Category Archives: Grids

Iberdrola bids to construct and operate a 1,500 km power line in Chile with investment over $2.5 billion

The company continues its commitment to develop modern electricity networks, which accounts for half of planned investments to 2025 and 2030, and to investing in new growth markets. Iberdrola leads a consortium made up of the Spanish network infrastructure specialist Elecnor, with over a decade of experience in Chile, and the Dutch pension fund APG … Continue reading Iberdrola bids to construct and operate a 1,500 km power line in Chile with investment over $2.5 billion

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The search for ‘what’s next?’ in the power industry

If Statkraft were a seafaring vessel, then SVP and Head of New Business Bjørn Holsen would be its lookout – the person tasked to study the horizon and act on whatever is coming their way. Bjørn Holsen was there when the Norwegian continental shelf was being developed. He was part of the burgeoning oil and … Continue reading The search for ‘what’s next?’ in the power industry

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How Artificial Intelligence can accelerate the energy transition

A new white paper published by the World Economic Forum explains in detail the immense of potential of Artificial Intelligence in the energy transition. The scenario it describes is exciting, but a lot of work needs to be done. Last month saw the publication of a white paper by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration … Continue reading How Artificial Intelligence can accelerate the energy transition

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Iberdrola and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia launch a global technology centre that will define the electricity grids of the future

Equipped with the latest advances in digitalisation, artificial intelligence and advance data analysis, the hub hosts 50 companies, technology centres and universities which are working on 120 projects worth €110 million Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán said: “We understood before anyone else that our commitment to decarbonisation could only be successful if we digitalised the electricity … Continue reading Iberdrola and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia launch a global technology centre that will define the electricity grids of the future

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Iberdrola completes the wind farm of its first hybrid plant in the world

The initiative combines a 210 MW installed capacity wind farm and a 107 MW photovoltaic plant. The company already operates 800 MW of renewable power in Australia, has 453 MW under construction and a development pipeline of more than 1,000 MW. Iberdrola has completed the installation of the last wind turbine at its first wind-solar … Continue reading Iberdrola completes the wind farm of its first hybrid plant in the world

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Clean Power Sources are ‘Getting it Done’

After a year of catastrophic weather events and increasingly dire warnings from experts on the need for climate action, it feels like the spotlight should be on climate change every week. Climate takes center stage this week as today marks the official start of Climate Week NYC, an annual international climate summit that has taken … Continue reading Clean Power Sources are ‘Getting it Done’

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Flexible chlorine production contribute to grid stability

As the first large-scale industrial customer, Nobian’s chlorine plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be added to Vattenfall’s flexible capacity to better balance the grid. The cooperation with Vattenfall enables the Rotterdam chlorine plant Nobian to respond to the increasing fluctuations in the supply of electricity caused by the growing share of solar and wind … Continue reading Flexible chlorine production contribute to grid stability

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EU OYSTER Consortium chooses Grimsby for innovative hydrogen project

Grimsby has been chosen as the location for an innovative “marinised” electrolyser project for renewable hydrogen production. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) funded OYSTER project will develop and demonstrate an electrolyser system designed to be integrated with offshore wind turbines. The project will also investigate the potential of using pipelines to … Continue reading EU OYSTER Consortium chooses Grimsby for innovative hydrogen project

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Iberdrola promotes wind power in the US

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the chairman and Chief Executive of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, says he believes an electricity grid powered entirely with renewable energy is possible through a combination of solar, wind, hydroelectricity and batteries. Here are some of the highlights of the interview*: “When we started 20 years ago, we … Continue reading Iberdrola promotes wind power in the US

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American Clean Power launches campaign thanking senators for supporting clean power infrastructure and jobs

As Congress debates the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and other infrastructure legislation, the American Clean Power Association (ACP) launched its national Powering American Jobs campaign this week with ad buys in Arizona, Louisiana, Utah, West Virginia and Washington, DC. The ads feature workers from the wind and solar industries, and thanks senators for supporting clean … Continue reading American Clean Power launches campaign thanking senators for supporting clean power infrastructure and jobs

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Iberdrola and EIB sign a new €550 million green loan to boost smart grids in Spain

The project will contribute to the electrification of the Spanish economy and improved efficiency via better automation and control mechanisms, through the digitization of electrical networks The funds will be allocated to the investment plan covering this infrastructure that i-DE – Iberdrola’s Spanish distributor – will develop for €1.5 billion between 2021 and 2023 This … Continue reading Iberdrola and EIB sign a new €550 million green loan to boost smart grids in Spain

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IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to advance the global electrification of the energy sector based on renewables and energy efficiency. Signed by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and EPRI’s President and CEO Arshad Mansoor, the agreement provides the framework for … Continue reading IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

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Innovative solutions to stabilise the power grid

Solar cells and wind turbines provide clean and renewable energy, but create new challenges in the power grid. Statkraft is delivering technology to help prevent blackouts in the UK and Ireland. In traditional power plants based on coal, gas or hydropower, kinetic energy from turbines is converted into electric power using generators. The large turbines … Continue reading Innovative solutions to stabilise the power grid

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Wind power and energy storage converge in the name of circular innovation

A partnership agreement between Enel Green Power and the Swiss energy storage company Energy Vault aims to integrate the recycling of decommissioned wind turbine blades into the weights used by their innovative gravitational energy storage system. Wind power – and the number of clean energy-producing wind power plants – has increased new capacity by a … Continue reading Wind power and energy storage converge in the name of circular innovation

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IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook Re-Writes Energy Narrative for a Net Zero World

Change in investments, capital markets and policies tabled to realise energy transition dividend of 122 million energy jobs by 2050. Accelerating energy transitions on a path to climate safety can grow the world’s economy by 2.4 per cent over the expected growth of current plans within the next decade, a new analysis from the International … Continue reading IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook Re-Writes Energy Narrative for a Net Zero World

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Decision to extend EU steel safeguard will worsen pressure on costs

The European Commission has officially extended the steel safeguard measures for a further three years. The decision will add to cost pressures for wind turbine and component manufacturers. The steel safeguard measures impact two categories of importance to the European wind industry: heavy plate (category 7), used in the fabrication of steel wind towers, and … Continue reading Decision to extend EU steel safeguard will worsen pressure on costs

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BW Ideol and Hitachi ABB Power Grids to collaborate on developing scalable floating substations for offshore wind power

BW Ideol today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi ABB Power Grids, the world’s leading supplier of grid integration and power quality solutions, for an industry-first collaboration on developing scalable floating substations to support development of profitable commercial-scale floating offshore wind farms with high-capacity wind turbines.Floating offshore wind is the next … Continue reading BW Ideol and Hitachi ABB Power Grids to collaborate on developing scalable floating substations for offshore wind power

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Rapid growth expected for grid-scale U.S. storage capacity

Energy storage has rapidly evolved from a niche application just a few years ago into an increasingly cost competitive and fast-growing technology that complements wind and solar. And two new national lab reports find storage growth is poised to explode. Grid-scale U.S. energy storage capacity could increase five-fold by 2050 according to the latest report … Continue reading Rapid growth expected for grid-scale U.S. storage capacity

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Ignacio Galán: we will beat our investment record by investing up to €17 billion in 2021

Iberdrola’s General Shareholders’ Meeting, the first of an IBEX 35 company to allow voting by means of a QR code, was attended by 65.83% of the share capital. In his address, the chairman of Iberdrola referred to trends in the price of electricity, saying “We welcome the recent statements by the Government in Parliament on … Continue reading Ignacio Galán: we will beat our investment record by investing up to €17 billion in 2021

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