Wind power News for July 2012

Wind power News Archive

Major offshore wind cable connection supply chain gaps put project plans in jeopardy

The current manufacturing capacity of export power cables for offshore wind farms does not meet the needs of developers, both in UK and in the rest of the world, concludes a new study from The Crown Estate.

Mainstream applies for consent to build 450MW offshore wind farm in Scottish waters

Renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power has submitted its application for consent to build its Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm.

GE Wind to supply turbines for 22MW wind farm in Mexico

GE Wind is supplying eight 2.75MW turbines for a wind project in Santa Catarina, Mexico.

Turbine installation completed for second stage of Thornton Bank offshore wind farm

The last Repower 6M wind turbine has been installed at C-Power’s Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank Phase II on time.

Global wind turbine orders down 30% on last year

Orders for wind turbines in the first six months of 2012 were down 30% on the same period last year, according to figures published by Make Consulting.

Scotland confirms ROC prices for renewables and challenges UK government to act now

The Scottish Government has announced plans to step in and "save the renewable energy industry" in Scotland “from the damage being caused by ongoing uncertainty over Westminster’s plans” for Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs).

UK announces new feed-in tariffs for small scale renewables

The UK government has announced new feed-in tariffs (FITs) for renewable heat and small-scale renewable electricity technologies (not including solar PV).

Renewables industry warns of "devastating impact" as UK government delays ROC review subsidy decision again

The UK government is facing a wave of criticism after again delaying its planned announcement on future financial support for renewables.

Offshore wind turbine installations in Europe up 50% on last year

2012 could turn out to be the best year ever for offshore wind energy in Europe, says the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Siemens secures 1.8GW supply deal for its 6MW offshore machine from Dong

Dong Energy and Siemens Energy have signed a framework agreement for the supply and servicing of wind turbines totaling 1.8GW in capacity.

1000MW wind power plan in India is world's first CDM project under UNFCCC's new POA umbrella

EKI Energy Services Limited is launching a strategic 1000MW wind power project in India.

NAREC moves forward with £1/3bn Blyth offshore demonstration project to test next generation technology

The UK’s National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has awarded a multi-million pound contract to SeaRoc to install its Offshore Anemometry Hub.

Reef Subsea wins £40m contract to install array cables for Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm

A subsidiary of Reef Subsea AS has been awarded the £40m contract to install the inter array cable for the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm.

UK gives go ahead to another 1GW of offshore wind but projects await outcome of Renewables Obligation review

Two offshore wind farms approved by the UK government last Friday are only likely to proceed if the economics stack up under new prices for offshore wind power, to be unveiled by ministers within the next two weeks.

UK onshore wind generation up 51%

Electricity generation from onshore wind was up by 51% in the first quarter of 2012, as a result of huge increases in capacity, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has revealed.

Northwind orders turbines for Belgian offshore wind farm

The developers behind the 216 MW Northwind offshore wind farm in Belgium have placed orders with Vestas for the project’s turbines

Mainstream Renewables plans Ireland’s first wind export project

Wind developer Mainstream Renewables has unveiled plans for 5GW of wind capacity in the Irish midlands, which it says will export power to the UK to fill the British energy gap.

China Ming Yang forms 2.5GW strategic partnership with Indian giant Reliance

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group is to gain a significant foothold in India, thanks to an agreement to co-develop up to 2.5GW of clean energy projects with one the country’s biggest companies, Reliance Group.

Nordex wins supply contract to extend wind farm in Norway

Nordex has been awarded the 57.5MW contract for the phase 2 extension of the Midtfjellet wind farm on the island of Stord in Norway.

Fishermen drop lawsuit against Cape Wind

A group of Massachusetts fishermen opposed to the Cape Wind offshore wind farm have dropped their federal lawsuit against the scheme, and have entered into a settlement with the project’s developers.

RWE Innogy expands Polish wind farm portfolio with purchase from Gamesa RWE Innogy expands Polish wind farm portfolio with purchase from Gamesa

RWE Innogy has commenced operation of the 14MW Krzecin onshore wind farm in Poland.