Industry News

RES chief named new WindEurope chair
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  September 26

EUROPE: The chief executive of services firm RES Group, Ivor Catto, has been named the new chairman of industry body WindEurope.

Siemens Gamesa wins debut hybrid order
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  September 26

INDIA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is expanding its scope after being awarded the contract to develop its first hybrid project, to be installed in India this year.

Europe to source 30% from wind by 2030, says WindEurope
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  September 26

EUROPE: Cumulative installations across the EU could reach 323GW by 2030, with offshore installations increasing fivefold, and onshore nearly doubling and wind providing almost a third of Europe's power.

Missouri utility plans to add 700MW by 2020
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  September 25

UNITED STATES: Local utility Ameren is planning to add at least 700MW of wind power in Missouri and its neighbouring states by 2020, it announced today.

GridLiance Completes Purchase of Valley Electric Association’s High Voltage Transmission System
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  September 21

GridLiance Holdco, L.P. (GridLiance) has completed an acquisition of Valley Electric Association, Inc.’s (VEA) 230kV transmission system and entered into an ongoing partnership with VEA for the operation and maintenance of the transmission system. The acquisition consists of approximately 160 miles of transmission lines and related substation equipment.

Drones Help Coops Restore Power After Harvey
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  September 19

Multiple cooperatives used drones to locate problems in hard-to-reach areas after Hurricane Harvey. Pedernales Electric Cooperative relied on its drone team to fly 60 missions and inspect more than 1,600 poles after the storm.

Electric Cooperative to Provide Clean Energy to Coop Members
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  September 8

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC), a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving over 36,000 meters in 14 Virginia counties, and Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, a leading independent power producer and provider of turnkey renewable energy solutions, are developing two 5 MWac solar electric generating facilities along the Interstate 64 corridor

Bandera Electric Awarded Project in Liberia
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  September 6

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association has awarded Bandera Electric Cooperative a contract to construct a solar-plus-storage microgrid for a community in Liberia, which will benefit around 400 homes and businesses. The project will include approximately 220 solar panels and 90kWh of lithium-ion battery energy storage, alongside diesel backup generation.