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Brazilian state to buy unwanted solar power


The Brazilian state of Pernambuco has announced that it will buy the electricity from solar projects resulting from its first solar auction, having failed to find buyers for the power.

Wind power trade body cuts EU installation forecast


Europe’s wind power trade body has cut its forecast for installations through 2020.

Centrica chief prescribes a halt to offshore wind power for UK


The chief executive of Centrica says the UK government ought to desist from building offshore wind farms and save £96bn in the process.

Wind power wins in Denmark


The Danish Energy Association (DEA) has released analysis showing that wind power has overtaken all other fuel sources as the cheapest new form of electricity in the country.

Alstom in $431m wind turbine deal


Alstom is to supply and install 127 wind turbines in Brazil after winning a $431m contract at the 355.5 MW Umburanas wind complex in the northeastern state of Bahia.

European thermal power sector ‘uninvestable’ says IEA’s Birol


The European thermal power plant market is “almost uninvestable” at the moment according to Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency.

Dip recorded in European offshore wind installations


The European Wind Energy Association has reported a substantial dip in the number of offshore wind energy installations this year.

Siemens and TenneT celebrate offshore wind milestone


A major milestone has been recorded for German offshore wind, with the news that Siemens has installed its third HVDC offshore grid platform for TenneT.

France’s Alstom wins turbine supply contract for Brazil’s Trairi II wind farm


French power equipment supplier Alstom signed a contract with Tractebel Energia Brasil, the Brazil’s biggest private power producer, to supply its ECO 122 turbines to the Trairi II wind farm.

Iberdrola and Gamesa awarded turnkey wind project in Honduras


Spain’s Iberdrola Energia and Gamesa have signed an agreement with Grupo Terra of Honduras to build the San Marcos wind farm on a turnkey basis at a cost of EUR62m ($84m).

White Rose CCS is biggest winner in EC €1bn funding


The European Commission has awarded funding worth a total of €1bn ($1.3bn) to 19 clean energy projects, with the biggest winner being the White Rose carbon capture and storage plant in the UK.

Areva and Gamesa to form offshore wind joint venture


Two major players in the wind power sector have agreed to form a joint venture which will focus on offshore wind projects for the European and Asian markets. 

Asia to outpace Europe in renewables investment says BNEF


The Asia-Pacific region will spend $3.6 trillion between now and 2030 to meet its power demands, and two thirds of that sum will go on renewable technologies, according to a new report.

Analysis demonstrates greater diversity in UK power market


The latest independent analysis of the UK electricity market shows that while coal has retained its top share of the power pie, renewables has become more influential and the market in general is displaying greater diversity.

Costly knock-on effect from energiewende for engineering giant


One of Germany’s biggest engineering companies is suffering indirectly from the country’s ongoing transition towards renewable energy.

Power plant operations threatened by Russia-based malware


A US online security group has detected a cybercrime operation that poses a serious potential threat to power plant operations in Europe and America.

Uruguay to be wind power leader within two years


Historically Uruguay has had a power mix primarily based on conventional resources, but that is now changing thanks to increasing wind power development.

Alstom signs first Polish wind contract


Alstom has signed a contract to supply 30 wind turbines for a Polish wind farm. 

Siemens looks on the bright side as France sells GDF stake


Siemens chief executive Joe Kaeser is taking a positive view of his company’s failure to secure a deal to buy French power equipment manufacturer Alstom.

Project Update


Scottish company Heliex Power signed two key strategic partnerships at POWER-GEN Europe in Cologne this month.