Category Archives: System Operator

Tilt Renewables chooses Greenbyte for data management

Tilt Renewable operates a full wind portfolio made out of 8 farms and approximately 600+ MW, marking the first assets Australia and New Zealand integrated in Energy Cloud. Tilt Renewables is striving to be the leading manager, owner and developer of renewable energy assets in Australia and New Zealand, with an additional 7 wind farms, … Continue reading Tilt Renewables chooses Greenbyte for data management

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Spain takes big steps towards renewable energy

Data from Red Electrica de Espana shows that 45.8% of electricity came from renewable resources. The data, which was taken from January and June, shows an 8.5% increase in renewable production. At the end of 2015, Spain was the world’s fifth biggest producer of wind power with Cadiz home to  Acciona Energía – the world’s … Continue reading Spain takes big steps towards renewable energy

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WindEurope supports India in kicking-off its offshore wind energy market

On 10 July, WindEurope hosted a delegation of representatives of the Indian government and the European Commission for a workshop entitled “Offshore wind energy in India.” The workshop focused on how Europe’s extensive offshore wind experience can help develop an offshore wind energy market in India. India has recently announced a very ambitious offshore wind … Continue reading WindEurope supports India in kicking-off its offshore wind energy market

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ABB wins $150 million order to grid-connect Hornsea Project Two

Key technologies and ABB Ability™ solutions will integrate wind energy from Hornsea Project Two to the UK grid, powering more than 1.3 million homes ABB has won orders worth over $150 million from Danish energy company, Ørsted (previously Dong Energy), to supply a range of technologies that will help integrate and transmit renewable wind energy … Continue reading ABB wins $150 million order to grid-connect Hornsea Project Two

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Electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

Electrification is the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, who was speaking today at a European Commission event on long-term emissions reductions. EU leaders asked the Commission earlier this year to update the EU’s 2050 climate strategy. The current version, dating back to before COP21 in Paris, says the EU … Continue reading Electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

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Free market coalition protests plan to bail out uneconomic power plants

As the administration considers plans to subsidize uneconomic coal and nuclear plants, a broad coalition has opposed the idea. From environmentalists to oil and gas groups and grid operators, many voices have said this is an unnecessary step that would harm American families and businesses. Recently, another coalition emerged. A group of free market organizations– … Continue reading Free market coalition protests plan to bail out uneconomic power plants

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Competitive prices in first Greek onshore wind auction

The Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) has awarded seven wind projects with a total capacity of 171 MW in the country’s first onshore wind auction. The price range of the winning bids was €68–€72/MWh. The weighted average price came in at €69.53/MWh. The auction was over-subscribed, with 14 wind projects with a total capacity … Continue reading Competitive prices in first Greek onshore wind auction

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Alcoa signs another PPA deal in Norway

Alcoa has signed another corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) deal for its aluminium manufacturing facilities in Norway. Production from the 197.4 MW wind farm near Florø in Norway will power Alcoa Norway’s nearby aluminium plant under a 15-year PPA. BlackRock Real Assets has signed a deal with developer Zephyr to acquire the Guleslettene wind … Continue reading Alcoa signs another PPA deal in Norway

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Iberdrola takes delivery from Navantia of the Andalusia II substation for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm, U.K.

Earlier today Iberdrola and Navantia held a handover ceremony for the Andalusia II offshore substation constructed by Navantia entirely in its Puerto Real shipyard for Iberdrola’s East Anglia One offshore wind farm in UK waters. Andalusia II, the biggest alternating current (AC) offshore substation ever built, will set sail in the next few weeks for … Continue reading Iberdrola takes delivery from Navantia of the Andalusia II substation for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm, U.K.

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New Danish Energy Agreement: good deal and clear visibility for wind industry

The Energy Agreement will get Denmark to 55% of renewable energy by 2030. This means all of its electricity and heating needs will be generated by renewables. The deal includes new commitments for the build-out of offshore wind. Three new offshore wind farms with a capacity of at least 2.4 GW will be built in … Continue reading New Danish Energy Agreement: good deal and clear visibility for wind industry

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New bill would add vets to the wind energy workforce

Responsibility, technical skills, dedication to the mission, the desire to serve a greater good, and the ability to work as a team– these are all traits found in abundance among America’s veterans. The men and women who served our country have brought these qualities to wind energy jobs across the country, and they’re a huge … Continue reading New bill would add vets to the wind energy workforce

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AWEA statement on FERC order rejecting PJM reforms

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order rejecting two proposals for reforms to PJM, the Mid-Atlantic grid operator. “We see pathways to a positive outcome from FERC’s 3-2 decision, but we will be weighing in heavily with the commissioners and PJM regarding our … Continue reading AWEA statement on FERC order rejecting PJM reforms

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Mitsubishi commences construction of Borssele III/ IV wind farm

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is pleased to announce the achievement of financial close and commencement of construction of Borssele III/ IV Offshore Wind Farm in the Dutch North Sea, in which MC holds shares through its UK based wholly owned subsidiary, Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE). Prior to this milestone, DGE has divested part of its … Continue reading Mitsubishi commences construction of Borssele III/ IV wind farm

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EU countries give green light to 32% renewable energy target for 2030

European countries gave their endorsement today to a binding EU-wide renewable energy target of 32% for 2030. They confirmed a deal on the Renewable Energy Directive, which negotiators from the Council and European Parliament reached on 14 June. According to the deal, 32% of Europe’s final energy consumption will need to come from renewables by … Continue reading EU countries give green light to 32% renewable energy target for 2030

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Equinor installs Batwind – the world’s first battery for offshore wind energy

The battery storage solution has been presented in Peterhead, Scotland by Batwind partners Equinor and Masdar. Electricity produced at the world’s first floating offshore wind farm Hywind Scotland, located 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead, will be transported via cables to an onshore substation where the 1 MW batteries are placed and connected to … Continue reading Equinor installs Batwind – the world’s first battery for offshore wind energy

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New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

Over the past month, E2, a national, nonpartisan business group and partner of the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), published three jobs reports: Clean Jobs America, Clean Jobs Colorado and Clean Jobs Pennsylvania. Clean Jobs America reported that nearly 3.2 million Americans work in clean energy—in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean vehicles, and other smaller … Continue reading New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

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Striking the right balance between wind energy and biodiversity

EPFL researchers have developed a simulator that can calculate the performance of wind farms over 30 years while also factoring in the need to preserve local biodiversity. Tested at a site in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, the simulator could be applied to the Swiss Jura region, which has a similar landscape. Three EPFL labs … Continue reading Striking the right balance between wind energy and biodiversity

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Ørsted wins 920MW offshore wind energy projects in Taiwan

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced the outcome of its first offshore wind auction. Ørsted was awarded 920MW capacity for its offshore wind sites in the Changhua region. Subject to Ørsted obtaining relevant permits and taking final investment decision, the projects are to be built in 2025. Ørsted’s winning bid price was TWD2,548 (approx. … Continue reading Ørsted wins 920MW offshore wind energy projects in Taiwan

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Energy Union governance deal will give much-needed visibility on post-2020 wind energy market

The deal on the Governance Regulation, one of the key pillars of the Clean Energy Package, says Member States will have to complete their national energy and climate plans by 31 December 2019. These plans will outline how countries will co tribute to the EU-wide target. They will detail how much renewable energy they will … Continue reading Energy Union governance deal will give much-needed visibility on post-2020 wind energy market

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EDF Group has inaugurated two ground breaking energy transition projects in the United Kingdom: the off-shore wind farm in Blyth and the battery storage facility in West Burton

On Friday 22 June 2018, Jean-Bernard Lévy, the EDF Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bruno Bensasson, the Group Executive Vice-President in charge of Renewable Energies and Simone Rossi, EDF Energy Chief Executive Officer officially opened two ground breaking projects in the United Kingdom: the Blyth off-shore wind farm and the West Burton B battery … Continue reading EDF Group has inaugurated two ground breaking energy transition projects in the United Kingdom: the off-shore wind farm in Blyth and the battery storage facility in West Burton

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