Category Archives: wind power

Innovation and Investment Drive the Wind Power Industry

For example, three models have been utilized for financing offshore wind projects. The first is the utility equity model, in which a utility finances the project entirely on its balance sheet. Until recently, offshore wind was mainly funded in this manner. Second is the developer model: the company develops, builds and finances a project itself, thereby retaining the construction risk, […]

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Innovation and Investment Drive Wind Power Industry

For example, three models have been utilized for financing offshore wind projects. The first is the utility equity model, in which a utility finances the project entirely on its balance sheet. Until recently, offshore wind was mainly funded in this manner. Second is the developer model: the company develops, builds and finances a project itself, thereby retaining the construction risk, […]

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US Planning Largest Wind-Energy Auction Off Massachusetts

“This sale will triple the amount of federal offshore acreage available for commercial-scale wind-energy projects,” Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in the statement. The department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has awarded seven leases — two through non-competitive bids — for projects in the Atlantic Ocean, including Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound. Five competitive sales for more than 357,000 acres off […]

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China Curtails Less Wind Energy in 2014

By the end of September, wind power connected to the grid totaled 106 billion kWh, rising by 7.6 percent year-on-year. During the none-month January-September period, wind energy curtailment in the country amounted to 8.6 billion kWh, a decrease of 28.3 percent year-on-year. The average wind power curtailment rate had dropped to 7.5 percent by the end of September, a fall […]

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