power's revenue for 2017 by 25%, the Canadian developer said.

Pattern to trial predictive analytics software

UNITED STATES: Developer Pattern Energy will pilot predictive analytics software at its 200MW Logan's Gap project in Comanche County in central Texas.

Pattern to trial predictive analytics software

UNITED STATES: Developer Pattern Energy will pilot predictive analytics software at its 200MW Logan's Gap project in Comanche County in central Texas.

New projects boost Innergex earnings

CANADA: Newly commissioned and acquired wind farms drove up Canadian developer Innergex's revenue last year.

South America

GE secures 360MW order for Engie's Brazilian complex

BRAZIL: GE Renewable Energy will supply utility Engie 144 turbines with a combined capacity of 360MW for a cluster of wind farms in the eastern state of Bahía.

Goldwind Americas' CEO quits to start new venture

AMERICAS: Goldwind Americas' CEO David Halligan will leave the company to launch a new renewable energy venture focussed on distributed and digital energy solutions.

Chile a 'world-class destination' for renewables

CHILE: A report into Chile's energy infrastructure and policy has found the South American country to be a prime investment opportunity, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Chile sets sights on 100% renewables by 2040

CHILE: The Renewable Energy Association of Chile (Acera) has backed calls for sourcing 100% of its electricity by 2040, on the back of an "ambitious" new government.

Middle East & Africa

Lebanese private-sector projects sign PPAs

LEBANON: The state-owned utility EDL has signed power purchase agreements (PPA) for three projects totalling 202MW.

Eskom allowed to sign delayed PPAs

SOUTH AFRICA: Minister of public enterprises Lynne Brown has paved the way for state utility Eskom to sign 27 long-delayed power purchase agreements (PPAs).

SGRE's Egyptian 2GW on hold

EGYPT: Plans by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to develop and supply up to 2GW of wind power projects in Egypt have reached a stumbling block over the tariff, the country's New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) has confirmed.

SAWEA 'awaits final step' in long-running PPA dispute

SOUTH AFRICA: The country's wind industry association anticipates 26 outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) will finally be signed in the first quarter of 2018.

Europe

Funding for auto-inspection solutions

UK: The government's InnovateUK fund will invest £19 million in projects offering solutions to improve autonomous subsea or subsurface inspections and monitoring systems for offshore projects.

Global Wind Service opens Serbian unit

SERBIA: Installation and service company Global Wind Service (GWS) is setting up a new business unit in Serbia due to "expected potential" in the market.

Spain to pay compensation to renewables investors

SPAIN: In a second international ruling against retroactive cuts in renewables support introduced by the Spanish government in 2013, a Swedish arbitration panel has awarded a Luxembourg-based investment firm €53 million compensation.

Agency backs Le Treport 'with reservations'

FRANCE: Following a long wait, the French Agency for Biodiversity (AFB) has backed Engie's 496MW Dieppe-Le Tréport project, off the Normandy coast, but "with reservations".

Asia Pacific

Australian developer secures $525m debt refinancing

AUSTRALIA: Investment bank Goldman Sachs will provide Australian developer Infigen with A$525 million ($415 million) debt refinancing.

Australia launches first co-location site

AUSTRALIA: The first project in Australia with both solar and wind assets has commenced operations, following the completion of a 10MW solar plant, located next to an existing wind project.

India 2GW auction prices at near record low

INDIA: The winning prices in India's first 2GW federal auction totalled INR 2.44/kWh ($0.038/kWh), in line with the state low tariff record and defying all expectations.

Australian renewable energy potential 'untapped'

AUSTRALIA: Falling technology costs for renewable energy and the closure of the oldest coal-fired power plants has accelerated the country's uptake of wind and solar energy, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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