Category Archives: GWEC Newsletters

Workshop in Mongolia – 5 May 2017

The 8th Mongolian National Renewable Energy Forum on 5 May was held under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Mongolia, organized by the Mongolian Wind Energy Association (MWEA) and the Mongolian Renewables Industries Association. GWEC was a co-organizer of the event, along with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The forum attracted more than 600 …

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Canada to celebrate Global Wind Day with Power of Wind contest!

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) will be launching its annual Power of Wind contest on Global Wind day.

The contest, which runs from June to August, includes multiple awards valued at up to $1,000. Winning submissions will be featured in CanWEA’s 2018 Friends of Wind calendar and will be announced at CanWEA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition …

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Windergy India

The mood was upbeat at the Windergy India conference and exhibition from 25-27 April in Delhi, co-organised by GWEC and the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA). The outlook for the short and medium term prospects for wind power in India was downright exuberant, with talk of ‘a turning point’, the ‘cusp of a …

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Recent industry development and analyses

Record low LCOEs globally

Longer blades, larger turbines, taller towers – the strive for bigger sized wind components has driven down levelised cost of electricity worldwide. In Northern Europe, government support through subsidies is expected to decrease as countries transition to auction-based mechanisms. The low levels make wind energy cost competitive with conventional fuels, exaggerated by the additional costs …

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Fraunhofer IWES publishes first wind index for German Bight

The generation of wind energy depends to a significant extent on the changing weather conditions. This is why the yield from wind energy plants and farms fluctuates year-on-year. To ensure economic operation, it must be clarified whether the full potential output over the course of the year was achieved or reduced as a result of disruptive …

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Meteodyn and ZephIR Lidar to launch a CFD + Lidar white box solution

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) provider Meteodyn and wind lidar company ZephIR Lidar have collaborated to produce a packaged “white box” solution, where the different stages of processing are clearly visible to the user. This addresses the challenge of taking lidar wind measurements in complex terrain.

Data from lidars are now widely considered as being bankable …

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DNV GL launches LVRT testing services in India to support grid stability

During Windergy 2017 DNV GL has officially launched their full suite of LVRT Testing services for the Indian wind market to support grid stability and improve security of supply.

The government of India has ambitious plans to achieve 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity by 2022, 60 GW being in wind energy, to complement its growth plans.
Whilst wind energy becomes …

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Webcast on Wind: Doing Business In … Brazil – 13 June

Join Elbia Gannoum, CEO of ABEEolica (Brazilian Wind Association), and Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of Global Wind Energy Council, for our ‘Doing Business In … Brazil’ webcast on Tuesday 13 June at 15h CEST

Brazil is ranked 9th globally in terms of installed wind capacity. During 2016, it reached the 10 GW milestone, installing 2 GW …

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GWEC at WINDPOWER 2017

We are just over a week away from the largest wind power conference and exhibition in the Americas. This year’s WINDPOWER will be in Anaheim, California; and despite the venue being adjacent to Walt Disney’s original theme park, it is fair to say that companies will be talking serious business during the four day event.  Here’s how GWEC …

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AIRES working with RenovAR in Argentina

AIRES is currently providing engineering services and technical support for about 500 MW of projects awarded in RenovAR 1 and 1,5 tenders in Argentina. This involves negotiating with BoP technologists and suppliers; optimization of wind and solar farms; advising on the financial model and analysing of scenarios; reduction of uncertainties; organising audits to equipment suppliers; independent certification of …

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