LG Chem and GS E&R team up to build “world’s largest” energy storage project for Korean wind farm

Lithium-ion battery maker LG Chem Ltd announced a deal to build what’s described as the world’s largest wind energy storage project in South Korea. Under the agreement with local power producer GS E&R, a 50-MWh storage system will be installed at a wind farm in Yeongyang, North Gyeongsang province. Once complete, the new energy storage facility

SaskPower to develop more wind power with a new goal of 50% renewables

SaskPower, the principal electric utility in the province of Saskatchewan, has committed to reducing emissions for a more environmentally sustainable future. The corporation has set a target to double the percentage of renewable electricity generation capacity in Saskatchewan by 2030. “An objective of 50% renewable power by 2030 is ambitious, but I’m confident SaskPower can meet

AIMCo acquires stake in TransAlta Renewables

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) has acquired an 8% stake in TransAlta Renewables for CAD $200 million. The acquisition means AIMCo is now the second largest shareholder in TransAlta Renewables. The transaction is expected to close on November 26, 2015. AIMCo’s investment in TransAlta Renewables provides its clients an opportunity to participate in an attractive, internationally

Vestas secures first U.S. order for the V126-3.3 MW turbines

Vestas has secured its first order in the United States for its V126-3.3 MW wind turbines for a 200-MW project in Oklahoma. The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a three-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. AOM5000 is an energy-based availability guarantee that ensures the turbines are operational

SgurrEnergy provides technical support at one of UK’s largest wind farms

Renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy  is providing technical support to one of the UK’s largest onshore wind projects under development this year. SgurrEnergy is project lender KfW IPEX-Bank’s technical advisor on the Beinnuen wind project, which is located in the Scottish Highlands. The technical team has been working on the project since early 2015 and, following

EDF Renewable Energy closes 50% interest sale of Texas wind project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has closed on the transaction to sell 50% interest of the 194-MW Spinning Spur 3 Wind Project in Texas to a fund managed by BlackRock’s Infrastructure Investment Group. This transaction is the third of five signed agreements between BlackRock and EDF Renewable Energy to close. The remaining projects, Roosevelt (250 MW)

Schneider selects Vaisala as global wind forecasting partner

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has signed a long-term international wind energy forecasting agreement with Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. The agreement was signed following a competitive two-month live trial where Vaisala demonstrated superior performance in several key accuracy metrics across multiple forecast horizon times at

Meteorology explained for wind energy professionals

The fundamentals of meteorology dictate the success or failure of wind projects, says Dr Landberg, yet many of the industry’s decision makers lack a ready resource for understanding the important theoretical concepts they need.

Amazon Web Services plans 100-MW Ohio wind farm to power its data centers

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that it has contracted with EDP Renewables to construct and operate a 100-MW wind farm in Paulding County, Ohio. Starting in May 2017, the new Amazon Wind Farm US Central is expected to start generating approximately 320,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of wind energy annually. That’s enough to power more than

AWEA: Over $15 billion in savings possible on Texas electric bills by growing wind energy

Texas homeowners and business owners can keep more money in their pockets, and rural Texas ranchers and family farmers can receive millions of dollars more a year in land lease payments by building new wind farms and tapping into more of the state’s low-cost wind energy resources. That’s according to a new report, “A wind