Duke Energy has unveiled plans to build and operate a 200-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Texas and sell the electricity it generates to San Antonio-based CPS Energy, the US’s largest municipally owned energy utility. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, plans to build the Los... Read more
A new 300-megawatt (MW) grid-connection agreement is expected to help play a major role in the expansion of wind power in Romania. The agreement between Romania’s grid operator Transelectrica, and a joint venture between GE and German wind farm developer Prowind GmbH, is expected to pave the way for... Read more
Siemens Energy will help equip yet another offshore wind power plant in Germany, with an order of 80 3.6-megawatt (MW) turbines bound for the project Meerwind Süd and Meerwind Ost. The developer/operator of the wind farm is WindMW GmbH (WindMW), whose shareholders are funds managed by Blackstone and Windland... Read more
In its largest power transmission order ever — worth around $1 billion — ABB will supply a power link for the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT that will connect offshore North Sea wind farms to the German mainland grid. The project will deploy the world’s largest offshore HVDC (high-voltage... Read more
Smart-grid integrator S&C Electric Company is helping to bring more wind energy to the Orkney Islands, located off the northern coast of Scotland. The Thorkell project, under development by Orkney Sustainable Energy, will add 900 kilowatts of new wind energy to the base of renewable energy already installed in... Read more
J.J. Sietas KG of Hamburg is the first German shipyard to build a specialized vessel designed to help in the installation of offshore wind farms. Siemens Marine Solutions will supply the diesel-electric propulsion and automation system for the vessel, as well as the medium voltage system for power generation... Read more
GE is bringing its wind turbines to Estonia, which it calls “one of Europe’s most promising wind sectors.” A total of 18 turbines are set to go up on the Paldiski Wind Farm, which is expected to add 45 megawatts of clean energy to Estonia’s power grid. The wind... Read more
A Rhode Island Supreme Court ruling paves the way for Deepwater Wind to move forward with permitting and development of its planned Block Island Wind Farm, which remains on track to be the first offshore wind farm in the US. The court upheld Deepwater Wind’s power purchase agreement with... Read more
A half-dozen research projects across the US will be working over the next two years to try and develop lighter, better and more efficient wind turbines. Reducing the weight of wind turbine components and making turbines easier to operate and maintain would help cut the cost of wind energy,... Read more
The Quebec government has given the go-ahead for an 80-megawatt wind-energy project to be located in the municipality of Saint-Robert-Bellarmin. The EDF Energy installation is expected to generated enough electricity to meet the power needs of more than 18,000 Quebec homes. Construction on the nearly $200-million project is set... Read more