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Siemens Energy awarded major service contract to strengthen Kuwait’s power grid reliability

Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) awarded Siemens Energy a contract to provide maintenance of 116 high-voltage substations. The five-year service contract represents Siemens Energy’s largest service agreement in the power transmission sector in the Middle East. The project aims to ensure reliable power supply throughout Kuwait. The substations will undergo maintenance to enhance … Continue reading Siemens Energy awarded major service contract to strengthen Kuwait’s power grid reliability

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WindEurope supports initiative to adopt grid planning in line with climate neutrality

Together with 40 other organisations including transmission system operators, WindEurope signed a ‘Request to Adapt European Energy Planning Scenarios’ initiated by the Renewable Grids Initiative (RGI). Renewables-based electrification is a key driver for the decarbonisation of Europe. To integrate the rapidly growing shares of wind energy and other renewables, Europe needs to optimise and expand … Continue reading WindEurope supports initiative to adopt grid planning in line with climate neutrality

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Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind power grid connection

The Dutch wind farm will deliver fossil-free power to 3 million Dutch homes. Grid connection agreement important step on the way. Vattenfall and TenneT have signed an agreement for the offshore grid connection for wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4, marking a key milestone for this project. Last year, both parties also signed an agreement … Continue reading Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind power grid connection

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EU Funding Accelerates GE’s Development of World’s First SF6-free 420 kV Circuit-Breaker

EU’s LIFE program recognizes potential of GE’s Green Gas for Grid (g³) to help significantly cut global greenhouse gas emissions. GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE-GE) has been awarded €2.2 million through the European Commission’s LIFE climate action program to help fund the development of a sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)-free, 420 kiloVolt (kV) 63 kilo … Continue reading EU Funding Accelerates GE’s Development of World’s First SF6-free 420 kV Circuit-Breaker

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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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Argentina unveils new landmark wind energy and grid capacity tender

Undersecretary for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of the Government Secretariat of Energy, Ministry of Treasury, Argentina, unveils new tender at GWEC’s Global Session on Global Markets at Wind Europe 2019 Conference & Exhibition. New tender to support further renewables growth and additional grid capacity in Argentina. Argentina came fifth in GWEC’s 2019 Global Wind … Continue reading Argentina unveils new landmark wind energy and grid capacity tender

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Acciona receives the world’s first grid-scale energy storage certificate by DNV GL

ACCIONA Energia, the biggest global operator exclusively in renewable energies, yesterday received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution by DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body. The handover of the certificate took place at the American Wind Energy Association’s 2018 Windpower Conference in Chicago. … Continue reading Acciona receives the world’s first grid-scale energy storage certificate by DNV GL

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Smarter roll-out of electricity grids makes integrating 35% renewables easier and cheaper

The integration of increasing shares of renewable energy into electricity grids is getting easier and cheaper. Smart grids, demand response, flexible wind turbines and storage are helping to do this. But we need to upgrade and expand the grid to secure the significant cost savings that an interconnected power market could offer. If renewables are … Continue reading Smarter roll-out of electricity grids makes integrating 35% renewables easier and cheaper

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Wind energy industry encouraged by FERC’s direction on grid resilience

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today praised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its unanimous decision to terminate the proceeding it had opened to address the Department of Energy’s Proposed Rule on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing, and instead initiate a new proceeding to evaluate the resilience of America’s bulk electric power system. “Every … Continue reading Wind energy industry encouraged by FERC’s direction on grid resilience

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Acciona has been selected by Mexico’s CFE to build a power line

ACCIONA has been selected by Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build a power line from the Topolobampo III combined cycle power plant, involving four separate design and construction jobs — two transmission lines and two substations — in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora.   The two power lines, at voltages of 400 … Continue reading Acciona has been selected by Mexico’s CFE to build a power line

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Village of Simris supplied entirely with locally produced, renewable energy in Sweden

Sun, wind and a big battery: These are the ingredients with which E.ON is bringing the small village of Simris, located in the region of Scania in southern Sweden, onto 100 percent renewable energy. The energy for the approximately 140 households basically comes from wind turbines with installed capacity of 500 kilowatts (kW) and photovoltaic … Continue reading Village of Simris supplied entirely with locally produced, renewable energy in Sweden

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) statement on the DOE grid study

The following is a statement from Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Staff Report on Electricity Markets and Reliability: “We received the U.S. Department of Energy’s grid study and reviewed its key findings and recommendations. The wind industry appreciated the opportunity to contribute analysis … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) statement on the DOE grid study

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Namibia’s wind energy expected to reduce grid pressure

Namibia is in the process of developing a wind farm that will bring an additional 44 MW to the national grid as well alleviate some of the pressure on the southern African grid.     Engineering consultancy firm WSP Africa on Wednesday in a statement said a joint venture between the United Africa Group and … Continue reading Namibia’s wind energy expected to reduce grid pressure

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Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

One of the nation’s leading utilities integrating wind energy onto its system reaffirmed on the second day of WINDPOWER 2017 that wind helps sustain grid reliability while saving its consumers money. Addressing over 7,000 attendees, Xcel Energy’s CEO Ben Fowke recommitted the utility’s investment in wind energy as a low-cost way to help keep the … Continue reading Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

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Grid reliability, security and diversity: Another way wind works for America

“What happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine?” That’s a common question from those wanting to understand how grid operators integrate renewable energy. Fortunately, the experts who keep the lights on every day find they can reliably handle large amounts of wind and solar energy. Grid operators have always balanced major … Continue reading Grid reliability, security and diversity: Another way wind works for America

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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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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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Ingeteam improves grid performance of doubly fed generators

Ingeteam announced today the introduction of its Crowbarless solution, a modular Fault Ride Through (FRT) system for power converters that will strengthen the grid compliance of Doubly fed induction generators (DFIG). Thanks to the modular FRT system, the Crowbarless solution offers superior capabilities compared to the active crowbar system traditionally used to protect the power … Continue reading Ingeteam improves grid performance of doubly fed generators

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Gamesa inaugurates a prototype of its pioneering offgrid solution for the supply of power in remote areas without grid access

The system combines four sources of power – solar, wind, diesel and batteries – with installed capacity of over 2 MW and enables the provision of cheaper and cleaner power to communities without a grid connection. Gamesa’s entry into the offgrid segment falls under the scope of its 2015-2017 Business Plan, which contemplates analysis of … Continue reading Gamesa inaugurates a prototype of its pioneering offgrid solution for the supply of power in remote areas without grid access

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GE Energy Consulting Study Shows Western Grid Can Withstand Disturbances under High Renewable Penetrations

This week, at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2015 conference and exhibition, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the results of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 3 (WWSIS-3). The study, a collaborative effort between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and GE, showed that, with the use of good, … Continue reading GE Energy Consulting Study Shows Western Grid Can Withstand Disturbances under High Renewable Penetrations

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