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GE Claims 27MW Vietnamese Wind Turbine Deal (Int'l. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-12-30
GE Renewable Energy is reporting receipt of contract to supply eight units of its 3MW-137 wind turbines for the Phuoc Minh wind farm in Ninh Thuan region, Vietnam. of the country.

. A consortium of PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation, Henste Engineering and IPC Group will provide full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the project which is expected to generate more than 100 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year to the national grid when fully operational in Q3, 2021. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, renews.biz, 29 Dec., 2020)Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Onshore Wind South Asia, Gilan Sabatier, www.ge.com/renewableenergy

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


European Onshore Wind JV Announced (Int'l. Report)
Enercon,EWE
Date: 2020-12-28
Magdeburg, Germany-based Wind turbine manufacturer ENERCON GmbH owner's -- Aloys Wobben Foundation (AWS) and German energy firm EWE -- are reporting an agreement to form a 50:50 joint venture to develop onshore wind farms in Europe. The JV company will include Enercon's Dusseldorf-based power trading arm Quadra Energy.

The JV transaction, which is expected to close in spring 2021, subject to antitrust and other regulatory approvals, will be headquartered in Aurich, Lower Saxony.

The two JV partners plan to merge their existing development portfolios and pipelines to create a new company with over 2.3GW of installed capacity and another 9.4GW-plus to follow. The deal does not include development of wind turbine technology, sale of turbines and maintenance of wind farms, an AWS spokesman confirmed. (Source: ENERCON, Windpower Monthly, 22 Dec., 2020) Contact: ENERCON, Hans-Dieter Kettwig, CEO, +49 0 4941 9270, www.enercon.de/en; EWE, www.ewe.com; Quadra Energy, +49 211 9606900, www.quadra-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enercon,  Onshore Wind,  EWE,  


GE Supplying Oklahoma Wind Farm Turbines (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-12-18
GE Renewable Energy has announced receipt of a 265-MW onshore wind turbine and 15-year full-service agreement order for ALLETE Clean Energy's 300-MW Caddo Wind farm in Caddo County, Oklahoma. The wind farm will utilize GE's 2.8-127 turbines. Construction on the project has begun, with commissioning expected in 2021.

The Caddo project is fully contracted for the first 12 years with three investment-grade Fortune 500 customers, according to ALLETE. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, reve, 16 Dec., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Tim White, CEO for Onshore Wind Americas, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com; ALLETE, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952, vmeyer@allete.com, www.allete.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  ALLETE CLean Energy,  


Posey County Indiana Solar Project Underway (Ind. Report)
Arevon Energy
Date: 2020-12-18
Global solar energy developer Arevon Energy Management is reporting their planned 2,500 -- 3,000 acre solar farm project in southern Posey County, Indiana is underway and awaiting regulatory and permitting approvals. Construction is slated to begin in 2022 with the project going online in 2023.

Arevon is North America's leading renewable energy company, offering comprehensive renewable energy infrastructure solutions to institutional investors and long-term owners that maximize value across the entire lifecycle of assets. Arevon is an affiliate of Capital Dynamics, benefiting from the global scale and extensive market insight of the global Capital Dynamics Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) platform.

Arevon's global fleet of PV Solar and Onshore Wind assets now exceeds 6.5GWdc, representing over $9 billion in invested capital. Arevon operates the 2nd largest portfolio of operating solar assets in North America, with over 3.5 GWdc of commercially operating utility-scale, commercial/industrial, distributed generation, and Battery Storage assets, according to the company website. (Source: Arevon Energy, Website PR, 15 Dec., 2020) Contact: Arevon Energy Management, Tiago Sabino Dias, CEO, 480-653-8450, www.arevonenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arevon Energy,  Solar,  


England's Tallest Onshore Wind Turbine Gets the Nod (Int'l.)
Ambition Community Energy
Date: 2020-11-30
In the UK, Bristol City Council reports it has approved a planning application by Ambition Community Energy (ACE) for what is reportedly the 150-metre tall -- reportedly the world's largest -- onshore wind turbine to be erected in Avonmouth, near Bristol.

When fully operational, the 4.2 MW turbine will generate sufficient power for roughly 4,000 homes and save more than 2 tpy of CO2 emissions.

Ambition Community Energy (ACE) is a not-for-profit community interest company established by the resident-driven charity Ambition Lawrence Weston. (Source: Ambition Community Energy, PR, BusinessLive, 27 Nov., 2020)Contact: Ambition Community Energy, www.ambitionlw.org/community-energy


Greencoat Taking Stake in Humber Gateway Offshore Wind (Int'l. M&A)
RWE,Greencoat
Date: 2020-11-23
In the UK, renewable energy major RWE AG reports an agreement to sell a 49 pct stake in the 219-MW Humber Gateway offshore wind farm to Dublin-based Irish renewable infrastructure fund Greencoat Renewables Plc for £648 million, subject to RWE Supervisory Board approval. Closing is expected before the year end.

Greencoat invest in operating UK wind farms and other renewable projects. The transaction continues the successful relationship between RWE and Greencoat. The company is already a strong partner in other RWE UK projects, namely in the offshore wind farm Rhyl Flats as well as in the onshore wind farms Little Cheyne Court, Lindhurst and Middlemoor, according to a release. (Source: RWE, PR, reve, 23 Nov., 2020) Contact: Greencoat Renewables, Paul O'Donnell, Partner, +353 (1) 70 26737 -- Dublin, +44 20 7832 9400 -- London, www.greencoat-capital.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE,  Greencoat,  Offshore Wind,  


Iberdrola Plans €75Bn Renewable Energy Transition (Int'l. Report)
Iberdrola
Date: 2020-11-06
In Madried, Spanish energy giant Iberdrola AA chairman Ignacio Galan has announced the company will invest €75 billion over the next five years to double its renewable energy capacity and help it capitalize on the global move away from fossil fuels.

According to Galan, Iberdrola's renewables capacity will rise from 32 GW in 2019 to 60 GW in 2025 -- 26 GW of onshore wind, 16 GW of solar and 14 GW of hydro, with the remainder being offshore wind. (Source: Iberdrola Website News, 5 Nov., 2020)Contact: Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.es

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Renewable Energy,  


Orsted Snares Nebraska Haystack Wind Project (M&A, Ind. Report)
Orsted
Date: 2020-10-30
Copenhagen-headquartered global energy player Orsted is reporting acquisition of the 298MW Haystack Wind project adjacent to the company's 230MW Plum Creek wind farm in Wayne County, Nebraska. US, with a capacity of 298MW.

With the latest acquisition, the company continues to expand its footprint in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). (Source: Orsted, PR, PowerTech, 29 Oct., 2020) Contact: Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Wind,  Onshore Wind,  


GE Claims 327MW Indian Wind Turbine Contract (Int'l. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, SB Energy
Date: 2020-10-21
GE Renewable Energy reports receipt of a contract from New Delhi-headquartered SB Energy to supply, install and commission 121 sets of onshore wind turbines, for a 327MW wind farm in Madhya Pradesh, in Central India.

The project, which is expected to generate sufficient energy for 250,000 Indian households , is "one of the largest wind projects in India", according to GE. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, EnergyLive, 19 Oct., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Onshore Wind business in South Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Gilan Sabatier, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com; SB Energy, +91 11 4921 8000, www.sbenergy.co.in

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


Belgium Reinforcing Climate, Clean Energy Commitments (Int'l.)
Belgium Wind
Date: 2020-10-19
In Brussels, the incoming governement of Prime Minister Alexander de Croo has announced it support for the European Commission's (EC)proposed emission reduction target of at least 55 pct for 2030 and has hinted at increasing the country's emissions reduction and and clean energy ambitions.

The new Government's draft coalition backs the EC's proposed goal for a higher 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target, reconfirms a gradual nuclear phase-out by 2025, envisages more renewable energy and adapting the 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP).

Belgium presently has 2.3 GW of onshore wind capacity and 1.6 GW of offshore wind capacity which it foresees expanding to 4,600 GWh up from 1,500 GWh by 2030. It also aims to double the country's North Sea offshore wind capacity to 4 GW in the next decade. (Source: Wind Europe, Oct., 2020) Contact: Wind Europe, +32-2-213-18-67, christoph.zipf@windeurope.org, www.windeurope.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Europe,  Belgium Wind,  


MingYang Touts 6.25MW Onshore Wind Turbine (New Prod & Tech)
MingYang
Date: 2020-10-16
Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy is reporting the launch of its new MySE6.25-173 onshore wind turbine with a power rating of 6.25MW and rotor diameter of 173 metres -- the company's largest and most powerful onshore turbine to date.

The turbine uses MingYang's hydrive-drive technology, meaning it uses a compact integrated medium-speed drive-train with a permanent-magnet generator and is well suited to high-wind applications. (Source: MingYang, Website PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: MingYang, www.myse.com.cn/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News MingYang,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


Wind Energy and Economic Recovery in Europe (Int'l. Report)
Wind Europe
Date: 2020-10-16
"Wind energy is an important asset for the European economy. It has been resilient in the COVID crisis and therefore it can play a significant role in a green economic recovery. But wind creates additional benefits beyond jobs and value to the economy. It directly benefits communities living near wind farms.

"This report shows how the wind industry places people at the centre of such a green recovery. It also presents the state-of-play of the European wind industry and its global competitiveness. It demonstrates that the industrial footprint in Europe is ready to expand if there is a strong domestic market and an effective industrial policy. It also covers the socio-economic benefits of WindEurope's wind energy deployment scenarios to 2030 and shows how wind energy can co-exist with local natural protection and other economic sectors like fishing, agriculture, and aviation.

Among the report's findings: In 2019 wind energy represented 300,000 jobs in the EU -- 75 pct of these are in onshore wind and 25 pct in offshore wind. The European wind industry has an annual turnover of €60 billion, 65 pct of this adds value to the EU economy.

Access report details HERE. (Source: Wind Europe, Website PR, 16 Oct., 2020) Contact: Wind Europe, +32-2-213-18-67, christoph.zipf@windeurope.org, www.windeurope.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind news,  Wind Europe news,  


RWE's 220MW Texas Wind Park Now Online (Ind. Report)
RWE Renewables
Date: 2020-10-09
RWE Renewables is reporting its 220MW Texas Wind Park has begun operation and will, when fully operational, generate sufficient energy for roughly 66,000 homes.

The $250 million project incorporates 100 units of Vestas 2.2MW wind turbines and brings the company's U.S. total number of onshore wind farms to 25 with a cumulative installed capacity of over 4.2GW. (Source: RWE Renewables, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables, www.rwe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables ,  Wind,  


Axpo, CGN Ink Belgian Wind Farm PPA (Int'l. Report)
Axpo Holdings
Date: 2020-10-09
Axpo Holdings AG, Switzerland's largest renewable energy producer and marketer, is reporting a PPA with the French electric utility CGN Europe Energy (CGN) for 100 pct of a 82MW, 11-turbine onshore wind project in Estinnes, Belgium.

"Axpo operates over 100 power plants. Our climate-friendly Swiss electricity mix consists of hydropower, biomass and nuclear energy and features very low CO2 emissions. As the largest producer of hydropower, and thanks to our investments in biomass and fermentation plants as well as small hydropower plants, we are the largest producer of renewable energies in Switzerland. Axpo supplies its customers with up to 3200 MW of capacity via a 2200-kilometre distribution network (110, 50 and 16 kilovolts)," according to the company website. (Source: Axpo Holdings AG, Website PR, 8 October 2020) Contact: CGN Europe Energy, www.cgnee.com; Axpo Holdings AG, +41 56 200 31 11, info@axpo.com, www.axpo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Axpo Holdings ,  Wind,  


Netherland's Largest Wind Farm Begins Power Production (Int'l.)
Vattenfall
Date: 2020-10-05
Swedish utility Vattenfall reports its 301-MW Princess Ariane onshore wind farm in Wieringermeer, the Netherlands has begun power production. The 82-turbine facility began construction in 2018.

The Netherlands aims to have installed between 7.5-8.5 GW of onshore wind by 2030. It reached around 3.5 GW by the end of last year. (Source: Vattenfall. Montel, Oct., 2020)Contact:Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  Netherlands Wind,  


Vattenfall's 301MW Dutch Onshore Wind Farm Online (Int'l. Report)
Vattenfall
Date: 2020-10-02
Swedish utility Vattenfall reports the 301 MW Princess Ariane wind farm -- the Netherland's largest with 82 turbines -- in Wieringermeer has begun power production. Construction began in 2018.

The Netherlands aims tinstall between 7.5 and 8.5 GW of onshore wind by 2030. It reached around 3.5 GW by the end of last year. (Source: Vattenfall. Montel, Oct., 2020) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Wind,  Netherlands Wind,  


GE Scores 576MW US Onshore Wind Turbine Order (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy,Invenergy
Date: 2020-09-25
GE Renewable Energy has announced a trio of orders for its 2.X onshore wind turbines with Invenergy. The 576 MW, 187-turbine order will power the equivalent of 160,000 American homes across three US states. The agreement includes: 54 2.X-127 turbines for the 110 MW Crescent Wind Energy Center in Michigan; 30 2.X-127 and 6 2.X-116 turbines for the 166 MW Contrail Wind Energy Center in Iowa; and 97 2.X-127 for the 300 MW Deuel Harvest Wind Energy Center in South Dakota

All three projects are scheduled to be operational by Q1 of 2021 or earlier.

GE's 2 MW product platform has a total installed capacity of more than 15 GW and operates at an industry-leading average of 98+ percent availability. (Source: GE Renwable Energy, PR, TradeArabia News Service, 24 Sept., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/contact-us, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com; Invenergy LLC, www.invenergy.com

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


Vattenfall, Modvion Collaborating on Wooden Wind Towers (Int'l.)
Vattenfall
Date: 2020-09-23
In Sweden, Gothenburg-based laminated wood technology engineering specialist Modvion and wind energy major Vattenfall are reporting a letter of intent to enter into a business development project for evaluating building technology and commercialization of wooden onshore wind towers for Vattenfall.

Vattenfall's portfolio has the potential of approximately 5000 MW for projects on land, under development or construction in its various markets.

Lighter weight wooden towers can be constructed in modules and assembled on site allowing higher towers to be built while still using normal access roads for transportation. Wooden designs also enable radical reductions in emissions by replacing emission-heavy material such as steel and concrete, according to the Vattefall release. (Source: Vattenfall Website News Release, 19 Sept., 2020) Contact: Modvion AB, Otto Lundman, CEO, , +46 (0)702-72 06 24,otto@modvion.com, www.modvion.com; Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Turbine Tower,  Wind,  


EnBW Growing Onshore Wind Energy Portfolio (Int'l. Report)
EnBW
Date: 2020-09-18
In Germany, Stuttgart-headquartered power producer EnBW reports it expects to increase its output in Germany by almost 90 MW in 2020 through the acquisition of existing wind turbines in Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg and the further development of its own projects.

As previously reported, EnBW acquired 20 wind turbines with an output of 36 MW in Saxony-Anhalt and plans to replace the older wind turbines with more modern and powerful units. In addition, EnBW has recently acquired another wind farm with a capacity of 18 MW in Brandenburg. Furthermore, EnBW is developing its own projects in Germany in 2020 that have a total output of 33.5 MW and will be placed into operation by the end of the yearIn order to help push forward the expansion of wind power in Germany. EnBW has also joined with 50 partner organisations and companies to form the sector-wide initiative Windforfuture -- a wind energy support campaign by the German wind energy sector.

Half of the EnBW generation portfolio will be comprised of renewable energies by the end of 2025. In the area of wind energy, the company offers planning, construction, operation, maintenance and servicing from one source. A current focus of its onshore business activities is also repowering. The goal is to be operating onshore and offshore wind power plants with a total output of 4,500 megawatts by 2025. (Source: EnBW, Website PR Contact: Windforfuture, www.windforfuture.eu; EnBW, Stefanie Klumpp, +49721 63-00, stefanie.klumpp@enbw.com, www.enbw.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EnBW news,  Wind news,  Onshore Wind news,  


Emerald Isle Projected to Miss 2030 Renewables Goal (Int'l.)
Ireland
Date: 2020-09-14
According to the Irish Wind Energy Association's recently released Building Onshore Wind report, Ireland will miss its target of 70 pct renewable energy by 2030 due to its "broken" planning system that is in need of "urgent reform."

The report notes that although Ireland has the "highest share of electricity demand met by onshore wind in the world" -- supplying almost 37 pct of the country's electric power needs in the first six months of the year -- if it takes a "business as usual" approach to planning the best it can hope for is about 5.5 GW of onshore wind by 2030 -- short of its climate change commitments. Ireland would need an additional 4.0 GW of onshore wind in the next 10 years to reach its goal, totaling 8.2GW overall. (Source: Irish Wind Energy Association, renews, 14 Sept., 2020) Contact: Irish Wind Energy Association, David Connoly, CEO, +44 0 87 683 9057, david@iwea.com, www.iwea.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Irish Wind Energy Association news,  Wind news,  


UK Climate Assembly Rejects CCS (Int'l. Report)
CCS
Date: 2020-09-11
The UK's Climate Assembly has released its recommended approaches to meeting the UK's legally binding target to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Of the recommendations, 95 pct of climate assembly members backed the use of offshore wind technology to contribute towards the country's climate neutrality goal while 81 pct supported solar power and 78 pct onshore wind and 40 pct backed the use of bioenergy.

22 pct favored the continued use of fossil fuels combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS) which "only provides a short-term, expensive solution when better alternatives are available" according to 56 pct of the Climate Assembly members.

This contrasts with UK government support for the technologies. In March it pledged £800 million for CCS development, while in July it announced a £100 million investment in direct air carbon capture and storage (DACCS) R&D.

Download report details HERE. (Source: UK Climate Assembly, Argus, 10 Sept., 2020) Contact: UK Climate Assembly, www.climateassembly.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  


RWE Expands Solar Business in the Netherlands (Int'l. Report)
RWE Renewables
Date: 2020-09-04
In the Netherlands, RWE is reporting construction is underway on its 14-mw ground mounted solar farm Kerkrade in Limburg Province. Dutch company Volta Solar is responsible for all construction works as RWE's service provider. The more than 36,000 solar module project is expected to be commission in Summer, 2021.

RWE presently operates seven onshore wind farms with a totaling 300 MW in the Netherlands and currently constructing four new onshore wind farms with more than 115 MW total capacity in the country. The company is also developing projects in Europe as well as in North America with a total capacity of more than 5 gigawatts as well as constructing a 249 MW solar project in NSW, Australia. (Source: RWE, PR, reve, Sept., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables, Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, CEO, www.rwe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables,  Solar,  


Apple Investing in Danish Onshore Wind Turbines (Ind. Report)
Apple
Date: 2020-09-04
Apple reports it is investing in the world's largest onshore wind turbines as part of its commitment to becoming 100 pct carbon neutral by 2030.

The wind turbines, which will be located near the Danish town of Esbjerg and will power an Apple data center in the town of Viborg, are expected to generate 62 gigawatt hours per year -- sufficient to power almost 20,000 homes with the excess power feeding into the Danish national grid. (Source: Apple, PR, 9TO5MAC, 3 Sept., 2020)Contact: Apple, www.apple.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Apple,  Onshore Wind,  Apple Data Center,  


GE Renewable Energy Commissions Turkish Wind Farms (Int'l Report)
GE Renewable Energy,LM Wind Power
Date: 2020-09-04
GE Renewable Energy is reporting the installation and commissioning of the 53 MW Kirazli and 32 MW Meryem wind farms in Turkey.

The two wind farms are part of a larger 2019 order with Turkerler and RT Enerji to supply five onshore wind farms incorporating 49 of GE's 3 MW onshore wind turbines totaling 158 MW -- sufficient power for 183,000 homes.

GE produced the turbine blades at its LM Wind Power's wind turbines blades manufacturing site in Bergama, Izmir, Turkey. (Source: GE Renewables, STL News, 3 Sept., 2020) Contact: LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/contact-us, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com

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


Ventient Acquiring Portugal's Iberwind (M&A, Int'l. Report)
Ventient Energy,Iberwind
Date: 2020-08-28
Edinburgh, UK-based Ventient Energy reports it will acquire Portuguese on-shore wind operator Iberwind from CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Power Assets Holdings Ltd.

The purchase, which includes 31 wind farms, more than 320 wind turbines with 726 MW of installed capacity, will build Ventient's onshore wind installed capacity to 2,556 MW, is expected to close before the year end, subject to regulatory approvals.

Ventient presently owns and operates wind assets in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the UK (Source: Ventient Energy, PR,reve, 27 Aug., 2020) Contact: Ventient Energy , Mark Jones, CEO, +44 0131 243 1380, info@ventientenergy.com, www.ventientenergy.com; Iberwind, Arnaldo Navarro Machado, CEO, www.iberwind.pt

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ventient Energy,  Wind,  Iberwind,  


Vestas Supplying 103 Turbines for Shetland Wind Farm (Int'l.)
Vestas, SSE Renewables
Date: 2020-08-26
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of an order from SSE Renewables to supply 103 units of its V117-4.2 MW wind turbine upgraded to 4.3MW each in Power Optimised Mode, for SSE's 443-Mw Viking Wind Farm in the UK’s Shetland Islands. The order includes a long-term service agreement. Turbine deliveries are slated for Q1, 2023.

Upon completion in 2024, the Viking Wind Farm will be the UK's largest onshore wind farm generating sufficient energy for roughly 500,000 homes. (Source: Vestas, PR, Shetland News, ReNew Economy, 25 Aug., 2020) Contact: SSE Renewables, Barry Kilcline, Director of Development, www.sse.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  SSE Renewables,  Wind,  


Helsinki Utility Helen Set for 2021 Wind Farm Launch (Int'l.)
CPC Finland
Date: 2020-08-24
In Finland, the Helsinki utility Helen Ltd and wind power operator CPC Finland Oy are reporting construction is underway on the €100 million, 86 MW Lakiangas 3 onshore wind farm near the city of Kristiinankaupunki in western Finland .

The project, which is expected to enter power production late in 2021, will help Helen achieve carbon neutral status by 2035. (Source Helen Ltd., Montel. 24 Aug., 2020) Contact: Helen Ltd., +358 9 6171, www.helen.fi;CPC Finland Oy, www.cpc-germania.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Helen,  Onshore Wind,  Wind,  


RWE Closes on €2bn for Renewable Energy Growth (Int'l. Report)
RWE AG,Nordex
Date: 2020-08-21
German renewable energy major RWE AG is reporting the conclusion of a roughly €2-billion ($2.39 billion) capital hike.

The company will invest the net proceeds in additional short-term capacity build-out, pipeline enhancements and in further visible mid- and long-term growth opportunities in renewables -- on top of RWE's goal of expanding its renewable energy portfolio to above 13 GW net. A portion of the funds will be used ti finance the company's previously reported planned purchase of Nordex SE's 2.7-GW onshore wind and solar project development pipeline. (Source: RWE AG, Website News, 19 Aug., 2020) Contact: RWE AG, Rolf Martin Schmitz, CEO, www.rwe.com; Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE AG,  Renewable Energy,  Nordex,  


RIIB Finances $1.3Mn LED Streetlight Project (Ind. Report)
Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank
Date: 2020-08-14
In Providence, the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB) reports it provided $1.3 million in financing to the city of Pawtucket for the conversion of approximately 6,000 streetlights to LED lights for an expected energy costs savings. In 2017 the city borrowed $3.9 million trough RIIB for energy efficiency improvements in municipal buildings.

Of the $1.3 million, $1 million is for streetlight conversions through the Efficient Building Fund (EBF), and $350,000 is a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan for a storm water mitigation project adjacent to the future Pawtucket-Central Falls Train Station.

The Efficient Buildings Fund provides below-market interest rate loans to municipalities, school districts and quasi-state entities to invest in clean energy projects. Since 2016, the Efficient Buildings Fund has reduced energy, maintenance and debt-service costs for municipalities by approximately $66 million through investments in onshore wind, solar, LED lighting and highly efficient heating and cooling improvements. These projects are estimated to reduce emissions equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of 3,400 American homes. Overall, the Bank's Efficient Buildings Fund has provided $33 million in loans to thirteen borrowers across the state. (Source: Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, PR, 13 Aug., 2020) Contact: Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank , (401) 453-4430, www,rib.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Streetlight news,  Energy Efficiency news,  


Iberdrola Takes Control of Infigen (Ind. Report, M&A)
Iberdrola, Infigen
Date: 2020-08-07
Iberdrola reports it has raised its stake to 52.75 pct and taken control of Sydney, NSW, Australia-based Infigen Energy.

Infigen's onshore wind generation facilities total 670 MW, 268 MW of conventional generation assets and backup energy storage, 246 MW of acquired third-party renewable generation capacity as well as a portfolio of projects at different stages of development for a total capacity greater than 1 gigawatt (GW). (Source: Iberdrola. PR, reve, Contact: Iberdrola, www.iberdrolarenewables.com; InfigenEnergy, Ross Rolfe, CEO, +61 2 8031 9901, rosalie.duff@infigenenergy.com, www.infigenenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Iberdrola,  Infigen,  


MHI, CIP Reporting Japan Offshore Wind JV (Int'l. Report)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2020-07-31
Tokyo-headquartered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) are reporting a 50/50 a joint venture to develop offshore wind projects off the coast of Hokkaido, in Japan.

MHI has established a presence within offshore wind via the joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, which is expanding into the Asian Pacific.

CIP is a global fund management company within renewable infrastructure investments established in 2012, having seven funds with approximately €10bn under management, investing in offshore wind, onshore wind, power transmission, biomass, energy-from-waste and solar projects. CIP entered the Japanese renewable energy market in 2018. (Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, renews, 30 July, 2020) Contact: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51, cip@cip.dk, www.cip.dk; MHI , www.mhi.com/mitsubishi-heavy-industries-ltd-global-website; MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News MHI Vestas,  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,  Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,  Japan Offshore Wind,  Offshore Wind,  Vestas,  


Envision Commissions 90 MW Yucatan Wind Farm (Int'l. Report)
Envision Group,Vive Energia
Date: 2020-07-31
Envision Group is reporting commissioning of the 90-MW, 300 GWh per year Peninsula Wind Farm project in Yucatan, Mexico. The project incorporates 36 Envision 2.5 MW onshore wind turbines and is Vive Energia's second and largest t project in Mexico.

The project is jointly owned and developed by Envision Energy, Mexican developer Vive Energia, and Spanish conglomerate ACS, and has two Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in place. (Source: Envision Group, PR 30 July, 2020) Contact: Envision Energy, Rafael Valdez Mingramm, Managing Director Latin America, www.envision-group.com; Vive Energia, +52 55 2167 3120, www.viveenergia.com

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Octopus Renewables Fund Acquires UK Wind Farms (M&A, Int'l.)
Octopus Renewables,Infinergy
Date: 2020-07-15
In the UK, a fund managed by London-based Octopus Group's specialist clean energy arm is reporting the acquisition of two onshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 16.8MW, marking the first deployment from the £185 million ($231.1 million) Renewable Energy Income Partnership (REIP) III fund.

The South Lanarkshire wind farm was acquired from Muirhall Energy, WWS Renewables and a private investor and the Northamptonshire wind farm was acquired from Muirhall Energy, WWS Renewables and Infinergy. (Source: Octopus Renewables, IPE, 13 July 2020)Contact: Octopus Renewables, Peter Dias, www.octopusrenewables.com; Muirhall Energy, +44 1501 785088, www.muirhallenergy.co.uk; Infinergy, www.infinergy.co.uk

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KEPCO Takes Stake in Aviator Wind Farm Project in TX (M&A)
KEPCO
Date: 2020-07-15
Osaka, Japan-headquartered Kansai Electric Power Co.(KEPCO) Inc. is reporting its subsidiary KPIC USA, LLC has acquired a 48.5 pct stake in Aviator Wind Holdings, LLC owned by funds managed by NYC-based Ares Management Corporation's Infrastructure and Power strategy.

The Aviator project, which will incorporate 191 wind turbines totaling 525MW, is located northwest of Houston in central Texas. When fully operation next month, Aviator will be the largest single-phase wind project in ERCOT and the largest single-phase, single-site wind project in the U.S. Aviator is KEPCO's first U.S. renewable energy and onshore wind farm project. Worldwide, KEPCO's net generation assets total approximately 2,861 MW. (Source: Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., PR, Website, 10 July, 2020) Contact: KEPCO, www.kepco.com.jp

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CFM, Ampyr Partner on 138 MW Indian Wind Project (Int'l. Report)
Ampyr Energy
Date: 2020-07-10
Climate Fund Managers (CFM), the manager of the Climate Investor One (CI1) financing facility, reports it is partnering with Singapore-headquartered Ampyr Energy for the development, construction and ownership of the 138 MW Balenahalli onshore wind farm project in Karnataka State, India. The project is expected to generate sufficient power for more than 145,000 persons and avoid roughly 130,000 tpy of GHG emissions.

The Climate Investor One (CI1) is the inaugural facility managed by CFM, focused on providing capital to renewable energy projects in developing countries. CI1 has a focus on Africa, South & Southeast Asia, and Latin America, and uses a whole-of-life financing approach intended to reduce implementation timelines.

AMPYR provides lower cost energy to large electricity users through renewable energy assets designed and developed specifically for its customers. The company develops, finances, owns and operates renewable energy projects with no capital outlay and no ongoing maintenance cost, according to its website. (Source: Climate Fund Managers, Ampyr Energy, Saur, 9 July, 2020) Contact: Ampyr Energy, info@ampyrenergy.com, www/ampryenergy.com; Climate Fund Managers, +31 (0)70 204 5205, info@climatefundmanagers.com. www.climatefundmanagers.com

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Clean Energy Virginia Initiative Launched (Ind. Report)

Date: 2020-07-10
On Tuesday in Richmond, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) launched Clean Energy Virginia, a new initiative to drive investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency and help meet the Commonwealth's goals for clean energy production, which include powering 100 pct of the state's electricity from carbon-free sources.

The initiative follows the recent enactment of the Virginia Clean Economy Act and other signature solar, wind, and energy efficiency legislation. These clean energy policies require all carbon emitting sources of electricity to retire by 2045, while replacing them with new investments in solar, onshore wind, offshore wind, energy efficiency, and battery storage. (Source: Office of Gov. Ralph Northam, Shore Daily News, 9 July, 2020)Contact: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, www.governor.virginia.gov

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Vestas Repowering 83 Zeewolde Wind Farm Turbines (Int'l Report)
Vestas
Date: 2020-06-26
Vestas and Rabobank have signed the contracts for the repowering of 83 of the 200 turbines and financing for Windpark Zeewolde in the Nethlands. Turbine deliveries and work will begin in Q1, 2021 for completion in 2022.

The Windpark Zeewolde is cooperatively owned by more than 200 local farmers, residents and entrepreneurs. (Source: Vestas, Onshore Wind, 25 June, 2020) Contact: Rabobank, www.rabobank.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

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Copenhagen Approves Energy Islands Hubs (Int'l Report)
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2020-06-24
In Copenhagen, the Danish parliament reports it has approved plans for the world's first two energy island "hubs" and a 1GW North Sea offshore wind farm as included in the government's new climate plan . Technology-specific onshore wind and solar PV tenders for the project would be held in 2020 and 2021. According to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) the energy islands could be completed without government funding due to investors' -- Pension Danmark, PFA and SEAS-NVE -- expressed €50 million combined interest in the project.

Denmark plans to source 100 pct of its electric power from renewable energy by 2027, and to reduce emissions by 70 pct by 2030 from a 1990 baseline. (Source: WindPower, Various Trade Media, 22 June, 2020)

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Eni Acquires 3 Italian Onshore Wind Farms (Int'l Report, M&A)
Eni SpA
Date: 2020-06-24
Eni SpA reports its integrated energy affiliate Eni New Energy has purchased 100 pct interest in three Italian onshore wind projects -- CDGB Enrico, CDGB Laerte and Wind Park Laterza from Asja Ambiente Italia. In total, the wind projects are expected to produce 35.2 MW (MW) of power at peak capacity and help eliminate 33,400 tpy of CO2 emissions.

Project construction is slated to get underway in Q3, 2021. (Source: Eni SpA, Zacks, 26 June, 2020) Contact: Asja Ambiente Italia, www.asja.energy; Eni SpA, www.eni.com

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Japan's 122-MW Tsugaru Wind Farm Online (Int'l. Report))
Sumitomo Electric
Date: 2020-05-29
In Japan, Osaka-headquartered Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd is reporting construction of the ¥50 billion ($463.8 million), 121.6-MW Tsugaru wind project in Aomori Prefecture has been completed and the facility is now online.

Sumitomo together with its group companies Nissan Electric Co and Sumitomo Densetsu Co. designed and constructed the facility for Tokyo-based Kajima Corp. The facility is the largest onshore wind park in Japan, according to a Sumitomo Electric statement. (Source: Sumitomo Electric, PR, 27 May, 2020) Contact: Sumitomo Electric, www. global-sei.com; Kajima Corp., www.kajima.co.jp

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Finnish Developer Planning 1.3 GW of New Wind Power (Int'l.)
Metsahallitus
Date: 2020-05-27
Finnish state-owned land developer Metsahallitus is reporting plans to develop 1.3 GW of new onshore wind power, 400 MW of which is presently under construction, on state lands by 2030. The push for additional wind energy is part of the country's drive towards carbon neutrality by 2035.

To date Metsahallitus , which is responsible for the management of one third of Finland's surface area , has developed 650 MW of onshore wind power on Finnish state lands. (Source: Metsahallitus, Website, Montel, 25 May, 2020) Contact: Metsahallitus www.metsa.fi/web/en

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GE Supplying Turbines for Fina Enerji Turkish Wind Farms (Ind. Report)
General Electric,Fina Enerji
Date: 2020-05-20
GE Renewable Energy reports it will supply Fina Enerji with 52 of its 3 MW platform onshore wind turbines totaling 193 MW -- sufficient to power roughly 195,000 Turkish homes -- for four wind farms in Turkey. The 156 blades will be manufactured at GE’s LM Wind Power factory in Bergama, Izmir, Turkey. The sale includes a 15-years service agreement.

To date, GE has an installed base of 1.2 GW of wind energy in Turkey and has built 500 wind turbines in the country, including the 350 MW of onshore wind energy projects that Fina Enerji and GE Renewable Energy have built together. (Source: GE, PR reve, 18 May, 2020) Contact: Fina Enerji, www.finaenerji.com

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Iberdrola Acquiring Aalto Power for €100Mn (Int'l Report, M&A)
Iberdrola,Aalto Power SAS
Date: 2020-05-08
Spanish utility Iberdrola SA reports it has agreed to purchase Marseille-based wind power company Aalto Power SAS for €100.1 million ($108 million), subject to customary conditions and approvals.

Aalto Power owns and operates 118 MW of onshore wind farms in France and has 636 MW of projects development. (Source: Iberdrola, PR, Renewable Energy May, 2020) Contact: Iberdrola, www.iberdrolarenewables.com; Aalto Power SAS, +33 9 66 81 48 73, www.aaltopoaer.fr

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Dominion RFP Quadruples Renewables, Energy Storage (Ind Report)
Dominion Energy Virginia
Date: 2020-05-04
In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Dominion Energy Virginia has issued its largest ever request for proposals (RFP) for up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) of solar and onshore wind generation and up to 250 MW of energy storage in the Commonwealth.

Projected expansion of offshore wind, solar, and energy storage development amounts to approximately 24,000 new megawatts of renewable energy and storage capacity over the next 15 years. The long-term IRP includes:

  • More than 5,000 MW of offshore wind is planned by 2035, including the 2,600 MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project already announced by Dominion Energy. This offshore wind deployment -- the largest in North America -- has a 2026 target in-service date.

  • Dominion Energy's solar fleet, already the 4th largest among US utility holding companies, is projected to grow significantly as the Dominion Energy Virginia long-term IRP calls for the development and procurement of approximately 16,000 MW over the next fifteen years.

  • Energy storage capacity is projected to expand to approximately 2,700 MW meeting the most ambitious targets in the country set in the VCEA. This includes battery storage pilots already approved and scheduled to be online in Virginia next year.

    Also included in this year's filing is a significant increase in energy efficiency programs to meet the 5 pct energy sales reduction target by 2025 set by the VCEA.

    Bidders information is at www.dominionenergy.com/2020SolarWindRFP (Source: Dominion Energy, 1 May, 2020) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Keith Windle, VP Business Development and Merchant Operations, www.dominionenergy.com

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  • Siemens Gamesa Nails €200Mn Senvion Assets Acquisition (M&A)
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2020-05-04
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is reporting the final acquisition of all shares in Ria Blades, S.A., the business entity which owns and operates the onshore wind turbine blade production plant in Vagos, Portugal, as well as other additional assets required to operate the facility.

    The total acquisition purchase price for Senvion's selected assets, including the manufacturing facility in Vagos, the Onshore European Services assets and IP came in at €200 million -- subject to closing accounts confirmatory adjustments. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Smart Energy, May, 2020) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com; Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com

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    42MW Swedish Wind Farm Comes Online (Int'l. Report)
    OX2
    Date: 2020-05-01
    The Marguerite European Infrastructure Fund is reporting its 42MW onshore wind farm in Brannliden, Skelleftea municipality, Sweden, is now fully operational. The facility was constructed by Sweden's OX2 under a 2018, EPC contract and will now be responsible for the technical and commercial management of the wind farm.agreement.

    The Vesta's V136 4.2MW turbine equipped wind farm is expected to generate approximately 160 GWh per year. (Source: Marguerite Fund, WindTech, 30 April, 2020) Contact: OX2, +46 8 559 310 00, info@ox2.com, www.ox2.com; Marguerite Fund, +33 1 53859500, www.marguerite.com

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    Wood Asset Solutions Wins $100Mn in US Wind EPC Contracts (Int'l)
    Wood Asset Solutions
    Date: 2020-04-17
    In the UK, Aberdeen-headquartered global engineering firm Wood Asset Solutions Plc is reporting approximately $100 million worth of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts from the US onshore wind market. The combined projects will see up to 100 turbines installed.

    American Electric Power (AEP) Renewables' wind farm development in south-central Kansas, and Black Hills Energy Corriedale Wind Energy Project in Cheyenne, Wyoming are among the contracted projects. Wood will also work on four new wind farms in Morrow and Umatilla Counties in Oregon for Orchard Windfarms.

    Wood provides performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial. (Source: Wood, Energy Voice, 14 April, 2020) Contact: Wood Asset Solutions Plc, www.woodplc.com; Wood Asset Solutions Americas, Stephanie Cox, CEO, www.woodplc.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/57215/ASA-Deep-dive-04_12_18.pdf

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    Va.Governor Inks Virginia Clean Economy Act (Reg. & Leg. Report)
    Governor Ralph Northam
    Date: 2020-04-13
    Following up on our 11th March coverage, in the Old Dominion State, the Office of Governor Ralph Northam (D) reports the Governor has signed the Virginia Clean Economy Act into law. The legislation covers energy efficiency promotions and puts a timeline standard stating that coal-fired plants are to close by 2024, and Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power will be 100 pct carbon-free by 2045 and 2050, respectively. Under the Act:
  • Energy companies will pay penalties for not meeting the Act’s objectives and the revenue from the penalties will go towards job training and programs in disadvantaged communities.;

  • There will be a reduction of energy burned for low-income users and all energy-efficient standards and pilot programs are to be “in the public interest.”

  • 5,200 megawatts of offshore wind generation to harvest energy for generating electricity is "in the public interest." Distributed generation facilities including solar power, will have 16,100 megawatts of solar and onshore wind generation as it is also considered "in the public interest."

  • Net metering will be used, which credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid making it easier for the growth of rooftop solar power in the Commonwealth.

  • The state will establish a carbon cap-and-trade program to reduce emissions from power plants in compliance with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). (Source: Office of Governor Ralph Northam, Website, WAVY.com. 12 April, 2020) Contact: Office of Governor Ralph Northam, 804-786-2211, www.governor.virginia.gov/constituent-services/communicating-with-the-governors-office, www.governor.virginia.gov; RGGI, www.rggi.org

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  • Financing and Investment Trends - The European wind industry in 2019 -- Wind Europe Report Attached (Int'l Report)
    WindEurope
    Date: 2020-04-08
    According to WindEurope's just released annual Financing and Investment Trends, Europe saw €19 billion of new wind farm investments confirmed in 2019, and a further €33 billion invested in the refinancing of wind farms, the acquisitions of wind farm projects and other transactions.

    Most of the investments in new wind farms were in onshore wind -- €13 billion -- over 10 GW of new projects. The report expects 80 pct of all wind capacity additions over the next five years to be onshore. The EU Commission expects it to be 50 pct by 2050.

    The report also takes a closer look at the diverse investors involved in wind energy financing. Banks play an increasing role extending over €20 billion of non-recourse debt in 2019. Non-recourse debt accounts for 49 pct of all investment in new onshore wind projects and 77 pct in new offshore wind farms.

    The Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, the investment pillar of the European Green Deal, aims to mobilize at least €1 trillion in additional private and public capital for renewable energy projects in the next decade.

    Download the Wind Europe Financing and Investment Trends - The European wind industry in 2019 repot HERE. (Source: Wind Europe, 7 April, 2020) Contact: Wind Europe, Giles Dickson, CEO, +32 2 213 1811 / Fax: +32 2 213 1890 info@windeurope.org, www.windeurope.org

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    Boralex Claims French Wind, Solar Tender Wins (Ind. Report)
    Boralex
    Date: 2020-04-03
    Quebec, Canada-based renewable energy developer Boralex Inc. is reporting two of its solar projects -- the 15.4-MW Peyrolles en Provence in Bouches-duRhone department and the 12.5-MW La Cle des Champs in Haute-Loire -- have been selected in France' s latest tender call for ground-mounted solar plants.

    The company's 25.2-MW Mont de Bezard II and 17.3-MW Extension Seuil de Bapaume wind projects in Marne and Pas-de-Calais were also selected for onshore wind schemes.

    Boralex presently has more than 1,000 MW of French wind and solar projects at various stages of development, and 978 MW of operational wind, solar and thermal power capacity in France. (Source: Boralex, PR,Renewables, April, 2020) Contact: Boralex, Patrick Decostre, VP and GM Europe, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com

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