Category Archives: Grids

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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New Transmission Technology Is Helping UK Offshore Wind Farms Go Bigger, Farther

When the English playwright Thomas Heywood used the phrase “as common as coals from Newcastle” — pointing out something that was just plain ordinary — his London audience knew exactly what he was talking about, even in the early 1600s. For centuries, the abundance of coal around Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northeast England not only helped shape … Continue reading New Transmission Technology Is Helping UK Offshore Wind Farms Go Bigger, Farther

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The EDF Group invests in the start-up ECOSUN Innovations and strengthens its microgrid offer

EDF Renewables, the EDF Group’s specialist wind and solar power subsidiary, is partnering with ECOSUN Innovations and taking a 29% stake in the company. This French start-up, based in Alsace, develops innovative ‘microgrid’ solutions to provide electricity in remote areas. Most notably, ECOSUN Innovations sells a range of solar systems in mobile containers fitted with … Continue reading The EDF Group invests in the start-up ECOSUN Innovations and strengthens its microgrid offer

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Iberdrola creates its Global Smartgrid Innovation Hub to lead the energy transition

Iberdrola believes that the transition towards a new energy model, based on electrification and the incorporation of more renewables, requires accelerating investments in electricity distribution networks. In order to respond to the challenges and to lead innovation in networks infrastructure, the company has announced the launch of a Global Smartgrid Innovation Hub. The hub will … Continue reading Iberdrola creates its Global Smartgrid Innovation Hub to lead the energy transition

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Eliminating CO2 Emissions from Industry and Transport in Line with 1.5°C Climate Goal

Renewable energy holds the key to most of the options available to reach zero emissions in industry and transport, IRENA’s new report Reaching Zero with Renewables shows. Presented today by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera at the high-level Clean Energy Ministerial-Mission Innovation meeting, it sends a strong message that limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C. will … Continue reading Eliminating CO2 Emissions from Industry and Transport in Line with 1.5°C Climate Goal

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Iberdrola signs green loan with ICO to finance the installation of 2,500 public charging points in Spain and Portugal

The roll-out of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure by the company will reach 150,000 chargers over the next five years.Its mobility electrification plan also has the support of the European Commission via CEF Transport Blending Facility funds.ICO, an implementing partner of the CEF programme, helps Spanish companies to secure finance for projects that will contribute … Continue reading Iberdrola signs green loan with ICO to finance the installation of 2,500 public charging points in Spain and Portugal

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What’s at Stake for Clean Energy in the US Election?

How will the election shape the solar, wind, energy storage and utility sectors? GTM’s reporters game it out. The reailty is there’s no bad outcome for clean energy in the upcoming election, though the climate is another story. For clean energy resources — solar, wind and energy storage — the range of possibilities over the next four years … Continue reading What’s at Stake for Clean Energy in the US Election?

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Vattenfall to install 8,000 new charging points in the Netherlands

Vattenfall has won one of the bigger tenders for new charging networks in the Netherlands. Up to 8,000 new charge points will be realized until 2024 in the provinces Noord-Brabant and Limburg. The agreement contains innovative solutions such as smart charging and proactive expansion of the charging infrastructure. Vattenfall´s goal is to enable a fossil … Continue reading Vattenfall to install 8,000 new charging points in the Netherlands

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The demand for electricity in Spain decreases 2.4% in August

37.8% of the monthly generation was of renewable origin: wind energy 15.8%, concentrated solar power 3.5% and photovoltaic 8%.61.2% was produced from technologies that do not emit equivalent CO2.The demand for electricity decreased in the Balearic Islands by 19.7% and in the Canary Islands by 8% compared to the same month in 2019.Photovoltaic solar energy … Continue reading The demand for electricity in Spain decreases 2.4% in August

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California renewable energy providers urge State investments in a more diverse, reliable mix of clean energy to prevent future capacity shortfalls

he American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following this week’s rotating power outages in California. “California’s goal is to shift to 100% clean energy over the next 25 years while providing electricity safely, reliably, and affordably. Renewable energy has demonstrated for more than a … Continue reading California renewable energy providers urge State investments in a more diverse, reliable mix of clean energy to prevent future capacity shortfalls

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California blackouts a policy failure, not a technological one

We all know that electricity is a necessity and not a luxury—access to reliable, affordable power is the lifeblood of our economy. Our healthcare systems, commerce, our own homes and so much more depend on it. We need to treat California’s recent rolling blackouts as a call to action to build a 21st century renewable … Continue reading California blackouts a policy failure, not a technological one

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Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 3.8% in July

Demand for electrical energy in Spain fell by 3.8% in July: wind energy produced 37.9%, concentrated solar power 3.5% and photovoltaic 7.9%  The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 26.8% and in the Canary Islands by 9.4% compared to the same month of 2019.Solar photovoltaic produced 89.9% more than in July … Continue reading Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 3.8% in July

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Iberdrola, SEAT and Volkswagen Group Spain Distribution join forces to boost electric mobility in Spain

Iberdrola, SEAT and Volkswagen Group Spain Distribution (VGSD) reinforce their commitment to the electrification of transport with the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement to jointly promote the deployment of electric and sustainable mobility in Spain. The alliance has been supported in the meeting held between Iberdrola’s President Ignacio Galán and the Volkswagen Group CEO … Continue reading Iberdrola, SEAT and Volkswagen Group Spain Distribution join forces to boost electric mobility in Spain

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Amsterdam’s electric vehicle chargers receive rainbow makeover to help support LGBTQ youth

During the Dutch Pride Week, proceeds from Amsterdam’s public chargers will be donated to the Dutch LGBTQ association COC, to help support youth initiatives. For many of Amsterdam’s EV driving residents, it has become somewhat of a tradition: seeing the public chargers that they use to charge their EVs colorfully dressed up during the Dutch … Continue reading Amsterdam’s electric vehicle chargers receive rainbow makeover to help support LGBTQ youth

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American Wind Energy Association Urges U.S. Electric Grid Operators to Prepare to Harness the Benefits of Hybrid Energy Projects

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today stressed the need for the U.S. Regional Transmission Operators and Independent System Operators (collectively referred to as ISOs) to update their policies to accommodate the growing number of hybrid renewable energy and storage projects requesting interconnection to the nation’s electric grids. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today stressed … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Urges U.S. Electric Grid Operators to Prepare to Harness the Benefits of Hybrid Energy Projects

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