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AccionaPlug to Address Iberian Green Hydrogen Market (Int'l.)
ACCIONA Energía,Plug Power
Date: 2021-12-10
Latham, New York-headquartered Plug Power Inc. and Madrid-based renewable energy developer ACCIONA Energía are reporting the formation of AccionaPlug, their previously announced 50-50 joint-venture.

AccionaPlug will develop, operate, and maintain green hydrogen projects throughout the Iberian Penninsula -- Spain and Portugal -- as well as provide storage, transportation, and delivery services to its customers, initially targeting the industrial and mobility business segments. Targeting hydrogen production facilities co-located directly with industrial customers and stand-alone plants that produce hydrogen for regional distribution.

AccionaPlug expects its first plants to be online in 2023. The new venture aims for substantial market share of the green hydrogen business in Spain and Portugal by 2030, with medium term plans to produce over 100 tpd of green hydrogen.

The joint venture combines Plug Power’s best in class PEM electrolyzer technology and ACCIONA Energia’s proven leadership in the development of renewable energy projects as a pioneer and the largest independent 100 pct renewable power retailer in Spain and Portugal. (Source: Plug Power, PR 30 Nov., 2021) Contact: ACCIONA Energia, www.acciona-energia.com; Plug Power,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ACCIONA Energía news,  Plug Power news,  Hydrogen Fuel Cell news,  Hydrogen news,  


EU Funds ACCIONA Energia Solar Powered Irrigation Project (Int'l.)
ACCIONA
Date: 2021-09-22
In Madrid, Acciona Energia reports the European Commission Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) has awarded €4.35 million in grant funding to the €7.5 Photovoltaic Pumping Innovation in Irrigation Communities Project being developed by Acciona Energia to serve 2,000 farmers in the Ebro Basin, Spain.

The irrigation project will incorporate PV solar modules totaling 7.35MWp capacity and smart sensors to reduce water consumption and lessen the need to pump water which will save on energy bills while avoiding roughly 1,800 tpy of CO2 emissions.

The ACCIONA project is in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the National Federation of Irrigation Communities, the consultancy Consultora de Ingenieria Rural y Agroalimentaria , Qualifying Photovoltaics and the Irrigation Communities of Alto Aragon. (Source: Acciona Energia, Website Release, 21 Sept., 2021) Contact: Acciona, www.acciona.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ACCIONA,  Solar,  


Global Alliance for Sustainable, Renewable Energy Launched (Int'l.)
Global Alliance for Sustainable, Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-09-22
A group of 17 global leaders from across the renewable energy value chain and the sector’s innovation ecosystem have launched the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy, a new organization to ensure renewables are wholly sustainable and lead a just transition away from fossil fuels. The partners' shared vision is the need to take concrete, collaborative action to decarbonize the global energy system while ensuring its sustainability from an environmental, social and governance (ESG) perspective.

The Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy founding members include: 3M, Adani Green Energy Ltd., EDP, Eletrobras, Enel Green Power, Global Solar Council, Global Wind Energy Council, Goldwind, Iberdrola, JA Solar, Nordex Group, NTPC Limited, Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino, ReNew Power, Risen Energy and Trina Solar. (Source: Acciona, Nordex Joint PR, Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy, 16 Sept., 2021) Contact: Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy, www.theglobalalliance.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Alliance for Sustainable,  Renewable Energy,  


ACCIONA, SSE to Explore Polish Offshore Wind Opportunities (Int'l.)
ACCIONA Energía, SSE Renewables
Date: 2021-07-28
Madrid-headquartered ACCIONA Energia and London-listed utility SSE Renewables are reporting a MoU to formalize a 50/50 joint venture to explore offshore wind opportunities in Poland.

Poland is aiming to generate at least 23 pct of its gross energy consumption from renewable sources by 2030, increasing to at least 28.5 pct by 2040. The development of offshore wind energy is one of the key elements for Poland to achieve these goals, with the country targeting 5.9GW of installed offshore wind energy by 2030, and 11GW installed by 2040. (Source: ACCIONA, Website PR, 27 July, 2021) Contact: ACCIONA Energia, www.acciona.com; SSE Renewables, www.sse.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ACCIONA Energía,  SSE Renewables,  Offshore Wind,  Poland Wind,  


ACCIONA'S First US Solar Farm Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
ACCIONA
Date: 2021-06-25
ACCIONA reports construction is underway on the $260 million, 317MWp Fort Bend Solar Farm outside Houston, Texas -- the company's first photovoltaic plant in the United States.

When operational in 2022, the facility will avoid more than 400,000 metric tpy of CO2 emissions -- equivalent to removing more than 95,000 vehicles from the road or equal to the carbon sequestered by almost 450,000 trees annually.

ACCIONA also owns and operates three wind farms, totaling more than 400MW of capacity, in Texas. Nationwide, the company operates over 1GWW of wind energy well as the 64MW Nevada Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) facility and plans to add more than 1.2GW MW of solar photovoltaic energy in the U.S. by the end of 2023. (Source: ACCIONA, Website PR, 24 June, 2021) Contact: ACCIONA, Joaquin Castillo, CEO-US, www.acciona.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ACCIONA,  Solar,  


ACCIONA Connects Recycled Lithium-Ion Battery Project (Int'l.)
ACCIONA
Date: 2021-06-23
Madrid-based ACCIONA reports it has connected Spain's first renewable energy storage plant using recycled batteries to the grid at the company's experimental 1.2MW photovoltaic park in Tudela, Navarre.

The installation, which includes four "second-life" lithium-ion, electric vehicle batteries totaling 130kWh capacity, will store solar energy obtained from the plant to later inject it into the grid. The project concludes with a comparative analysis to verify the equal performance of recycled batteries against first use batteries.

ACCIONA will operate the system from its Renewable Energy Control Center (CECOER) with its global energy management platform GEMS, which enables optimized management, real-time monitoring and analysis of parameters.

The storage plant is part of the experimental facilities of Montes del Cierzo in Tudela and is the result of a joint project with startup BeePlanet within ACCIONA's open innovation program, I'mnovation. BeePlanet, together with ACCIONA, is part of the Government of Navarre-backed GERA project specializing in energy storage systems. (Source: ACCIONA, Website PR, June, 2021) Contact: ACCIONA, Belen Linares, Director of Energy Innovation, +34 91 663 2850, www.acciona.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-Ion,  ACCIONA,  Battery,  Energy STorage,  


ACCIONA, Korea Zinc Partner on 923-MW Aussie Wind Farm (Int.l)
ACCIONA
Date: 2021-03-19
Madrid-based ACCIONA and international metals group Korea Zinc Co. have reached an agreement to jointly develop the 923-MW MacIntyre Wind Farm in Queensland, Australia. Under the agreement Ark Energy, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Co., will take a 30 pct stake in the project with ACCIONA retaining 70 pct. The project will incorporate 180 Nordex Delta 4000 turbines. ACCIONA will manage the project through its development, construction, operations and maintenance stages.

ACCIONA has secured a 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with CleanCo, Queensland's newest public electricity company, for 400MW of the MacIntyre Wind Farm's power production. The project will also power Sun Metals Corporation, a Korea Zinc Co. subsidiary in Australia. helping the metals group meet its target of obtaining 1

In addition to the MacIntyre Wind Farm, ACCIONA will build the 103-MW Karara Wind Farm, owned by CleanCo. Together, the MacIntyre and Karara complex will generate sufficient power for nearly 700,000 homes and avoid roughly 3 million tpy of CO2 emissions. (Source: ACCIONA, Website PR, 16 March, 2021) Contact: ACCIONA, +39 91 663 2850, www.acciona.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ACCIONA news,  Wind news,  Australia Wind news,  


ECB, Shell Ink Aviation Biofuel Supply Agreement (Ind. Report)
ECB Group
Date: 2021-02-01
Brazil's leading biodiesel producer, ECB Group Paraguay and Shell Trading (U.S.) are reporting a multi-year deal that will provide more than 500 million lpy of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel to Shell. The contract is expected to run from 2024.

The renewable diesel HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) and renewable jet fuel (SAF) will be produced at ECB's planned Omega Green biorefinery in Paraguay, with a total production capacity of 20,000 bpd of HVO, SPK/SAF and green naphtha.

The ECB Group venture to build and operate the Omega Green biorefinery includes contractor Honeywell UOP, owner of the renewable fuel refining technology for UOP Process reactors, Crown Iron Works, a U.S. company that provides processing systems and technologies, including feedstock pretreatment technology, and Acciona, one of the world's largest engineering and construction companies. (Source: ECB Group Paraguay, PR, Website, 26 Jan., 2021) Contact: ECB Group Paraguay, +55 54 3632 0800, www.ecbgroup.com.br/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,  SAF,  Aviation Biofuel,  ECB Group ,  


Acciona Acquires Diode Ventures' TX Solar Project (Ind. Report, M&A)
Acciona
Date: 2020-09-30
Diode Ventures, a Black & Veatch company, is reporting ACCIONA has acquired 100-pct of its 240-MW solar PV project in Fort Bend County, Texas. The acquisition is Acciona's fourth investment in the state, and its first solar PV project in the Lone Star State. Diode bought the Fort Bend Solar project from global property group and contractor Lendlease in 2018.

When operational, Fort Bend will give the company more than 750 MWs of renewable capacity in Texas. ACCIONA has committed to delivering 1,600 MWs of new solar across the United States by 2023.

Diode Ventures, which offers clients reliable, turnkey asset-development solutions for large-scale infrastructure programs, teamed with Enfinite Capital LLC to develop the Fort Bend Solar project to a Full Notice to Proceed (FNTP) state. As an investment and asset management firm, Enfinite Capital specializes in renewable energy, infrastructure and real estate assets. (Source: Acciona, Website PR, 28 Sept., 2020) Contact: ACCIONA , David Jakubiak, 312-673-3086 , djakubiak@acciona.com, www.acciona.com; Diode Ventures , Anna Goebel , 913-458-1688 , GoebelA@diodeventures.com, www.diodeventures.com; Enfinite Capital, www.enfinite.capital

More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona,  Solar,  


Acciona Expanding Wind Capacity over Five Years (Int'l. Report)
Acciona
Date: 2020-03-02
Madrid-headquartered engineering group ACCIONA Energia reports it will increase its wind energy capacity from the present 10.1 GW currently installed to 15 GW in the next five years, at a rate of 1 GW net per year.

At the end of 2019, Acciona had a portfolio of green power generation facilities of 10,117 MW installed -- 56 pct in Spain and 44 pct in international markets -- 13 GW of renewable energy between consolidated and semi-consolidated, 835 MW under construction., according the company release. (Source: Acciona, PR, Mar., 2020) Contact: Acciona SA, +34 91 663 28 50, +34 91 663 28 51 - fax, www.acciona.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona,  Wind,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  


ACCIONA's 145-MW Texas Wind Farm Now Online (INd. Report)
Acciona
Date: 2020-01-06
Madrid-headquartered engineering group ACCIONA Energia reports its ninth US wind project, the $200 million, 145-mw Palmas Altas Wind Farm in Cameron County, Texas has begun commercial operation.

The project, which incorporates 46 Nordex wind turbines mounted on 287-foot steel towers, is expected to generate 524 GWh per year of electricity which will be sold in the ERCOT-South Texas wholesale market. This capacity is enough to power 43,000 U.S. households (Source: ACCIONA Energia, PR, Commercial Property Executive, 3 Jan., 2019) Contact: Acciona Energia, www.acciona-energia.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona,  Wind,  


Acciona to Construct Paraguayan Alt. Fuels Plant (Int'l.)
Acciona
Date: 2019-11-27
Madrid-headquartered engineering group Acciona SA reports it has been selected to construct a 20,000 bpd advanced biofuels HVO and SPK project using Honeywell UOP technology near the Paraguayan capital city of Assuncion. HVO is a renewable substitute for diesel and and SPK is a renewable aviation fuel.

Financial details of the agreements were not disclosed but the project is expected to come in at roughly $88 million. (Source: Acciona SA, Successful Farming, Reuters, 25 Nov., 2019) Contact: Acciona SA, +34 91 663 28 50 / Fax - +34 91 663 28 51, www.acciona.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona ,  Alternative Fuels,  


Acciona, Tenaska Ink 4-GW U.S. Solar, Storage Deal (M&A)
Acciona,Tenaska
Date: 2019-10-25
Madrid-based Acciona Energia SA reports an agreement under which Omaha, Nebraska-based energy company Tenaska will acquire 3,000 MW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects and a 1-GW battery storage development portfolio of 20 U.S. projects in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, within the area of the PJM Interconnection and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) transmission markets.

Acciona plans to commission the first eight projects, with some 1,200 MW of rated capacity, before the end of 2023. Tenaska, through its solar unit Tenaska Solar Ventures, will work with Acciona to finalize the development of the projects.

Presently, Acciona has over 1,245 MW of wind power assets installed or under construction in North America, and owns and operates a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant near Las Vegas. (Source: Acciona, Power Engineering, Oct., 2019)Contact: Acciona Energia, www.acciona-energia.com; Tenaska, (402) 691-9700, info@tenaskacapital.com, www.tenaskacapital.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona,  Tenaska,  Solar,  


Acciona Acquiring Tenaska Wind Portfolio (M&A, Ind. Report)
Acciona,Tenaska
Date: 2019-10-23
Madrid-based Spanish renewable energy major Acciona Energia Acciona SA is reporting an agreement to acquire 3,000 MW of utility-scale U.S. solar PV projects and a 1-GW battery storage development portfolio from Omaha, Nebraska-based energy company Tenaska.

The capacity is distributed between 20 projects in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, within the area of the PJM Interconnection and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) transmission markets. Acciona plans to commission the first eight projects, with some 1,200 MW of rated capacity, before the end of 2023. Tenaska, through its solar unit Tenaska Solar Ventures, will work with Acciona to finalize the development of the projects, according to the company. Acciona presently has more than 1,245 MW of wind power assets installed or under construction in North America as well as a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant near Las Vegas, Nevada. (Source: Acciona Energia, Power Engineering, 21 Oct., 2019)Contact: Acciona Energia, www.acciona-energia.com; Tenaska, (402) 691-9700, info@tenaskacapital.com, www.tenaskacapital.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona,  Solar ,  Tenaska,  Wind,  Solar,  


Acciona Bidding on Nordex Acquisition (Int'l Report, M&A)
Acciona,Nordex
Date: 2019-10-09
Madrid-based Spanish renewable energy major Acciona Energia is reportedly biding on the acquisition of German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex which is valued at roughly €1 billion ($1.2 billion). Acciona, which presently holds a stake in Nordex, earlier this week agreed to participate in a €99 million capital increase by Nordex. The increase will increase Acciona's stake to 36.27 pct -- above the 30 pct level that triggers a mandatory takeover bid under German law.

Acciona reportedly would offer €10.32 per Nordex share, valuing the German company at €1.1 billion after the capital increase, according to Reuters. (Source: Acciona, Reuters, 8 Oct., 2019)Contact: ACCIONA Energia, www.acciona-energia.com; Nordex Group, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona,  Wind,  Nordex,  


Buildings Save Energy with BRESAER System (Ind. Report)
Bresaer
Date: 2019-08-05
According to the Eu news agency Cordis, buildings account for around 40 pct of energy consumption and revamping existing building envelopes -- facades and roofs -- for maximum energy-efficiency, when combined with a smart energy management system, can significantly cut energy consumption and costs.

One expert who has been working at the heart of this topic is Gonzalo Pinto Quijano, an architect specializing in sustainable buildings at Acciona. As part of the EU project BRESAER, he has helped design and test a pioneering lightweight structural mesh to boost the energy-performance building facades.

The BRESAER building mesh system is modular and flexible, allowing it to adapt to different climatic conditions and architectural constraints. The lightweight structural mesh allows other components to be easily integrated into an energy efficient building facade .

Download BRESAER system details HERE. (Source: UN Cordis, Aug., 2019) Contact: UN Cordis, www.cordis.europa.eu; BRESAER, www.bresaer,eu

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Building Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  Bresaer,  


28 Major Corporations Set New Level of Climate Ambition (Int'l. Report)
UN Global Compact,Science Based Targets initiative
Date: 2019-07-24
In a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business have committed themselves to more ambitious climate targets aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degree C above pre-industrial levels and reaching net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. The joint commitment from the coalition 28 companies with a total market capitalization of $1.3 trillion heeds the most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which warned of catastrophic consequences should global warming exceed 1.5 degree C.

Participating companies include: Acciona, AstraZeneca, Banka BioLoo, BT, Dalmia Cement Ltd., Eco-Steel Africa Ltd., Enel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Iberdrola, KLP, Levi Strauss & Co., Mahindra Group, Natura &Co, Novozymes, Royal DSM, SAP, Signify, Singtel, Telefonica, Telia, Unilever, Vodafone Group PLC and Zurich Insurance, amongst others, collectively representing over one million employees from 17 sectors and more than 16 countries. (Source: UN Global Compact, PR, COMTEX, 23 July, 2019) Contact: UN Global Compact, (212) 907-1301, www.unglobalcompact.org; Science Based Targets Initiative, +44 (0) 20 3818 3916, Sarah.Savage@cdp.net, www.sciencebasedtargets.org; We Mean Business Coalition, Kristen King, (904) 608- 1745 kristen@wemeanbusinesscoalition.org www.wemeanbusinesscoaltion.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Science Based Targets initiative,  UN Global Compact,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  


Acciona Supplying Renewable Energy to Unilever Spain (Int'l)
Acciona Energia
Date: 2019-04-12
Spanish renewable energy firm Acciona Energia is reporting the renewal of its clean energy supply contract with Unilever in Spain. The company will supply around 18GWh of 100 pct certified renewable energy during 2019.

(Source: Acciona, Power Tech. 11 April, 2019) Contact: ACCIONA Energia, www.acciona-energia.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona Energia,  Renewable Energy,  Clean Energy,  Wind,  


Nordex Confirms Acciona Energy Australia Turbine Order (Int'l)
Nordex,Acciona Energy Australia
Date: 2019-04-03
Hamburg, Germany-headquartered wind turbine giant The Nordex Group reports receipt of a contract from Acciona Energy Australia to supply and install 35 nits of its N149/4.0-4.5 "light wind" turbines for the Mortlake South Wind Farm project located in Victoria State in the south-east Australia.

When fully operational- in mid 2020, the wind farm is expected generate sufficient energy for 115,000 homes. (Source: Nordex, PR, reve, 2 April, 2019)Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex-online.com; Acciona Energy Australia, +61 2 8117 0100, www.acciona.com.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News Australia Wind,  Nordex,  


Acciona, Madrid Ink Municipal Bldg. Energy Efficiency Deal (Int'l)
Acciona
Date: 2019-02-25
In Spain, the city of Madrid's reports it has inked an agreement with Acciona for a project aimed at enhancing the energy management and energy efficiency of 400 municipal buildings. Under the agreement, Acciona will provide real-time energy consumption information and enable management of energy consumption in schools, offices and other municipal facilities.

Acciona will initially perform a baseline audit to ascertain current energy consumption. The buildings will subsequently be monitored to obtain energy consumption data in real time. The captured data will be organized and processed at the ACCIONA Building Control Centre where it will be analyzed around the clock. The resulting information will enable the city to respond to alerts of anomalous consumption and provide information with which to enhance operations and detect inefficient consumption patterns.

Acciona will draw on the data for measures such as the implementation of specific efficiency measures, the swapping-out of obsolete and inefficient items of equipment, and the installation of control and automation devices. (Source: Acciona, Construction Index, 25 Feb., 2019) Contact: Acciona, +34 91 663 28 50, Fax: +34 91 663 28 51, www.acciona.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona,  Energy Efficiency,  


Acciona Completes South African CSP Solar Project (Int'l Report)
Acciona
Date: 2019-02-08
In South Africa, Acciona Industrial and Sener is reporting construction of the 100MW Kathu concentrated solar plant (CSP) has been completed and commercial operations are now underway. Construction of the plant, owned by an Engie-led consortium, started in 2016.

The Kathu facility, which incorporates Sener's parabolic trough collectors and a molten salt storage system, is part of the South African Department of Energy's Integrated Resource Programme 2010. The program aims to increase the country's power generation capacity to 86.8GW by 2030, of which 24 pct will be renewable. (Source: Acciona, renews, 7 Feb., 2019)Contact: Acciona, +34 91 663 28 50, Fax: +34 91 663 28 51, www.acciona.com; South African Department of Energy, www.energy.gov.za

More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona,  CSP,  Conentrated Solar Power,  

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