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  • Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Power Possible in Dutch Auction
    on 15th December 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Subsidy-free renewables could appear in a second country after an auction this week in the Netherlands, which is seeking about $2.7 billion to develop a giant offshore wind farm. […]

  • Ramboll shuffles onshore pack
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 5:13 pm

    BBB and Cube to operate under Danish consultancy’s name from January […]

  • Vestas wins 51MW China prize
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Order secured for 23 V110-2.0MW machines optimised to 2.2MW […]

  • Texas port toasts RE growth
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Corpus Christi expects to handle over 3000 turbine components this year […]

  • Chinese eye 50Hertz stake
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 3:52 pm

    State Grid Corp of China in talks to take interest in Eurogrid International&nbs […]

  • Can Puerto Rico Really Depend on Microgrids and Renewables for Power?
    on 15th December 2017 at 3:49 pm

    As Puerto Rico sets out to rebuild its electric system knocked out by Hurricane Maria in September, can it become a model for renewable energy? Scores of government agencies, think tanks and energy experts are mulling that question, as much of the U.S. Caribbean territory still lacks electricity. […]

  • Invenergy seals Illinois wind cash
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Construction finance secured for 53-turbine 132MW project in Illinois […]

  • Brazil to Dominate Latin America’s Wind Power Market in 2018
    on 15th December 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Latin American wind has grown swiftly in recent years to almost 20 GW by August 2017, with 80 percent of installed capacity in Brazil and Mexico. […]

  • German LiDARs Get a Lift to China
    by Offshore WIND on 15th December 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Cargolux, in cooperation with Globaltrans Internationale Logistik, has flown two shipments of measuring buoys from Luxembourg to China for the Zhangpu and Changle offshore wind projects. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Canada tidal floats new plan
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Black Rock to not develop seabed-mounted device at Bay of Fundy berth&nbs […]

  • Catapult targets China offshore
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 2:08 pm

    New R&D collaboration agreement to hold workshops early next year […]

  • All ears on remote island wind
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Consultation open on UK government proposals for next CfD round&nbs […]

  • Using Acoustic Deterrent Devices Protects Minke Whales, Study Says
    by Offshore Wind on 15th December 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Using Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs) during offshore wind farm construction is as an effective method for protection of minke whales, according to a study conducted through a joint industry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Vattenfall Reveals Dutch Offshore Wind Power Play
    by Offshore WIND on 15th December 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Vattenfall is participating in the tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind zone, the Netherland’s first non-subsidized tender. Vattenfall has decided to join the tender as part of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • BP makes solar return
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Oil giant is to buy 43% interest in Lightsource for $200m […]

  • French favour Saint-Brieuc switch
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Government approves Siemens Gamesa hardware for 496MW project […]

  • Fortum shines on Indian grid
    by WebEditor on 15th December 2017 at 11:51 am

    100MW PV plant brings company's total solar capacity in country to 185MW […]

  • France Okays Switch to 8MW Siemens Gamesa Turbine on Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm
    by OffshoreWind on 15th December 2017 at 11:48 am

    French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot has approved the switch from the Adwen 8MW to the Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbine to be used on the 496MW Bay of Saint-Brieuc... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Vestas partners on battery plans
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 11:37 am

    Link up with Northvolt aims to better integrate storage and renewables &nbs […]

  • Wpd Receives Initial Approval for Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan
    by Offshore Wind on 15th December 2017 at 11:24 am

    Wpd's offshore wind farm proposed to be built off the coast of Taiwan's Yunlin county received an initial approval from Taiwanese Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in November, according... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Oceaneering to Survey US Offshore Wind Ground
    by Offshore WIND on 15th December 2017 at 11:18 am

    Oceaneering International has won a contract by US Wind to conduct high-resolution marine geophysical surveys at the 248MW Maryland offshore wind project starting in the second half of 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • EDF sparks 154MW in US
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 10:36 am

    Kimberly-Clark cuts ribbon as Rock Falls wind farm begins operations […]

  • UK Opens GBP 220 Million Offshore Wind Road to China
    by OffshoreWind on 15th December 2017 at 10:23 am

    UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, China’s Tus-Wind and TusPark Newcastle have signed a collaboration agreement to work together to advance offshore wind technology co-operation between the two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Siemens Gamesa storage rocks
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 10:13 am

    Construction work on 30MWh system in Hamburg to start later this mont […]

  • Innergex pops cork in France
    by WebEditor on 15th December 2017 at 9:39 am

    44.5MW Rougemont 2 project commissioned in Bourgogne-Franche-Comt&eacut […]

  • Dutch open zero-bid tender
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 9:33 am

    UPDATE: Vattenfall participates in 700MW Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 tender […]

  • Mexicans bank 424MW mega-farm
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 9:19 am

    Zuma Energia reaches financial close on Parque Eolico Reynosa project […]

  • Netherlands Awaits Zero Subsidy Bids as Offshore Wind Tender Opens
    by Offshore WIND on 15th December 2017 at 8:53 am

    The Netherlands is opening the first phase of the tender for sites I and II in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind zone on Friday, 15 December. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Statkraft sells Sheringham stake
    by Robin Lancaster on 15th December 2017 at 8:47 am

    Fund manager Equitix to buy 40% interest in 316.8MW project for £558m […]

  • Equitix Buys Statkraft’s 40% of Sheringham Shoal for GBP 558 Million
    by Offshore Wind on 15th December 2017 at 7:45 am

    UK fund manager Equitix will buy Statkraft's 40% stake in the 316.8MW Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm for GBP 558 million, with the transaction expected to be completed by the end of December.  [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Port of Rotterdam Thinks Big with Offshore Center Rotterdam (Expertise Hub VIDEO)
    by OffshoreWind on 15th December 2017 at 7:18 am

    Land reclamation works on the site of the Offshore Center Rotterdam were started without any client commitment because the port believes the center will be in demand with the offshore wind industry,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • TenneT forges German grid links
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 8:30 pm

    60km line will connect Ganderkesee and St Hülfe when complete in 2021 […]

  • ABB revamps Mica hydro in BC
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 5:10 pm

    New transformers for 2.8GW project to be built at Quebec factory […]

  • Belgians sign off at French floater
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 4:37 pm

    G-Tec completes geotechnical studies for 24MW Provence Grand Large project &nbs […]

  • A Revealing Look at Wind's Big Markets and Emerging Challenges
    on 14th December 2017 at 4:25 pm

    On the global stage, China is the leading market for wind energy. With wind capacity of 168.7 GW at the end of 2016, it held a market share in new deployments of over 42 percent. China’s commitment to renewables, with a focus on wind, doesn’t show signs of ebbing: aiming for 20 percent of its energy needs to be met with clean energy by 2030 and pledging to invest US$367 billion in renewables by 2020, MAKE Consulting predicts China averaging over 25 GW of new wind capacity annually for the next decade. […]

  • Scottish budget ‘backs’ renewables
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Measures announced include £60m low-carbon innovation fund&nbs […]

  • Orbis hosts hi-tech duo
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Vissim Renewables and Red Nine latest tenants at Lowestoft offices&nbs […]

  • Offshore white noise 'shields' whales
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Acoustic deterrents help protect Minke species during offshore construction […]

  • Dutch take crane interest
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Van Aalst takes majority stake in Norwegian outfit Techano […]

  • Enel wins Alberta wind double
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 2:19 pm

    UPDATE: Capital Power and EDP Renewables also successful in first tender […]

  • Van Aalst’s Business Gets Norwegian Lift
    by Offshore Wind on 14th December 2017 at 1:33 pm

    After buying patented 3D crane technology from Norwegian company A-lifting in 2016, the Netherlands-based Van Aalst Group has recently acquired a majority stake in another Norwegian company –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • French outfit toasts onshore joy 
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 1:19 pm

    CNR’s wind farm portfolio surpasses 500MW with acquisition of 12MW project&nbs […]

  • RE eases UK subsea pain
    by WebEditor on 14th December 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Offshore wind revenue in sector rises to £1.3bn from £770m in 2014 […]

  • Danish home for Kriegers O&M
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Klintholm harbour chosen by Vattenfall to service 600MW project […]

  • Parkwind Tweaks Selection Guide for Northwester 2 OHVS Tender
    by Offshore Wind on 14th December 2017 at 12:36 pm

    After inviting requests to participate in the tender for the supply and installation of the Northwester 2 offshore high voltage substation (OHVS) in late November, Parkwind recently updated the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Vestas secures Indian repeat
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 11:58 am

    Atria Brindavan Power makes third order for 18 V110-2.2MW turbines &nbs […]

  • Vattenfall Picks Kriegers Flak O&M Base
    by OffshoreWind on 14th December 2017 at 11:55 am

    Vattenfall has chosen Klintholm Harbour in Denmark as its base for the servicing and maintenance of the 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Windtechnik crosses Atlantic
    by WebEditor on 14th December 2017 at 11:32 am

    US maintenance services will be offered from January based out of Houston […]

  • Asian Hercules III Puts EOWDC on Bucket List
    by Offshore WIND on 14th December 2017 at 11:19 am

    Floating crane Asian Hercules III has arrived to Peterhead Port to transfer and install suction bucket foundations on Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Hercules primed for Aberdeen lift
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 11:12 am

    Giant floating crane in Peterhead to install foundations at 92.4MW projects […]

  • Sun rises for Wirsol in UK
    by WebEditor on 14th December 2017 at 10:42 am

    Two PV plants totalling 16MW to come online in Norfolk and Essex in mid-2018 […]

  • Greenbacker takes shine to US
    by WebEditor on 14th December 2017 at 10:13 am

    Foresight sells six operating PV projects in Colorado and California for $13m […]

  • Nordex scores Italian double
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 10:04 am

    Two unnamed projects to feature a total of 13 N131 turbines […]

  • Vattenfall On Point with Danish Offshore Wind Projects (Expertise Hub VIDEO)
    by OffshoreWind on 14th December 2017 at 10:02 am

    Vattenfall’s three Danish offshore wind projects are progressing on schedule following the order of wind turbines from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President Business... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • New Offshore Wind Tower Plant Rises in Port of Bilbao
    by Offshore WIND on 14th December 2017 at 9:45 am

    The temporary consortium of INBISA Construcción, Gaimaz and Intxausti has completed the first phase in the construction of the new offshore wind tower manufacturing plant for Haizea Wind Group in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Atlantis to join GFG Alliance fold
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 9:45 am

    Tidal player to be renamed Simec Atlantis Energy […]

  • Vestas rejigs European sales team
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 9:41 am

    Northern and Central Europe business units to merge from 1 January […]

  • EDF conducts Bolero O&M
    by Robin Lancaster on 14th December 2017 at 9:21 am

    146MW solar plant comprises Jinko Solar and Canadian Solar panels &nbs […]

  • N-Sea Wins Baltic Sea UXO Survey & Disposal Contract
    by Offshore Wind on 14th December 2017 at 9:18 am

    N-Sea has won a contract with 50Hertz for detection and disposal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the area of export cable routes off the coast of Lubmin, which will connect future German offshore... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Northern HeliCopter on Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Rescue Duty
    by Offshore WIND on 14th December 2017 at 8:30 am

    Northern HeliCopter (NHC) has won a contract by 50Hertz Transmission (50HzT) to provide a rescue helicopter with pilots and medical crew for emergencies on offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Merkur Substation Topside Loaded Out in Hoboken
    by OffshoreWind on 14th December 2017 at 8:05 am

    An offshore substation topside built by Engie Fabricom-Tractebel and Iemants for the Merkur offshore wind farm has been loaded out at ENGIE Fabricom's yard in Hoboken, Belgium. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Jan De Nul: Vole au Vent Getting Ready for Borkum Riffgrund 2 (Expertise Hub VIDEO)
    by OffshoreWind on 14th December 2017 at 7:24 am

    Jan De Nul’s jack-up vessel Vole au vent has been undergoing certain modifications to the layout of the deck prior to heading out to the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm, Carl Heiremans, Jan De... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • World Bank Puts Fossil Fuels On Notice
    on 13th December 2017 at 7:18 pm

    The World Bank Group (WBG) yesterday during the One Planet Summit in Paris said that, as of 2019, it will no longer finance exploration for and production of oil and gas. […]

  • Brazil's Largest Wind Company Has Big Plans to Dominate Solar
    on 13th December 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Brazil’s biggest wind company has set its sights on dominating the country’s nascent solar market. CPFL Energias Renovaveis SA has 1 MW of solar power in operation now, a pilot project in Sao Paulo State, but has plans to build another 450 MW.&nbs […]

  • Norway floats offshore plans
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th December 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Government to offer one or two sites for floating wind demo projects […]

  • DOE Announces New R&D Effort for Offshore Wind
    on 13th December 2017 at 4:54 pm

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry on Dec. 12 announced a significant new DOE commitment to advance offshore wind energy. […]

  • EDF EN unveils regional plan
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th December 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Some 620MW of new wind and solar to be added in Occitanie, Franc […]

  • Catapult targets marine potential
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th December 2017 at 4:00 pm

    New initiative with R-UK aims to demonstrate strengths of wave and tidal energy […]

  • Aquila soaks up Portuguese sun
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th December 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Four solar projects totalling 170MW acquired from unnamed developer &nbs […]

  • Tall order for GE in Thailand
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th December 2017 at 2:51 pm

    90 3.0-137 turbines will have 156.5-metre hybrid towers&nbs […]

  • Norwegian Floating Wind Demo Sites Get Green Light
    by Offshore WIND on 13th December 2017 at 2:51 pm

    The Norwegian government plans to open one to two offshore areas for the development of floating wind power demonstration projects. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Innogy mulls Triton finance options
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th December 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Onshore opportunities in the US also being evaluated by German utility […]

  • Innogy Sets 2018 Spending Budget at EUR 3 Billion
    by Offshore Wind on 13th December 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Innogy's Executive Board has approved a capital expenditure budget of over EUR 3 billion for fiscal 2018, more than 25% above the figure expected for 2017. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Fugro, Cowi map India offshore
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th December 2017 at 1:27 pm

    MV Kamrup vessel to carry out geophysical surveys off Gujarat coast […]

  • SeaZip: Next Generation Crew Transfer Vessel Is In The Pipeline (Expertise Hub VIDEO)
    by OffshoreWind on 13th December 2017 at 1:18 pm

    We are working with several shipyards on developing a new, larger crew transfer vessel (CTV) which could operate for up to 14 days offshore, Jan Reier Arends, Owner and Managing Director of SeaZip... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • German charter for Danish CTV
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th December 2017 at 12:51 pm

    World Marine Offshore’s Umoe Rapid working on unnamed project&nbs […]

  • Vattenfall Gives Its Financial Targets a Renewables Reality Check
    by Offshore Wind on 13th December 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Vattenfall set its new financial targets at an extraordinary general meeting on 12 December, as the renewable energy sector has matured and changed market conditions, resulting in lower risks and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • ReneSola takes shine to Poland 
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th December 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Financing agreed for 55MW of solar projects in east European country […]

  • Umoe Rapid Lands German Offshore Wind Contract
    by Offshore WIND on 13th December 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Wavecraft's crew transfer vessel (CTV) Umoe Rapid has won a 12-month charter to provide crew and cargo transfer during turbine installation work at an offshore wind farm in Germany. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • RES offloads French wind duo
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th December 2017 at 11:48 am

    Acofi Gestion acquires Bois de Bajouve and Monts de l’Ain projects […]

  • Vestas seals 250MW win in India
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th December 2017 at 11:17 am

    Ostro Kutch Power orders 125 V110-2.0MW turbines for project in Gujarat […]

  • New German Study Calls for 20GW of Offshore Wind by 2030
    by Offshore Wind on 13th December 2017 at 11:04 am

    Fraunhofer IWES has released an updated study, commissioned by German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation (Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie), which shows that the availability of offshore wind farms has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Duke starts Florida PV charge
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th December 2017 at 10:59 am

    Suwannee solar plant part of plan to add 700MW in next four years […]

  • Kongsberg and NorSea Taking Offshore Wind Logistics to Digital Realm
    by OffshoreWind on 13th December 2017 at 10:33 am

    Kongsberg Digital is purchasing a 34 per cent ownership share in NSG Digital, a subsidiary of the NorSea Group. The two companies will now collaborate on digitalising the supply chain in the oil and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • VBMS Picks Niels Winther Shipping for Horns Rev 3
    by Offshore WIND on 13th December 2017 at 10:31 am

    VBMS has contracted Niels Winther Shipping as the preferred supplier of agency services for the 406MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm located in the Danish North Sea. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • New UK-France Interconnection Project Moves Forward
    by Offshore Wind on 13th December 2017 at 9:00 am

    The IFA2 (Interconnexion France-Angleterre) interconnector attained all of the required UK statutory consents, and Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has now issued a comprehensive decision for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • EOLOS to Take On America and Asia in 2018 (Expertise Hub VIDEO)
    by OffshoreWind on 13th December 2017 at 8:42 am

    Floating LiDAR solutions provider EOLOS plans to enter offshore wind markets in America and Asia in 2018, Julian Harland, Sales Director at EOLOS, said. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • California Storage Providers Help Balance Renewables on Japan's Grid
    on 13th December 2017 at 6:33 am

    Two California energy storage providers say they are deploying networks of systems in Japan to help the country use more renewable energy. Stem Inc., a California firm that provides energy storage solutions, said it’s deploying a network of systems with Mitsui & Co. Ltd., marking its first foray into Asian markets.&nbs […]

  • Multi-Billion Dollar Plan to Re-Power Puerto Rico Includes DERs, Renewables
    on 12th December 2017 at 7:18 pm

    If Hurricane Sandy, during which millions of New Yorkers lost power and damage to the electric grid was substantial, was the spark that ignited New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision, aka REV” then perhaps Hurricane Maria will be the spark that ignites a new energy vision for Puerto Rico. […]

  • CHP No Longer Perceived Negatively by Utilities
    on 11th December 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Attitudes to combined heat and power technology have transformed, according to speakers at the world’s largest electric power conference. […]

  • The View from Washington On Energy Regulations
    on 11th December 2017 at 5:39 pm

    And interview with Emily Fisher, Vice President, Law, and Corporate Secretary at Edison Electric Institute about the view from Washington following a Thursday, December 7 Plenary discussion at POWER-GEN International. Fisher describes the two different avenues that President Trump is pursuing regarding regulations and the energy industry. &nbs […]

  • 3@3 on Solar PV: POWER-GEN, Energy Imbalance Market, Solar Trade Case
    on 11th December 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Today's topics include highlights from POWER-GEN, the largest show for the power generation industry, the energy imbalance market, Azeb Asnake, the solar trade case and more. &nbs […]

  • GE's 12,000 Job Cuts Highlight Uneasy Shift to Renewable Energy
    on 11th December 2017 at 4:39 pm

    After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric Co. is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels. &nbs […]

  • Trump Will Have to Wait Another Month for a Plan to Rescue Coal
    on 11th December 2017 at 4:22 pm

    The Trump administration, which was looking to have a plan in place this week to bail out America’s coal country, will instead have to wait until the new year. Kevin McIntyre, sworn in Thursday as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, asked for a 30-day extension to act on a sweeping proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants. Perry, who had called on the commission to come up with a plan by Dec. 11, granted the delay late Friday, saying he “respects the reasons” but “looked forward to swift action.&rdquo […]

  • Are Utilities Getting Greener? Merger Proceedings Would Indicate Yes
    on 8th December 2017 at 5:15 pm

    There has been a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the utility sector over the past several years. These transactions generally require public service commissions (PSC) approval in the states in which one or both of the parties have operations, and the PSCs are typically charged with approving only transactions that are in the public interest.&nbs […]

  • Letter from the Editor: Why the Energy Imbalance Market is a Billion Dollar Opportunity
    on 8th December 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Electric grids are mighty complicated. Of course, if you’re in the industry, you don’t need me to tell you that. When we created these huge networks of wires to pass electricity from generator to user, we simultaneously needed to track where the energy originated and where it went so we could figure out how to pay people for the energy they provided. […]

  • How Vibration Monitoring Can Eliminate Downtime in Wind Farm O&M
    on 8th December 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Wind turbine operators are under tremendous pressure to minimize maintenance costs and maximize turbine availability in order to protect profits. A vibration monitoring strategy can help engineers can establish a robust preventative maintenance regime and boost reliability.&nbs […]

  • How Drones Will Transform Wind Turbine Inspections
    on 7th December 2017 at 10:18 pm

    The services that drone companies can provide to wind farm owners/operators will lead to faster, cheaper and more efficient operations and maintenance solutions, which will completely transform the O&M business. […]

  • POWER-GEN 2017 Keynote – Convergence and Collaboration
    on 7th December 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Though the power industry continues to endure rapid change in technology, demand and regulation, the five keynote speakers at POWER-GEN International 2017 focused on making the most of a changing market through convergence and collaboration. […]

  • Variety of Opportunities for Next-Gen Energy Workforce Focus of Women in Power Luncheon
    on 7th December 2017 at 8:56 pm

    About 50 people gathered on Dec. 5 at the Women in Power luncheon during POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas to hear the Woman of the Year and other finalists discuss their roles in affecting change in the energy industry, and the variety of opportunities in energy for the next generation of leaders. […]

  • Corporates #RocktheGrid by Driving Up Renewable Energy Demand
    on 6th December 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Speakers in a session on utility-scale renewable power during POWERGEN 2017 presented evidence that corporate buyers are driving an unprecedented demand for renewable energy today and will continue to do so into the future. In #RocktheGrid - New Market Demand for Renewables, Lily Donge of the Rocky Mountain Institute and head of the Business Renewables Center (BRC), an organization that helps corporations understand how to buy renewable energy, said that this year 16 corporations have signed deals to purchase renewable energy and of those 16, 13 are new, indicating the growing interest.&nbs […]

  • What Is the Best Way to Empower a Cleaner Grid?
    on 5th December 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Energy market participants in some regions of the world are facing the challenge of renewables integration head-on, creating a slow, but steady, campaign to redesign their markets and form more regionalized power grids. Europe has a goal of breaking down the regional barriers that keep energy from moving freely around its power grid. And there are few better examples of energy market regionalization than the work of stakeholders on the U.S. West Coast, and in the Pacific North- and Southwest. […]

  • Azeb Asnake Is the 2017 POWER-GEN Woman of the Year
    on 5th December 2017 at 7:30 pm

    In recognition of her great work advancing power generation in Ethiopia, on Tuesday, December 5 at POWER-GEN International, Azeb Asnake, CEO of Ethiopia Electric Power, was named the 2017 Power Generation Woman of the Year.&nbs […]

  • China Resources Power and SCE Snag Project of the Year Wins at POWER-GEN International
    on 5th December 2017 at 5:00 pm

    On Tuesday, December 5th during the keynote session of POWER-GEN International, Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering magazine named the energy storage and renewable energy projects of the year as well as an overall project of the year for 2017. In the energy storage category, Southern California Edison’s Hybrid EGT project pulled out a win over Imperial Irrigation District’s Battery Storage Project and Gensa Energy’s Columbia Microgrid. &nbs […]

  • Offshore Wind Farm Cape Wind Officially Comes to an End
    on 5th December 2017 at 12:50 am

    Cape Wind, the offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts that drew the ire of the Kennedy and Koch families, is officially dead. Energy Management Inc. has ceased efforts to build what was once expected to become the first offshore wind farm in the U.S., according to an emailed statement from Chief Executive Officer Jim Gordon. […]

  • How the Digital Grid Is Powering the Renewable Energy Era
    on 4th December 2017 at 10:52 pm

    To serve twenty-first century needs, legacy grids need the ability to accommodate new demands such as intermittent generation sources and increasingly ubiquitous distributed energy resources (DERs) located throughout the transmission network. […]

  • Demand Response for Renewables Integration: Making a Smart Grid for Tomorrow
    on 4th December 2017 at 8:06 pm

    In September 2017, Arizona Public Service proposed a new product, reverse demand response (DR), that aims to balance system load with excess renewable generation. This is the latest example of using DR for renewables integration (DRRI). […]

  • Clean Energy Leaders Fear Brutal Impact on Renewable Growth As US Tax Reform Takes Shape
    on 3rd December 2017 at 7:37 pm

    In the early morning hours of Dec 2, lawmakers in the U.S. Senate passed their version of a tax reform bill. Unlike the version of the bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate bill makes no changes to the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and the Production Tax Credit (PTC), on which wind and solar energy developers rely to help finance projects. However, the bill makes changes to the way corporations can use tax equity, in a provision called BEAT (base erosion and anti-abuse tax), which stakeholders fear will result in a significant loss of tax equity finance available on the market.&nbs […]

  • Funding Boosts Australian Renewable Energy Storage Projects
    on 1st December 2017 at 7:32 pm

    A system to capture biogas from a wastewater treatment plant, store it as thermal energy and sell it to the electricity grid is among the next wave of projects to receive money from the South Australian Government’s Renewable Technology Fund. […]

  • Despite Some Major Bumps, Bonn Climate Summit Got the Job Done
    on 30th November 2017 at 8:11 pm

    By the time the last gavel came down early in the morning of November 18, international climate negotiators in Bonn paved the way to the next climate summit in Katowice, Poland in 2018. There, the rules underpinning the Paris Agreement will be finalized and countries can signal their commitments to enhance national climate plans by 2020. […]

  • EU Sets New Binding Renewables Target of 35 Percent by 2030
    on 29th November 2017 at 9:30 pm

    On Tuesday, Industry and Energy Committee MEPs agreed that by 2030, a minimum of 35 percent of all energy consumed in the EU would need to come from renewable, cleaner sources. For the transport sector, at least 12 percent of the energy consumed in each member state would have to be produced from renewables, such as the sun or wind. […]

  • Battery Storage to Help Offshore Wind Farms Maximize Revenue
    on 28th November 2017 at 9:46 pm

    In November, Statoil announced that it had fully commissioned Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm. The company said that it planned to add battery storage to the project in the coming year. Today, Younicos announced that it will be working with Statoil on the 1-MW/1.3-MWh battery that will be connected to the wind farm. According to Younicos, the purpose of the project is to “teach” the battery when to hold back and store electricity, and when send power to the grid, thus increasing value of the power. &nbs […]

  • Deepwater Wind Pledges $1 Million to Offshore Wind Research
    on 28th November 2017 at 7:22 pm

    In a move that would help offshore wind farms and fishing industries coexist in the U.S., Deepwater Wind recently pledged $1 million in research funding for the University of Massachusetts. […]

  • Giant Battery Set for Testing in the Australian Outback
    on 27th November 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Billionaire Elon Musk’s giant battery being built in the Australian outback will be energized in coming days and begin testing, indicating Tesla Inc. is on track to meet a 100-day self-imposed deadline to install the system. […]

  • The Big Embrace: Electric Utilities Accept Wind and Solar as Reliable Sources, Plan for the Long Haul
    on 20th November 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Despite the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that the Clean Power Plan is being repealed, the attractive cost of renewables and improvements in battery storage technology mean that wind- and solar-generated power are here to stay. […]

  • Proposed Tax Reform Bill Has ‘Disastrous Implications’ for Renewable Energy
    on 20th November 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Last week, both houses of the U.S. congress passed versions of a tax reform bill. As readers might recall, tax reform was one of the platforms on which Trump ran for president and getting a major tax reform bill passed would be a big win for him. Each version of the bill has implications for the renewable energy industry but the wind industry is particularly worried about the House bill. […]

  • DERs and Grid Optimization — The Next Phase of the Grid Modernization Journey
    on 17th November 2017 at 4:44 pm

    The call for grid modernization is occurring across the world and utilities are positioned at the forefront of this industry transformation. While some states and countries are moving at a more rapid pace than others, grid modernization is a necessary outcome for utilities to ensure long-term sustainability. […]

  • Orsted Green Bond Bets on the Future of the Planet
    on 16th November 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Orsted A/S, the Danish company built on oil and gas extraction, will issue its first green bonds as it moves toward completing a transition to renewable energy. […]

  • New North Sea Wind Atlas to Inform Future Offshore Developments
    on 15th November 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Wind farm operators in the North Sea will have a new atlas for wind resources in the region to help them identify how much power they can generate and how robust turbines should be. […]

  • Wind Energy Feels the Force of World Markets
    on 15th November 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Vestas Wind Systems A/S lost about a fifth of its stock market value after the Danish company said it was squeezing less profit out of sales of equipment and services compared with a year ago because of increased competition. Before last week’s plunge, the shares had risen 15 percent this year. &nbs […]

  • Enel to Bid in Mexico Power Auction After Raising $1.35 Billion
    on 14th November 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Enel Green Power SpA, the renewable-energy unit of Europe’s largest utility, plans to bid in Mexico’s power auction this month after raising $1.35 billion with a deal to sell stakes in eight wind and solar projects in the country in October. […]

  • Clean Energy Is Overtaking Coal in This Competitive Electricity Market
    on 14th November 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Look around the U.S. and you’ll find plenty of examples of smart policy that is driving the adoption of cleaner, more efficient energy resources. In particular, California, New York, and Illinois are all leveraging policy to reduce carbon pollution and transition to a 21st century electric grid. […]

  • California's Plans for Offshore Wind Run into Navy Opposition
    on 10th November 2017 at 4:05 pm

    As California pushes forward in its transition to clean energy, the state faces hard choices in its most futuristic initiative yet: offshore wind power. State and federal officials are engaged in an intensive planning process for the first auction of zones for development of giant wind farms in the Pacific. […]

  • Modernization Efforts Are Poised to Dramatically Reconfigure the Electric Grid
    on 9th November 2017 at 2:11 pm

    It’s been nearly two years since the release of the GridWise Alliance’s last Grid Modernization Index (GMI-3). The results of the just-released GMI-4, GridWise’s latest tracking of grid modernization efforts across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, demonstrates increased participation in and acceleration of grid modernization efforts across the nation – as clean energy, distributed resources, smart meters, and other technology adoption expands. […]

  • New Democratic Governor in New Jersey Could Ignite State’s Offshore Wind Sector
    on 8th November 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Control of the governor’s seat in New Jersey is moving to a Democrat — a shift that could be a big win for wind power in the state’s waters. […]

  • 'Wind Champion' Congressman Arrington Will Defend Wind on Capitol Hill
    on 8th November 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Congressman Jodey Arrington, a republican member of congress from Texas, recently received the American Wind Energy Association’s “U.S. Wind Champion Award” at Southern Power’s Bethel Wind Farm. AWEA hasn’t given out the award in more than five years.&nbs […]

  • 4 Job Sectors You Need to Watch in US Offshore Wind
    on 6th November 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Which job sectors have the highest potential for growth under the foreseeable development path for offshore wind projects on the U.S. East Coast? A new report has the answers. […]

  • Unparalleled Leadership: The 2017 Power-Gen Woman of the Year Finalists
    on 3rd November 2017 at 2:01 pm

    In early 2013, a group of industry women, dubbed the Women in Power committee, assembled in Orlando, Fla., to figure out how to honor women who have dedicated their careers to the power industry. The industry is dominated with men making up more than 75 percent of the workforce, according to estimates. […]

  • 4 Signs to Watch at COP23
    on 1st November 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Two years after the world joined together to forge the Paris Agreement on climate change, representatives from around the globe will convene in Bonn, Germany, on Nov. 6 for the next round of United Nations talks. The summit marks a critical stepping stone for global climate action. […]

  • US-Denmark Cooperation on Offshore Wind a Positive Sign from Trump Administration
    on 31st October 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Despite a huge potential, only a vanishingly small part of the United States power supply comes from offshore wind. A new collaboration, which the Minister of energy, supply and climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt has agreed with US Interior Minister Ryan Zinke, might help change. […]

  • This New Edge Device Will Transform Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring
    on 31st October 2017 at 12:21 pm

    One of the leaders in vibration monitoring technologies is working to bring the integration benefits of OSIsoft’s PI System to wind turbine condition monitoring—a process that traditionally requires a separate architecture to handle the high bandwidth coming from vibration sensors. […]

  • China Makes a Big Bet on Offshore Wind
    on 27th October 2017 at 1:59 pm

    In China, the year witnessed newly added wind power capacity of about 23 GW, decreasing 24 percent from a year earlier, according to data released by the Chinese Wind Energy Association. The country’s total installed wind power capacity reached 169 GW.&nbs […]

  • New York Takes the Spotlight for US Offshore Wind at AWEA Offshore WindPower 2017
    on 25th October 2017 at 7:20 pm

    On Tuesday October 24 at AWEA’s Offshore Wind Conference, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul highlighted three reasons that she believes New York will become the global hub for offshore wind and Statoil announced that it has named its project Empire Wind. […]

  • Largest US Grid Operator Opposes Perry’s Plan to Save Coal
    on 25th October 2017 at 2:03 pm

    The biggest U.S. grid operator is asking regulators to reject Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to prop up ailing coal and nuclear plants. "I don’t know how this proposal could be implemented without a detrimental impact on the market," Andrew Ott, who heads up PJM Interconnection LLC, told reporters by phone Monday.&nbs […]

  • MHI Vestas Selects US Facility to Test 9.5-MW Offshore Wind Turbine Nacelle
    on 24th October 2017 at 5:45 pm

    On Tuesday October 24, 2017 at the AWEA Offshore Wind Conference, wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas announced that it is making a $35 million investment with Clemson University to test its newest 9.5-MW gearbox at Clemson’s facility in Charleston, SC. The investment comes with a five-year contract and is an important first step for the manufacturer as it eyes the U.S. market. […]

  • Virginia Seeks First Wind Farm in Region With Slowest Breezes
    on 24th October 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Anchored by General Electric Co.’s turbine factory in Pensacola, Florida, the southeast is home to more than 100 manufacturing sites supplying the U.S. wind industry. […]

  • Ørsted Makes Headway on New Jersey Offshore Wind Farm
    on 24th October 2017 at 1:25 pm

    19 October 2017 - Aqualis Offshore, a sister company to Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (OWC), has been awarded a contract by Ørsted (Formerly DONG Energy) to provide geotechnical site investigation supervision services at their Ocean Wind offshore wind farm. […]

  • The Flawed Analysis Behind the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
    on 23rd October 2017 at 7:21 pm

    The Trump Administration’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP) is based on flawed analysis that understates its benefits. This action is part of this administration’s unfortunate pattern of dismantling sensible policies and rejecting the underlying science of climate change. Repealing the CPP would remove another federal protection meant to help Americans avoid damages from a changing climate. […]

  • Everything You Need to Know about Wind Turbine Technicians
    on 23rd October 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Want to hover hundreds of feet in the air on an average work day? Then being a wind technician may be just for you. It’s the fastest growing occupation of the decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and employment numbers are expected to more than double over the next 10 years. […]

  • FERC Commissioner Gives Perspective on the Energy Markets in Light of NOPR
    on 23rd October 2017 at 4:19 pm

    On Friday at the Pierce Atwood Energy Infrastructure Symposium, keynote speaker and FERC commissioner Cheryl LaFleur offered insight into how she would be considering the recently proposed rulemaking (NOPR) that the secretary of Energy issued last month. […]

  • Meet the SEA-3250-LT: Innovation in Offshore Wind Installations
    on 20th October 2017 at 6:36 pm

    GustoMSC is targeting the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind energy market with an innovative jack-up design that it claims will help to reduce risk and increase efficiency when installing units offshore: the SEA-3250-LT installation jack-up. […]

  • Solar Wants to Help Fix a Power-Grid Problem It Helped Create
    on 20th October 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Big solar farms helped create a power-grid predicament in California. And now they’re offering to help solve it. Solar panels have proliferated in the Golden State, flooding the grid with power supplies in the middle of the day when the sun’s out — and then quickly vanishing after sunset.&nbs […]

  • Delaware Researchers Discover How to Cut Offshore Wind Construction Costs by $1.6B
    on 20th October 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Working closely with industry partners, University of Delaware researchers have developed a new method for constructing offshore wind farms and proven that it is cheaper, faster and could make possible offshore wind deployment at a scale and pace able to keep up with the region’s scheduled retirements of nuclear and coal-fired power plants. The researchers calculated that their innovative process will cost up to $1.6 billion less per project than conventional approaches and take half the construction time. […]

  • Tesla and Vestas Partner in $160 Million Australian Project
    on 19th October 2017 at 1:07 pm

    A novel $160 million renewable energy project combining wind, solar and storage technologies reached financial close. […]

  • UK Will Be Vulnerable Outside of the EU's Energy Market
    on 19th October 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Britain’s divorce from the EU is less than 18 months away yet the arguments become more fractious and uncertainties over trading relationships seem no nearer to resolution. Among the big unknowns is what fate lies in store for the UK’s energy market and its relationship with Europe. […]

  • UK's First Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Up and Running
    on 18th October 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Today the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opened Hywind Scotland, which the company is touting as the first floating wind farm in the world. The long awaited Statoil Hywind floating offshore wind farm is a 30-MW project located at Bucham Deep, which is 25 km from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. The project is operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar and uses Siemens 6-MW turbines. Through this pilot project Statoil hopes to drop the cost of offshore wind energy to a range of €40-60 €/MWh by 2030.  &nbs […]

  • Nigeria Asks World Bank, IMF to Scale up Renewable Energy
    on 18th October 2017 at 11:16 am

    Nigeria has asked the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to scale up the provision of and access to renewable energy in order to deliver development results and meet global climate goals. Nigeria's position on renewable energy and regional integration was presented by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. […]

  • Three Technology Trends and Their Effects on Data and Software
    on 17th October 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Companies using OSIsoft’s PI system gathered this week in London at the OSIsoft EMEA Users Conference to talk about the realities of what Martin Otterson calls the velocity, variety and volume of data in the modern business world. […]

  • It’s Time to Stop Federal Fiddling with Electricity Markets
    on 17th October 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt On Oct. 8 in Kentucky announced the Trump Administration’s plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan, and stated that the solar, wind and other renewable energy tax credits should be eliminated so the industry can compete on its own against coal and other energy sources. […]

  • Power-to-Gas for Renewables Integration Is on the Rise
    on 13th October 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Power-to-gas (P2G)—the conversion of electrical power into gaseous energy carriers—is a quickly improving and potentially disruptive energy conversion technology.&nbs […]

  • Do Solar Owners Love Solar the Way Gun Owners Love Guns?
    on 12th October 2017 at 1:29 pm

    There has been talk for years about the need for the industry to mobilize rooftop solar owners into one group that together would represent one large voice in favor of solar-friendly local, state and federal policy. With more than 1,000,0000 installations in the U.S., that voice would certainly be loud and strong. A loud, centralized voice couldn’t be more important in U.S. politics right now, where the Trump administration is eying tariffs, policies and rules that could crush the solar industry. One such initiative is the recent DOE directive that is looking to re-write the rules around compensation for power plants, a move that would pay solar and wind facilities less than coal or nuclear generation for the energy they produce.&nbs […]

  • How to Submit Comments on Perry’s Proposal for Grid Reliability
    on 12th October 2017 at 12:59 pm

    If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the process for approving Secretary Rick Perry’s proposed rule on grid reliability and resilience pricing, it’s important to get to know the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) online system. […]

  • Can Storage Expand Wind's Share of the Energy Mix?
    on 11th October 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Leading wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is looking toward energy storage solutions in a bid to improve wind power economics and grid integration. […]

  • This Is the Microsoft Deal That Will Boost Wind-Turbine Battery Tech
    on 10th October 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Microsoft Corp. yesterday said it is supporting a new project in Ireland that will be the first European wind farm to integrate batteries in each wind turbine. […]

  • Who Will Fight the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan?
    on 10th October 2017 at 3:07 pm

    As word spread yesterday that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will officially begin the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, others vowed to fight back. […]

  • 3@3 on Solar PV: The Solar Vortex, Renewables, and Puerto Rico
    on 9th October 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Today's topics include an examination of how two large and looming events in the U.S. power industry could seriously undermine the growth of renewables. Plus, how the industry is mobilizing to offer new hope to hurricane-damaged islands.  &nbs […]

  • The Truth About GE's Latest Wind Tech Patent Lawsuit
    on 9th October 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Which way is the wind blowing? If you are a wind energy manufacturer or a developer looking to implement or expand wind energy farm operations, this is a question you must be asking yourself when it comes to the potential effects recent litigation between major manufacturers will have on the wind power industry. […]

  • Grid Resiliency is a Problem, But Stockpiling Coal isn’t the Answer
    on 6th October 2017 at 8:42 pm

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s recently proposed rulemaking, which directs FERC to “properly value” coal and nuclear power plants for their ability to be “resilient” by having a 90-day pile of fuel onsite, totally misunderstands the problem of grid resiliency.&nbs […]

  • Project of the Year 2017 Finalists Announced
    on 6th October 2017 at 10:00 am

    Fourteen outstanding power projects were selected from industry-nominated projects in five categories: Coal, Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Energy Storage, Natural Gas, and Renewables. […]

  • Wind Energy Selling for 4 Cents per kWh in India
    on 5th October 2017 at 3:36 pm

    New Delhi: India's wind power tariff fell to a record low of Rs2.64 per unit in an auction conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) for 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind power contracts that ended in the wee hours of Thursday morning. While ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. […]

  • Trump's Tax Reform Proposal 'Leaves Door Open' to Repeal ITC/PTC
    on 5th October 2017 at 1:55 pm

    A tax reform package released at the end of September by White House and Republican leadership “left the door open” to repeal critical existing renewable energy tax credits prior to their scheduled either expiration or phase down, Greg Jenner, partner at Stoel Rives, told Renewable Energy World. […]

  • Trump Has a Plan to Save Coal and Hobble Clean Energy
    on 5th October 2017 at 1:03 pm

    President Donald Trump may soon have a chance to prove wrong the notion that economics will kill the U.S. coal industry and keep clean energy thriving. […]

  • Shell to Seek Sale of Stake in $1.4 Billion Offshore Wind Farm
    on 4th October 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its partners Eneco Holdings NV and Mitsubishi Corp. are seeking to sell a stake in two Dutch offshore wind farm projects that may cost $1.4 billion to develop, two people familiar with the plan said. &nbs […]

  • Solar PV Was Fastest Growing Energy Source in the World in 2016
    on 4th October 2017 at 4:25 pm

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) today said that China, India and the U.S. will account for two-thirds of global renewable energy expansion over the next five years. […]

  • How Catastrophic is Perry’s NOPR for Renewables?
    on 3rd October 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Rocky Mountain Institute’s Mark Dyson is an expert who studies grid resilience as part of RMI’s Electricity Innovation Lab. He offered his thoughts on what the NOPR means for renewable energy. […]

  • New York Eyes 3,200 MW of New Offshore Wind Areas
    on 3rd October 2017 at 4:10 pm

    New York State officials yesterday said that that the state has asked the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider identifying and leasing at least four new wind energy areas (WEA) off New York’s Atlantic Coast, with a total of 3,200 MW of offshore wind generation. […]

  • 5 Emerging Trends for Corporate Buyers of Renewable Energy
    on 3rd October 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Today, companies are making big moves to power their operations with clean energy. To date, corporate buyers have purchased a global total of 19 GW of renewable energy, enough to power five million average American homes. &nbs […]

  • From Black to Green: DONG Energy is Now Ørsted
    on 2nd October 2017 at 9:04 pm

    DONG Energy on October 2, announced to shareholders that it was changing its name to Ørsted to better reflect the profound strategic transformation from black to green energy and the company’s recent divestment of the upstream oil and gas production. […]

  • Tesla Charging Stations to Link South Australia Capital with World’s Largest Battery
    on 2nd October 2017 at 2:57 pm

    A network of car charging stations is being developed in South Australia to allow Tesla drivers to visit the world’s biggest lithium-ion batterybeing built by Elon Musk in the state’s north. […]

  • Secretary Perry Seeks Market Rules That ‘Properly Value’ Coal, Nuclear Generation
    on 29th September 2017 at 6:39 pm

    The U.S. Department of Energy today said that energy markets are not fairly valuing certain bulk power generation resources, such as coal and nuclear plants, and that federal regulators need to do something about it. […]

  • Offshore Wind Prices: Will Key Learnings Help US Projects?
    on 27th September 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Wind energy observers worldwide took notice when Bloomberg News reported the contract price (September 11) for a U.K. energy auction: £57.50 ($77.76) per MWh — a 50 percent decline in recent offshore energy costs.&nbs […]

  • 5 Prospects for Renewable Microgrid Technology Innovation
    on 25th September 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Current research is providing groundbreaking innovations that could help renewable energy-based microgrids become “the energy supply of the future,” according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). […]

  • 10 US Electricity Service Providers Take Next Step Toward RTO Membership
    on 22nd September 2017 at 5:05 pm

    A coalition of 10 electricity service providers serving the U.S. Rocky Mountain region said they will begin negotiations for membership in the Southwest Power Pool regional transmission organization. […]

  • Morgan Stanley and Citi Say They Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy
    on 21st September 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years, another show of corporate support for climate action running counter to U.S. President Donald Trump’s view on the issue. […]

  • Change in New Jersey Leadership Could Help the State Fulfill Its Offshore Wind Potential — And Then Some
    on 21st September 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Despite its legislation calling for mechanisms to support offshore wind development, New Jersey has yet to realize that promise, but that could change this fall with the election of a new governor. […]

  • Staying Safe on the Job: Fall Protection in Renewable Energy Demands Planning and Training
    on 20th September 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Technicians who put their lives on the line by working on tall towers in remote locations need more than just top-quality safety gear and information about how to use it. They also need a plan for what happens if the unthinkable occurs. […]

  • After Irma, America Should Scrap the Jones Act
    on 15th September 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Another big hurricane, another temporary waiver of the Jones Act -- the 1920 law mandating that goods and passengers shipped between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flagged ships, constructed primarily in the U.S., owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by them or by U.S. legal permanent residents. […]

  • Cyclone Forces Evacuation of Husum Wind Attendees — But the Show Goes On
    on 15th September 2017 at 1:15 pm

    The cyclone forced the 650+ exhibitors and all attendees in the lightweight exhibition to leave the exhibit hall as wind gusts of up to 140 km/h [87 miles per hour] swept through the north-western part of the country. […]

  • Is the DOE Really in Love with all of the Above?
    on 14th September 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Is it going out on a limb to say this part is saying “renewables should not get special treatment above other sources?” The DOE report went on to point out that variable resources require baseload generation as a frequency smoothing backup while the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining. &nbs […]

  • India's Low Tariffs Hurt Wind Turbine Makers
    on 14th September 2017 at 10:58 am

    Wind turbine makers are staring at a slowdown even as India's government looks to boost renewable energy. […]

  • 2016 Storm Stirs Renewable Energy Investment in South Australia
    on 14th September 2017 at 10:40 am

    A year on from a storm that blacked out the entire state, South Australia has emerged from the electricity crisis to strengthen its position as a global leader in renewable energy. […]

  • GE Targets Low-to-Medium Wind Speed With Newest 4.8-MW Wind Turbine
    on 12th September 2017 at 3:22 pm

    According to GE the turbine’s 77-meter high-tech carbon blades, improved loads and controls, and taller, more cost-effective towers were developed thanks to close partnerships with LM Wind Power, Blade Dynamics and GE’s Global Research Center. The blades also feature one of the industry’s smallest Bolt Circle Diameters, keeping manufacturing and logistical costs to a minimum, said GE. […]

  • A Tale of Two Counties — California’s Mojave Desert Offers a Bi-Polar Approach to Solar
    on 12th September 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Although stretching across Utah, Nevada and Arizona, most of the Mojave Desert’s land that is eyed for solar and wind power development is in California. It’s notably slated for two counties—Kern and San Bernardino — the latter being the largest geographic county in the U.S. […]

  • This Is Why More Companies Aren’t Disclosing Their Environmental Strategies
    on 12th September 2017 at 12:53 pm

    HSBC today said that 53 percent of companies now have an environmental strategy in place, but only 43 percent actively disclose it. Why is that number so low? […]

  • A Transactive Energy Future: The Inevitable Rise of Economic-based Grid Control
    on 11th September 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Every day, the number of new power generators from renewable resources joining the world's collective electricity grid steadily goes up. Growing at an equal pace are the people working to keep the balance between supply and demand on that collective grid.&nbs […]

  • Offshore Wind Costs Fall Below New Nuclear Plants in UK
    on 11th September 2017 at 3:29 pm

    The cost of generating electricity from offshore wind farms fell sharply in the U.K. to below the price the next nuclear reactors will charge, making the form of clean energy one of the cheapest ways to supply the grid. […]

  • World’s First Offshore Wind Facility Completely Dismantled
    on 8th September 2017 at 7:17 pm

    DONG Energy announced its Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the world, has been dismantled. &nbs […]

  • Online Legal Marketplace Seeks to Transform How Clean Energy Companies Do Business
    on 7th September 2017 at 3:26 pm

    A new partnership between CleanTech Docs and Cleantech Law Partners (CLP) aims to improve the way legal services are provided to the cleantech and renewable energy sectors with what the companies say is the first online legal platform for those companies. […]

  • World Energy Demand to Plateau from 2030, Says Report
    on 5th September 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Energy efficiency will improve faster than global economic growth due to the rapid electrification of the world’s energy system, leading to a plateau in energy demand from 2030. […]

  • What Is the Best Grid Structure for Offshore Wind Growth in the Irish, North Seas?
    on 5th September 2017 at 3:27 pm

    A new baseline study for the development of renewable resources in the Irish and North Seas has identified the most environmentally friendly grid structure for offshore resource growth. […]

  • Vestas Joins With Tesla to Combine Wind Turbines With Batteries
    on 1st September 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Tesla Inc. has partnered with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to figure out how to combine wind turbines and batteries, socking away power during breezy times to use when the air is still. […]

  • Electricity from Renewables and Nuclear Power in the US in Statistical Dead Heat
    on 1st September 2017 at 3:43 pm

    The latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information's (EIA) "Electric Power Monthly," with data through June 30, reveals that renewable energy sources remain in a statistical dead heat with nuclear power vis-à-vis their respective shares of US electrical generation, with each providing roughly 20 percent of the total. […]

  • The 6 Countries Leading on Renewable Energy, But Could Improve on Incentives, Regulatory Support
    on 1st September 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Recently released heat maps from Sustainable Energy for All identify countries and regions where improvements would increase the share of renewables in the global energy mix to 36 percent of total final energy consumption by 2030. […]

  • How to Cut the Cost of Wind Energy in Half — A National Lab Report
    on 31st August 2017 at 3:31 pm

    New energy science and technological breakthroughs could cut the cost of wind energy in half by 2030—making it fully competitive with the fuel cost of natural gas. […]

  • DONG Energy Secures Battery System for Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Project
    on 31st August 2017 at 2:37 pm

    DONG Energy is planning to install an offshore wind battery energy storage system (BESS) in the U.K. ABB said that it won a contract to install a 2-MW BESS to support integration and transmission of power from the 90-MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm. […]

  • New Legislation Could Support Clean Energy Career Pathways for Fossil-Fuel Industry Workers
    on 30th August 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Support for workers seeking to transition from jobs in the fossil-fuel industry to the clean energy sector could be coming in the form of new federal legislation. […]

  • Hybrid Office Building Cuts Cord to Electricity Grid
    on 29th August 2017 at 3:14 pm

    A four-story office building powered by a combination of thermal and PV solar and wind energy in South Australia has cut its connection to the electricity grid in what its owners claim to be a world first. […]

  • This Is the Next Step for Energy Storage in South Australia
    on 29th August 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Details were released yesterday for the South Australia government’s call for more projects that can contribute to making renewable energy generation on demand and that will provide energy storage in the state. […]

  • TransAlta Retrofits Wind Turbines for Condition Monitoring in Ontario
    on 28th August 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Canadian utility TransAlta is retrofitting wind turbines at its Melancthon wind farm in Ontario with integrated condition monitoring systems (CMS). […]

  • China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company
    on 28th August 2017 at 6:36 pm

    China’s creating the world’s largest power company. The government of President Xi Jinping approved the merger of Shenhua Group Corp., the country’s top coal miner, with China Guodian Corp., among its largest power generators, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission said Monday.&nbs […]

  • Delaware Governor Orders Creation of Offshore Wind Working Group
    on 28th August 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Delaware Gov. John Carney today authorized the creation of an Offshore Wind Working Group (OWWG) to advance offshore wind for the state. […]

  • The Big Drumroll Ends with a Thud: DOE’s Study on the US Power Grid
    on 28th August 2017 at 5:10 pm

    The Department of Energy last week released its long-awaited grid-reliability study, after months of work at the agency to respond to Secretary Perry’s directive calling for the report. The tone and content of Perry’s April 14th memo suggested to many that the study would inevitably produce a set of findings that coal-fired power plants could take to the bank as proof that they need help from the federal government to stay in operation. […]

  • Putting Innovation to Work for Renewable Energy – What’s Your Story?
    on 28th August 2017 at 12:27 pm

    We want to hear your innovation story. We will recognize the most innovative power projects with the Power-Gen International Projects of the Year Awards in Las Vegas in December. […]

  • DOE Grid Reliability Report 'Treats Wind Power Fairly,' Grassley Says
    on 25th August 2017 at 11:31 am

    Now that the US Department of Energy staff has released its report to Secretary Perry on Electricity Markets and Reliability, Renewable Energy World has received many comments from industry that seem to generally favor the results […]

  • RGGI States Propose Additional 30 Percent Emissions Cap Decline by 2030
    on 24th August 2017 at 6:03 pm

    The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) yesterday said that they have proposed a regional emissions cap trajectory that will provide an additional 30 percent cap reduction by the year 2030, relative to 2020 levels. […]

  • It’s Out: A Quick Review of the Just Released US Department of Energy Grid Reliability Study
    on 24th August 2017 at 4:59 pm

    In April, newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry called for a study of the U.S. electricity grid. He wanted the study to reveal why so many coal plants were retiring and whether or not energy policies (renewable folks, think the ITC, PTC, RPS) were distorting the market and making the grid unstable. As most in the energy industry knew, the answer is incredibly nuanced. The 187-page report, released today, details the many reasons impacting the retirement of coal plants – the fact that they are old, in need of upgrades, costlier to run than natural gas plants, and not running at full capacity – are just some of them.&nbs […]

  • Thinking Beyond Trump: Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now in Carbon-free Electricity
    on 23rd August 2017 at 3:30 pm

    When utility executives make decisions about building new power plants, a lot rides on their choices. Depending on their size and type, new generating facilities cost hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars. They typically will run for 40 or more years — 10 U.S. presidential terms. Much can change during that time. […]

  • Reliance Said to Mull India Energy Storage With BP
    on 22nd August 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Reliance Industries Ltd., owned by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, is considering entering the energy storage business with its partner BP Plc. to expand into the country’s growing renewable energy sector, according to two people with knowledge of the plan. […]

  • Argentina Eyes Slower Renewable Growth as Infrastructure Lags
    on 21st August 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Argentina’s next renewable power auction will be half the size of last year’s because of an infrastructure bottleneck slowing down the ability to add capacity. […]

  • 5 Key Takeaways for Engineers Interested in Designing Platforms for Offshore Wind Farms
    on 21st August 2017 at 2:18 pm

    To say the engineering that goes into the platform design for an offshore wind farm is “complicated” would be laughable at best. “Complicated’ barely scratches the surface of the hundreds of hours of work that goes into designing a structure to support a tower that will stand some 100-200 meters high in the ocean for 20+ years, be subjected to enormous wave and wind loads over those two and half decades and oh, not to mention, generate electricity all the while. &nbs […]

  • All Coast to Build Jones-Act Compliant Liftboat
    on 18th August 2017 at 5:41 pm

    All Coast LLC recently said it will build a Jones Act-compliant liftboat for U.S. offshore wind farm installation and support activities (WTIV).&nbs […]

  • 100 Percent Renewable Powered Microgrid in Illinois Islands from the Grid for 24 Hours
    on 18th August 2017 at 4:43 pm

    On Thursday, Ameren Corporation and S&C Electric Company announced that they had successfully conducted a 24-hour islanding test at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Illinois.&nbs […]

  • An Eclipse Is Just What the US Power Sector’s Been Waiting For
    on 17th August 2017 at 11:47 am

    Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments. […]

  • Offshore Oil and Gas Has Experience and Innovative Technology To Help US Offshore Wind
    on 17th August 2017 at 2:17 am

    While last week’s Offshore Wind Executive Summit was formulated in order to illuminate the offshore wind business opportunities that offshore oil and gas supply chain companies could take advantage of, it was clear during the conference that the US offshore oil and gas companies have a lot to teach offshore wind. First, according to Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), on the public relations front, offshore oil and gas has a lot of experience dealing with opposition and educating the public about the importance of the service it is providing.&nbs […]

  • ScottishPower Looks to Next-Gen Turbines for East Anglia 3 Offshore Wind Farm
    on 16th August 2017 at 11:56 am

    ScottishPower Renewables plans to use larger, “next generation” wind turbines for its East Anglia 3 offshore wind farm than on previous phases of the project. […]

  • 4 Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies
    on 11th August 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Is offshore wind the next big thing? It could be for the United States. As global project costs continue to drop, America is building on the momentum of its first commercial offshore wind farm.&nbs […]

  • Green Power Still Tied Up with Red Tape in Macron’s France
    on 10th August 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Some 80 days into Emmanuel Macron’s new job, Europe’s biggest renewable energy companies are still waiting for the French president to make good on campaign pledges to boost green power. […]

  • Alphabet's Green Energy Ambitions Hit Turbulence
    on 10th August 2017 at 12:22 am

    On May 16, Makani released a YouTube video. A camera pans on a T-shaped airplane, with wings stretching 85 feet holding eight small turbines and a tether connecting it to a tall ground station. The plane swoops into the air. It dips and soars, looping elegantly in circles that mimic a windmill, something it was built to replace. &nbs […]

  • Oil and Gas Companies Discuss Diversification at the Offshore Wind Executive Summit
    on 9th August 2017 at 6:50 pm

    On Wednesday in Houston at the Offshore Wind Executive Summit, representatives from Statoil, DONG Energy, Avangrid/Iberdrola and US Wind explained why their companies decided to move into offshore wind after working in offshore oil and gas for decades. Meagan Keiser, legal counsel for Statoil said that just this year her company launched a new division called Statoil New Energy Solutions with the aim of building a profitable renewable business. “So, my team is now working full-time in renewables,” she said. […]

  • VL Offshore Unveils New Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation
    on 8th August 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Houston-based VL Offshore (VLO) said this week that it has unveiled its Y-Wind floating offshore wind foundation. &nbs […]

  • Utilities Shifting Away from Wind, Solar PPAs
    on 8th August 2017 at 6:00 pm

    There’s a new model emerging for growth-starved utilities looking to profit from America’s solar and wind power boom. American Electric Power Co. is using it for a $4.5 billion deal that’ll land the U.S. utility owner a massive wind farm in Oklahoma and a high-voltage transmission line to deliver the power. […]

  • Senate Restores Quorum at FERC, Confirms DOE Deputy Secretary
    on 7th August 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Quorum has been restored to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, following the unanimous confirmation of Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson by the U.S. Senate. […]

  • The Energy Sector Needs to Adapt to Millennials—Not Vice Versa
    on 7th August 2017 at 3:18 pm

    As interns at Environmental Defense Fund, we’ve been tapped as resident experts on surviving on college budgets, social media, and all things Millennial. Research tells us Millennials are the largest living generation. So, as clean energy interns this summer, we’ve learned that gives us much power to change the game for the energy sector. But in unexpected ways. &nbs […]

  • Scottish Government Extends Support for Offshore Wind Accelerator
    on 2nd August 2017 at 6:02 pm

    The Carbon Trust today said that the Scottish government has extended its financial support for the Carbon Trust’s collaborative research, development and demonstration program for offshore wind. […]

  • Tesla Batteries May Back Up Wind Farm Off Massachusetts Coast
    on 1st August 2017 at 11:55 am

    Deepwater Wind LLC is proposing to pair Tesla Inc. batteries with massive offshore wind turbines as part of a bid to supply the state of Massachusetts with clean energy generated at sea. […]

  • Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energy’s Storage Problem — With Salt
    on 31st July 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Alphabet Inc.'s secretive X skunk works has another idea that could save the world. This one, code named Malta, involves vats of salt and antifreeze.&nbs […]

  • 'American Wind Week' Launches to Teach America About the Power of Wind
    on 31st July 2017 at 9:00 am

    In late July, Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy announced the renewable “Giga-project” Wind Catcher Energy Connection, which will link more than 1.1 million residents in the south central portion of the country with wind energy harvested from what will be the second-largest wind farm in the world, located in Oklahoma. Almost simultaneously, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released Q2 2017 figures that showed a 40 percent increase in wind project development over the previous year.&nbs […]

  • Bay State Wind Begins Offshore Wind Site Measurement Following Assessment Plan Approval
    on 28th July 2017 at 11:37 am

    Bay State Wind last week said that it has received federal approval for a site assessment plan (SAP) for its wind farm in Massachusetts near Martha’s Vineyard, and has moved forward with measurement of lease site conditions. […]

  • I Squared Joins Bidding for $4 Billion Equis Renewable Portfolio
    on 28th July 2017 at 10:50 am

    I Squared Capital, the infrastructure investment firm, is among suitors preparing bids for Equis Energy’s renewable power business, people with knowledge of the matter said. […]

  • SunEdison Sets Bankruptcy Exit With Nothing for Shareholders
    on 27th July 2017 at 10:21 am

    SunEdison Inc. won final approval for a bankruptcy plan that will leave what was once the world’s largest renewable-energy firm as a shell of its former self, with nothing for shareholders whose investment at one point had been worth about $10 billion. […]

  • Suzlon Climbs as India Sets More Ambitious Wind Energy Tenders
    on 24th July 2017 at 8:25 pm

    India set out plans to step up the pace of issuing contracts for electricity from wind farms, triggering a surge in the shares of one of the nation’s biggest maker of turbines. &nbs […]

  • India's Blue Sky Pledge Gives Power to Country's Green Bonds
    on 24th July 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Green bonds issued by Indian companies are gathering pace as the country’s ambitious target for renewable energy fuels interest from investors. […]

  • Controversy Escalates Over Viewshed for Maryland Offshore Wind Farms
    on 24th July 2017 at 11:54 am

    With two wind projects moving closer to construction less then 20 nautical miles off the coast of Maryland, parties concerned about the wind projects’ viewshed have started to take action. […]

  • US Interior Department Scientist Speaks Out Against Reassignment
    on 20th July 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a whistleblower on an administration that chooses silence over science. […]

  • China Achieves 7.2-GW New Solar Capacity Milestone in 1Q17
    on 20th July 2017 at 12:47 pm

    China has installed 7.21 GW of new solar capacity in the first quarter of 2017, achieving another renewable energy milestone with growth maintaining the same pace as during 1Q16. Of that total, 4.78 GW came from utility-scale solar, with the remaining 2.43 GW originating from distributed solar PV, bringing the country’s cumulative solar PV capacity up to almost 85 GW.&nbs […]

  • Renewables Industry Learning from Oil and Gas Insights
    on 20th July 2017 at 11:39 am

    The way the world thinks about renewable energy has transformed. It is no longer just a concept but a reality, and interest in renewable energy is growing globally. With much of the world looking for fossil-free energy sources, wind power is becoming increasingly popular, and forward-looking companies are adapting their oil and gas solutions for use in the renewables sector. […]

  • Floating Turbines for Hywind Scotland Offshore Wind Farm in Transit
    on 20th July 2017 at 10:05 am

    Five floating turbines for the Hywind offshore wind farm this week began their journey from Stord, Norway, to Buchan Deep, 25 km east of Peterhead in Scotland, according to Abu Dhabi-based Masdar, a co-owner of the project. […]

  • 3@3 on PV (and RE): Intersolar, Trade Case, Communicating about Jobs
    on 18th July 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the renewable energy industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics include takeaways from last week's Intersolar Trade Show; the solar trade case between the US and China and a discussion about to communicate job growth in the clean energy industry. Check it out! […]

  • Contract Wins and Acquisitions Further Growth of Global Offshore Wind Industry
    on 17th July 2017 at 2:42 pm

    The UK generates more electricity from offshore wind than any other country, meeting 5 percent of total national demand. That figure is likely to grow, with the sector predicted to be worth just under £3B [US $3.9B] to the UK economy by 2030. DONG Energy’s 1.2-GW Hornsea Project One will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world once built and on Monday, July 17, international marine and engineering consultancy LOC Renewables announced that it will be carrying out marine warranty surveying (MWS) services on Hornsea Project One. The site, which will consist of 174 turbines installed off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea is scheduled for commissioning in 2020. […]

  • Adapting to a Renewable-rich Grid: Businesses Embrace Building Management Solutions
    on 17th July 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Transitioning to the energy landscape of the future is oftentimes distilled down to a rise in renewable power generation. But the reality is that myriad industries are evolving and contributing to the foundations of a cleaner future.&nbs […]

  • Renewable Energy Not a Threat to Grid, Draft of US Study Finds
    on 17th July 2017 at 11:07 am

    Wind and solar power don’t pose a significant threat to the reliability of the U.S. power grid, U.S. Department of Energy staff members said in a draft report, contradicting statements by their leader Rick Perry. […]

  • From the Editor: Digital Everything
    on 14th July 2017 at 7:59 pm

    How many times do you hear about the future of energy, the next generation of power applications or the future utility business model? Like me, you’re probably getting a little tired of it.&nbs […]

  • FERC Chair Nominee Could Set Direction on ‘Significant Issues’ for Renewables
    on 14th July 2017 at 6:48 pm

    President Donald Trump’s nominee for Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would be able to set policy and direction for “several significant issues that will impact renewables, including on interconnection, frequency response and wholesale market rules,” according to Ruta Skučas, a partner at Pierce Atwood. &nbs […]

  • Campaign Launches To Tell Clean Energy Jobs Story: Site Visits, Turbine Climbs, Videos on Deck
    on 13th July 2017 at 6:53 pm

    On Wednesday July 12 in San Francisco, U.S. clean energy organizations including American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) and NEXTracker gathered to launch Renewable Energy Jobs Communications Campaign. This campaign steering committee, working in partnership with The Solar Foundation, Advanced Energy Economy and VoteSolar, will organize a series of approximately two dozen events over 18 months in targeted locations across the country to highlight wind and solar jobs and economic development. Leveraging manufacturing plant tours, solar plant openings, wind turbine climbs, trade shows, and other industry-related events, the group will gather stories and produce videos, photos and infographics and disseminate them widely through earned media and social media.&nbs […]

  • Offshore Wind Taking Cleveland Back to the Future
    on 13th July 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Once upon a time, Cleveland was the 5th largest city in the U.S. and ranked 1st in transportation equipment; 2nd in machinery; 3rd in iron-and-steel making; 4th in metal products; and 5th in electrical machinery. Not surprisingly, an entrepreneur named John D. Rockefeller made his fortune here and became the richest man in history.&nbs […]

  • China's Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Expands in Philippines, Australia
    on 12th July 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., China’s biggest wind turbine maker, is expanding its footprint abroad with new deals in the Philippines and Australia. […]

  • Dominion, DONG to Build 12-MW of Wind Power Capacity in Virginia Waters by 2020
    on 11th July 2017 at 4:21 pm

    DONG Energy yesterday said that it has formed a strategic partnership with Dominion Energy to build the Coastal Virginia offshore wind project, the first phase of which will see the installation of two 6-MW wind turbines by the end of 2020. […]

  • DONG Signs First Dutch Offshore Wind Grid Connection Agreement Under New Tender System
    on 7th July 2017 at 12:38 pm

    TenneT, the transmission system operator for the Netherlands, has signed a grid connection agreement with DONG Energy for the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farms. […]

  • Tesla Wins Contract for South Australia Energy Storage Project
    on 7th July 2017 at 11:55 am

    Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. has won a tender to supply what the billionaire says is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery to back up the state of South Australia’s blackout-plagued power grid, making good on a promise first made over Twitter four months ago to help solve the state’s energy woes. […]

  • BlackRock Beats $1 Billion Green Power Goal With Second Fund
    on 6th July 2017 at 1:46 pm

    BlackRock Inc. exceeded a $1 billion fundraising target for wind and solar investments for its latest global clean energy fund, underscoring investor interest in renewable energy amid policy uncertainty in key markets. […]

  • EDF Acquires Offshore Wind Farm Operations and Maintenance Specialist
    on 6th July 2017 at 11:14 am

    French utility EDF Energies Nouvelles today said that its Reetec subsidiary acquired the German company Offshore Wind Solutions GmbH (OWS), which specializes in offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M). &nbs […]

  • Vattenfall Splits Wind Business; Creates Offshore, Onshore, Solar+Storage Units
    on 5th July 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Swedish utility Vattenfall this week said it has split its wind business into three units comprising offshore, onshore and solar+storage services. […]

  • Massachusetts Utilities Issue Offshore Wind RFP
    on 5th July 2017 at 11:17 am

    Three Massachusetts utilities last week issued a request for proposals (RFP) for long-term contracts for offshore wind generation and associated renewable energy credits totaling 400 MW. […]

  • China Issues First Allotment of Green Power Trading Certificates to 20 Renewable Energy Projects
    on 3rd July 2017 at 11:21 am

    The China National Renewable Energy Center recently approved and issued the nation’s first lot of green power trading certificates to 20 renewable energy projects as a part of the country’s upgraded policies as concerns renewable energy generation, green certificates, and the green certificate trading scheme. &nbs […]

  • First US Offshore Wind Installation Vessel to be Built with Oil and Gas Expertise
    on 30th June 2017 at 12:53 pm

    On Wednesday, June 28, Zentech Inc. and Renewables Resources International (RRI) announced their intention to deliver the first Jones-Act-compliant, four legged, self-propelled dynamically-positioned level 2 (DP2) jack-up vessel to the emerging U.S. offshore wind industry. The vessel will be based on a US-built barge. Zentech plans to install four truss legs with spud cans, a proven oil and gas design, and integrate them into a newly built hull. […]

  • World's Biggest Offshore Wind Developer Worries About Construction Delays in Germany
    on 30th June 2017 at 9:43 am

    The world’s biggest offshore wind developer said construction delays on key electricity cables that will take North Sea wind power to Germany’s industrial heartland risk undermining the confidence of investors in new projects. &nbs […]

  • Taxing Carbon — Letting Markets Work
    on 29th June 2017 at 6:33 pm

    A new business-based climate advocacy group stepped into the CO2 spotlight this summer. The Climate Leadership Council took center stage with op-eds in the nation’s biggest dailies and a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal. The topic: supporting a carbon tax to reduce CO2 emissions. Admittedly, a tax is not a new idea but it became newly important considering the stature of the group’s Fortune 100 corporate and political membership, including BP, ExxonMobil, P&G and Johnson&Johnson. […]

  • Court Sides with FERC, Against Consumers and Clean Energy
    on 28th June 2017 at 1:32 pm

    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of controversial new rules for America’s largest power market. We are disappointed because these rules unnecessarily funnel money from electricity consumers to fossil and nuclear power plants while largely excluding competition from reliable, economical wind and solar power and demand response. […]

  • ACP-EU Cooperation Program in Higher Education Enhances Capacity for Sustainable Energy Engineering in East Africa
    on 28th June 2017 at 11:08 am

    The paradox in the African energy sector has been of increasing concern to stakeholders at various levels. Africa is energy-resources rich yet energy poor. Statistics of energy supply and utilization may best describe the conditions of energy access on the continent.&nbs […]

  • Massachusetts Regulators Direct Utilities to Shorten Offshore Wind Bid Evaluation Timeline
    on 27th June 2017 at 7:45 pm

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) in a June 21 order directed National Grid, Unitil and Eversource Energy to shorten their proposed evaluation and contract negotiation periods for offshore wind bids. […]

  • Electrify Europe Unveiled in Cologne
    on 27th June 2017 at 3:39 pm

    POWER-GEN Europe today marked its 25 anniversary by opening a new chapter in the history of European energy industry trade shows. Today the show’s owner, PennWell Corporation, unveiled Electrify Europe, the world’s first event dedicated to the convergence in the power generation and transmission and distribution sectors. […]

  • The $123 Billion Question: Are Green Bonds Really Working?
    on 27th June 2017 at 3:26 pm

    The green-bond market has boomed on the allure of investments that help the environment. Now, the industry is trying to show that the reality matches these ambitions. Advisers and rating companies are starting to track the environmental effect of projects funded by green bonds, such as the impact on air pollution. […]

  • World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Sets Sights on New Markets
    on 27th June 2017 at 3:04 pm

    The chief executive officer of Vestas Wind Systems A/S says the world’s biggest wind turbine maker wants to expand in the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region as it taps into growing demand for renewable energy in new markets. […]

  • US Conference of Mayors Approves Resolution Calling for 100 Percent Renewable Energy in American Cities
    on 27th June 2017 at 11:29 am

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami yesterday approved a resolution calling for 100 percent renewable energy in cities across the U.S. by 2035. […]

  • Solar Now Third Largest Renewable Source of Electricity in US
    on 26th June 2017 at 11:44 am

    In April, solar reached a new milestone, providing more than 2.3 percent of U.S. electrical supply, according to the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information's (EIA) Electric Power Monthly, with data through April 30, 2017. Consequently, solar has now moved into third place among renewable sources — behind hydropower and wind but ahead of biomass and geothermal. […]

  • Collaborative Underwater Robots for Offshore Industry
    on 23rd June 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Today, DTU inaugurates a laboratory where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in e.g. offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs. […]

  • The Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Can the Caribbean Lead the Way? Part 2: The Challenges
    on 21st June 2017 at 6:21 pm

    With the confluence of positive factors described in Part 1 of this article, why has the pace of adoption of renewables not been more rapid Indeed, there has been progress, but it has been slow and uneven, depending on the island. There are several reasons for this. […]

  • The Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Can the Caribbean Lead the Way? Part 1: The Potential
    on 20th June 2017 at 2:23 pm

    The Caribbean depends on imported oil for approximately 90 percent of its energy needs; the exception is Trinidad and Tobago, which has its own source of oil and natural gas. Although the world currently is benefitting from a relatively low cost of oil,&nbs […]

  • Apple Issues a Second Green Bond to Finance Clean Energy
    on 19th June 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Apple Inc., which issued the biggest green bond ever sold by a U.S. corporation last year to finance projects fighting global warming, is doing it again. […]

  • Last Word: Safe Wind Turbine Operation Starts With Lubrication
    on 16th June 2017 at 5:27 pm

    For wind turbine operators, focusing on lubrication can have a big impact on enhancing safety. How, you ask? […]

  • The Future of Energy Services Highlighted on 2017 Technology Pioneers List
    on 16th June 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Companies with product offerings that will drive the future of energy services were among the 30 start-ups and scale-ups featured on the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Technology Pioneers list released this week. […]

  • DolWin2 Offshore Wind Link Commissioned in North Sea
    on 16th June 2017 at 11:10 am

    The Dutch-German transmission operator TenneT now has control of the new 916-MW DolWin2 offshore wind link in the North Sea. ABB yesterday said that it commissioned DolWin2 and handed it over to TenneT. […]

  • US Paris Pull-Out Sparks Discord and Dialogue for G7 Environment Ministers
    on 15th June 2017 at 7:39 pm

    The environment ministers of the world’s seven most powerful industrialized economies met in Bologna this week. This was the first G7 gathering since U.S. President Donald Trump announced his plan to pull out of the Paris Agreement.&nbs […]

  • Renewables to Grab $7 Trillion of Global Power Investment, Says BNEF
    on 15th June 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Renewables will account for almost three quarters of global investment in power generation between now and 2040, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. […]

  • Shell Sees Ability to Manage Risk as Benefit in Offshore Wind Development
    on 14th June 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s most valuable oil company, expects its expertise in managing risk will make it a market leader in developing the clean energy industry. […]

  • Tokyo May Soon Get Wind Power From Asia Super Grids
    on 13th June 2017 at 7:19 pm

    The lights of the high-end boutiques and bars of Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood may someday be powered by wind farms or coal burned more than 1,700 miles away (2,700 kilometers) in Mongolia, electricity zipping over ultra-high voltage lines across deserts and under seas. […]

  • May's Bid to Keep UK Lights on Harder After Election Loss
    on 13th June 2017 at 6:59 pm

    The U.K.’s search for 100 billion pounds (US$127 billion) to maintain electricity supplies is likely to become tougher after the Conservative government lost its parliamentary majority in an election last week. […]

  • UK Energy Companies to Advance Storage for Wind Power Integration
    on 13th June 2017 at 5:56 pm

    A collaborative initiative from London-based Carbon Trust will bring together a group of energy companies to investigate use cases for energy storage that will help cut costs associated with integrating wind energy into the UK power grid. […]

  • Associations Urge Congress to Oppose $1.7BN DOE Budget Cut
    on 13th June 2017 at 2:34 pm

    A letter signed today by five renewable energy associations urges Congress to oppose the $1.7 billion cut to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) FY18 budget proposed by the Trump Administration. […]

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