Wind power News for December 2014

Wind power News Archive

Pattern Energy acquires Logan’s Gap Wind project in Texas

Addition brings Pattern Energy's portfolio to 12 wind projects with a total owned capacity of 1,636 MW.

Alstom secures its second wind turbine contract in South Korea

18MW Gowon wind farm to support Korea’s aim to have renewable energy account for 20% of total electricity generated by 2020.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind receives 258 MW order in the UK

Latest order entails 32 V164-8.0 MW turbines for the offshore Burbo Bank Extension project in Liverpool Bay.

E.ON commissions large scale wind and solar projects in the US

New projects entail the start of commercial operation of the onshore wind farm Grandview I in the Texas Panhandle and the kick-off of a solar plant in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

LEEDCo selected to optimize offshore wind foundation design for fabrication in the US

The design aims to catalyze domestic manufacturing growth by removing barriers to entry faced by American steel fabricators that want to supply foundations for the offshore wind industry.

GE to supply new turbines for ambitious wind project in Poland

Deal calls for GE to supply Lewandpol Company with 27 GE 2.5-103 MW wind turbines for the Galicja Wind Farm.

Gamesa, Iberdrola launch WindCORE® + WindOne® Gamesa, Iberdrola launch WindCORE® + WindOne®

Next-generation systems enable remote management of all makes of turbines.

DNV GL certifies Gamesa’s G47 wind turbine lifetime extension programme

Programme aims to extend operational life of Gamesa’s G47 wind turbine model to up to 30 years.

Smarter Network Storage project 'trial' kicks off in Bedfordshire, UK Smarter Network Storage project 'trial' kicks off in Bedfordshire, UK

Project said to be the largest electricity storage facility of its type in the region.

Schneider Electric seals clean energy contract with Scottish Power Renewables

The contract - worth several million pounds - is for the design, manufacture, supply, install, test and commission of technology to support Scottish Power in the delivery of over 215MW of renewable energy.

New UK college supports wind energy education

National College for Wind Energy aims to tackle skills gap and create jobs.

G9, Energy Institute, release good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety

Documents represent an important step towards fulfilling the association's ambition to provide leadership on the HSE challenges facing the rapidly-growing offshore wind industry.

US House of Representatives passesTax Increase Prevention Act of 2014

Move bodes well for wind energy sector in the short term, but falls short of desired goal of a two-year extension.

Gamesa renews O&M contract with Parques Eólicos Gestinver Gamesa renews O&M contract with Parques Eólicos Gestinver

Eight-year agreement includes the maintenance of 66 wind turbines of Gamesa 2.0 MW-2.5 MW platform.

Siemens publishes 'Environmental Product Declarations' for wind turbines

Brochures aim to provide authorities the requested transparency on the environmental performance of Siemens' wind products.

Scottish Government announces funding for renewable energy projects

More than £380,000 awarded to projects across the country.