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GE Touts 12Mw Haliade-X Offshore Wind Nacelle (New Prod & Tech)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2019-07-24
From its production facility in Saint-Nazaire, France, GE Renewable Energy is reporting the unveiling of the first-ever nacelle for its mammoth 12Mw Haliade-X offshore wind turbine. The Haliade-X measures 260 meters in height and boasts a 220-meter rotor capable of generating enough clean electricity for 16,000 households. Blades for the turbine will measure 107 meters in length and help the turbine generate 67 GWh in gross annual energy.

The Halide-X will be shipped to Rotterdam for testing and final assembly.

The Saint-Nazaire production facility is also assembling a second nacelle for delivery to the UK's Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult site at Blyth for testing. (Source: GE Renewable Energy,PR, CleanTech, Various Media, July, 2019) Contact: Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Paul McKeever, Head of Strategic Research, +44 (0) 333 004 1400,; GE Renewable Energy, John Lavelle, CEO of Offshore Wind,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ORE Catapult,  GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Nacelle,  

GE Renewable Energy Equipping Turkish Wind Farms (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2019-07-22
GE Renewable Energy is reporting it has been contracted by Turkish wind developers RT Enerji and Turkeler Enerji to provide equipment for five onshore wind farm projects -- Kirazli, Meryem, Sile, Pamukova and Mahmut Sevket -- being constructed in Turkey.

A total of 49 3-MW onshore wind turbines totaling 158 MW will be installed in Izmir, Bilecik, Sakarya, and Istanbul. The supply contract includes a 10-year servicing agreement, according to the GE Renewable Energy release. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Ankeny Daily, 21 July, 2019)Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe,; RT Enerji,; Turkeler Enerji,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Turbine ,  

Absaroka Montana Pumped Hydro Project Secures Funding (Funding)
Absaroka Energy
Date: 2019-07-17
Bozeman, Montana-based Absaroka Energy reports it has secured financing for a planned 400 MW pumped hydro project near Martinsdale, Montana, through an equity investment from Denmark's Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

The $1 billion closed loop Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro project, which previously secured construction and operation permits from FERC, is designed to help integrate more renewable energy onto the Pacific Northwest electrical grid and could start work in 2020. GE Renewable Energy will supply the pump and turbine equipment for the project. (Source: Absaroka Energy, AP, Utility Dive, 15 July, 2019) Contact: Absaroka Energy, Carl Borgquist President and CEO, Eli Bailey, VP Bus. Dev., 406-585-3006,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Absaroka Energy,  Pumped Energy Storage,  Energy Storage,  

GE Plans Chinese Offshore Wind Manufacturing, R&D Centers (Int'l)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2019-07-15
GE Renewable Energy is reporting it will open a new offshore wind manufacturing facility in Jieyang , Guangdong province as well as an Operation and Research and Development Center in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.

Construction on the manufacturing plant is expected to break ground before the year end for startup in Q2, 2021. GE's new Operation and Development Center in Guangzhou will be the regional Sales and Project Management office for GE Renewable Energy's Offshore Wind business. GE's offices in Nantes, France will remain the company's global offshore wind headquarter. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, offshoreWIND 12 July, 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, John Lavelle, CEO of Offshore Wind,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Ofshore Wind,  

GE Supplying Turbines to 220 MW Polish Wind Project (Int'l Report)
GE Renewable Energy ,EBRD
Date: 2019-07-12
GE Renewable Energy reports it will supply 81 onshore wind turbines along with a five-year service agreement to power the 220 MW Potegowo Wind Project in Northern Poland. This is the first project between GE Renewable Energy and Potegowo Mashav Sp Z OO. With a current installed base of 580 MW in Poland, GE Renewable Energy will increase its installed base to 800 MW in the country, once the project is commissioned.

The 81 turbines for the Polish project will be manufactured at GE Renewable Energy's facility in Salzbergen, Germany. GE will also provide a five-year Full Service Agreement (FSA) offering data-driven insights, expert recommendations, and advanced field services.

The Polish project, which is supported by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), is expected to help save 480,000 tpy of carbon dioxide. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, reve, 11 July, 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy , Peter Wells, Onshore Wind CEO for Europe and SSA,; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000,; Potegowo Mashav, Mashav Energia,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News EBRD,  GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Turbine,  

Greenbelt, NARE Announce Bioproducts Collaboration (Ind. Report)
Greenbelt Resources ,New Age Renewable Energy
Date: 2019-07-03
Paso Robles, California-based Greenbelt Resources Corporation is reporting a technology collaboration with King Ferry, New York-based New Age Renewable Energy, LLC. (NARE), an innovator in dairy waste processing projects, combining the NARE fermentation formulation with Greenbelt's ECOsystem technology to provide a cost-effective solution to convert dairy processing wastes such as "cheese whey" into ethanol and other valuable bioproducts.

In their collaboration, each ECOsystem solution would likely have a capacity between 400,000 and one million gpy of ethanol production per year. (Source: Greenbelt Resources Corp., Yahoo, 2 July, 2019) Contact: New Age Renewable Energy, (315) 314-8077,,; Greenbelt Resources, Darren Eng, CEO, 888-995-4726 x 101,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenbelt Resources ,  anaerobic digestion,  New Age Renewable Energy,  

Enerfin's 50-MW Valencia Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
GE Renewable Energy,Enerfin
Date: 2019-06-26
In Madrid, Elecnor's wind energy unit Enerfin reports construction is underway on its 50 MW Cofrentes Wind Farm in Valencia.

The wind farm will incorporate 13, GE 3.8-137 onshore wind turbines manufactured at GE's Renewable Energy site in Salzbergen, Germany while the turbine blades will be from GE's LM Wind Power in Spain. GE Renewable Energy will also provide a 25-year Full Service Agreement to be administered from its site in Noblejas and the new Remote Operations Center (ROC) in Barcelona. The project is slated for commissioning in 2020. (Source: Enerfin, reve, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Enerfin, +34 91 417 0980,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Enerfin,  

GE's LM Wind Power Claims World's Largest Wind Blade (Ind. Report)
LM Wind Power
Date: 2019-04-24
The set to be used for GE's upcoming 12MW offshore wind turbine LM Wind Power, the turbine maker owned by global engineering giant GE, is reporting production of a 107-metre wind turbine blade at its Cherbourg, France, plant.

The blade is the largest ever made for a wind turbine, and will be used in the next generation of massive GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbines, according to a release. (Source: GE, LM Wind Power, Business Green, 23 April, 2019) Contact: LM Wind Power, Duncan Berry, CEO, Lukasz Cejrowski, LM 107.0 Project Director, +45 79 84 00 00,; GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe,

More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind Power,  Wind Turbie,  Wind Blade,  

GE to Implement Solar/Energy Storage in Upstate NY (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy,Helios Energy
Date: 2019-04-17
GE Renewable Energy is reporting an agreement with Helios Energy to deliver two energy storage systems to be integrated with solar arrays for the Lenox Solar / Energy Storage project in Lenox, NY.

The hybrid system, which is slated to be operational in Q2, 2020, will use a direct DC coupled configuration with a single inverter and single point of interconnection shared by the solar array and the storage system, helping improve the overall energy output of the system while optimizing equipment, installation costs and increasing overall system reliability. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, Power, 15 April, 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Rob Morgan, CEO, Energy Storage,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Helios Energy,  GE Renewable Energy,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  

GE 5.3MW Cyprus Wind Turbine Prototype Commissioned (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2019-03-15
GE Renewable Energy reports the commissioning of its onshore 5.3MW Cypress wind turbine platform prototype in Wieringermeer, Netherlands. The Cypress wind turbine, which was first unveiled in September 2017, is the company's largest onshore wind turbine to date.

Acording to GE, the new platform advances the technology of its 2MW and 3MW fleets while also using architecture and innovations from the 4.8-158 wind turbine, that was launched in 2017. The Cypress platform will be offered in different ratings and varying hub heights. The Cypress platform features a two-piece blade design which allows the blades to be manufactured at even longer lengths while improving logistics to provide more siting options. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Compelo, 14 Mar., 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Turbine,  

GE Renewable Touts New 5.3MW Onshore Turbine (New Prod & tech)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2018-11-02
GE Renewable Energy is reporting details of a new IEC S-class, 5.3MW onshore turbine in conjunction with a previously unveiled 4.8MW model, on its "Cypress" platform. This 5.3MW iteration offers a doubly-fed induction generator and 50 pct increase in annual energy production over the company's 3MW platform, according to GE.

The new 5.3MW turbine incorporates a modular, two-piece blade that offers logistical cost savings and allows the use of longer blades for more convenient delivery to remote wind farm sites. (Source: GE Renewables, WindPower, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energ,  Wind Turbiney,  

GE Touts New Wind Turbine Inspection Tech (New Prod & Tech)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2018-10-12
GE Renewable Energy is reporting details of its high-speed wind turbine blade inspection system that uses thermal imaging technology and wide band acoustic spectral analysis to detect wind blade fatigue cracks, defective repairs, faults and other problems.

The new ground-based system works on GE and non-GE turbines and requires about 15 minutes per blade to provide real time data analytics. To date, more than 1,500 turbines had been inspected with the technology. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, CNBC, 10 Oct., 2018) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Anne McEntee, CEO Digital Services,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Wind Blade,  

Hoover Dam Pumped Energy Storage Project Proposed (Ind. Report)
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Date: 2018-09-17
In the Golden State, the Los Angeles Department of Wind and Power (LADWP) is floating a proposal that, if approved, would construct a wind and solar-powered pump station 20 miles south of the Hoover Dam. The station would pump water from downstream back up to Lake Mead, which was created by the dam. All the water stored at the lake could then be released as needed for power on demand, effectively turning the dam into a battery for solar and wind power.

The Hoover Dam water load currently functions at about 20 pct of its full capacity. Research committees are presently evaluating the environmental and infrastructural impacts of the project. If approved, the LADWP hopes to complete the project by 2028.

Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.(Source: LADWP Good News Network, 16 Sept., 2018) Contact: LADWP, David H. Wright, GM, (800) 342-5397,; Hoover Dam,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Pumped Energy Storage,  Los Angeles Department of Water and Power,  Pumped Energy Storage Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  

Red River BioRefinery Construction Underway in ND (Ind. Report)
BioMass Solution
Date: 2018-09-05
Following on our August 22nd coverage, Middleton, Wisconsin-headquartered BioMass Solution LLC is reporting construction of the Red River BioRefinery located in Grand Forks, North Dakota is underway. When fully operational early in 2020, the facility will convert more than 500,000 tpy of agricultural waste and by-products in to advanced Biofuels.

BioMass Solution's mission is to acquire, develop, operate and manage renewable energy facilities in North America that are focused on bringing value to handling large volumes of organic waste. The company focuses on organic solid and waste water to produce next generation biofuels and other organic based products while generating strong financial returns. (Source: BioMass Solutions LLC, Green Car Congress, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: BioMass Solutions, Jacek Chmielewski, 847-208-4171,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News BioMass Solution ,  RedRiver Biorefinery,  

GE, LM Wind Power Aquiring WMC Blade Test Facility (M&A, Int'l)
GE Renewable Energy,LM Wind Power
Date: 2018-07-25
In the Netherlands, GE Renewable Energy and LM Wind Power are reporting plans to acquire and build on the WMC wind turbine blade test facility in Wieringerwerf.

The facility will provide rotor hub testing for new GE turbines while continuing to offer blade and other testing, digital tools, research and similar services.

The acquisition is slated to close within weeks, subject to certain conditions. LM Wind Power was acquired by GE in April 2017. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, Renewable Energy, 23 July, 2018) Contact: LM Wind Power, Duncan Berry, CEO, +45 79 84 00 00,; WMC,; GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  LM Wind Power,  Wind.Wind Blage,  

AEP's $4.5Bn Wind Project Wins Another Approval (Ind. Report)
AEP Corp,Invenergy
Date: 2018-06-22
In the Buckeye State, Columbus-based utility American Electric Power (AEP) is reporting its proposed $4.5 billion Wind Catcher Energy Connection project has landed required approvals from Louisiana and Arkansas -- two of the four states it will ultimately serve. Texas and Oklahoma have not yet approved the proposed 2,000-MW wind farm to be constructed in Texas and in Cimaroon County on the Oklahoma panhandle.

The project would be developed by Chicago-based Invenergy LLC and will incorporate about 800 wind turbines supplied by GE Renewable Energy. Invenergy would sell the farm upon completion, expected in in 2020. AEP's Southwestern Electric Power Co. will own 70 pct of the project and Public Service Company of Oklahoma will hold the remaining 30 pct. Southwestern Electric Power Co. says the project will save customers $4 billion over its 25-year life, compared to what it would cost to buy the power on the open market, noting no fuel costs, tax credit benefits and cost-efficient delivery thanks to the dedicated power line. It serves 231,000 customers in Louisiana. AEP serves 5.4 million customers in 11 states. It has 33,000 megawatts of energy generation capacity, including 4,200 megawatts of solar energy as well as 224,000 miles of distribution lines. (Source: AEP, Columbus Business First, 20 June, 2018)Contact: AEP, (614) 716-1000, Southwestern Electric Power,; Invenergy, Invenergy Wind LLC, (312) 224-1400,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy ,  AEP,  American Electric Power,  Wind,  

Mass. Legislating 100 pct Renewables by 2047 (Reg. & Leg.)
Massachussets ,Renewable Energy
Date: 2018-06-18
In Boston, the Bay State senate is reporting the passage of legislation enabling Massachusetts to run on 100-pct renewable energy by 2047 by tripling the state's 1 pct per year renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 3 pct per year.

The Senate bill also removes caps on non-governmental solar net metering and sets new 2030 and 2040 emission targets under the Global Warming Solutions Act. The act creates the framework for a revenue-neutral, market-based carbon fee; sets a 2,000-MW energy storage target, and opens the door to large renewable energy procurements in the offshore wind sector. The legislation needs the state's House of Representatives approval. (Source: Various Media, pvbuzz, 17 June, 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Net-Metering,  Solar,  Wind,  

GE Onshore Wind Turbines in N.Am Power the Equivalent of 11,000,000 U.S. Homes (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
GE,General Electric
Date: 2018-05-23
"Iowa may conjure up images of sweeping cornfields dotted with farms, but this Midwestern state has been at the forefront of wind energy technology since 1983, when it became the first state to enact a renewable-energy mandate, requiring local investor-owned utilities to use wind or solar sources for power generation. In 2017, Iowa generated 37 percent of its electricity from wind, the largest share nationwide.

"GE Renewable Energy will now add to the state's remarkable base of renewables by helping local utility Alliant Energy erect 190 turbines at two new sites -- Upland Prairie in the state's northwest corner and English Farms further southeast -- to contribute additional 470 megawatts to Iowa's renewables capacity, enough power to supply the equivalent of 180,000 American homes.

"Those two new projects will also propel GE Renewable Energy to break a record of its own: The business unit's onshore wind capacity in North America now exceeds 40 gigawatts. Its 25,000-plus turbines now have the capacity to power the equivalent of 11 million U.S. homes.

"Worldwide, the stats are even more impressive. GE Renewable Energy has more than 60,000 MW of onshore wind turbines installed across the globe -- enough to theoretically supply all of Indonesia.

"Since entering wind energy 15 years ago, GE Renewable Energy has provided turbines for some of the largest sites in the U.S, including the 845 MW Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon and the Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center and Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm in Texas. The company also supplied five 6 MW turbines for America's first offshore wind farm near Block Island, Rhode Island.

"GE's own contributions speak to a larger truth: Wind is blowing up. In the last decade, U.S. wind capacity has tripled to 54,000 wind turbines with a combined capacity of nearly 90,000 MW housed in 41 states, as well as Guam and Puerto Rico. Wind power is now the largest source of renewable generating capacity in the U.S., according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)." (Source: General Electric, May 21, 2018) Contact: GE,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Wind,  General Electric,  Wind,  

UAE, Saudis Lead MENA Renewable Energy Sector (Int'l Report)
Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation
Date: 2018-05-21
According the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), an energy sector development bank, the UAE and Saudi Arabia are leading the Middle East and North Africa's (MENA) renewable energy market, where the demand for power is expected to increase by 6.4 pct annually until 2022.

APICORP notes that MENA's major energy-importing companies are working to improve renewable energy legislation and infrastructure, while most exporting countries have "done little to incorporate renewables."

According to APICORP large oil and gas reserves and cheap extraction costs mean that hydrocarbons continue to meet rising demand in countries like Kuwait and Algeria. Legislative factors such as "policy uncertainty" and the lack of an efficient and supportive regulatory framework, are also contributing factors to the slow uptake of renewable energy. Even so, the UAE and Dubai are "on trackā€ with their renewable energy targets and the introduction of competitive bidding, feed in tariffs (FiTs), tax exemptions, and power-purchase agreements (PPAs) to encourage renewable energy projects.

The MENA countries typically include: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen. Ethiopia and Sudan are sometimes included. (Source: APICORP, Construction Week, 20 May, 2018) Contact: Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Renewable Energy,  Renewables,  MENA,  

GE Exceeds 40 GW North American Wind Capacity (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2018-05-14
GE Renewable Energy reports it would not only add 470 MW worth of new capacity in Iowa with the construction of the English Farms and Upland Prairie wind farms, but that the company had now installed over 40 GW worth of wind capacity in North America. The Upland Prairie wind farm is expected to be commissioned in late 2018 and early 2019, while the English Farms site is expected to be commissioned in early 2019.

The new two new wind farms will incorporate a mixture of GE's proven 2 MW platform of wind turbines -- including the 2.3-116, the 2.5-116 and GE's newly introduced 2.5-127 turbines. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, May, 2018) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  

GE Renewable Energy Announces Chilean Wind Power Project (Int'l)
GE Renewable Energy,Arroyo Energy
Date: 2018-05-11
GE Renewable Energy has announced its first wind energy deal in Chile. The project, with Arroyo Energy Compania de Energias Renovables Limitada, will see GE supply six 3.6 megawatt (MW) turbines. Each will have 137-meter rotors, amounting to 21.8 MW in total, and will be installed at sites in souther Chile.

"GE believes in Chile's energy sector as a motor for development and we are determined to use our state-of-the-art wind technology to harness the vast wind potential in the country," Vikas Anand, general manager for GE's Onshore Wind Business in the Americas, said in a statement Wednesday.

The Chilean government aims to have 60 pct or more of the county's electricity generated by renewable sources by 2035 , rising to 70 pct by 2050. The government also plans to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 pct compared to 2007 levels by 2030. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, CNBC News, Others, 10 May, 2018) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Vikas Anand, General Manager Onshore Wind Business,; Arroyo Energy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arroyo Energy,  GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  

GE Renewable Energy Confirms First Jordanian Wind Project (Int'l)
General Electric Renewable Energy
Date: 2018-04-11
GE Renewable Energy is reporting it will supply its latest generation of 3.6-137 wind turbines to Mass Energy Group Holding, a subsidiary of Mass Global, for installation at the 100 MW Mass Wind project in the Jordan. When fully operational by the end of 2019, the wind farm is expected to generate sufficient power for 150,000 homes and reduce carbon emissions by 233,800 metric tpy. The project is both GE Renewable Energy's and Mass Global's first project in Jordan.

The project supports the Kingdom of Jordan's commitment to meeting its Vision 2025 renewable energy targets to increase the share of renewable energy in the total energy mix to 11 pct and drive domestic energy production to 39 pct. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, SmarterAnalyst, 9 April, 2018) Contact: Mass Energy Group Holding,; GE Renewable Energy, Vikas Anand, General Manager Onshore Wind Business,

More Low-Carbon Energy News General Electric Renewable Energy,  GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  

GE Installs First of 66 Merkur Offshore Wind Turbines (Int'l)
GE Renewable Energy ,Merkur Offshore
Date: 2018-03-14
GE Renewable Energy is reporting the installation of its first of 66 Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine at the 396MW Merkur Offshore Windfarm in the German North Sea.

The turbine was pre-assembled and shipped from Merkur's logistics hub in Eemshaven, Netherlands. The project's remaining 65 nacelles, blades and tower pieces will also be assembled and shipped from Eemshaven.

Upon completion, the Merkur project will be among the largest offshore windfarms in Germany with a generation capacity of 1,750MWh annually -- sufficient power for approximately 500,000 homes. GE will also provide operations and maintenance services at the site for a period of ten years. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Power, Mar., 2018) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Vikas Anand, General Manager Onshore Wind Business,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy ,  Wind,  Merkur Offshore ,  

GE Supplying 144 Turbines for ENGIE Brazilian Wind Projects (Int'l)
GE Renewable Energy,ENGIE Brazil
Date: 2018-02-07
GE Renewable Energy reports it will supply 144 of its 2.5-116 turbines for the ENGIE owned Umburanas Wind Farm Complex in upstate Bahia, Brazil. GE Renewable Energy will also provide 10 years of Operations and Maintenance at the Umburanas Wind Farm. This 360MW wind installment will add to the 326.7MW under commissioning by GE Renewable Energy at the neighboring Campo Largo I wind farm, also owned by ENGIE.

The Campo Largo 1 site is currently under construction and will begin commercial operations in January 2019 when it will generate sufficient electric power for up to 600,000 inhabitants. The newly announced 360MW Umburanas project has also begun construction, and the first turbines are set to be delivered in 2018. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, WebWire, 5 Feb., 2018) Contact: ENGIE Brazil, Eduardo Sattamini, Pres., +55 21 2505 1100,; GE Renewable Energy, Vikas Anand, General Manager Onshore Wind Business,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  ENGIE Brazil,  

Middle Eastern Renewables Could Require $30Bn Plus, says GE (Int'l)
General Electric
Date: 2018-01-29
General Electric (GE) reports it is expanding its renewable energy footprint in the Middle East where it currently has 2GW turbine capacity. The company expects a capital investment of $30 billion to $40 billion to meet its 2035 Middle Eastern renewable energy -- primarily wind and solar energy -- targets.

The company currently has around 2GW of renewables turbine capacity in the Pakistan and Middle Eastern markets, a wind blade manufacturing facility in Turkey, an agreement to develop a conventional 120MW sub-station in Egypt, and is eyeing other opportunities in the ongoing round of renewables and is working with developers bidding for the Saudi renewable energy projets. (Source: GE, The National UAE, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: GE Europe, Yves Rannous, CEO, GE Renewable Energy , +32 2 235 6855,

More Low-Carbon Energy News General Electric,  Renewable Energy,  

GE Renewable Energy Inks $10.4Bn in Orders In 2017 (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2018-01-29
In its just released Q4 and full 2017 results, industrial behemoth General Electric (GE) notes its subsidiary renewable energy division GE Renewable Energy generated a total of $10.4 billion worth of orders and $10.3 billion of sales.

The company claimed 30 pct growth in its international onshore wind orders in 2017. GE Renewable Energy also secured the orders for the largest wind farm in the US, the 2 GW (gigawatt) Wind Catcher farm in Oklahoma, and the largest wind farm in Australia, the 453 MW Coopers Gap Wind Farm in North Queensland. In 2017, GE Renewable Energy also completed the $1.65 billion acquisition of wind blade manufacturer LM Wind Power. GE Renewable Energy is also now the first offshore wind supplier with projects in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Additionally, GE's hydro division saw full-year growth of 10 pct in orders and 40 pct in services, and booked over $100 million in hydro orders. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 25 Jan., 2018)Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Solar,  Hydro,  

ALLETE Orders GE Renewable Energy Wind Turbines (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy,Allete
Date: 2018-01-22
ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALLETE Inc. reports the purchase of 40-MW of wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy. The turbines qualify for 80 pct of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and would create more than 400 megawatts of additional qualified wind projects through 2021. This latest purchase will bring ALLETE Clean Energy's total wind project opportunity to approximately 1,500 MW.

The safe harbor turbines are part of ALLETE Clean Energy's multifaceted growth strategy that includes building and operating new wind projects based on long-term power purchase agreements, and build, own and transfer projects. (Source: Allete, StreetInsider, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: Allete Clean Energy, Al Rudeck, Pres., (218) 355-3232,; GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Allete Clean Energy,  GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  

Quinbrook Closes on $268Mn for Oklahoma Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
GE Energy Financial ServiceQuinbrook Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2018-01-19
Houston-headquartered Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Llc reports it has completed $268 million in financing for for the first phase of the 365MW Persimmon Wind Farm in Oklahoma.

Phase one includes construction and installation of of 73, 2.5MW and 7, 2.3MW GE wind turbines.

GE Energy Financial Services will provide $190 million in tax equity financing for the project and has served as a bookrunner, administrative agent and lender for $252 million of credit facilities.

Quinbrook recently acquired a 75 pct controlling interest in Persimmon and formed a joint venture with Elawan Wind -- formerly Gestamp Wind -- the initial developer of the project.

When fully operational, the Persimmon wind farm is expected to generate about 900,000MWh of power per year. Quinbrook and Elawan claim to have secured long-term PPAs with an investment grade counterparty to support the overall financing. (Source: Quinbrool, Kallanish, CTBR, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, President & CEO Onshore Wind Business, Quinbrook Shawn Cumberland, Managing Dir., (713) 580-8022,; GE Energy Financial Service,; Elawan Wind,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  GE Renewable Energy,  GE Energy Financial Service,  

EU OK's GE, Mirova Spanish Wind Farms Acquisition (Int'l, M&A)
Date: 2018-01-10
The European Commission (EC) reports it has approved France's Mirova-Eurofideme 3 venture capital fund and US conglomerate General Electric's acquisition and joint control of Idesamgar SL and Idesamgar SL 1, which will encompass nine wind farm projects in Spain.

Mirova-Eurofideme 3 invests in renewable energies, sustainable equities and green bonds for institutional players. General Electric is a global company active in the investment market in the energy sector, and in the production and maintenance of hydroelectric, wind and solar power generators.

In approving the acquisition, the EC concluded that the proposed concentration did not raise competition concerns because of its limited impact on the market. (Source: Mirova-Eurofideme, GE, New Europe Online, 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: Mirova-Eurofideme,; GE Europe, Yves Rannous, CEO, GE Renewable Energy , +32 2 235 6855,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  GE Renewables,  

GE Scores 90 Turbine Thai Wind Project Order (Int'l)
GE Wind, GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2017-12-15
GE Renewable Energy reports it has contracted to supply 90 of tits 3.0-137 model turbines with 156.5-metre hybrid towers for installation across three 90MW clusters in Wind Energy Holding's 270MW wind farm in Theparak,Thailand.

The wind farm will be built in three 90MW phases, and is slated to commence commercial operations in 2018. Theparak is owned by Thai corporation KPN Group's subsidiary Wind Energy Holding. Thailand has 40 pct renewable energy by 2036 target. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Smarter Analyst, Others, 13 Dec., 2017) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Wind,  Wind,  GE Renewable Energy,  

GE Renewable Energy Boasts 60GW Installed Onshore Wind (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2017-12-01
GE Renewable Energy reports it has to date installed more than 60 GW worth of onshore wind energy capacity across the globe with more than 35,000 wind turbines in 36 countries -- sufficient to power the equivalent of more than 15 million residential homes. More than 10 GW worth of wind energy capacity is in Europe. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, CleanTechnica, 29 Nov., 2017) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, President & CEO Onshore Wind Business,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Onshore wind,  GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  

Microsoft Adding 37 MW of Wind Energy to Irish Grid (Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-10-09
In Dublin, Microsoft Corp. reports it is entering into a 15-year PPA with GE for purchase 100 percent of the wind energy from its new, 37-MW Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland. As part of the deal, Microsoft also signed an agreement with Dublin-based, Mitsubishi-controlled energy trading company ElectroRoute which will provide energy trading services to Microsoft.

This PPA builds on Microsoft's strategic partnership with GE, announced last year. The wind farm will integrate GE's Digital Wind Farm technology, which makes renewable energy outputs even more reliable. Microsoft is also acquiring an Irish energy supply license from GE. The supply license will benefit both Microsoft and the Irish power grid, as it allows the company the flexibility to easily grow and invest in renewable energy in Ireland over time. ElectroRoute will act as trading service provider for the supply company. Once operational, the new wind project will bring Microsoft's total global direct procurement in renewable energy projects to almost 600 MW. (Source: Microsoft, PR, 9 Oct., 2017) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Sebastien Duchamp,,; ElectroRoute, +353 1 687 7122,

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Fage Yogurt Acts Over Ethanol Plant Inaction (Ind. Report)
Johnstown Renewables
Date: 2017-08-21
In the complaint filed August 1, 2017, in Fulton County Supreme Court, Johnstown, New York-based yogurt maker Fage USA Dairy Industry is suing Johnstown Renewables LLC for not living up to a supply and purchase agreement Fage signed July 1, 2015, with New Age Renewable Energy (NARE) later assigned the deal to Johnstown Renewables.

The original contract called for Johnstown Renewables LLC to construct a plant that would process acidic whey -- a yogurt production byproduct -- from Fage's plant into industrial ethanol and farm feed. The plant was to cost $12.43 million and it received commitments of $3.4 million in state and federal grants. Fage is seeking not less than $20 million in damages. (Source: Daily Gazette News, 18 Aug., 2017) Contact: Fage Yogurt, (866) 962-5912,; New Age Renewable Energy, Emma Inker, (307) 632-3333, Johnstown Renewables LLC, (914) 345-1400,

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JPS Planning 24.5-MW Energy Storage Facility (Ind. Report)
Jamaica Public Service Company
Date: 2017-07-31
In Kingston, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), the island's sole electric utility, reports it will be doubling its expenditure on energy efficiency and related projects within the next six months in a concerted effort to drive corporate internal efficiencies and lower customer electric power costs. The initiative includes construction of a cutting-edge renewable energy storage facility.

In In June, JPS announced plans to build a 24.5-MW -- first of its kind in the Caribbean -- facility to store energy as a safeguard against power outages. (Source: Jamaica Public Service Company, Jamaica Gleaner, 29 July, 2017) Contact: Jamaica Public Service Company, Emanuel DaRosa, CEO, (876) 975-0830,

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LM Windpower Opens Blade Factory in Turkey (Int'l Report)
LM Wind Power
Date: 2017-07-14
Kolding, Denmark-headquartered wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Wind Power reports the launch of a new $50 million plant in Bergama, Turkey.

The plant, which is expected to have a 500 KW manufacturing capacity expandable to 1.5 GW, is the company's first new blade manufacturing site since it was acquired by GE Renewable Energy earlier this year. (Source: LM Wind Power, PR, PEI, 11 July, 2017)Contact: LM Wind Power, Alexis Crama, V.P. Offshore, Marc de Jong, CEO, +45 79 84 00 00,,

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GE, Mainstream Launch Vietnamese Wind Partnership (Int'l)
Mainstream Renewable Power, GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2017-06-07
Further to our November 9, 2016 coverage, Mainstream Renewable Power, GE Renewable Energy and Vietnamese partner Phu Cuong Group are reporting a joint venture to develop a $2 billion, 800MW wind energy project in southern Vietnam. Upon completion, the Phu Cuong project will Vietnam's largest wind site.

The first 150-200MW phase is expected to reach financial close in 2018. GE will supply turbines to both phases of the project. (Source: Mainstream Renewable Power, GE Renewable Energy, Windpower Monthly, Other Media, 1 June, 2017) Contact: Mainstream Renewable Power, Andy Kinsella, CEO, +353 (0) 1 290 2000,; GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, President and CEO, Onshore Wind,

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GE, Innvenergy Ink Wind Turbine, Cyber Security Deal (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy,Innvenergy
Date: 2017-05-29
GE Renewable Energy reports it has been selected to provide wind turbines to a 300-MW wind farm being developed in Texas by independent clean energy provider Innvenergy. GE Renewable Energy, who will provide 120 of its GE2.5-116.90-meter wind turbines for the Santa Rita wind farm being developed in Reagan County, Texas, by Invenergy. A separate cybersecurity agreement has also been inked by the two companies.

(Source: GE Renewable Energy, CleanTechnica, Innvenergy, Others, 26 May, 2017) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, President and CEO, Onshore Wind,; Invenergy Wind, (312) 224-1400,

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GE Wins 1.2GW Forestalia Wind Turbines Order (Ind. Report)
Forestalia Group,LM Windpower,GE
Date: 2017-05-24
GE reports it will supply 1.2GW of wind turbines from its 3MW range for wind farms in Spain to be developed by Forestalia Group. GE will supply a further 300MW of 3MW machines to Forestalia, for a wind farm awarded to the Spanish company in Spain's tender last year.

The turbines will be manufactured at GE's European facilities in Barcelona and Salzbergen,Germany. LM Wind Power, recently acquired by GE, will provide the blades from plants in Ponferrada and Castellon. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, renews, Various Media, 18 May, 2017) Contact: GE Renewable Energy,; Forestalia Group,,

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GE Supplying Wind Turbines for 2 Chinese Projects (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2017-05-19
GE Renewable Energy reports it will supply nearly 200 MW of wind turbines to the Qiansongba and Senjitu III wind projects in the Hebei province in China.

GE Renewable Energy will provide 27 of its 1.85-82.5 wind turbines to the Qiansongba project, and 54 2.75-120 wind turbines to be installed at the Senjitu III project. Together, the two projects will psupply sufficient energy for 800,000 homes. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, CleanTechnica, Others, 16 May, 2017) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, CEO Onshore Wind,

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GE Turbine Supplier for 250 MW Texas Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy ,Lincoln Clean Energy
Date: 2017-04-10
GE Renewable Energy reports it has been selected by Lincoln Clean Energy to supply 100 of its 2.5-116 wind turbines, along with a 20-year full service agreement, to the Willow Springs wind project. Lincoln Clean Energy is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital.

The $330 million Willow Springs project is expected to generate approximately 1 million MWh of renewable energy per year,which is sufficient for 90,000 homes. (Source: GE, CleanTechnica, Various Others, 7 April, 2017) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, President & CEO, Onshore Wind,; : Lincoln Clean Energy, (512) 215-4452,,

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Hickenlooper Takes a Stand on Obama Clean Power Plan (Ind. Report)
John Hickenlooper
Date: 2017-04-03
In Denver, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (Dem) is taking a stand against Trump's move to quash the Obama Clean Power Plan. Hickenlooper says his state, the seventh-largest energy producing state in the U.S., will not be deterred by Trump's agenda and will continue its push to increased renewable energy and slashing carbon pollution.

According to the governor, Colorado has been addressing climate change since at least 2004, when voters approved a measure requiring utilities to source a minimum of 10 pct of their power from renewable sources by 2015. The target was later increased to 30 pct by 2020. In 2010, the state enacted legislation requiring utilities to replace some coal-fired electrical generating plants with natural gas facilities.

According to a spokesperson for the governor, Colorado has not yet met the goals but is on track to do so by 2030 -- the deadline in the Clean Power Plan for U.S. states to cut carbon emissions 30 pct. Although some states favour Trump's move others are moving ahead on their own initiatives to cut carbon emissions or encourage renewable energy. (Source: Office of Gov. John Hickenlooper, LMTonline, AP, 29 Mar., 2017) Contact: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, (303) 866-2471,

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GE Supplying Minnesota Solar-Wind Hybrid Project (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, Juhl Energy
Date: 2017-02-27
GE Renewable Energy reports it will supply wind and solar components for the first ever US commercial integrated solar-wind hybrid project. The 4.6 MW project is a community project set for Red Lake Falls in Minnesota, and to be developed by North American developer Juhl Energy. GE Renewable Energy has been contracted to supply two 2.3-116 wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy's Onshore Wind business, as well as 1 MW of solar power conversion equipment.

The 4.6 MW project is set to enter commercial operation later this year.

The Red Lake Falls project will utilize GE's Wind Integrated Solar Energy technology platform to integrate the solar panels through the wind turbine's converter so that both wind and solar share all the same balance of plant to increase annual energy production by up to 10 pct. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, CleanTechnica, Others, 24 Feb., 2017)Contact: GE Renewable Energy Pete McCabe, President & CEO, Onshore Wind,; Juhl Energy, Dan Juhl, CEO, Jody Janson, IR, (888) 438-5845,,

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GE, Eni SpA Partnering on Renewables Projects (Ind. Report)
Eni SpA,General Electric Renewables
Date: 2016-11-30
According to the latest updates, Rome-headquartered oil and gas multinational Eni SpA (ADR)and General Electric (GE)are reportedly partnering on the development of new renewables, hybrid energy and energy efficiency projects. The projects would include onshore and offshore wind generation, solar powered projects, waste to energy plants and other green industrial projects.

The new agreement will also help Eni with an opportunity to decarbonize its energy mix and move away from the use of fossil fuels as well as open opportunites for the company to move into the renewable enrgy sector. (Source: Eni SpA, Country Caller, 30Nov., 2016) Contact: Eni SpA,; GE Renewable Energy, Jerome Decresse, CEO,

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GE, juwi AG Ink 110 Wind Turbine Framework Deal (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy,Juwi
Date: 2016-11-28
General Electric Renewables and Worrstadt, Germany-based renewable energy developer juwi AG are reporting an agreement that will see GE supply as many as 110 wind turbines to Juwi through the end of 2018. The GE turbines will include the new 3.6-137 and 3.8-130 models from GE's 3-MW platform. The turbines have a rated output of up to 3.8 MW and hub heights of up to 164.5 metres. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Since 2013, juwi AG and GE Renewable Energy have executed a total of 16 wind projects. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, juwi AG, Others, 25 Nov., 2016) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Jerome Decresse, CEO,; juwi AG, Christian Hinsch, Communications, +49 (0) 6732. 96 57-1201, +49 (0) 172. 67 949 12,,

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GE Plans $1,65Bn LM Wind Power Acquisition (M&A, Ind. Report)
General Electric,LM Wind Power
Date: 2016-10-14
General Electric reports it plans to acquire its principal wind turbine blade supplier, Kolding, Denmark-headquartered LM Wind Power for $1.65 billion (€1.5 billion).

The planned acquisition, which is subject to the customary regulatory approvals, is slated for closure in the first half of 2017. (Source: GE, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 12 Oct., 2016) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Jerome Decresse, CEO,; LM Windpower, +45 79 84 00 00,,

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GE Labels Floating Offshore Wind Turbines "Renewable Energy of the Future" -- Report Attached (Ind. Report)
Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables,General Electric, GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2016-09-07
Commenting on recent developments conducted with French naval shipbuilding and energy company DCNS, GE Renewable Energy has labelled floating offshore wind turbines as the "renewable energy of the future."

The new Haliade offshore wind turbine system being developed by GE Renewable Energy and DCNS involves installing wind turbines atop a floating buoy of steel and concrete tethered to the seabed below, which could operate in waters as deep as 200 meters.

The 6 MW Haliade wind turbine is essentially the same as GE's traditional offshore wind turbines, except that it sits on a half-submerged floating foundation. The Haliade is 330 feet tall, with three 240 foot-long blades each weighing 27 tonnes.

Access the GE Report Floating Offshore Wind Turbines the Renewable Energy of the Future report HERE (Source: GE Renewable Energy, , 30 Aug., 2016) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Leonore Petit, Strategy, Business Development, Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables,; GE Renewable Energy, Jerome Decresse, CEO,

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