The Way Forward for Renewable Energy in Central America

The Way Forward for Renewable Energy in Central America.

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Wind Operator Congress Europe 2014 – Video Highlights

Watch the highlights from the Wind Operator Congress Europe!

Get in touch if you would like to find out more about the upcoming Wind Operator Congress Europe, taking place 26-28 October 2015 in London, UK, email us at wind@greenpowerconferences.com

Wind Energy Slowly Powering Automotive Plants Globally

Adam M. Johnston, B.A.

Wind Energy, on one hand, blows freely. It’s becoming cost competitive with fossil fuels across North America.

On the other hand, the automotive industry has been slow to change, until recently as electric vehicles, driverless cars, and car-sharing are changing the landscape.

Now what happens, when both collide?

Check out this April, 2015 The Weather Channel report, showing how the Russells Point, Ohio Honda plant is powered by wind energy.

Southern Minnesota company Juhl Energy provides three turbines, which powers 60MW or 10% of the plant’s electricity.

While wind energy providing electricity to automotive plants is a new game in North America, In Europe it’s more common to see this.

Ford plants in both Belgium and the United Kingdom have wind as an electricity source. BMW added four wind turbines to its Leipzig, Germany plant, in supplying 25% of its power over two years ago.

Meanwhile, expect the trend…

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Registrations now open! Save up to $900 at the Wind Operator Congress North America!

16329-WOC-Web-250x250I am delighted to announce that registrations are now open for the Wind Operator Congress North America, taking place 21-23 September in Chicago.

REGISTER TODAY TO SAVE UP TO $900

The Wind Operator Congress North America will unite the leading owner operators, OEMs and service providers in the pursuit of the strategies, models, tools and practices to deliver operational excellence across North America’s ever growing wind power operations.  Continue reading

US plan to go 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050!

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Engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert US to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050

Written by Bjorn Carey / Phys.org
Engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050
Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson and other researchers have calculated how to meet each state’s new power demands using only the renewable energies – wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and tiny amounts of tidal and wave

One potential way to combat ongoing climate change, eliminate air pollution mortality, create jobs and stabilize energy prices involves converting the world’s entire energy infrastructure to run on clean, renewable energy.

This is a daunting challenge. But now, in a new study, Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford, and colleagues, including U.C. Berkeley researcher Mark Delucchi, are the first to outline how each of the 50 states can achieve such a transition by 2050. The 50 individual state plans call for aggressive changes to both infrastructure and the ways…

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South Dundas wind farm: no connectivity

Ottawa Wind Concerns

Cornwall NewsWatch, May 27

SOUTH DUNDAS – The province’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has given South Dundas slim to virtually no chance of having more renewable energy projects.

The Circuit and Station Transmission Availability Tables released Friday by the IESO shows “No Availability” for the five transmission circuits serving the Brinston-area of South Dundas.

The report has likely left plans for two windmill projects in that area of South Dundas twisting in the wind.

EDP Renewables had planned a 50-100 megawatt windmill project northeast of Brinston, which would have been serviced by 40 windmills. Despite repeated calls and emails from Cornwall Newswatch, Project Manager Ken Little has not responded.

Chicago-based Invenergy wanted a slightly smaller project of 50-90 megawatts serviced by 20-25 windmills. The Nine Mile Wind Project would be west of Brinston.

“Invenergy has received the transmission availability report from the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), and…

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Maximize your presence at the Wind Operator Congress North America

Wind-Operator-Congress-North-AmericaAfter a successful event in 2014, the Wind Operator Congress North America returns to Chicago this September.

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Wind Central America Congress – Top Tips From Leonel Umana, Development Manager, Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy

Globeleq developed the Cerro de Hula wind farm in Honduras. We asked Leonel for a brief overview of this successful project.

“Cerro de Hula is a wind farm with an installed capacity of 126 MW. It´s located in San Buenaventura and Santa Ana Municipalities, in which there are 63 turbines installed. Inside the project area, the company has to work with 300 landowners, where we have installed turbines and built access, platforms and interconnection infrastructure. Continue reading

Wind Central America Congress Quick-Fire Q&A with Sean Porter, Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy

Quick-Fire Q&A

Sean Porter, Senior Business Development Manager at Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy

Q. As an estimation, what do you envisage the potential Wind Power projects pipeline for Wind in Central America over the next 3 years?

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Speaker interview – Hernan Diaz Del Castillo Fernandez, Structured Finance Manager, BICSA

Hernan Diaz Del Castillo

An Interview with Hernan Diaz Del Castillo Fernandez, Structured Finance Manager, BICSA

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