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Australasia continues to be a region offering substantial growth potential for the wind energy industry. Australia dominates this region and its Renewable Energy Agency says:“Australia has some of the world’s best wind resources along its south-western, southern and south eastern margins. More isolated areas of the eastern margin also have excellent wind resources.
Wind energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source for electricity generation in Australia, and its current share of total Australian primary energy consumption is currently almost 4%.”
Although New Zealand boasts a slightly larger percentage (5 percent) its installed capacity is smaller at just under 700 MW. The government has a self-imposed target of generating 90 percent of all electricity demand via renewable sources by 2025, with 20 percent of that renewable mix being sourced specifically via wind (by 2030). The government’s studies show that the country required nearly 43 GW of power in 2012, which suggests the need for over 8 GW of wind power capacity being installed by 2013. This would be greater than a tenfold increase on current capacity offering significant scope for both investment and work within the country.
Across Oceania wind power remains an important element in the region’s energy mix and an integral component in achieving renewable energy targets. IRENA (in its 2016 report) recorded that in 2014, wind power generated 13 terawatt-hours, which equates to about 18 percent of the area’s total energy provision.
Registration for All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, opens online with the news that Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, will speak in the opening plenary conference session on 10 May. The 17th All-Energy will be held at the Glasgow Event Campus (SEC – formerly
February 20, 2017 Senvion signs order for over 300 MW in Australia Global expansion strategy continues successfully Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a conditional contract with Nexif Energy for the EPC contracts and maintenance agreements for the 25 turbine Glen Innes Wind Farm in New
17th February 2017 Today’s favourable weather conditions enabled the last rotor of Ararat Wind Farm’s 75 turbines to be installed by contractor Mammoet Wind. This week also saw the completion of the cable trenching and installation by RJE Global. To complete the project there just remains the connection of cables
12th January 2017 Uptrend Down Under: End of 2016 the Nordex Group has signed a contract for supplying 22 AW125/3000 turbines for the construction of the first phase of “Mount Gellibrand” wind farm in Australia. This 66 MW project is located near Colac, in Western Victoria state, in the south-east
06:08 – 12 Dec 2016 The order for the Sapphire Wind Farm project was placed by SWF Nominees Pty Ltd, a partnership between CWP Renewables and funds managed and/or advised by global private markets investment manager Partners Group. It consists of 75 V126-3.45 MW turbines with Power Optimised Mode to
The 30 MW order for Vestas V126-3.45 MW turbines was placed for the Kiata wind farm, a project in southeastern Australia developed by international wind energy company Windlab Limited. Located west of Horsham, Victoria, near the town of Nhill, the Kiata wind farm is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)