Category Archives: Grids

The EU’s revised Industrial Strategy: towards a strategic approach to renewables

Today the European Commission published its revised Industrial Strategy. The revised Strategy is an update of its Industrial Strategy of March 2020. It contains several new measures aimed at accelerating the roll-out of wind energy and other renewables. And crucially it acknowledges the strategic importance of renewable energies as a key industry that will make … Continue reading The EU’s revised Industrial Strategy: towards a strategic approach to renewables

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Green electricity for green vehicles – RWE signs long-term contract with VW and Luxcara

10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with annual volume of up to 170 gigawatt hours  Green electricity to flow from Luxcara’s German solar farm to VW starting in 2022  VW and RWE in talks about further purchase agreements  RWE Supply & Trading will source electricity from Germany’s largest independent solar park from 2022 onwards and supply … Continue reading Green electricity for green vehicles – RWE signs long-term contract with VW and Luxcara

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Flexible charging cuts electricity bills and creates grid stability

Steered charging of electric vehicles can provide the electricity grid with much needed flexibility. In Berlin and Amsterdam, Vattenfall is running two interesting new projects to test flexible charging. The advancing electrification of our society is generating increased demand for renewable electricity. However, since its feed-in fluctuates, the match between supply and demand is becoming … Continue reading Flexible charging cuts electricity bills and creates grid stability

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Seven TSOs partner to drive the safe and efficient integration of offshore wind energy into the European electricity grid

Red Eléctrica de España (REE) is one of the seven TSOs that have signed this initiative.Eurobar pursues the homologation, both at the regulatory level and in the development of projects, of interfaces and technologies that make it possible to connect offshore power generation parks.This project is further proof of the shared commitment of European carriers … Continue reading Seven TSOs partner to drive the safe and efficient integration of offshore wind energy into the European electricity grid

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IRENA and China State Grid Agree to Advance Transition Through Power System Enhancements

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), have today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two organisations work closely to support grid enhancements, system flexibility and sector-coupling in China and IRENA’s Clean Energy Corridor regions. The agreement aims to advance the global energy … Continue reading IRENA and China State Grid Agree to Advance Transition Through Power System Enhancements

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Wind power, responsible for 25.5% of the electricity produced in March in Spain

The demand for electricity in Spain increased 4.8% in March. 53.7% of the monthly generation was of renewable origin between concentrated solar power, photovoltaic and wind energy, and 76.9% was produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent.Wind energy, responsible for 25.5% of the electricity produced in March, continues to be the leading technology … Continue reading Wind power, responsible for 25.5% of the electricity produced in March in Spain

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GE Consortium Awarded Contract to Build State-of-the-Art HVDC System for RWE’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and Sembcorp Marine awarded the full contract for the high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system. Once operational, the Sofia offshore wind farm will be able to generate enough renewable energy to meet the electricity needs of almost 1.2 million average UK homes. A specially formed consortium of GE Renewable Energy’s … Continue reading GE Consortium Awarded Contract to Build State-of-the-Art HVDC System for RWE’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

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The Truth About Texas: Thermal Power Plant Failures are the Blackout Culprits

Texas has suffered this week, but crisis reveals character. Record cold weather brought this state to the brink, but never brought Texas to its knees. Neighbors have come together to help neighbors, and everyone from front line responders to the engineers and experts who manage electricity production have worked around the clock to restore power. … Continue reading The Truth About Texas: Thermal Power Plant Failures are the Blackout Culprits

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RWE chooses Van Oord for foundations and array cables at Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

RWE, the world’s number two in offshore wind power, has advanced the development of Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. The company has selected the international marine contractor Van Oord as the preferred supplier for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables, for one of the world’s largest offshore wind … Continue reading RWE chooses Van Oord for foundations and array cables at Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

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Iberdrola steps up its commitment to Brazil with the acquisition of the Brasilia distributor for €400m

Neoenergia, through its subsidiary Bahia Geração de Energia, has been declared the winner of the auction held this morning – in international competition – for the privatisation of the electricity distributor CEB Distribuição, following the presentation of an offer amounting to R$2,515,000,000 (€399 m), for 100% of the company. CEB-D is the electricity distributor for … Continue reading Iberdrola steps up its commitment to Brazil with the acquisition of the Brasilia distributor for €400m

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South Wales Industrial Cluster bid to decarbonise region by 2040 awaits decision

RWE is pleased to be a partner in the South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC); a consortium of some of Wales’ top industry, energy, infrastructure, law, academic and engineering organisations. Earlier this year the project received an allocation of grant funding for South Wales from Innovate UK that supported the first phase of the South Wales … Continue reading South Wales Industrial Cluster bid to decarbonise region by 2040 awaits decision

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Siemens Energy awarded major service contract to strengthen Kuwait’s power grid reliability

Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) awarded Siemens Energy a contract to provide maintenance of 116 high-voltage substations. The five-year service contract represents Siemens Energy’s largest service agreement in the power transmission sector in the Middle East. The project aims to ensure reliable power supply throughout Kuwait. The substations will undergo maintenance to enhance … Continue reading Siemens Energy awarded major service contract to strengthen Kuwait’s power grid reliability

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High Voltage On The High Seas: Huge North Sea Station Will Allow Germany To Capture More Wind Power

Like many countries around the world, Germany is in the middle of an ambitious energy transition, aiming to generate 80% of its power from renewable sources by 2050. One steppingstone on that journey is a huge yellow structure rising more than 60 feet from the slate-gray waters of the North Sea some 80 kilometers off … Continue reading High Voltage On The High Seas: Huge North Sea Station Will Allow Germany To Capture More Wind Power

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The first 100 days: A clean energy roadmap

2021 brings a changing of the guard in Washington, D.C.—a new Presidential administration will be sworn in and Congress will be full of newly-elected members. That means there’s a host of officials we need to educate about the many ways clean energy can lead our post-pandemic economy recovery while making meaningful progress in the fight … Continue reading The first 100 days: A clean energy roadmap

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AWEA Releases 2021 Clean Energy Road Map

100-Day Plan details pathway to unlocking economic growth, achieving rapid renewable energy deployment to reach clean energy and climate targets. Next year brings renewed prospects for America to support renewable energy and, in turn, address climate change, while creating hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs, providing enormous social and health benefits, ensuring energy security and … Continue reading AWEA Releases 2021 Clean Energy Road Map

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Looking back at 2020’s wind education curriculum

Bridget Williams November 12, 2020 There’s no question that 2020 has been a year for the books. Despite the challenges we’ve all faced, the American wind power continued to innovate and expand. Here at AWEA, we reworked our conferences and events to continue bringing the industry together and providing meaningful, relevant educational content. As a … Continue reading Looking back at 2020’s wind education curriculum

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How to operate wind power plants under the Clean Energy Package rules?

WindEurope organised a workshop on the implementation of the Clean Energy Package (CEP) market design rules. Members held exchanges with representatives from European Transmission System Operators (TSOs), the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Commission on new dispatch, redispatch and congestion management rules in place since January 2020. According to the … Continue reading How to operate wind power plants under the Clean Energy Package rules?

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Grid Optimisation: a ‘no regret option’ to allow more wind energy

The expansion of wind energy continues despite COVID-19.  And that requires the continued expansion of electricity grids.  It also requires us to optimise and reinforce existing grids.  In a new paper, WindEurope shows how available and proven technologies can optimise Europe’s existing grid infrastructure, and how this can help accommodate higher shares of renewables in … Continue reading Grid Optimisation: a ‘no regret option’ to allow more wind energy

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GE Supports Spain’s Decarbonization Goals with Green Gas for Grid (g³) Technology

RED ELÉCTRICA DE ESPAÑA awards contract to GE’s Grid Solutions for ten mobile substations to help power the Canary and Balearic IslandsOne containerized gas-insulated mobile substation features GE’s Green Gas for Grid (g³) – a game-changing alternative to sulfur hexafluoride (SF?) insulating gasThis marks the first use of g³ technology in Spain and the first … Continue reading GE Supports Spain’s Decarbonization Goals with Green Gas for Grid (g³) Technology

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New studies find grid modernization accelerates cost-effective renewable energy growth

Renewable energy has begun to dominate new electric generation capacity additions over the past several years for a variety of reasons– plummeting technology costs, increasing efficiency, and corresponding demand from the public and private sector, among others. However, to fully realize a 21st century clean energy economy we need to update our electric system to … Continue reading New studies find grid modernization accelerates cost-effective renewable energy growth

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