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  • Public support for wind farms increases with community participation

    Public support grows for wind farms if they are located away from recreational areas and if they are either fully or partly owned by organisations within the local community. In addition, Swedish consumers would accept bigger bills for electricity generated by wind power if the local population were heavily involved in wind farm planning, a recent survey suggests. Public attitudes towards wind ...

  • EBRD supports EUR 29m wind farm project in Poland

    The EBRD has signed a PLN 125.9 million (€29 million)-loan agreement to support a wind farm project in Tychowo, northern Poland, with a generation capacity of 50MW of “green energy”. The wind farm is expected to start operation in December this year. Total project cost will amount to PLN 346 million (€79 million) and will be co-financed by the EBRD and the bcp Millennium Group. The recipient of ...

  • Noupoort Wind Farm, South Africa, breaks ground with community support

    A ground-breaking ceremony on the site of the 80MW Noupoort Wind Farm was attended by representatives from the community of the surrounding Umsobomvu Local Municipality, including Ward Counsellors and the Mayor. This Northern Cape project is one of the first to start construction as part of the third round of the Renewable Energy Procurement Programme and is expected to start commercial operation ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Rotork valve actuation supports innovative offshore wind farm technology

    An offshore platform in the North Sea that is the first of its type to serve a power generating wind farm is home to fifty Rotork IQTPro intelligent electric valve actuators. The Borwin Alpha platform is the first offshore installation designed to convert AC power into high voltage direct current (HVDC) for onward transmission. Built and designed by the Heerema Fabrication Group on behalf of ABB, ...


    By Rotork

  • Kent offshore wind farm to be extended

    One of the first offshore wind farms built in the UK has been given the go-ahead for an extension today by Energy Secretary Edward Davey. Up to 17 new turbines will be added to Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats offshore wind farm, which already hosts 30 turbines. The wind farm – off the coast of North Kent - has been operational since 2005. Its existing capacity level would be expected ...

  • Entec helps secure consent for Middleton Wind Farm

    Entec has supported RWE npower renewables in its successful bid to secure planning approval for a proposed 15 megawatt (MW) wind farm in East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Entec was responsible for preparing the environmental statement, planning application and supporting statement as well as carrying out a carbon assessment to support the application, which was submitted in February 2008.If all goes ...


  • Carmarthenshire wind farm given go-ahead

    A proposed 28-turbine wind power development at Brechfa Forest West, Carmarthenshire has been given the go-ahead by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Developer RWE Npower expects the project to power the equivalent of up to 39,700 homes and to support up to 150 jobs during its construction phase. A Department of Energy and Climate Change spokesman said: “Onshore wind has ...

  • Barrick inaugurates Punta Colorada Wind Farm in Chile

    At an inauguration ceremony held today in northern Chile, Barrick Gold Corporation marked the official opening of the Punta Colorada Wind Farm, the largest wind farm ever built by a mining company in the country. The event was attended by the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, the ministers of Mining and Energy, Hernán de Solminihac and Rodrigo ...

  • EBRD finances construction of new wind farm in Bulgaria

    €60 million syndicated loan to build Suvorovo wind farm The EBRD is supporting the development of renewable energy in Bulgaria with a €60 million syndicated loan to Eolica Bulgaria to finance the development of the Suvorovo wind farm, in the north-eastern region of the country. Similar to many countries in the region, Bulgaria relies significantly on thermal and nuclear sources to satisfy its ...

  • First Wind Farm Operating in Willacy County

    E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America celebrated the official opening of the Magic Valley Wind Farm today with an onsite ceremony. The project, located approximately 5 miles east of Raymondville and the first wind energy project in Willacy County, is powered by 112 Vestas 1.8 megawatt turbines providing more than 200 megawatts (MW) of power—enough to provide clean power to ...


    By E.ON AG

  • 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 ...

  • Oregon offshore wind energy farm project announced

    A Seattle company is being given the green light to develop plans to build the West Coast's first offshore wind energy farm - five floating turbines off Oregon's Coos Bay, federal and state officials said Wednesday. The 30-megawatt pilot project was announced at a press conference by Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell ...


    By Associated Press

  • E.ON Climate & Renewables Dedicates Texas Wind Farm

    E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America dedicated the Anacacho Wind Farm today with an onsite ceremony. The project, located in Kinney County, Texas, is approximately 14 miles southeast of Brackettville and consists of 55 Vestas 1.8 megawatt (MW) turbines providing 100 MW of power. Anacacho Wind Farm began commercial operation in December. "We ...


    By E.ON AG

  • Manitoba`s largest wind farm now operational

    The Pattern Energy Group LP has announced that its St. Joseph Wind project - the largest wind farm in Manitoba- has completed construction and is now fully operational. The 138 megawatt (MW) wind energy project, located in the southern Manitoba community of St. Joseph, can produce enough clean power every year to serve the needs of 50,000 homes in the Manitoba area. "The St. Joseph wind project ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • RES Americas Announces Completion of Crossroads Wind Farm

      BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) is pleased to announce the completion of Crossroads Wind Farm.  Located in Dewey County, Oklahoma, the 227.5 megawatt (MW) project consists of 95 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines and three Siemens ...


    By RES-Americas Inc

  • What drives general acceptance of offshore wind farms?

    General acceptance of offshore wind farms is most positively influenced by reductions in fossil fuel imports and contributions to global warming mitigation, and most negatively by concerns about increases in electricity price and impacts on scenic views, US research suggests. Other factors, such as reductions in air pollution, were not closely related to general acceptance even though on average ...

  • Masdar to invest in London Array offshore wind farm

    E.ON and Masdar have today joined forces to partner in the London Array offshore wind farm project – which, when built, will be the world’s largest offshore scheme. The two partners will also extend their relationship further and intend to work together across a range of potential projects that will complement their existing renewable energy strategies. Masdar has entered into the London Array ...


    By E.ON AG

  • Guilty plea in bird deaths at wind farms a first

    A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms and agreed to pay $1 million as part of the first enforcement of environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities. Until the settlement announced Friday with Duke Energy Corp. and its renewable energy arm, not a single ...


    By Associated Press

  • Duke Energy to Build Second Pennsylvania Wind Farm

    Duke Energy will build a new wind farm in north-central Pennsylvania and sell all of the renewable electricity it generates to Delaware Municipal Electric Corp. (DEMEC) under a 25-year agreement. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke ...


    By Duke Energy

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