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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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Octopus Renewables,  Wind,  Infinergy,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News KEPCO news,  Wind news,  Wind M&A news,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News India Wind,  Wind,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Virginia Governor Ralph Northam,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind Turbine,  


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)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,  Offshore Energy Hub,  Offshore Wind,  Solar,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eni SpA,  Wind,  Asja Ambiente,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sumitomo Electric news,  Wind news,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Finland Wind news,  


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

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


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Wind,  


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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia ,  Renewable Energy,  


  • 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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,  Senvion,  Wind,  


    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  OX2,  


    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  


    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  RGGI,  Carbon Emissions,  Renewable Energy,  Energy Efficiency,  


  • 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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News WindEurope,  Wind,  


    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Boralex,  Wind,  Solar,  


    Triconti Windkraft Inks Philippines Wind Service Contracts (Int'l.)
    Triconti Windkraft Group
    Date: 2020-03-30
    The Philippines Dept.of Energy (DOE) reports the awarding of offshore wind power service contracts to the Triconti Windkraft Group of Cos., a partnership between Filipino-Swiss-German companies.

    The contracts cover two projects located in Aparri Bay, Northern Philippines and Guimaras Strait, Central Philippines and have a combined potential output of over 1.2 GW.

    The Triconti Windkraft Group also has 500 MW of onshore wind projects at various stages of development, for a total portfolio of 1.7GW. The first of the project is slated to come online by 2022. (Source: Triconti, PR, Business Mirror, 30 Mar., 2020) Contact: Triconti Windkraft Group, Lila Rosenberger,+632 8801.2985, admin@triconti.ph, www.triconti.ph

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Philippine Wind,  


    Aquila Snares Remaining Svindbaek Wind Farm Turbines (M&A)
    Aquila European Renewables Income Fund
    Date: 2020-03-25
    In the UK, Aquila European Renewables Income Fund plc reports completion of its €13.2 million ($14.2 million) purchase of the 9.6-MW Svindbaek II onshore wind farm, a three-turbine portion of the larger Svindbaek complex in Denmark. Aquila now owns all of the project's ten turbines. (Source: Aquila European Renewables Income Fund, Renewables, 23 Mar., 2020) Contact: Aquila European Renewables Income Fund, www.aquila-european-renewables-income-fund.com; European Energy A/S , +45 88 70 82 16, www.europeanenergy.dk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News European Energy A/S,  Wind ,  


    ITOCHU Invests in Midwestern Renewables Power Plants (Ind. Report)
    ITOCHU
    Date: 2020-03-18
    Tokyo-based ITOCHU Corporation and Kansas-based Tyr Energy, Inc. are reporting an agreement to provide equity financing to Minnetota-based Aspenall Energies' Kimball Wind and South Fork Wind projects. The fully operational projects are located in Nebraska and Minnesota and have a combined nameplate capacity of 43 MW.

    The Projects consist of eighteen towers utilizing General Electric's 2 MW class onshore wind turbine platform. Commercial operation was achieved in December of 2016 for South Fork Wind and in June of 2018 for Kimball Wind. Together, the Projects produce enough electricity to power approximately 16,000 US households and have 20-year offtake agreements with Iowa-based Muscatine Power & Water and the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, respectively.

    ITOCHU has an ownership interest in 15 power generation projects in the United States through its wholly owned subsidiary, Tyr Energy Inc. and offers O&M services through its wholly owned subsidiary, NAES Corporation. (Source: ITOCHU, 17 Mar., 2020) Contact: ITOCHU, www.itochu.co.jp; Tyre Energy, www.tyrenergy.com; Aspenall, www.aspenall.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ITOCHU ,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Solar,  


    Wind Powers Record UK Renewable Output (Int'l. Report)
    UK Wind
    Date: 2020-03-18
    In the UK, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)is reporting renewable electricity generation increased 16 pct year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019.

    The increase is partially due to the startup of HornSea One, the world's largest offshore wind project with 174 turbines. The rapid increase in capacity meant that renewable output overtook the share of generation from gas for the first time, setting a new record and providing a commercial basis for more investment.

    "Wind remains the principal source of renewable generation. For the first time offshore wind had a larger share of renewable generation than onshore wind with 25.1 pct and 23.7 pct respectively," according to a BEIS statement. (Source: UK BEIS, BreakBulk, 16 Mar., 2020)Contact: BEIS, +44 0 20 7215 5000, enquiries@beis.gov.uk, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News UK BEIS,  Hornsea One,  Offshore Wind,  UK Wind,  


    CPPIB Completes Pattern Energy Acquisition (M&A, Ind. Report)
    Pattern Energy,Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
    Date: 2020-03-16
    Following up on our 6 Nov., 2019 coverage, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is reporting the completion of its previously reported $6.1 billion – including debt -- acquisition of Pattern Energy.

    Pattern Energy presently hold 28 renewable energy plants, predominantly wind farms totaling 4.4 GW in North America. The company also has solar plants and onshore wind operations in Japan as well as a 112-MW offshore wind project under development. (Source: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, PR, 16 Mar., 2020) Contact: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, www.cppib.com; Pattern Energy Group, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, matt.dallas@patternenergy.com, www.patternenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Pattern Energy,  Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ,  Wind,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  


    Americas 2019 Wind Installations Hit 13.4GW (Ind. Report)
    Global Wind Energy Council
    Date: 2020-02-07
    The Brussels-based Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is reporting North, Central and South America and the Caribbean installed 13,427MW capacity of onshore wind power in 2019, an increase of 12 pct on the previous year which saw 11,892MW installed.

    In North America (Canada and USA), new capacity additions grew by nearly 18 pct compared to 2018. In Central and South America and the Caribbean, new capacity additions decreased by 5 pct compared to 2018. Overall, this means that the region has tripled its wind power installations since 2010, Other GWEC findings include:

  • Leading countries in the region for 2019 include: US (9,143W), Mexico (1,284MW), Argentina (931 MW), and Brazil (745MW)

  • The US installed its third largest volume of onshore wind in 2019 at 9GW, just behind its previous records of 10GW in 2009 and 13GW in 2012, reaching a total of over 105 GW.

  • The offshore market in the US is progressing, with first large-scale installations expected in 2022-2023 and more than 10GW expected to be built by 2026. Brazil is also looking to tap into the offshore market, and has the potential to deploy as much as 700GW of offshore wind, according to a roadmap for offshore wind released by the country’s Energy Research Office (EPE) in January 2020.

    The member-based GWEC represents over 1,500 wind energy sector companies, organizations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies. (Source: GWEC, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: GWEC,Ben Blackwell, CEO, Alyssa Pek, +32 490 56 81, 39alyssa.pek@gwec.net, www.gwec.net

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Wind Energy Council,  Wind,  


  • Evergy Ventures Inks 660MW in Onshore Wind Deals (Ind. Report)
    Evergy,AEP Renewables
    Date: 2020-02-05
    In the Show-Me State, Kansas City-based Evergy Ventures reports it will expand its wind energy portfolio by 660 MW to 4535 MW with four new supply contracts in Kansas and Oklahoma.

    The new projects include: the 199MW Expedition Wind facility being developed by National Renewable Solutions in Marion County; AEP Renewables's 128MW Flat Ridge 3 plant near Kingman and Apex Clean Energy's 193MW Jayhawk development in Crawford and Bourbon Counties, Kansas. The fourth deal is for 178MW of wind energy from an unnamed project being developed by a subsidiary of NextEra Resources, south of Liberal in Oklahoma.

    Evergy notes these projects are part of its commitment to achieve an 80 pct reduction in carbon dioxide emissions below 2005 levels from its fleet of power plants by 2050. (Source: Evergy, AEP Renewables, renews, 31 Jan., 2020) Contact: AEP Renewables, Greg Hall, Pres., Evergy Ventures, Terry Bassham, Pres., info@evergyventures.com, www.evergyventures.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Evergy,  Wind,  AEP Renewable,  


    GE Supplying Cypress Turbines for Finnish Onshore Project (Ind Report)
    GE Renewable Energy ,OX2
    Date: 2020-02-03
    GE Renewable Energy reports it has been selected by Hamburg, Germany-based OX2 as the supplier for the 132 MW Metsalamminkangas wind farm in Finland, which will use 24 GE Cypress onshore wind turbines representing GE's first Cypress-equipped wind farm in Finland.

    The deal, which includes a multi-year service contract, takes full advantage of the Cypress Platform's two-piece blade design provided by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business. The turbines, which will be equipped with GE's Ice Mitigation System, are expected to be installed in Q2 2021 for commissioning and operation by the end of 2021. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, 31 Jan., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/contact-us, www.ge.com/renewableenergy; OX2, +49 40 309987900, www.OX2.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy ,  Wind,  OX2,  


    U.S. Onshore Wind Capacity Exceeds 100 GW, says EIA (Ind. Report)
    US EIA, Wind
    Date: 2019-12-13
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, cumulative U.S. installed onshore wind capacity exceeded 100 GW on a nameplate capacity basis as of the end of September 2019. More than half of that amount has been installed since the beginning of 2012.

    The inventory notes that as of Q3, 2019, 41 states had at least one installed wind turbine. Texas had the most capacity installed, at 26.9 GW, followed by Iowa at 8.9 GW, Oklahoma at 8.1 GW, and Kansas at 6.2 GW.

    The agency projects another 14.3 GW of wind capacity will come online in 2020, bringing U.S. capacity to 122 GW. (Source: US EIA, Dec., 2019) Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News US EIA,  Wind,  Onshore Wind,  


    GE Supplying Turbines for Sweden's Blabergsliden Wind Farm (Int'l)
    GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-12-13
    GE Renewable Energy reports its selection to supply 26 of its Cypress platform onshore wind turbines, including a 25-year service contract, to the 143 MW Blabergsliden wind farm in Sweden.

    The 143-MW project construction is expected to commence almost immediately for commissioning and operation by the end of 2021. When fully operational the project is expected to generate sufficient power for over 135,000 homes and save more than 13,000 tpy of greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, 12 Dec., 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Peter Wells, CEO , Onshore Wind Europe,

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


    ScottishPower Plans Solar and Battery Installations at UK Wind Parks (Int'l. Report)
    Iberdrola,ScottishPower
    Date: 2019-12-06
    In the UK, Iberdrola-owned ScottishPower is reporting plans to install solar panels and batteries next to its wind turbines nationwide.

    Applications for the solar and battry installations have been submitted for existing wind farms in Cornwall, Lancashire and Cambridgeshire in England with projects in Scotland and Ireland to follow. The company is also developing 1,000 MW of new onshore wind projects which will also be solar panel and battery equipped.

    ScottishPower is the first integrated energy company in the UK to solely generate 100 pct renewable energy, according to the company. (Source: ScottishPower, Scotland Herald, 5 Dec., 2019) Contact: ScottishPower Renewables, Lindsay McQuade, CEO, +44 0 141 614 0000, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Wind,  ScottishPower,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  Solar,  


    China leads the way as wind energy sees another year of stable growth
    Global Wind Energy Council
    Date: 2019-11-29
    The wind power energy industry installed 51.3 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity last year, a 3.6 percent fall when compared to 2017‘s growth, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said Tuesday. Despite this reduction, the international trade association said that the growth of the worldwide wind energy market had “been stable” since 2014, with more than 50 GW of new capacity installed each year. Total installed capacity stood at 591 GW at the end of 2018, which represents an increase of 9.6 percent compared to the end of 2017, the GWEC added. Installed capacity relates to how much energy can be produced at maximum output, not what is currently being generated. GWEC CEO Ben Backwell said that China had led “both onshore and offshore growth,” adding that “huge growth” was expected in Asia “through the coming decade and beyond.” Breaking the figures down, the onshore sector was responsible for 46.8 GW of new capacity in 2018, while the offshore wind market added 4.49 GW. In the onshore sector, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa were responsible for 10 percent of new installations last year. China led the way in offshore, installing 1.8 GW, while the U.K. and Germany installed 1.3 GW and 0.9 GW, respectively.

    another industry body, WindEurope, said that 12 countries in the EU had failed to install “a single wind turbine” last year. onshore wind fell by more than half in Germany last year and “collapsed in the U.K.,” stating that, in the EU, 2018 was “the worst year for new wind energy installations since 2011.” (Source: Global Wind Energy Council, reve, 26 Nov., 2019) Contact: WEC, Ben Blackwell, CEO

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    ScottishPower Planning Major Onshore Wind Initiative (Int'l.)
    ScotlandPower,Committee on Climate Change
    Date: 2019-11-27
    In the UK, a recent report from the Committee on Climate Change -- the official policy advisory group for the UK government -- warns that any hope the UK has of meeting its carbon-neutral by 2050 goal will require construction of at least 1,000 MW of onshore wind capacity every year for the next three decades as well as a quadrupling of offshore wind farm construction -- an unlikely scenario since wind farm construction in the UK has plummeted 80 pct since 2015 due primarily to a lack of government support.

    Even so, Glasgow-based ScottishPower Renewables, an amalgam of the 6 largest utility companies in Scotland, reports it is planning a major expansion of onshore wind projects and has identified 100 potential onshore sites in Scotland, and a few in Ireland, according to a Guardian report. (Source: The Guardian, Committee on Climate Change, CleanTechnica, 25 Nov., 2019) Contact: Committee on Climate Change, www.theccc.org.uk; ScottishPower Renewables, Lindsay McQuade, CEO, +44 0 141 614 0000, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com

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    GE Wins 350 MW Texas Wind Farm Turbine Order (Ind. Report)
    GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-11-20
    GE Renewable Energy reports it has been selected by Innergex Renewable Energy to supply 139 units of its 2.X-127 onshore wind turbines on 89-meter towers for Innergex's approximately 350 MW Foard City Wind project in Foard County, Texas. The order also includes a 20-year full-service agreement. The Foard City wind farm reached commercial operation on September 27, 2019. GE's 2 MW fleet operates at an industry-leading average of 98+ percent availability. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Various Media, 18 Nov., 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Vikas Anand, CEO, www.ge.com/renewableenergy

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    GE Turbines Selected for Oklahoma, S.Dakota Projects (ind. Report)
    GE Renewable Energy,ENGIE North America
    Date: 2019-11-15
    ENGIE North America reports the selection of GE Renewable Energy to supply 180 onshore wind turbines for two projects -- 88 2-MW GE turbines for the King Plains wind projecting in Oklahoma, and 92 2-MW turbines for the first phase of the Triple H Wind farm in South Dakota.

    The King Plains project dates back to 2015 and was originally developed by APEX Clean Energy. South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved the Triple H project this summer. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Engie, Power Eng., 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Vikas Anand, CEO, www.ge.com/renewableenergy; ENGIE North America, www.engie-na.com

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    E.ON, RWE Ink UK PPA (Int'l., Ind. Report)
    E.ON, RWE Renewables
    Date: 2019-11-15
    E.ON and RWE Renewables are reporting the inking of a 2.5-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for more than 20 offshore and onshore wind farms in the UK.

    The deal covers 892MW of wind generation and includes a proportion of the London Array offshore wind farm originally constructed by E.ON as part of its £3.3 billion investment in UK renewables.

    Located in the Outer Thames Estuary, the 630MW London Array offshore wind farm comprises 175 Siemens Gamesa 3.6MW turbines, which were commissioned in 2013. (Source: ofshorewind.biz, 12 Nov., 2019) Contact: E.ON, Michael Lewis, CEO, +49 2 11 45 79 4170, www.eon.com

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    Google Touts Finnish Data-Centre Wind Power Plan (Int'l Report)
    Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2019-11-11
    IT giant Google reports it plans to power its data-center in Hamina, Finland with power from the 254MW Stavro onshore wind project in northern Sweden.

    The Stavro wind farm will utilize 62 units of Siemens Gamesa 4.1MW wind turbines and will sell its power through an off-take deal to Google and to a pulp and a nearby paper plant owned by Holmen AB.

    Commissioning of the Stavro wind farm is slated for the end of 2021. Delivery of the grid connection, including engineering, civil works, installation and commissioning of the two 150/33kV sub-sites, will be completed by Siemens Gas & Power. (Source: Google, Siemens Gamesa, ReCharge, 7 Nov., 2019)Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Markus Tacke, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en

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    Mayflower Set to Begin Mass. Offshore Wind Project (Ind. Report)
    Mayflower Wind Energy
    Date: 2019-11-04
    In the Bay State, Boston-based Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC (EDPR), reports it will supply 804 MW of offshore wind -- sufficient power for approximately 500,000 Massachusetts homes -- from its Mayflower Wind project 20 miles south of Nantucket.

    The project is expected to come online in 2025 and to eliminate 1.7 million metric tpy of CO2 emissions -- the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road.

    Shell New Energies and EDPR reportedly have over 18,000 U.S. employees between them, a supply chain of more than 5,000 U.S. companies, $400 billion in market capitalization, experience operating 6,300 mw of onshore wind in the U.S. and ongoing development and construction of 2,700 mw of offshore wind projects in France, the Netherlands, Portugal and Scotland that are anticipated to be operational between now and 2023. (Source: Mayflower Wind, Composites World, 1 Nov, 2019) Contact: Mayflower Wind, John Hartnett, Pres., 508-589-3557, info@mayflowerwind.com, www.mayflowerwind.com; Shell New Energies US, www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/new-energies.html; EDPR Offshore North America, www.edpr.com

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    Renewables Supply Near Half German Power Consumption (Int'l.)
    Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemberg (ZSW)
    Date: 2019-11-04
    Data from the Stuttgart, Germany-based Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW) is suggesting that if wind and solar energy yields in Q4 this year equal the average of the last few years, renewable energy could amount to 42 pct of the country's energy consumption in 2019 -- a nearly 5 pct increase over the same period in 2018 (38.1 pct).

    The data noted that solar, wind and other renewable sources generated around 183 billion kWh of electricity in the first three quarters of 2019. Renewables accounted for nearly 50 per cent more energy production than lignite and bituminous coal, which contributed 125 billion kWh to the total. Onshore wind power remained the leading source of renewable energy in the period under review with nearly 72 billion kWh followed by PV at 41 billion kWh. (Source: Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemberg, Power Engineering, 2 Nov., 2019)Contact: Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemberg (ZSW), +49 (0)711 78 70-0, +49 (0)711 78 70-100 - fax., info@zsw-bw.de, www.zsw-bw.de; German Association of Energy and Water Management, en.dwa.de

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    IEA Projects Offshore Wind Growth to $1Tn Bus. (Int'l Report)
    IEA
    Date: 2019-10-28
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) is reporting steep cost reductions and improved technology could make offshore wind central to the world's green energy power supply. Offshore wind could also be crucial to limiting temperature rise to below two degrees Celsius this century, and the avoidance of five to seven billion tonnes of CO2 emissions from the power sector globally.

    Offshore wind presently accounts for only 0.3 percent of global electricity generation, according to the IEA. Based on current and proposed policies, capacity is set to increase 15-fold over the next two decades, turning wind power into a $1 trillion business, according to the IEA.

    In Europe, offshore wind will soon beat new natural gas-fired capacity on cost and be on a par with solar PV and onshore wind. The UK today has the biggest capacity for wind power, but China is likely to have the largest offshore wind fleet by 2025. The industry is also growing in markets such as the United States, Taiwan and Japan. (Source: IEA, Reuters , Oct., 2019) Contact: International Energy Agency, Dr. Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org

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    Masdar-led Consortium Launches $331Mn Serbian Wind Farm (Int'l)
    Masdar
    Date: 2019-10-14
    A consortium led by Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment, is reporting inauguration of the $331 million Cibuk 1, the largest utility-scale commercial wind project in Serbia and the Western Balkans. The project incorporates 57 GE Renewable Energy 2.75-125 onshore wind turbines totaling 158 MW -- sufficient power for roughly 113,000 homes.

    Cibuk 1 was developed by Vetroelektrane Balkana (WEBG), a Serbian company which is wholly owned by Tesla Wind, a joint venture between Masdar (60 percent), the Taaleri SolarWind I fund, managed by Finnish renewable energy infrastructure fund manager and developer Taaleri Energia (30 pct), and German development finance institution Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft GmbH (10 pct).

    The project supports Serbia's pledge to produce 27 pct of its domestic power needs from renewable energy sources by 2020, while helping to reduce its dependence on coal-fired power generation. (Source: Masdar, Arabian Business News, 13 Oct., 2019) Contact: Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ca.ae

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    Viesgo Commissions 24-MW Spanish Wind Farm (Int'l. Report)
    Viesgo
    Date: 2019-10-11
    Madrid-headquartered power producer and distributor Viesgo Infraestructuras Energeticas SL is reporting the commissioning of its 24-MW El Marquesado onshore wind farm in the town of Puerto Real in the province of Cadiz, Spain.

    The €23 million ($25.3 million) facility incorporate seven 3.45 MW wind turbines. The company's Spanish wind portfolio includes 23 wind farms in Spain and Portugal. (Source: Viesgo, Renewables, Oct., 2019) Contact: Viesgo, +942 24 60 00, www.viesgo.com

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    GE Renewable, Google Ink Swedish Wind PPA (Int'l Report)
    GE Renewable Energy,WindSpace A/S,
    Date: 2019-10-07
    GE Renewable Energy is reporting a PPA with Google under which it will sell the majority of the energy generated by the Bjorkvattnet Onshore wind farm 290 miles north of Stockholm, to Google beginning in late 2020. The power will supply Google's data centers in the region.

    The Bjorkvattnet onshore wind farm has a generating capacity of 175 MW -- sufficient power 175,000 homes in Sweden.

    The project was developed by Vindparken and WindSpace. GE Renewable Energy provided development support, offtake solutions, technical and commercial optimization and equity syndication expertise. The wind facility was acquired by InfraVia European Fund IV, managed by InfraVia Capital. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Commercial Property Exec., 3 Oct., 2019)Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy

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    EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2019 -- Projections to 2050 (Ind. Report)
    US EIA
    Date: 2019-09-30
    According to the recently released U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2019 -- Projections to 2050 report, despite renewable energy investment more than tripling globally during the current decade compared to the last 10-year period, most of the power delivered to the world's electric grids during the recent decade was from coal -- still the world's largest source of electricity, providing 38 pct of world electrical generation in 2018, about the same as 1997.

    The world spent about $2.6 trillion on renewable energy projects during the decade, over three times the amount spent from 2000 to 2009. Solar PV investments totaled around $1.3 trillion, and onshore and offshore wind investment totaled around $1 trillion. Globally, solar energy capacity increased by 638 GW between 2009 and 2019, while coal-fired capacity increased by 529 GW, wind capacity increased 487 GW, and natural gas capacity increased 436 GW. In 2018, $41 billion was invested in coal worldwide.

    China's spending on renewable electricity was the highest in the world at $758 billion from 2000 to the first half of 2019. The US was second with $356 billion, followed by Japan at $202 billion. The European nations spent around $698 billion on wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources, with Germany and the UK spending the most. It is expected that 330 GW of new wind power capacity will come online over the next five years, driven primarily by onshore wind power projects in the US and China. Investments in renewable power capacity in 2018, however, dropped 38 pct in China and by 6 pct in the US, while rising 45 pct in Europe.

    The report predicts that electric power demand for coal will fall to 17 pct of total generation by 2050. Moody's Investors Service predicts coal will represent 11 pct of total U.S. power generation by 2030 -- down from 27 pct in 2018. The over 50 pct drop in coal demand from utilities by 2030 implies that coal demand would decline by about 7 pct per year on average over the next 10 years.

    Download the US EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2019 -- Projections to 2050 report HERE. (Source: US EIA, Sept., 2019) Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov

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    GE Supplying Turbines For Swedish Onshore Wind Farm (Int'l.)
    GE Renewable Energy,WindSpace A/S,
    Date: 2019-09-16
    GE Renewable Energy reports it has contracted to supply 33 units of its 5.3 MW Cypress wind turbines, its largest onshore wind turbine, for WindSpace's 175 MW Bjorkvattnet Wind Farm which will generate sufficient power for 175,000 homes in Sweden. The contract includes a 25-years Full Services Agreement.

    The Bjorkvattnet Wind Farm project was developed by Vindparken and WindSpace, with support from GE Renewable Energy, and sold to InfraVia Capital Partners, a Paris-based infrastructure investor. The project is expected to come on line by the end of 2020. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, 11 Sept., 2019) Contact: WindSpace A/S, www.windspace.dk: GE Renewable Energy, Peter Wells, CEO , European Region Onshore Wind, www.ge.com/renewableenergy

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    EDF Renewables Snares German Wind Projects (M&A, Int'l Report)
    EDF Renewables,Altus AG,
    Date: 2019-09-13
    EDF Renewables reports acquisition of a roughly 300 MW, 10 project pipeline of German wind projects from wind and solar energy developer Altus AG in Karlsruhe.

    The projects, which are at various stages of development, are expected to to be completed and commissioned over the next 5 years. Once fully permitted, the projects will participate to the onshore wind auctions organized by the German Federal Government in order to secure 20-year Power Purchase Agreements.

    EDF Renewables presently operates more than 580 MW of wind projects in Germany through its subsidiaries, among which 400 MW offshore wind capacity as an operation and maintenance service provider. (Source: EDF Renewables, PR, reve, 12 Sept., 2019) Contact: Altus AG, +49 721 6269060, www.altus-ag.de; EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com

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    CIP Pays €350Mn for Spanish Onshore Wind Portfolio (Int'l, M&A)
    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
    Date: 2019-09-13
    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), the renewables specialist partly founded by PensionDanmark, is reporting acquisition of the 374 MW Monegros onshore wind portfolio in Aragon, Spain for more than €350 million. The acquisition will be financed with 100 pct equity from CIP's CI III fund.

    The Monegros portfolio consists of nine individual projects comprising 99 GE wind turbines generating sufficient power for about 300,000 average Spanish households. Work has begun on the portfolio's first project. (Source: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, IP&E, 11 Sept., 2019)Contact: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51, cip@cip.dk, www.cip.dk

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    UK Warned of Missing Net-Zero Emissions 2050 Target (Int'l)
    Science and Technology Select Committee
    Date: 2019-08-26
    In London, the UK the government's Science and Technology Select Committee is warning country will miss its legally binding net-zero 2050 target with "dire consequences" unless climate policies are rapidly implemented.

    In its warning, the Committee notes Governments policies and efforts to reduce emissions have been undermined by "unacceptable" grant funding cutbacks and policies to improve residential and other building energy efficiency. Hitting the target requires efforts to cut carbon emissions from heating systems, improve home energy efficiency, tackle vehicle pollution, support onshore wind and solar power and sustain nuclear power without growing the industry, the report said.

    The committee's report calls government to advance a previous;y imposed ban on the sale of new conventional cars and vans planned for 2040 to 2035 at the latest. It also called for moves to tackle emissions from car manufacturing, and urged greater efforts to reduce vehicle ownership, and boost public transport and car sharing, as well as walking and cycling. The report also said the government must commit now to large-scale trials of low carbon heating technology such as heat pumps, and replacing gas with hydrogen. A policy to make new homes "zero carbon", which was scrapped before it was implemented in 2016, should be urgently reintroduced, and incentives are needed to encourage people to make energy efficiency improvements, it said.

    The government should also publish an easily accessible central guide for members of the public explaining what measures individuals and households can take to support the UK's emissions-cutting. (Source: UK Science and Technology Select Committee, The Independent, 22 Aug., 2019) Contact: UK Science and Technology Select Committee, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_and_Technology_Select_Committee

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    GE Cypress Onshore Wind Platform Chosen for Aussie Project (Int'l)
    GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-08-14
    GE Renewable Energy reports it has been selected by investors Partners Group and CWP as the wind turbine supplier for the 244 MW Bango wind farm near Yass, New South Wales, Australia.

    The project, which will incorporate 46 GE Cypress onshore wind platforms, is the company's first Cypress-equipped wind farm in Australia and the largest globally to date.

    Construction is expected to get underway shortly for commissioning and start of operations by 2021. The Cypress is GE's most powerful and efficient wind turbine in operation. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website, STL News, 12 Aug., 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Steve Oswald, Country Leader, GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind in Australia, www.ge.com/renewableenergy

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    Ovo Energy Considering SSE's Household Supply Business (Int'l.)
    Ovo Energy, SSE, Offshore Wind, Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-08-12
    In the UK, Bristol-based household energy supplier Ovo Energy reports it is in talks for the possible £250 million purchase of the UK's second-largest energy company, SSE's household energy supply business -- SSE Energy Services.

    The SSE deal would add 5.7 million residential customers to Ovo's existing 1.5 million customers putting Ovo in second place after British Gas, which has 12 million domestic customers.

    A completed sale would leave SSE focused on its offshore wind farm activity and networks businesses as a generator and distributor of energy. SSE's offshore wind facilities include the Beatrice Offshore Wind farm in the Moray Firth. SSE also operates the biggest onshore wind energy fleet in the UK and Ireland and has consent to increase offshore wind generation from 1 gigawatt to about 3.3GW, which would make it the biggest offshore supplier. (Source: Ovo Energy, SSE, Guardian, 9 Aug., 2019) Contact: SSE Energy, www.sse.co.uk; Ovo Energy, Stephen Fitzpatrick CEO, www.ovoenergy.com

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    2018 Record Year for UK Wind Power Generation (Int'l Report)
    UK BEIS
    Date: 2019-07-26
    The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is reporting wind power generation in 2018 achieved record levels of 17.1 pct -- up from 14.8 pct in 2017. Of that figure, 91.pct came from onshore wind, while the balance was generated offshore. Overall, renewables generated a record 33 pct of the island country's electric power needs. (Source: BEIS, EnergyVoice, 25 July, 2019) Contact: BEIS, +44 0 20 7215 5000, enquiries@beis.gov.uk, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

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    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, www.ge-energy.com; RT Enerji, www.rtenerji.com; Turkeler Enerji, www.turkerler.com/enerji

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