Microsoft & GE enter 15-year PPA to support Ireland wind farm

Microsoft announced a new wind energy agreement in Ireland. With the agreement, Microsoft will become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. Microsoft is entering into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100% of the wind energy from its new, 37-MW Tullahennel wind

Fred. Olsen led companies unite to form single offshore wind O&M provider

The Fred. Olsen companies — led by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Global Wind Service, Natural Power, and ZephIR Lidar — have offically joined forces to create a single operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for offshore wind farm operators. The scope will include inspections, major component exchange, integrated service campaigns, blade repair, high voltage management, life

Ontario’s 100-MW Belle River Wind facility now fully operational

The Belle River Wind power facility in Lakeshore, Ontario is now up and running. Samsung Renewable Energy, and Pattern Energy announced their 100 -MW Belle River Wind power facility has completed construction and is fully operational. Belle River Wind is expected to generate enough clean energy to power approximately 35,000 Ontario homes each year, based

Enel signs tax equity deal with GE and Goldman Sachs for Oklahoma’s Thunder Ranch wind project

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), the U.S. renewable energy company of the Enel Group (acting through its subsidiary Thunder Ranch Wind Holdings), has signed a tax equity agreement worth approximately $330 million. The agreement is with the Alternative Energy Investing Group of Goldman Sachs and GE Energy Financial Services for the 298-MW Thunder

Mongolia’s 50-MW Tsetsii Wind Farm begins commercial operations

Clean Energy Asia, together with its shareholders Newcom and SB Energy of the SoftBank Group, announced that its 50-MW Tsetsii Wind Farm located in the Gobi desert has begun commercial operations. Mongolia faces significant challenges in meeting its growing demand for electricity, almost all of which is currently met by aging and polluting coal-fired plants.

The promises and challenges of the offshore wind industry

Enhanced technology is driving down the cost of offshore wind power. In turn, this is having a positive effect on new offshore wind power projects.

Siemens Gamesa wins service extension contract for 504-MW Greater Gabbard wind farm in UK

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is announcing the renewal of its contract to service the Greater Gabbard wind farm, located off the east coast of the UK. The five-year contract is for the provision of operation and maintenance for the 504-MW wind farm, until 2022. Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (GGOWL), the owners of the

New York submits “Area for Consideration” identifying four potential wind development sites off Atlantic coast

New York State announced it has asked the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider identifying and leasing at least four new Wind Energy Areas off New York’s Atlantic Coast, each capable of accommodating at least 800 MW of offshore wind generation. To support its request, the State submitted an Area for Consideration to locate

Ireland’s 330-MW Oriel Wind Farm receives investment from offshore developer Parkwind

Parkwind, one of Europe’s leading offshore wind farm developers, has agreed to a significant investment to become a strategic partner in the Oriel Wind Farm—the 330-MW offshore wind project proposed for the North Irish Sea. Oriel Wind Farm is the front-runner of Ireland’s offshore wind projects and this partnership strengthens Oriel’s ambition to become the

Oklahoma’s wind megaproject boosts 3Q clean energy investment

Seven giant wind projects, each costing between $600 million and $4.5 billion, and spread between the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., Germany, China and Australia, helped global clean energy investment to jump 40% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017. The latest authoritative figures from the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) database of deals and projects show