The Blog - What’s happening in wind

Posted 06/09/2019
Author Richard Heap

Is President Trump irrelevant for wind?

President Trump won't change his views on the wind sector, so why bother reporting them? Because US onshore and offshore wind are both at important stages of their growth and, like it or not,...

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Posted 30/08/2019
Author Richard Heap

British blackout: Wind industry can't let critics dominate discussion

Critics of the wind industry are dominating discussion about the future of the UK energy system following this month's blackout. However, with the British government in transition, the industry...

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Posted 29/08/2019
Author Richard Heap

Why are disputes increasing in offshore wind?

The race for low- and zero-subsidy projects is putting more pressure on the working relationships between developers and contractors in the offshore wind industry, and increasing the number of...

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Posted 29/08/2019
Author Ilaria Valtimora

How can digital twins help wind investors?

We announced the 13 shortlists for our inaugural European Wind Investment Awards in July. In the coming weeks, we're going to look at the companies shortlisted in our Innovation Award category,...

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Posted 23/08/2019
Author Richard Heap

What would a recession mean for wind?

Financial indicators are pointing towards a recession. But what does this mean for wind? And will talk about the financial crisis detract from the environmental crisis? Richard Heap gives his view...

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Posted 21/08/2019
Author Ilaria Valtimora

How does community ownership of wind work?

We announced the 13 shortlists for our inaugural European Wind Investment Awards in July. In the coming weeks, we're going to look at the companies shortlisted in our Innovation Award category,...

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Posted 19/08/2019
Author Richard Heap

"We left because of the Crimea crisis in 2014, but went back in 2017"

Norwegian developer NBT has this year reached financial close on its 246MW Syvash wind development in Ukraine, but why did the firm choose to focus on the Ukrainian market? We talk to NBT's chief...

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Posted 15/08/2019
Author Jonas Corné

How can wind companies avoid data 'dead ends'?

Using data wisely can help companies to manage their wind portfolios far more efficiently, but they could also get stuck with technology and processes that don't match their future goals. In this...

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Posted 15/08/2019
Author Robert Bates

5 emerging risks for offshore wind

The growth of offshore wind in emerging markets and the use of technology such as floating foundations is opening new financial risks for owners and investors. In this post, Robert Bates from...

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Posted 15/07/2019
Author Ilaria Valtimora

What is a proxy generation PPA?

Power purchase agreements have become an important way for wind developers to take their projects to financial close, and we are seeing new structures to help firms share risks. In this article,...

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