Xcel Energy has announced that it will build seven new wind farms totalling 1550 MW in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa in the USA.
Siemens has been awarded three contracts for the supply and installation of 13 of its gearless turbines in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.
Southwest Power Pool (SPP) in the USA has set a wind power penetration record of 52.1 per cent on 12 February, becoming the first regional transmission organisation (RTO) in North America to serve more than 50 per cent of its load at a given time with wind energy.
By DLA Piper's Maher Ghanma and Micael Johnstone
2016 saw the international community finally reach agreement for collective action on climate change with the rapid ratification and entry into force of the Paris Agreement. DLA Piper's Maher Ghanma and Micael Johnstone assess the impacts and opportunities that the transition to a low carbon future presents to businesses and policy-makers in the Middle East.
Solar industry employment in the USA rose by over 73,000 jobs (+ 25 per cent) in 2016, and the nation’s wind industry added 25,000 jobs, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).