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Naturgy Breaks Ground on 29-MW Canary Island Wind Park (Int'l.)
Naturgy Energy
Date: 2020-01-17
In Madrid, Spanish power and gas utility Naturgy Energy Group SA reports construction is underway on the 29.2-MW Puerto del Rosario Wind Park on the island of Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands.

The $39 million wind park incorporates eight wind turbines and is expected to generate around 105 GWh per year, enough to meet the annual demand of 42,000 homes and offset 52,600 tpy of CO2 emissions. (Source: Naturgy Energy Group, PR, reve, 16 Jan., 2020) Contact: Naturgy Energy Group, www.naturgy.com

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Nordex 2019 Wind Turbine Orders Exceed 6.2GW (Int'l, Ind. Report)
Nordex
Date: 2020-01-17
The turbine manufacturing and installation company Nordex Group booked turbine orders totaling 6207MW in 2019, up 31% on the 4754MW in 2018. The German manufacturer secured deals with a combined capacity of 1477MW in the fourth quarter of last year, which was down on the 1679MW in the last three months of 2018. Overall, the Nordex Group received orders to deliver 1,616 wind turbines with a total output of 6,207 MW in 2019, representing a 31 pct increase on the previous year (2018: 4,754 MW).

According to Nordex, high demand from Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands and the market entry in the Ukraine compensated for the continued weakness of the German market. The North American performed similarly well at 1,767 MW (2018: 721 MW) or more than 28 percent to the total order volume. Around 18 pct or 1,122 MW (2018: 1,190 MW) of orders came from Latin America. (Source: Nordex, Marine Link, 15 Jan., 2020)Contact: Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex.com

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TenneT Increases German Offshore Wind Capacity (Int'l Report)
TenneT
Date: 2020-01-15
TenneT, the German arm of the Dutch transmission network group of the same name, reports it has increased the offshore wind energy connection capacity from twelve operating North Sea offshore wind grid connection systems to 7,132 MW.

TenneT's wind energy transmission from the North Sea reached 20.21 TWh in 2019, exceeding the previous year's value (16.75 TWh) by 20.7 pct. Measured against Germany's total wind output (122.07 TWh, offshore and onshore counted together), the North Sea wind power yield achieved a healthy share of 16.6 percent in 2019.

The previous maximum infeed performance of North Sea offshore wind farms reached 6,077 MW on 5 December 2019. The capacity expansion for North Sea offshore wind farms was at 6,436 MW on 31 December 2019. The wind turbines in the Baltic Sea (not within the TenneT grid area) generated 3.95 TWh in 2019, which means Germany's total offshore yield amounted to 24.16 TWh. (Source: TenneT, Offshore Engineering, 13 Jan., 2020)Contact: TenneT, Tim Meyerjurgens, Managing Director, +31 (0) 26 373 1112, www.tennet.org

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Liberty's Kansas, Missouri Wind Farms Work Underway (Ind Report)
Liberty Utilities
Date: 2020-01-15
In the Show Me State, Liberty Utilities is reporting work is well underway on its North Fork Ridge Wind Farm north of Joplin and the King's Point Wind Farm near Golden City, which is expected to begin in February. Both wind farms will incorporate 69 wind turbines generating a total of about 300-MW, according to the Joplin Globe.

In Kansas, construction began in September on the Liberty Utilities-Empire District's 130-turbine, 300-Mw Neosho Ridge Wind Farm north of Parsons. (Source: Liberty Utilities, SF Chronicle, Joplin Globe, 6 Jan., 2019) Contact: Liberty Utilities, www.libertyutilities.com

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Brazilians Investigate Floating Wind Platform Dynamics (Int'l. R&D)
Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo
Date: 2020-01-13
In Brazil, the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo (EPUSP) reports it is leading research seeking to reduce the structural weight in new designs of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs). The research is being funded by the US Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global).

According to the EPUSP release, the design of FOWTs can be a complicated task as variables such as the responses to waves, current and wind loads, the static and dynamic stabilities, and the structural behaviour of the mooring lines should be considered. The researchers will use modeling to understand how to better design and manage complex structures in the dynamic ocean environment, according to the release. (Source: Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, Energy Global, Jan., 2020) Contact: Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, Professor Alexandre Simos, 11 2648-6094, www.tpn.usp.br

More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Orsted's Borssele Offshore Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
Orsted
Date: 2020-01-13
Orsted is reporting the installation of first monopile foundations at the 752MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm off the coast of Zeeland province -- Orstad's first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

Borssele 1 & 2, the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, is expected to come onlin by the end of 2020 when it will supply sufficient energy for roughly 1 million Dutch households. Borssele 1 & 2 will incorporate 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines. (Source: Orsted, PR, reve, 12 Jan., 2020) Contact: Orsted, Anders Nordstrom, VP Hydrogen, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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Liberty's Kansas, Missouri Wind Farms Work Underway (Ind Report)
Liberty Utilities
Date: 2020-01-08
Liberty Utilities reports work is underway on a 600-MW wind project in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas.

In Missouri, the North Fork Ridge Wind Farm north of Joplin has begun construction and work on the King's Point Wind Farm near Golden City is expected to begin in February. Both wind farms will incorporate 69 wind turbines generating a total of about 300-MW, according to the Joplin Globe.

On the Kansas side, construction began in September on the Liberty Utilities-Empire District's 130-turbine, 300-Mw Neosho Ridge Wind Farm north of Parsons. (Source: Liberty Utilities, SF Chronicle, Joplin Globe, 6 Jan., 2019) Contact: Liberty Utilities, www.libertyutilities.com

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First WindFloat Atlantic Turbine Now Producing Power (Int'l Report)
WindFloat Atlantic ,Windplus
Date: 2020-01-06
Following up on our November 6, 2019 coverage, Windplus, a consortium of utilities EDP Renewables, ENGIE and Spanish oil major Repsol is reporting the first of three 8.4-mw MHI Vestas turbines of the WindFloat Atlantic project, the world's largest floating wind turbine, is now generating power off the coast of Portugal.

The WindFloat Atlantic project was partially funded with a €60 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB.)(Source: Windplus, WindFloat Atlantic, gtm, 2 Jan., 2019) Contact: EDP Renewables, www.edpr.com, www.edp.com/en/windfloat; Repsol, www.repsol.com; Windplus, Dr. Carsten Meyer, 0421 897 660 0, c.meyer@windplus.de, www.windplus.de; EIB, www.eib.org

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ACCIONA's 145-MW Texas Wind Farm Now Online (INd. Report)
Acciona
Date: 2020-01-06
Madrid-headquartered engineering group ACCIONA Energia reports its ninth US wind project, the $200 million, 145-mw Palmas Altas Wind Farm in Cameron County, Texas has begun commercial operation.

The project, which incorporates 46 Nordex wind turbines mounted on 287-foot steel towers, is expected to generate 524 GWh per year of electricity which will be sold in the ERCOT-South Texas wholesale market. This capacity is enough to power 43,000 U.S. households (Source: ACCIONA Energia, PR, Commercial Property Executive, 3 Jan., 2019) Contact: Acciona Energia, www.acciona-energia.com

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Vestas Touts 750 MW in 2019 Year End Orders (Int'l. Report)
Vestas
Date: 2020-01-03
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of year-end orders totaling more than 750 MW from projects in the U.S., Russia, Mexico and Vietnam.

In the US, orders were received for 12 units of V110-2.0MW wind turbines and another 57 units of its V120-2.2MW wind turbines for an undisclosed customer, plus a second order for a 162 MW project that will incorporate V110-2.0MW wind turbines and V136-4.2MW wind turbines.

In Europe, the company previously announced another 252 MW request for its 1,800 MW agreement in Russia with the Fortum / Rusnano consortium.

In Italy, Vestas also announced an agreement to supply 37 MW in V110-2.0MW and V136-4.2MW wind turbines to two wind farm projects.

In China, Vestas won an order for 25 of its V110-2.2MW wind turbines for an undisclosed customer, as well as a second order for 23 units of its V120-2.2MW turbines.

In Vietnam, Vestas scored its third order for the 50 MW Cong ty Co Phan Dau Tu Dien Gio Hoa Binh 1 wind project. (Source: Vestas, PR, reve, 1 Jan., 2020) Contact: Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

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Aqua Ventus Developing First US Floating Wind Farm (Ind Report)
Maine Aqua Ventus.Central Maine Power Company
Date: 2020-01-03
Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports the recent signing of a 20-year ppa with Maine Aqua Ventus which plans to construct two floating wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine using technology developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Subject to various regulatory and environmental approvals, the project could be completed in 2022.

Aqua Ventus is presently working on a pilot project miles off of Monhegan Island, the first pilot project of floating wind technology in the Americas. It is one-eighth the scale of a planned six-megawatt turbine. (Source: Maine Aqua Ventus.Beacon, Maine News Service, 2 Jan., 2019) Contact: Central Maine Power Company, www.cmpco.com; Maine Aqua Ventus, Meghan Collins, (207) 581-2117 www.maineaquaventus.com; University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, 207-581-2123, www.composites.umaine.edu

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Orsted, Partners Offshore Wind H2RES Project Funded (Funding)
Orsted
Date: 2019-12-30
In Copenhagen, Danish renewable energy giant Orsted and six industrial partners -- Everfuel Europe A/S, NEL Hydrogen A/S, GreenHydrogen A/S, DSV Panalpina A/S, Hydrogen Denmark, and Energinet Elsystemansvar A/S -- is reporting receipt of €4.6 million in EUDP funding for construction of a 2MW H2RES electrolysis plant with appurtenant hydrogen storage in Denmark.

The H2RES project will use power directly from Orsted's two Siemens Gamesa 3.6-MW offshore wind turbines at the Avedore Power Station to produce renewable hydrogen for road transportation fuel. (Source: Orsted, Offshore Wind, 20 Dec., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Anders Nordstrom, VP Hydrogen, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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Windar Scores €500,000 for Wind LiDAR Project (Int'l Funding)
Windar Photonics
Date: 2019-12-23
In Copenhagen, Danish LiDAR systems specialist Windar Photonics plc is reporting receipt of €500,000 in funding from the Danish Energy Technology Department. The company also received €1.4 million from the Technical University of Denmark and a "leading" European wind turbine manufacturer.

Windar's technology helps detect wind and rain damage to operating wind turbines. (Source: Windar Photonics , Alliance News, Morningstar, 19 Dec., 2019) Contact: Contact: Windar, Jorgen Korsgaard Jensen, Interim CEO, +45 2055 5599, www.windarphotonics.com

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Vestas Confirms 132MW Polish Wind Projects Order (Int'l Report)
Vestas,Akuo Energy
Date: 2019-12-16
Copenhagen-headquartered Danish wind OEM Vestas is reporting receipt of an order from Paris-based Akuo Energy to supply turbines and 15-year service agreements to three Polish wind projects totaling 132MW. Delivery is slated to get underway in Q3, 20102 for project completion and commissioning in mid 2021.

The three Akuo Energy wind projects include -- -- 19, V136-3.45MW turbines and one V126-3.45MW turbine for the Wielowies project in southern Poland; 22 units of the V110-2.0MW turbines for the EP 44 project, and 11 units of the V110-2.0MW turbines for projects in northern Poland.

Akuo Energy develops, finances, builds and operates renewable energy power plants all over the world. Akuo Energy is the first French green IPP. It develops and operates power plants that go beyond simply producing renewable power and create additional social benefits for the inhabitants of the areas in which they live, according to the company website. (Source: Vestas, PR, Recharge, 12 Dec., 2019) Contact: AKUO ENERGY, Eric Scotto, CEO, +33 1 47 66 09 90, akuoenergy@akuoenergy.com, www.akuoenergy.com; Vestas, Nils de Baar, Pres. Northern & Central Europe, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  Akuo,  Poland Wind ,  


Triton Touts Compact Solar Battery, Inverter (New Prod & Tech)
Triton Solar
Date: 2019-12-16
Cherry Hill, New Jertsey-headquartered solar cell, solar battery and energy management solutions provider Triton Solar is touting its Triton Pandora Box for residential applications.

The Triton Pandora Box can operate efficiently at a maximum input voltage of 600 V from solar PV & wind turbines and includes builtin wireless monitoring (GSM/Wi-Fi) via Triton CMS online and mobile platform.

The transformerless Triton Pandora Box for both indoor and outdoor installation is the ideal compact single-phase inverter for residential and small-scale commercial applications with a power category of 5 kW Industry-leading features now come standard with the Triton Pandora Box. (Source: Triton Solar, PTI, Business Wire India, 15 Dec., 2019) Contact: Triton Solar, (856) 390-0066, info@tritonsolar.com, www.tritonsolar.com

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Idaho Cedar Creek Wind, Solar Project OKd for Completion (Ind Report)
rPlus Energies
Date: 2019-12-16
Salt Lake City-based rPlus Energy reports receipt of Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission approval to complete the last phase of its Cedar Creek Wind Project east of Goshen, Idaho.

The commission approved Conditional Use Permits for the installation of 19 commercial-scale wind turbines and up to 40 PV panels -- including support structures and electrical transmission equipment -- for the adjoining Cedar Creek Solar Project. (Source: rPlus Energies, Bingham County Chronicle, 14 Dec., 2019) Contact: rPlus Energies, www.rplusenergies.com

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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

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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,

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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

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IEA Announces Nebraska Thunderhead Wind Contract (Ind. Report)
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives
Date: 2019-12-04
Indianapolis-headquartered Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA), through its IEA Constructors unit, reports receipt of a wind energy project award for construction of the Thunderhead Wind Project in Antelope and Wheeler counties, Nebraska.

The project will utilize 108 GE wind turbines with 300 megawatts of capacity. The power will be delivered into the Nebraska electrical grid. Project work is underway for completion in September 2020.

Chicago-based Invenergy developed the project. The company owns and operates large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities across North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe. It has developed 150 projects with more than 24,000 megawatts of power capacity. (Source: IEA, PR, reve 3 Dec., 2019) Contact: IEA, JP Roehm, CEO, (800) 688-3775, Andrew Layman, (765) 828-2580, andre.layman@iea.net, www.iea.net

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Saipem Claims Scottish Offshore Wind Foundation Contracts (Int'l)
Saipem, EDF Renewables,,
Date: 2019-12-02
Milan, Italy-headquartered engineering firm Saipem is reporting receipt of two contracts totaling €750 million for engineering, procurement, construction and installation of steel foundation jackets for 54 8MW wind turbines at the £1.4 billion Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm to be constructed near the Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland.

Neart na Gaoithe will have a capacity of 450MW and is being developed by EDF Renewables, which closed project financing on 28th, November. This is Saipem's first turnkey contract in the offshore wind sector. (Source: Saipem, PR, Power Tech, Nov. 2019) Contact: Saipem , Francesco Racheli, Offshore COO, www.saipem.com; EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com

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Hibiki Wind Energy selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as Preferred Wind Turbines Supplier
Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm , MHI Vestas
Date: 2019-11-29
220 MW Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm will be the first in Asia Pacific to feature MHI Vestas’ V174-9.5 MW wind turbines. MHI Vestas has confirmed that its flagship V174-9.5 MW was selected as the preferred wind turbine for the Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm. Hibikinada is the first awarded, commercial-scale wind power project to be announced in Japan, the strongest signal to date that the Japanese offshore wind energy market is rapidly stirring to life. Once installed, the wind power project will feature the most powerful wind turbines operating in Japan. The landmark project will be developed by Hibiki Wind Energy, a consortium of five partners who have the ambition to build a new energy infrastructure in Japan to advance the country’s renewable energy transition. (Source: MHI Vestas, reve, 25 Nov., 2019) Contact: Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm, www.4coffshore.com/windfarms/Japan/kitakyushu-port---hibikinada-japan-jp43.html

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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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SGRE Touts New 11MW Direct Drive Turbine (New Prod & Tech)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2019-11-27
Madrid-headquartered wind turbine major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) reports the unveiling of a new 11MW version of its direct-drive offshore wind turbine with a 193-metre rotor.

According to SGRE offshore wind CEO Andreas Nauen, "Digitalisation allows us to increase the capacity of our current largest 10MW machine to 11 MW, boosting its annual energy production, while keeping the levelized cost of energy down." (Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Windpower, 26 Nov., 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com

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Vestas Claims 118MW Finnish Wind Turbine Order (Int'l Report)
Vestas,EPV Energia
Date: 2019-11-27
Vassa, Finland-based wind turbine major Vesta reportys receipt of an order from energy company EPV Energia Oy for 21 units of its V150-5.6 MW turbines totaling 118 MW for the Paskoonharju II wind energy project in the municipality of Teuva, Finland.

The contract includes the supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. The project will also feature a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimise the energy output. Turbine delivery is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2021 while commissioning is planned for Q3, 2021. (Source: Vestas, Various Media, Saur, 26 Nov., 2019) Contact: EPV Energia Oy, +358 10 505 5000 , www.epv.fi; Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

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Masdar Makes First N.Am Wind Energy Investment (Int'l, Ind. Report)
Masdar,General Electric
Date: 2019-11-25
In Abu Dhabi, Masdar -- the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company -- is confirming its first foray into the North American energy markets with the acquisition of interests in British developer John Laing Group's interest in wind farms in Texas and New Mexico.

The 149 MW Rocksprings project in Texas incorporates 53 General Electric 2.3MW wind turbines and 16 1.72MW turbines. The Sterling project in New Mexico incorporates 13 General Electric 2.3MW tirbines.

Financial details of the deal were not announced. (Source: Masdar, Stock Daily Dish, 24 Nov., 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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Elecnor Contracts for 30-MW Mexican Wind Farm (Int'l. Report)
Elecnor SA
Date: 2019-11-25
Madrid-based construction and engineering firm Elecnor SA is reporting receipt of a €16 million ($17.8-million) turnkey contract from the Mexican state of Baja California to construct a 30-MW wind park in the community of San Matias.

The project will incorporate eight 3.8-MW wind turbines and will be monitored and managed from within its electrical substation. The project is being financed through Spanish Banco Sabadell's wholly-owned subsidiary Sinia Renovables and its local unit Fuerza Eolica de San Matias.(Source: Elecnor SA, 22 Nov., 2019) Contact: Elecnor, +91 417 99 00, +91 597 14 40 - fax, elecnor@elecnor.com, www.elecnor.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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RCAM Technologies Concrete Wind Foundation Project (Ind. Report)
RCAM Technologies
Date: 2019-11-20
US start-up RCAM Technologies reports it has been selected by and received funding from the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium for contract negotiations as part of the consortium's second round of wind research and development projects. RCAM's award, which is one of two totaling $1.9 million, will go towards "proving the feasibility and advance the design" of the company's modular "3D Printing" concrete foundation.

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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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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Vestas Reports Higher Than Expected Order Intake (Int'l Report)
Vestas
Date: 2019-11-11
In Copenhagen, wind turbine maker Vestas is reporting forecast-beating quarterly operating profit driven by a growing number of orders in the company's service unit approximately 43,000 turbines under maintenance contracts.

The company still expects revenue between €11 billion and €12.25 billion in 2019 and an earnings for interest and tax (EBIT) margin before special items of 8-9 pct. Operating profit before special items rose 55 pct to €429 million, well above the forecasted €351 million, according to Reuters. (Source: Vestas, Reuters 7 Nov., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Henrik Andersen, CEO, Kristian Jakobsen, krhja@vestas.com, www.vestas.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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HZ Windpower Touts New Giant Offshore Wind Turbine (Int'l. Report)
HZ Windpower,
Date: 2019-11-08
In China, the science and technology bureau of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality is reporting the development of a 10-MW offshore wind turbine with a 210-meter rotor diameter. The new H210-10MW turbine could generate about 40 million kWh of electricity per year, according to the release.

The new wind turbine, which was developed by CSIC Haizhuang Wind Power (HZ Windpower) a subsidiary of the Beijing-based state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, will be installed at wind farms in the coastal provinces of Fujian and Guangdong.

HZ Wind was established in 2004 and has $1.1 billion in assets and more than 1,000 employees globally. The company has three business segments includes wind farm investment, turbine supply and O&M engineering service globally. The company owns an operating wind farm in Iowa (US), HZ Wind USA, Inc. based in Iowa, and an R&D center in Denmark, according to its website. (Source: HZ Windpower, Xinhua, Nov., 2019) Contact: HZ Windpower, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/csic-haizhuang-wind-power, www.hzwindpower.com

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UK Export Finance Supports Taiwan Offshore Wind Project (Int'l.)
UK Export Finance
Date: 2019-11-06
London-based UK Export Finance, the UK's export credit agency, reports it is issuing a £230 million finance guarantee to support construction of the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in the Taiwan Strait.

The Formosa 2 project, which is led by Macquarie's Green Investment Group and Swancor Renewable Energy, will incorporate 47 new wind turbines and generate 376 mw of green energy.

As a result of UKEF's support for this project, UK companies will be involved in the construction of the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm, helping to unlock the export potential of this growing sector of the UK economy. The Taiwanese government is aiming to generate 20 pct of its power from renewable sources by 2025. (Source: UK Export Finance, Business Leader, Nov., 2019) Contact: UK Export Finance, Louis Taylor, CEO, https://twitter.com/UKEF, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-export-finance

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World's Largest Floating Wind Turbine Expected on Line This Year (Int'l., Ind. Report)
Windplus,ABS,Principle Power
Date: 2019-11-06
Windplus, a consortium of utilities EDP, ENGIE and Repsol along with clean energy firm Principle Power, is touting the development of an 8.4MW floating offshore wind turbine to be deployed in Viana do Castello, Portugal. The turbine is expected to come online before the year end.

The wind turbine has been developed by ABS Group and is the first of three ABS-classed, SEMI Submersible Type units that will make up for a total of 25 MWs of floating offshore wind power. (Source: Principle Power, Smart Energy, 5 Nov., 2019) Contact: EDP Renovaveis, www.edpr.com, www.edp.com/en/windfloat; Repsol, www.repsol.com; Windplus, Dr. Carsten Meyer, 0421 897 660 0, c.meyer@windplus.de, www.windplus.de; ABS, Christopher J. Wiernicki, CEO, www.abs-group.com; Principle Power, (510) 280- 5180, www.principlepowerinc.com

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SGRE Confirms 376 MW Taiwan Offshore Wind Turbine Order (Int'l.)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2019-11-01
Spanish wind energy major Siemens Gamesa (SGRE) reports receipt of an order from Macquarie's Green Investment Group and Swancor Renewable Energy for 47 units of its SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines to be installed at the 376 MW Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project off the coast of Miaoli county, in Taiwan.

Construction is slated to get underway in 2020. The park is situated close to the site of the first commercial offshore wind power plant in Taiwan, Formosa 1, which consists of a total of 22 SGRE offshore wind turbines with Phase 1 and Phase 2 combined. (Source: SiemensGamesa, reve, 29 Oct., 2019) Contact: Seimens Gamesa, Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Offshore Head of Technology, www.siemensgamesa.com

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Kvaerner Claims Hywind Tampen Offshore Wind Contract (Int'l. Report)
Kvaerner,Equinor
Date: 2019-11-01
Oslo, Norway-based offshore engineering and construct firm Kvaerner reports it has contracted with Equinor to deliver 11 floating concrete hulls for offshore wind power turbines for Equinor's Hywind Tampen project off the coast of Norway -- the world's largest floating offshore wind farm.

The NOK 1.5 billion ($164,964,000 - US) contract includes full project management, engineering, assembly site management, mooring system installation, units tow-to-field and installation of the floating wind turbine units. (Source: Kvaener, PR, 31 Oct., 2019) Contact: Kvaener, Karl-Petter Loken, Pres., Torbjørn Andersen, IR & Communications, +47 928 85 542, torbjorn.andersen@kvaerner.com, www.kvaerner.com; Equinor, Pal Eitrheim, VP New Energy Solutions, www.equinor.com

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Scout Clean Energy Completes 300MW Texas Wind Project (Ind. Report)
Scout Clean Energy
Date: 2019-11-01
Boulder, Colorado-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator Scout Clean Energy (Scout) reports it has completed construction and received tax equity funds for the 300MW Ranchero Wind Farm located in Crockett County, Texas (Ranchero).

Scout started of construction on Ranchero in January of this year. The completion follows the recently announced commencement of construction on Scout's 180MW Heart of Texas wind farm in McCullough County, Texas. The utility-scale project will incorporate 120, GE 2.5MW wind turbines with 127-meter rotors. Renewable Energy Systems (RES) constructed the project under a balance-of-plant contract.

Scout, a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, is developing a portfolio of over 3,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across 10 US states. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, PR, 31 Oct., 2019) Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, michael@scoutcleanenergy.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com; Quinbrook, www.quinbrook.com

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US DOE Granting $28Mn In Funding For Wind R&D (Funding, R&D)
US DOE
Date: 2019-10-28
In Washington, the US DOE reports it will allocate $28 million in funding to to 13 projects aimed at wind energy cost reductions, with a focus on offshore, distributed and onshore utility-scale wind.

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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Chinese, Norwegians Partner on €1Bn Ukraine Wind Farm (Int'l.)
NBT,China State Grid
Date: 2019-10-25
China State Grid and Oslo-based Norwegian wind developer NBT report they are partnering to construct €1 billion ($1.1 billion),750MW wind farm in the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine.

The two-phase Zofia Wind project will incorporate Nordex wind turbines and is expected to be commissioned and online by the end of 2021. The project, which is reportedly being finance by Chinese banks, will be the largest onshore project in Europe when fully online. (Source: NBT, Emerging Europe, Recharge, 23 Oct., 2019)Contact: NBT, post@nbtas.no, https://webhotels22.getynet.com/nbtasWeb/nbt_web; China State Grid, www.sgcc.com.cn

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IEA Inks 130-MW Iowa Wind Farm EPC Contract (Ind. Report)
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives
Date: 2019-10-23
Indianapolis-headquartered Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc (IEA) reports it has contracted with an undisclosed developer to construct a $67 million, 130-MW wind park in Sac County, Iowa, work on which is slated to get underway before the month end.

IEA will provide full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of project roads, wind turbine foundations, the medium-voltage collection system and the power plant's substation. The wind park will incorporate 53 GE turbines which are expected to come online by September 2020. (Source: Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc., PR, Renewables, 17 Oct., 2019) Contact: Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc.,(800) 688-3775, www.iea.net

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NextEra Wind, Solar Developments Stymied in Kansas (Ind. Report)
Renewable Energy,NextEra
Date: 2019-10-18
In Kansas, Reno and Sedgwick Counties have nixed Florida-based NextEra's planned 80-turbine industrial wind farm within their borders.

Sedgwick County Commissioners have banned commercial wind facilities from the county and also enacted permitting legislation requiring new commercial-scale solar facilities to receive FAA approval if they are to be sited within a mile of airport facilities.

The legislation is in response to public concerns about the supposed health effects and noise from wind turbines, bird and bat deaths caused by commercial wind and solar facilities, and interference with area airports and air traffic. NextEra has developed wind and solar facilities in 35 states, including six in western Kansas. The August decision was the first time a major wind farm had been rejected in Kansas in a decade. (Source: Heartland Institute, Oct., 2019) Contact: NextEra Energy, info@nextrenewables.com, www.nextrenewables.com

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Inox Wind Selling Indian Wind Project to Adani Green Energy (M&A)
Inox Wind,Adani Green Energy
Date: 2019-10-16
Wind energy solutions provider Inox Wind reports it is selling a 50 MW wind power project at Dayapar, Kutch in Gujarat, India, to Adani Green Energy. As part of the deal, Inox Wind will provide long term operations and maintenance services on the project’s 2 MW wind turbines which have one of the highest swept areas and are ideally suited to maximise returns in low wind areas. (Source: Inox Wind, PTI, MoneyContral, 16 Oct., 2019) Contact: Adani Green Energy, +91-79-2656 5555, info@adani.com, www.adanigreenenergy.com; Inox Wind, Kailash Tarachandani, CEO, +91 1975 272001, investors.iwl@inoxwind.com, www.inoxwind.com

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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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Rutgers Awarded $1.3Mn for Offshore Wind Turbine Research (Funding)
Rutgers University
Date: 2019-10-11
In the Garden State, New Brunswick-based Rutgers University reports Professor Onur Bilgen, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was recently awarded a U.S. DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), $1,356,872 grant for wind turbine research.

The ARPA-E's Aerodynamic Turbines Lighter and Afloat with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS) program focuses on three areas critical to the successful development of radically new floating offshore wind turbines (FOWT) -- new designs, new computer tools, and experiments that collect data to validate the FOWT designs and computer tools.

Bilgen and his team plans to use their software to design a FOWT that generates more electricity while using fewer materials to manufacture and reducing turbine maintenance and operational costs. (Source: Rutgers University, PR, 10 Oct., 2019) Contact: Rutgers University, Professor Onur Bilgen, 848-445-5869, o.bilgen@rutgers.edu, www.mae.rutgers.edu

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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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German Utility Selects Vestas Wind Turbines (Int'l. Report)
Vestas
Date: 2019-10-09
Wind energy major Vestas is reporting receipt of a 31 MW "Turn key" order from a subsidiary of the public utility Berliner Stadtwerke, for a wind park near Albertshof, Brandenburg, Germany. Full supply engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPC) and a 23-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.is included in the order.

The order includes eight V117-3,45 MW turbines and one V126-3,45 MW turbines in different hub heights. (Source: Vesatas, ee publishers, 7 Oct., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Kristian Jakobsen, krhja@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

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MHI Vestas to Power French Floating Offshore Wind Project (Int'l)
MHI Vestas
Date: 2019-10-09
Wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind reports it has signed a preferred supplier agreement to supply turbines for the €230 million ($252.6 million), 28.5-MW Groix & Belle-Ile pilot floating wind project off the French coast.

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, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

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Acciona Bidding on Nordex Acquisition (Int'l Report, M&A)
Acciona,Nordex
Date: 2019-10-09
Madrid-based Spanish renewable energy major Acciona Energia is reportedly biding on the acquisition of German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex which is valued at roughly €1 billion ($1.2 billion). Acciona, which presently holds a stake in Nordex, earlier this week agreed to participate in a €99 million capital increase by Nordex. The increase will increase Acciona's stake to 36.27 pct -- above the 30 pct level that triggers a mandatory takeover bid under German law.

Acciona reportedly would offer €10.32 per Nordex share, valuing the German company at €1.1 billion after the capital increase, according to Reuters. (Source: Acciona, Reuters, 8 Oct., 2019)Contact: ACCIONA Energia, www.acciona-energia.com; Nordex Group, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex.com

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350-MW Foard City Texas Wind Farm Now Online (Ind. Report)
Vistra Energy, Innergex Renewable Energy
Date: 2019-10-09
Longueuil, Quebec-based Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. reports its 350.3-MW Foard City, Texas wind farm has begun commercial operation. The 139 GE wind turbine project benefits from a 12-year PPA with Vistra Energy for 300 MW of the wind farms total installed capacity, with the remainder to be sold at merchant market price. (Source: Innergex Renewable Energy, Oct., 2019) Contact: Innergex Renewable Energy, Jean Trudel, (450) 926-2550, www.innergex.com, info@innergex.com; Vistra Energy, Curtis Morgan, CEO, www.vistraenergy.com

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