Category Archives: Grids

Iberdrola commissions its largest power line of almost 730 kilometres in Brazil

The line runs through four states between the north and northeast: Maranhão, Piauí, Tocantins and Bahia This line will allow the exchange between the Brazilian regions and facilitate the flow of energy from the Belo Monte (AP) hydroelectric power plant, the largest power plant in Brazil with an installed capacity of 11 GW Iberdrola has … Continue reading Iberdrola commissions its largest power line of almost 730 kilometres in Brazil

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Nexans : to connect South Fork offshore wind farm with the U.S. mainland, providing clean energy power to 70,000 homes in New York

Nexans will deliver HVAC subsea export cables for South Fork Wind Farm, the first delivery of Nexans’ framework agreement to supply Ørsted and Eversource with up to 1,000 km of high voltage subsea cables in the U.S. The South Fork Wind Farm will address East Hampton’s energy needs, producing enough clean energy to power 70,000 … Continue reading Nexans : to connect South Fork offshore wind farm with the U.S. mainland, providing clean energy power to 70,000 homes in New York

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Photovoltaic and concentrated solar power and wind energy in Europe

In the first week of January, European electricity markets prices increased compared to the previous week and in most cases the average exceeded €150/MWh, despite the fact that negative hourly prices were registered in some markets at the beginning of the week. Electricity futures rose in most markets. The increase in demand and the high … Continue reading Photovoltaic and concentrated solar power and wind energy in Europe

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Photovoltaic and concentrated solar power and wind energy production

After the declines of 2020, the demand and prices of the energy markets recovered in 2021, the latter leading an escalation that made almost all European electricity markets settle with a yearly price of more than €100/MWh and break hourly and daily historical records repeatedly. Behind these increases are gas and CO2 prices that also … Continue reading Photovoltaic and concentrated solar power and wind energy production

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Record prices were registered in European electricity markets

Most of European electricity markets registered all?time high prices in the days leading up to Christmas. In some cases, hourly records were also reached. One of the protagonists behind these prices is gas, which also recorded an all?time high in the penultimate week of the year. High CO2 prices also favoured the uptrend, in a … Continue reading Record prices were registered in European electricity markets

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Despite a global pandemic and supply chain constraints, clean power has record year

Clean energy in America is having a record year. Look no further than the top headlines throughout this year.  In 2021 alone, the United States re-asserted its place in the Paris Climate Agreement and established considerable national emissions reduction and clean energy goals. As 2021 comes to an end, ACP takes a look at the … Continue reading Despite a global pandemic and supply chain constraints, clean power has record year

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Celebrating Clean Power’s Progress and Reflecting on ACP’s First Year

As? American Clean Power’s (ACP)’s? first year?comes to a close, we want to take a?moment to reflect on all that our clean energy industry achieved, together?in?2021. ACP was created to unite the power?of?America’s clean energy industry. Our trade association brings together wind, solar, transmission and storage companies, along with manufacturers and construction companies, project developers and owners/operators, utilities, … Continue reading Celebrating Clean Power’s Progress and Reflecting on ACP’s First Year

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Photovoltaic and concentrated solar power production and wind energy production

In the last weeks of 2021, European electricity spot and futures markets continued breaking price records, in a context in which gas is also at record highs and CO2 prices remain high. The new nuclear shutdowns announced in France added more uncertainty to the situation and the general fall in wind energy production in the … Continue reading Photovoltaic and concentrated solar power production and wind energy production

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Iberdrola awarded high-voltage substation in Brazil, with over €100 million investment

Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Neoenergia, continues to accelerate its commitment to Brazil. In a competitive transmission auction held at São Paulo stock exchange, the Spanish company was awarded the construction and commissioning of a 500 kV substation to be located in Ibiraci, in the state of Minas Gerais, with an investment of over € 100 … Continue reading Iberdrola awarded high-voltage substation in Brazil, with over €100 million investment

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Photovoltaic and concentrated solar power production and wind energy production

The new rise in gas prices and CO2 records bring futures to maximum prices again. The consecutive CO2 prices records of recent weeks and a new rebound in gas prices are driving electricity futures prices to historical prices in markets of central Europe, or close to historical highs in others markets such as the Iberian. … Continue reading Photovoltaic and concentrated solar power production and wind energy production

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Enel launches ‘greentailer’ business in Australia backed by Enel Green Power and Enel X

Enel Group, the world’s largest private renewable energy player with around 51 GW of installed renewable capacity worldwide, has been granted authorisation to enter the Australian energy retail market. The company will take advantage of existing operations within Australia to bring Enel’s globally established retail model to Australian shores. The retail energy licence, issued by … Continue reading Enel launches ‘greentailer’ business in Australia backed by Enel Green Power and Enel X

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IRENA and Alliance for Rural Electrification Agree to Boost Off-Grid Renewables

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), to strengthen their existing cooperation on rural electrification and universal access to energy. The MoU was signed in the margins of the fifth International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) by IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera and … Continue reading IRENA and Alliance for Rural Electrification Agree to Boost Off-Grid Renewables

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27.8% of electricity came from wind power in November in Spain

Wind energy generated 27.8% in November, photovoltaic 5.8% and concentrated solar power thermal 0.8%. The demand for electricity in Spain rises 4% in November. 41.7% of the monthly generation was of renewable origin and 57.2% was produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent. The demand for electrical energy increases 12% in the Balearic … Continue reading 27.8% of electricity came from wind power in November in Spain

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Photovoltaic and solar thermal energy production and wind energy production in Europe

During the month of November, many European electricity markets set record prices, and those that did not, continued at October levels that were also record at the time. The arrival of low temperatures together with high gas prices and CO2 record prices were the main drivers of these electricity prices. On the other hand, records … Continue reading Photovoltaic and solar thermal energy production and wind energy production in Europe

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European electricity markets prices rose again, driven by the demand and the fall in wind energy production

Prices of all European electricity markets rose in the second week of November after several weeks in which declines prevailed. The increase in demand and the fall in wind energy production led to these increases in a week in which, on average, gas and CO2 prices were higher than those of the previous week. At … Continue reading European electricity markets prices rose again, driven by the demand and the fall in wind energy production

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Rampion Offshore Wind Farm: Sale of transmission assets

Rampion Offshore Wind Limited has today confirmed the sale of its transmission assets to Transmission Capital Partners (TCP), on behalf of a consortium which includes International Public Partnerships, Amber Infrastructure Group and Transmission Investment. Rampion is a 400 megawatt (MW) wind farm and was commissioned in 2018. It is owned by RWE (50.1%) Macquarie (25%), Enbridge Rampion UK Ltd, … Continue reading Rampion Offshore Wind Farm: Sale of transmission assets

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NextEra Energy Transmission submits offshore wind transmission proposals to support New York’s clean energy goals

NextEra Energy Transmission New York, Inc, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), today announced that it has submitted multiple proposals, collectively the New York Renewable Connect, in response to the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) Long Island Offshore Wind Public Policy Transmission Need. The proposals help New York meet its offshore wind energy goals by reinforcing the transmission grid on … Continue reading NextEra Energy Transmission submits offshore wind transmission proposals to support New York’s clean energy goals

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Materials Shortage Will Not Stop The Energy Transition

The signs of climate change are everywhere. More and more countries have rallied under the banner of net zero carbon dioxide emissions by mid-century. To achieve this goal, the world needs an energy transition. The pathway outlined in IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway indicates that renewable power generation, energy efficiency and electrification of … Continue reading Materials Shortage Will Not Stop The Energy Transition

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ACP CEO Heather Zichal statement on House of Representatives passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

After passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Heather Zichal CEO of the American Clean Power Association issued the following statement: “Today, after action by the U.S. House of Representatives, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)will be signed into law by President Biden.  The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will invest … Continue reading ACP CEO Heather Zichal statement on House of Representatives passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Wind and solar could power the world’s major countries most of the time

With the eyes of the world on the United Nations COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, strategies for decarbonizing energy infrastructure are a trending topic. Yet critics of renewables question the dependability of systems that rely on intermittent resources. A recent study led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine tackles the reliability question head-on.   In … Continue reading Wind and solar could power the world’s major countries most of the time

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