Danish based energy management company Dong Energy acquired US renewable energy firm RES Americas Developments’ wind power projects in the US state of New Jersey.In a press statement, the utility and energy management firm said it will continue the construction of the 1000MW off shore wind projects in the area.
In addition to taking over the completion of the programme, the Dong Energy renamed the 160,480 acres project development land to Ocean Wind.
Once completed, the projects will be able to produce electricity to power more than 500,000 New Jersey homes.
[quote] The lease is Dong Energy’s second in the US following the acquisition of a contract to develop wind energy in the coast of Massachusetts in June 2015.
Thomas Brostrøm, General Manager of North America, Wind Power, said: “DONG Energy’s entry into New Jersey is a great opportunity.”
Wind energy projects in N.America
In other wind energy development news, smart energy solution provider Envision Energy and RE developer ViveEnergia were awarded a power purchase contract by Mexico's state-owned electric utility CFE.
The agreement signed between the Chinese manufacturer (Envision Energy) and ViveEnergia marked China’s largest direct investment in Mexico in the sector.
The partnership allowed the two companies to put forward a highly competitive bid for a 90 MW wind farm in Mexico’s first power auction.
Awarding of the ‘Energia Renovable de la Peninsula’ project forms part of Mexico’s Independent System Operator’s Electricity, Power and Clean Energy Certificates Auction. [Scottish researchers investigate ‘meshed’ grid tech for offshore wind].
The operator’s auction activities were initiated in support of the country’s restructuring of its energy markets, opening up its state-run monopolies in the oil and electricity industries to foreign investors.
Mexican utility, CFE will obtain clean energy from the two at an average price per megawatt hour of US$47.78 USD/MWh once the 90 MW wind farm is operational in 2018.
Zhang Lei, chief executive officer of Envision Energy said: “Our congratulations go out to the Mexican Government for its commitment to Clean Energy generation and for being a significant asset in the fight against Global Climate Change.”
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