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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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US renewable energy consumption reaches record high

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2020, consumption of renewable energy in the US grew for the fifth year in a row, reaching a record high of 11.6 quadrillion Btu, or 12% of total US energy consumption. Renewable energy was the only source of US energy consumption that increased in 2020 from … Continue reading US renewable energy consumption reaches record high

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Iberdrola and RB Iberia to install 400 electric vehicle charging points in restaurants

The agreement includes the installation of super-fast (150kW), fast (50kW) and semi-fast (22kW) charging points, which will be geolocated and managed through Iberdrola’s Public Charging App The chargers will be located in the car parks of nearly 200 Burger King® and Popeyes® restaurants, where users will be able to charge their electric car batteries in … Continue reading Iberdrola and RB Iberia to install 400 electric vehicle charging points in restaurants

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Iberdrola acquires the first 1,000 Supernova fast chargers from Wallbox

Iberdrola is accelerating its investment plan to install more than 150,000 chargers within five years, deploying a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles with equipment purchases and contracts with installers Supernova is the first public fast charger developed by Wallbox and, due to its technology and modular design, offers advantages in terms of energy efficiency, installation … Continue reading Iberdrola acquires the first 1,000 Supernova fast chargers from Wallbox

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Iberdrola will install the first battery in a wind power project at the Elgea-Urkilla wind farm in the Basque Country

It will have an installed capacity of 5 MW and a storage capacity of 5 MWh. It has also planned another at the Abadiño TS, with 6 MW In Spain, it has built the first battery in a photovoltaic park – Arañuelo III, in Extremadura – and will install more batteries in Puertollano (Ciudad Real) … Continue reading Iberdrola will install the first battery in a wind power project at the Elgea-Urkilla wind farm in the Basque Country

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James Fisher Renewables selected to identify unexploded ordnance on RTE’s grid connection for the Fécamp offshore wind power project

James Fisher Renewables, a trusted supplier of comprehensive offshore windfarm solutions, has been selected by the French transmission grid operator Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) to identify unexploded ordnance (UXO) along the export cable routes for the Fécamp offshore wind project. The 18km export cable, which will sit at depths between 5m and 35m, will … Continue reading James Fisher Renewables selected to identify unexploded ordnance on RTE’s grid connection for the Fécamp offshore wind power project

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BASF and RWE plan to cooperate on new technologies for climate protection

Green electricity and innovative production technologies could make the Ludwigshafen chemical site a lighthouse for climate protection in the chemical industry Additional offshore wind farm with a capacity of 2 GW would provide BASF with green electricity for CO2-free production processes from 2030 Letter of intent focuses on climate-neutral chemical industry and CO2-free hydrogen Today … Continue reading BASF and RWE plan to cooperate on new technologies for climate protection

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Iberdrola reinforces its commitment to renewable energy in the Canary Islands, with the Aulagas wind farm

Iberdrola reinforces its commitment to the renewable energy market in the Canary Islands, after winning 11 % of the total power auctioned in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the bidding process for wind power capacity endowed with ERDF funds (Eolcan2). The company will develop the Aulagas wind farm in Granadilla de Abona, with a total … Continue reading Iberdrola reinforces its commitment to renewable energy in the Canary Islands, with the Aulagas wind farm

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Profitable Plug-in car cooperation with Volvo

Vattenfall and Volvo Car Corporation started a first-of-its-kind joint venture, V2, in 2009. The aim was to put plug-in hybrid cars on the market. In December 2020, the joint venture was dissolved and the joint venture can look back on a successful cooperation that in many ways paved the way for electric vehicles. In May … Continue reading Profitable Plug-in car cooperation with Volvo

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Abengoa is awarded a transmission line for ENGIE’s Punta Lomitas project, the largest wind farm in Peru

It has been selected for the execution of this 220-kV project that will allow the evacuation of wind energy from the Punta Lomitas wind farm. With a total capacity of 260 MW, Punta Lomitas will be the largest wind farm in Peru and the first for the ENGIE group in the country. Abengoa, the international … Continue reading Abengoa is awarded a transmission line for ENGIE’s Punta Lomitas project, the largest wind farm in Peru

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IRENA Members to Expand Cross-border Interconnections as Shares of Renewables Grow

According to IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook, to achieve climate goals, global electricity generation must expand three-fold by 2050, making grid flexibility exceptionally important as countries race to reduce emissions. Cross-border interconnection represents one of the key solutions to dealing with the variability of renewable power and grid stability issues. This topic was the focus … Continue reading IRENA Members to Expand Cross-border Interconnections as Shares of Renewables Grow

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Iberdrola ramps up its investments in electric mobility

It is making advances with its sustainable mobility plan, which entails installing 150,000 electric chargers in homes, companies and on public roads. Iberdrola is stepping up investments in electric mobility by awarding contracts worth 50 million euros to 20 small and medium-sized companies in eleven Autonomous Regions for the installation of charge points and charge … Continue reading Iberdrola ramps up its investments in electric mobility

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