The first wind farm in Mongolia and, at USD122 million, the largest project the country has undertaken in 30 years, is expected to begin operations on June 20, according to Bloomberg.
Both Greenko Group and CLP India have chosen wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa to supply wind turbines for separate projects on the sub-continent.
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said the country will continue to promote wind power generation as it seeks a diversified power supply and independent power generation.
Philippines approves delayed wind projects
May 23, 2013
The Philippines’ Department of Energy has finally given the go ahead for three proposed wind farms, with a generating capacity totaling 208.5-MW, as the country looks to escalate the development of its wind power potential, estimated to be 76-GW. These approvals are the first to be given under the country’s feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme for renewable energy. While there has been plenty of interest from local and international investors in the Philippines wind sector since the passing of the country’s Renewable Energy Law in 2008, regulatory developments have been slow.
The chairman and acting president of Sinovel Wind Energy Group, Wei Chiyuan, has resigned as of one of the country's largest makers of wind turbines struggles amid an industry downturn, according to a report in news portal, Caixin Online.
China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGN) is planning to invest 4.5 billion yuan (USD731 million) in an offshore wind farm adjacent to one of the islands of Pingtan Country, off the coast of Fujian Province. The company says, rather optimistically, that it hopes to start project construction next year.
India once dominant wind giant Suzlon Energy has been booted from its top spot and replaced by another local turbine supplier, Wind World (India) Ltd, formerly known as Enercon (India) Ltd.
Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon on Tuesday said it has implemented a USD 1.8 billion debt restructuring package in an effort to put the company back on a sound business footing.
Renewable energy growth
April 19, 2013
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced his government’s intention to double the country’s non-hydro renewable energy generating capacity by 2017. "It is proposed to double the renewable energy capacity in our country from 25,000-MW in 2012 to 55,000-megawatts by the year 2017," Singh told the two-day Clean Energy Ministerial conference in New Delhi. He said India that ramping up its use of wind, solar and biomass energies in the coming years, in line with the country’s low carbon strategy, was necessary for sustainable growth.
India's grid-connected non-hydro renewable energy capacity, mainly solar and wind, has reached 27-GW, while the country’s total grid-connected power generation capacity is about 215-GW, according to a top Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) official.