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Wind Turbine OEM Consolidation on Full Display in 2017

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 18:27

Each year, Navigant Research compiles and assesses the previous year’s wind installation activity, revealing a wide range of trends and insights on the wind energy market. This assessment provides visibility into changes in the annual rankings and market shares of all the major global wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). 

Oglethorpe Power Board To Revisit Commitment To Vogtle Expansion

Nuclear Power - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:30
A critical vote in September by the board members at Oglethorpe Power, owners of 30 percent of the Plant Vogtle expansion project in Georgia, could decide the fate of the project, where Georgia Power recently...(read more)

Project Update: Iberdrola reports work moving ahead to develop 880-MW Gouvaes hydro plant

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:26

Iberdrola has announced that assembly of the first turbine unit for the 880-MW Gouvaes hydro plant has begun, signaling a key milestone in the construction of the 1,158-MW Tamega Hydroelectric Complex in Portugal.

Prices rise again in German tender

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:25
GERMANY: Close to the full 670MW allocation was awarded in the latest onshore wind tender as prices increased again.
Categories: Wind Power

Plans approved for New South Wales hybrid project

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:56
AUSTRALIA: Developer CWP Renewables has received planning approval to expand its 270MW Sapphire wind farm in New South Wales into a renewable energy hub.
Categories: Wind Power

Boskalis signs UK cable repair deal

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:37
UK: Boskalis has signed a five-year framework agreement to repair subsea cables for transmission links between the UK's onshore grid and its offshore wind farms.
Categories: Wind Power

Norway set to create new test zones

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:08
NORWAY: Energy minister Terje Søviknes said the government will identify two offshore zones this autumn for pilot and demonstration offshore wind projects, but held back on supporting a full-scale industry.
Categories: Wind Power

GE wins Terraform servicing deal

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 08:34
UNITED STATES: GE Renewable Energy has been selected to service the 1.6GW North American fleet owned by TerraForm Power.
Categories: Wind Power

FirstEnergy Solutions Files Training Plan For Plant Closures

Nuclear Power - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:01
Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions said Wednesday that it had submitted plans with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission detailing how it would train its staff to begin decommissioning at three of its nuclear power plants – the David-Besse and Perry plants in Ohio and the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pennsylvania.(read more)

Nuclear Generation Rose In 2017 For Fifth Straight Year

Nuclear Power - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:37
Electricity generated by nuclear power increased in 2017, notching a gain in production for the fifth consecutive year, the World Nuclear Performance Report 2018 declares. The annual assessment of the nuclear industry worldwide is produced by the World Nuclear Association.(read more)

Details Announced for Billion Dollar Renewable Plan that Includes Solar, Storage, Hydro in Australia

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:51
Earlier this week SIMEC ZEN Energy announced details of the first of many planned renewable energy projects for South Australia. The Cultana Solar Farm, a 280-MW solar power plant expected to generate 600 GW-hours of energy annually in Australia’s sunny climate is expected to begin construction in early 2019 according to details in a press release.

Boskalis remains confident as earnings fall

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:01
NETHERLANDS: Revenue, earnings and orders in Boskalis' offshore energy segment were down in the first half of the year, but the marine contractor remains positive for the remainder of 2018.
Categories: Wind Power

India seeks 160MW hybrid site proposals

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:50
INDIA: The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a request for proposals (RfP) for a 160MW wind-solar-storage project in Andhra Pradesh, southeast India.
Categories: Wind Power

Danish wind output down over summer

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 08:51
DENMARK: Danish wind production was down 24% year-on-year in June and July, but turbines still produced more than coal, gas, solar PV and biomass combined.
Categories: Wind Power

Infigen buys Tesla battery

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 08:45
AUSTRALIA: Developer Infigen will add a 25MW/52MWh lithium-ion battery to its 278.5MW Lake Bonney project in South Australia.
Categories: Wind Power

How Chicago’s New Electric Buses Could Help Balance the Smart Grid

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 08:12
Chicago’s electric bus fleet will be capable of putting power back onto the grid when not in use.

Most US Businesses See Onsite Energy in Their Future

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 08:03
Most businesses will take control of their own energy use by generating a quarter of their electricity onsite by 2025, with 81 percent of U.S. businesses predicting this change will take place in just seven years.

Trump Tariffs Help Investors See Rooftop Solar's Bright Side

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:46
Residential-solar companies have been on a tear this year, thanks in part to renewable-energy critic Donald Trump.

Green Mountain Power Uses Tesla Powerwalls To Beat the Peak

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:26
Green Mountain Power’s commitment to innovation delivered bigger savings to customers as New England recently hit a new yearly peak for power demand.

What Next after Ontario Cancels Power Contracts?

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:50
Recent headlines have captured the decision of the newly elected Ontario provincial government to cancel more than 700 renewable energy contracts in the province.