Category Archives: Grids

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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Capacity charges, neglecting renewables intensifying Pakistan’s financial burden

Massive build-up of coal power projects in Thar and ignoring renewable energy both at policy and operational level have been intensifying Pakistan’s financial burden amidst the economic downturn induced by COVID-19, reveal two studies launched on Friday. High capacity payments to thermal and coal power generators coupled with surplus installed generation capacity have been adding … Continue reading Capacity charges, neglecting renewables intensifying Pakistan’s financial burden

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Smart charging stations for a more sustainable grid

Some 80 public charging stations owned by a number of Dutch municipalities have now been equipped with innovative software that controls the charging speed for electric vehicles according to the supply of electricity. In the coming years, still more of the electricity in the electricity grid will come from sun and wind, but the challenge … Continue reading Smart charging stations for a more sustainable grid

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EU Recovery Plan: it’s time to roll up our sleeves for a green recovery

The European Commission has tabled a Recovery Strategy of unprecedented scope: €1.85 trillion to counter the economic impacts of COVID-19. The plan is presented as a chance to accelerate the European Green Deal. But it will only be as green as the projects it funds and the jobs it creates. Society expects the huge resources … Continue reading EU Recovery Plan: it’s time to roll up our sleeves for a green recovery

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Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 13.1% in May

Wind energy represented 21.9% of the electricity demand in Spain in May, concentrated solar power 3.3% and photovoltaic energy 9, 3%. 52.5% of the monthly generation was from renewable sources and 70.8% were produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent. The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 31.3% and … Continue reading Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 13.1% in May

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Iberdrola: “If we accelerate clean energy provision we could create 300,000 jobs immediately”

In an interview with national newspaper El País External link, opens in new window. on Sunday 24 May as part of its Jobs and the Crisis series, Iberdrola group chairman Ignacio Galán explained that “we will emerge from this crisis greener or not at all”, an opinion shared by all European Union and United Nations … Continue reading Iberdrola: “If we accelerate clean energy provision we could create 300,000 jobs immediately”

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Vattenfall InCharge and Louwman Group in new cooperation to charge electrical vehicles and reach “zero emission”

Vattenfall InCharge and Louwman Group with the brands Toyota and Lexus, will in a new collaboration offer full service charging solutions to customers in the Netherlands. This is possible at any Toyota and Lexus dealer when buying an electrical vehicle Pieter van Ommeren, director of Vattenfall InCharge Netherlands: “Louwman Group is an important partner in … Continue reading Vattenfall InCharge and Louwman Group in new cooperation to charge electrical vehicles and reach “zero emission”

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Wind power production keeps prices low in European electricity markets

Wind energy production increased in most of Europe, lowering electricity prices, except in the Iberian peninsula, where the decrease in wind energy contributed to a rise in prices. Meanwhile, demand for electricity continues to rebound in European markets as the de-escalation of confinement measures continues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this time helped by lower … Continue reading Wind power production keeps prices low in European electricity markets

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A majority of EU countries support green recovery plans for Europe

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, a clear majority of voices across Europe is calling out for an accelerated energy transition towards renewable energy sources. Different initiatives are asking European leaders to put the Green Deal at the heart of Europe’s economic response to the pandemic. Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ireland recently joined 13 … Continue reading A majority of EU countries support green recovery plans for Europe

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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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Wind energy generated 26.8% of electricity in Spain in March

Wind power produced 26.8% of electricity in March, solar thermal 1.2% and photovoltaic 5%.Half of the monthly generation was of renewable origin and 75.6% was produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 into the atmosphere.The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 7.3% and in the Canary Islands by 8.9% compared … Continue reading Wind energy generated 26.8% of electricity in Spain in March

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Wind energy joins the European Alliance for a Green Recovery

The first European Alliance for Green Recovery has been born, which will work to implement ecologically sustainable solutions in the economic strategy of the European Union, with the fight against climate change at the core of this strategy to emerge from the crisis caused by the COVID pandemic -19. The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) … Continue reading Wind energy joins the European Alliance for a Green Recovery

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Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19

In a short few weeks, much of the world has been shut down due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has crossed borders and oceans, rapidly devastating communities and livelihoods. Decisions being taken now to address the social and economic impacts of the crisis come amid profound uncertainty about both the course of the pandemic … Continue reading Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19

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COVID-19, electrical system and contribution of wind energy

Wind power generation contributes 27.6% of demand, the market price is the lowest in the last 4 years and CO2 emissions from the electrical system reach a record low. Wind energy generation in MarchWind turbines has generated 15% more in March than in 2019.If we compare the wind generation values of March 2020 compared to … Continue reading COVID-19, electrical system and contribution of wind energy

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Price drop due to coronavirus and high wind power and solar production

Last week there was a general drop in prices in electricity markets. Wind energy and solar production increased in several markets, which together with the effects of the COVID 19 crisis, led to the fall in prices. Minimum prices for the last two years were reached on Saturday, March 28 in the N2EX, EPEX SPOT … Continue reading Price drop due to coronavirus and high wind power and solar production

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Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-powered Future

Battery storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables in power systems worldwide. A recent analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) illustrates how electricity storage technologies can be used for a variety of applications in the power sector, from e-mobility and … Continue reading Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-powered Future

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Iberdrola has accelerated its electric mobility plans

The company will install 150,000 charging points in households, companies and on public highways (urban and interurban) over the next five years · It is investing in ultra and super-fast infrastructure (150 kW and 350 kW) that will have vehicles charged and back on the road in between five and 15 minutes. Iberdrola has installed … Continue reading Iberdrola has accelerated its electric mobility plans

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Wind energy exceeds 25,700 MW installed in Spain

Spain leads the ranking of EU countries in onshore wind farm installation. Spain has increased wind power by 2,243 MW in 2019, multiplying by five the installed wind turbines capacity compared to the previous year, adding a total of 25,704 MW of wind power installed with wind turbines. Wind energy has produced 20.8% of the … Continue reading Wind energy exceeds 25,700 MW installed in Spain

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AWEA releases proper lifting techniques guidance

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. There are many steps you can take to improve the workplace and work practices, making workers safer and more resilient. Understanding body mechanics and how … Continue reading AWEA releases proper lifting techniques guidance

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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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