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Windpower Weekly 24th October 2020

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

Top stories
MingYang unveils new 6.25MW onshore turbine
Chinese manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy's new MySE6.25-173 has a power rating of 6.25MW and rotor diameter of 173 metres
  MingYang unveils new 6.25MW onshore turbine
 
New Suzlon CEO bullish on Indian renewables growth
Suzlon has appointed Ashwani Kumar — a 30-year power sector veteran — as its new CEO
  New Suzlon CEO bullish on Indian renewables growth
 
WindEurope hammers out eight-point plan to realise national ambitions
Report addresses challenges for Europe's leaders over the looming 73GW shortfall from their climate change pledges to reach 397GW of wind by 2030
  WindEurope hammers out eight-point plan to realise national ambitions
 
Fires at wind farms 'underreported over fears of reputational damage'
Poor data and lack of rigorous and transparent reporting around blazes raise concerns operators are left guessing over protection, according to an expert report
  Fires at wind farms 'underreported over fears of reputational damage'
 
New type of industry forum launched by Windpower Monthly
Industry leader draws up plans for a new type of free digital event with one-to-one meetings matching buyers and suppliers - as well as keynote talks and panel discussions
  New type of industry forum launched by Windpower Monthly
 
Partner Content
Floating offshore wind: huge UK opportunity… but we must act now
ORE Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence celebrated its first birthday this month. Windpower Monthly caught up with the centre’s programme manager, Ralph Torr, to find out more.
  Floating offshore wind: huge UK opportunity… but we must act now
 
Webinar: How real-time maintenance data provides real-time advantages
  Webinar: How real-time maintenance data provides real-time advantages
 
Business and companies
Improving skills base is 'the biggest challenge we face'
MHI Vestas CEO and WindEurope chairman Philippe Kavafyan outlines what the wind energy industry will need from its workforce in the coming years
  Improving skills base is 'the biggest challenge we face'
 
Vattenfall's wind head to leave for German steel company
Gunnar Groebler, head of Vattenfall's business unit for wind, will leave the company by May 2021 at the latest
  Vattenfall's wind head to leave for German steel company
 
Polish coal giant PGE unveils greater wind ambitions
PGE plans to boost its onshore and offshore wind portfolio as it aims to reach climate-neutrality by 2050
  Polish coal giant PGE unveils greater wind ambitions
 
Offshore heavyweights enter ring for New York's wind tender
Equinor, Iberdrola, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Ørsted have all submitted bids for New York's ongoing 2.5GW offshore wind tender
  Offshore heavyweights enter ring for New York's wind tender
 
Iberdrola buys US utility as profits rise
Iberdrola announced the deal alongside its results for the first nine months of the year, which showed an increase in net profit, adjusted Ebitda and investment in renewables
  Iberdrola buys US utility as profits rise
 
Markets and policy
Sweden's developers offer Europe's 'cheapest wind PPAs'
Developers in Sweden offered power purchase agreements for an average price of €29/MWh in the third quarter of 2020, according to LevelTen Energy
  Sweden's developers offer Europe's 'cheapest wind PPAs'
 
WindEconomics: Bigger turbines shave 40% off costs of wind
As wind turbine sizes and ratings have increased since 2010, project costs in the US have fallen dramatically
  WindEconomics: Bigger turbines shave 40% off costs of wind
 
Industry calls for 3TW Chinese wind power capacity to reach carbon neutrality by 2060
More than 400 wind power companies signed a joint declaration calling for annual wind power capacity additions of 50-60GW to help China reach carbon neutrality by 2060
  Industry calls for 3TW Chinese wind power capacity to reach carbon neutrality by 2060
 
US bill targets 25GW of offshore wind by 2030
First national US target for offshore wind energy production set at 12.5GW by 2025 and 25GW by 2030 as Democrats push for change in the final weeks of the presidential election
  US bill targets 25GW of offshore wind by 2030
 
Lack of grid capacity hampers Russian growth
Following curtailment in the south of the country, government proposes changes that alarm investors
  Lack of grid capacity hampers Russian growth
 
UK's 40GW offshore wind target under pressure after leasing round delay
Seabed rights to support 7GW of offshore wind capacity will now be awarded later than planned
  UK's 40GW offshore wind target under pressure after leasing round delay
 

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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
Vestas turbines halted following lightning storm
Vestas and MidAmerican Energy are investigating the causes of a turbine breakdown at an Iowa wind farm
  Vestas turbines halted following lightning storm
 
'Almost no birds die in collisions' with wind turbine blades, research finds
Danish study shows both pink-footed geese and cranes from a population of about 30,000 animals avoided collisions at the Klim wind farm
  'Almost no birds die in collisions' with wind turbine blades, research finds
 
Goldwind unveils onshore turbines at conference amid pandemic
Goldwind launched two new onshore wind turbines – the GW165-3.6/4.0MW and GW165-5.XMW – at China Wind Power 2020 conference in Beijing
  Goldwind unveils onshore turbines at conference amid pandemic
 
Offshore wind bridges Germany-Denmark power gap
A newly commissioned 400MW subsea cable makes it possible to send green power directly from the wind farms to consumers and, at the same time, exchange electricity between the two countries
  Offshore wind bridges Germany-Denmark power gap
 
GE to supply 327MW for one of India's largest wind farms
Turbine manufacturer GE will carry out much of the manufacturing needed for SB Energy's 327MW project in India
  GE to supply 327MW for one of India's largest wind farms
 


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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