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Iberdrola teams up with Minsait to detect fires in the vicinity of power lines

Iberdrola, through i-DE’s Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub (GSGIH), and Minsait are joining forces to fight fires. The Indra subsidiary is developing a solution that will enable the early detection of fires in the vicinity of power lines and alert i-DE’s Distribution Operation Centres, which will send the alarm to the Fire Brigade. To do … Continue reading Iberdrola teams up with Minsait to detect fires in the vicinity of power lines

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Iberdrola Brazil signs a €100 million green loan with the World Bank

Neonergia, the Brazilian subsidiary of the electricity company chaired by Ignacio Galán, obtains 550 million Brazilian reais for a term of eight years with a price linked to ESG objectives. The funding differential will be reduced if the company increases the number of female electricians and cuts the percentage of carbon emissions  Iberdrola, through its … Continue reading Iberdrola Brazil signs a €100 million green loan with the World Bank

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Iberdrola wins its largest network project in the world: it will build a 1,700-kilometre power line in Brazil

It has won two lots in the auction: one of 1,707 kilometres between the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo and the other, located in Mato Grosso do Sul. They will involve an investment of 1 billion euros and will create more than 11,000 jobs during construction. The acquisition of the assets reinforces the … Continue reading Iberdrola wins its largest network project in the world: it will build a 1,700-kilometre power line in Brazil

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Iberdrola reaffirms its investment of more than £3 billion in UK networks

Its subsidiary ScottishPower, the first 100% green energy company in the British Isles, will continue to work with Ofgem to finalise the details of its investment plan for the 2023-2028 period, within the RIIO-ED2 regulatory framework. The investments will contribute to boosting the economy and employment: it plans to hire more than 1,100 professionals and … Continue reading Iberdrola reaffirms its investment of more than £3 billion in UK networks

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ACP Praises FERC Announcement of Interconnection Proposed Rule

Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced a proposed rule that, if finalized, could help to accelerate the interconnection process – a critical problem in rapidly deploying clean energy today.?The proposed rule would allow projects that are ready to progress through the queue to advance, and would provide much-needed clarity on the timing and … Continue reading ACP Praises FERC Announcement of Interconnection Proposed Rule

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Iberdrola seeks companies to revolutionise the electricity grids of the future

The energy company wants to find, through its PERSEO start-up programme, new materials, designs, manufacturing and construction methodologies for electrical substations and high-voltage lines. The company has more than 1.2 million kilometres of power lines in the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain.  Electricity grids are the circulatory system of the new energy … Continue reading Iberdrola seeks companies to revolutionise the electricity grids of the future

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ACP applauds FERC proposed transmission reform

Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced a  Proposed Rule, which, if finalized, would significantly reform regional transmission planning and cost allocation.  The clean energy industry is developing thousands of megawatts of clean energy resources – but many projects are stymied by a lack of transmission capacity.  FERC’s proposed rule has the potential to accelerate … Continue reading ACP applauds FERC proposed transmission reform

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IRENA and China State Grid Pave Wave Towards Smart Electrification

Future power grids will be very different from the current ones and will require smart electrification solutions as renewable energy is growing faster than ever,” said IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera, at a joint workshop by IRENA and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest grid operator and corporation. The virtual workshop … Continue reading IRENA and China State Grid Pave Wave Towards Smart Electrification

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Iberdrola awarded high-voltage substation in Brazil, with over €100 million investment

Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Neoenergia, continues to accelerate its commitment to Brazil. In a competitive transmission auction held at São Paulo stock exchange, the Spanish company was awarded the construction and commissioning of a 500 kV substation to be located in Ibiraci, in the state of Minas Gerais, with an investment of over € 100 … Continue reading Iberdrola awarded high-voltage substation in Brazil, with over €100 million investment

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Denmark and Belgium to connect energy islands with undersea cable

Grid operators Elia (BE) and Energinet (DK) are to collaborate further on the creation of a world first: the first undersea connection between two energy islands, exchanging power between two countries and bringing energy from offshore wind farms on land. Danish Climate and Energy Minister, Dan Jørgensen and the Belgian Energy Minister Tinne van der … Continue reading Denmark and Belgium to connect energy islands with undersea cable

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Transmission is key to delivering clean, reliable, and affordable power

Our energy transmission infrastructure is essential to providing Americans access to the power they need. But is our current grid up to the task? On day four of #AmericanCleanPowerWeek we center our attention on the need to upgrade our nation’s transmission infrastructure to meet our climate goals and deliver affordable, reliable clean energy to families and businesses. Like America’s highways, transmission infrastructure moves low-cost electricity from where it’s produced … Continue reading Transmission is key to delivering clean, reliable, and affordable power

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Iberdrola bids to construct and operate a 1,500 km power line in Chile with investment over $2.5 billion

The company continues its commitment to develop modern electricity networks, which accounts for half of planned investments to 2025 and 2030, and to investing in new growth markets. Iberdrola leads a consortium made up of the Spanish network infrastructure specialist Elecnor, with over a decade of experience in Chile, and the Dutch pension fund APG … Continue reading Iberdrola bids to construct and operate a 1,500 km power line in Chile with investment over $2.5 billion

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Iberdrola and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia launch a global technology centre that will define the electricity grids of the future

Equipped with the latest advances in digitalisation, artificial intelligence and advance data analysis, the hub hosts 50 companies, technology centres and universities which are working on 120 projects worth €110 million Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán said: “We understood before anyone else that our commitment to decarbonisation could only be successful if we digitalised the electricity … Continue reading Iberdrola and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia launch a global technology centre that will define the electricity grids of the future

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Innovative solutions to stabilise the power grid

Solar cells and wind turbines provide clean and renewable energy, but create new challenges in the power grid. Statkraft is delivering technology to help prevent blackouts in the UK and Ireland. In traditional power plants based on coal, gas or hydropower, kinetic energy from turbines is converted into electric power using generators. The large turbines … Continue reading Innovative solutions to stabilise the power grid

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Iberdrola reinforces its commitment to renewable energy in the Canary Islands, with the Aulagas wind farm

Iberdrola reinforces its commitment to the renewable energy market in the Canary Islands, after winning 11 % of the total power auctioned in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the bidding process for wind power capacity endowed with ERDF funds (Eolcan2). The company will develop the Aulagas wind farm in Granadilla de Abona, with a total … Continue reading Iberdrola reinforces its commitment to renewable energy in the Canary Islands, with the Aulagas wind farm

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IRENA Members to Expand Cross-border Interconnections as Shares of Renewables Grow

According to IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook, to achieve climate goals, global electricity generation must expand three-fold by 2050, making grid flexibility exceptionally important as countries race to reduce emissions. Cross-border interconnection represents one of the key solutions to dealing with the variability of renewable power and grid stability issues. This topic was the focus … Continue reading IRENA Members to Expand Cross-border Interconnections as Shares of Renewables Grow

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Transmission policy would unlock wind energy growth

Building just 22 high-voltage transmission lines that are currently on hold in the U.S. could increase national wind and solar generation by 50 percent and create approximately 1.2 million jobs, according to a new study from Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG). The report, titled Transmission Projects Ready to Go: Plugging into America’s Untapped … Continue reading Transmission policy would unlock wind energy growth

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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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How to operate wind power plants under the Clean Energy Package rules?

WindEurope organised a workshop on the implementation of the Clean Energy Package (CEP) market design rules. Members held exchanges with representatives from European Transmission System Operators (TSOs), the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Commission on new dispatch, redispatch and congestion management rules in place since January 2020. According to the … Continue reading How to operate wind power plants under the Clean Energy Package rules?

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Grid Optimisation: a ‘no regret option’ to allow more wind energy

The expansion of wind energy continues despite COVID-19.  And that requires the continued expansion of electricity grids.  It also requires us to optimise and reinforce existing grids.  In a new paper, WindEurope shows how available and proven technologies can optimise Europe’s existing grid infrastructure, and how this can help accommodate higher shares of renewables in … Continue reading Grid Optimisation: a ‘no regret option’ to allow more wind energy

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