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Emerging Markets

  • BOEM defines three wind energy areas offshore North Carolina

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in the U. S. has defined three Wind Energy Areas offshore North Carolina, which total approximately 307,590 acres, for potential commercial wind energy development.

  • NY Governor to support clean energy generation

    Governor of New York State Andrew M. Cuomo has finalised $250 million in order to fund large-scale clean energy generation projects such as wind farms.

  • US plans commercial New Jersey wind project

    The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management have announced the proposed sale of leases for nearly 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey for commercial wind energy leasing.

  • Pattern Energy acquires controlling interest in Chile project

    Pattern Energy Group has confirmed the acquisition of AEI’ s 38.5% net ownership interest in the 115 MW El Arrayán Wind project.

  • Energía Sierra Juarez project financing sealed

    Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova) has announced the execution and funding of a US$270m project financing, including letter of credit facilities, for the construction of the first phase of the Energía Sierra Juárez wind project.

  • Gamesa secures China bank funding

    Gamesa last week became the first foreign wind turbine maker with a presence in China to secure financing from a Chinese bank.

  • China offshore: too big of an opportunity to ignore?

    More than 90% of the world’s offshore wind power is currently installed off northern Europe, but the global offshore map is set to strike a very different picture in the next ten years if China can find the right tools and partners to help meet its goals.

  • FTI Consulting’s Aris Karcanias on barriers to entry in Brazil

    Brazil may be a major emerging market, but it is not an easy one. Here Aris Karcanias, renewable energy unit managing director at FTI Consulting, tells what to watch out for.

  • Rame closer to becoming IPP in Chile

    Rame Energy plc, the international energy consultant, engineer and power generator, has reported that the mobilisation of site equipment and site clearance at the Company’s 15MW Raki/Huajache Project in Chile has commenced.

  • Texas A&M wins millions

    The Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) is awarding $2.2m to the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Wind Energy Centre for a collaborative project.

  • Thibault Desclee de Maredsous of Alstom: Brazil now seeing importance of O&M

    Alstom’s experience in Brazil is instructive for any original equipment manufacturer (OEM) looking to break into an emerging market. Product management director, Thibault Desclee de Maredsous, talks of operations and maintenance (O&M) and more.

  • Industry looks to new markets for growth

    Industry players at this year’s European Wind Energy Association conference had their sights firmly set on emerging markets as support schemes drop away across Europe.

  • South Africa REIPPPP competitive bidding initiates cost efficiencies

    The South African government has managed to provide a bankable legal framework via its REIPPP initiative for wind energy projects. We assess the current status and the sustainability of this emerging market's growth prospects.

  • South African government explore ways to streamline wind energy bidding process

    Government body, the Department of Environmental Affairs, development group SANEDI, the Council for Scientific Research and world renowned University of Stellenbosch are set to share the latest developments surrounding South African wind energy in April.

  • Emerging Markets: Understanding grid codes to keep farms online

    The intermittent nature of wind can wreak havoc on the grid. Wind Energy Update explores the current status in emerging wind energy market, South Africa, and how the nation’s utility Eskom is placed to ensure a stable electricity grid.

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