Category Archives: System Operator

European Parliament set for crucial vote on future of European renewables

EU Energy Ministers opted to endorse the Commission’s original proposal of just 27% at December’s Energy Council. Now it’s the European Parliament’s turn to vote on the Renewable Energy Directive and Governance Regulation. These two pieces of legislation will determine Europe’s ambition on renewable energy post-2020 and the trajectory on how to get there. Giles … Continue reading European Parliament set for crucial vote on future of European renewables

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Falck Renewables and Nordex start the year with a 115 MW order for Sweden

Falck Renewables, through its Swedish subsidiaries, has awarded the Nordex Group two contracts to supply in total 31 N131/3900 wind turbines and the associated civil and electrical infrastructure works on an EPC turn-key basis for the two Swedish projects “Aliden” and “Brattmyrliden”. Preliminary works have started with activity intensifying during 2018 and 2019 respectively. Commercial … Continue reading Falck Renewables and Nordex start the year with a 115 MW order for Sweden

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Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report also highlights that solar PV costs are expected to halve by … Continue reading Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

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Turkey licenses 2.11 GW of new capacity

Turkey has licensed 66 new onshore wind projects, totalling 2.11 GW of capacity, following three days of grid access tenders in late December. Potential developers were invited by Turkey’s grid operator TEIAS to bid for grid access slots of specific capacity in 38 of the country’s 81 provinces. Bids were submitted based on the level … Continue reading Turkey licenses 2.11 GW of new capacity

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Wind industry Executives advocate market scale and ramping up R&I funding for renewables

On 9 January, EU Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete hosted the first meeting of the Clean Energy Industrial Forum dedicated to renewables. A group of 25 industry Executives representing a broad range of renewable energy technologies was convened by the Commission to outline priorities for enhancing Europe’s competitiveness in renewables, with an emphasis … Continue reading Wind industry Executives advocate market scale and ramping up R&I funding for renewables

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Wind energy industry encouraged by FERC’s direction on grid resilience

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today praised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its unanimous decision to terminate the proceeding it had opened to address the Department of Energy’s Proposed Rule on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing, and instead initiate a new proceeding to evaluate the resilience of America’s bulk electric power system. “Every … Continue reading Wind energy industry encouraged by FERC’s direction on grid resilience

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Help us tell wind power’s job creation story

There’s an important opportunity to tell the story of wind power’s 50-state job creation, and we need your help to tell it. The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) is currently seeking critical data on jobs from the wind industry and other energy sectors via an online survey, available here. Take a moment to … Continue reading Help us tell wind power’s job creation story

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Wind energy supplied 43.6% of Denmark’s energy in 2017

Denmark set a new renewable energy record in 2017 by obtaining nearly half of its power from wind. The renewable source supplied 43.6 percent of electricity demand, beating the nation’s prior record of 42 percent in 2015. In just a few years, the country could obtain 50 percent of its power from wind. Denmark’s wind … Continue reading Wind energy supplied 43.6% of Denmark’s energy in 2017

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Rain, sleet or snow – wind works as part of a resilient grid

Extreme weather like this week’s plunging temperatures is becoming easier for power grid operators to manage, thanks to an increasingly diverse electricity supply including more low-cost, reliable wind generation. The strength of the U.S. electricity system is on display this week even as “one of the strongest East Coast winter storms in modern history” descends … Continue reading Rain, sleet or snow – wind works as part of a resilient grid

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15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

111 CSP projects with total capacity of 9GW took part in the application of the 1st batch of 1.349GW China 20 CSP pilot projects in September 2016. Till now, 15 months have passed, China official National Energy Administration indicated that according to the construction status of the 1st batch of CSP pilot projects, China would … Continue reading 15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

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German wind power output hits new record above 42 GW

German wind power output rose above 42 GW for the first time Wednesday evening setting new hourly and daily output records, data from grid operators show. Hourly wind output averaged 42.612 GW between 21:00 and 21:59 local time, according to EEX transparency which collects the data on behalf of Germany’s transmission systems operators. Daily wind … Continue reading German wind power output hits new record above 42 GW

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Greensmith Energy helps reduce greenhouse gas in the Azores

Greensmith Energy, a part of the technology group Wärtsilä, will deliver an integrated energy management system based on its industry-leading Greensmith Energy Management System (GEMS) software for Graciolica Lda’s microgrid power facility in the Azores. When completed, Graciosa Hybrid Renewable Power Plant will enable 1 MW of solar and 4.5 MW of wind power to … Continue reading Greensmith Energy helps reduce greenhouse gas in the Azores

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Another West Texas wind power success story

You may have missed it over the holidays, but Inside Climate News recently did a deep dive into West Texas’s wind power success story. From new jobs to added local funds and income for farmers and ranchers, it reads like a greatest hits of wind’s many community benefits. Here are a few highlights: Jobs for … Continue reading Another West Texas wind power success story

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Wind energy generated 24.3% in December 2017 in Spain

Renewable energies generated 33.7 of electricity in 2017 in Spain. Wind power accounted for 19.2%, solar thermal 2.2% and photovoltaic 3.2%. Generation from January to December 2017 In December, renewable energies generated 33.2 of electricity in 2017 in Spain. Wind accounted for 24.3%, solar thermal for 0.6% and photovoltaic for 1.7%. Generation of the month … Continue reading Wind energy generated 24.3% in December 2017 in Spain

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Zero-subsidy bidding in latest Dutch offshore wind energy auction

The Dutch government has given subsidy-free bidders first bidding in an auction for the twin 350 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind projects. On Friday 15 December Swedish energy group Vattenfall announced its zero-subsidy bid. EnBW, Masdar, Shell and Statoil have also confirmed their bid for this auction. The Dutch Government accepted bids from any … Continue reading Zero-subsidy bidding in latest Dutch offshore wind energy auction

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Champions in Congress stand up for American wind energy workers

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act near passage in Congress will allow the continued growth of American wind energy, and the investment, jobs, and other economic benefits it brings to rural communities. The bill to be voted on later this week preserves the orderly phase-out through 2019 of wind energy tax credits, ensuring stability for … Continue reading Champions in Congress stand up for American wind energy workers

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Renewable energy can meet global electricity demand by 2050 while reducing total cost

Transitioning the world to 100 percent renewable electricity isn’t just some environmentalist pipe dream—it’s “feasible at every hour throughout the year” and is more cost-effective than the current system, which largely relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, a new study claims.   The research, compiled by Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Berlin-based nonprofit Energy Watch Group (EWG), was presented Wednesday … Continue reading Renewable energy can meet global electricity demand by 2050 while reducing total cost

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Innogy places 96 MW order for the Clocaenog Forest wind power project

Vestas has received a 96 MW order from Innogy Renewables UK Ltd. for the Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm, which will feature a customised Vestas solution, utilising special towers and the 4 MW platform’s market-leading flexibility to meet local tip-height restrictions while ensuring optimal energy production under the site’s high-wind conditions. Located in Conwy and Denbighshire … Continue reading Innogy places 96 MW order for the Clocaenog Forest wind power project

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Renewables can help Puerto Rico keep its lights on

Myths about renewables shouldn’t stop Puerto Rico from using them to make its grid more resilient in future weather disasters, because the world has changed– they’re reliable and save money now. That’s the gist of a recent “design charette,” a group planning event convened over the past two months by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) … Continue reading Renewables can help Puerto Rico keep its lights on

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EDF Renewable Energy and Kimberly-Clark Announce Commercial Operation at Rock Falls Wind Farm in the United States

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), EDF Energies Nouvelles’ North American subsidiary, announced today that the 154 megawatt (MW) Rock Falls Wind Project has begun commercial operation in the United States.  Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) signed an agreement earlier this year with EDF RE for 120 MW of generation which marks Kimberly-Clark’s first utility scale use … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy and Kimberly-Clark Announce Commercial Operation at Rock Falls Wind Farm in the United States

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