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Windpower Daily 16th July 2019

Welcome to your daily round-up of wind power news, analysis and comment from Windpower Monthly — exclusively available to subscribers. 

Today's news
AEP targets 1.5GW of Invenergy projects
Two American Electric Power (AEP) subsidiaries have selected three Oklahoma wind farms with a combined capacity of nearly 1.5GW they hope to buy from Invenergy.
  AEP targets 1.5GW of Invenergy projects
 
National Grid acquires Geronimo Energy
Utility National Grid has completed its acquisition of renewables developer Geronimo Energy.
  National Grid acquires Geronimo Energy
 
Partnered Content
Q&A with Antti Turunen, ZF Wind Power
PARTNER CONTENT: Antti Turunen, Head of Global Service at ZF Wind Power, talks digitalisation, data and the importance of service in the future.
  Q&A with Antti Turunen, ZF Wind Power
 
ZF Wind Power: Production and digitalisation
Windpower Monthly visited ZF Wind Power's offices in Lommel, Belgium to talk to Dr Martin Knops, Chief Technology Officer and Dr Joris Peeters, Head of Digitalisation.
  ZF Wind Power: Production and digitalisation
 
The future of gearboxes: What happens next?
PARTNER CONTENT: The future of gearboxes is central to the future of wind, but can we sustain the pace of development? Are experts ahead of technology? And what challenges may lie ahead?
  The future of gearboxes: What happens next?
 

News in brief

UK: Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities signs a 15-year power purchase agreement for the 402MW Dudgeon wind farm off the east coast of England. It takes over balancing and trading output from 281MW (70%) of the wind farm, which is owned by Equinor (35%), Masdar (35%) and China Resources (30%).

UK: Vattenfall has contracted Aberdeen-based firm Rigmar to inspect and maintain subsea structures, foundations, turbine transition pieces, subsea cabling and boat landings at its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay.

Popular on Windpower Monthly this month
Leading OEMs to continue dominance into next decade
Over half of the wind turbine market will be dominated by just three manufacturers by 2020, new analysis has claimed.
 
 
 
Chinese wind owners 'face growing O&M pressure'
Share prices of key Chinese wind players have been hit by an unexpected surge in operating and maintenance (O&M) costs, according to new analysis.
 
 
 
VIDEO: First sighting of 107-metre Haliade-X blade
The first 107-metre blade for GE's Haliade-X 12MW made its first public appearance this week.
 
 
 
Vattenfall wins second subsidy-free Dutch tender
Vattenfall has won the rights to build the subsidy-free 760MW Hollandse Kust Zuid III & IV site off the coast of the Netherlands.
 
 
 
Doosan's 5.56MW turbine validated
Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction has received the type certificate for its 5.56MW offshore wind turbine.
 
 
 

WATCH: The renewables industry continues to be male dominated with women making up only 32% of the workforce. Windpower Monthly spoke to some of that 32% to find out how they got into the industry, why the disparity exists and what they think can be done about it.

In depth
WindEconomics: How the UK reaches net-zero emissions by 2050
The UK government's Committee on Climate Change (CCC) mapped out the way for the country to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in a new report.
  WindEconomics: How the UK reaches net-zero emissions by 2050
 
Milestone or millstone? GE's 40-year turbine lifetime
Turbine manufacturer GE Renewable Energy and certification body TÜV Nord unveiled a 40-year design certification for one of the US manufacturer's onshore models in May, with plans to expand it across more products. But will this new evaluation become more widespread in the industry? Sara Knight looks at the pros and cons.
  Milestone or millstone? GE's 40-year turbine lifetime
 
GE takes aviation's 'disruptive' technology into turbine design
GE Renewable Energy's technology chief believes the role of additive manufacturing could change the way wind turbines are produced.
  GE takes aviation's 'disruptive' technology into turbine design
 
Danish wind must respond to 'public momentum'
OPINION: Following the merger of two major lobby groups, and ahead of a general election, Denmark's wind industry is in a strong position to continue growing, writes Jan Hylleberg.
  Danish wind must respond to 'public momentum'
 
WindTech: Researching and testing real-life solutions
RWTH Aachen's Centre for Wind Power Drives is a world-renowned hub for groundbreaking research in wind energy. Eize de Vries talks to its co-founder, Georg Jacobs, and two PhD researchers about their work and what drives them.
  WindTech: Researching and testing real-life solutions
 


TENDER WATCH
The shift to auctions is having a profound effect on the industry across the entire supply chain and servicing. This interactive table monitors where auctions are taking place, the prices seen in those markets and who the winners are. 


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