Category Archives: GWEC in press

Germany starts 3rd onshore wind tender for 1 GW

Renewables Now

Germany has launched its third onshore wind tender with a target of 1 GW and a bidding cap of EUR 70 (USD 83.5) per MWh, unchanged from the previous two tenders, even though competition has driven prices much lower.

In the second onshore wind auction, the average successful bid arrived at EUR 42.8 per MWh. Most of the capacity was won by …

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New record: on Monday, 20% of Europe’s energy came from wind

ZME Science

Renewable energy is continuing its surge. Three days ago, 19.8% of European electricity demand was met by wind energy

A secondary record was also reported. There was never as much offshore wind energy in Europe — 11484 MW were generated across the continent, as reported by the industry group Wind Europe on its website. Over the entire day, onshore wind produced 1,360GWh of electricity and …

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A wind farm of epic proportions is taking shape in Africa

CNBC

In Kenya, efforts to produce wind power on a grand scale are underway. The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is a 12-hour drive from Nairobi and, once operational, is set to provide 310 megawatts (MW) of renewable power to the Kenyan national grid.

“It is the largest wind farm in Africa (and) it has 365 turbines,” Carlo Van Wageningen, director and …

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There are over 341,000 wind turbines on the planet: Here’s how much of a difference they’re actually making

CNBC

From the intense heat of the Californian desert to the green hills of Scotland, wind turbines are popping up all over the world.

Humans have been using wind energy for thousands of years. Today, its scope and scale is big and getting bigger. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), at the end of 2016 more than 341,000 wind turbines …

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Argentina lays ground for renewables local-content scheme

Recharge news

The fast-emerging wind nation is considering how best to underpin a local supply chain without damaging competitiveness, writes Alexandre Spatuzza.

Argentina’s government is preparing a programme to boost local content for renewables to underpin a local industry and create jobs, with import tax exemptions on renewable energy equipment due to expire at the end of 2017.

“We are working on what …

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Thought Leaders gather in Rio as wind looks to new growth

Recharge news

With the Brazilian government poised to restart tendering in December after a two-year hiatus, the country’s wind industry has plenty of grounds for optimism if it can align its strategy with a changing policy landscape.

That was a key conclusion of the Brazil Windpower Thought Leaders Roundtable, organised by Recharge and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in Rio de Janeiro to …

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Brazil wind industry focus on policy changes, new auctions

Recharge 

In 2017, transition has another meaning in Brazil. The federal government’s policy changes toward a more market-oriented economy signify that future wind sector growth can no longer come mainly from yearly capacity auctions in the regulated power market.

Indeed, those auctions were suspended during the last two years amid economic and political strife including impeachment of the country’s president and leadership …

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Argentina’s private PPA rules expected to spur renewables investment

Renewables Now

Argentina’s new market rules enabling private power purchase agreements (PPAs) could lead to as much as USD 6 billion (EUR 5 bn) in investment in the country’s renewable power sector over the next three years and the addition of 4 GW of capacity.

These are estimates by Argentina’s energy ministry according to a press release by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), …

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New rules may trigger $6bn in spending into RE in Argentina

Recharge news

New market rules to allow large power users in Argentina to directly meet their renewable power obligations through private supply contracts could trigger up to $6bn in investments over the next three years, and lead to the installation of around 4GW in new generation capacity, the country’s energy ministry says.

“Renewable power development today occupies a central place in Argentina’s …

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GWEC’s Dyrholm: Brazil to remain renewables leader

Recharge news

Despite current uncertainties affecting the Brazilian wind power sector, the industry’s long-term outlook is solid and the country will remain a leading force in the global renewable energy market a decade from now, according to Morten Dyrholm, chair of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

“You are going through a period of turmoil, but Brazil will emerge and continue to …

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