Emerging Markets

  • Finance risks ease as South Africa enters Round 4 bidding

    As the original wind farms awarded under Rounds 1 and 2 of the REIPPP are starting to come online, Round 4 is beginning to see reduced financial risk. We check in with two individuals involved in both rounds.

  • Official Government delegation announcement to Wind Energy Cape Town 2015

    Members from the Department of Trade and Industry, department of energy and the Independent Power Producer programme will be attending and presenting at the 2nd year of Wind Energy Summit Cape Town.

  • Expert solutions to increase wind power on South African grid

    South Africa has grown its wind energy generating capacity by 560MW for 2014 (GWEC). With a physically and financially constrained grid, getting more wind power online remains a challenge for the foreseeable future. But when there is a will, there is a...

  • Arup & Monsson Group announce as partners to Wind Energy Cape Town 2015

    Arup and Monsson Group have signed up to become executive partners at Wind Energy Summit Cape Town 2015. The agreements amount to a combined effort to promote and expand the wind energy industry in South Africa in light of recent development to the REIPP...

  • Analysts place bets on Block Island to spur US offshore wind sector

    Despite a recent setback for one offshore wind project, it would seem another has managed to dot its i’s and cross its t’s when it comes to bagging finance and marine industry experience.

  • Official market forecast for South Africa’s Wind Energy Industry released

    2015’s official Wind Energy Forecast for the South African market was released today detailing the key market trends in 2015 for wind energy in the country. Leading experts from Vestas, Siemens, Barclays, and Green Cape discussed key questions facing...

  • Could Cape Wind have put up a bigger fight?

    Cape Wind officials aren’t saying much in the aftermath of losing two crucial power purchase agreements with utilities early this month. But others have plenty to say and this serious bump in the road is not the end for US offshore wind promise.

  • The socio-economic power of wind energy in remote areas

    Wind projects with a socio-economic slant need not be charity cases. More examples of wind power projects in emerging markets and remote areas are showing the wider economic benefits of this natural resource from Africa to Chile. We learn which companies...

  • Abigail Ross Hopper chosen as director of BOEM

    The US Department of the Interior has appointed Abigail Ross Hopper as director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which manages the development of conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources on the Outer Continental...

  • National Grid and Anbaric Transmission join forces

    Transmission company National Grid and Anbaric, headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts, have chosen to come together as Green Line Infrastructure Alliance.

  • The Met Office, WindSim join hands

    The Met Office and WindSim have formed a partnership to work on more accurate wind resource assessments and wind power forecasts to meet demand for improved short term power forecasting and longer term power yield analysis.

  • Gamesa strengthens its borrowing costs and maturity profile

    Gamesa has signed a €750 million syndicated loan agreement with a single bullet repayment in December 2019.

  • New investors join Palouse and Route 66 wind projects

    J.P. Morgan Asset Management and First Wind have announced transfer of majority ownership in Palouse and Route 66 Wind Projects.

  • Ex-Im Bank signs MoU with IREDA

    Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) to explore options for utilising up to $1 billion to finance the sale of U.S. clean energy exports to India.

  • Transmission line authorised for US offshore wind energy project

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has offered a right-of-way (ROW) grant to Deepwater Wind Block Island Transmission System for the Block Island Transmission System (BITS).