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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFFred. Olsen Renewables has announced that the company has acquired the remaining 50% share of joint venture Brockloch Rig Wind Ltd. from RWE npower renewables. Brockloch Rig Wind comprises two planned wind farms – Windy Standard II and Windy Standard III – located in the hills above Carsphairn Forest, some 9km north of Carsphairn in Dumfries and Galloway. The first phase of the project was consented in 2007 with a planned installed capacity of up to 75 MW. Construction on Windy Standard II is due to commence in mid-2014 with pre-construction activities already underway. Windy Standard III is a proposed development of up to 43.5 MW.
  • The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), has made available the presentations from the International Sessions at the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Expo held last month in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  • The Ashegoda Wind Farm began producing wind energy on Oct. 26 in Tigray state, Ethiopia. It follows a plan to create a “climate resilient’ economy by 2025. The new energy capacity supplements hydropower from the 6,000 MW Grand Renaissance Dam now under construction on the Nile. The wind farm consists of 84 turbines and nine percent of the costs were funded by the Ethiopian government.
  • Sol Systems has announced the successful finance of a 1.2 MW solar project in partnership with its investor client, Washington Gas Energy Systems, a subsidiary of WGL Holdings, which will own and operate the system. Located at Presbyterian Senior Living Services, a non-profit located in Glen Arm, Maryland, the system will provide electricity under a long-term Power Purchase agreement. Financing for the construction of the project was handled between Sol Systems and Building Energy. Washington Gas Energy Systems will own and operate the system.
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