Category Archives: GWEC Newsletters

Save the Date for Windergy India 2019!

Despite a rocky transition from the old incentives to the new competitive tendering process, the Indian wind sector is entering a major new growth phase, and is well on its way to meeting the target of 60 GW by 2022, perhaps well ahead of time. The government is also moving ahead quickly to develop the offshore segment, setting aggressive targets …

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South African wind industry contributes to transformation through coordinated effort

Given the Renewable Energy Industry’s potential and willingness to contribute to national socio-economic development, the industry is taking proactive measures to ensure coordinated efforts result in greater local benefit.

Speaking at a recent energy forum, Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe, signalled government’s intention that the socio-economic and enterprise development spend of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement …

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DEWI and AWS Truepower are now officially UL

AWS Truepower was acquired by global safety science company UL in 2016. DEWI was acquired by UL in 2012.  Both companies are now officially changing their brand names to reflect their new identity.

“Our company and our brand have been evolving since our founding 35 years ago through acquisitions, new products and service …

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Monitoring WTGs using SCADA data

Wind Turbines Performance Evaluation Strategies On The Basis Of Raw SCADA Data

At Ventus we have developed four methods to evaluate the performance of WTG over time using Power, Wind Speed and Ambient Temperature SCADA measurement. Identifying a change in the performance of a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) using the Raw SCADA Data may not be a simple task, …

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ArcVera Renewables Notches Another First in Latin America: El Salvador

After advising clients and providing the wind energy resource assessment reports used for financing the first three wind farms in Nicaragua and the first wind farm in Guatemala, ArcVera Renewables has completed the same feat in El Salvador.  The 50 MW Ventus wind farm is in final negotiations with turbine suppliers, expecting to sign an EPC contract in …

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Latest update on China offshore wind

Exclusive article from GWEC’s members-only WindLog newsletter

With all the focus on the dramatic success in the offshore sector in Europe, it’s worth noting that China’s offshore industry is finally taking off. 1,161 MW of new installations in 2017 brought the cumulative total to 2,788, putting China in third place globally, behind the UK and Germany.

The new installations in 2017 are …

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5 industry trends and market developments

Germany shifts away from community projects in fourth onshore auction

The latest in a series of auctions hosted by Germany’s Federal Network Agency awarded 709MW of new renewable capacity in February 2018. Following the first three onshore auctions which were dominated by community projects, Germany introduced a mandatory permit as a requirement for all bidders for this fourth round. This helped …

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Scaling up of renewable energy investment in emerging markets

The IRENA Coalition for Action was formed a few years ago to create a means for the private sector, NGOs and civil society in general to cooperate with and assist with the implementation of the work of IRENA. While it has gone through a number of iterations, I was pleased to be able to present the outcome of …

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NRG strengthens U.S. Lidar Business with Hire of Remote Sensing Veteran Barry Logue

NRG Systems, a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a more sustainable planet, has announced the hire of Barry Logue as the company’s Lidar Wind Energy Solutions Manager. Logue, a veteran in the remote sensing space, will be responsible for all sales and account management for NRG’s Lidar products and services in North America.

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New book on Wind Power industry to be published on 22 November

A new revised and expanded edition of Wind Power: the Struggle for a New Global Industry will be published by Routledge on 22 November. The book has been written by veteran Wind Industry commentator and Managing Director at FTI Consulting Ben Backwell, with a foreword by GWEC General Secretary Steve Sawyer, and …

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