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October 16, 2012
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  • CanWEA optimistic about Canadian wind sector in 2013
    Canada will install almost 1.2 gigawatts of wind power capacity this year, and more in 2013, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association. Canada will have more than 6.4 GW of installed wind power capacity by the end of this year, with Ontario still leading with more than 2 GW, followed by Quebec and Alberta, with 1.6 GW and 1.1 GW, respectively, CanWEA said. Ontario will have a "banner year" in 2013, Quebec will move forward with a tender for 700 megawatts of wind-generated power, while Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan are also working on several wind projects, CanWEA said. (tiered subscription model) (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Minn. wind farm on hold pending PTC fate
    Construction of RES Americas' Pleasant Valley Wind Farm in Minnesota is on hold as the company waits for congressional action on the wind-energy Production Tax Credit renewal. The uncertainty has caused the wind market to slow down, company officials say. "Pleasant Valley is fully permitted and shovel-ready, but due to the uncertainty regarding the [Production Tax Credit] buyers are on the sidelines, and this is slowing down the project's advancement," said RES Americas Vice President of Development Joe DeVito. Austin Daily Herald (Minn.) (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GE to provide 230 wind turbines to Brazilian developer
    General Electric will supply 230 wind turbines to 386 megawatts of wind power capacity that Renova Energia intends to develop in Bahia, Brazil. GE provided almost 300 MW of turbines to Renova's first wind project, which was completed this year. GE, which operates a factory in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Bahia local government to build a factory there. (tiered subscription model) (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Vestas signs deals to service 8 wind farms in Canada
    Vestas Wind Systems has signed agreements with International Power Canada to service 533 megawatts with six wind farms in New Brunswick, Ontario and Prince Edward Island. The Danish company also will provide services for 198 MW at two Ontario plants, which are expected to be completed next year. (tiered subscription model) (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ireland could generate revenue by exporting wind power, official says
    Ireland is right to invest in developing access to overseas power markets because the country could later generate revenue by exporting wind power to the rest of Europe, said Pat Rabbitte, Ireland's Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. "Exporting to foreign markets provides an opportunity to boost economic growth here at home," Rabbitte said. United Press International (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Iraq to spend up to $1.6B for wind, solar projects through 2015
    Iraq's government is planning to set aside up to $1.6 billion for up to 400 megawatts of wind and solar power capacity over the next three years, said Laith al-Mamury, the head of the planning and studies department in the Ministry of Electricity. An initial $200 million has been allocated in fiscal 2013 for 50 MW of renewable power projects in deserted and border areas, Mamury said. Reuters (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
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  • Colo. Senators Urge PTC Extension as More Wind Jobs are Cut
    Sens. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., issued statements late last week renewing their calls for an extension of the federal wind-energy Production Tax Credit after wind turbine manufacturer Vestas announced that it would cut some 200 jobs at its rotor blade manufacturing plant in Windsor, Colo. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Join the wind energy industry's leading owners, operators, turbine manufacturers, material suppliers and experts from national laboratories to discuss strategies on how best to manage wind projects' assets in ways that will maximize the bottom line. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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