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Windpower Weekly 20th September 2018

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

Top Stories
SGRE adapts 8MW for Asia-Pacific
ASIA-PACIFIC: Siemens Gamesa has adapted its SG 8.0-167 DD turbine to address conditions in Asia-Pacific markets.
  SGRE adapts 8MW for Asia-Pacific
 
Three wind farms successful in Victoria's first tender
AUSTRALIA: Three wind farms with a combined capacity of more than 600MW have secured power off-take deals in Victoria's first renewable energy auction.
  Three wind farms successful in Victoria's first tender
 
New Jersey sets course for 3.5GW target
UNITED STATES: New Jersey will solicit applications from 20 September for 1.1GW of offshore wind projects, following governor Phil Murphy's speech at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
  New Jersey sets course for 3.5GW target
 
Ørsted sells 50% of Hornsea One
UK: Ørsted has agreed to divest half of its 1.2GW Hornsea Project One to investment firm Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in an initial deal worth more than £3.5 billion (€3.9 billion).
  Ørsted sells 50% of Hornsea One
 

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Business and Companies
Neoen starts IPO process
FRANCE: Renewables developer Neoen has filed with the French market authority (AMF), marking its first step towards an initial public offering (IPO).
  Neoen starts IPO process
 
Cold climate experts to work on better icing predicition
SWEDEN: Certification body DNV GL and Swedish atmospheric scientists WeatherTech are working together on a new icing model to better predict the performance of wind turbines in cold climates.
  Cold climate experts to work on better icing predicition
 
Updated: Rusnano sets up tower JV
RUSSIA: Energy company Rusnano has closed an agreement with Spanish firm Windar Renovables and steel company Severstal to produce turbine towers in Russia.
  Updated: Rusnano sets up tower JV
 

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. 


Markets and Policy
Vietnam raises wind tariffs
VIETNAM: Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has raised the tariffs for both onshore and offshore wind projects in the south-east Asian country.
  Vietnam raises wind tariffs
 
No replacement for mothballed NEG
AUSTRALIA: The new Australian energy minister said there will not be a replacement for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) policy, proposed by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, and the government will let the current system expire in 2020 without a new one in place.
  No replacement for mothballed NEG
 
Virginia could be offshore investment 'tipping point'
UNITED STATES: If Virginia was to back development of offshore wind, it could become the tipping point in investment by developers, a new report by BVG Associates has concluded.
  Virginia could be offshore investment 'tipping point'
 
Colombia details renewables auction schedule
COLOMBIA: The country's energy planning authority has published a schedule for holding its first renewable energy auction next year.
  Colombia details renewables auction schedule
 
North American wind approaching 'critical turning point'
UNITED STATES: Operating expenditure will soon exceed capital expenditure for North America's ageing wind fleet as new installations decline after federal tax credits expire in 2021, according to a new report.
  North American wind approaching 'critical turning point'
 
DNV GL launches floating wind guidelines
GERMANY: Certification body DNV GL has published revised standards for the design of floating wind turbines and their structures.
  DNV GL launches floating wind guidelines
 
Second joint German wind-solar tender launched
GERMANY: The Federal Network Agency (BNA) has launched its second joint tender for 200MW of wind power and solar PV.
  Second joint German wind-solar tender launched
 
European capacity to exceed 250GW by 2022
EUROPE: Wind energy capacity will grow at an average 17.4GW per year up to 2022 across the continent, according to a new report by WindEurope.
  European capacity to exceed 250GW by 2022
 


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. 

Project Development
Ørsted sells 50% of Hornsea One
UK: Ørsted has agreed to divest half of its 1.2GW Hornsea Project One to investment firm Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in an initial deal worth more than £3.5 billion (€3.9 billion).
  Ørsted sells 50% of Hornsea One
 
France's first offshore turbine finally online
FRANCE: The country's first offshore wind turbine has exported electricity to the grid for the first time.
  France's first offshore turbine finally online
 
Boston University to buy South Dakota wind
UNITED STATES: Boston University will buy renewable energy credits from part of a new South Dakota wind farm, funding its construction, and virtually offsetting its power consumption with clean energy.
  Boston University to buy South Dakota wind
 
Ikea buys Vestas fleet upgrade
EUROPE: Vestas will upgrade Ikea's 316MW fleet of the manufacturer's turbines to increase annual energy production by an estimated 1.5%.
  Ikea buys Vestas fleet upgrade
 
Updated: Application filed for Californian floating project
UNITED STATES: A consortium of developers, engineers, and environmental and ecological consultants have submitted a lease application for a floating wind farm off the coast of northern California.
  Updated: Application filed for Californian floating project
 
LM's first 66.6-metre blades installed in China
CHINA: LM Wind Power's first two sets of 66.6-metre blades have been successfully installed on Shanghai Electric Wind Power's (Sewind's) 4MW turbine.
  LM's first 66.6-metre blades installed in China
 
Baltic Eagle survey begins
GERMANY: Fugro has started investigating the site of Iberdrola's 476MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm off the island of Rügen.
  Baltic Eagle survey begins
 
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