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Eu approves new German renewables law but sets unhelpful precedent by allowing short-term cuts in auction volumes

Last week the European Commission approved the latest amendments to the German Renewable Energy Act. This means Germany can now publish the results of its last onshore wind auction, and work on the relevant wind farms can start. But the Commission have set an unhelpful precedent by approving a new mechanism in the Act which … Continue reading Eu approves new German renewables law but sets unhelpful precedent by allowing short-term cuts in auction volumes

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Innovative installation technique for offshore wind turbines foundations

RWE Renewables, itap, BioConsult SH as well as the University of Stuttgart and Technische Universität Berlin are to research innovative vibratory pile driving technique at RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm Method for installing foundations has the potential for significantly reducing underwater noise emissions and installation times Research project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic … Continue reading Innovative installation technique for offshore wind turbines foundations

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Statkraft plans first wind farm in Germany

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, is planning to develop and construct its first own wind farm in Germany. Up to six wind turbines with a total capacity of up to 36 megawatts are to be installed in the Wesertal valley in northern Hesse by 2025. The concession agreement for the use of the … Continue reading Statkraft plans first wind farm in Germany

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Nordex receives an order for 20 wind turbines for 72 MW wind power in Germany

Dirkshof ordered twenty N117 / 3600 turbines from the Nordex Group for the “Reussenkoege” city wind farm in Germany. The order also includes a premium service contract that covers a five-year period with a three-time option to extend for another five years. The “Reussenkoege” city wind farm is a repowering project in North Frisia, near … Continue reading Nordex receives an order for 20 wind turbines for 72 MW wind power in Germany

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Statkraft supplies solar and wind power on a large scale

Statkraft, together with Enovos, is integrating additional solar and wind power volumes on an industrial scale into the Mercedes-Benz green power concept. In Germany, in addition to the production plants for passenger cars, vans, trucks and buses, all other Daimler Group locations will also be supplied with the green power. These include the central and … Continue reading Statkraft supplies solar and wind power on a large scale

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Vestas seals largest order for EnVentus wind turbines for wind power in Germany

Vestas has secured its largest EnVentus order yet in Germany, at the 39 MW Wohlsdorf wind farm in Rotenburg, Lower Saxony. Vestas will supply seven V150-5.6 MW wind turbines to the project, which is located between Bremen and Hamburg. The Wohlsdorf wind project is being developed by Windpark Wohlsdorf GmbH & Co. KG, a special … Continue reading Vestas seals largest order for EnVentus wind turbines for wind power in Germany

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Six measures for more onshore wind energy in Germany

Germany’s new Renewable Energy Law (EEG2021) fails to address the two biggest challenges facing onshore wind development in Germany: permitting and repowering.  Together with the German wind energy associations, WindEurope has outlined six measures Germany could and should take now to improve things. Wind was 27% of Germany’s electricity consumption last year. And renewables in … Continue reading Six measures for more onshore wind energy in Germany

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Wind energy replaces coal as Germany’s biggest energy source in 2020

The share of renewable energy in the amount of electricity generated and fed to the grid in Germany reached a new record, rising from 42.3 percent in 2019 to 47.0 percent last year, the Federal Office for Statistics (Destatis). At 25.6 percent, wind power with wind turbines replaced coal as “the most important energy source” … Continue reading Wind energy replaces coal as Germany’s biggest energy source in 2020

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RWE welcomes agreement with German federal ministries on compensation for accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy in Germany

RWE welcomes the mutual agreement between nuclear power plant operators and the responsible ministries of the German federal government regarding the outstanding regulation of compensation for the accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy in Germany. After 10 years, a comprehensive solution has now been found to settle the compensation to the companies, a step that has been called … Continue reading RWE welcomes agreement with German federal ministries on compensation for accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy in Germany

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Germany: Latest Renewables Law will hold back expansion of onshore wind energy

Wind power was 27% of German net electricity last year. And renewables in total were over 50%.  But changes to the Renewables Law threaten to undermine the progress renewables are making – and in particular hold back the expansion of onshore wind which is central to Germany meeting its climate and energy goals. Renewables were … Continue reading Germany: Latest Renewables Law will hold back expansion of onshore wind energy

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Developments on offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea

In September 2020, eight Baltic countries (Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia) signed a joint declaration with the Commission to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy in the region, and the Energy Cooperation of The North Seas should help them build on the successes of offshore wind in the North Sea … Continue reading Developments on offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea

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RWE receives planning permission for Kaskasi offshore wind farm

Kaskasi is the first offshore wind farm which has been approved based on the new wind at sea law by the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency Offshore construction work will start in Q3 2021 Planned to be fully operational in 2022 For RWE’s offshore wind farm Kaskasi the green light has been confirmed: Beginning … Continue reading RWE receives planning permission for Kaskasi offshore wind farm

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Ørsted and Amazon sign Europe’s largest offshore wind energy corporate PPA

Amazon, the technology company based in Seattle, Washington, has signed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with Ørsted, the world-leader in offshore wind, to offtake the output of 250MW from Ørsted’s planned 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in Germany. This CPPA will contribute to Amazon’s target of being 100% renewable by 2030 as … Continue reading Ørsted and Amazon sign Europe’s largest offshore wind energy corporate PPA

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Vestas’ partnership approach secures 25 MW order for citizen wind farm in Germany

The Windpark Hopsten GmbH & Co. KG has placed a 25 MW order with Vestas for their citizen wind park Hopsten that will be located in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. The order comes after the two sides signed a partnership agreement in 2017, wherein Vestas supported the building permit application. “For the past years, we … Continue reading Vestas’ partnership approach secures 25 MW order for citizen wind farm in Germany

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Hydrogen consortium applies for EU funding

The GET H2 Nukleus project continues to take shape. The aim is to create the country’s first publicly accessible hydrogen network with scalable industrial production of green hydrogen. The hydrogen consortium around RWE Generation, bp, Evonik, Nowega and OGE has now submitted an application for funding from the EU Innovation Fund. In concrete terms, the … Continue reading Hydrogen consortium applies for EU funding

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Green electricity from Amrumbank wind farm to power trains of Deutsche Bahn

Electricity to be supplied from Amrumbank West offshore wind farm, located off Heligoland, from 2024 onwards. Starting in 2024, Deutsche Bahn (German Rail) will be powered by electricity from  RWE Renewable’s Amrumbank West offshore wind farm. The relevant power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed by Deutsche Bahn and RWE Supply & Trading, RWE’s trading … Continue reading Green electricity from Amrumbank wind farm to power trains of Deutsche Bahn

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High Voltage On The High Seas: Huge North Sea Station Will Allow Germany To Capture More Wind Power

Like many countries around the world, Germany is in the middle of an ambitious energy transition, aiming to generate 80% of its power from renewable sources by 2050. One steppingstone on that journey is a huge yellow structure rising more than 60 feet from the slate-gray waters of the North Sea some 80 kilometers off … Continue reading High Voltage On The High Seas: Huge North Sea Station Will Allow Germany To Capture More Wind Power

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Ørsted and bp to develop renewable hydrogen project in Germany

Ørsted and bp have agreed to jointly develop a potential large-scale renewable hydrogen project at bp’s Lingen Refinery in North West Germany (Emsland). The project, which is expected to be operational in 2024, will comprise a 50 Megawatt (MW) electrolyser system capable of generating one ton of renewable hydrogen per hour or almost 9,000 tonnes … Continue reading Ørsted and bp to develop renewable hydrogen project in Germany

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Evendorf and Krusemark – double success for RWE in German onshore wind energy auction

RWE wins bid for 11.7-MW Evendorf wind farm in Lower Saxony . Krusemark repowering project in Saxony-Anhalt to be expanded by one turbine to 19.8 MW. Start of construction for both wind farms planned for 2021. In the latest German auction for onshore wind energy, RWE won not one, but two bids. Evendorf wind farm, … Continue reading Evendorf and Krusemark – double success for RWE in German onshore wind energy auction

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DolWin3 supplies more than one million households with clean wind energy

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business announced the offshore grid connection DolWin3 in the North Sea was recently successfully upgraded. The upgrades included enhancements to the valves and control system. In addition to improving the overall performance of the grid connection system, the upgrades also reduce maintenance. Located approximately 80 kilometers from land, DolWin3 with … Continue reading DolWin3 supplies more than one million households with clean wind energy

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