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Windpower Weekly 15th September 2019

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

Top stories
Germany crisis meeting produces 'lean results' -- updated
The German wind energy crisis summit on 5 September concluded that "the problems are well known, it's a matter of implementing the solutions", according to Stefan Kapferer, chairman of German energy and water federation, BDEW. But lawmakers pledge action within three weeks.
  Germany crisis meeting produces 'lean results' -- updated
 
'Extraordinary' effort needed to meet Paris goals
"Extraordinary policy action" is needed to encourage the roll-out of technology needed to transform the world's energy system and limit global warming to below 2C by mid-century.
  'Extraordinary' effort needed to meet Paris goals
 
France looks to wind for island energy autonomy
After a period of zero growth, wind deployment is beginning to take off again in France's overseas territories, but will need to speed up further to achieve the government's 2030 target.
  France looks to wind for island energy autonomy
 
Worker injured after GE turbine collapse
A GE turbine collapsed at a wind farm in north-east Brazil, injuring a worker and sparking a probe into the fifth such incident this year, the manufacturer confirmed.
  Worker injured after GE turbine collapse
 

WATCH: The growth of components and a constant need for greater efficiency is putting pressure on the supply chain. Windpower Monthly, in partnership with Moventas, gathered a group of industry experts to discuss how the role of gearboxes could evolve with the next generation of turbines. Here are the key takeaways.

Business and Companies
Statkraft enters Chile wind with triple acquisition
Norway's Statkraft plans to invest $180 million building three wind farms in central Chile.
  Statkraft enters Chile wind with triple acquisition
 
Spotlight on PNE after Morgan Stanley offer
Developer PNE Group may soon be swallowed up following interest from a major global infrastructure investment company on the back of a promising growth strategy. Sara Knight takes a look at the numbers.
  Spotlight on PNE after Morgan Stanley offer
 
Markets and Policy
Husum 2019: Germany's gloomy reality
"If this goes on, we'll have phased out wind energy long before lignite and coal."
  Husum 2019: Germany's gloomy reality
 
Australia meets 33TWh renewables target
Australia's renewable energy target (RET) of 33TWh will be met early, following the completion of Goldwind's Cattle Hill project in Tasmania, according to industry body the Clean Energy Council.
  Australia meets 33TWh renewables target
 
Regulatory support 'needed' for lifetime extension
A severe lack of regulatory support is in place to help wind farm owners repower or upgrade components of the 65GW of European onshore turbines reaching their end-of-design-life by 2028, according to new analysis.
  Regulatory support 'needed' for lifetime extension
 
Community investor schemes gaining ground
In early July, Belgian developer and owner-operator Parkwind launched an initiative to raise up to €20 million from private individuals to support its offshore projects.
  Community investor schemes gaining ground
 
Over $2.6 trillion spent on renewables in last decade
The period of 2010-2019 has seen a "startling transformation" in the renewable energy space, with falling costs and mammoth investment driven, in part, by low interest rates.
  Over $2.6 trillion spent on renewables in last decade
 
Denmark allows taller turbines
The minister of business affairs has altered an executive order lifting a height restriction meaning local authorities can permit turbines with a tip height of above 150 metres.
  Denmark allows taller turbines
 
Bosnian support-scrapping 'unlawful', environmentalists claim
A Bosnian government has allegedly breached competition legislation by abolishing potential subsidies for wind projects, a local environmental group has claimed.
  Bosnian support-scrapping 'unlawful', environmentalists claim
 
EU's new energy commissioner starts with a 'full in-tray'
European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen has nominated Estonian diplomat Kadri Simson to the role of energy commissioner in the next administration. Trade body WindEurope said there is a lot of work to do.
  EU's new energy commissioner starts with a 'full in-tray'
 

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.

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. 


Sponsored 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
 
A tour around Ingeteam's testing facility
PARTNER CONTENT: In the third and final part of our video series, Ingeteam took Windpower TV on a tour around their testing facility in Bilbao, Spain.
  A tour around Ingeteam's testing facility
 
How are lidar systems transforming offshore wind farm development?
PARTNER CONTENT: Accuracy, savings and managed risk. Download the report here.
  How are lidar systems transforming offshore wind farm development?
 


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. 

Projects and technology
Deutsche Bahn signs Germany's first offshore wind PPA
German railway company Deutsche Bahn has signed the country's first power purchase agreement (PPA) for offshore wind in a deal to buy output from Innogy's 295MW Nordsee Ost for five years from 2024.
  Deutsche Bahn signs Germany's first offshore wind PPA
 
Giant Romanian project up for sale
The owner of one of Europe's largest operational onshore wind farms has listed a 600MW project for sale as it follows through on a new business strategy.
  Giant Romanian project up for sale
 
Acoustic monitoring trial launched
Software company Ping Services will install 55 monitoring devices that use acoustic analysis, machine learning and internet-of-things technology to detect damage to wind turbine blades at a project in Victoria, Australia.
  Acoustic monitoring trial launched
 
Dutch investor enters South America
Dutch infrastructure investment fund manager DIF Capital Partners has agreed to buy a 51.7MW wind farm in Uruguay from German manufacturer Enercon and compatriot developer Eab New Energy.
  Dutch investor enters South America
 
Prices stagnate in undersubscribed German tender
Germany's latest onshore wind tender was once again undersubscribed, as the total capacity of successful projects continues to fall while prices remain level.
  Prices stagnate in undersubscribed German tender
 

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