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Iberdrola and EIB sign a new €550 million green loan to boost smart grids in Spain

The project will contribute to the electrification of the Spanish economy and improved efficiency via better automation and control mechanisms, through the digitization of electrical networks The funds will be allocated to the investment plan covering this infrastructure that i-DE – Iberdrola’s Spanish distributor – will develop for €1.5 billion between 2021 and 2023 This … Continue reading Iberdrola and EIB sign a new €550 million green loan to boost smart grids in Spain

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RWE builds one of the largest battery storage facilities in Germany

Spread across two locations and coupled with hydropower stations – RWE is building one of the largest and most innovative battery storage systems in Germany. A battery system with a total capacity of 117 megawatts is being installed at the company’s power plants in Lingen (Lower Saxony) and Werne (North Rhine-Westphalia). What is special about … Continue reading RWE builds one of the largest battery storage facilities in Germany

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Study investigates potential for first large-scale offshore hydrogen park in the German North Sea

Project partners RWE, Shell, Gasunie and Equinor signed a declaration of intent to further intensify their collaboration on the AquaSector project – the vision of the first large-scale German offshore hydrogen park. The project aims to demonstrate that in Germany offshore based hydrogen production enables an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way to produce green hydrogen.  … Continue reading Study investigates potential for first large-scale offshore hydrogen park in the German North Sea

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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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The American Clean Power Association and the U.S. Energy Storage Association announce intent to merge

The boards of directors of the American Clean Power Association (ACP) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) have voted to pursue a merger of the two trade associations to combine their staff, programs, and members. The merger will bring together the diverse membership and talented team members of ESA with the resources and reach … Continue reading The American Clean Power Association and the U.S. Energy Storage Association announce intent to merge

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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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EDPR and Reganosa join forces to turn Ferrolterra into the capital of green energy

The initiative is expected to mobilize an investment of 780 million and create nearly 400 permanent jobs in operation and maintenance. Thanks to this comprehensive intervention, the area will have continued access to clean and competitive energy resources, a key strength for attracting strategic industries. The project combines actions in the fields of storage, hydrogen … Continue reading EDPR and Reganosa join forces to turn Ferrolterra into the capital of green energy

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Energy transition: German Chancellor Merkel Africa Envoy to drive green hydrogen, Energy Transition at African Energy Week 2021 in Cape Town

The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) is proud to announce that H.E. G?nter Nooke, personal representative of the German Chancellor for Africa, will be attending and participating at African Energy Week (AEW) 2021. Representing a prominent figure in Germany-Africa relations, Nooke’s attendance is expected to drive a discussion around Africa’s green hydrogen potential and emerging projects, … Continue reading Energy transition: German Chancellor Merkel Africa Envoy to drive green hydrogen, Energy Transition at African Energy Week 2021 in Cape Town

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Less cement makes climate-smart concrete

Vattenfall has developed a climate-smart hydropower concrete with less cement content that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around a quarter. The first major structures have recently been built on-site at Lilla Edet power station in Göta älv. Cement production generates large carbon dioxide emissions. So a reduction in the cement content of construction concrete … Continue reading Less cement makes climate-smart concrete

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Statkraft and Skagerak Energi to provide world’s first hydrogen-powered cargo ship with green hydrogen

Statkraft and Skagerak Energi have been chosen as suppliers of green hydrogen to the zero-emission ship planned by HeidelbergCement and Felleskjøpet. The winning concept involves container swapping with compressed hydrogen. The solution is flexible and can be used both for transport and other purposes. The world’s first hydrogen-powered cargo ship. Illustration: HeidelbergCement and Felleskjøpet Through … Continue reading Statkraft and Skagerak Energi to provide world’s first hydrogen-powered cargo ship with green hydrogen

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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 has signed a cooperation agreement with GS Energy to develop projects in Korea and other Asian regions

The companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in the framework of the Spain-Korea Business Summit, which was attended by the Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism. The agreement entails creating a platform to speed up the search for and development of renewable installations, including … Continue reading Iberdrola has signed a cooperation agreement with GS Energy to develop projects in Korea and other Asian regions

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DNV and Keppel Offshore & Marine sign collaboration agreement to develop hydrogen projects in Singapore

The overall aim of the collaboration is to explore safe implementation of potential new technologies, working jointly with relevant governmental agencies to promote the introduction of hydrogen as an energy source in the Singapore market to support the country’s decarbonization goals.   Together, DNV and Singapore-based Keppel O&M will cooperate to explore and develop a range … Continue reading DNV and Keppel Offshore & Marine sign collaboration agreement to develop hydrogen projects in Singapore

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Global Wind Day signals new era for wind energy

Countries around the world need to urgently scale up deployment of wind power in order to address the climate emergency, according to the Global Wind Coalition for COP26, which officially launches today on Global Wind Day. The world is in a ‘make or break’ decade for climate action, and it is against this backdrop that … Continue reading Global Wind Day signals new era for wind energy

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Iberdrola and Foresa plan investments in renewable hydrogen for the production of green methanol in Galicia

Construction of a 20 MW green hydrogen plant, expandable to 200 MW, and CO2 · capture equipment are being analysed – Green methanol would be used in Foresa’s chemical processes and surplus could be exported in the future The investment, which is eligible for Next Generation EU funds, would exceed 82 million euros and could … Continue reading Iberdrola and Foresa plan investments in renewable hydrogen for the production of green methanol in Galicia

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Iberdrola has brought Elecnor and Consonni on board Europe’s largest green hydrogen project

Elecnor will carry out the electrical assembly of the Puertollano plant and supply electrical materials and Consonni will manufacture medium voltage equipment The same year, after an investment of €150 million, the Puertollano project will produce hydrogen for the Fertiberia plant by means of electrolisis (20 MW), powered by a 100 MW photovoltaic plant Iberdola … Continue reading Iberdrola has brought Elecnor and Consonni on board Europe’s largest green hydrogen project

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Ørsted and HOFOR enters into agreement on green power for groundbreaking hydrogen project

Today, Ørsted and HOFOR (Greater Copenhagen Utility) entered into an agreement that will secure green power for part of the potential 1.3 GW Green Fuels for Denmark project to produce sustainable fuels in the Greater Copenhagen area. Avedøre Power Station, where the power from Aflandshage can be brought onshore. As part of the agreement, Ørsted and … Continue reading Ørsted and HOFOR enters into agreement on green power for groundbreaking hydrogen project

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