Wind Farm News

  • Permit approved for Great Northern Transmission Line

    Construction on a 224-mile transmission line bringing Canadian hydropower to Minnesota will begin early next year after the project secured a crucial presidential permit from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The permit approves the cross-border facets of the Great Northern Transmission Line, a 500-kv line that will deliver 383 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from a hydroelectric dam in ...

  • New product milestone: Gamesa contracted to supply its largest turbines in China

    Gamesa has achieved a fresh milestone in its sales and product strategy, having received the first order for the new G132-5.0 MW1, the company's largest turbine. The agreement reached with the renewable energy subsidiary of Sinohydro, one of China's largest manufacturing groups, also constitutes the début order for the supply of turbines from the 5-MW platform in Asia, specifically ...


    By Gamesa

  • One of the World`s Largest Wind Farms Counts on Lufft VENTUS Wind Sensor

    296 turbines of the AES Corporation are located by Buffalo Gap, Texas, US. With a capacity of 524 MW it's the world's seventh largest wind farm to-date. The article link below provides a summary of how Performance Engineer at AES, Tristan Lee, was able to optimize the performance of its aging fleet using latest in technology, that includes the Lufft Ventus ...

  • Consortium with EDP Renewables is selected for floating wind farm pilot project in France

    Consortium with EDP Renewables is selected for floating wind farm pilot project in France The EDP Renewables, ENGIE, Caisse des Dépôts, Eiffage/Principle Power and GE consortium’s floating wind farm pilot project in the Mediterranean has been selected by the ...


    By EDP Renováveis

  • Gamesa continues to make inroads into the US market with a new contract for the supply of 99 MW

    The company will supply G114-2.0 MW and G114-2.1 MW wind turbines for a wind farm located in the central United States. Gamesa, a technological leader in the global wind industry, has been awarded a contract for the supply of 99 MW ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa to supply 304 MW at five wind farms in India

    The company has been contracted install a total of 152 of its G97-2.0 MW class S and G114-2.0 MW class S turbines, custom-designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India Gamesa continues to make further inroads into the Indian market, where the company is the number-one OEM, having commanded the leadership spot for three years in a row. Specifically, Gamesa has ...


    By Gamesa

  • Turkey set to tender 1 GW solar plant; Inverter supplier SMA cuts profit outlook

    Turkey to tender for 1 GW plant in December Turkey is to hold a tender in December for a 1 GW PV plant near the city of Konya in central Turkey, Berat Albayrak, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced October 20. The 1 GW project would be the largest solar plant in the world and is set to attract $1.3 billion of investment, according to local media ...

  • Gamesa completes the installation of its turbine production-boosting Energy Thrust programme at 28 wind farms (872 MW)

    In addition, he company has renewed its operations and maintenance service agreement covering 286 turbines at several facilities in Spain and Portugal. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has concluded implementation of its Energy Thrust programme for a French utility at 28 wind farms located in Spain, Portugal, France and Poland. This ...


    By Gamesa

  • EDPR opens the Dammarie wind farm

    EDPR opened a new wind farm in France with an installed capacity of 12 MW. The wind farm is located in the municipality of Dammarie, in the French Department of Eure-et-Loir. The wind farm’s output will allow it to supply clean energy to the equivalent of almost 11,000 homes. The opening ceremony was attended by Estelle Cochard, Councillor for the region of Centre-Val de Loire and ...


    By EDP Renováveis

  • Gamesa to build a 50-MW wind farm for ReNew Power in India under a turnkey arrangement

    The company, the leader in its home market, will install 25 of Gamesa's G114-2.0 MW class S turbines at a wind farm located in Bijapur, in the state of Karnataka. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured a new order in India from ReNew Power, one of India's leading independent power producers (IPP), for the EPC construction of a 50-MW wind farm located in Bijapur, in ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa to install Asia`s tallest wind turbines in Thailand

    The company will deliver 33 turbines (67.5 MW) with 153-metre tall towers, the tallest installed by Gamesa to date The contract also encompasses operation and maintenance services for 10 years Gamesa has achieved a new milestone, having secured a contract for the installation of Asia's tallest wind turbines, specifically in Thailand. With towers stretching 153 metres high - 18 ...


    By Gamesa

  • NREL to Lead One Exascale Computing Project, Support Three Others

    Scientists at the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will lead an effort to model the complex and turbulent flow of wind through large wind plants as part of DOE's Exascale Computing Project (ECP), which is gearing up U.S. computational capabilities to prepare for the next generation of supercomputers. NREL will also provide support to three projects related to ...

  • Gamesa to maintain a 69-MW wind complex in Sicily

    The company has been contracted to maintain this wind farm, fitted with 46 ECO80 turbines, for the next three years Gamesa, a technology leader in wind energy, has entered into a new agreement with energy player Alpiq for the maintenance of a 69-MW wind complex in Sicily (Italy), equipped with 46 ECO80 turbines. Under the terms of the agreement with ...


    By Gamesa

  • Iowa approves largest wind farm in US history

    The state of Iowa has just approved the largest wind farm in the history of the United States. The $3.6 billion wind farm, called Wind XI, will be composed of a record-breaking 1000 wind turbines and will generate enough electricity (2,000MW) to power 800,000 homes across the state of Iowa. The project is expected to be completed by 2019, while the location of the turbines has yet to be ...

  • EDF EN Canada sells undivided interests on Quebec wind project

    EDF EN Canada divested 15% undivided interests in the 350 megawatt (MW) Riviere-du-Moulin Wind Project. The interests have been acquired equally between the Regional County Muncipality (RCM) of Charlevoix and Fjord-du Saguenay (5%), the Innu of Mashteuiatsh and Essipit First Nations (5%), and the Huron Wendat Nation (5%). EDF EN Canada has decided to retain 42.5% share in the wind project, and ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the project entails a noise ...


    By WKC Group

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the ...


    By WKC Group

  • Orenda Energy reveals plans to raise $25million USD to create 100 turbine UK Wind Farm

    Wind turbine manufacturer Orenda Energy Solutions, which has locations in Ontario, Canada and Livingston, Scotland, is seeking to raise US$25million through a series of US investment banks as it embarks on a programme of expansion to build its own distributed wind farm across the UK. Orenda is currently finalizing the project financing which will see one hundred of its own manufactured SKYE 49kW ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Energy Department Reports Show Strong Growth of U.S. Wind Power

    Annual reports analyzing the wind energy industry released today by the Energy Department show continued rapid growth in wind power installations in 2015, demonstrating market resilience and underscoring the vitality of the U.S. wind energy market on a global scale. Wind power provides clean energy to homes and businesses, reduces climate-changing carbon pollution, and boosts America’s ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New study reveals wind farms do not affect tourism

    A new report released by Biggar Economics reveals that tourism in Scotland is unaffected by onshore wind farms. The study, whose findings were released last month, aimed to ‘understand the relationship, if any, that exists between the development of onshore wind energy and the sustainable tourism sector in Scotland.’ Tourism was often considered during the planning phase of many ...

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