This week in news for the wind energy industry:
German company studies Uzbekistan’s wind energy potential
German GEO-NET Umweltconsulting GmbH is studying the wind energy potential in Uzbekistan on behalf of Uzbekenergo State JSC. The study is looking to identify wind potential in six regions of Uzbekistan for potential opportunities for industrial production of electricity with average wind gusts of 100 meters per second.
Southeastern SD wind farm project faces delay
With the uncertainty of a federal wind energy production tax credit, construction of a $115 million wind farm in southeastern South Dakota is being delayed. A bill is currently in the Senate to renew the tax credit but it is unlikely to be acted on until the November elections.
Snowtown wind farm near completion and enjoying strong local community support
The biggest wind farm in South Australia, at Snowtown in the state’s mid-north, is about to be completed ahead of schedule. A total of 137 wind turbines have been installed in the last 22 months and unlike most other wind energy developments, is enjoying strong community backing. The site is now able to produce enough electricity to power 230,000 homes.