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Facebook Inks 294MW Wind PPA in Norway (Int'l Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-05-25
Social mega-media player Facebook reports the signing of a 15-year PPA for the entire output of the 294MW, Bjerkreim cluster of three Norwegian wind farms due to come online in late 2019.

The €400 million ($469 million) Bjerkreim cluster will supply 1,000 GWh of electricity per year, enough to help offset the power used by Facebook's Nordic data centers in Odense, Denmark, and Lulea, Sweden.

The Bjerkreim cluster incorporates 70, 4.2-MW Siemens wind turbines and is operated by Luxcara of Germany. Swedish utility Vattenfall will integrate the output into the Nordic grid, provide balancing services, and supply Facebook. The Bjerkreim deal is Facebook's largest single purchase of renewable energy and is Norway's largest wind project to date. (Source: Facebook, DataCenter Dynamics, 24 May, 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Facebook,  Wind,  

Siemens Shuttering Ontario Wind Blade Plant (Ind. Report)
Siemens Wind Power
Date: 2017-07-19
Canadian-based Siemens Wind Power Ltd. reports that due to falling prices, changing demands and increasing completion, it is shuttering its wind turbine blade plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario.

The plant was commissioned 6 years ago as part of a province-wide effort to boost the province's reputation as a "renewable-energy hub." (Source: Siemens Wind Power, CBC, Others, 18 July, 2017) Contact: Siemens Wind Power, David Hickey, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Wind Power,  Wind Blade,  

Vattenfall's Pen y Cymoedd WelschWind Farm On Line (Int'l)
Date: 2017-05-12
Swedish government-owned Vattenfall reports its largest on shore wind farm, Pen y Cymoedd in South Wales, UK, is now generating electric power at full capacity. The 228MW wind farm utilizes 76 Siemens wind turbines.

Vattenfall also plans to add a power storage plant utilizing more than 1,000 BMW lithium-ion batteries to the Pen y Cymoedd facility. The batteries, which have a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) each, are equipped with a BMW-owned battery control system. (Source: Vattenfall, 8 May, 2017) Contact: Vattenfall Innovation, Daniel Hustadt, Proj. Manager Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000,

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

150 Turbine Dutch Offshore Wind Farm Now On-Line (Int'l)
Northland Power
Date: 2017-05-10
Dutch broadcaster NOS is reporting the Netherlands' largest wind farm 85 kilometres off the cost of Groningen has been formally commissioned.

The €2.8 billion, 600-MW Gemini Wind Farm was developed by Toronto-based Northland Power Inc and incorporates 150 Siemens wind turbines generating sufficient electric power for 785,000 households. (Source: Dutch, 8 May, 2017) Contact: Northland Power, John Brace, CEO, Sarah Charuk, Communications, (647) 288-1108,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Northland Power,  Offshore Wind,  Netherlands Offshore Wind,  Groningen Offshore Wind,  

Its a Wrap! Gamesa, Siemens Wind Power Merger Completed (M&A)
Siemens Wind Power , Gamesa
Date: 2017-04-12
Following on our March 15th report, Siemens is confirming unconditional clearance from the European competition authorities and the conclusion of its wind power business merger with Gamesa.

Subject to pending closing conditions, Siemens and Gamesa expect to close the merger this month, after the registration of the merged entity in the Vizcaya Companies Register. (Source: Siemens, Gamesa, EL&P, 3 April, 2017)Contact: Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, Thomas Richterich, Onshore Wind CEO, +49 69 797 66 60,; Gamesa Corp.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Wind Power,  Gamesa,  Wind,  

Siemens Touts EDF Luminus Wind Turbine Order (Int'l Report)
Siemens Wind Power,EDF Luminus
Date: 2017-03-24
German energy giant Siemens Wind Power reports receipt of a new order for wind turbines from Belgian electric power producer EDF Luminus for EDF's Sibelco, Katoen Natie, and Loghidden City windpower projects in Belgium. The three projects will have a combined capacity of 28.8MW.

Under the terms of the deal, Siemens Wind Power will supply and install nine 3.2 MW turbines of the D3 product platform, as well as a 15-year service agreement. (Source: Siemens Wind Power,, 22 Mar., 2017) Contact: EDF Luminus,; Contact: Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, Thomas Richterich, Onshore Wind CEO, +49 69 797 66 60,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Wind Power,  Wind,  EDF Luminus,  

DONG Dismantling World's Oldest Offshore Windfarm (Int'l. Report)
DONG Energy,Bonus Energi
Date: 2017-03-17
DONG Energy reports it's contractors have begun decommissioning the 1991 vintage, 11-turbine Vindeby offshore windfarm near Lolland in the southeast of Denmark. The decommissioned blades, nacelles and towers will be reused where possible and the concrete foundations broken-down and removed.

The turbines for Vindeby were originally supplied by Bonus Energi, now Siemens Wind Power, and the foundations were constructed by MT Hojgaard. (Source: DONG Energy, Offshore Wind, Others, 15 Mar. 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, Leif Winther, +45 99 55 11 11,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bonus Energi,  DONG Energy,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  

SkySpecs, Siemens Collaborate on Drone Wind Turbine Inspection Technology (Ind. Report)
SkySpecs,Siemens Wind Power
Date: 2017-03-01
Ann Arbor, Michigan-headquartered drone manufacturer SkySpecs reports it is collaborating with Siemens to develop and deploy a cost and time effective automated drone technology for on-site wind turbine and blade inspections.

Siemens is involving its Wind Power business and its next47 venture unit to help refine SkySpecs technology for utility-scale wind turbine inspections and prepare it for commercial readiness. The joint effort will enable Siemens to incorporate more advanced preventive maintenance techniques and provide significant turbine maintenance and power generation data. (Source: SkySpecs, PR, 28 Feb., 2017) Contact: Skyspecs, Danny Ellis, CEO, Theresa Trevor, Media,,; Siemens Wind Power,; next47,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SkySpecs,  Wind,  Siemens Wind Power,  

Southern Power Snares EDF Renewables Texas Wind Farms (M&A)
EDF Renewables,Southern Power
Date: 2017-01-02
Southern Co. unit Southern Power reports it has agreed to purchase 100 pct ownership interest in the 174 MW Salt Fork Wind Project and the 126 MW Tyler Bluff Wind Project from EDF Renewable Energy. Both projects have achieved commercial operation.

The Salt Fork Wind Project, located in Donley and Gray Counties, Texas, utilizes 87 Vestas wind turbines. The Tyler Bluff Wind Facility in Cooke County, Texas, consists of 52 Siemens wind turbines.

EDF Renewable Services, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of EDF RE, will provide balance-of-plant services for the projects. (Source: EDF Renewable Energy, Electric Light & Power, Other Media, 29 Dec., 2016) Contact: EDF Renewable Energy,; Southern Power, Buzz Miller, Pres., CEO, (404) 506-5000,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern Power,  EDF Renewable Energy,  Wind,  

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