Category Archives: GWEC Newsletters

K2 Management awarded contracts in Taiwan, Sweden and Uruguay

Optimising turbine locations in Taiwan 

K2 Management has been awarded a contract from Taiwan Power Company. The local utility is planning to install four to five wind turbines on the North East corner of the island. K2’s wind analysis experts will support the utility with wind data analysis, review of terrain and roughness, and energy yield production analysis, optimized with computational …

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Dutch remain positive about increase of wind energy

A recent opinion poll carried out by a renowned Dutch polling agency shows that Dutch people remain extremely positive about an increase of renewable energy generation by means of wind turbines. This poll also shows that the public opinion on wind energy has long been fairly constant in the Netherlands.

The research again makes clear that roughly eight out of ten …

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Mexico passes 3,000 MW milestone in 2015

With installations of just over 700 MW last year, Mexico just passed the 3,000 MW mark in terms of cumulative capacity at the end of 2015. Projected installations in 2016 are about 800 MW but it’s after that that the market will take off in earnest. A variety of circumstances have led to dramatic growth expectations for 2017 and 2018 …

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Finland passes 1000 MW wind power milestone

 

 

 

 

 

Despite Finland’s good wind resources, harnessing energy from wind started later in Finland than in many other countries. A guaranteed feed-in-tariff was introduced in March 2011, which has given new wind energy projects the necessary financial security to move forward. The FIT was set at a higher rate of EUR 105,3/MWh until the end of 2015 to speed up …

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Victoria’s ambitious new roadmap for renewables

The Victorian State Government released a renewable energy roadmap in the middle of 2015, and ran a submission process to define the way forward. Among several interesting new initiatives is a renewable energy purchase equivalent to around 100 MW of wind energy. A tender should be announced shortly.

The Clean Energy Council attended meetings and workshops and produced a written submission …

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India adding 2800 MW of wind capacity in 2015

 

 

 

 

 

ICRA expects wind energy capacity addition during the current fiscal year to grow 20% over the last year to about 2800 MW and will be driven both by the IPP and non-IPP segments. In the rating agency’s view, the demand drivers for the wind energy sector remain favourable in the long run. This is mainly aided by strong policy support …

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GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer’s Expectations for 2016

We won’t have the final tally for 2015 installations for another few weeks, but from what we know already it seems clear that 2015 will be a record year, up substantially from 2014 installations of 51 GW,  and likely far ahead of our predictions of 53 GW for the year. Some analysts are suggesting it could be up to 60 …

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‘Doing Business in non-European markets’ during EWEA 2015 conference

As part of a series of ‘Doing Business in …’ workshops organised by Global Wind Energy Council – this interactive session will focus on markets outside Europe.  Speakers will share their experiences and insights into wind developments in Brazil, Mexico and India outlining the challenges companies are likely to face when trying do business, and some practical tips …

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Europe’s top politicians will be at EWEA 2015

We are honoured to confirm the leading European politicians that will be speaking at EWEA 2015 Annual event taking place in Paris, 17-20 November.

Clear energy policy directions are needed for the growth of the wind industry. For this reason, EWEA 2015 will tackle the key issues and discuss the challenges ahead with Europe’s top politicians.

Confirmed …

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Windaba’s exhibition hall sold out! Register now – don’t miss it.

As the renewables industry rides the waves of SAIREC’s recent success in Cape Town, those focusing specifically on the wind industry have even more reason to attend Windaba given Government’s most recent statement that the future of Africa is in ‘the hands of energy’.

The Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen will join Energy Minister Tina …

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