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  1. INDIA: India's first reverse bidding wind auction, allocating 1GW of wind projects, defied all expectations with a price of INR 3.46/kWh ($0.052/kWh).
  2. FRANCE/UK: A 1GW interconnector between the UK and France has been given the green light, with support from Siemens, Prysmian Cables and Balfour Beatty.
  3. RUSSIA: Wind power developers and global majors operating in the country have criticised the decision of the government to cut the volume of wind power generation for tender.
  4. SPAIN: Gamesa has reported net profit of €301 million for 2016, a 77% increase on 2015, due to a 36.2% increase in sales volume.
  5. FRANCE: GE's newly acquired blade manufacturer LM Wind Power will open a new factory in northwest France to serve the offshore wind market.
  6. UNITED STATES: GE Renewable Energy has been awarded the turbine supply contract from Juhl Energy for a wind-solar hybrid project in Minnesota, the nation's first.
  7. CANADA: Windstream Energy LLC is going to court to try to collect the C$28 million ($21.3 million) it was awarded after an Ontario offshore wind moratorium put its C$5.2 billion ($4 billion) feed-in tariff (FiT) contract for the 300MW Wolfe Island Shoals in Lake Ontario project on hold.
  8. WORLDWIDE: The combination of Siemens and Gamesa will create a "big four" of original equipment manufactures, after 2016 was dominated by three suppliers, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
  9. ASIA-PACIFIC: Vestas has split its Asian sales unit in two, with one focusing on China and Mongolia, and the other to serve the rest of the Asian-Pacific region.
  10. GERMANY: Wpd's project management subsidiary has designed mechanical protection systems for wind turbines to avoid costly damage.
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