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Wind energy in Portugal already generates 26% of electricity

In Portugal, renewables represent two thirds of all the generation capacity installed in the country. The first technology is hydroelectric, which accounts for 37% of all capacity, followed by wind power with 26%. The photovoltaic solar has a somewhat more testimonial role with a share of 1.6%. Portugal’s starting point, in the face of the … Continue reading Wind energy in Portugal already generates 26% of electricity

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WindFloat Atlantic project starts supplying wind energy in Portugal

The first platform of the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm, after being successfully connected on 31st December, is able to supply to the grid in Portugal the energy generated by its 8,4 MW wind turbine, the world’s largest installed on a floating platform.  The commissioning of this floating wind farm contributes towards the diversification of energy … Continue reading WindFloat Atlantic project starts supplying wind energy in Portugal

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The second platform of the WindFloat Atlantic wind energy project starts from Ferrol to Viana do Castelo

WindFloat Atlantic takes another important step towards its start-up. The second of the three platforms with an already installed wind turbine that make up this project has departed from the port of Ferrol towards its final destination, 20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. Once the crossing is completed, it will … Continue reading The second platform of the WindFloat Atlantic wind energy project starts from Ferrol to Viana do Castelo

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European Bank finances wind energy in Portugal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) provided 45 million euros to the Eólica da Linha company, to build three wind farms in Portugal, according to a report available today at the bank’s website. The project, co-financed by the Portuguese Research Bank (BPI), has a total capacity of 96 megawatts (MW) in the north and west of … Continue reading European Bank finances wind energy in Portugal

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EIB supports wind energy in Portugal by financing three EDPR wind farms

In detail, the project consists of 31 wind turbines of two different unit size (2 MW and 3.6 MW). Each wind farm is connected to the medium voltage (MV) network. Electrical equipment such as internal array cabling, transformers (LV/MV) and civil works (foundations, access and internal roads) are included in the scope of the project. The … Continue reading EIB supports wind energy in Portugal by financing three EDPR wind farms

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WindFloat Atlantic begins the installation of the first floating wind farm

The first WindFloat Atlantic unit – featuring the world’s largest offshore wind turbines on a floating platform – has departed for its final destination off the Portuguese coast of Viana do Castelo, where the commissioning of the floating wind farm will take place. The wind power project will speed up the commercial deployment of innovative … Continue reading WindFloat Atlantic begins the installation of the first floating wind farm

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Floating wind energy: First wind Turbine of WindFloat Atlantic Moves Into Position

The largest and most powerful wind turbine to be used in a floating wind power project – the V164-8.4 MW wind turbine from MHI Vestas – is now in place atop Principle Power’s WindFloat semi-submersible foundation. The first V164-8.4 MW wind turbine for WindFloat Atlantic was installed onto the WindFloat triangular platform at the quayside … Continue reading Floating wind energy: First wind Turbine of WindFloat Atlantic Moves Into Position

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Wind power in Portugal: Iberwind extends service contracts with Nordex

Iberwind, one of the leading wind farm operators in Portugal, is extending its service contracts with the Nordex Group for 132 of its wind turbines. As part of a Premium Service contract the Nordex Group will be handling the service and maintenance of 110 N90/2500 and N90/2300 wind turbines and 22 N60/1300 machines until 2025. … Continue reading Wind power in Portugal: Iberwind extends service contracts with Nordex

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Portugal’s wind power is expected to grow to around 7 GW by 2030

Portugal’s wind power is expected to grow to around 7 GW by 2030, which is enough to cover almost 40% of the country’s electricity consumption, WindEurope’s press and comms manager has said. “Portugal currently has 5.4 GW of installed wind capacity,” Andrew Canning told New Europe on 13 March. “All of that is onshore wind … Continue reading Portugal’s wind power is expected to grow to around 7 GW by 2030

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Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain agree to foster corporate trade of renewable electricity between each other

The 5 countries have signed today in Brussels a joint declaration that lays out their plan to facilitate cross-border trade of renewable electricity from producers to corporate consumers. At COP 22, France, Germany, Morocco, Portugal and Spain signed the SET (Sustainable Electricity Trade) Roadmap: a declaration that would eventually lead to renewable electricity exchanges between … Continue reading Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain agree to foster corporate trade of renewable electricity between each other

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Senvion signs 48 MW wind turbines contracts of 3.XM series in European core markets

Senvion has signed 47.5 megawatts (MW) firm contracts of its modular 3.XM series in Belgium, France and Portugal in the fourth quarter of 2018. In Belgium, Senvion has concluded contracts with customers including EDF Luminus for the Sint Gillis Waas wind farm and Eoly for the Rebaix wind farm. The Belgian wind farms total four … Continue reading Senvion signs 48 MW wind turbines contracts of 3.XM series in European core markets

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EDP Renovaveis expects to beat wind power capacity goal by 2020

Portuguese wind energy group EDP Renovaveis said on Wednesday it expected to exceed its 2020 goal for increasing capacity by more than 10 percent. EDPR, a subsidiary of EDP Energias de Portugal, also said in a presentation it had secured projects to add capacity of more than 1 gigawatt after 2020, adding that its growth … Continue reading EDP Renovaveis expects to beat wind power capacity goal by 2020

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EU supports breakthrough wind energy technology in Portugal with EUR 60 million

EU supports breakthrough wind energy technology in Portugal with EUR 60 million loan granted by the EIB under InnovFin to Windplus Portuguese company Windplus will receive a EUR 60 million loan under the InnovFin Energy Demonstration Project programme to install a floating wind farm off the coast of Portugal. Windplus is a subsidiary of EDP … Continue reading EU supports breakthrough wind energy technology in Portugal with EUR 60 million

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China Three Gorges launches $10.8 billion bid for EDP

China’s state-owned utility China Three Gorges on Friday launched a bid to take control of Portugal’s biggest company EDP, offering a premium of just below 5 percent on the power firm’s closing stock price. The total value of the proposed deal is 9.07 billion euros ($10.83 billion), excluding a 23 percent stake already owned by … Continue reading China Three Gorges launches $10.8 billion bid for EDP

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Renewables fully meet Portugal’s power needs in March

APREN, the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association and ZERO, Sustainable Earth System Association, reported last week that Portugal’s renewable energy production in March 2018 exceeded the country’s consumption for the month.   According to data from REN (the Portuguese Transmission System Operator), the renewable electricity produced in March (4,812 GWh) exceeded the consumption of mainland Portugal … Continue reading Renewables fully meet Portugal’s power needs in March

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Portugal’s renewables exceeded electricity demand in March

Last month, electricity produced by mainland Portugal’s renewables exceeded demand, according to figures released by the country’s transmission system operator, Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN). The figures for mainland Portugal show that in March 2018, electricity from renewable sources amounted to 4,812 GWh, accounting for 103.6 percent of consumption, which totalled 4,647 GWh. The announcement was … Continue reading Portugal’s renewables exceeded electricity demand in March

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Iberdrola awards maintenance of 4,425 MW wind capacity in the Iberian Peninsula for €110 million

Key tender winners were Vestas and Siemens Gamesa, together with Spanish companies Ingeteam, Tamoin and IM Future, and the Portuguese company Efacec. Strict criteria based on safety, technical expertise and commercial competitiveness were used for the award. Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Iberdrola Renovables Energía S.A.U, has concluded the tendering process for the maintenance of a … Continue reading Iberdrola awards maintenance of 4,425 MW wind capacity in the Iberian Peninsula for €110 million

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WindEurope discusses Clean Energy Package with Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with Portugal’s Secretary of State for Energy, Jorge Seguro Sanches, in Lisbon on 4 September. António Sá da Costa, President of the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN), also took part in the meeting. Portugal is one of the frontrunners in Europe’s energy transition, and currently has more than 5 GW … Continue reading WindEurope discusses Clean Energy Package with Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy

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Saeta Yield agrees to acquire Lestenergia from Grupo ACS for EUR 104 million

Saeta Yield has reached an agreement with ProCME, a Portuguese subsidiary of Grupo ACS, to acquire 100% of Lestenergia, a portfolio of 9 operating wind farms located in Portugal with a total installed capacity of 144MW. The total cash consideration for the acquisition is c. EUR 104 million (representing a total enterprise value of EUR … Continue reading Saeta Yield agrees to acquire Lestenergia from Grupo ACS for EUR 104 million

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Vestas strengthens research and development capabilities in Portugal

Vestas opens engineering design centre in Porto, Portugal, to further strengthen its global research and development setup, underlining its industry-leading investments in research and development. The centre will be responsible for developing core technology for Vestas’ product portfolio. The centre is part of Vestas’ existing research and development (R&D) setup, which includes sites in the … Continue reading Vestas strengthens research and development capabilities in Portugal

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