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Gulf Energy Development Public has acquired a 50% interest in the 465 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm

Gulf Energy Development Public Company has acquired a 50% interest in the 465MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Through its subsidiary Gulf International Holding (GIH), Gulf Energy Development Public Company has acquired 100% shares of Borkum Riffgrund 2 Investor Holding (BKR2) through a share purchasing agreement with Global Infrastructure … Continue reading Gulf Energy Development Public has acquired a 50% interest in the 465 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm

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The German EU Presidency wants to strengthen offshore wind energy

Germany has taken over the rotating EU Council Presidency from Croatia. As part of the trio presidency, Germany will hold the position until 1 January 2021 before passing it on to Portugal. In the rather short time frame, the German Presidency aims to develop and adopt several important energy policies – with a strong focus … Continue reading The German EU Presidency wants to strengthen offshore wind energy

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Wind energy in Germany, Vestas wins a 28 MW auction with EnVentus wind turbines

Vestas has received a 28 MW repowering order from ecoJoule construct GmbH for the wind project Brest, located in Lower-Saxony in northern Germany, won in the tender for the Federal Network Agency. Five V150-5.6 MW turbines from the EnVentus platform, with concrete hybrid towers with a hub height of 166m, will replace the currently installed … Continue reading Wind energy in Germany, Vestas wins a 28 MW auction with EnVentus wind turbines

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New DLR institutes to research maritime energy systems and future mobility

On 23 June 2020, the Senate of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) gave the green light for the establishment of two new institutes. These will conduct research on innovative technologies for the mobility and energy transition. On 14 November 2019, the Budget Committee of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) … Continue reading New DLR institutes to research maritime energy systems and future mobility

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Siemens Gamesa will supply 13 wind turbines to wind energy in Germany

Siemens Gamesa will supply 13 wind turbines with outputs ranging from 3.6 MW to 4.1 MW, various rotor diameters and hub heights of up to 165 meters. With a total output of 52.8 MW, the Coesfeld Letter Bruch wind farm is one of the largest wind energy projects currently being installed in North Rhine-Westphalia. Each … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will supply 13 wind turbines to wind energy in Germany

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Germany adopts National Energy & Climate Plan and an ambitious Hydrogen Strategy

Just 20 days ahead of Germany’s EU Council Presidency starting in July, the German Government finally approved its 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). They also adopted a new National Hydrogen Strategy. Both will be critical in shaping the EU green recovery. They will also shape Germany’s approach to its EU Presidency, where its … Continue reading Germany adopts National Energy & Climate Plan and an ambitious Hydrogen Strategy

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Germany extends wind power project execution deadline

In lieu of a complete lockdown, Germany issued stringent restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus through social distancing measures, closure of border, schools, and non-essential businesses on 22 March. The government announced further easing of containment measures with the exact timeline to be determined at state level on 6 May, with re-opening being … Continue reading Germany extends wind power project execution deadline

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“You’ve got to pay for the right to build offshore wind power.” What?!

Yes, that’s what Germany is proposing. If two or more companies bid to build a wind farm purely on income from the electricity market, then Berlin thinks whoever offers to pay the government more should build it. Germany already allows “zero bidding” where you earn the market price. And that’s bad enough. The costs of … Continue reading “You’ve got to pay for the right to build offshore wind power.” What?!

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Innogy places order with the Nordex for 27 MW wind energy project in Germany

Wind farm to be set up on recultivated land of a former open cast lignite mining site, Garzweiler.innogy SE has commissioned the Nordex Group to equip the “Jüchen A44n” wind farm with six N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines, all with hub heights of 164 metres. The “Jüchen A44n” wind farm will be built next to the A44 … Continue reading Innogy places order with the Nordex for 27 MW wind energy project in Germany

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German government drops the idea of wind energy distance rule

Germany’s governing coalition of Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD) yesterday agreed to drop the idea of nationwide 1000m distance rule for wind turbines.  Instead the German States can now set their own rules up to a maximum distance of 1000m.  This ends long discussions and paves the way for Germany to define its new … Continue reading German government drops the idea of wind energy distance rule

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Germany to expand offshore wind energy to 20 GW by 2030

Germany’s federal government and coastal states increased the capacity target of offshore wind power in the North Sea and Baltic Sea from 15 to 20 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) announced on Tuesday. “The determined, efficient, grid-synchronous and increasingly market-oriented expansion of renewable energies is a decisive element in … Continue reading Germany to expand offshore wind energy to 20 GW by 2030

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Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in Germany

Wind farm with innogy SE to use 38 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD Flex wind turbines. Power to be supplied to more than 400,000 German households. Wind turbine installation work to start in Q3 of CY2022. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received a firm order from innogy SE to supply the offshore wind turbines … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in Germany

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An offshore wind farm changes Munich’s energy mix

By 2025, Munich plans to be the first metropolis in the world to be entirely self-sufficient in renewable energy – thanks to the power of offshore wind energy. One of the most important economic centers in Germany has taken a leap into the future with what could be a tremendously important benchmark for energy use … Continue reading An offshore wind farm changes Munich’s energy mix

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The German wind energy market has fallen to just around 1 GW of new installations in 2019

The German wind power market has fallen to just around 1 GW of new wind farm installations in 2019, from an average of 4 GW a year not long ago. The German Government has correctly identified permitting issues as the main problem. In September 2019 Minister Altmaier presented an 18-point working plan to improve the … Continue reading The German wind energy market has fallen to just around 1 GW of new installations in 2019

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Siemens Gamesa secures preferred supplier status for 1.1 GW offshore wind energy in Germany

Ørsted conditionally selects Siemens Gamesa to supply 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 and 242 MW Gode Wind 3 offshore wind power plants in the German North Sea, SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine to be employed featuring rotor with 200-meter diameter and new B97 blades. Approx 1.2 million German households to be served by projects; … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa secures preferred supplier status for 1.1 GW offshore wind energy in Germany

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Community Power is Most Important for the Acceptance of Wind Power

In a joint open letter to the German Minister for Economics and Energy, Peter Altmaier, the German Renewable Energies Federation BEE, the German Community Power Association BBE, the German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation DGRV and the World Wind Energy Association WWEA requested from the German government to recognise the importance of community power and include … Continue reading Community Power is Most Important for the Acceptance of Wind Power

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Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

Synthetic fuels, a test field for autonomous driving and a new research aircraft – the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is focusing on interdisciplinary research projects that will enhance Germany as a location for high-technology activities. DLR’s ‘Future Technologies for Society 2030’ strategy is centred on interdisciplinary ways of working … Continue reading Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

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Germany onshore wind energy growth slowed sharply in 2019

Germany saw a sharp fall in the number of new onshore wind turbines installed last year, industry groups said on Tuesday, urging the government to do more to boost numbers this year. Wind power is one of the most important drivers of Germany’s transition to renewable energy and a related target for green energy to … Continue reading Germany onshore wind energy growth slowed sharply in 2019

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Germany offshore wind power capacity reaches 7.5 GW

A total of 1,469 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 7,516 MW feed electricity into the German offshore wind energy industry grid as of now. 160 wind turbines with a capacity of 1,111 MW were connected to the grid in 2019. According to a joint press release from country’s wind energy associations said: “Offshore … Continue reading Germany offshore wind power capacity reaches 7.5 GW

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Germany’s biggest wind energy plant has been connected to the grid

Germany’s biggest wind farm has been fully connected to the grid. According to EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG  (EnBW), its  Albatros offshore wind farm is  located roughly 100 km off the coast of Germany. “The Hohe See offshore wind farm has already been in operation since October 2019. Now its smaller neighbour Albatros is also producing … Continue reading Germany’s biggest wind energy plant has been connected to the grid

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