Iberdrola Renewables announces wind-power agreement with California utility

Iberdrola Renewables announced a 15-year contract to supply Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International company, with renewable energy from the planned Tule Wind Power Project in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County. SCE will purchase the entire output of the 132-MW wind farm, when the project is expected to be completed in late

Senvion signs wind order for over 300 MW in Australia

Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a conditional contract with Nexif Energy for the EPC contracts and maintenance agreements for two wind farms: the 25-turbine Glen Innes Wind Farm in New South Wales and the 59-turbine Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia. Both wind farms will see the introduction of the

AWS Truepower releases January 2017 Wind Trends Bulletin

Renewable energy consultants, AWS Truepower, have released their Wind Trends Bulletin for January 2017. Monthly wind performance maps for January show deviations in the wind resource from average conditions for the month in every region of the world. The monthly Wind Trends Bulletin is based on a custom combination of three reanalysis datasets: ERA-Interim, MERRA, and CFSR. The

US Wind partners with JDR Cables to build Maryland Offshore Wind Project

US Wind, Inc. announced a partnership with JDR Cable Systems Ltd to supply vital underwater power cables to its planned 750 Megawatt wind project off the coast of Maryland.

DWEA lauds ITC legislation supporting distributed wind power

Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) have re-introduced legislation to provide a multi-year extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for small-scale wind power and other clean energy technologies. The bill is titled the “Technologies for Energy Security Act” providing parity with solar energy’s tax extension passed into law in 2015. Notably the

Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind project with extended scope

For the first time, Siemens Wind Power will provide complete offshore wind engineering and development, including foundation work, for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project. Hohe See owner EnBW is a planned 497-MW offshore wind power plant in the North Sea. Investment decisions for the offshore wind farm are now final, and the project will be installed

Gamesa to supply 278 MW at seven wind developments in India

Gamesa continues to reinforce its position in India, where the company has ranked as the leading OEM for the last three years. Now, it will add seven new orders to the list with a supply order of 278 MW for several customers. Gamesa will supply, install, and commission the turbines at all seven developments. Three of

Meet the Phantom: CWind’s largest offshore crew-transfer vessel

CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced that it has invested in the company’s largest crew-transfer vessel to date. Newly named the CWind Phantom, the 27.4-m catamaran can hold 20,000 liters of fuel and has a 20-ton cargo capacity, making her suitable for longer stretches of work at wind farms located further

A look at the entire U.S. generating capacity

U.S. generating capacity stood at 1,183,740 MW at the start of 2017.

Turbine surface innovators look to erase 2% output losses

This article comes from Wind Energy Update, and is authored by Kerry Chamberlain. The full piece can be read here. New data has revealed the impact of leading-edge erosion on energy production and advanced protection packages now offer long-term performance gains and optimized maintenance windows. As the wind-power industry matures, greater focus is being placed