Alliant Energy invests $1 billion to expand wind operations in Iowa

Iowans will soon see a significant increase in clean, economical wind generation. Alliant Energy CEO Patricia Kampling and Gov. Terry Branstad announced that the utility will invest approximately $1 billion to expand its wind-power operations in the state. “Our customers expect low-cost, clean energy, which is exactly what this project will bring to the communities we

DONG Energy selects Matchtech as new recruiting partner

Matchtech has secured a 60-month Framework Agreement with DONG Energy Wind Power A/S, the global provider in offshore wind power. The contract is set to start on August 1, 2016, and will run through to August 2021. Matchtech expect about 50 full-time contractors will be hired per year through the framework agreements. Following a comprehensive tender process,

America’s first offshore wind farm reaches final construction stage

Deepwater Wind will soon embark on the final stage of construction of the Block Island Wind Farm, a complex operation that will feature some of the industry’s most innovative offshore wind technology and a world-class team of dozens of workers and specialists. Installation of the Block Island Wind Farm’s turbine towers, blades and nacelles is

Duke Energy Renewables’ control center hits new milestone

Duke Energy Renewables announced that its control center now serves more than 3,500 MW of wind and solar energy plants across the U.S. since it opened in its new location in 2015. As a result of this rapid growth, the center is further enhancing its cyber security and other capabilities. “The expanded Renewable Control Center (RCC) is

Environmental groups agree to move MidAmerican’s Wind XI project forward

Two of Iowa’s leading environmental policy groups continued to express their support for MidAmerican’s Wind XI project after several parties filed a settlement this week with the Iowa Utilities Board to move the project forward. If approved and built, Wind XI would add 2,000 MW of wind energy to Iowa’s energy mix, making it the largest wind

JDR showcases new high-voltage cable at technology day

JDR, a UK based supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the offshore energy industry, has unveiled its new high-voltage inter-array cable and accessories at its latest customer technology day.

SeaRoc Group sets out to address likely cause of financial losses for offshore wind farms

Cable failures contribute to 77% of the financial losses of global offshore wind projects.

Nordex secures 243-MW order for Texas wind farm

The Nordex Group has secured a new, 243-MW wind order for the U.S. The manufacturer has completed an agreement to supply 81 AW125/3000 turbines to a wind farm in Texas. The turbines are designed for IEC-2, medium-wind sites. Each turbine will be equipped with a 125-meter rotor and installed on an 87.5-meter tubular steel tower. Installation

Senvion to supply its first off-grid hybrid project

Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with EDL to supply wind energy to a hybrid micro-grid in Coober Pedy, a remote town in South Australia. In addition to two Senvion MM92 wind turbines from the company’s 2-MW portfolio, the project will also use a unique combination of solar and battery

Gamesa awarded debut order by Voltalia for 27.3 MW of wind power in Brazil

Gamesa, a global technology provider in wind energy, has secured its first order from fast-growing electricity producer Voltalia. Gamesa will supply 13 of its G114-2.1 MW for a total of 27.3 MW at Voltalia’s Vila Acre wind facility in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, in North-Eastern Brazil. The G114-2.1 MW turbines are ideal for Brazilian conditions, which