The program began in 2017 when PacifiCorp announced its $3.1 billion Energy Vision 2020 initiative that included four new wind projects located in Wyoming: Cedar Springs 1, Cedar Springs 2; Ekola Flats; TB Flats, totaling 1,150 MW of new generating capability. (Source: PacifiCorp. Rcky Mountain Power, PR, 23 Aug., 2021) Contact: Rocky Mountain Power, Gary Hoogeveen, Pres., CEO, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net
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Average onshore wind construction costs for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages about 90 pct of Texas's electric load, totaled $1,114/kW in 2019 and were less expensive than the U.S. average for that year. ERCOT installed the most wind capacity of any U.S. electricity market region in 2019 (3.5 GW) and also had the highest total wind capacity (26 GW) as of December 2019. Favorable market conditions, wholesale prices, and geographic advantages contribute to lower construction costs in ERCOT.
In 2019, the average construction cost for wind capacity was lower in ERCOT than it was in neighboring market regions Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO). The average construction cost for wind in SPP, which manages the electric grid in all or parts of 14 states including northwest Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, was $1,426/kW. In MISO, which covers the Midwest United States as well as parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana, the average construction cost for wind in 2019 was $1,637/kW. Average construction costs in both SPP and MISO were above the U.S. average in 2019.
All three market regions -- ERCOT, SPP, and MISO -- are in the central US "Wind Belt" where some of the country's best wind resources and a large share of U.S. wind capacity are located. Wind Belt states were among the least expensive in the U.S. for constructing wind generating capacity from 2013 to 2019.
Like many states in the Wind Belt, California had significant wind capacity (5.9 GW) at the end of 2019. However, California had relatively high average wind plant construction costs, averaging $2,310/kW for new wind installations between 2013 and 2019. The high costs could be driven by a variety of factors, including state policies and regulations, land use restrictions, and difficulties in developing wind projects.
NeXtWind plans to rejuvenate the sites with new, more efficient technology, almost tripling the annual output to roughly 300 gigawatt-hours a year from just above 100GWh. The company is now working with its local partners to bring its first projects to fruition, with lifetime extension and repowering work across all three sites due for completion between 2024 and 2026.
According to the company website, Nextwind has experience with technology development, prototyping, type certification, series manufacture, and field fleet support of a wide range of wind turbine technologies. Nextwind projects have included geared and direct drive, on-shore and off-shore, distributed and integrated drive-trains.
(Source: NeXtWind, PR, renews, June, 2021) Contact: NeXtWind, Lars Meyer, CIO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nwxtwindinc.com
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Under the RFP, wind resources must be a minimum of 100 MW, interconnect to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), and be located in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, or Missouri. Wind projects must qualify for the Federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) and be fully operational by Dec. 15, 2024, or alternatively, Dec. 15, 2025.
Solar resources must be a minimum of 50 MW, interconnect to SPP, and be located in the SWEPCO service territory and have a short-term minimum capacity of 50 MW from SPP resources. Solar projects must on a turnkey basis and SWEPCO will acquire all of the equity interests in the project company whose assets are comprised solely of the project.
The draft RFP seeks up to 200 MW of SPP accredited deliverable capacity for the years 2023 and 2024, and up to 250 MW of capacity for the years 2025, 2026, and 2027.
Proposals are due by Aug. 12, 2021 and are subject to regulatory approvals.
(Source: SWEPCO, Website PR, May, 2021)
Contact: SWEPCO, 888-216-3523, www.qa.swepco.com
; Southwest Power Pool , www.spp.org
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The funds will cover research in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana and the Greater Green River and Wind River basins of Wyoming and Colorado.
The production of rare earth elements and critical minerals is "vital for use in electronics, magnets, batteries, phosphors for lighting with applications in national security and clean energy production -- including the manufacturing of wind turbines", the release notes.
The feasibility of recovering REEs from coal-based resources has been expanded through efforts led by the DOE and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, UW added.
(Source: University of Wyoming, PR, May, 2021) Contact: Wyoming School of Energy Resources Center for Economic Geology Research Scott Quillinan, Dir, 307 766-6697, www.uwyo.edu/cegr
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Triton's patent-pending HAGIS anchoring system: can be applied to any offshore wind platform or mooring configuration; minimizes acoustic impact on the environment and sea life; can be easily removed for decommissioning; is scalable and applicable to many types of subsea foundations beyond offshore wind; and delivers cost savings by lower manufacturing (40 pct) and installation costs (25 pct reduction).
(Source: Triton Systems, Inc., PR, 5 Apr., 2021) Contact: Triton Systems Inc., Dave Model, COO, Zach Miller, 978-250-4200, fax: 978-250-4533, email@example.com, www.tritonsys.com
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The selections announced today include:
DOE established the National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium in 2018 to address research priorities for offshore wind as defined in the National Offshore Wind Strategy, which was developed jointly by DOE and the DOI Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
The Consortium is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with DOE and NYSERDA each providing $20.5 million to fund high-impact research projects that lower the costs of U.S. offshore wind.
Download details HERE
(Source: US DOE, Wind Energy Technology Office, National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, PR, 29 Mar., 2021) Contact: National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, www.nationaloffshorewind.org; NYSERDA, Doreen Harris, Acting CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
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The new company has begun operations
and started work on the application for the ScotWind round in Scotland, UK. The company will also participate in the first offshore wind application round in Norway, which will open in 2021, as well as consider entering new markets.
Magnora previously announced acquisitions of: Swedish offshore wind developer Kustvind AB; Sweden-based solar developer Evolar AB; and VINDR AS, the wind power development company focusing on small and medium scaled wind development projects.
(Source: Magnora ASA, PR, Website, 29 Jan., 2021)
Contact: Magnora ASA, Erik Sneve, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.magnoraasa.com; RWE, www.rwe.com
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The MITAGS partnership is Orsted's latest step to forge ties with local stakeholders and to expand offshore wind related training in the Chesapeake region.
MITAGS recently received $300,000 in grant funding from the state to create the Global Wind Organization Basic Safety Training platform. Development of the full course is expected to be completed soon and offered in 2021. (Source: Orsted, Baltimore Business Journal, Dec., 2020) Contact: MITAGS, 410-859-5700, www.mitags.org; Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22, 857-284-1430 -- US Boston Office, www.orsted.com
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According to the U.S. DOE, the Atlantic Coast offshore wind project pipeline is estimated to support up to 86,000 jobs, $57 billion in investments and provide up to $25 billion in economic output by 2030. Moreover, along the coasts of the signatories' states, the net technical energy potential is roughly 900,000 GWh per year and the net technical resource capacity is approximately 245 GW.
The wind project pipeline totals more than 27 GW in the Atlantic Coast, and the DOE projects that the nation has the potential to develop 86 GW of offshore wind projects by 2050.
Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Transformative Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Resources details HERE. (Source: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, PR, AP, Chapelboro.com, 31 Oct., 2020)
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ABO Wind has been active in Poland since 2019 and is now working on various renewable energy projects including development of solar greenfield projects.
The company has realized more than 3,000 MW of energy projects in 16 countries on four continents. (Source: ABO Wind, Website, PR, 14 Sept., 2020) Contact: ABO Wind, +49 611 267 65-674, +49 611 267 65-599 – fax, presse(at)abo-wind.de, www.abo-wind.de
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The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is currently weighing concerns from commercial fishermen, environmentalists, coastal communities and other stakeholders before deciding where leases on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Maine might be allocated and where they wouldn't be allowed.
The first offshore wind farm is still six to 10 years from operation, according to the New England for Offshore Wind release. (Source: New England for Offshore Wind, PR, reve, 22 Aug., 2020) Contact: New England for Offshore Wind, www.newenglandforoffshorewind.org
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The last date for submission of proposals in response to the RfP is September 23, 2020, and the initial review will begin on the same date. The shortlisted candidates will be revealed on November 5, 2020. Only resources capable of firm deliverability to MISO Local Resource Zone 6 will be considered.
RFP details are HERE. (Source: Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Co./, 12 Aug., 2020) Contact: Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Co., Vectren, www.vectren.com; Center Point Energy, www.centerpointenergy.com
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Vineyard Wind has also agreed to move the first row of turbines back on its 250-square-mile, 800-MW project site, paint the turbines a non-reflective gray color and install an aircraft detection lighting system (ADLS) that only activates when planes are overhead to address the concerns. (Source: Vineyard Wind, Inquirer & Mirror, 12 Aug., 2020)Contact: Vineyard Wind, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com
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PacifiCorp is seeking proposals for competitively priced resources capable of interconnecting with or delivering to PacifiCorp's transmission system in its east or west balancing authority areas (PACE and PACW, respectively). The 2020AS RFP will consider both build-transfer and power purchase agreement bids that can achieve commercial operation by December 31, 2024. In addition, PacifiCorp will accept bids from long-lead time pumped storage hydro resources requiring longer lead time to develop and construct that places the project completion beyond December 31, 2024. The company will not be submitting any self-build (benchmark) resources in the 2020AS RFP.
PacifiCorp Transmission has replaced its existing "serial queue" interconnection study process with a "first-ready, first-served, cluster" interconnection study approach as approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on May 12, 2020 and set forth in its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT). The 2020AS RFP conforms to PacifiCorp Transmission interconnection queue reform including its transition interconnection cluster study process and schedule. As such, potential bidders should review and clearly understand PacifiCorp Transmission's interconnection queue reform process, specifically the transition cluster study process, eligibility criteria, and timeline which plays an important role in the 2020AS RFP. (Source: PacifiCorp, Website, July, 2020) Contact: PacifiCorp, www.pacificorp.com
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The 12 awards totaling $10.3 million will support a variety of research areas, including comprehensive U.S. supply chain analyses, studying the impacts of offshore wind on the electric grid system and innovations in anchoring structures. The awarded projects include:
As the first federally-funded public-private partnership focused on advancing offshore wind technology in the U.S., the Consortium supports the cost-effective and responsible development of offshore wind to maximize the economic benefit to the country.
Virginia, Massachusetts and Maryland also contribute to the Consortium's funding. NYSERDA administered the initial solicitation on behalf of the Consortium.
(Source: National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, PR, JUne, 2020) Contact: National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, Carrie Cullen Hitt, Exec. Dir., www.nationaloffshorewind.org
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In 2018, Scottish Power became the first major UK energy company to generate all of its energy from wind power.
(Source: Scottish Power, BBC, 13 May, 2020) Contact: Scottish Power, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk
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The Wood Innovations Grant program advances innovations in wood energy and products that create jobs, revitalize local economies and support sustainable forest land management. Selected projects include:
Access Wood Innovations Grant Program details HERE
(Source: US Forest Service, PR, 16 April, 2020) Contact: US Forest Service, www.fs.usda.gov
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The program incorporates NASA satellite data into an desktop software program called RETScreen Expert. RETScreen , a clean energy management software program developed by the Canadian government in collaboration with several international partners, including NASA.
Most of the environmental parameters -- like temperature, humidity, and winds -- included in the RETScreen project is developed by NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO). Based at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., its computer model and data assimilation techniques enhance NASA Earth observations from more than 20 NASA satellites and missions.
However, the key data parameter, solar irradiance, provides a long-term record of daily averaged solar variability up to within about a week of real time. This solar variability replicates ground-based measurements very well and can be used to do things like monitor solar photovoltaic panel performance and place solar panels for optimal exposure to sunlight.
Wind resources are also incorporated into the POWER models and have important uses for energy efficiency analysis, such as helping to better calculate heat losses from buildings.
(Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, April, 2020) Contact: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Paul Stackhouse, project manager, (301) 286-2000, www.nasa.gov › goddard
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The IRENA analysis notes that when paired with renewable generators, batteries help provide reliable and cheaper electricity in isolated grids and to off-grid communities. The analysis also notes utility-scale battery storage systems are being deployed primarily in Australia, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, the United States and other European countries. Globally, energy storage deployment in emerging markets is expected to increase by over 40 pct each year until 2025. The report adds that although utility-scale stationary batteries currently dominate global energy storage, small-scale battery storage is expected to significantly increase by 2030.
Read IRENA's full Innovation landscape briefs on Utility-scale batteries and Behind-the-Meter batteries. HERE.
(Source: IRENA, 29 Mar., 2020) Contact: IRENA, www.irena.org
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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, email@example.com, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy
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Additionally, as previously reported, Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind operates the Block Island Wind Farm and has been awarded over 2,900 MW of capacity through six projects. In June, 2019, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities selected Orsted to develop the Garden State's first offshore wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.
(Source: Orsted, Newsday, 15 Mar., 2020) Contact: Orsted, Thomas Brostrom, Pres. Orsted North America, CEO Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind, +45 99 55 97 22, www.us.orsted.com/Wind-projects; Deepwater Wind, Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, (401) 274-2000, www.dwwind.com
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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:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gwec.net
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According to the MEWE release, "the evolution of technology and the abundance of resources in Mexico, has led to the world record here (low prices), which is around $ 17 per MWh. The areas of the southeast, north, northeast with great potential for wind resources have helped companies in the world have come to invest in the development of these sustainable projects that help reduce the carbon footprint of both the electricity sector and private companies." (Source: Mexican Association of Wind Energy, reve, 29 Jan., 2020)
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The order now provides some certainty to solar developers and will provide a transition program until the BPU establishes a new long-term incentive program. (Source: NJ BPU, Dec., 2019)
Contact: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 800-624-0241, www.bpu.state.nj.us
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The two-year project scope includes the conceptual design, preliminary design, and feasibility assessment of the fixed-bottom, suction-bucket support structure and heavy-lift-vessel alternative for the US DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 15MW reference turbine.
According to its website, RCAM Technologies was "founded to develop concrete additive manufacturing technologies initially for wind energy technologies -- RCAM's vision for wind energy is to develop land-based and offshore wind turbine towers and substructures up to 200-meter tall at half the cost of conventional tall tower technologies."
(Source: RCAM Technologies, PR,
19 November, 2019) Contact:
RCAM Technologies, Jason Cottrell, CEO, www.rcamtechnologies.com;
National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, www.energy.gov/eere/wind/national-offshore-wind-rd-consortium
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Of the total, as much as $10 million will go to two offshore wind technology demonstration projects -- Lake Erie Energy Development Corp (LEEDCo) will deploy innovative sensing technologies for tracking bird activity near wind turbines, while the University of Maine will develop a floating substructure design for a 10 MW -- 12 MW wind turbine and install it at a project off Maine.
Roughly $7 million will support the testing of innovative offshore wind technologies at national-level testing facilities, with the funding to be shared by six projects including Clemson University which is aiming to improve offshore wind turbine nacelle testing. In another project, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Centre in Boston is seeking to upgrade its testing facility to make possible the structural testing of wind turbine blades with lengths of between 85 metres and 120 metres.
Other recipients include Oregon State University of Corvallis for tests on the combined effects of wind and waves on floating offshore wind turbines.
Four of the 13 selected projects will receive a total of $6 million to support rural utilities by developing technologies that integrate wind with other distributed energy resources. (Source: US DOE, 23 Oct., 2019)
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The first is an energy pathway set by current and planned policies. The second is a cleaner climate-resilient pathway based largely on more ambitious, yet achievable, uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, which limits the rise in global temperature to well below 2 degrees C and closer to 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels and is aligned within the envelope of scenarios presented in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degree C.
This report outlines the role of wind power in the transformation of the global energy system based on IRENA's climate resilient pathway, specifically the growth in wind power deployments that would be needed in the next three decades to achieve the Paris climate goals.
MHI Vestas will provide three of its V164-9.5MW machines that will be used instead of the initially planned 6-MW General Electric turbines.
Project participants include CGN Europe Energy, la Banque des Territoires and French renewables firm Eolfi. (Source: MHI Vestas, Renewables, Oct., 2019) Contact: MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, email@example.com, www.vestas.com
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The extended service contract for 290 MW covers 70 pct of the wind capacity installed in Portugal by the Nordex Group. The first Nordex wind turbines for Iberwind were installed in 2001.
To date Iberwind has been responsible for the installation of 31 wind farms since 1998. The company operates more than 300 wind turbines with an installed capacity of around 730 MW -- sufficient power for roughly 600,000 households. (Source: Iberwind, PR, reve, 19 Sept., 2019) Contact: Iberwind,
Rui Maia, COO, www.iberwind.pt;
Nordex Group, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nordex.com
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The DOE-created consortium is funded with $20 million to conduct research and development to address technological barriers and lower the costs and risks of offshore wind in the United States. To that end, DOE and Department of the Interior (DOI) identified the following research areas to facilitate the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry: wind plant technology advancement; wind resource and physical site characterization, and; installation, operations and maintenance, and supply chain technology solutions.
The Consortium is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA).
(Source: National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, ENR, 11 Sept., 2019)Contact: National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, www.energy.gov › eere › national-offshore-wind-rd-consortium; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
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Under the terms of the agreement, the offshore wind developer will provide technical expertise, dedicated financial resources, and establish a framework for a long-term relationship.
of the strongest and most consistent in the world.
(Source: NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc., PR, Aug., 2019) Contact: NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc.,
Mike O'Connor, President & CEO,
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A previous DEEP RFP requiring less detailed information received more then 50 comments plus 100 additional comments and emails directed to the Commission on Environmental Standards.
(Source: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 19 Aug., 2019) Contact: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection , www.ct.gov/deep/site/default.asp
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In March, a Chinese report noted that in 74 pct of cases, building new solar and wind capacity in a given area was cheaper than maintaining an existing coal-powered plant. Where levelized costs for wind reach $15 per MWh and $28 per MWh for solar, marginal costs for existing plants can jump as high as $104 per MWh.
The project plans to eventually deploy 20 GW of wind turbines producing green fuel for a clean transportation system.
The Baicheng project -- which also plans to include 15 GW of solar PV -- is the largest yet announced in China to explicitly integrate renewable generation and hydrogen infrastructure within a "hydrogen valley" producing more than one million tonnes of the fuel annually by 2035.
(Source: Goldwind, PR,reve, 20 July, 2019) Contact: Goldwind, www.goldwindglobal.com
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The project will utilize 163, SG 2.7-129 and 18 previously sold SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines including
blades, hubs, and nacelles as well as the top tower sections for the SG 2.7-129 units. Commissioning of the project is expected for late 2021.
(Source: MidAmerican Energy, PR, July, 2019) Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Mike Fehr, VP Resource Development, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens Gamesa Americas Service, Darnell Walker, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en-int/products-and-services
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Project changes, which were made in response to community and stakeholder input, will see a 20 pct reduction in the project's overall footprint, greater space between offshore wind towers, a white-grey paint finish to limit the project's visual impacts on Martha's Vineyard, and other changes. The project is in 2022.
(Source: Vineyard Wind, Cape Cod Today, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Vineyard Wind, Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO, Erich Stephens, Chief Dev. Officer, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com
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GWEC is a member-based and member-funded organization that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organisations 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.
Download the report HERE. (Source: GWEC,
Website, April, 2019) Contact: GWEC, Ben Backwell, CEO, Deny Tenenblat,
Director of Business Development,
+32 477 19 05 87, email@example.com, www.gwec.net.
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The group aims to unlock cost competitive floating wind energy through the innovative structure, which it claims can reduce platform weight by as much as 80 pct and costs by 50 pct, according to the company.
Ultimately, the consortium hopes to make floating wind more competitive and achieve prices of 50€/MWh in commercial scale wind farms.
said: “In the last decade, a number of prototypes have successfully proven floating wind is technically feasible but costs need to be reduced by at least 50%. Technology disruption is required to achieve large-scale competitive floating offshore wind.
“Together with a consortium of nine cutting edge research and development institutions and industry partners, we plan to demonstrate the advantages of our innovative PivotBuoy system.”
(Source: X1 Wind, EnergyLive 28 Mar., 2019) Contact: X1 Wind, Alex Raventos, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.x1wind.com
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Concept papers for this funding opportunity are due April 25 and full applications are due June 15. Details and application requirements can be found on the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange website eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaIdb3bff091-3531-4356-b234-d079118ccce3.
Additional information on the DOE's wind energy research can be found on the Wind Energy Technologies Office's website www.energy.gov/eere/wind/wind-energy-technologies-office. (Source: US DOE, Apr., 2019)
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"The first N149/4.0-4.5 turbines being manufactured in Europe in continuous flow production are now leaving the production line in , for orders already in excess of 700 MW," the company said in a press release.
To date, Nordex has installed more than 25 gigawatts of wind energy capacity in over 40 markets. (Source: Nordex Group, PR, AA, 19 Mar., 2019)Contact: Nordex SE, Patxi Landa, CSO +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, www.nordex-online.com
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In February, Ford Motor Company made a similar commitment to procure 500,000 MWh of locally sourced Michigan wind energy via DTE's MIGreen Power Program.
Among its clean energy efforts, GM is a member of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance as well as an early signatory of RE100, which is a collaborative global initiative that brings together influential businesses that are committed to 100 pct renewable power and the delivery of renewable electricity.
DTE Energy, which has 13 wind parks in Michigan, plans to double its renewable energy capacity over the next five years, investing in another $2 billion by 2024. The utility also proposes to build at least 3,000 additional MW of solar and wind energy over the next 20 years. DTE currently produces about 1,000 MW of primarily wind renewable energy.
(Source: GM, Crains Detroit Business, Hydrogen Fuel News, 4 Mar., 2019)Contact: DTE Energy, Trevor Lauer, Pres., COO, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, (313) 235-9994, email@example.com, www2.dteenergy.com
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Ford is the first industrial company to take advantage of the DTE MIGreenPower program under which customers pay a premium to support renewable energy capacity. Michigan's 2016 energy law mandated utilities to create a green pricing program for customers.
DTE Energy, which has 13 wind parks in Michigan, plans to double its renewable energy capacity over the next five years, investing in another $2 billion by 2024. The utility also proposes to build at least 3,000 additional MW of solar and wind energy over the next 20 years. DTE currently produces about 1,000 MW of primarily wind renewable energy.(Source: DTE Energy, Crain's Detroit, Feb., 2019)
Contact: DTE Energy, Trevor Lauer, Pres., COO, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, (313) 235-9994, firstname.lastname@example.org, www2.dteenergy.com
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According to the GWEC, the top three onshore wind farm markets in Asia-Pacific in 2018 were: China -- 21.2 GW (preliminary); India -- 2.2 GW, and Australia -- 0.549 GW.
China installed the most onshore wind farm capacity during 2018 in Asia-Pacific and globally. GWEC expects China to remain the largest onshore wind turbines market in the future. However, other markets are developing and with auctions progressing in India, new onshore wind power capacity installations could exceed 5 GW annually in India.
The GWEC's full Global Wind Report report is slated for release this coming April. (Source: Global Wind Energy Council, reve, 19 Feb., 2019) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council, www.gwec.net
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The department is seeking proposals using control co-design methodologies, bringing together disciplines from across the realm of engineering, sciences and technology to work concurrently on designing lighter, more powerful floating turbines.
According to the DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program,
U.S. offshore wind energy potential is estimated to be equivalent to 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, but nearly 60 pct of that wind energy -- the equivalent of the entire U.S. annual electricity consumption -- blows across waters more than 200 feet deep, an area that cannot presently be economically accessed.
(Source: DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Offshore Engineer, 6 Feb., 2019)Contact: DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, www.energy.gov/science-innovation/innovation/arpa-e
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Vestas is presently planning the 800 MW Vineyard Wind project off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, as well as exploring potential projects in nearby states.
(Source: Vestas, Various Media,14 Jan., 2019) Contact:
MHI Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, email@example.com, www.vestas.com
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The NJBPU also announced the rejection of the up to 25-MW Nautilus pilot offshore wind project in New Jersey waters on the grounds that the project's "unsubstantiated benefits" would be a burden to ratepayers. (Source:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Renewables, Dec., 2018)Contact: NJ BPU, www.bpu.state.nj.us
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The company has pledged to have 3,000 MW of new solar and wind energy -- sufficient power for 750,000 homes -- under development or in operation by early 2022 and, to that end, intends to issue an RfP each year until the pledge has been met.
The present RFP is soliciting bids for energy, capacity and environmental attributes including Renewable Energy Certificates, for new solar and onshore wind facilities of 5 megawatts (ac) or more located in Virginia.
The proposals can be for PPAs and/or the purchase of development projects. The RFP outlines the proposal requirements and power and asset purchase agreement terms requiring a commercial operations date in 2020, as well as the price and non-price evaluation criteria.
Notices of Intent to Bid and Confidentiality Agreements are due by November 2, 2018 with final asset purchase and power purchase proposals due December 13, 2018 and March 14, 2019 respectively.
(Source: Dominion Energy, reve, 24 Oct., 2018)Contact: Dominion Energy, Robert M. Blue, President & CEO, Power Delivery Group, www.dominionenergy.com
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The Green Direct program will enable T-Mobile to purchase clean energy from dedicated local solar and wind energy farms in Washington state, further pushing it towards its strong commitment to renewables.
(Source: T-Mobile, ALGOESONLINE, 20 Oct., 2018) Contact: T-Mobile, (425) 378-4000, www.corporate-office-headquarters.com/tmobile-usa-inc; Puget Sound Energy, Bob Stolarski, Director Energy Management and Renewables, (425) 454-2000, www.pse.com
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