This week in Wind Energy news…
France has increased its wind power by 500MW in the last quarter of 2017. The country now has 12GW of installed wind energy with 15.5TWh of electricity generation in the first three quarters of 2017; around 4.5 percent of electricity consumption.
Turkey is looking to invest $5 billion in wind energy by the end of 2017. The country currently has 11GW of installed wind capacity but hopes to achieve its goal of reaching 20GW by 2023.
USA’s Bishop Hill Wind Center will begin Phase 3 with Invenergy being tasked with installing Henry County’s third wind farm, composed of 53 wind turbines. The energy produced at the 132MW wind farm will be purchased by WPPI Energy, a company located in Sun Prairie Wisconsin that has 51 member utilities in three states.
Navigant released its Wind Turbine Order Tracker 4Q17 report and announces an 11.6GW increase in wind energy across the world in the first half of 2017. According to the company: Asia Pacific led all regions in wind turbine order capacity with 2,775.2 MW signed in 1H 2017. Europe was 2nd and North America came in 3rd. Latin America recorded 741.8 MW of orders for 4th place and the Middle East & Africa came in a distant 5th with 198.8 MW.