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Drone technology facilitates inspections of wind turbines

The humming of small rotors will be heard more often in the future in maintenance work and inspections in Vattenfall’s various operations. Drones can simplify these tasks and reduce the risk of occupational injuries, for example during inspections of hard-to-access plant components. They can also be used to fly over rivers and map ice growth … Continue reading Drone technology facilitates inspections of wind turbines

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New battery storage facility in Sweden increases grid capacity

Vattenfall, Boliden and Landskrona Energi, with the support of the Swedish Energy Agency, are conducting a two-year research project and investing in a new battery storage facility in Landskrona.   The new scope of the project is to develop a battery storage facility that can combine reduced electricity costs for the customer with flexible grid … Continue reading New battery storage facility in Sweden increases grid capacity

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Electrification, innovation and hydrogen gas reduce industry dependence on fossil fuels

Industry needs help in order to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. Vattenfall is making it happen through cooperation and partnerships with industry. This year will see the inauguration of HYBRIT’s pilot plant in Luleå, Sweden. In this plant, a tonne of fossil-free steel will be produced from raw iron ore every hour. By means of … Continue reading Electrification, innovation and hydrogen gas reduce industry dependence on fossil fuels

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EU Commissioner visited Horns Rev 3 wind power plant

As part of the newly appointed European Commissioner for Energy’s first official visit to a member state, Kadri Simson on 6 February visited Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the North Sea and the surveillance centre at Vattenfall’s service centre in Esbjerg, western Denmark. The European Commission has launched a European Green Deal (EGD) … Continue reading EU Commissioner visited Horns Rev 3 wind power plant

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Vattenfall and AG Barr sign wind power agreement in the UK

Vattenfall will supply AG Barr, manufacturer of leading soft drinks brands including IRN-BRU and Rubicon, with 22GWh electricity per year from Vattenfall’s wind farms in the UK – the equivalent used by 6000 UK homes annually. Danielle Lane, Country Manager at Vattenfall UK said: “Our goal is to make fossil free living possible for our customers … Continue reading Vattenfall and AG Barr sign wind power agreement in the UK

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Electric vehicle charging point number 15,000 now on the InCharge network

Vattenfall has just connected charging point number 15,000 to its international charging network InCharge. Vattenfall just connected charging point number 15,000 to its growing InCharge network that offers a full range of solutions for charging cars at home, at work and on the go. “It is fantastic to have now passed this milestone together with … Continue reading Electric vehicle charging point number 15,000 now on the InCharge network

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Vattenfall and TuuliWatti sign wind power balancing services agreement

Vattenfall and the largest Finnish wind power producer TuuliWatti have signed a five-year wind energy services agreement that includes TuuliWatti’s total wind power production in Finland. Starting on January 1st, 2020, the agreement entails forecasting, trading and balancing services for TuuliWatti’s total wind power production in Finland. Currently, the company’s wind power portfolio has an … Continue reading Vattenfall and TuuliWatti sign wind power balancing services agreement

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More solar power for Amsterdam and Uppsala

Vattenfall has built Amsterdam’s largest solar roof and in Uppsala one of Sweden’s biggest solar farms will be constructed. Amsterdam’s largest solar roof was put into operation on Thursday 16 January after 17,000 solar panels were installed by Vattenfall on the roofs of two industrial buildings. The total area of 45,000 square metres is equivalent … Continue reading More solar power for Amsterdam and Uppsala

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Vattenfall’s last coal power plant in the Netherlands is closing

The closing of Hemweg 8 is the result of legislation by the Dutch government that has decided to phase out coal production in the country. Alexander van Ofwegen, Director of Heat & Production at Vattenfall Netherlands says: “Vattenfall sees no future for coal” and in the coal phase-out discussion in the Netherlands we have been clear … Continue reading Vattenfall’s last coal power plant in the Netherlands is closing

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Wind power project closed for winter

A combination of snow, cold weather and reindeer herding means that Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind power project, Blakliden-Fäbodberget, is now going into hibernation for the winter. Construction of Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm, Blakliden & Fäbodberget in northern Sweden, is now closing down for the winter season. When winter comes, bringing heavy snow and frost, … Continue reading Wind power project closed for winter

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Electric car battery carbon footprint much lower than assumed

Electric car batteries have a significantly lower impact on the climate than what was previously assumed, a new study shows. The greatest part of an electric car’s CO2 footprint comes from the manufacturing of its batteries, the climate impact of which has long been subject to discussion. In 2017, a report from the IVL Swedish … Continue reading Electric car battery carbon footprint much lower than assumed

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Renewable hydrogen will help to become fossil free

Hydrogen can play an essential role for the decarbonisation of society and in particular reducing the CO2-emissions sectors such as steel and chemical industry but also heavy duty and public transport. Hydrogen Europe is a European branch association based in Brussels, representing more than 150 companies, national associations and research centres active in the area … Continue reading Renewable hydrogen will help to become fossil free

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Vattenfall builds its first floating solar farm

The first floating solar farm developed by Vattenfall will be built in the Netherlands. In late December, Vattenfall will start construction of the solar farm, which will have a capacity of 1.2 megawatt. Space for building solar farms is scarce in the Netherlands. One solution is to construct floating solar farms, for example on ponds and … Continue reading Vattenfall builds its first floating solar farm

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Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 wind farm to be fitted with new 11 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Vattenfall extend Hollandse Kust Zuid turbine supply to cover the entire Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm zone, making this the largest turbine collaboration to date for Vattenfall. Vattenfall will act as launching customer to pioneer Siemens Gamesa’s most powerful offshore wind turbine. At the WindEurope Offshore 2019 Conference & Exhibition … Continue reading Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 wind farm to be fitted with new 11 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines

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Siemens Gamesa will install its new 11 MW offshore wind turbines in a Vattenfall wind farm in the Netherlands

The latest offshore wind turbine model, with 11 MW of power, is the perfect choice for the Hollandse Kust Zuid wind energy project, the world’s first offshore without subsidies. The wind farm will provide wind power to three million Dutch homes. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will install its new 11 MW offshore wind turbines in … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will install its new 11 MW offshore wind turbines in a Vattenfall wind farm in the Netherlands

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Vattenfall and Microsoft pilot world’s first hourly matching (24/7) of renewable energy

Vattenfall and Microsoft have jointly developed a first-of-its-kind solution, providing customers a new level of transparency into their electricity consumption making it possible to go from year-based data to hourly based data on source of origin. The solution, 24/7 Matching, is being piloted at Vattenfall and Microsoft Headquarters in Sweden. The new 24/7 solution is built … Continue reading Vattenfall and Microsoft pilot world’s first hourly matching (24/7) of renewable energy

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Lowered costs and hydrogen production in focus for Vattenfall at WindEurope Offshore wind energy conference

By means of hydrogen production offshore wind power could play a bigger role in decarbonizing heavy industry. This is one of the topics Vattenfall executives will address at the leading wind energy conference in Copenhagen next week. The WindEurope Offshore conference in Copenhagen 26 to 28 November is the leading-edge, international conference for the offshore … Continue reading Lowered costs and hydrogen production in focus for Vattenfall at WindEurope Offshore wind energy conference

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Vattenfall and Honda to develop a climate smart and cost effective charging solution

Vattenfall and technology company Honda have today signed a Letter of Intent to introduce convenient home charging solutions and flexible energy contracts specifically tailored for electric vehicle (EV) owners in Europe. This service will initially be rolled out in the UK and Germany in 2020. Vattenfall´s goal is to enable a fossil free life within … Continue reading Vattenfall and Honda to develop a climate smart and cost effective charging solution

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Hydrogen, an important step towards independence from fossil fuels

Wind power and solar energy is expected to provide the largest contribution to the EU renewable energy targets for 2030 and beyond. At least 32 per cent of total energy consumption in the sectors of electricity, heat and transport shall be covered by renewable energy – in ten years’ time.  Since renewable energy faces some … Continue reading Hydrogen, an important step towards independence from fossil fuels

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Vattenfall has applied for a new license to build a 350-400 megawatt offshore wind power in southern Sweden

Vattenfall has applied for a new license to build a 350-400 megawatt offshore wind farm in southern Sweden, a plan that could pave the way for investment in a cross-border cable to share power. The wind farm, which had been granted a now-expired license, is the Swedish part of a larger park called Kriegers Flak … Continue reading Vattenfall has applied for a new license to build a 350-400 megawatt offshore wind power in southern Sweden

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