NEPAD to boost Africa’s renewable energy project initiative.

NEPAD to boost Africa’s renewable energy project initiative.

NEPAD, being the implementing arm of the African Union (AU), is embarking on an exercise that hastens the expansion and execution of Africa’s Renewable Energy Projects. This is NEPAD Agency’s input in the execution of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative that was approved by the AU Summit in June 2016 and also to the SE4ALL […]

Chile to auction 8,000ha of govt land for wind farms.

Chile to auction 8,000ha of govt land for wind farms.

The Chilean government will auction 8,000 ha (19,770 acres) for new renewable energy plants in the first half of 2016, mainly for wind farms, state officials said on Thursday. The auction is expected to secure new capacity of 400 MW in the area of Taltal city, Antofagasta region, the energy ministry’s renewables director, Christian Santana, […]

Vestas fears slowdown in US.

Vestas fears slowdown in US.

The world’s biggest wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems that it expected a slowdown in its key US market next year, overshadowing robust third quarter results and an upgrade to its 2016 sales forecast. The Danish company and its peers are benefiting from a new focus on renewables, encouraged by the Paris Agreement on climate […]

Siemens and Enel under fire in Western Sahara projects.

Siemens and Enel under fire in Western Sahara projects.

German manufacturer Siemens Wind Power and Italian developer Enel Green Power are under fire for their involvement in wind energy projects in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, effectively occupied by Morocco. The Western Sahara territory’s international status is currently undetermined, according to the European Court of Justice in December 2015. The territory is administered […]

UK’s Ofgem plans to launch $2.5bn offshore wind farm transmission link tender.

UK’s Ofgem plans to launch $2.5bn offshore wind farm transmission link tender.

The UK government regulator for gas and electricity markets, Ofgem is planning to launch its fifth tender round (TR5) for the development of offshore transmission projects worth over £2bn ($2.5bn). Scheduled on 10 October, the tender round seeks bids for the five transmission links to offshore wind farms with a total generation capacity of 2.3GW. […]

Mainstream Renewable Power wins seven government contracts in Chile.

Mainstream Renewable Power wins seven government contracts in Chile.

Mainstream Renewable Power has been awarded contracts by the National Energy Commission of Chile to build and operate seven utility-scale wind energy plants with a total investment value of USD $1.65 billion and a capacity of 986 MW. The projects, awarded via twenty year term contracts, are located throughout Chile and are scheduled to begin […]

Swiss MECI Group signs deal in Iran for $839m wind farm.

Swiss MECI Group signs deal in Iran for $839m wind farm.

Switzerland’s MECI Group International signed an agreement with Iran’s government to build a 750 million-euro ($839 million) wind farm. The project, located in the mountainous region in northern Iran, will have 270 megawatts installed capacity, according to a statement from the Swiss holding company. Turbine testing is already happening onsite, according to MECI Chairman Jeremiah […]

Alberta envisions 5,000 MW of new renewable capacity by 2030.

Alberta envisions 5,000 MW of new renewable capacity by 2030.

The Alberta Ministry of Environment and Parks said Sept. 14 that a firm target of 30% of the province’s electricity will come from wind, hydro and solar by 2030. To help achieve this 30 by ’30, the Government of Alberta will support 5,000 MW of additional renewable energy capacity for Albertans, the province said in […]

China embarked on wind power frenzy, says IEA.

China embarked on wind power frenzy, says IEA.

China has been building two wind turbines every hour, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has told BBC News. This is the world’s biggest programme of turbine installation, double that of its nearest rival, the US. The nation’s entire annual increase in energy demand has been fulfilled from the wind. But the IEA warns China has […]