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The Status Of The Global Renewables Industry: What Still Needs Work?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Despite another record-breaking year for installed renewables capacity in 2016, a report from REN21 argues that the energy transition is not happening fast enough to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Minnesota Power Seeks To Grow Wind And Solar Portfolio

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Under a proposed new step in its EnergyForward strategy, which aims to ensure a “safe, reliable and competitive energy supply,” Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE, is seeking to grow its 620 MW wind portfolio and double its solar [Read More]

Minnesota Wind Farm Inks Utility PPA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Nobles 2 Power Partners has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE Inc., to deliver 250 MW of energy from a wind project in southwest Minnesota. Nobles 2 Power Partners – which [Read More]

General Mills Signs Texas Wind Deal With RES

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Global food company General Mills has signed up to purchase wind from the 150 MW Cactus Flats project, a wind farm being developed by Renewable Energy Systems (RES) in Concho County, Texas. Under a 15-year agreement, the Minneapolis-based company – [Read More]

Ribbon Cut On GE-Powered Invenergy Wind Farm In Quebec

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Invenergy and its partners have cut the ribbon on the Roncevaux Wind Farm in Quebec, a 74.8 MW project comprising 34 GE 2.2-107 wind turbines. The facility is located in the Gaspesie–Iles-de-la-Madeleine region in the regional county municipality (RCM) of d’Avignon, approximately 500 kilometers northeast of Quebec City.

Nordex Lands Another Wind Order From Acciona Energia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

The Nordex Group has received a follow-up contract for a further 22 AW125/3000 turbines. Once again, its customer is Acciona Energia, which previously placed an order for 22 of these turbines for the first construction phase of the Mount Gellibrand [Read More]

Europe Makes Big Offshore Wind Commitment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

The governments of Germany, Belgium and Denmark came together with industry partners this week to commit to deploying 60 GW of offshore wind power in Europe from 2020-2030. A signing ceremony for the joint statement took place at the opening [Read More]

Santa Barbara Goes All In On Renewable Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2017

Santa Barbara, Calif., has become the 30th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal [Read More]

Report: Challenges, Trends Facing Wind Industry Over Next 12 Months

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2017

A new report, launched by wind consultancy K2 Management and specialist insurance broker JLT Specialty Ltd., has identified key challenges and trends that are expected to shape the future of onshore and offshore wind projects over the next 12 months. [Read More]

Deepwater Deploys Aconex Platform For Block Island Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2017

To manage project information during the design and construction of the Block Island Wind Farm, Deepwater Wind turned to Aconex Ltd., an Australia-based provider of a platform connecting teams on construction and engineering projects. According to Aconex, close collaboration among [Read More]