Onshore wind is the cheapest form of power in the UK but for years ministers have blocked projects after complaints from local campaigners who claim the turbines are unsightly, ugly and a blot on the landscape.
As gusts of up to 97mph pounded the UK at the weekend there was cause for celebration. At 2am on Saturday 8th of February, storm Ciara led to wind turbines generating 56% of the country's electicity. The storm brough torrential rain and flooding causing some electrical outages.
GE Renewable Energy will locally produce the wind turbine blades in LM Wind Power’s Bergama site, Izmir, Turkey Istanbul, September 30, 2019 – GE Renewable Energy announces today that it has been selected by Sanko Enerji to supply GE’s 4.8 MW Cypress Units for the 51 MW Gazi 9 Wind Farm in Turkey and will be providing a 10-years Full-Service Agreement.
Glennmont Partners has together with the Finnish developer Ilmatar Energy placed an order with Vestas for the 211 MW Piiparinmäki wind project in the municipalities of Pyhäntä and Kajaani in Finland. Once constructed, the Piiparinmäki project will be the largest wind park in the country and it is the first Anti-Icing order for the EnVentus platform. Furthermore, a majority of the offtake from the project is backed by a corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) with Google, enabling the project to be built on a purely merchant basis. Glennmont Partners recently acquired the project from Ilmatar Energy.
Virginia's Governor, Ralph Northam, has signed Executive Order Forty-Three, which establishes statewide goals and targets for clean energy deployment. The Executive Order lays out Virginia’s objectives for statewide energy production, which includes the goal that by 2030, 30 percent of Virginia’s electric system will be powered by renewable energy resources and by 2050, 100 percent of Virginia’s electricity will be produced from carbon-free sources such as wind, solar and nuclear.