Category Archives: Grids

Acciona Energía has launched the Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Balearic Islands project

ACCIONA Energía has set up the Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Balearic Islands project, creating the first bi-directional electric vehicle charging network to operate in Spain.  This ecosystem is 100% renewable, and it will allow to use the electricity stored in the batteries of electric vehicles for self-consumption or to inject it back into the grid. … Continue reading Acciona Energía has launched the Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Balearic Islands project

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Iberdrola enhance the detection of incidents in its distribution networks

Iberdrola is strengthening one of its key business areas: distribution and transmission networks. Through its PERSEO start-up programme, the utility is seeking solutions that enable the early detection of incidents in the installations and equipment of the transformation centres responsible for modifying the voltage so that end users can make use of the energy. The … Continue reading Iberdrola enhance the detection of incidents in its distribution networks

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More than 80% of Iberdrola’s high and medium voltaje grids worldwide will be smart by 2025

As part of its strategy towards energy transition, and with the aim of contributing to the decarbonisation of the economy, Iberdrola is committed to digitalising more than 80% of its transmission and distribution networks by 2025.  Grids are the backbone of the new energy model and the way forward for the transition to a green economy, … Continue reading More than 80% of Iberdrola’s high and medium voltaje grids worldwide will be smart by 2025

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The development of storage systems

Enel Green Power has long been committed to creating solutions that reduce the discontinuity of renewable sources: good examples include the Azure Sky Wind + BESS facility in Texas and “second life” batteries in Melilla. At this point, it’s a fact: the increase in the incidence of renewables in electricity systems makes the role of … Continue reading The development of storage systems

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Clean Power Slows During Third Quarter, But the Future is Bright for Growth with Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

While the Inflation Reduction Act is set to catalyze clean energy growth, the industry continues to deal with policy and regulatory challenges hindering development and deployment of clean power. These challenges and more were apparent in ACP’s latest Clean Power Quarterly Market Report for the third quarter.  ACP’s new market report shows that from July … Continue reading Clean Power Slows During Third Quarter, But the Future is Bright for Growth with Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

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DNV builds up high-voltage grid expertise with acquisition of Power System Dynamics

The acquisition expands DNV’s grid analysis and flexible AC transmission optimisation offer, strengthening its services to power grid operators with a focus on fast changing power markets. DNV announced today that it has acquired Power System Dynamics (PSD Consulting Engineering Pty. Ltd.), a grid consulting firm providing worldwide specialised services for high-voltage power systems from … Continue reading DNV builds up high-voltage grid expertise with acquisition of Power System Dynamics

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World Energy Outlook 2022 shows the global energy crisis can be a historic turning point towards a cleaner and more secure future

The global energy crisis triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing profound and long-lasting changes that have the potential to hasten the transition to a more sustainable and secure energy system, according to the latest edition of the IEA’s World Energy Outlook. Today’s energy crisis is delivering a shock of unprecedented breadth and complexity. … Continue reading World Energy Outlook 2022 shows the global energy crisis can be a historic turning point towards a cleaner and more secure future

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Half of the energy storage capacity that Enel Green Power is building is located in Italy

Half of the energy storage capacity that Enel Green Power is building is located in Italy, and it’s about to reach 2 GW. Our goal is to reach 9 GW worldwide by 2030. Batteries – and storage systems in general – are an essential tool for ensuring the continuity, reliability, and efficiency of the power … Continue reading Half of the energy storage capacity that Enel Green Power is building is located in Italy

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Iberdrola seeks solutions to protect its power lines from climate change

The electricity company aims to avoid some of the faults caused in distribution networks by falling trees in forest environments The company has more than 1.1 million kilometres of transmission lines in the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain  Distribution lines are one of the pillars of the electricity system worldwide, and even … Continue reading Iberdrola seeks solutions to protect its power lines from climate change

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ACP Urges Comprehensive Interconnection Reform

Today the American Clean Power Association (ACP) filed detailed comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) highlighting multiple opportunities to improve the interconnection process for clean energy and storage projects.  At present, over 1.4 terawatts of clean energy resources are in interconnection queues across the country, but regular delays and the assignment of unreasonable … Continue reading ACP Urges Comprehensive Interconnection Reform

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Wind power generated 20.8% of electricity in Spain until September

The demand for electricity in Spain fell by 3.5% in September. Wind power generated 20.8% until September, Concentrated Solar Power 1.8% and photovoltaic 11%.This decrease is observed once the effects of labor and temperatures during that month have been corrected.37.2% of electricity production in September in Spain was renewable and 58.2% did not emit CO2 … Continue reading Wind power generated 20.8% of electricity in Spain until September

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Iberdrola and EIB sign a €220 million green loan top-up to boost smart grids in Spain

The funds, totalling €820 million, are earmarked for the infrastructure investment plan of i-DE, Iberdrola’s electricity distribution company in Spain The project, which will maintain 10,000 jobs per year, is contributing to the electrification of the Spanish economy and to increasing the efficiency of the distribution network These additional resources will facilitate the execution of … Continue reading Iberdrola and EIB sign a €220 million green loan top-up to boost smart grids in Spain

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Vattenfall signs grid contract with Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions

Vattenfall has signed a contract with Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions AS to deliver grid connection infrastructure for the Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Farm off the British coast. The contract gives Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions the responsibility for engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) onshore and offshore substations … Continue reading Vattenfall signs grid contract with Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions

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Renewable energies and gas prices continue to push electricity markets prices down

In the fourth week of September and the first days of the last week of the month, most European electricity markets continued the trend of price decreases registered during the month. The recovery of the renewable energy production joined the drops in gas prices, one of the fundamental causes of these declines. In the Iberian … Continue reading Renewable energies and gas prices continue to push electricity markets prices down

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The EU’s future-proof electricity grid will need many more onshore and offshore interconnectors

WindEurope took part in the European Commission’s Projects of Common Interest (PCI) Energy Days – which are dedicated to the practical implementation of the EU’s PCIs for energy. These PCI projects include onshore and offshore cross-border interconnectors and large energy storage assets. The focus of the event was the revised Trans-European Networks for Energy Regulation … Continue reading The EU’s future-proof electricity grid will need many more onshore and offshore interconnectors

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Mass electrification only possible with heavy investment

Energy industry leaders see an urgent need for greater investment in power grids to better connect regions, secure reliable distribution of resources and meet climate targets. Three quarters (76%) of the 400 senior energy professionals contacted in 75 countries say existing grid infrastructure can’t adequately connect renewable energy sources to areas of high demand. 87% … Continue reading Mass electrification only possible with heavy investment

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Photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind energy in European electricity markets

European electricity markets prices continued to fall thanks to wind energy and lower gas prices. In the third week of September, European electricity markets prices fell in a generalised way, continuing the trend of the two previous weeks. The drop in gas prices was once again one of the causes of these declines, to which … Continue reading Photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind energy in European electricity markets

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Pumping is adapting its consumption profile to the increase in photovoltaic energy

The rapid growth of solar photovoltaic energy in Spain is creating opportunities in the electricity market. The most widespread technology currently used to store energy, pumping power plants, is changing its consumption pattern to take advantage of these opportunities. The energy transition will create new opportunities like this one that will be exploited by new … Continue reading Pumping is adapting its consumption profile to the increase in photovoltaic energy

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Emergency measures on electricity market: avoid a patchwork that undermines renewables investments

The European Commission has proposed new rules that would cap the price of wind energy and other so-called inframarginal power generation at €180/MWh. WindEurope supports the aim of cushioning the impact of high electricity prices on families and businesses. But national caps that deviate from an EU-wide cap would create a patchwork that would undermine investments … Continue reading Emergency measures on electricity market: avoid a patchwork that undermines renewables investments

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U.S. Grid-Scale Energy Storage Market Beats Q2 Record

The U.S. energy storage market set a new record in the second quarter of 2022, with grid-scale installations totaling 2,608 megawatt hours (MWh) – the highest installed capacity for any Q2 on record, according to a new report released today.  According to Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business (Nasdaq: VSK), and the American Clean Power Association’s … Continue reading U.S. Grid-Scale Energy Storage Market Beats Q2 Record

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