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Renewable energy to be over 60 per cent of India’s generation capacity

Enthused by drop in renewable energy tariff, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said India’s 60-65 per cent of installed power generation capacity will be green energy. At present, out of 315 gw of total power generation installed capacity, around 50 gw is from renewable sources. “Going by prices we have discovered, I am inspired to … Continue reading Renewable energy to be over 60 per cent of India’s generation capacity

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WindEurope explores synergies between wind and hydrogen energy

On March 22nd, WindEurope joined forces with the hydrogen community to hold a joint technical workshop exploring synergies between wind power and hydrogen energy. The large sector-coupling potential of such a synergy could expand the use of wind energy far beyond the power sector and lead to significant emission reductions throughout the whole economy. Because … Continue reading WindEurope explores synergies between wind and hydrogen energy

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E.ON stabilizes electricity grid with wind power

The fluctuating feed-in of wind power into the electricity grid has so far been regarded as a problem for grid stability and supply security. E.ON is now turning the tables. E.ON will be one of the first companies to stabilize the German electricity grid with wind power. This is made possible by the integration of … Continue reading E.ON stabilizes electricity grid with wind power

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Can India be run entirely by renewables in the future?

A clean energy future is on top of every country’s sustainability agenda today, which is evidenced by the large-scale expansion of sustainable power projects worldwide. European nations, for example, seem to be in a race to outdo one another in their renewable energy accomplishments. In 2015, Denmark generated 140 percent of its electricity requirements on … Continue reading Can India be run entirely by renewables in the future?

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AWEA, NEMA, SEIA, WIRES urge Congress to streamline US electrical infrastructure projects

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers, are calling for Congress to include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation and streamline expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure. A co-signed letter by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Solar … Continue reading AWEA, NEMA, SEIA, WIRES urge Congress to streamline US electrical infrastructure projects

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Cooperation European Transmission System Operators to develop North Sea Wind Power Hub

TenneT TSO B.V. (Netherlands), Energinet.dk (Denmark) and TenneT TSO GmbH (Germany) will sign an trilateral agreement in Brussels on 23 March 2017 that will press ahead on developing a large renewable European electricity system in the North Sea. TenneT unveiled its vision of the North Sea Wind Power Hub in June 2016 . The close … Continue reading Cooperation European Transmission System Operators to develop North Sea Wind Power Hub

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Energy firm refines plans for wind farm cable route

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company behind the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms, has revealed a narrower search area for cables needed to carry clean power underground from the wind farms to the British consumer. Earlier this year Vattenfall revealed a 700 metre search area for a 60km underground cable corridor north of … Continue reading Energy firm refines plans for wind farm cable route

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New approach for matching production and consumption of renewable electricity promotes large-scale integration of solar and wind power

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating the BALANCE project, which brings together leading European research institutes in the field of electrochemical conversion. The project aims to demonstrate a technology that enables flexible storage of large amount of renewable power. Such technologies are needed for the further integration of additional wind and solar power. … Continue reading New approach for matching production and consumption of renewable electricity promotes large-scale integration of solar and wind power

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The electricity grid relies on diversified sources

Over the last two years, a parade of Fortune 500 companies have made substantial wind power purchases, citing low cost and price stability as reasons why wind power is good for their bottom lines. However, some observers have recently misunderstood how these deals work. The electricity grid is like an ATM As we’ve previously explained, … Continue reading The electricity grid relies on diversified sources

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Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday

Denmark produced 70 GWh from onshore wind and 27 GWh from offshore. That’s the equivalent of powering 10 million EU households. Germany was the second-best performing country meeting 52% of its demand from wind, followed by Ireland with 42%. Wind power in the EU as whole covered almost 19% of the bloc’s electricity needs. Take … Continue reading Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday

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Offshore Wind Power At the U.S. Grid Will Replace Fossil Fuel Resources

Researchers force injecting offshore wind power into the U.S. electrical grid. This is to reduce pollution and costs from fossil fuel resources. Researchers believe that it would be much beneficial if large amounts of offshore wind power will be injected into the U.S. electrical grid. According to Science Daily, the use of offshore wind power … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power At the U.S. Grid Will Replace Fossil Fuel Resources

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GE to supply equipment for first commercial US integrated solar power and wind energy hybrid project

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Juhl Energy to supply equipment for the first integrated solar-wind hybrid power project to be located Red Lake Falls, in the US state of Minnesota. The hybrid solar-wind design has the ability to produce power under situations of peak summer times and also during winters when winds are … Continue reading GE to supply equipment for first commercial US integrated solar power and wind energy hybrid project

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REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing part of the global energy transformation. Increasingly, renewables have become the first choice for expanding, upgrading and modernising power systems around the world. Click here to download REthinking Energy, the flagship report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), examines trends and developments in the global quest for … Continue reading REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

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McKinsey Global Institute report shows technology driven changes to consumption & production of energy resources could save global economy $900bln

Rapid advances in technologies including artificial intelligence, automation, data analytics, and the Internet of Things are transforming the resources sector and could enable major savings for consumers and a much-needed productivity boost for producers over the next two decades, according to new research from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) published today. Beyond the supercycle: how … Continue reading McKinsey Global Institute report shows technology driven changes to consumption & production of energy resources could save global economy $900bln

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New record: plain states exceed 50 percent wind power

A region stretching from Montana to Texas set a new record this week, hitting a mark many considered impossible just a few years ago: wind supplied the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) with 52 percent of its electricity on Sunday. The SPP is a grid operator for parts of 14 states and manages over 60,000 miles … Continue reading New record: plain states exceed 50 percent wind power

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Southwest Power Pool sets North American record for wind energy

Southwest Power Pool set a wind-penetration record of 52.1 percent at 4:30 a.m., Feb. 12, becoming the first regional transmission organization (RTO) in North America to serve more than 50 percent of its load at a given time with wind energy. The milestone beats a previous North American RTO record of 49.2 percent that SPP … Continue reading Southwest Power Pool sets North American record for wind energy

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VBMS awarded inter-array cabling contract for offshore wind farm

VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis), has been awarded a cabling contract with a value of approximately EUR 100 million by ScottishPower Renewables, for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. The scope of work for VBMS consists of the supply, installation and burial, as well as termination and testing of 102 … Continue reading VBMS awarded inter-array cabling contract for offshore wind farm

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Nexans’ HV cables to connect ScottishPower Renewables’ 714 MW wind farm to shore

ScottishPower Renewables has chosen Nexans’ submarine cables to carry energy onshore from its new 714 MW East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm. Nexans will supply and install two 85 km 3-core submarine cables with embedded fibre optics, as well as accompanying accessories, for the wind farm in the North Sea. The contract is worth more than … Continue reading Nexans’ HV cables to connect ScottishPower Renewables’ 714 MW wind farm to shore

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New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. … Continue reading New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

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China raises its low carbon ambitions in new 2020 targets

China’s 13th Five-Year-Plan on Energy Development (Energy 13FYP) might be one of the most anticipated energy blueprints in the world for its far-reaching implications for the carbon trajectory of the planet’s largest emitter. On Jan 5, 2017, the National Energy Administration finally unveiled the plan to reporters, with a set of 2020 targets covering everything … Continue reading China raises its low carbon ambitions in new 2020 targets

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