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  • 17 Oct 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Africa’s Largest Wind Power Plant Could Relocate From Kenya to Tanzania


    Kenya’s failure to approve the development of a 600MW offshore wind farm in Malindi, south-east of the country, has resulted in the developers considering moving the project to Tanzania.

    Swedish firm, VR holding AB, which was set to construct Africa’s largest wind power plant in Malindi, southeastern Kenya at a staggering Kshs. 253 Billion ($2.4 B);making it …

  • 12 Oct 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Putting Wind Farms in the Ocean Could Power All of Humanity, Study Shows

    Global Citizen

    When it comes to renewable energy development, the ocean is a largely untapped resource because of the sheer logistical difficulties of operating deep at sea.

    A team of researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science, however, wanted to put a number on this potential — and what they found is truly oceanic.

    In fact, the team found that …

  • 11 Oct 2017 / jobs

    REN21 is looking for a new Executive Secretary

    Christine Lins, REN21’s Executive Secretary since July 2011, is stepping down from her current position. REN21 is therefore seeking an outstanding, experienced individual to head its Secretariat.  The post is based in Paris/France and involves a good deal of international travel. Interested candidates are invited to consult the vacancy notice. Application deadline is 17 November, 2017.


  • 05 Oct 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Unknowns linger as South Africa hopes for renewables restart

    Recharge news

    Last month, a small ray of hope appeared for the long-awaited restart of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPPP).

    For more than two years, rounds 3.5 and 4 of the programme have been prevented from reaching financial close by state-owned utility provider Eskom’s refusal to sign power purchase agreements (PPAs).

    REIPPPP, which is based on competitive tenders, was initially showcased …

  • 04 Oct 2017 / gwec-in-press

    China Huaneng completes 300-MW offshore wind park

    Renewables Now

    State-owned power company China Huaneng Group started over the weekend the commercial operation of its 300-MW offshore wind park located off the coast of Rudong county in Jiangsu province.

    The plant has entered the commercial operation stage after concluding a 240-hour trial run in the evening of September 30, according to a company statement. This is Huaneng’s first offshore wind park, …

  • 02 Oct 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Government forces Eskom to sign PPAs

    Windpower Monhtly

    SOUTH AFRICA: Cautious optimism marks wind-sector reactions to the South African government’s 1 September promise to unblock a two-year, 2.38GW backlog of renewables projects, 1.4GW of which is wind power.

    Energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said state grid operator Eskom would be forced, by contract, to sign all outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) by 28 October.

    In return, all developers must renegotiate …