Wind Energy News

  • Got green waste? Let’s turn it into something useful

    Need power in California? Got green waste? APL is now expanding into project development in California––operating its own equipment for on-site power and heat generation, focusing initially on sites that can net meter with the utility grid and have green waste onsite they’re paying to dispose of. ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Scandinavian wind farm optimisation

    Many Scandinavian wind farms face a number of challenges including high levels of turbulence and wind shear from surrounding forestry and the impact of blade icing, and this wind farm was no different, experiencing these effects also.  The owner approached SgurrEnergy to deliver SgurrOptimiser services to the wind farm. ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • Energy efficiency must be an industrial strategy priority

    Engineering profession calls for stable delivery of a long term, low carbon energy strategy in new report Improving energy efficiency and resource productivity must be a priority in the government’s new industrial strategy, particularly in buildings and energy networks, according to a new report published today that summarises the engineering profession’s response to the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Lufft wind sensors on Argentine research station in the Antarctica

    Reliable even in eternal ice: 20 Lufft wind sensors are installed at the oldest Argentine Antartica research base which is still in operation. Did you know that the oldest still operated Argentine research station in the Antartica is equipped with 20 Lufft wind sensors since 2011? The Lufft WS200 sensors reliably and continuously deliver info on wind directions and ...

  • SDG&E Seeks More Storage To Harness Clean Energy And Enhance Reliability

    San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recently announced that it has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 megawatts (MW). These four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than 5,500 all-electric, long-range vehicles at the ready. In addition, the company signed a contract to add a 4.5 MW demand ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Lawrence Livermore energy flow charts show renewable energy increase, energy efficiency down

    Renewable energy resources are growing in the U.S., but overall energy efficiency is flagging, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The flow charts track the sources of energy for the nation and where it is used. Comparing 2016, the most recent year ...

  • CEO Ulrich Høgenhaven appointed as member of The Danish Energy Agency’s advisory committee for technical certification

    We are proud to announce that CEO Ulrich Høgenhaven has been appointed as a member of The Danish Energy Agency’s advisory committee for technical certification of wind turbines, for the period 2017-2019. The committee for technical certification is an advisory committee, which has been appointed to evaluate the content and administration of the certification in order for wind ...


    By Viking Wind ApS

  • Russia Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

    Russia can increase the share of renewables in its energy mix from roughly 3 per cent today to more than 11 per cent by 2030, according to new findings by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of renewables between 2014 and 2030. Renewable Energy Prospects for the Russian ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smith Brothers helps power new Cumbrian wind farm

    A 13.2MW wind farm in Cumbria is one step closer to completion following the appointment of Elland based power engineers Smith Brothers. The high voltage electrical experts have been awarded the design and build contract for Hallburn Wind Farm – a prestigious project developed and being constructed by REG Power Management. The renewables giant is in the process of constructing a six turbine ...

  • First Wind-Powered Recycling Robots in Malmö

    ZenRobotics Ltd. has delivered a ZenRobotics Recycler waste sorting system to its customer Carl F in Malmoe, Sweden. The wind-powered robotic sorting line has been operational since February and is the first of its kind in Sweden. The investment in robotic sorting technology is expected to increase the recovery with 12 000 tons annually. Carl F, based in Malmö, is a ...


    By ZenRobotics Ltd.

  • The merger of Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power becomes effective

    The merger between Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power becomes effective today, after the registration of the combined company in the Mercantile Registry of Biscay, in Spain. This was the last step required to close the transaction announced in June 2016, after fulfillment of all the conditions precedent and other closing actions. This transaction creates a global leader in the wind power industry, ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa to maintain 146 MW for Eolia Renovables at eight wind farms in Spain

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured a new agreement with Eolia Renovables, Spain's leading independent renewable energy operator, for the provision of operations and maintenance services in respect of 146 MW of turbines located in Spain for five years, until 2022. This marks the renewal of the agreement to operate and maintain this customer's 73 G90-2.0 MW ...


    By Gamesa

  • India joins IEA family, a major milestone for global energy governance

    The International Energy Agency welcomed India as an Association country on Thursday, expanding its partnership for a more secure and sustainable energy future with the world's third-largest energy consumer. The announcement was made in New Delhi during a joint press conference with Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA's Executive Director; Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister of State, with Independent Charge ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Growth of distributed renewable generation poses challenges for bulk electricity market

    The growth in renewable energy resources—particularly ones distributed across the grid—provide both an opportunity and a management challenge for the wholesale bulk-power market, according to a report from the ISO/RTO Council or IRC. The report by IRC’s Emerging Technologies Task Force ...

  • California lawmakers introduce plan to align renewable generation with peak demand

    In keeping with their reputation as champions of innovative clean energy and climate change policies, California lawmakers introduced legislation that would require more renewable generation be offered during the times of the day when consumers are more likely to consume energy. The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo), is intended to align California’s ambitious ...

  • ViZn Energy Systems and Raychem RPG Team Up to Deliver Energy Storage in India

    ViZn Energy Systems (ViZn) has been awarded a 1MWh utility energy storage contract to ensure electrical grid stability in India. ViZn's systems will be installed and integrated by Raychem RPG at Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) facilities in Puducherry, India. The country of India is projected by  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • EIA: U.S. power sector carbon dioxide emissions fall below transportation sector emissions

    A recent U.S. Energy Information Administration “Today in Energy” report finds that U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from October 2015 through September 2016, exceeding electric power sector CO2 emissions of 1,803 MMmt over the same time period. ...

  • Illinois Commerce Commission Initiates NextGrid Utility of the Future Study

    The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has launched its consideration of the utility of the future, announcing NextGrid -- a statewide collaborative to transform Illinois' energy landscape and economy. Convened by the Commission and led by an outside, expert facilitator, NextGrid is an approximately eighteen-month consumer-focused and collaborative study. In addition to identifying ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Xcel Energy Announces the Nation's Largest Multi-State Investment in Wind Energy

    Xcel Energy, the leading utility wind energy provider in the U.S., has plans to make the largest multi-state investment in wind capacity in the country. The company has proposed 11 new wind farms in seven states, which would add a total of 3,380 megawatts of new wind generation to its system. The proposed plan significantly increases the amount of wind energy in the company's energy mix by 2021, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Wind energy accounted for 5.5 percent of U.S. demand in 2016

    Wind power accounted for 5.5 percent of all electricity consumed in the United States in 2016, up from 4.7 percent in 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, the EIA data shows that Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota all sourced more than 20 percent of their electricity generation from wind power during 2016. At least 14 ...

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