Category Archives: Grids

The Truth About Texas: Thermal Power Plant Failures are the Blackout Culprits

Texas has suffered this week, but crisis reveals character. Record cold weather brought this state to the brink, but never brought Texas to its knees. Neighbors have come together to help neighbors, and everyone from front line responders to the engineers and experts who manage electricity production have worked around the clock to restore power. … Continue reading The Truth About Texas: Thermal Power Plant Failures are the Blackout Culprits

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RWE chooses Van Oord for foundations and array cables at Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

RWE, the world’s number two in offshore wind power, has advanced the development of Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. The company has selected the international marine contractor Van Oord as the preferred supplier for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables, for one of the world’s largest offshore wind … Continue reading RWE chooses Van Oord for foundations and array cables at Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

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Iberdrola steps up its commitment to Brazil with the acquisition of the Brasilia distributor for €400m

Neoenergia, through its subsidiary Bahia Geração de Energia, has been declared the winner of the auction held this morning – in international competition – for the privatisation of the electricity distributor CEB Distribuição, following the presentation of an offer amounting to R$2,515,000,000 (€399 m), for 100% of the company. CEB-D is the electricity distributor for … Continue reading Iberdrola steps up its commitment to Brazil with the acquisition of the Brasilia distributor for €400m

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South Wales Industrial Cluster bid to decarbonise region by 2040 awaits decision

RWE is pleased to be a partner in the South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC); a consortium of some of Wales’ top industry, energy, infrastructure, law, academic and engineering organisations. Earlier this year the project received an allocation of grant funding for South Wales from Innovate UK that supported the first phase of the South Wales … Continue reading South Wales Industrial Cluster bid to decarbonise region by 2040 awaits decision

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Siemens Energy awarded major service contract to strengthen Kuwait’s power grid reliability

Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) awarded Siemens Energy a contract to provide maintenance of 116 high-voltage substations. The five-year service contract represents Siemens Energy’s largest service agreement in the power transmission sector in the Middle East. The project aims to ensure reliable power supply throughout Kuwait. The substations will undergo maintenance to enhance … Continue reading Siemens Energy awarded major service contract to strengthen Kuwait’s power grid reliability

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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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The first 100 days: A clean energy roadmap

2021 brings a changing of the guard in Washington, D.C.—a new Presidential administration will be sworn in and Congress will be full of newly-elected members. That means there’s a host of officials we need to educate about the many ways clean energy can lead our post-pandemic economy recovery while making meaningful progress in the fight … Continue reading The first 100 days: A clean energy roadmap

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AWEA Releases 2021 Clean Energy Road Map

100-Day Plan details pathway to unlocking economic growth, achieving rapid renewable energy deployment to reach clean energy and climate targets. Next year brings renewed prospects for America to support renewable energy and, in turn, address climate change, while creating hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs, providing enormous social and health benefits, ensuring energy security and … Continue reading AWEA Releases 2021 Clean Energy Road Map

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Looking back at 2020’s wind education curriculum

Bridget Williams November 12, 2020 There’s no question that 2020 has been a year for the books. Despite the challenges we’ve all faced, the American wind power continued to innovate and expand. Here at AWEA, we reworked our conferences and events to continue bringing the industry together and providing meaningful, relevant educational content. As a … Continue reading Looking back at 2020’s wind education curriculum

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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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GE Supports Spain’s Decarbonization Goals with Green Gas for Grid (g³) Technology

RED ELÉCTRICA DE ESPAÑA awards contract to GE’s Grid Solutions for ten mobile substations to help power the Canary and Balearic IslandsOne containerized gas-insulated mobile substation features GE’s Green Gas for Grid (g³) – a game-changing alternative to sulfur hexafluoride (SF?) insulating gasThis marks the first use of g³ technology in Spain and the first … Continue reading GE Supports Spain’s Decarbonization Goals with Green Gas for Grid (g³) Technology

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New studies find grid modernization accelerates cost-effective renewable energy growth

Renewable energy has begun to dominate new electric generation capacity additions over the past several years for a variety of reasons– plummeting technology costs, increasing efficiency, and corresponding demand from the public and private sector, among others. However, to fully realize a 21st century clean energy economy we need to update our electric system to … Continue reading New studies find grid modernization accelerates cost-effective renewable energy growth

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Iberdrola to operate a giant storage system with network batteries in Australia

Infigen has reached an agreement with local distributor TransGrid to operate Wallgrove’s battery powered energy storage system in New South Wales, called the “Wallgrove Network Battery”. The battery will have a power of 50 MW, capable of producing 75 MW, and Infigen will manage it for a period of 10 years, after its commissioning. Wallgrove … Continue reading Iberdrola to operate a giant storage system with network batteries in Australia

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Trump buries dozens of clean energy studies

By Peter Fairley This story was produced in collaboration with Grist, a nonprofit media organization covering climate, justice, and sustainability for a national audience. Cover illustration by Amelia Bates/Grist. It was a scorching August day at the Hoover Dam as three Trump administration officials gathered for a little celebration honoring pollution-free hydroelectricity. Inside the dam’s … Continue reading Trump buries dozens of clean energy studies

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Iberdrola and Volvo Car España agree to promote electric mobility in Spain

Iberdrola is rolling out a charging infrastructure plan with increased investment and a commitment to faster charging that will involve installing 150,000 charging points in homes, companies and on the roads (in cities and between them) over the next five years Volvo is leading the sustainable transformation of the car industry with the implementation of … Continue reading Iberdrola and Volvo Car España agree to promote electric mobility in Spain

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DolWin3 supplies more than one million households with clean wind energy

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business announced the offshore grid connection DolWin3 in the North Sea was recently successfully upgraded. The upgrades included enhancements to the valves and control system. In addition to improving the overall performance of the grid connection system, the upgrades also reduce maintenance. Located approximately 80 kilometers from land, DolWin3 with … Continue reading DolWin3 supplies more than one million households with clean wind energy

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The generation of wind power, photovoltaic and solar thermal energy grows in the first nine months of 2020

Renewable generation grows in the first nine months of 2020 in Spain, in which its production increased by 16.3% compared to the same period in 2020. Solar photovoltaic and hydro are the main technologies that have made this possible. Renewables in our country continue to give good news. Until September, its annual production reached 80,577 … Continue reading The generation of wind power, photovoltaic and solar thermal energy grows in the first nine months of 2020

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Wind power generated 20% of electricity until September in Spain

Wind energy generated 18.2% of electricity in September, solar thermal 2.2% and photovoltaic 6.9%. National electricity demand for September is estimated at 20,598 GWh, 3.3% lower than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If the effects of the calendar and temperatures are taken into account, the figure drops 4.5% compared to … Continue reading Wind power generated 20% of electricity until September in Spain

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EU research project PROMOTioN presents final project results

Technologies for a meshed HVDC offshore wind energy transmission grid in Europe are ready for use – political will and action at all stakeholder levels is needed now. As coordinator of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project “Progress On Meshed Offshore HVDC Transmission Networks” (PROMOTioN), DNV GL has played a pivotal role in bringing all the … Continue reading EU research project PROMOTioN presents final project results

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