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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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Vestas wins auction for 25 MW in Germany

Vestas has signed a 25 MW contract with long-standing customer PNE AG for the Boitzenhagen wind project in Lower Saxony, Northern Germany. The order is derived from Germany’s fourth wind energy auction in 2020. In close collaboration with PNE AG, Vestas developed a site-specific wind energy solution that features one V126-3.45 MW turbine at 137m … Continue reading Vestas wins auction for 25 MW in Germany

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Solar power complements German pumped hydro plants

Combining solar with other power sources is smart way of using technical infrastructure. In Germany two hydro power stations will get additional solar power. In expanding its energy production via solar energy in Germany, Vattenfall is set to begin construction of a photovoltaic plant at the Markersbach pumped storage plant in Saxony, close to the … Continue reading Solar power complements German pumped hydro plants

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Disadvantage of the auction system for offshore wind energy in Germany

During the 2020 WINDFORCE Conference hosted by wab e.V. in Bremerhaven (Germany) on 3-4 September, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed the current political developments on the German market. In a panel he spoke about the importance of auction design and the regulatory framework for the future of the German offshore wind supply chain. The 2020 … Continue reading Disadvantage of the auction system for offshore wind energy in Germany

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Nordex N149 wind turbines lead wind power in Germany in the first half of 2020

More than 1,100 N149 wind turbines have been sold worldwide for a total of more than 5,100 MW of wind power to date.At the same time, the number of wind turbines sold of the model N117 in Germany alone has increased to more than 800 since its market launch.Nordex scores points in Germany with its … Continue reading Nordex N149 wind turbines lead wind power in Germany in the first half of 2020

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Enercon CFO resigns from office and leaves the company

Dr Thomas Cobet, Member of the ENERCON Management Team/Chief Financial Officer, is resigning from his office with immediate effect and will be leaving the company. Over the past months Mr Cobet has, in particular, successfully monitored and supported the negotiations on completion of refinancing in the setting of the turnaround at ENERCON. Dr Martin Prillmann … Continue reading Enercon CFO resigns from office and leaves the company

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Enercon is planning to restructure its production network in Germany

As part of the new focus on international markets, centres of excellence for nacelle and generator construction are to be developed at the Aurich and Magdeburg sites. Restructuring will take place in close cooperation with ENERCON’s existing production partners. The aim is to integrate some of the responsible external companies into ENERCON during the process … Continue reading Enercon is planning to restructure its production network in Germany

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Vestas secures final order for its largest V150-4.2 MW wind turbines project in Germany, as the country’s wind energy market picks up

Demonstrating the slow and stepwise growth that currently characterises the German wind power market as it recovers from a historic low in 2019 due to a lack of permits, Vestas has received its second and final order for the 34 MW Dreieck Spreeau wind farm, located in Brandenburg, eastern Germany. The 8 MW order, placed … Continue reading Vestas secures final order for its largest V150-4.2 MW wind turbines project in Germany, as the country’s wind energy market picks up

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