Wind Power

Wind power generation in the U.S. is enjoying favorable winds. First, the cost of wind turbine installations has dropped by over one-third since 2010 as the capacity of turbines increased. Next, according to Lawrence Berkeley Labs, the average capacity of turbines installed is now 2.32MW, up more than 200% since the late 1990s. The upsizing...
Wind Power

An international Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has been formed to advance sustainable deployment of ocean-based renewable energy and mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change. The coalition will be spearheaded by Ørsted and Equinor and will also include; CWind, Global Marine Group, JERA, MHI Vestas, Mainstream Renewable Power, Shell, Siemens Gamesa, TenneT and The...
Wind Power

According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data released yesterday by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the first eleven months of 2019, the mix of renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) is now in first place in the race for new U.S. generating capacity added in 2019. FERC’s...
Solar

by Nicholas Nhede, Smart Energy International Digital payments solutions firm Visa has reached its goal of powering its operations from energy generated from renewables only by 2020.  The company is now using renewable energy at its 131 offices in 76 countries and four processing centers. This means Visa has reduced operational emissions by 90% versus the company’s...
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...
Blogs

Few, if any, markets have undergone more change over the last decade than the various regional power markets around the globe. Technological advances, structural market changes, regulatory intervention, and political influences have all contributed to create asset mixes, operating rules, and commercial risks that are in constant flux. In particular, the influence of renewable energy...
Event Coverage

Give us your gas-fired turbine stories, your utility-scale wind and solar developments, your power plant case studies. We are now at liberty to reveal that POWERGEN International has opened its call for abstracts. Click here to find out more and to submit a potential session for the nation’s biggest annual power generation conference happening December 8-10 in...
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...
News

Florida residents will have to wait a bit longer to choose their own electricity supplier This week the Florida Supreme Court ruled that ballot initiative language that would allow electricity consumers to choose their energy and service providers was misleading. The decision means that Florida voters will not have an opportunity in November to vote...