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Vattenfall to deliver wind energy 24/7 to Microsoft´s Swedish datacenters

Vattenfall and Microsoft in Sweden piloted 24/7 Matching solution last year and are now intensifying the partnership as energy partners. The 24/7 Matching solution will be used in the new Microsoft datacenters in Sweden to measure renewable energy consumption per hour. Vattenfall will also deliver EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) labelled hydro and wind power 24/7 … Continue reading Vattenfall to deliver wind energy 24/7 to Microsoft´s Swedish datacenters

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Ørsted aims to develop offshore wind energy projects in South Korea

Ørsted today announced its intention to develop South Korean offshore wind power projects with a potential capacity of up to 1.6GW off the coast of Incheon City. The announcement was made at an event joined by National Assembly members, South Korea’s Energy Agency, and key industry leaders with offshore wind track records in South Korea’s … Continue reading Ørsted aims to develop offshore wind energy projects in South Korea

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NovaWind JSC starts Bondarevskaya wind farm construction in Stavropol Krai

NovaWind JSC has started building the Bondarevskaya wind farm in the Stavropol Krai in the south of Russia, the third wind farm to be built in the region. The wind farm will have a capacity of 120 MW, with a planned annual average output of 354 mln kWh. The site will consist of 48 2.5 MW-capacity wind turbines. … Continue reading NovaWind JSC starts Bondarevskaya wind farm construction in Stavropol Krai

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NKT is preferred turnkey supplier for high-voltage offshore wind farm project

NKT has entered into a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) as main contractor for delivery and installation of high-voltage DC on- and offshore export cable systems to an European offshore wind farm. The wind farm is included in the high-voltage project pipeline listed in the NKT prospectus which was recently released as part of the initiation … Continue reading NKT is preferred turnkey supplier for high-voltage offshore wind farm project

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Renewable Hydrogen Coalition will position Europe as world-leader on renewable hydrogen

The new coalition will support and accelerate the uptake of renewable hydrogen solutions in Europe. A new study released at the launch shows that renewable hydrogen in Europe could grow at much faster rate than current strategies suggest. Europe’s top renewable energy organisations are launching the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition today to give voice to businesses … Continue reading Renewable Hydrogen Coalition will position Europe as world-leader on renewable hydrogen

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RWE to divest a 49% stake in the UK Humber Gateway offshore wind farm to Greencoat

RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has signed an agreement with Greencoat to sell a 49 % stake in the UK offshore wind farm Humber Gateway for a total cash consideration payable at completion being GBP 648 million. The disposal is part of RWE’s capital rotation program and the proceeds will be … Continue reading RWE to divest a 49% stake in the UK Humber Gateway offshore wind farm to Greencoat

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Alcazar Energy and Hecate Energy brought online 45 MW Shobak wind farm in Jordan

Vestas was contracted to construct the project which included the installation of 13 V136-3.45 MW wind turbines across an area of 14.5km2 near the village of Al Shobak. It will also provide O&M services. The wind farm is jointly financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Islamic Corporation for the Development … Continue reading Alcazar Energy and Hecate Energy brought online 45 MW Shobak wind farm in Jordan

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Boralex consolidates ownership in three Quebec wind farms

Boralex Inc. says it has signed a deal to buy the 49 per cent stake in three Quebec wind farms it does not already own from the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec. The company will pay $121.5 million in cash plus up to an additional $4 million subject to certain conditions that need … Continue reading Boralex consolidates ownership in three Quebec wind farms

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Hydrogen consortium applies for EU funding

The GET H2 Nukleus project continues to take shape. The aim is to create the country’s first publicly accessible hydrogen network with scalable industrial production of green hydrogen. The hydrogen consortium around RWE Generation, bp, Evonik, Nowega and OGE has now submitted an application for funding from the EU Innovation Fund. In concrete terms, the … Continue reading Hydrogen consortium applies for EU funding

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What happens when wind turbines get old?

WindEurope’s End-of-Life Issues and Strategies Seminar (EoLIS 2020) explored what happens when wind turbines reach the end of their operational life. Industry experts discussed the latest trends and developments in repowering, lifetime extension, decommissioning and recycling. WindEurope presented a new Industry Guidance Document for the dismantling and decommissioning of onshore turbines. 34,000 wind turbines in … Continue reading What happens when wind turbines get old?

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Green electricity from Amrumbank wind farm to power trains of Deutsche Bahn

Electricity to be supplied from Amrumbank West offshore wind farm, located off Heligoland, from 2024 onwards. Starting in 2024, Deutsche Bahn (German Rail) will be powered by electricity from  RWE Renewable’s Amrumbank West offshore wind farm. The relevant power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed by Deutsche Bahn and RWE Supply & Trading, RWE’s trading … Continue reading Green electricity from Amrumbank wind farm to power trains of Deutsche Bahn

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Enel Green Power and Novartis strike deal for 10 year 100% renewable energy agreement

Enel Green Power and the global medicines company Novartis have signed a 10 year Pan-European Virtual Power Purchase Agreement for around 78 MW of renewable power starting from January 2022. The energy will be generated by the 179.9 MW TICO Wind Farm, located in the Spanish province of Zaragoza, Enel Green Power will be a “Green Enabler” … Continue reading Enel Green Power and Novartis strike deal for 10 year 100% renewable energy agreement

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Industry ready to deliver on EU’s plan for 25-fold increase in offshore wind energy

WindEurope welcomes the Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy presented by the European Commission today. The Strategy foresees 300 GW of offshore wind in the EU by 2050. Offshore wind is set to be the number one source of electricity Europe consumes by around 2040. The European wind industry is ready to deliver this. But beefing up … Continue reading Industry ready to deliver on EU’s plan for 25-fold increase in offshore wind energy

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IRENA and GWEC Enhance Cooperation to Scale Up Renewables Globally

Today, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) signed a cooperation agreement in order to join efforts aimed at increasing the adoption and deployment of wind and renewable energy worldwide. This agreement was signed by IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera and GWEC CEO Ben Backwell on the occasion of … Continue reading IRENA and GWEC Enhance Cooperation to Scale Up Renewables Globally

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EDP Renewables signs 63 MW PPA with Novartis

EDP Renewables, SA (“EDPR”), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers,  through its subsidiary EDP Renovables España S.L.U., has secured a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with Novartis, a global medicines company, to sell electricity to be produced by a portfolio of 63 MW of … Continue reading EDP Renewables signs 63 MW PPA with Novartis

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High Voltage On The High Seas: Huge North Sea Station Will Allow Germany To Capture More Wind Power

Like many countries around the world, Germany is in the middle of an ambitious energy transition, aiming to generate 80% of its power from renewable sources by 2050. One steppingstone on that journey is a huge yellow structure rising more than 60 feet from the slate-gray waters of the North Sea some 80 kilometers off … Continue reading High Voltage On The High Seas: Huge North Sea Station Will Allow Germany To Capture More Wind Power

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Wind energy in Brazil grew 1,115 MW already in 2020 spread across 34 projects

The expansion of the electricity sector up to mid-November totaled 3,934.81 MW released by the National Electric Energy Agency. According to data from the agency, in November five new wind farms were registered, which together add up to 155.4 MW of installed capacity with wind turbines, divided into two wind power farms, one wind farm … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil grew 1,115 MW already in 2020 spread across 34 projects

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Iberdrola joins the world’s top manufacturer of electrolysers to make Spain a leader in green hydrogen

To enable the deal, Iberdrola and Basque company Ingeteam have created Iberlyzer, a company dedicated to the integration, installation and maintenance of electrolyser plants. Iberlyzer will begin operations next year and will integrate over 200 MW of electrolysers by 2023, investing €100 million to create 150 direct jobs. The agreement strengthens Iberdrola and Fertiberia’s green … Continue reading Iberdrola joins the world’s top manufacturer of electrolysers to make Spain a leader in green hydrogen

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Power export cable preferred bidder announced for RWE’s Sofia

Prysmian Group is set to provide a turn-key high voltage submarine and land export cable connection, including use of brand-new cable installation vessel Leonardo da Vinci, for RWE Renewable’s largest offshore wind project, 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia Offshore Wind Farm sited on Dogger Bank, in the central North Sea. A preferred bidder agreement was signed … Continue reading Power export cable preferred bidder announced for RWE’s Sofia

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Siemens Gamesa appoints Marc Becker as CEO of Offshore

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today announces that Marc Becker is to return to the company as CEO of its industry-leading Offshore business. Becker served as Managing Director for Germany and Head of Offshore Sales and Projects at Siemens Gamesa before leaving the company in early 2020. In the latter role, and previously as COO of … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa appoints Marc Becker as CEO of Offshore

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