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Suzlon Bags 29.4 MW Order from BrightNight


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Suzlon Group, India’s leading renewable energy solutions provider, has secured a new order for a 29.4 MW wind installation within BrightNight’s 100 MW wind-solar hybrid project. 

Suzlon will deploy 14 units of their S120 – 140m wind turbine generators (WTGs) with Hybrid Lattice Tubular (HLT) towers, each with a 2.1 MW capacity, in Osmanabad, Maharashtra. Phased commissioning is set to commence in April 2024. Suzlon will handle the project from supply and installation to commissioning, along with post-commissioning operation and maintenance services.

JP Chalasani, Chief Executive Officer, Suzlon Group said, “We are happy to announce our first order with ‘BrightNight’, a global renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) with a rapidly growing footprint in India. We take pride in our esteemed customers who have demonstrated their faith in our leading technology and comprehensive capabilities throughout the wind energy value chain. This order is a testament to the quality and reliability of our technology and service solutions. The power generated from this project will target the C&I customer segment, creating deeper penetration of renewable energy in India. Suzlon is committed to partnering with increasing number of Indian industries, driving them toward their net‐zero targets while powering the nation with sustainable energy.” 

Each Suzlon turbine has an impressive 80%-90% domestic content and is proudly manufactured within the country’s robust domestic value chain, showcasing our commitment to the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ vision. Suzlon turbines are equipped with the proven Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology, seamlessly integrating them into the utility network to fulfill grid demands efficiently.

Sajay K V, Chief Executive Officer, BrightNight ‐ India noted, “At BrightNight, we share a common purpose to shape a more sustainable future by generating clean energy for our customers to help them achieve clean energy goals. Our wind‐solar hybrid and RTC solutions are how we deliver on that commitment. We are delighted to partner with Suzlon, a leading renewable energy solutions provider with reliable technology and a great track record in India. Suzlon’s commitment to ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ is reflected in their ‘Made‐in‐India’ products that support our projects.”  

BrightNight CEO Martin Hermann, commented, “We are building out our global portfolio, and India presents an exciting market opportunity for us to deliver our differentiated renewable offering, providing capacity and reliability through hybridized solutions. Suzlon will be a valued partner in helping us build out this best‐in‐class project for our C&I customers in India.”     

NTPC Invites Bids for 1500 MW Wind Power Projects Across India


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NTPC Limited, India’s largest power generation company, has issued an Invitation for Bids (IFB) for the selection of Wind Power Developers to establish 1500 MW ISTS (Inter-State Transmission System) connected wind power projects anywhere in India, designated as NTPC-Tranche-II.

This bidding process will follow a Single Stage Two Envelope approach, where Envelope-I will contain the Technical Bid, and Envelope-II will house the Financial Bid, inclusive of a Reverse Auction component.

The crucial dates for this endeavor are as follows:

Last Date for Bid Submission (Technical and Financial): October 19, 2023, at 14:00 IST.
Opening of Technical Bids: October 19, 2023, at 14:30 IST.
Bidders are required to provide an Earnest Money Deposit, calculated at INR 13.86 lakh per MW, in the specified format mentioned in the Request for Selection (RfS) documents. Qualifying requirements will be detailed in the RfS documents.

NTPC retains the right to reject any or all bids or withdraw the IFB without assigning any reason, with no claims arising from such actions.

Interested parties must register with the M/s ISN Electronic Tender Services website ( if not already registered.

This initiative underscores NTPC’s commitment to renewable energy expansion and invites participation from developers to boost India’s green power generation capacity.

RWE Approves 35 MW Large-Scale Battery Storage Project in the Netherlands

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RWE is expanding its global battery storage business, announcing an investment in a Dutch project with 35 MW power capacity and 41 MWh storage. This Euro 24 Million project aims to integrate the “OranjeWind” offshore wind farm’s variable power generation into the Dutch energy system by utilizing innovative demand assets like battery storage. In 2022, RWE secured the offshore project, focusing on system integration, green hydrogen generation, and sustainable solutions.

RWE will install 110 lithium-ion battery racks, covering about 3,000 square meters at its Eemshaven biomass plant

Roger Miesen, CEO of RWE Generation and Country Chair for the Netherlands, said, “With the increasing share of renewable energies in the electricity mix, the demand for flexible battery storage is also rising. With this large-scale project, RWE is gaining experience in the marketing of energy storage systems on the Dutch energy markets and is actively contributing towards stabilising the Dutch electricity grid.”

The upcoming battery storage facility can sustain its 35 MW capacity for over an hour, equivalent to charging around 800 EVs. It’s engineered for seamless cross-technology coupling with RWE’s Netherlands power plants. This enables efficient balancing energy management, with selected units providing it individually or collectively. The system absorbs surplus grid power and redistributes it as needed to maintain the grid’s required frequency.

Vestas Bags 46 MW Project in Austria from Windpark Engelhartstetten GmbH


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Windpark Engelhartstetten GmbH, a subsidiary of WindLandKraft GmbH, has placed an order with Vestas for the Engelhartstetten wind park in Lower Austria.

The order encompasses 11 V136-4.2 MW wind turbines, covering supply, delivery, and commissioning. Afterward, Vestas will maintain the turbines under a 25-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service contract for peak asset performance. Turbine deliveries are set to commence in Q3 2024, with commissioning targeted for Q4 2024.

“Windpark Engelhartstetten is a big project for the Austrian market, and we are thrilled to be a part of it,” said Christoph Manseder, Lead Director Sales for Austria at Vestas. “This is a privately developed wind project within the Austrian Renewable Energy Act and contributes to Austria’s energy transition strategy. Our thanks go to our customer for their trust in our technology”.

“We are glad to continue our cooperation with Vestas and are proud to expand our portfolio by a further eleven wind turbines after the successful construction and commissioning phase,” added Clemens Regehr, managing director at WindLandKraft GmbH.

Qualitas Energy Initiates Construction at the Salingen Wind Farm for Powering 3500 Households


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Qualitas Energy has commenced construction following the successful development phase at the Salingen repowering project. Situated in North Rhine-Westphalia, within the Dortmund district and approximately 10 km from the city center, Salingen boasts two 1.5 MW turbines. These turbines were originally grid-connected in 2002 and have been consistently supplying sustainable wind power to around 2,000 households ever since.

“Qualitas Energy acquired the wind farm in 2019 and, thanks to intensive development work, successfully guided it through the approval process,” said Ann-Kathrin Eitel, Project Manager at Qualitas Energy Service GmbH, a company of the Qualitas Energy Group, specialized in the development, construction, and operation of wind farms in Germany. “We were able to positively decide the tender process of the Federal Network Agency in our favor this spring.”, she added.

“Preparations for dismantling the existing plants have already begun in Salingen,” explained Bernadett Fischer, Site Manager at Qualitas EnergyService GmbH. “As part of a resource-efficient, sustainable dismantling process, we attach great importance to reusing spare parts and otherwise carefully recycling them.”, she added.

The compensation for electricity sales over the next two decades is established via a competitive tender process, setting the stage for the upcoming phase. Instead of the previous turbines, a state-of-the-art, higher-capacity, and notably efficient wind turbine, specifically the Enercon E160, boasting a total output of 5.56 MW and a hub height of 120 meters, will be deployed. This enhancement substantially boosts electricity generation at the Salingen site while reducing the turbine count by half.

The construction project has gained momentum, and an inaugural meeting in August saw all the stakeholders discuss on-site specifics. The initial existing turbine will be dismantled in October. Subsequently, construction of the new infrastructure will commence, with the objective of having the new turbine operational by mid-2024. Once the construction is over, the remaining existing turbine will be disassembled.

The Salingen wind site is a perfect example of an ambitious vision of a successful energy transition through plant repowering and the efficient utilization of land. In the future, Salingen will provide renewable energy to over 3,500 households.

IRENA/GWEC Report Identifies Key Permitting Reforms to Unlock Offshore Wind’s Potential and Accelerate Energy Transition

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In the context of IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Ocean Energy and Offshore Renewables, a new report co-authored by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has pinpointed eight vital permitting reforms. These reforms are instrumental in expediting the global expansion of renewable energy installations, a crucial step to remain aligned with the 1.5°C target and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This collaborative effort between industry and governments highlights the commitment to address this significant challenge and find practical solutions.

Under the Collaborative Framework, ten governments cooperated by providing case studies and endorsing the report’s recommendations. Collaboration is essential for unlocking offshore wind potential, and the reforms emphasized in this report represent actionable solutions that can expedite the expansion of offshore wind deployment. 

These recommendations related to mandated lead times, aligning land and ocean use, establishing one-stop-shops, conducting stakeholder consultations, offering digital training courses, creating digital databases, implementing emergency clearing mechanisms, and issuing energy infrastructure permits.

Obtaining a permit is a significant hurdle in the offshore wind sector, a concern echoed by manufacturers, developers, and investors worldwide, regardless of project size or location. Resolving this bottleneck could catalyze a rapid expansion of offshore wind projects.

IRENA’s World Energy Transition Outlook (WETO) 2023 reveals the imperative of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 27 gigatonnes compared to 2022 levels to achieve a net-zero energy sector by 2050. Offshore wind holds the potential to play a pivotal role in delivering the clean energy essential for this fundamental transformation.

The most recent Global Offshore Wind Reports from GWEC highlighted the substantial expansion of offshore wind, with 2021 and 2022 marking the largest years for installations. Still, the growth rate falls short of the necessary pace. 

According to IRENA’s latest WETO analysis, offshore wind must expand from its current total capacity of 64 GW to 494 GW by 2030 and ultimately reach 2,465 GW by 2050 to meet critical global energy transition goals. Both IRENA and GWEC express their  confidence in the technology’s potential to achieve these targets.

Rebecca Williams, Global Head of Offshore Wind, GWEC, said, “On the same day as 250 organisations call on policy makers around the world to set an ambitious target to triple renewables globally by 230, we are also setting out just how this could be done. Offshore wind has the potential to deliver transformative clean energy in every region of the world, but unlocking this potential requires decisive action on key bottlenecks. Permitting is at the top of that list. The reforms outlined in this report provide practical solutions that would clear the way for the rapid expansion of offshore wind in key markets around the world.”

Francesco La Camera, Director-General, IRENA, added, “Despite the recent events concerning volatility in prices across value chains, renewables continue to demonstrate their resiliency and strong competitive economic viability to drive the global energy transition.” He added, “Offshore Wind is a key part of the needed technology portfolio, increasingly gaining momentum and traction by different countries. I am pleased that this new report, from our Collaborative Framework on Ocean Energy and Offshore Renewables supported by GWEC and IRENA providing actionable solution to make permitting processes more efficient and rapid to speed up the global deployment of Offshore Wind.”

Windergy India 2023: Leading the Way to a Sustainable Energy Future in a G20 Global Consensus


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Windergy India 2023, an eagerly anticipated trade fair and conference in the renewable energy sector, is scheduled to take place in Chennai from October 4th to October 6th, 2023, at the Chennai Trade Centre. This event follows the G20 Summit in New Delhi, where global leaders unequivocally expressed their commitment to using trade and investment as drivers of economic growth.

During the G20 Summit, a historic declaration was made, recognizing the vital role of startups and Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in fueling economic expansion. The G20 – 2023 agenda places a strong emphasis on securing a sustainable future, embracing green development, and leading the transition to green energy.

The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India’s call for ‘Vasudeva Kudumbakam,’ emphasizing ‘One Nation, One Life, and One Future,’ has resonated globally, with India and Saudi Arabia signing an MOU to link their National Power Grids through an undersea interlink.

India, already a global leader in wind power, continues to make remarkable progress in the renewable energy landscape. As of June 30, 2023, India’s installed wind power capacity exceeded 43,773 MW, ranking it fourth in the world. The wind energy sector has not only contributed to India’s renewable energy goals but has also provided various socio-economic benefits. Wind farms have created employment opportunities, especially in rural areas, and have contributed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing energy security, and providing access to clean electricity.

The Government of India has set ambitious targets to double the renewable energy capacity from 175 GW in 2022 to 450 GW by 2030. Offshore wind energy is gaining traction, with significant potential for capacity expansion along the coastline. Central and state governments are actively working on policies and regulations to streamline development, ensure environmental sustainability, and attract investments in this sector.

Additionally, technological advancements have enabled the installation of larger wind turbines with higher capacities, leading to substantial growth in the overall capacity of wind power projects across the country.

Windergy India, the leading industry platform dedicated to the wind energy sector through a trade fair and conference, is poised to showcase its immense potential and lucrative opportunities from October 4th to October 6th, 2023, at the Chennai Trade Centre. This event will emphasize the importance of technology and innovation and will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, investors, and innovators to explore the latest trends, technologies, and business opportunities in the field.

“With a large exhibition area and a conference, the event promises to be an unparalleled gathering of thought leaders and game changers driving the sustainable energy revolution.”

Windergy India 2023 will register participation from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Component Manufacturers, Industrial Equipment, Lubricants, Gearboxes, and more, including prominent companies like Suzlon Energy Limited, Envision Energy, Nordex, Sany Renewable Energy, Senvion, INOX Wind, LM Wind Power, NGC Transmission, Flender Drives, ZF Wind Power, TPI Composites, Hine Hydraulics, Mtandt Group, Jindal Steel & Power, UL Solutions, Aditya Birla Advanced Material, NexHS Renewables Pvt Ltd, Everrenew Renewable, and many others.

Supported by the Ministry of Power, Ministry of Renewable Energy, Niti Aayog, and the Government of Tamil Nadu through its investment promotion arm, Tamil Nadu Guidance Bureau as the Invest partner, Windergy India will have representation from all wind-rich states such as Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan with a delegation.

The UK Government is participating as a Country Partner, signifying its commitment to fostering cooperation with India in the offshore wind energy sector. Denmark, as the Green Strategic Partner Country, will showcase groundbreaking innovations to propel the sector forward. The Global Wind Energy Council has joined as a Knowledge Partner, providing industry players with comprehensive and up-to-date information on technological advancements, market trends, policy developments, and regulatory frameworks. The trade fair will also feature exhibitors from countries such as Germany, Spain, France, the United States of America, China, Sweden, Norway, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Brazil, and Japan, offering a global perspective.

In addition to the trade fair, a two-day conference themed “Power of Wind 2.0 – Energizing the Future of India” will be organized. The conference will feature special addresses, keynote speeches, panel discussions, and technology presentations on key topics, including accelerating decarbonization through wind energy, the business and financial economics of wind power, hybrid and storage solutions, technology and innovation, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Net-Zero initiatives, manufacturing and supply chain/export aspects, grid-planning integration with regulatory frameworks, the southern region’s specific considerations, offshore development in India, and Tamil Nadu’s unique context.

Beyond the extensive trade fair and conference, Windergy India 2023 will host round table discussions involving key stakeholders from Spain, the UK, Denmark, and the Tamil Nadu Guidance Bureau. These discussions will provide an opportunity for collaboration among the most important players in the wind energy sector.

The event aims to serve as a platform for knowledge exchange, business networking, and showcasing the latest advancements in the wind power industry. All stakeholders, professionals, and enthusiasts from the wind power industry are invited to join Windergy India 2023 and be a part of the renewable energy revolution. Visit for more details.

Wood Mackenzie Forecasts Global Wind Power Capacity to Reach 2.38TW by 2032


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In a recent update from Wood Mackenzie’s “Global wind power market outlook: Q3 2023” report, it has been forecasted that the grid-connected wind power sector is set to experience robust growth over the next decade, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1%. This expansion is expected to result in an impressive cumulative installed capacity of 2.38 terawatts (TW) by the end of 2032.

Despite facing short-term challenges, including a net downgrade of 10.1 gigawatts (GW) in capacity from 2023 to 2025, the wind power market is poised for substantial development. Encouraging signs are emerging from Western markets, spanning North America, South America, and Europe, where national energy and climate plan (NECP) targets are being revised upward. Additionally, positive auction developments and reinforced repowering projections are contributing to this growth trajectory.

A notable driver for the global wind power market is the advancement of megaprojects in Africa. These initiatives are playing a pivotal role in bolstering the sector’s expansion.

In contrast, China’s “Single 30” regulation, coupled with global inflation and supply chain challenges, has led to setbacks in offshore wind projects, resulting in short-term growth slowdowns. Nevertheless, China’s new repowering policy is expected to provide a boost to the long-term global outlook, with annual installations projected to average 170 GW per year from 2026 to 2032.

To realize this growth, the total Capital Expenditure (CapEx) investment for wind power in the coming decade is estimated to reach a substantial US $2.5 trillion, with offshore wind accounting for $850 billion of this total.

Despite near-term obstacles, the long-term outlook for cumulative wind power capacity growth across all regions remains highly positive, according to Luke Lewandowski, Vice President of Global Renewables Research at Wood Mackenzie.

Source: Wood Mackenzie
*Cumulative capacity values rounded to the nearest whole value

Vestas Clinches 126 MW Order from Apex Clean Energy in the United States

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Vestas has bagged a 126 MW order to repower Apex Clean Energy’s Downeast Wind project in Maine, USA, featuring 30 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines. The order encompasses turbine supply, delivery, commissioning, and a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement to maximize asset performance. Turbine shipments will start in Q2 2024, and the commissioning is slated for Q4 2024.

“Our strong partnership with Apex Clean Energy continues to bring wind energy to local communities across the US and we look forward to the Downeast Wind project creating clean energy for the State of Maine,” said Laura Beane, President of Vestas North America. “With our industry-leading 4 MW platform, one of the most popular platforms sold globally, we’ll help bring Maine one step closer to achieving its goal of 80 percent of its energy coming from renewable sources by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050”.

“Our longstanding partnership with Vestas is pivotal to realising our mission to accelerate the shift to clean energy across the country,” added Ken Young, CEO of Apex Clean Energy. “As our portfolio expands, we remain committed to building renewable energy projects that not only accelerate the transition but also directly benefit the communities we work with”.

Nordex Group Secures Ibereólica Order for Approximately 60 MW in Spain


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The Nordex Group has secured an order from Ibereólica Renovables, an independent renewable energy producer in Spain, for their N155/5.X turbines. The order is for 11 turbines for two wind farms, namely the “Aciberos” and “Padornelo 3” projects, with a combined capacity of approximately 60 MW. Additionally, the contract also includes a ten-year service and maintenance agreement for the turbines.

Both wind farms are currently under construction in Lubián, located in the autonomous region of Castilla y León, Spain. The delivery and installation of these turbines are slated to commence in spring 2024. The Nordex Group intends to install these turbines on 105-meter tubular steel towers and commission them for the customer during the summer of  2024.

Gregorio Álvarez, founder, owner and President of Ibereólica Group said,“I am very proud of adding these two new wind farms to our portfolio,especially given their location in Lubián (Zamora), where our history began in 1996, and where we will now confirm our commitment to clean energy projects as key to guarantee a sustainable future for the planet”.

Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group, added, “We have already successfully implemented a 165,3 MW wind project in Chile for Ibereólica in the past. We are now particularly pleased to receive the first order from Ibereólica in Spain. It once again underlines the confidence in our technology and shows the potential in the country in which we are continuously expanding our market position.”