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  • 14 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    German energy company RWE plans to add between 2GW and 3GW of capacity annually to its renewable energy portfolio in three core markets: Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific. The portfolio will be managed by RWE Renewables and the technologies in focus will be onshore and offshore wind, as well as photovoltaics and storage. The capacity […]

  • 31 March 2017

    According to the latest statistics released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 2016 ended with a total of 14,081MW of offshore wind capacity in the world, 12,471MW of which has been installed in Europe.

  • 6 February 2018

    Europe added close to 3.2GW of offshore wind capacity last year, taking the total installed and grid-connected capacity from 12.6GW in 2016 to 15.8GW at the end of 2017 and thus marking a 25% increase in just one year. Including sites with partial grid connection, there are now 92 offshore wind farms in eleven European countries and 4,149 grid-connected wind turbines, WindEurope reports in its annual offshore wind statistics. 

  • 7 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    GE Power Conversion has signed a contract to equip offshore wind turbines manufactured by Shanghai Electric Wind Power Equipment (Sewind) with 4MW Fully Fed LV3 wind converters. Totalling 1GW, the deal is set to be one of the biggest offshore wind projects in China, GE said. The converters will be manufactured in GE’s Shanghai facility. “In a fast growing […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The final element of the Government’s energy security strategy was confirmed today. Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, announced the amount of electricity generation capacity the Government will procure when it re-introduces a capacity market into the UK later this year. Following detailed recommendations from National Grid, the Government will procure […]

  • 19 September 2014

    The worldwide wind capacity reached 336,327 MW by the end of June 2014, out of which 17,613 MW were added in the first six months of 2014. This increase is a substantially higher than in the first half of 2013 and 2012, when 13,9 GW respectively 16,4 GW were added. All wind turbines installed worldwide […]

  • 8 October 2012

    The worldwide wind capacity reached 254’000 MW by the end of June 2012, out of which 16’546 MW were added in the first six months of 2012. This increase represents 10 % less than in the rst half of 2011, when 18’405 MW were added. The global wind capacity grew by 7% within six months […]

  • 20 July 2015

    In the first half of 2015, another 422 offshore wind turbines, with a combined capacity of 1,765.3 megawatts went on line. Up to 30 June 2015 a total of 668 offshore turbines with an overall capacity of 2,777.8 megawatts fed power into the German grid. With the current offshore wind energy output the system can […]

  • 20 August 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 2,000MW of offshore wind power. This RFP represents the US state’s first solicitation dedicated specifically to offshore wind development. It builds off of multi-resource solicitations in 2018 in which Connecticut bought 304MW of offshore wind from […]

  • 15 May 2019

    The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted 134-10 in favour of legislation authorizing the development of 2,000MW of wind capacity offshore Connecticut. The legislation, House Bill 7156, An Act Concerning the Procurement of Energy Derived From Offshore Wind, will next be referred to the State Senate. It ensures that the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) must […]

  • 22 June 2015

    RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind and marine energy industries, is highlighting the fact that 5.054GW is now installed in UK waters, which is a significant milestone in the sector. The threshold was crossed when Gwynt y Mor wind farm, off the coast of North Wales, was officially inaugurated last week. The wind farm […]

  • 10 September 2015

    The worldwide wind capacity reached 392’927 MW by the end of June 2015, out of which 21’678 MW were added in the first six months of 2015. This increase is substantially higher than in the first half of 2014 and 2013, when 17,6 GW respectively 13,9 GW were added. All wind turbines installed worldwide by […]

  • 5 May 2010
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    It is the country’s trump card for meeting its EU 2020 renewable energy target. But not just that: it also promises to deliver the UK from the black hole of energy dependency, kick-start the green economy, and restore Britain’s standing as an industrial, engineering and maritime nation.

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    GCube, the specialist renewable energy underwriter, has said that whilst clear growth within offshore wind persists, the industry needs to take some extra steps to ensure that wind energy assets are ‘investment grade’ in the long term. With limited opportunities for debt within the offshore wind capital structure, unknown risks from the power price, regulatory […]

  • 6 June 2019

    The Connecticut State Senate has unanimously approved the procurement of an additional 2,000MW of offshore wind energy. The House Bill 7156, An Act Concerning the Procurement of Energy Derived From Offshore Wind, will now be referred to Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont for signature into law. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is then expected to issue a request for proposal […]

  • 25 November 2014

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced that more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be offered for commercial wind energy development in a January 29, 2015, competitive lease sale. “Thanks to the leadership of Governor Patrick and the Commonwealth […]

  • 1 December 2013

    National Grid has confirmed that a record-breaking amount of clean electricity was generated by wind power in the UK on November 29 – achieving more than 6 gigawatts (over 6,000 megawatts) for the first time. From 2.30 till 3pm, wind power produced an average of 6,004 megawatts (MW), which accounted for 13.5% of the UK’s […]

  • 4 May 2012

    The 3GW of wind energy generated and serviced by Siemens represents around 50% of the UK’s total wind power generation capacity. The milestone has been achieved less than two years after Siemens completed installation of its second gigawatt of wind turbine capacity at Gunfleet Sands in Essex. Siemens’ onshore installations represent a very significant part […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Authorities, R&D

    The Naruto Strait, situated between Japanese islands of Shikoku and Awaji, has a tidal energy capacity that could replace four nuclear reactors. The tidal energy potential of the Naruto Strait has been discovered by the University of Tokushima, which conducted the research on behalf of the Tokushima Prefecture, the Japan Times writes. The university has […]

  • 19 September 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The Crown Estate has launched Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4, opening up the potential for at least 7GW of new seabed rights for offshore wind development in the waters around England and Wales. The Crown Estate, which acts as manager of the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is making four broad areas of […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs has awarded German-based wpd with 1GW of grid connection capacity for two of the developer’s offshore wind projects in Taiwan: a 708MW wind farm off Yunlin and a 350MW project off Taoyuan.

  • 19 June 2018

    The portfolio of global offshore wind projects in operation, under construction or in development grew by over 10% in the last year, according to new data from RenewableUK’s Offshore Wind Project Intelligence.

  • 28 September 2017

    After a likely record year in 2017 with 14GW, offshore wind energy in Europe continues its growing process with expectations that it will reach 25GW by 2020.

  • 9 May 2018
    Grid Connection

    Poland’s transmission system operator (TSO) Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE) has launched a survey to determine how much generation capacity is currently in the country’s pipeline with proposed offshore wind projects, and what their status is, to support further phases of planning the grid development.

  • 28 January 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    France plans to issue offshore wind tenders with a combined capacity of up to 6GW by 2028, according to the recently released Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)). This is nearly three times as much compared to a proposal floated in November 2018, where only 2.2GW of new offshore wind capacity was to […]

  • 2 September 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has commissioned 147 out of the 174 7MW wind turbines on the Hornsea Project One, reaching 1GW of operational capacity at the world’s largest wind farm. The wind turbines are being installed at the site some 120 kilometres offshore Yorkshire by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Bold Tern and A2Sea’s Sea Challenger. The […]