Category Archives: Grids

Iberdrola wins its largest network project in the world: it will build a 1,700-kilometre power line in Brazil

It has won two lots in the auction: one of 1,707 kilometres between the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo and the other, located in Mato Grosso do Sul. They will involve an investment of 1 billion euros and will create more than 11,000 jobs during construction. The acquisition of the assets reinforces the … Continue reading Iberdrola wins its largest network project in the world: it will build a 1,700-kilometre power line in Brazil

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Iberdrola reaffirms its investment of more than £3 billion in UK networks

Its subsidiary ScottishPower, the first 100% green energy company in the British Isles, will continue to work with Ofgem to finalise the details of its investment plan for the 2023-2028 period, within the RIIO-ED2 regulatory framework. The investments will contribute to boosting the economy and employment: it plans to hire more than 1,100 professionals and … Continue reading Iberdrola reaffirms its investment of more than £3 billion in UK networks

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Spain is the second European country that generated the most electrical energy with wind energy and solar power in 2021

Spain is the second European country that generated the most electricity in 2021 from wind power and solar (which includes photovoltaic and concentrated solar power), only behind Germany according to data from ENTSO-E. The sun and the wind produced more than 86 GWh in Spain last year, a third of all production at the national … Continue reading Spain is the second European country that generated the most electrical energy with wind energy and solar power in 2021

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Natural gas, the non-rechargeable battery of the present. Green hydrogen, the battery of the future

The entry into operation of the cost adjustment mechanism of RDL 10/2022 highlighted the role of the combined cycle gas turbines as a backup for renewable energies. This need of support for wind and photovoltaic energies raises the question of what is going to replace natural gas in a 100% renewable system without fossil fuels … Continue reading Natural gas, the non-rechargeable battery of the present. Green hydrogen, the battery of the future

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ACP Praises FERC Announcement of Interconnection Proposed Rule

Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced a proposed rule that, if finalized, could help to accelerate the interconnection process – a critical problem in rapidly deploying clean energy today.?The proposed rule would allow projects that are ready to progress through the queue to advance, and would provide much-needed clarity on the timing and … Continue reading ACP Praises FERC Announcement of Interconnection Proposed Rule

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U.S. Grid-scale Energy Storage Market Breaks Q1 Record

The U.S. energy storage market set a new record in the first quarter of 2022, with grid-scale installations totaling 2,399 megawatt hours (MWh), the highest capacity for Q1 on record. According to Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business (Nasdaq: VSK), and the American Clean Power Association’s (ACP) latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report released today, the … Continue reading U.S. Grid-scale Energy Storage Market Breaks Q1 Record

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Iberdrola seeks companies to revolutionise the electricity grids of the future

The energy company wants to find, through its PERSEO start-up programme, new materials, designs, manufacturing and construction methodologies for electrical substations and high-voltage lines. The company has more than 1.2 million kilometres of power lines in the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain.  Electricity grids are the circulatory system of the new energy … Continue reading Iberdrola seeks companies to revolutionise the electricity grids of the future

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RWE’s largest battery storage project goes live in Monaghan, Ireland

RWE’s second and largest-to-date battery storage project has entered full operations in County Monaghan, Ireland. The 60-megawatt (MW) facility, located at Lisdrumdoagh, (3km East of Monaghan town) is capable of providing the rapid delivery of electricity into the power grid to help balance intermittency in electricity generation. It also provides a short term back-up to … Continue reading RWE’s largest battery storage project goes live in Monaghan, Ireland

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GE Digital Announces DERMS Solution to Power the Energy Transition

GE Digital has announced the first solution resulting from its acquisition of Opus One Solutions to power the energy transition today at DistribuTECH.  Opus One DERMS™ is designed to be an end-to-end modular Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) that can help utilities on their Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) journey to keep the grid safe, … Continue reading GE Digital Announces DERMS Solution to Power the Energy Transition

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28 Members of Congress Support Increasing Transmission Funding in FY23 Budget

On April 29th, 28 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Chairwoman Kaptur and Ranking Member Simpson urging the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee to provide robust funding for investments in transmission and grid infrastructure in the Fiscal Year 2023 Bill. In the letter, the members stated their support for the … Continue reading 28 Members of Congress Support Increasing Transmission Funding in FY23 Budget

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Statkraft and FREYR Battery Sign Agreement, Securing Long-Term Supply of Renewable Energy

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, has signed a binding Heads of Terms with FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, The Heads of Terms is expected to be finalized as a long-term physical supply agreement, with the ambition to secure a long-term supply of renewable power under globally competitive … Continue reading Statkraft and FREYR Battery Sign Agreement, Securing Long-Term Supply of Renewable Energy

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The demand that has a term coverage will be exempt from paying the adjustment of gas prices

The long?awaited Royal Decree?law with the mechanism to limit gas prices in the electricity market was finally published. This article summarises the most outstanding aspects of the RDL. Last Saturday, May 14, Royal Decree?law 10/2022, of May 13, was published, which temporarily establishes a mechanism for adjusting production costs to reduce the electricity price in … Continue reading The demand that has a term coverage will be exempt from paying the adjustment of gas prices

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TSOs, HVDC technology suppliers and the wind industry join forces to build the DC grid of the future

On Monday 2 May transmission system operators, technology providers and the wind industry came together to formally launch the READY4DC project. READY4DC will create a community of experts to work out recommendations on how to plan and build an interoperable and expandable direct current grid in Europe. The project is supported by the European Union’s … Continue reading TSOs, HVDC technology suppliers and the wind industry join forces to build the DC grid of the future

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30+ Organizations Urge Congress to Support Robust Transmission Funding in FY 2023 Budget

A diverse coalition of more than 30 clean energy organizations, environmental nonprofits, labor unions, consumer groups, developers and other companies sent a joint letter to Congress today urging robust funding for high-voltage transmission deployment and research in the Department of Energy’s FY 2023 budget. In the letter, the organizations stated their support for the critical … Continue reading 30+ Organizations Urge Congress to Support Robust Transmission Funding in FY 2023 Budget

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Iberdrola announces the purchase of Wallbox’s first superfast chargers

Iberdrola reaffirms its commitment to promoting innovation in sustainable mobility by becoming the first company to acquire the ‘Hypernova’ super-fast public chargers developed by Wallbox, the European leader in charging solutions for electric vehicles. The electricity company will acquire the first units as part of an agreement for the purchase of 10,000 chargers. The Chairman … Continue reading Iberdrola announces the purchase of Wallbox’s first superfast chargers

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ACP applauds FERC proposed transmission reform

Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced a  Proposed Rule, which, if finalized, would significantly reform regional transmission planning and cost allocation.  The clean energy industry is developing thousands of megawatts of clean energy resources – but many projects are stymied by a lack of transmission capacity.  FERC’s proposed rule has the potential to accelerate … Continue reading ACP applauds FERC proposed transmission reform

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Iberdrola’s Hub in Bilbao consolidates its position as the world centre for innovation in smart grids

Iberdrola invested more than 337 million euros in R&D&I in 2021, 15% more than the previous year, and part of the resources were allocated to projects related to smart grids. Six months after its inauguration, Iberdrola’s Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub (GSGIH) in Bilbao is consolidating its position as the world centre for innovation in … Continue reading Iberdrola’s Hub in Bilbao consolidates its position as the world centre for innovation in smart grids

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Photovoltaic broke records and together with wind energy lowered European electricity markets prices

In the first week of April, the photovoltaic energy broke records in the Spanish, French and Italian markets. This technology and the wind energy contributed to lower the prices of most European electricity markets. Negative values or the lowest in recent months were registered in several of them. Gas prices fell, also favouring the drop … Continue reading Photovoltaic broke records and together with wind energy lowered European electricity markets prices

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HBKU and Iberdrola Innovation ME Collaborate on Smart Grid Security

Con el objetivo de avanzar en la innovación de alto impacto en la energía sostenible, la Universidad Hamad Bin Khalifa (HBKU) colaborará con Iberdrola Innovation ME en la investigación y el desarrollo en el área de la ciberseguridad para la red inteligente. En virtud de un nuevo acuerdo de colaboración, HBKU e Iberdrola Innovation ME … Continue reading HBKU and Iberdrola Innovation ME Collaborate on Smart Grid Security

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The first quarter of the year registered the highest prices in history in the European energy markets

During the first quarter of 2022, European energy markets were influenced by the effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Record gas prices were registered that caused hourly, daily, monthly and quarterly historical maximums in several electricity markets. Brent futures registered the highest prices since July 2008 and CO2 futures increased in the whole of … Continue reading The first quarter of the year registered the highest prices in history in the European energy markets

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