News

Wind energy, like other parts of the global energy industry, remains largely male-dominated. Yet the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says opportunities exist to improve the gender balance, make greater use of women’s skills, and entrench wind power as part of an inclusive and sustainable energy system for the future. IRENA has released a brief...
Wind Power

Doha, Qatar-based Nebras said today that it acquired a 49% stake in the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm from Hong Kong-based Goldwind. The Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is located in Victoria, Australia, about 35km west of Ballarat. The wind farm, which is set to be completed by the end of the year will have 149 turbines...
Wind Power

ACWA Power, and Saudi Arabian company, has signed an implementation agreement with the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan to develop, build and operate a 240-MW wind power project. The project – one of the two first independent power projects in Azerbaijan, according to a press release — will be constructed on a build own operate...
Wind Power

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced today the closing of the acquisition of Senvion’s European Service assets and Intellectual Property (IP). The transaction adds approximately 9.0 GW of serviced fleet and operations in 13 countries. Siemens Gamesa will now service an even broader range of wind turbine technologies. The Senvion service fleet will increase Siemens Gamesa...
Storage

When Ireland’s first-ever battery-based energy storage project goes online in the coming weeks, the 11-megawatt (MW) installation in Co. Kerry will be guaranteed to deliver a response to any power fluctuations on the grid in 150 milliseconds – about one sixth of a second – or less. The need for speed is critical to Ireland’s...
Wind Power

Pattern Energy Group this week announced it has closed financing and started construction on the repowering of its Gulf Wind facility located in Kenedy County, Texas.  Repowering the Gulf Wind facility will consist of removing the current wind turbines and replacing them with 118 new Siemens Gamesa 2.3-MW turbines, for a total new installed capacity of 271...