Wind Energy News

  • Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $18.5 Million for Offshore Wind Research

    Today (12/12), U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced $18.5 million in new Department of Energy (DOE) funding for an offshore wind research and development (R&D) consortium that will conduct U.S.-specific research aimed at reducing the cost of offshore wind in the U.S. This consortium will be a cooperative private-public innovation hub addressing topics, including wind plant ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New EDF Report Defines Pathways to Accelerate New Jersey’s Clean Energy Economy

    Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today released a new report detailing clean energy financing options that could help advance Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s 100 percent clean energy goals. The report, Financing New Jersey’s Clean Energy Economy: Pathways for ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • PG&E Expands Commitment to Energy Storage

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) strengthened its commitment to a clean energy future with the presentation of six energy storage contracts totaling 165 megawatts (MW) to the California Public Utilities Commission for review and approval on December 1. California’s Energy Storage Decision requires investor-owned utilities to procure 1,325MW of storage by 2020. PG&E’s ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Viking Wind scores high ranking in national customer satisfaction survey

    The Danish Wind Turbine Owners’ Association has announced their annual 2017 survey about Danish turbine owner’s opinion on the service companies, which maintain their turbines and Viking Wind is ranked on the top five lists. The survey includes 629 turbines and 11 service companies, the turbine owners were able to give a score between 1-5 with 5 as excellent and 1 as poor. ...


    By Viking Wind ApS

  • Kingspan put their energy into change

    With a number of significant advancements in the climate change agenda over the past 12 months it has never been more important for businesses to recognise and take responsibility for their impact on the environment. For over a decade, Kingspan Insulated Panels has been leading the way with its dedication to sustainable business practise. Whether it is through its products, processes or people, ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • NY Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of Energy Efficiency Project at Stony Brook University

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of a comprehensive energy efficiency project at Stony Brook University in Suffolk County that will save the campus more than $832,000 in annual energy costs while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3,800 tons a year - the equivalent of taking more than 730 cars off the road. The project support's Governor Cuomo's goal to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Illinois is Recognized as One of the Top States in the Nation for Electrical Grid Modernization

    For the last five years, work to modernize ComEd's energy grid has contributed to record reliability for its customers. This work, in addition to the passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) and participation in the Illinois Commerce Commission's (ICC) NextGrid initiative, helped position Illinois as second in nation in the 2016 Grid Modernization Index (GMI), available at  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Exhibition in Rimini was a huge success

    The interest for small wind turbines on the Italian market exceeded all expectations and the week spend in Rimini turned out as being a great success. Our stand was well visited during the week and we got to meet and greet many people who showed great interest in our turbines and what Viking Wind as a company has to offer. Beside the represented team from Viking wind with CEO Ulrich ...


    By Viking Wind ApS

  • New Strategic Alliance Forms to Deliver Energy-as-a-Service

    As the energy sector increasingly shifts from one-way, static power grids to two-way, dynamic power infrastructure, Dynamic Energy Networks (DEN) announced strategic alliances with established energy and industrial sector powerhouses Schneider Electric and The Carlyle Group. DEN also announced that it has rounded out its leadership ranks by acquiring an executive team from Hitachi and RET Capital ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Northeast States Release Three Reports on Offshore Wind Development

    On November 2nd, the States of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island released three reports that set out the context for offshore wind development in the Northeast and reveal its potential economic development benefits. The Northeast has the potential for offshore wind deployment of between 4,000 to 8,000 megawatts by 2030 and the creation of up to 36,000 jobs according to the reports, which ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S. Department of Energy Announces Five New Projects Through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel

    On November 1, 2017, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with Israel's Ministry of Energy (MOE) and the Israel Innovation Authority announced $4.8 million for five newly selected energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program. The approved projects will leverage cost-share for a total project value of $10.5 million in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Alfen launches Cellular Smart Grid Platform

    The rapid increase of intermittent renewable energy is putting an increasing pressure on global electricity grids. To make power grids more resilient to external influences, Dutch energy company Alfen is launching a new platform that allows local parts of the grid to disconnect from the central grid and self-heal. This new grid solution, the Cellular Smart Grid Platform ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens Gamesa to Supply Wind Turbines Totaling More Than 780 MW in the U.S.

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) announced that the company will supply 310 wind turbines of different types for five projects in the U.S. With various output ratings and rotor diameters, the projects feature Siemens and Gamesa technology of the recently merged company. A total of 92 units of the SWT-2.3-108, 144 units of the SWT-2.625-120 and 74 units of the G126-2.625 MW wind turbines ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • E.ON Implements Stand-Alone Grid Solution in Sweden

    Sun, wind and a big battery: These are the ingredients with which E.ON is bringing the small village of Simris, located in the region of Scania in southern Sweden, onto 100 percent renewable energy. The energy for the approximately 140 households basically comes from wind turbines with installed capacity of 500 kilowatts (kW) and photovoltaic panels with 440 kW, supported ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Microsoft and GE To Look To Irish Wind Power

    Microsoft Corp. announced a new wind energy agreement in Ireland. With the agreement, Microsoft will become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. Microsoft is entering into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100 percent of the wind energy from its new, 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland. The ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • US Wind Business Booming With Full Construction and Advanced Development Pipeline

    The roster of U.S. wind projects under construction and in advanced development as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 has reached 29,634 megawatts (MW), the highest level since this statistic was first measured at the beginning of 2016, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) out today. The U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2017 ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Enel Acquires eMotorWerks To Provide Grid Balancing Solutions And Tap Into U.S. E-Mobility Market

    Enel S.p.A., through its US subsidiary EnerNOC, has announced the acquisition of California-based eMotorWerks, a leading North American supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, called JuiceBox, and owner and operator ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Kingspan Retains Position on CDP Climate ‘A List’

    Kingspan makes list of 112 global “A Listers” for 3rd year Company on track to reach target of 100% net zero energy by 2020, at 57% in 2016 CEO calls on companies to do more on greenhouse gas emissions Kingspan has been named for the third year in a row on The Climate ‘A List’ by CDP, the international ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Windlab and Vestas Partner On World`s First Utility-Scale Hybrid Integrating Wind, Solar and Storage

    A partnership between renewable energy industry leaders has announced the final details of a project that will help accelerate the transition to an energy mix led by renewable energy and aim to provide even more reliable and consistent renewable energy production adapted to energy demand and grid requirements. Developed by Australia's international renewable energy company, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Microsoft, GE Sign Agreement on New Wind project in Ireland

    On Monday (10/9), Microsoft Corp. announced a new wind energy agreement in Ireland. With the agreement, Microsoft will become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. Microsoft is entering into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100 percent of the wind energy from its new, 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm in County ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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