In The Spotlight
Vattenfall’s battery@pyc, the largest co-located battery installation in the United Kingdom, is now operational and stores renewable wind power from Vattenfall’s Welsh onshore wind farm Pen y Cymoedd. It thereby helps to provide reliability service to UK National Grid.
Consumers Energy and DTE Energy said they are accelerating plans to produce cleaner energy in Michigan, targeting at least a 50 percent Clean Energy Goal by 2030– achieved through a combination of investments in at least 25 percent renewable energy, and the remaining through energy efficiency.
ACCIONA Energia, the biggest global operator exclusively in renewable energies, yesterday received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution by DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body.
Siemens signed an agreement with WorleyParsons to explore greater collaboration on energy and power infrastructure projects, grid optimization, integration of renewable technologies, and energy efficiency and storage technologies in North East South America and the Caribbean (NESAC) region.
Vestas has received a 31 MW order for the supply and installation of nine V117-3.45 MW turbines for an undisclosed project in Italy.
Wind speeds during India's annual monsoon season have fallen by as much as 9% over the past two decades, with three of the past four years also below average.
Siemens has received an order from Inter Pipeline Ltd ("Inter Pipeline") to provide long-term service for two SGT-800 gas turbine generator sets in Canada.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's positioning in India has received an important boost with this order, its largest ever in this market.
GE Renewable Energy and the UK's Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next generation offshore wind technologies.
Two recent project announcements indicate that the U.S. offshore wind sector is burgeoning, bolstered by falling prices and ramped-up political support. A credit ratings agency warns, however, that the sector’s growth could increasingly pressure profit margins of merchant generators in New England, New York, and New Jersey.
Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) announced the completion of its 147-MW Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind power facility. Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind is located approximately 50 kilometers south of Québec City, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.
Siemens Power and Gas, including its Dresser-Rand business, received an order for four SGT-A35 gas turbine power generation packages and two SGT-A35-driven DATUM CO2 compressor packages for MODEC’s Sépia floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel.
Deutsche Windtechnik is announcing a new contract in the Netherlands: Starting in April 2018, Deutsche Windtechnik B.V. will take over complete maintenance for the Koegorspolder C.V. wind farm.
00-MW wind energy facility will power 35,000 homes annually and generate $40 million in economic benefits to Chatham-Kent economy over the life of the facility.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been commissioned to build a pioneering wind complex in Australia, which will combine the installation of a wind farm with 56 of the firm’s SG 3.4-132 turbines (for total capacity of 194 MW) with a battery energy storage system.
New orders for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) from Germany: The company will equip a total of five wind farms with its onshore wind turbines. For project locations in eastern and northern Germany, orders have been placed for a total of 20 turbines.
Gulf Power received unanimous approval from the Florida Public Service Commission to pass along approximately $103 million in tax savings to its 460,000 customers.
Deering and Buckland are two small villages in northwestern Alaska, with populations of 200 and 400 mostly indigenous Inupiaq people.
Concluding a tendering process, E.ON Sweden AB, a subsidiary of one of the world's largest energy corporations has signed a contract with Castellum to construct E.ON's new Nordic Headquarters for approx. 1,500 employees in the Nyhamnen district of Malmö close to the central station.
Enel, through its US renewable energy company Enel Green Power North America, Inc. , has started construction of Diamond Vista wind farm, which will have an installed capacity of around 300 MW and will be located in Marion and Dickinson Counties, in Kansas.
Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced that it has been awarded a substantial contract by leading Mexican renewable energy developer Zuma Energía to provide a state-of-the-art control center for its operational wind farm in Oaxaca, PE Ingenio.
Thirteen organizations spanning 42 counties in North Carolinaand South Carolina will receive more than $900,000 in new grants from Duke Energy's Water Resources Fund to support environmental and wildlife programs.
The commissioning of a second turbine unit marks the completion of Punjab State Power Corp.'s 18-MW Mukerian Stage 2.
With the awarded capacity, Enel nearly triples its virtual power plant in the Japanese market to 165 MW from 60 MW, reaching a 17% market share and becoming the largest demand response aggregator in Japan.
Agregio is signing an exclusive framework aggregation contract for the projects being developed by JP Energie Environnement, a subsidiary of the Nass Group, which develops and runs wind farms and solar parks in France
Greensmith Energy, a part of the technology group Wärtsilä, has successfully completed two grid-scale energy storage systems in partnership with E.ON Climate & Renewables in Texas.
GE and Arenko Group (Arenko) are delighted to announce a strategic alliance to build grid scale energy storage systems in the UK.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy released its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 (October-December) ; financial performance was in line with the guidance for the year, and commercial activity was strong in all business units. Between October and December, the company received orders for 2.8 GW of turbines (+29%), driven by both the onshore business (+19%) and the offshore business, where orders practically doubled.
Pinnacle Industries, a new innovative start-up in Seoul, South Korea, has designed, developed, tested and now patented a smaller wind turbine known as T-VAWT. The company has released a new video that shows how the turbine works and its interesting characteristics and results.
Duke Energy has filed two more renewable energy programs with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) to expand renewable energy options for its 3.2 million customers in the state.
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 operations are expected in Q4 2019 at “Aliden” and Q4 2020 at “Brattmyrliden”.
The two wind farms are located in Västerbotten, around 100 kilometres west of Umea. The companies have chosen the latest stage available technology of Nordex suitable for these sites characterized by mean wind speeds of 7.6 - 7.8 m/s. The turbines, specifically designed for local site conditions, have a maximum rated capacity of 3.9 MW each and are on 134-metre towers with NR65.5 blades. The turbines are equipped with cold climate packages with the Nordex Anti-icing System installed on the rotor blades that allow the two wind farms to achieve an above-average net capacity factor of approximately 40%, expected to generate approximately 420 GWh of energy per year.
Toni Volpe, CEO of Falck Renewables declared: "We are very satisfied with this agreement with Nordex, a long standing partner for Falck. The terms and turbines of this contract are absolutely a prime example of how to optimize the technology choice and work cooperatively to reduce the LCOE of a windfarm. We look forward to the continuation of the works."
About Falck Renewables S.p.A., listed in the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, develops, designs, builds and manages power production plants from renewable sources. With an installed capacity of 950 MW in 2017 (913 MW according to the IFRS 11 reclassification) produces more than two billion kwh per year in Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, France and USA, using wind, solar, biomass, and waste-to-energy technologies. The Group is also active in the service business where it manages over 1,700 MW of solar and wind assets and provides technical services across the world."
About the Nordex Group
The Group has installed wind power capacity of more than 21 GW in over 25 markets, generating sales of EUR 3.4 billion in 2016. It currently has roughly 5,000 employees. The production network comprises plants in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and India. The product range primarily concentrates on onshore turbines in the 1.5 - 4.5 MW class addressing the requirements of land constrained as well as grid constrained markets.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a new order for the installation of 125 of its G97-2.1MW turbines (total capacity of 262.5 MW) at the Egyptian wind farm Gulf of Suez, of Ras Ghareb Wind Energy SA1.
Enel S.p.A. , acting through its Brazilian renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda. has been awarded the right to sign 20-year power supply contracts in the country with three wind projects for 618 MW of new capacity following the A-6 public tender organised by the Brazilian federal government via the country’s energy regulator ANEEL.
Iceland-based manufacturer of high-tech ropes and nets – Hampidjan – sees more room for doing business in the offshore wind sector after a contract with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) for the supply of fibre slings that SHL used during the Beatrice piling works, completed earlier this month.
Enel S.p.A. , acting through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Rinnovabile S.A. de C.V. , has been awarded the right to sign a number of contracts in Mexico to supply energy and clean certificates with four wind projects for a total capacity of 593 MW in the country’s third long-term public tender since its energy reform.
ACCIONA Energía has started construction work on the San Gabriel wind farm in the region of La Araucanía (Chile). The company will own and operate the 183-megawatt (MW) facility which will produce emission-free electricity equivalent to the consumption of over 270,000 Chilean homes.
CGN New Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) launched its first maintenance ship for wind power generators at Yangzhou city’s Yangtze River dock in Jiangsu province.
RES has been chosen to deliver operations and maintenance (O&M) services to the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult for their offshore met mast situated approximately three nautical miles off Blyth.
GE and Green Investment Group Limited , part of Macquarie Group , have partnered to deliver and operate 650-MW of onshore wind through the Markbygden ETT wind farm in Northern Sweden.
Construction work is set to begin on Denmark's largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3, in October.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has officially inaugurated its new rotor blade factory in Tangier (Morocco), an event chaired by Morocco’s Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid El Alamy, and Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa.
BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy developer, wholesaler, service supplier and energy solutions provider, has acquired the business and project pipeline of Victorian-based renewable energy developer, Future Energy.
Northland Power Inc announced that the final turbine for the Nordsee One offshore wind project was successfully installed on September 22nd. The 332 MW offshore wind farm is anticipated to begin full commercial operations by the end of 2017.
Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director of India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and President & M.D. of Customized Energy Solutions (India) receives the Renewable Energy India award in the category of Leading Crusader for Energy Storage Solutions at the ongoing Renewable Energy India Expo.
DONG Energy has been awarded a contract to build its Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, at the lowest-ever price for offshore wind in the UK.
Capital Power Corporation announced that development of the New Frontier Wind project (New Frontier Wind) is proceeding immediately.
British energy company SSE has completed and started the operations at the 172.8MW Clyde Extension wind farm in the UK.
Siemens successfully demonstrates with project partners first operation of an islanded grid using only renewable power Uninterruptible, stable grid operation possible thanks to a microgrid Electricity pioneers in Wildpoldsried, Allgäu, Germany Regional insights will have a global impact.
As a leading provider in the renewable energy sector, BayWa r.e. will also have a booth at the major German wind trade fair Husum Wind 2017. From the 12 - 15 September, the company will present its wide-ranging service portfolio at booth 2D10, in Hall 2.
ENGIE will build and operate the Sainshand wind farm in Mongolia, its first renewable project in the country, located in the Gobi desert.
Firm and unconditional order announced, with MHI Vestas to supply 31 units of the V164-8.0 MW wind turbine for the 252 MW Deutsche Bucht (“DeBu”) project in Germany, underscoring the market’s continued confidence in the platform.
Pallidus, Inc. announced its proprietary M-SiC material and technology platform with the capability to deliver cost/performance parity against silicon devices in the $12.5 billion power device market, creating the potential for significant market disruption.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 28/2017 of 15 August 2017, Zuma Energía has placed a firm and unconditional order for the Parque Eólico Reynosa project in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, which will be one of the largest wind power projects in Latin America.
Leading wind measurement experts gathered in London claimed that LiDARs have been replacing met masts to become the sole wind measurement tool used for offshore resource assessment and power curve verification purposes.
The 22 MW firm and unconditional order is placed by Eneco via its special project company Windpark Eneco Slufterdam B.V. and includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a full-scope service agreement. Delivery and commissioning of the wind turbines are planned for the second half of 2018.
TSO TenneT and wind farm developer DONG Energy have signed the grid connection agreement for the wind farm Borssele 1 & 2 off the coast of the Dutch province Zeeland.
From the deep fjord outside Stord on the west coast of Norway, the floating wind turbines will be towed to Scottish waters. The world´s largest floating wind project will be located 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at water depths between 90 and 120 meters.
Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has been appointed by Beleolico Srl, a Belenergia S.A. affiliate, as the supplier for Taranto wind farm. Taranto will be the first offshore plant in the Mediterranean sea, with a total rated power of 30 megawatts (MW).
Eoltech, an independent wind energy consulting firm, has announced that it won contracts from major French customers to deploy IREC-Index. With this advanced multi-source wind energy index.
S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery announced that it has provided the intelligent automation and control systems for Ameren Corporation’s microgrid facility in Champaign Illinois.
Iran is aiming to boost its renewables sector. The current installed capacity of 240 MW is planned to increase to 5,000 MW by the end of 2020. Companies that are investing in renewables make it onto a shortlist to receive a tax incentive.
GE Renewable Energy announced an agreement with HECIC to supply a total of 81 wind turbine units: 54 units of GE’s 2.75-120 wind turbines and another 27 units of GE’s 1.85-82.5 wind turbines, to be installed respectively at the Senjitu III & Qiansongba wind projects in the Fengning county of the Hebei province of China.
The first Siemens gas turbines for the expansion of three power plants in Bolivia have started their way to South America. In May 2016, Siemens has signed the corresponding agreement to increase the power generating capacity of the country by more than one gigawatt.
Tri Global Energy, a leading U.S. originator and developer of utility-scale wind energy projects announced the initial phase of 197.6 megawatts (MW) of the Bearkat Wind Energy Project (Bearkat) has reached financial close and begun construction.
Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced it has acquired interests in the two wind projects that comprise the 324 megawatt (“MW”) Broadview Wind power facilities and associated independent 35-mile 345 kV.
ACCIONA Energy, a leading global operator of renewable energy projects, yesterday inaugurated the 93-megawatt (MW) San Roman Wind Farm.
ACCIONA Energy has begun construction work on the 132-megawatt Mount Gellibrand wind farm in the State of Victoria.
In the first of two German auction rounds, the Bundesnetzagentur has today awarded DONG Energy the right to build three offshore wind projects in the German North Sea.
Sembcorp Green Infra received a letter of award for the project following the country’s first national wind power tender, conducted by Solar Energy Corp of India, an entity under India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Enel Green Power México (EGPM), the Mexican renewable energy subsidiary of multinational energy group Enel, has started construction of the 200 MW wind farm called Amistad in the state of Coahuila.
FUTUREN, an independent producer of wind power, is actively pursuing the implementation of its project portfolio in France. After having ordered turbines last August, FUTUREN secures a bank loan and launches the construction works for its Courant-Nachamps project.
Local authorities in the Province of North Holland, the Netherlands have approved Infinergy’s plans for three wind turbines at Tata Steel’s IJmuiden plant just north of Amsterdam.
The firm and unconditional order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service agreement and a VestasOnline® SCADA solution.
Northland Power Inc and Highland Group Holdings Ltd. through a wholly owned subsidiary, have signed a definitive agreement whereby Northland will acquire 100% of Deutsche Bucht, a 252 MW offshore wind project currently in advanced development.
ACCIONA Energía has started construction work on the fifth wind farm under its ownership in Mexico: El Cortijo, a 168-megawatt (MW) facility located in the State of Tamaulipas, which will represent an investment of 221 million dollars (210 million euros at current exchange).
The first offshore turbines arrived off the coast of New England last year in the form of a $300m utility-scale scheme called Block Island.
Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project.
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Fast Company announced its annual ranking of the world’s Most Innovative Companies for 2017, honoring leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and impactful innovation.
AXYS Technologies Inc is pleased to announce its participation in French EolMed wind development initiatives in the zone between Port-La Nouvelle and Gruissan.
Gamesa inaugurated its new factory in the Nellore region, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one of the country's fastest-growing wind power producing regions.
Suzlon Group, one of the leading global renewable energy solutions provider in the world announced its repeat order win of 50.40 MW from a leading power utility.
Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered into two new agreements with Iberdrola for the supply of 325.5 MW in total in Mexico. These orders1 consolidate the company's position in this market, in which it has entrenched itself as the leading OEM.
Great River Energy recently signed a purchase power agreement with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources LLC for a new 300-megawatt (MW) wind project to be built in south-central North Dakota.
ACCIONA Energía now allocates two thousand megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity to provide adjustment services to the electric power system in Spain.
EDF Renewable Energy announced that the 184 megawatt (MW) Kelly Creek Wind Project in Illinois reached commercial operation.
Executives from Saudi Aramco’s Power Systems and General Electric gathered in Dhahran recently to celebrate the delivery of the first wind turbine in Saudi Arabia, marking a historic milestone for renewable energy in the Kingdom.
Gaelectric Holdings plc (or ‘Gaelectric’), the Irish renewable energy and energy storage group, and the Paris-based CGN Europe Energy S.A.S. (or ‘CGNEE’, the renewable energy investment arm of China General Nuclear Power Group, or ‘CGN Group’ an international clean energy group), announce their agreement on the sale by Gaelectric of 230MW of wind energy assets on the island of Ireland to CGNEE.
Siemens has officially inaugurated the new rotor blade factory for offshore wind turbines in Hull, UK, in an event attended by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark and representatives of the local community.
Gamesa continues to reinforce its position in the Chilean market, having recently signed a contract with EDF EN Chile, a subsidiary of the French utility, and Spain's Ibereólica for the supply of 115 MW at a wind development.
Alpiq has been awarded the contract for the building technology for a new wind turbine production facility in Cuxhaven, Germany. The company will plan and implement the technical building equipment, including the building automation and the commissioning, by June 2017.
RES has been awarded a five year contract to provide O&M services to offshore transmission assets owned by Blue Transmission Walney 1 Ltd.
LM Wind Power announces strategic collaboration with Chinese wind turbine manufacturer CSIC (China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation) HZ Windpower to deliver blades for its newly launched H151-5.0MW platform.
VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., announces that it has been awarded the Borssele Alpha contract in consortium with NKT Cables by TenneT for the installation of two export cables that will connect the Borssele offshore wind farms 1 and 2 to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands.