All news, trends, investments, projects, research and announcements concerning electricity generated by wind power as a renewable energy resource. Onshore and offshore wind projects will be covered, as well as turbine and components updates and hybrid storage solutions. Wind power PPAs and tenders will provide detail on the commercial side of the sector.

Western Canada’s tallest wind turbine officially opened

Combining a strong business partnership, First Nations values, and a commitment to sustainable power generation, Weather Dancer 1 was opened yesterday at a ceremony on the land of the Peigan First Nation.

Renewable energy a growth industry, study forecasts

Increasingly commercial, renewable energy is gradually becoming a part of the industry's overall planning process and could represent a $270 billion investment by 2010, says a study set for release Monday. The industry is moving away from a project-by-project basis and into output planning within an integrated strategy, UK energy analysts Douglas-Westwood Associates said.

Vestas and Leighton awarded $A200m Australian windfarm contract

Vestas - Australian Wind Technology Pty Ltd and Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd have won a contract worth more than $A200m ($97.4 m) to build Australia's largest windfarm reports Asia Pulse.

Strong interest in UK offshore wind development

Industrial Information Resources Inc., of Houston, has issued an advisory reporting that the UK Crown Estates, land owner of the United Kingdom territorial seabed, is granting approval or thirteen wind farm sites to interested private parties. In April, Crown Estates stated that it had received 18 applications for development of the offshore sites.

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Pakistan to have its first wind energy project

Pakistan will launch the country's first ever wind energy project in Pasni, in the Makran Coastal area of Balochistan province in collaboration with a United Nations organisation.

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El Paso Corp. ... Port of Houston Authority ... Ashland Inc. ... Atlanta Gas Light Co. ... Calpine Corp. ... FPL Energy LLC ... ScottishPower PLC ... PacifiCorp ... Centrica PLC ... TXU Corp ... Star Gas Partners LP ... ProvEnergy Oil ... Ecopetrol ... Texaco Inc.

Largest wind farm in Kansas spins to life

UtiliCorp United and FPL Energy officials today activated the first operational wind turbines at the largest wind farm ever constructed in Kansas.

CitiPower to take output from new Australian wind farm

CitiPower, the Australian national energy company owned by global energy group AEP, has signed an agreement to purchase all the electricity generated from a $38 million wind farm under development in Victoria state's Gippsland region.

Australia’s answer is “Blowing in the wind”

The Australian Wind Energy Association today set a target of 5000 MW of wind power by 2010 - enough to provide power to 2.3 million homes. The aim was to make wind power cheaper and turn it into a multi-billion dollar industry, the association said at its conference in Canberra.

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