Budget 2017 invests in Canada’s transition to a clean economy

The Canadian government’s Federal Budget 2017 is in, and it is offering targeted investments to tackle what it calls the “challenge of change.” Jean-François Nolet, VP of policy and communications at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) released this statement following the release of Budget 2017: “CanWEA applauds the Federal Government’s commitment to continue its transition to a

Offshore wind needs a better barge and turbine platform to bring down costs

The cost-reducing barge described here is intended for the construction and deployment of offshore floating structures, a spar buoy, large enough to support a wind turbine.

SgurrEnergy secures Race Bank construction & operations monitoring contract

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been awarded the construction monitoring contract of one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms, which will be followed by a 15-year operations monitoring phase. Located almost 17 miles off the Norfolk coast, Race Bank Wind Farm’s offshore array will comprise of 91 state-of-the-art Siemens’ 6.3-MW

Atkins joins UK trade mission to help develop offshore wind industry in Asia

Atkins is one of the leading designers of offshore wind farm substation platforms and wind-turbine foundations in Europe. Recent projects include installation of Atkins-designed XL monopile foundations at Statoil’s Dudgeon offshore wind farm, and the installation of the Atkins-designed offshore substations at DONG Energy’s Burbo Bank Extension and Race Bank offshore wind farms in the

Canada’s PEI plans for more wind power & considers energy storage

Canada’s Prince Edward Island’s (PEI) has set a new energy strategy designed to create jobs, stimulate the economy, and put money into the pockets of Islanders. The 10-year plan aims to develop a stronger, more sustainable, and resilient province. “This is a forward-looking strategy based on three key goals: energy efficiency, conservation, and expansion of

Salka to re-power former Altamont Pass wind farm in California

Salka LLC announced the execution of a purchase and sale agreement for an in-development wind farm in the east San Francisco Bay Area called the Summit Wind Project. The agreement was signed with Castlelake, L.P., a global private investment firm, on behalf of the funds it manages. The project will re-power a former Altamont Pass

Black Hills Energy’s Peak View Wind Project is bringing new power to Southern Colorado

Black Hills Energy is bringing new energy to its more than 94,000 customers in Southern Colorado with the completion and integration of the 34-turbine Peak View Wind Project located near Walsenburg, Colorado. The new 60-MW wind energy facility is a major step forward in the utility’s continued commitment to renewable energy in Southern Colorado. “Developing

Statoil formally issued lease for nearly 80,000 acres offshore of New York

Statoil will now have the opportunity to explore the potential development of an offshore wind farm in the lease area to provide New York with a significant, long-term source of clean and renewable electricity.

Gaelectric signs MoU with French company, Ideol, to develop floating offshore wind projects

Ideol’s floating foundation using its proprietary ‘Damping Pool’ technology can withstand open sea conditions and is the only floating sub-structure that can be moored in both shallow and deep water.

Senvion lands first Irish contract

Wind-turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed its first contract in the Republic of Ireland with renewable energy investor NTR on behalf of NTR’s wind investment fund. The contract will see Senvion supply five MM82 wind turbines for the Teevurcher wind farm in County Meath. Once operational, the project will have an installed capacity of 10.25-MW, and