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Vestas Gets Its Largest Service Contract Renewal, 1,897 MW (+ Wind Energy News Roundup)

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Vestas secures its largest service contract renewal for 1,897 MW

Vestas has signed its largest ever service and maintenance renewal agreement with EDP Renováveis (EDPR) to service more than 1,100 turbines across 30 wind power plants in the United States and Europe for up to seven years.

The global service agreement represents a total capacity of 1,897 MW. More than 70 per cent of the turbines covered by this agreement are in the United States, while the remaining wind power plants are in Spain, France, Romania, Portugal and Italy….

Research and Markets: New Report – Wind Energy Industry in South Africa – Ready to Take Off

South African wind energy is poised for large growth. The country has large wind potential, economy is growing, and the government is also promoting the use of renewable energy. The current electricity supply is dominated by coal, which accounts for close to 90% of the total capacity. However, coal generation is marred with issues such as price hikes and emissions. Therefore, the country will have to explore additional sources of power such as gas and renewable energy. Wind power has tremendous potential, but tapping this increasingly attractive source requires encouraging and consistently supportive policy mechanisms. With favorable FITs, investment sops, incentives for wind energy projects and investments in supportive infrastructure, the wind industry in South Africa can be considered a promising business market. We estimate the market will grow even beyond the government’s current target and reach 10.7 GW by 2030….

Why there’s only one honest objection to wind farms

The daft claim that wind subsidies have driven 50,000 people into fuel poverty exemplifies the dishonesty of most objections….

Vestas phases out the kilowatt platform and terminates the production at its Hohhot factory in China

On the basis of thorough internal analyses, Vestas projects a low market demand for the kilowatt platform in the coming years. Therefore, Vestas has decided to phase out the production of the kilowatt platform, including the V52-850 kW and V60-850 kW turbines.

Consequently, Vestas will terminate the production at its factory in Hohhot, China, where 300-350 employees will be made redundant….

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