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Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Power Possible in Dutch Auction

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 12/15/2017 - 19:33

Subsidy-free renewables could appear in a second country after an auction this week in the Netherlands, which is seeking about $2.7 billion to develop a giant offshore wind farm.

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Can Puerto Rico Really Depend on Microgrids and Renewables for Power?

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 12/15/2017 - 16:49

As Puerto Rico sets out to rebuild its electric system knocked out by Hurricane Maria in September, can it become a model for renewable energy? Scores of government agencies, think tanks and energy experts are mulling that question, as much of the U.S. Caribbean territory still lacks electricity.

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Brazil to Dominate Latin America’s Wind Power Market in 2018

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 12/15/2017 - 16:40

Latin American wind has grown swiftly in recent years to almost 20 GW by August 2017, with 80 percent of installed capacity in Brazil and Mexico.

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A Revealing Look at Wind's Big Markets and Emerging Challenges

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Jue, 12/14/2017 - 17:25

On the global stage, China is the leading market for wind energy. With wind capacity of 168.7 GW at the end of 2016, it held a market share in new deployments of over 42 percent. China’s commitment to renewables, with a focus on wind, doesn’t show signs of ebbing: aiming for 20 percent of its energy needs to be met with clean energy by 2030 and pledging to invest US$367 billion in renewables by 2020, MAKE Consulting predicts China averaging over 25 GW of new wind capacity annually for the next decade.

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World Bank Puts Fossil Fuels On Notice

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mié, 12/13/2017 - 20:18

The World Bank Group (WBG) yesterday during the One Planet Summit in Paris said that, as of 2019, it will no longer finance exploration for and production of oil and gas.

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Brazil's Largest Wind Company Has Big Plans to Dominate Solar

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mié, 12/13/2017 - 18:44

Brazil’s biggest wind company has set its sights on dominating the country’s nascent solar market. CPFL Energias Renovaveis SA has 1 MW of solar power in operation now, a pilot project in Sao Paulo State, but has plans to build another 450 MW. 

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DOE Announces New R&D Effort for Offshore Wind

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mié, 12/13/2017 - 17:54

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry on Dec. 12 announced a significant new DOE commitment to advance offshore wind energy.

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California Storage Providers Help Balance Renewables on Japan's Grid

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mié, 12/13/2017 - 07:33

Two California energy storage providers say they are deploying networks of systems in Japan to help the country use more renewable energy. Stem Inc., a California firm that provides energy storage solutions, said it’s deploying a network of systems with Mitsui & Co. Ltd., marking its first foray into Asian markets. 

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Multi-Billion Dollar Plan to Re-Power Puerto Rico Includes DERs, Renewables

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mar, 12/12/2017 - 20:18

If Hurricane Sandy, during which millions of New Yorkers lost power and damage to the electric grid was substantial, was the spark that ignited New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision, aka REV” then perhaps Hurricane Maria will be the spark that ignites a new energy vision for Puerto Rico.

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CHP No Longer Perceived Negatively by Utilities

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Lun, 12/11/2017 - 20:25

Attitudes to combined heat and power technology have transformed, according to speakers at the world’s largest electric power conference.

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The View from Washington On Energy Regulations

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Lun, 12/11/2017 - 18:39

And interview with Emily Fisher, Vice President, Law, and Corporate Secretary at Edison Electric Institute about the view from Washington following a Thursday, December 7 Plenary discussion at POWER-GEN International. Fisher describes the two different avenues that President Trump is pursuing regarding regulations and the energy industry.

 

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3@3 on Solar PV: POWER-GEN, Energy Imbalance Market, Solar Trade Case

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Lun, 12/11/2017 - 18:21

Today's topics include highlights from POWER-GEN, the largest show for the power generation industry, the energy imbalance market, Azeb Asnake, the solar trade case and more.

 

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GE's 12,000 Job Cuts Highlight Uneasy Shift to Renewable Energy

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Lun, 12/11/2017 - 17:39

After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric Co. is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels.

 

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Trump Will Have to Wait Another Month for a Plan to Rescue Coal

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Lun, 12/11/2017 - 17:22

The Trump administration, which was looking to have a plan in place this week to bail out America’s coal country, will instead have to wait until the new year.

Kevin McIntyre, sworn in Thursday as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, asked for a 30-day extension to act on a sweeping proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants. Perry, who had called on the commission to come up with a plan by Dec. 11, granted the delay late Friday, saying he “respects the reasons” but “looked forward to swift action.”

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Are Utilities Getting Greener? Merger Proceedings Would Indicate Yes

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 12/08/2017 - 18:15

There has been a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the utility sector over the past several years. These transactions generally require public service commissions (PSC) approval in the states in which one or both of the parties have operations, and the PSCs are typically charged with approving only transactions that are in the public interest. 

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Letter from the Editor: Why the Energy Imbalance Market is a Billion Dollar Opportunity

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 12/08/2017 - 18:13

Electric grids are mighty complicated. Of course, if you’re in the industry, you don’t need me to tell you that. When we created these huge networks of wires to pass electricity from generator to user, we simultaneously needed to track where the energy originated and where it went so we could figure out how to pay people for the energy they provided.

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How Vibration Monitoring Can Eliminate Downtime in Wind Farm O&M

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 12/08/2017 - 16:38

Wind turbine operators are under tremendous pressure to minimize maintenance costs and maximize turbine availability in order to protect profits. A vibration monitoring strategy can help engineers can establish a robust preventative maintenance regime and boost reliability. 

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How Drones Will Transform Wind Turbine Inspections

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Jue, 12/07/2017 - 23:18

The services that drone companies can provide to wind farm owners/operators will lead to faster, cheaper and more efficient operations and maintenance solutions, which will completely transform the O&M business.

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POWER-GEN 2017 Keynote – Convergence and Collaboration

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Jue, 12/07/2017 - 22:05

Though the power industry continues to endure rapid change in technology, demand and regulation, the five keynote speakers at POWER-GEN International 2017 focused on making the most of a changing market through convergence and collaboration.

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Variety of Opportunities for Next-Gen Energy Workforce Focus of Women in Power Luncheon

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Jue, 12/07/2017 - 21:56

About 50 people gathered on Dec. 5 at the Women in Power luncheon during POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas to hear the Woman of the Year and other finalists discuss their roles in affecting change in the energy industry, and the variety of opportunities in energy for the next generation of leaders.

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