Windpower monthly magazine


  1. EUROPE: Cable manufacturers, installers and offshore wind farm developers must work more closely together to reduce failure rates of power cables in the operational phase.
  2. POLAND: Poland's share of renewables in energy consumption in 2016 fell short of what is needed to meet its 2020 target, and the gap is likely to grow, the wind industry has warned.
  3. CANADA: The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA) has shown its support for the new federal budget that supports the country's energy transition.
  4. UNITED STATES: Xcel Energy has broadened its US expansion plans to 11 new wind projects across seven states, totalling 3.38GW in capacity.
  5. UK: Norwegian developer Statkraft has exited the Forewind consortium developing the four 1.2GW projects in the Dogger Bank zone.
  6. RUSSIA: The Ulyanovsk region in southern Russia is targeting up to 700MW of wind by 2024, with hopes of expanding to 1GW, the Russian Association of the Wind Industry (RAWI) has said.
  7. JAPAN: Japan's move away from nuclear and fossil fuel power can be helped by offshore wind supporting the country's baseload power, a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has found.
  8. TURKEY: A consortium comprising GE and local power producers has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) ahead of the launch of a new auction system.
  9. FRANCE: EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) aims to accelerate growth in its domestic market, adding 5-6GW of renewable capacity by 2030.
  10. NORWAY: Three Scandinavian firms have formed a new joint venture with a view of developing 900MW of new wind capacity in Norway.

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