Category Archives: GWEC in press

Mainstream’s O’Connor to be GWEC wind-power ambassador

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has appointed Mainstream Renewable Power CEO Eddie O’Connor to become a global ambassador for the wind industry.

In his new role O’Connor will work with GWEC to ensure that the wind sector’s distinctive voice is heard, and that more countries understand the benefits the industry can bring for their economic and social development.

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O’Connor goes to bat for GWEC

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Mainstream Renewable Power chief executive officer Eddie O’Connor has been appointed as the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) new global ambassador.

GWEC said that O’Connor will work to ensure that the wind sector’s “distinctive voice is heard, and that more and more countries understand the benefits that the industry can bring for their economic and social development”

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O’Connor appointed GWEC ambassador

Windpower Monthly

Mainstream Renewable Power CEO Eddie O’Connor has been made a global ambassador for the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

GWEC said O’Connor would work with the council as a proponent of wind ensuring “the wind sector’s distinctive voice is heard”.

Eddie O’Connor has been involved in energy since the 1970s. He is an outspoken supporter of a European supergrid.

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Indian offshore wind “open playing field”

OE Offshore Engineer

While Europe has been leading the charge in offshore wind development, the US and other regions including India are starting to build activity. 

In India, there are two main regions, the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, on the west coast of India, which are most likely to see activity, Dr Mark Leybourne, senior engineer at IT Power Consulting …

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Argentina fires starting gun on 1GW renewable energy tender

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Argentina has kicked-off a renewable energy tender to contract 1GW of projects via 20-year contracts which are expected to start operations in December 2017 – the country’s first such auction in six years.

The draft tender rules will be published by the government’s renewable energy department over the next 24 hours at the start of a 20-day public consultation process.

Local press …

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India’s new wind project guidelines give developers more responsibilities

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India’s renewables ministry is seeking comments by May 27 on its new guidelines for wind project development that include capacity factor and certification requirements, and some new tasks for the developer.

The draft guidelines for onshore wind projects, published Thursday, state that the project developer should ensure that grid connectivity is technically and commercially feasible at the chosen site. Also, the …

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Cómo Uruguay logró ser el país con mayor porcentaje de energía eólica de América Latina

BBC

¿Cómo pudo un país pequeño sin reservas conocidas de crudo bajar el costo de su electricidad, reducir su dependencia del petróleo y ser líder en energías renovables?

En una década, Uruguay ha logrado algo que parecía inimaginable, convertirse en el país con mayor proporción de electricidad generada a partir de energía eólica en América Latina y uno de los principales …

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China establishes number one global position for wind power

PES Wind

According to statistics published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in February this year, China has now overtaken the EU for total installed wind energy capacity. In fact, China installed almost three times as much wind than the EU and now has 145GW total capacity to the EU’s 142GW. PES takes a closer look…

Due to China’s surge of …

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New markets to push down LatAm wind prices as Brazil leads, says GWEC

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Wind power prices starting at $50/MWh will become the norm in new markets such as Mexico and Argentina, while Brazil is expected to continue to lead the Latin American sector despite the current economic and political crisis in the country, says Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

“Brazil makes us nervous, but we have a positive …

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The Big Question: What Is Your Greatest Concern for Your Industry in 2016?

Renewable Energy World

There doesn’t seem to be a lot to worry about…the wind industry set a new installation record in 2014, breaking 50 GW in a single year for the first time. We’ll set a new record in 2015, with the main question being whether or not we’ll hit 60 GW in 2015 as some are suggesting. Personally I think …

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