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EDPR adds 2.1 GW of wind and solar power in 2022, increasing its portfolio to 14.7 GW worldwide

EDP Renewables (EDPR) remains on track to lead the energy transition and increased in 2022 its installed capacity in renewable projects, its investment in multiple technologies and its clean energy production. Thus, in its 2022 year-end operational data, the company has reached a total installed capacity of 14.7 GW in renewable assets, which is 1.2 … Continue reading EDPR adds 2.1 GW of wind and solar power in 2022, increasing its portfolio to 14.7 GW worldwide

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Enel Green Power Chile began construction of a wind power project that includes a battery system for energy storage

Enel Green Power Chile, an Enel Chile subsidiary, began constructing its new La Cabana wind farm, which also incorporates an innovative energy storage system using lithium batteries (34.3 MW BESS). This new 100% clean energy generation plant, which contemplates an investment of approximately US$190 million and an installed capacity of 105.6 MW, will be complemented … Continue reading Enel Green Power Chile began construction of a wind power project that includes a battery system for energy storage

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Concentrated Solar Power, photovoltaic and wind energy in January

Winter temperatures finally arrive and prices rise in Europe. In the third week of January, prices of most European electricity markets increased compared to the previous week due to the increase in demand associated with the drop in temperatures. However, in the Spanish, Portuguese and Italian markets, where the wind energy production increased, price declines … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power, photovoltaic and wind energy in January

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The Nuclear Fallacy: Why Small Modular Reactors Can’t Compete With Renewable Energy

Will the small modular nuclear reactor community be able to find an optimized point on the physics vs modularity curve? I don’t think so, and discussed it with Bent Flyvbjerg, global megaproject expert. One of the topics in my recent discussion with Bent Flyvbjerg (Linkedin, Twitter), probably the leading global academic in megaproject failures and successes, … Continue reading The Nuclear Fallacy: Why Small Modular Reactors Can’t Compete With Renewable Energy

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Corporations Purchased More U.S. Clean Energy in 2022 Than Ever Before

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released a report today that shows corporations purchased more clean energy in 2022 than any previous year. The Clean Energy Powers American Business report provides a detailed picture of how commercial and industrial (C&I) companies are driving demand for American clean energy and accelerating the clean energy transition through purchases of … Continue reading Corporations Purchased More U.S. Clean Energy in 2022 Than Ever Before

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WindEurope response to Spain’s proposals on Electricity Market Design

The European Commission is planning to table a reform to Electricity Market Design rules in March to help address Europe’s energy crisis. Ahead of the public consultation, Spain has issued a non-paper setting out its own proposals for electricity market rules. Part of its stated rationale is creating a better framework for private investment in … Continue reading WindEurope response to Spain’s proposals on Electricity Market Design

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Iberdrola launches ‘Electric, together’

Europe`s largest electricity company, Iberdrola, has today (16h January) launched a new report titled ‘Electric, Together’. The five-point manifesto is a call to action for global policymakers, companies in the energy and industrial sectors and other stakeholders on the steps that need to be taken in 2023 to break the cycle of crises driven by … Continue reading Iberdrola launches ‘Electric, together’

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Decentralised Renewables Solutions Can Improve Healthcare Services for Almost 1 Billion People

Close to 1 billion people in low- and lower-middle income countries are served by healthcare facilities that lack a reliable electricity supply, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll). Access to electricity is critical for quality … Continue reading Decentralised Renewables Solutions Can Improve Healthcare Services for Almost 1 Billion People

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Innovation and digitalization at the service of Renewable Energy Sources

We are introducing new, state-of-the-art technologies in our operations centers and driving innovation with revolutionary sustainable practices in the projects we manage, thereby putting our vision into practice: Enabling progress with sustainable energy.  The energy and digital transitions go hand in hand. That is why we are embracing the digitalization of renewable energy sources, by … Continue reading Innovation and digitalization at the service of Renewable Energy Sources

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RWE completes megabattery in Lingen and Werne

Installation of Germany’s first megabattery is complete. In just 14 months, RWE succeeded in building a battery system with a total capacity of 117 megawatts (128 megawatt hours / MWh). Starting within seconds, the new system is capable of delivering the specified power for around an hour. A total of 420 blocks of lithium-ion batteries … Continue reading RWE completes megabattery in Lingen and Werne

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ACP Statement on New Federal Guidance for Consideration of Climate Impacts in Environmental Reviews

The American Clean Power Association today issued a statement in response to the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) release of new guidance aimed at helping federal agencies better assess and disclose climate impacts as they conduct environmental reviews: “The American Clean Power Association supports the Administration’s new guidance assisting federal agencies in their consideration of potential climate … Continue reading ACP Statement on New Federal Guidance for Consideration of Climate Impacts in Environmental Reviews

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RWE and Equinor agree on strategic partnership for security of supply and decarbonisation

Anders Opedal (Equinor) and Dr Markus Krebber (RWE) agreed today on a strategic energy partnership between their companies. The agreement includes large scale projects that will contribute to the European energy supply as well as to the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy in Germany and the EU. In addition, the partnership will strengthen the long-term … Continue reading RWE and Equinor agree on strategic partnership for security of supply and decarbonisation

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Concentrated Solar Power, photovoltaic and wind energy in 2022

Record gas and CO2 prices send electricity markets in 2022 at prices never seen before. In 2022, the annual electricity markets prices were the highest in history, exceeding €200/MWh in most cases. Gas and CO2 prices, which also registered records, were the main cause of the high electricity markets prices. During 2022, the installed solar … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power, photovoltaic and wind energy in 2022

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Electrical systems infrastructure contract for Baltyk offshore wind projects awarded

Equinor and Polenergia have selected Hitachi Energy to deliver electrical systems infrastructure for the MFW Ba?tyk II and MFW Ba?tyk III offshore wind projects in Poland. MFW Ba?tyk II and MFW Ba?tyk III, located in the Baltic Sea approximately 27 km and 40 km from the port of ?eba, are two of the largest and … Continue reading Electrical systems infrastructure contract for Baltyk offshore wind projects awarded

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For Enel Green Power South Africa, ‘The rainbow nation is greener than ever’

2022 was a year of change for EGP South Africa with various renewable energy projects completed, thereby helping the country to meet its growing energy needs. Under the guidance of country manager Manuele Battisti, in 2023 EGP will intensify its development activities, start construction of new projects and optimize operating activities as South Africa continues … Continue reading For Enel Green Power South Africa, ‘The rainbow nation is greener than ever’

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OX2 wins auctions for solar and energy storage projects in Poland

OX2 has won auctions in Poland for a solar farm with a total installed capacity of up to 100 MW and an energy storage project with a capacity of 50 MW. Both projects are part of OX2’s portfolio and will now move forward. The solar farm that will with an installed capacity of up to … Continue reading OX2 wins auctions for solar and energy storage projects in Poland

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Iberdrola launches a compliance platform with blockchain technology

Iberdrola, the Association of Property and Commercial Registrars of Spain, Deloitte, and the Institute of Compliance Officers (IOC) have developed a new platform with blockchain technology to publish compliance systems documentation. This system, which will be accessible via the web and managed by the Association of Registrars, will allow reliable and simple consultation of information … Continue reading Iberdrola launches a compliance platform with blockchain technology

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Repsol accelerates its growth in renewables with the purchase of Asterion Energies and incorporates a portfolio of 7,700 MW

Repsol acquires Asterion Energies, which manages a portfolio of 7,700 MW renewable assets in Spain, Italy and France, from the European infrastructure fund Asterion Industrial for 560 million euros, plus a maximum of 20 million in contingent payments.The operation marks a new milestone in compliance with Repsol’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, which plans to reach 6,000 … Continue reading Repsol accelerates its growth in renewables with the purchase of Asterion Energies and incorporates a portfolio of 7,700 MW

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Green Fuels for Denmark receives Danish IPCEI funding

The Danish Business Authority has awarded the Danish Power-to-X flagship project ‘Green Fuels for Denmark’ DKK 600 million as part of Denmark’s participation in the European IPCEI programme. The funding will go towards realising Green Fuels for Denmark’s first phases of 10 MW, 100 MW and 300 MW, respectively. The Green Fuels for Denmark consortium … Continue reading Green Fuels for Denmark receives Danish IPCEI funding

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Q3 U.S. Grid-Scale Energy Storage Market Sets New Record

The U.S. energy storage market grid-scale segment installed a record 4,733 megawatt-hours (MWh) in the third quarter of 2022, surpassing the previous quarterly high of 4,598 MWh in Q1 of 2021, according to a new report released today. On a single charge, this amount of battery storage could power over 150,000 U.S. homes for a … Continue reading Q3 U.S. Grid-Scale Energy Storage Market Sets New Record

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