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New Belgian framework for offshore wind farm tenders

Belgian offshore wind zoneThe Belgian Parliament has adopted a law introducing a competitive bidding procedure to award domain concessions for new offshore wind farms. In addition to setting out a general framework for the competitive bidding procedure, the law aims to further reduce subsidies granted to offshore wind electricity production while recognising that new wind farms are essential to achieving Belgium’s renewable energy targets under its EU and international commitments.

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Global offshore wind energy is at a tipping point

The global offshore wind energy sector is on the precipice of a tipping point. IntelStor is anticipating a total potential growth of 329GW by 2028, with 181GW of that as likely build. Asia Pacific ramps up with 106GW proposed, consented and under construction, the Americas region gets going with a total of 62GW proposed, consented and under construction, and Europe continues to lead the globe with 161GW proposed, consented and under construction.

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US wind development pipeline grew by 6,146MW in first quarter

A burst of new wind farm announcements in the first quarter of 2019 propelled the total volume of U.S. wind power construction and development activity to a record level according to the newly released U.S. Wind Industry First Quarter 2019 Market Report.

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Greece unveils 300MW auction for wind energy

Greece’s Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) has announced a new technology-specific auctions for wind power projects, targeting 300MW. The competitive bidding process for wind energy targets projects of up to 50MW.

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Europe invests € 27 billion in new wind farms in 2018

Europe invested € 27 billion in new wind farms in 2018, which will finance a record amount of future new wind energy capacity. This is according to WindEurope’s annual ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report. The amount invested is similar to previous years. But thanks to cost reduction, especially in offshore wind, it will finance a record 16.7GW of new wind capacity.

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20,641 wind turbines installed in 2018, produced by 37 manufacturers

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has published the first edition of its annual Global Wind Market Development – Supply Side Data 2018. The Global Wind Market Development - Supply Side Data 2018 represents a detailed account of wind turbines installed across the global from all active suppliers over the past year.

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