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UNITED STATES: Data company Iron Mountain will buy the electricity from 145MW of NextEra Energy's 220MW Pretty Prairie project, under development in eastern Reno County, Kansas.
AUSTRALIA: The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) has helped launch a new A$1.74 million (US$1.24 million) company to aid corporations in the country to procure renewables.
GERMANY: Three electricity and gas grid operators have unveiled a plan to build a 100MW wind power-to-gas pilot plant in Lower Saxony, northern Germany.
UNITED STATES: EDP Renewables (EDPR) has signed three power purchase agreements (PPAs) with retail giant Walmart buying electricity from wind farms in Illinois and Indiana.
UNITED STATES: Utility Duke Energy has announced plans to invest $500m in energy storage capacity across North and South Carolina by 2033.
UNITED STATES: Wind and solar PV reached or exceeded 20% of total generation in ten states in 2017, according to figures from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
UNITED STATES: Royal Caribbean Cruises will offset between 10% and 12% of its emissions with electricity generated at a wind farm in Kansas.
UK: Energy regulator Ofgem will tender the ownership of the electricity transmission links for three wind farms in development off the coast of the UK.
WORLDWIDE: Storage is being heralded as the answer to many of the challenges to come with the transition towards electricity systems that use increasing amounts of variable renewable energy. But what benefits do these technologies really offer to justify their high costs?
WORLDWIDE: Wind farms are now being built to produce power on a gigawatt-scale, particularly offshore, putting them on a par with large fossil-fuel power stations.
SPAIN: Acciona Energy has added a battery storage facility to one of its wind farms, allowing it to further explore grid integration and the use of wind generation to provide reserve power from its central renewables control room.
WORLDWIDE: The second half 2017 was difficult for many of the major OEMs with a drop off in the Indian market a key factor. Windpower Monthly takes a look at this trend and the other big stories from the second half of 2017.
WORLDWIDE: The first six months of 2017 pick up where 2016 had left off with further activity in the mergers and acquisition field accompanied by significant job cuts. Windpower Monthly takes a look at the biggest stories in the first half of the year