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Windpower Weekly 21st April 2019

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

Top stories
Race to market guides SGRE 10MW technology picks
EXCLUSIVE: In order to offer its new 10MW offshore turbine commercially by 2022, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) must install the prototype this autumn. Eize de Vries speaks exclusively to the company's technical experts about the development process.
  Race to market guides SGRE 10MW technology picks
 
Enercon braced for change following dramatic German collapse
"Enercon is changing," Hans-Dieter Kettwig, managing director, said at the company's stand at the Hanover Industry Trade Fair, in response to a much smaller German market where the OEM has historically seen much of its business.
  Enercon braced for change following dramatic German collapse
 
Vestas installed 20% of new turbines in 2018
One in five wind turbines installed in 2018 was produced by Vestas, as consolidation among top suppliers deepened, according to analysis by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
  Vestas installed 20% of new turbines in 2018
 
Siemens Gamesa replaces GE at two French sites
GE has pulled out of two of three French offshore wind farms being developed by a joint venture of EDF and Enbridge with rival manufacturer Siemens Gamesa stepping in.
  Siemens Gamesa replaces GE at two French sites
 

Business and Companies
Vestas bolsters hybrid offering with Sowitec stake
Vestas will acquire a minority stake in German wind and solar PV developer Sowitec in an attempt to improve its offering of hybrid power plants and in "strategic markets" in Latin America.
  Vestas bolsters hybrid offering with Sowitec stake
 
Regulator sets CTG's EDP takeover deadline
Portugal's stock market regulator has set a strict time limit on the bid by EDP's largest shareholder China Three Gorges (CTG) to acquire 100% of the Portuguese generator for €3.26/share.
  Regulator sets CTG's EDP takeover deadline
 

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. 


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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
 
Wind Turbine of the Year 2018 - 3MW+: Nordex N149
PARTNER CONTENT. Why did Nordex's N149 win Best Onshore Turbine 3MW+ category in the 2018 awards?
  Wind Turbine of the Year 2018 - 3MW+: Nordex N149
 
How are lidar systems transforming offshore wind farm development?
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  How are lidar systems transforming offshore wind farm development?
 
Markets and Policy
Maryland doubles offshore target
Lawmakers in Maryland passed a bill doubling the state's offshore wind target by adding a further 1.2GW of capacity by 2030.
  Maryland doubles offshore target
 
Russia to encourage development in more remote areas
Wind projects in remote areas of Russia will be given a priority, following new regulations that have been given preliminary government approval.
  Russia to encourage development in more remote areas
 
Plans unveiled for €1bn transmission expansion in Austria
Austrian network operator APG will invest more than €1 billion in three major transmission projects designed to help integrate wind capacity in the country.
  Plans unveiled for €1bn transmission expansion in Austria
 


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
Estonian government blocks permitting for 600MW site
The Estonian government has refused to start the permitting process for a 600MW wind farm in the Baltic Sea due to national security concerns.
  Estonian government blocks permitting for 600MW site
 
Battle rages over wind-powered blockchain site
The future of a 900MW wind project with the sole purpose of producing energy to power data- and cryptocurrency-mining centres in southern Morocco is in doubt due to a legal battle between the two main partners.
  Battle rages over wind-powered blockchain site
 
SGRE's 10MW in line for zero-subsidy Vattenfall project
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is in "final negotiations" to provide its recently unveiled 10MW turbine for the world's first zero-subsidy offshore wind farm.
  SGRE's 10MW in line for zero-subsidy Vattenfall project
 
Height restrictions hamper Canary Islands auction hopes
The Canary Islands' 217MW wind power auction closed on 2 April with 35 bids totaling a widely reported 180MW.
  Height restrictions hamper Canary Islands auction hopes
 

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