Next step for Hywind Tampen

The Hywind Tampen project is now moving from Stord to the deep-water site at Dommersnes where the concrete slipforming of the spar-substructures will be completed. This is the first concrete slipforming for an offshore project on the Norwegian continental shelf since the Troll A platform was delivered in 1995. This week started the transport of … Continue reading Next step for Hywind Tampen

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Future wind energy costs 50 percent lower than predicted five years ago

Five years ago, a survey led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) asked many experts about the future of wind power and cost trends. Once again, the industry has beaten the projections– cost reductions since then have dropped much faster than predicted. New estimates of future costs are half what global wind experts predict … Continue reading Future wind energy costs 50 percent lower than predicted five years ago

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Inditex presents a wind energy project with wind turbines in Punta Langosteira

Inditex presented this Thursday to the Port Authority of A Coruña a request for an administrative concession to develop a project to install three wind turbines on the Levante esplanade of the Outer Port of A Coruña. The objective is for these windmills to generate sustainable energy for the collective self-consumption of the port facilities … Continue reading Inditex presents a wind energy project with wind turbines in Punta Langosteira

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American Clean Power Association Applauds Clean Energy for America Act

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement after Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) introduced the Clean Energy for America Act. “The American Clean Power Association applauds the collective efforts in Congress to promote economic investment and address climate change. Chairman Wyden’s Clean Energy for America Act goes a long way towards addressing both … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Applauds Clean Energy for America Act

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GE Renewable Energy to supply 42 wind turbines totaling 110 MW for CleanMax hybrid wind projects in India

Three wind power projects totaling 110 MW will help meet the electricity demands of various industrial companies in the states of Karnataka and Gujarat.Projects total 42 x GE 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines with 10-year long-term Full-Service Agreement. GE Renewable Energy today announced the supply of 42 units of 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for the onshore … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to supply 42 wind turbines totaling 110 MW for CleanMax hybrid wind projects in India

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China to bring solar and wind power generation to 11% of total electricity use in 2021

China has flagged it will seek to raise its power generation from solar and wind plants to around 11% of the country’s total power consumption in 2021, from 9.7% in 2020, said the National Energy Administration (NEA) in a draft rule on Monday. Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that China will boost the share … Continue reading China to bring solar and wind power generation to 11% of total electricity use in 2021

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Emerging offshore wind energy industry provides careers of the future

Promising news out of Washington last month kicked the reality of rapid U.S. offshore wind growth along America’s coastlines into high gear. In March, the Biden Administration set a national target of developing 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030. It also announced several complimentary initiatives to spur job growth and support port infrastructure … Continue reading Emerging offshore wind energy industry provides careers of the future

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Turkey holds 75 gigawatts of offshore wind energy potential

Turkey’s total offshore wind power potential stands at 75 gigawatts (GW), Offshore Wind Energy Association (DÜRED) Chairperson Murat Durak said Monday, noting that they have reached a certain stage in works at some ports in the Marmara and Aegean regions and that they can now carry out offshore wind power plant projects. Durak told Anadolu … Continue reading Turkey holds 75 gigawatts of offshore wind energy potential

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Offshore wind power must remain a priority

Only 6 EU countries met the deadline for the submission of the final Maritime Spatial Plans.  Others will need to ensure that their Plans are aligned with EU climate goals and allow for the development of offshore wind. Offshore wind will play a central role in helping the EU meet its climate goals and decarbonise … Continue reading Offshore wind power must remain a priority

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Giant offshore wind energy projects to be built in Ireland’s seas

Ireland’s plans for developing offshore wind are starting to take real shape with two new large projects in the pipeline. The Moneypoint and Codling wind farms would between them bring nearly 3 GW of offshore wind capacity to the Emerald Isle’s coasts in the next decade. Offshore wind will play a significant role in Ireland’s … Continue reading Giant offshore wind energy projects to be built in Ireland’s seas

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Statkraft signs 10-year wind power PPA with Finnish Keva

Statkraft and Finnish public pension provider Keva have entered into a long-term green power purchase agreement with an annual delivery of almost 53 GWh in the period 2023 to 2032. The delivery originates from the Kokkoneva wind farm, a new wind park scheduled for completion in Finland during 2022. Statkraft has entered into an agreement … Continue reading Statkraft signs 10-year wind power PPA with Finnish Keva

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Flexible charging cuts electricity bills and creates grid stability

Steered charging of electric vehicles can provide the electricity grid with much needed flexibility. In Berlin and Amsterdam, Vattenfall is running two interesting new projects to test flexible charging. The advancing electrification of our society is generating increased demand for renewable electricity. However, since its feed-in fluctuates, the match between supply and demand is becoming … Continue reading Flexible charging cuts electricity bills and creates grid stability

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Hidrostank deploys innovative solutions at Saudi wind farm

Hidrostank, a leading Spanish company supplying building materials for civil works, said it had recently delivered innovative modular pullboxes for the Dumat Al Jandal wind farm, a first-of-its kind facility in Saudi Arabia.  A specialist in providing innovative solutions to boost the performance of construction, Hidrostank said on completion, Dumat Al Jandal is set to … Continue reading Hidrostank deploys innovative solutions at Saudi wind farm

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Zimbabwe plans to produce 100 MW from wind energy

Government is mobilising additional funds to undertake an assessment on possible sites for wind farms after initial bids for the project markedly exceeded the budget earmarked for the project, according to Energy and Power Development Minister Zhemu Soda. In 2017, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) invited bids from interested contractors to carry out a … Continue reading Zimbabwe plans to produce 100 MW from wind energy

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Final concession granted for the construction of San Juan wind power plant in Ica

The Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem) granted the definitive concession to develop the activity of generating electricity with Renewable Energy Resources in the Wind Power Plant “Parque Eólico San Juan de 131.1 MW”, located in the Ica region, which will provide clean and efficient energy to the National Interconnected Electric System (SEIN) to meet … Continue reading Final concession granted for the construction of San Juan wind power plant in Ica

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Vietnam’s largest wind power plant goes into operation

Trung Nam, Vietnam’s largest wind farm, officially came into operation in Loi Hai and Bac Phong Communes, Thuan Bac District of South-Central Ninh Thuan Province. This Trungnam group project, combined with a 204 megawatt (MW) solar power plant, forms a unique complex of solar and wind energy farms in the nation and in Southeast Asia. … Continue reading Vietnam’s largest wind power plant goes into operation

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Seven TSOs partner to drive the safe and efficient integration of offshore wind energy into the European electricity grid

Red Eléctrica de España (REE) is one of the seven TSOs that have signed this initiative.Eurobar pursues the homologation, both at the regulatory level and in the development of projects, of interfaces and technologies that make it possible to connect offshore power generation parks.This project is further proof of the shared commitment of European carriers … Continue reading Seven TSOs partner to drive the safe and efficient integration of offshore wind energy into the European electricity grid

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Ørsted acquires Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

Ørsted has entered into an agreement with Brookfield Renewable, a global owner and operator of renewable power assets, to acquire a 100 % equity interest in its existing Ireland and UK onshore wind business, Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI). The agreement is based on an enterprise valuation of BRI of EUR 571 million as of 31 December … Continue reading Ørsted acquires Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

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Eastern and Southern Africa’s Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth

Eastern and Southern Africa are vast, geographically diverse regions with rapidly growing populations and rising demands for energy. According to master plans for the two regional power pools, electricity demand is set to grow at between 3.4 and 5 per cent per year to 2040. Meeting that demand is key to bolstering long-term growth in … Continue reading Eastern and Southern Africa’s Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth

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