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Windpower Weekly 17th January 2020

Welcome to your subscriber-only round-up of news, analysis and features on Windpower Monthly from the last seven days. 

Top stories
SGRE completes Senvion purchase
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has finalised the acquisition of Senvion's European onshore service assets and intellectual property (IP). The sale of the blade factory will follow in Q1.
  SGRE completes Senvion purchase
 
EU unveils €1 trillion green spending package
The European Union’s (EU) €1 trillion green investment plan could help finance innovative technologies that deliver on climate neutrality, according to industry body WindEurope.
  EU unveils €1 trillion green spending package
 
Andhra Pradesh issues first payments after standoff
Generators in Andhra Pradesh are finally receiving some of the payments for power from their wind projects after months of deadlock with the local government.
  Andhra Pradesh issues first payments after standoff
 
Trying to follow the money to grow energy storage
The need for more energy storage is a given as the UK aims for net-zero emissions by 2050, but more clarity is needed on future applications and revenue streams to attract investors, delegates at a recent conference in London were told.
  Trying to follow the money to grow energy storage
 

WATCH: Vestas' V150-5.6MW turbine, part of its new EnVentus platform, has won Windpower Monthly's turbine of the year award in the 3.5MW+ category. Editor Shaun Campbell and David Weston discuss why

Business and companies
Brookfield bids to take full control of TerraForm
Canadian owner-operator Brookfield Renewables has launched a takeover bid for TerraForm Power, proposing to buy all the outstanding shares in the clean energy developer.
  Brookfield bids to take full control of TerraForm
 
Ørsted and Equinor head up new offshore action group
Ørsted and Equinor will lead a new group aiming to represent the opportunities offered by offshore wind and other ocean-based renewable energy sources in climate change discussions.
  Ørsted and Equinor head up new offshore action group
 

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.

Markets and policy
Rajasthan seeks to revive sector with new wind and hybrid policy
Rajasthan’s chief minister recently unveiled a new wind and hybrid energy policy that has been welcomed by the industry.
  Rajasthan seeks to revive sector with new wind and hybrid policy
 
Developers seek more time after election spooks financiers
Developers are urging Argentina's authorities to give them more time to build renewable energy projects as the return of the Peronist movement to government sends shivers through financial markets.
  Developers seek more time after election spooks financiers
 
US zones carved up in fishing industry proposal
A major fishing group has asked the US government to designate six transit lanes off New England in areas slated for wind development.
  US zones carved up in fishing industry proposal
 
New York's Cuomo sets sights on new 1GW round
New York will issue a second solicitation for offshore wind projects this year, governor Andrew Cuomo said in a recent "state of the state" speech.
  New York's Cuomo sets sights on new 1GW round
 

GLOBAL REGIONS AND COUNTRY PROFILE PAGES
Take a look at our new sortable list of wind power capacities from around the world. Then take a deeper dive into your chosen country with our new market-specific pages with confidence ratings and the latest developments. 


Projects and technology
Nordex wins first N149/5.X order
Nordex gets a first order for its N149/5.X turbine, after developers of a 286MW Swedish wind farm switched their initial order to the manufacturer’s 5MW-plus model.
  Nordex wins first N149/5.X order
 
Plans submitted to use 6MW turbines at Scottish site
Vattenfall is seeking approval for a Scottish wind farm that could use 6MW turbines -- the most powerful onshore turbines the company will have used in the UK.
  Plans submitted to use 6MW turbines at Scottish site
 
Qatari investment firm enters wind sector
Chinese OEM Goldwind has sold a 49% stake in a 527MW Australian wind project to Qatari power investment company and sector newcomer, Nebras Power.
  Qatari investment firm enters wind sector
 


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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