Innergex expects to issue full notice to proceed with construction in the final quarter of the year. Commercial operation is seen to start in the third quarter of 2019. Then the 350-MW wind farm in Foard County, Texas can start sales under the Luminant PPA, whose term is 12 years.
Wind power is now supplying more than 30 percent of the electricity in four states — Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.
Only a few years ago, wind’s success was spreading into new regions across the world.
Romania is leading in the sector as the country reached in 2014 its national target for 2020, with 24.8% of share of renewable energy in total consumption.
A 150 MW wind farm will be built by 2019 in the Russian Caucasus by Rosatom and Lagerwey, the Dutch manufacturer of wind turbines. This will be the largest wind power facility ever built in Russia. The investment is estimated at $ 214 million
The Italian energy company Enel Group won the right to build the largest wind farm beyond the Arctic Circle by December 2021. Enel Group will also build a 90 MW wind farm in Southern Russia by December 2020. Siemens Gamesa will supply wind turbines.
Benefiting from a good wind potential, Russia is building wind farms accross its territory with foreign partners and has set ambitious goals by 2024.
Danish renewable energy business Orsted has chosen Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to be the exclusive supplier of wind turbines for Hornsea Project Two. The facility, which is due to be operational in 2022, will be the world’s biggest offshore.