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New York Bight Lease Sale Lands $4.3Bn (Ind. Report)
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Date: 2022-02-28
In Washington, the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is reporting the country's biggest offshore wind auction of six lease sites brought in a total of $4.37 billion.

The largest and most expensive site, which could accommodate a minimum of 1,387 MW of installed capacity, went for $1.1 billion to Bight Wind Holdings, LLC, a joint venture between RWE Renewables and National Grid.

Attentive Energy LLC, a joint venture between EnBW and TotalEnergies, won the second most expensive lease site for $795 million. Shell and EDF Renewables-owned Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Bight, LLC, won the the largest site for $780 million, and the area adjacent to Shell and EDF's was secured by Invenergy Wind Offshore LLC for $645 million. The Central Bight went to OW Ocean Winds East LLC, an existing JV between EDP Renewables and Engie, for $765 million, while Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind LLC won the Long Beach, NY site for $285 million. (Source: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, PR, 25 Feb., 2022) Contact: BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,  Offshore Wind,  


EDPR, Sunseap to Establish Singapore Asia-Pacific HQ (Int'l. Report)
EDPR, Sunseap
Date: 2022-02-25
EDP Renewables , the world's fourth largest renewable energy producer, is reporting all pending regulatory conditions have been met for its previously announced S$1.1 billion acquisition of a 91 pct stake in Sunseap, the largest distributed solar power operator and the fourth largest solar power operator in Southeast Asia. EDPR also plans to invest S$10 billion by 2030 in creating a clean energy hub amd headquarters for the APAC region out of Singapore.

The two firms will seek wind and energy projects as well as opportunities for co-operation in energy storage and green hydrogen, among others, across the Asia Pacific region. (Source: EDP Renewable, Website PR, 24 Feb., 2022) Contact: EDP Renewables, www.edpr.com; Sunseap, +65 6816 1000, www.sunseap.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDPR,  Sunseap ,  Renewable Energy Wind,  Solar,  


Hive Energy to Develop Green Hydrogen Plant in Spain (Int'l.)
Hive Energy, Fusion-Fuel
Date: 2022-02-16
In the UK, East Wellow, Hampshire-headquartered global renewable energy developer Hive Energy reports it will develop and construct a green hydrogen production plant using Dublin, Ireland and Portugal-based Fusion-Fuel Green Plc integrated hydrogen-solar energy technology based on micro electrolysis. The project is in its administrative processing phase.

Hive Energy develops green hydrogen and hybrid renewable energy assets worldwide in collaboration with key strategic partners and off-takers. The company has a portfolio of 3GW green hydrogen/ammonia production project currently under development in Spain.

Fusion Fuel's business lines primarily include: the sale of electrolyser technology; development of company owned and operated hydrogen plants; management of the portfolio of such hydrogen plants as assets; and the sale of green hydrogen as a commodity for end users through long-term hydrogen purchase agreements. (Source: Hive Energy, PR, Website, Feb., 2022) Contact: Hive Energy, Giles Redpath, CEO, +44(0)1794 324 343, info@hiveenergy.co.uk, www.hiveenergy.co.uk; Fusion-Fuel Green Plc, www.fusion-fuel.eu

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hive Energy ,  Fusion-Fuel,  Green Hydrogenl,  


Hive Energy to Develop Green Hydrogen Plant in Spain (Int'l.)
Hive Energy
Date: 2022-02-16
East Wellow, Hampshire-headquartered global renewable energy developer Hive Energy reports it will develop and build a green hydrogen production plant using the integrated hydrogen-solar energy technology based on micro electrolysis developed by Dublin, Ireland and Portugal-based Fusion-Fuel Green Plc. The project is in its administrative processing phase.

Hive Energy develops green hydrogen and hybrid renewable energy assets worldwide in close collaboration with key strategic partners and offtakers. Throughout Spain, the company also has a portfolio of 3GW projects for green hydrogen/ammonia production currently under development to supply the growing demand in the market.

Fusion Fuel’s business lines primarily include the sale of electrolyser technology, the development of hydrogen plants that will be owned and operated by Fusion Fuel, and the active management of the portfolio of such hydrogen plants as assets, and the sale of green hydrogen as a commodity for end users through long-term hydrogen purchase agreements. (Source: Hive Energy, PR, Website, Feb., 2022) Contact: Hive Energy, Giles Redpath, CEO, +44(0)1794 324 343, info@hiveenergy.co.uk, www.hiveenergy.co.uk; Fusion-Fuel Green Plc, www.fusion-fuel.eu

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hive Energy news,  Green Hydrogen news,  

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hive Energy,  Green Hydrogen,  


Yotta Energy, Cal Solar Inc. to Deploy Solar+Energy Storage in California (Ind. Report)
Yotta Energy, Cal Solar
Date: 2022-01-14
As California requires solar plus storage systems for all new commercial and multifamily construction beginning in 2023, Yotta Energy is joining forces with Cal Solar Inc., the leading solar and energy storage design-build engineer and contractor for new commercial and multifamily construction. The companies will work together to deploy statewide renewable energy solutions to meet California mandate requirements.

Yotta's energy storage system will be designed as a virtual-power-plant-ready installation, meaning in addition to battery charging from the solar photovoltaic (PV) system, Yotta's energy storage system provides time-of-use software control. This capability saves users money by allowing the battery to be discharged when electricity prices are high.

The California Building Energy Efficiency Standards will take effect on January 1, 2023, requiring all new commercial and multifamily construction to include solar plus energy storage, and all new residential construction to have energy-storage-ready solar PV systems. The state anticipates adding 280 MW of annual solar capacity and 400 MWh of energy storage with these requirements.

Yotta Energy recently announced a funding raise of $13 million to scale its unique, modular energy storage and microgrid technology, specifically designed to transform buildings into self-generating power plants. Led by WIND Ventures, the Series A round includes follow-on investors Doral Energy-Tech Ventures, Riverstone Ventures, and returning investors, EDP Ventures, and SWAN Impact Network. The round brings the company's total funding to $20 million. This partnership and its collaboration with Cal Solar Inc. represent significant milestones as Yotta Energy looks to move the industry forward with its innovative plug-and-play solar plus storage solution, according to the release. (Source: Yoptta Energy, PR, 14 Jan., 2022) Contact: Yotta Energy, www.yottaenergy.com; Cal Solar, Sean Neman, CEO, 800-784-7612, info@calsolarinc.com, www.calsolarinc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Yotta Energy,  Cal Solar ,  


NIPSCO Expanding Renewables, Solar Portfolio (Ind. Report)
NIPSCO, NiSource,NextEra Energy
Date: 2021-11-15
Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of Merrilville, Indiana-based NiSource Inc., reports the groundbreaking of its first two Indiana-based solar projects -- Indiana Crossroads Solar and Dunns Bridge Solar I. Both projects are expected to be commissioned and online in 2022.

The 265-MW Dunns Bridge Solar I facility is located in Jasper County, Ind. A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is constructing the project. Dunns Bridge Solar I will incorporate 900,000 solar panels and generate sufficient power for roughly 79,500 homes. The second phase of the project, Dunns Bridge Solar II, which will also be constructed by NextEra Energy Resources, will have 435 MW of solar paired with 75 MW of battery storage. Dunns Bridge Solar II will include an estimated 1,500,000 solar panels and is expected to be operational in 2023. NextEra Energy Resources will sell both completed projects to NIPSCO.

Indiana Crossroads Solar is a 200 MW solar farm located in White County, Ind. EDP Renewables North America is developing and constructing the project. The solar park will be a joint venture between NIPSCO and EDPR.

With these two solar projects, two completed wind farms and 10 more renewable projects planned or under construction, NIPSCO will have a total of 14 completed renewable projects by the end of 2023, as follows:

  • Rosewater Wind Farm -- 102 MW of wind, located in White County, Ind. (Complete

  • Jordan Creek Wind -- 400 MW of wind, located in Benton and Warren counties, Ind. (Complete)

  • Indiana Crossroads I Wind -- 300 MW of wind, located in White County, Ind. (2021)

  • Dunns Bridge Solar I -- 265 MW of solar, located in Jasper County, Ind. (2022)

  • Indiana Crossroads Solar -- 200 MW of solar, located in White County, Ind. (2022)

  • Brickyard Solar -- 200 MW of solar, located in Boone County, Ind. (2022)

  • Greensboro Solar -- 100 MW of solar and 30 MW of battery storage, located in Henry County, Ind. (2022)

  • Green River Solar -- 200 MW of solar, located in Breckinridge and Meade counties, Ky. (2023)

  • Dunns Bridge Solar II -- 435 MW of solar and 75 MW of battery storage, located in Jasper County, Ind. (2023)

  • Cavalry Solar -- 200 MW of solar and 60 MW of battery storage, located in White County, Ind. (2023) Gibson Solar -- 280 MW of solar, located in Gibson County, Ind. (2023)

  • Fairbanks Solar -- 250 MW of solar, located in Sullivan County, Ind. (2023)

  • Indiana Crossroads II Wind -- 204 MW of wind, located in White County, Ind. (2023)

  • Elliot Solar -- 200 MW of solar, located in Gibson County, Ind. (2023) (Source: NIPSCO, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Dunns Bridge Solar, www.DunnsBridgeSolar.com; NIPSCO, www.NIPSCO.com; NiSource, Joe Hamrock, Pres., CEO, www.nisource.com; NextEra Energy Partners LP, www.nexteraenergypartners.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NiSource,  NIPSCO,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  NextEra Energy,  


  • Aker, Ocean Winds, Statkraft Partner on Norwegian Offshore Wind (Int'l)
    Aker Offshore, Ocean Winds , Statkraft
    Date: 2021-11-10
    Following on oy 6 June coverage, Norwegian firms Aker Offshore Wind, Statkraft and Ocean Winds -- a 50-50 EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE JV -- are reporting an agreement to collaboratively submit an application to the Norwegian authorities for the development of a commercial scale floating offshore wind farm in the Utsira Nord license area in the Norwegian North Sea, which is known for having consistently strong winds.

    Aker Offshore Wind and Ocean Winds previously joined forces on projects in California, USA, South Korea and most recently in Scotland. Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind have an established partnership for the Sorlige Nordsjo II area in Norway. (Source: Aker Offshore Wind, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Statkraft, Lars Magnus Gunther, +47 912 41 636, larsmagnus.gunther@statkraft.com, www.statkraft.com; Aker Offshore Wind, www.akeroffshorewind.com; Ocean Wind, communications@oceanwinds.com, www.oceanwinds.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aker Offshore,  Ocean Winds ,  Statkraft. Offshore Wind,  


    COP26 Commits to End Old King Coal's Reign (Int'l. Report)
    COP26
    Date: 2021-11-05
    On Wednesday at COP26 in Edinburgh, 40 countries, major banks and other organizations signed on to the Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement and/or joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance agreeing to phase out coal power generation by 2030.

    Indonesia, South Korea, Poland, Vietnam and Chile were among the signatories to the agreement while major banks have committed to cease financing coal. This is in addition to China, Japan, Korea and the G20 commitments to stop overseas finance for coal generation by the end of the year and to hasten the deployment of clean power-renewable energy power generation.

    ACWA Power, the EDF Group, EDP, Engie, Iberdrola, National Grid, Orsted, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, SSE and others also signed on to the statement. COP26 host country The UK has pledged to phase out coal power completely by 2024 and to achieve a decarbonised power system by 2035.

    Statement details and full list are HERE . (Source: COP26, PR, 4 Nov., 2021) Contact: COP26, www.cop26.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News COP26,  Coal,  


    EDP Plans Major UK Renewable Energy Investment in (Int'l.)
    EDP Renewables
    Date: 2021-10-20
    EDP Group, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables , the world's fourth largest renewable energy producer, reports plans to invest £12.86 billion ($17,780 billion US) in the UK by 2030. This investment is additional to that already made by Ocean Winds, the joint venture owned 50/50 by EDPR and ENGIE dedicated to offshore wind, in the Moray East and Moray West projects, amounting to £2.65 billion.

    Specific to offshore wind , EDP Group is active in two projects through Ocean Winds -- the recently constructed Moray East wind farm and Moray West which is in an advanced stage of development , totaling £2.65 billion to date. At 950 MW and 100 turbines, Moray East is Scotland's largest wind farm and is expected to begin operations in April 2022.

    The 900 MW Moray West project is scheduled to commence construction during 2022 and is expected to require additional capex of £2.2 billion over the following 3 to 4 years. (Source: EDP Group, Website PR, 18 Oct., 2021) Contact: EDP Renewables, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDP Renewables,  Wind,  UK Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    X1 Wind Touts "Downwind" Floating Offshore Wind Platform (Int'l.)
    X1 Wind
    Date: 2021-10-18
    Barcelona-based X1 Wind reports it has completed the rotor assembly for its prototype X30 floating wind platform which is now fully assembled in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, ready for installation. Fitted with a specially adapted V29 Vestas turbine, the unique "downwind" system is able to "weathervane" and orientate passively with the wind to maximise energy yields.

    The novel tripod-like platform also features greater structural efficiency with a lighter and more scalable design while minimizing environmental impact on the ocean. The X1 Wind platform incorporates the best features of a semi-submersible -- with a low draft -- and the ability to reach deeper waters by a Tension Leg Platform (TLP) mooring system -- with a small seabed footprint.

    X1 Wind's X30 deployment is in conjunction with the PivotBuoy Project backed by a pan-European consortium including leading companies EDP NEW, DNV, INTECSEA, ESM and DEGIMA and world-class research centres WavEC, DTU and PLOCAN. (Source: X1 Wind, Website, PR, 12 Oct., 2021)Contact: X1 Wind, Alex Raventos., CEO, +34 646 661 526, info@x1wind.com, www.x1wind.com; Pivot Buoy, www.pivotbuoy.eu

    More Low-Carbon Energy News X1 Wind,  Floating Wind,  


    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,  


    SRP Contracts for New Solar Plants Totaling 500MW (Ind. Report)
    Salt River Project,EDP Renewables North America
    Date: 2021-08-13
    Following its recent announcement to expand utility-scale solar resources to 2,025 MW by 2025, the Arizona-based not-for-profit public power utility Salt River Project (SRP) has announced three new solar energy plants that will deliver a total of 500MW of renewable energy. Facebook announced it will off-take 450MW of the combined solar capacity to support its newly announced data center in Mesa, Arizona, and help meet the company's 100 pct renewable energy commitments.

    The three projects include two 200-MW solar plants and one 100-MW solar plant. SRP is contracting with subsidiaries of solar developers AES, EDP and NextEra Energy Resources to construct and operate the three new plants. The first project is expected to come online in fall 2022 and start of construction for all the new solar plants, which will all be located in Pinal County, will begin at different points in time throughout 2022.

    The first project, the 100-MW West Line Solar project located in the city of Eloy, Pinal County, Arizona developed by AES Corp. is expected to come online in October, 2022. SRP and AES have worked together to bring online a 100MW solar system, East Line Solar, as well as a 10MW, 40 megawatt-hours (MWh) standalone battery-based energy storage system.

    The 200-MW Randolph Solar Park, developed by EDP Renewables North America is slated to come online in 2023. SRP is partnering with EDP Renewables, a global leader in renewable energy production, to develop and operate this 200MW solar park located in the city of Coolidge, Pinal County, Arizon adjacent to SRP's Randolph 230kV substation. Randolph Solar will span across 1,346 acres, and construction is anticipated to begin in fall of 2022.

    The third project, the 200-MW Valley Farms Solar project is expected to become fully operational by December 2023. SRP has contracted with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources to develop the solar plant in Coolidge, Ariz. The two companies have previously worked together to develop and contract a 20MW solar generation facility and battery storage system, Pinal Central Solar Energy Center, and a 100MW solar plant, Saint Solar, which began operations in 2018 and 2020 respectively. Additionally, SRP and NextEra have plans to develop two solar-charged battery projects totaling nearly 350MW, Sonoran Energy Center and Storey Energy Center. Valley Farms Solar will be 1,900 acres in size and construction will begin in winter of 2022. (Source: Salt River Project, Website PR, 12 Aug., 2021) Contact: EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, www.edpr.com/north-america; SRP, Mike Hummel, CEO, Scott Harelson, Scott.Harelson@srpnet.com, www.srpnet.com; NextEra Energy Resources, 561-691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Salt River Project,  Solar,  AES Corp.,  EDP Renewables North America,  NextEra Energy Resources ,  


    1.2GW South Korean Offshore Wind Project Planned (Int'l. Report)
    Ocean Winds
    Date: 2021-06-18
    In Seoul, the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy is reporting the Spanish renewable energy firm Ocean Winds -- a joint venture of EDP Renewables (EDPR) and Engie -- plans to invest $100 million in the construction of a 1.2GW offshore wind farm in Incheon, which borders the capital city Seoul.

    Construction and other details have not been released. (Source: Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Website PR, June, 2021) Contact: Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, www.english.motie.go.kr/www/main.do; Ocean Wind, communications@oceanwinds.com, www.oceanwinds.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  Ocean Winds,  EDP Renewables,  Engie,  


    EDP's Reloj del Sol Wind Farm Begins Operation (Ind. Report)
    EDP Renewables
    Date: 2021-05-24
    EDP Renewables is reporting its subsidiary EDP Renewables North America's 209 MW Reloj del Sol wind farm in Zapata County, Texas, is now online. The Reloj del Sol facility along with the company's four other operating wind farms in the state, brings EDPR's operating renewable energy capacity in Texas to 909 MW -- sufficient power for approximately 236,000 average Texas homes each year.

    In other news, EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) has initiated the upgrading of 73 wind turbines at the Blue Canyon II Wind Farm in Oklahoma.

    The repowering will upgrade 73 of the wind farm's 84 turbines from V80 1.8 MW machines to V110 2 MW machines, increasing the nameplate generating capacity of the wind farm from 151.2 MW to 164 MW. The repowering, which is expected to increase power production by roughly 30 pct, is slated to get underway in June and be completed by the year end. (Source: EDP Renewables North America, Website, PR, 20 May, 2021) Contact: EDP Renewables North America, www.edpr.com/north-america

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  EDP Renewables,  


    Ocean Winds Targeting Expansion Into Ireland (Int'l. Report)
    Ocean Winds,China Three Gorges
    Date: 2021-04-07
    EDP Renewables and Engie joint venture company Ocean Winds reports it is evaluating the expansion of its global offshore wind portfolio -- 1.5 GW under construction and 4 GW in development -- to include a potential offshore wind farm 8 miles from the shore at County Wicklow, Ireland. To that end Ocean Winds has established Cailleach Offshore Wind Farm based in Edinburgh as a project delivery company.

    In the UK, Ocean Winds will soon complete the 100-turbine, 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth. When fully operational in 2022, the project is expected to generate sufficient energy for roughly 950,000 homes. It is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm East, which is majority owned by Ocean Winds with Diamond Green and China Three Gorges holding minority positions. (Source: Ocean Wind, PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: Ocean Wind, communications@oceanwinds.com, www.oceanwinds.com; China Three Gorges Europe, www.hydropower.org/our-members/china-three-gorges-corporation

    More Low-Carbon Energy News China Three Gorges ,  Ocean Winds,  Offshore Wind,  


    NIPSCO, EDP Announce Indiana Wind, Solar Projects (Ind. Report)
    NIPSCO, EDP Renewables
    Date: 2021-03-29
    EDP Renewables North America LLC and Northern Indiana Public Service Company, LLC (NIPSCO) are reporting a long-term PPA and a Build & Transfer Agreement (BTA) for two renewable energy projects in White County Indiana -- the 204 MW (MW) Indiana Crossroads II Wind Farm and the 200 MW Indiana Crossroads Solar Park in White County, which is anticipated to become operational in 2022. NIPSCO will enter into a joint venture once construction is complete.

    EDP Renewables is the largest wind farm operator in the state with 1,001 MW of operational capacity. The Indiana Crossroads II Wind Farm and Indiana Crossroads Solar Park add to 11 renewable energy projects previously announced as part of NIPSCO parent company NiSource's customer-centric "Your Energy, Your Future" initiative, which includes the generation transition plan at NIPSCO.

    NIPSCO plans to be coal-free by 2028. (Source: EDP Renewables, NIPSCO, PR, 27 Mar., 2021) Contact: NIPSCO, www.NIPSCO.com/future; EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, (713) 265-0350 (Houston), +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NIPSCO,  EDP Renewables,  Wind,  Solar,  Renewable Energ,  


    Greek Floating Offshore Wind Farm Plan Announced (Int'l.)
    Ocean Winds, Terna Energy
    Date: 2021-03-05
    Madrid-headquartered Ocean Winds, a 50/50 joint venture between EDP Renewables and Engie, reports inking a collaboration agreement with Athens-headquartered headquartered renewable energy developer Terna Energy SA to co-develop a roughly 1.5-GW floating offshore wind project in Greece.

    The two parties have joined forces to identify the most suitable areas for the offshore wind project. Ocean Winds aims to become one of the top five global offshore wind developers and operators, according to the release. (Source: ENGIE, EDP, Smart Energy, 23 July, 2020) (Source: Terna Energy, Ocean Winds, Splashe247, 3 Mar., 2021) Contact: ENGIE, Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, VP Renewables, www.engie.com/en; EDP Renewables, (713) 265-0350 (Houston), +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com; Ocean Winds, Spyros Martinis, CEO, www.oceanwind.co; Terna Energy, +30 210 6968000, Fax +30 210 6968098-99, info@terna-energy.com, www.terna-energy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ocean Winds,  Terna Energy,  FLoating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    Ocean Winds North America Launched (Ind. Report)
    Ocean Winds North America
    Date: 2020-11-11
    EDP Renewables and ENGIE are reporting the formation of Madrid-headquartered Ocean Winds (OW) and its U.S. arm OW North America with 5.5 GW of committed offshore assets starting with a total of 1.5 GW under construction and 4.0 GW under development. By the mid 2020's the company aims to have 5 to 7 GW of projects in operation or under construction and 5 to 10 GW under advanced development.

    OW North America holds a 50 pct ownership stake in Mayflower Wind. and is a partner in the Redwood Coast Windfloat Atlantic -- a fully operational floating offshore wind farm in Portugal. OW will fill EDPR's role in the Redwood Coast public-private consortium committed to developing an offshore wind project utilizing floating platform technology off the coast of Humboldt County in Northern California. (Source: EDP Renewables , ENGIE, Windpower Engineering Dev., 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: EDP Renewables, www.edpr.com' Ocean Winds, Spyros Martinis, CEO, www.oceanwind.com;Mayflower Wind, John Hartnett, Pres., 508-589-3557, info@mayflowerwind.com, www.mayflowerwind.com; ENGIE, Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, VP Renewables, +33 (0) 1 44 22 66 29, ir@engie.com, www.engie.com/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Mayflower Wind,  Ocean Winds North America ,  Offshore Wind,  EDP Renewables,  ENGIE,  


    Desjardins Acquires US Green Infrastructure Portfolio (M&A)
    Desjardins,EDP Renovaveis
    Date: 2020-09-18
    In Montreal, the Desjardins Group Pension Plan and Desjardins Financial Security reports it will acquire a majority stake in a 560-MW portfolio of US renewable power assets in Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Ohio from EDP Renovaveis (EDPR). The portfolio includes 4 wind farms currently in operation and 1 construction-stage solar farm. EDPR will stay on as a minority shareholder and continue to operate and manage the farms. Subject to regulatory approval, the deal is expected to close before the year end.

    The acquisition is the latest addition to Desjardins Group's renewable energy asset portfolio, which is valued at more than $1.1 billion and includes wind farms, solar farms and hydroelectric power plants around the world.

    With over $3 billion in assets under management -- 40 pct of which is invested in renewable -- Desjardins Group is the second largest private institutional investor in Canada in this asset class. (Source: Desjardins, Website PR, 15 Sept., 2020) Contact: Desjardines, www. desjardins.com; EDP Renewables, (713) 265-0350 (Houston), +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Desjardins,  Renewable Energy,  EDP Renovaveis,  


    EDP Selling Majority Stake in US Wind, Solar Portfolio (M&A, Int'l.)
    EDP Renewables
    Date: 2020-09-04
    Lisbon-based Energias de Portugal SA (EDP) reports it will sell an 80 pct stake in a U.S. wind and solar portfolio to Toronto-headquartered Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure. Under the sale and purchase agreement, the Portuguese energy company, through its EDP Renovaveis S/A subsidiary , will sell the 80 pct stake for an enterprise value of $676 million.

    The wind and solar portfolio includes four wind farms in operation and one solar asset totaling 563 MW capacity. (Source: EDP, PR, 3 Sept., 2020) Contact: EDP, www.edp.com; Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure, (416) 862-2020, www.cclgroup.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDP Renewables ,  Wind,  Solar,  


    WindFloat Atlantic Operating at Full Capacity (Int'l. Report)
    Vestas Offshore ,Principle Power
    Date: 2020-07-29
    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is reporting installation of the third and last V164-8.4 MW wind turbine on Principle Power's semi-submersible WindFloat Atlantic test platform 20 km off the Portuguese coast. The V164-8.4 MW wind turbines are the largest commercially-operating wind turbines installed offshore on floating platforms anywhere in the world.

    WindFloat Atlantic is the first floating offshore wind farm in continental Europe, and will deliver an installed capacity of 25 MW -- sufficient power for 60,000 consumers in one year. The WindFloat Atlantic project was developed by the Windplus consortium, made up of EDP Renewables, Engie, Repsol and Principle Power. (Source: MHI Vestas, PR, reve, 28 July, 2020) Contact: Principle Power, (510) 280- 5180, www.principlepowerinc.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Principle Power,  Vestas,  WindFloat,  Offshore Wind,  Wind Turbine,  MHI Vestas,  Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP),  


    ENGIE, EDP Launch Ocean Winds (Ind. Report)
    ENGIE, EDP
    Date: 2020-07-27
    Global energy companies ENGIE and EDP have announced the launch of a new offshore wind energy company, Ocean Winds as the exclusive investment vehicle of ENGIE and EDP within the global offshore wind market.

    Ocean Winds (OW) is equally controlled by both companies and aims to become one of the top five offshore global operators by combining the industrial and development capacity of both parent companies. (Source: ENGIE, EDP. Smart Energy, 23 July, 2020) Contact: ENGIE, Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, VP Renewables, www.engie.com/en; EDP Renewables, (713) 265-0350 (Houston), +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ENGIE,  EDP,  Offshore Wind ,  


    EDP Renewables Announces €2Bn Viesgo Acquisition (M&A, Int’l)
    EDP Renewables
    Date: 2020-07-20
    In Portugal, Lisbon-headquartered utility EDP reports it will acquire Spanish electricity company Viesgo from Macquarie funds in a deal worth more than €2 billion, including debt. The deal is expected to close before the year end.

    Under the agreement, EDP will acquire a 75.1 pct interest in Viesgo, including the interest currently owned by Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4. Macquarie Super Core Infrastructure Fund will retain the remaining 24.9 pct.

    EDP, through its majority owned subsidiary EDP Renovaveis (EDPR) will acquire Viesgo's renewable energy portfolio that includes 24 wind farms and two mini hydro power plants located throughout Spain and Portugal with more than 500MW of installed net capacity.

    EDPR designs, develops, manages and operates wind and solar power plants that generate electricity from renewable energy sources. (Source: EDP, EDP Renewables, Global Legal Chronicle, 18 July, 2020) Contact: EDP Renewables, (713) 265-0350 (Houston), +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com

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    Winnipeg Launches Bldg. Energy Disclosure Project (Ind. Report)
    City of Winnipeg
    Date: 2020-06-19
    On the Canadian prairies, the city of Winnipeg (pop. 817,000) reports the launch of its Building Energy Disclosure (benchmarking) Project for commercial and institutional buildings. The free program enables building owners to better understand their building's energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) performance by tracking a building's energy and GHG performance on ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager as well as disclose key building profile and performance metrics for inclusion on a public disclosure map.

    Program participants will receive a personalized scorecard highlighting their building's key energy and GHG performance metrics, access to free educational workshops offered by the city and the Canada Green Building Council and assistance with identifying key building metrics including the creation of an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account.

    The program is made possible through a financial contribution from the Government of Canada's Department of Natural Resources.

    Download Winnipeg Building Energy Disclosure Project Details HERE. (Source: City of Winnipeg, DCN-JOC News Services June 19, 2020) Contact: City of Winnipeg, www.winnipeg.ca/Sustainability/BEDP

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Benchmark news,  Building Energy news,  Energy Efficiency news,  


    100 MW Ontario Nation Rise Wind Farm Back on Track (Ind. Report)
    EDP Renewables
    Date: 2020-05-19
    EDP Renewables (EDPR) Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDPR, reports the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) has granted EDPR's judicial review application and reinstated the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) for the 100-MW, 29-turbine Nation Rise Wind Farm in the Municipality of North Stormont, Ontario.

    The Nation Rise Wind Farm was under construction when the Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, revoked the project's REA last Dec effectively halting the wind project. (Source: EDP Renewables, 13 May, 2020) Contact: EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, (713) 265-0350 - Houston, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDP Renewables ,  Wind,  


    French Floating Offshore Wind Project Finds Financing (Int'l. Funding)
    European Investment Bank
    Date: 2020-05-13
    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved an undisclosed sum to finance the development of the 30 MW Golfe du Lion offshore floating wind project, 16 km off the coast of the Leucate-Le Barcares area in the Mediterranean Sea. .

    The demonstration project will incorporate three V164 MHI Vestas 10 MW wind turbines supported by Principle Power's WindFloat semi-submersible floating foundations. The project, which is being developed by Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL), a consortium comprising Engie, EDP Renewables, and Caisse des Depots, is expected to be commissioned in 2022. The commissioning of the wind farm is scheduled for 2022 (Source: EIB, offshore wind biz, 12 May, 2020) (Contact: Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion, www.info-efgl.fr; EIB, www.eib.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  European Investment Bank,  


    CFA Announces Energy Efficiency Grant Funding (Ind. Report, Funding)
    Energy Efficiency,Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
    Date: 2020-01-15
    In the Keystone State, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (CFA) is reporting the availability of grant funding from the Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund for "projects and programs that support the development and use of clean energy technologies and energy efficiency."

    The Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund, which is managed by the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and the Berks County Community Foundation, will distribute a total of nearly $200,000 in funding ranging from $2,000 to $50,000, depending on the scope of the projects.

    Grant funding is prioritized for nonprofits, but commercial and industrial organizations also may apply. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Eligible applicants must be located in and/or serve residents in territory served by Met-Ed or Penelec in Pennsylvania. (Source: Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Penna., 14 Jan., 2020) Contact: Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund, www.metedpenelecsef.org; Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, 814-536-7741, www.cfalleghenies.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Energy Eficiency Funding,  Energy Efficiency Grants,  


    First WindFloat Atlantic Turbine Now Producing Power (Int'l Report)
    WindFloat Atlantic ,Windplus
    Date: 2020-01-06
    Following up on our November 6, 2019 coverage, Windplus, a consortium of utilities EDP Renewables, ENGIE and Spanish oil major Repsol is reporting the first of three 8.4-mw MHI Vestas turbines of the WindFloat Atlantic project, the world's largest floating wind turbine, is now generating power off the coast of Portugal.

    The WindFloat Atlantic project was partially funded with a €60 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB.)(Source: Windplus, WindFloat Atlantic, gtm, 2 Jan., 2019) Contact: EDP Renewables, www.edpr.com, www.edp.com/en/windfloat; Repsol, www.repsol.com; Windplus, Dr. Carsten Meyer, 0421 897 660 0, c.meyer@windplus.de, www.windplus.de; EIB, www.eib.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDP Renewables,  Repsol,  EIB,  Windfloat Atlantic,  Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    EDP Renewables, ConnectGEN Complete First Solar Acquisition (M&A)
    EDP Renewables,First Solar, ConnectGen
    Date: 2019-12-23
    Following up on our 13th November report, First Solar reports EDP Renewables and Houston-headquartered ConnectGEN LLC's acquisition of three First Solar projects totaling 278MW AC in the US has been completed . The projects include the 154MWAC Sun Streams 1 project in Maricopa County, AZ, the 20MWAC Windhub A project in Kern County, CA, and the 103MWAC Sunshine Valley project in Nye County, Nevada.

    EDP Renewables North America commissioned its first two solar parks in California in January 2015, subsequently adding three solar parks in South Carolina to its operational portfolio.

    Houston-headquartered ConnectGen develops renewable energy and energy storage projects across North America. The company is backed by Quantum Energy Partners, a provider of private equity capital to the global energy industry. (Source: EDP Renewables, First Solar, Printed Electronics, 30 Dec., 2019) Contact: EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, (713) 265-0350 - Houston, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com; First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, dbrady@firstsolar.com, www.firstsolar.com; ConnectGEN LLC, (346) 998-2020, www.connectgenllc.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDP Renewables ,  Solar,  First Solar,  ConnectGen ,  


    Ontario's Nation Rise Wind Farm Approval Rescinded (Ind. Report)
    EDP Renewables Canada
    Date: 2019-12-16
    At Queen's Park, the Ontario Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks reports it has revoked the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) for the 29-turbine Nation Rise Wind Farm project which is under construction in North Stormont, Ontario. The project was planned to generate up to 100 MW of electricity under a 20-year, $400-million contract awarded by the IESO.

    The approval withdrawal was based on the wind farm's possible irreversible harm to endangered bat populations in the area. EDP Renewables Canada Ltd. is the owner and operator of the project. (Source: Electrical Business, 13 Dec., 2019) Contact: Nation Rise Wind Farm, 416.479.9736, nationrise@edpr.com, www.nationrisewindfarm.com; EDP Renewables Canada, www.edpr.com › edpr-canada; Ontario Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, www.ontario.ca › page › ministry-environment-conservation-parks

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  EDP Renewables Canada ,  


    Floating Wind Farm Planned for Ulsan, Korea (Int'l Report)
    WindPower Korea, EDP Renewables, Aker Solutions
    Date: 2019-11-27
    Following up on our 21st October coverage, EDP Renewables, a consortium founded by EDP and Aker Solutions reports it has joined WindPower Korea with investments in the development company Korea Floating Wind Power (KFWind). Principle Power, which had a role in originating the KFWind project portfolio, will supply its WindFloat foundation technology for the 500-MW project.

    As previously reported, KFWind inked a MoU with the City of Ulsan to cooperate on the development of floating wind projects and support the Ulsan region as a manufacturing hub for domestic and export offshore wind markets.

    South Korea is targeting 13 GW of offshore wind installed by 2030, and 30 pct or more renewable energy by 2040. (Source: WindPower Korea, EDP Renewables, Aker Solutions 25 Nov., 2019)Contact: WindPower Korea, +82-2-584-5326, kwsuh@windpowerkorea.com, www.windpowerkorea.com; Aker Solutions, Fredrik Berge, Inv. Relations, +47 22 94 62 19, fredrik.berge@akersolutions.com, www.akersolutions.com; EDP Renewables, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  WindPower Korea,  EDP Renewables,  Aker Solutions ,  


    Vestas Selected for French Floating Offshore Wind Farm (Int'l.)
    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
    Date: 2019-11-18
    Following up on our 9 October coverage, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is reporting it has been selected as the preferred turbine supplier for the Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) pilot wind project off the south coast of France.

    The project, a partnership between French utility Engie and EDP Renewables, will incorporate three V164-10.0 MW turbines mounted on WindFloat semi-submersible floating platforms from by Principle Power. (Source: MHI Vestas, Various Media, 18 Nov., 2019) Contact: MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com; EDP Renewables, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Engie,  MHI Vestas Offshore Wind,  Engie,  EDP Renewables,  


    EDPR Acquires 50 pct Stake in 278MW US Solar Portfolio (M&A)
    EDP Renewables,First Solar
    Date: 2019-11-13
    EDP Renewables North America LLC is reporting acquisition of a 50 pct stake in a 278 MW portfolio of three solar projects in the U.S. as well as a contract to develop 804 MW of offshore wind power through a 50/50 joint venture.

    The first portfolio of three solar energy plants developed by Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar Inc. is expected to commence operations in the coming months and is secured by Power Purchase Agreements. The second announcement involves an agreement to supply 804 MW of clean and renewable offshore wind energy enough to power approximately half a million homes to customers in Massachusetts. (Source : EDPR, Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru, 12 Nov., 2019) Contact: EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, (713) 265-0350 - Houston, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.co; First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, dbrady@firstsolar.com, www.firstsolar.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDP Renewables ,  Solar,  First Solar ,  


    World's Largest Floating Wind Turbine Expected on Line This Year (Int'l., Ind. Report)
    Windplus,ABS,Principle Power
    Date: 2019-11-06
    Windplus, a consortium of utilities EDP, ENGIE and Repsol along with clean energy firm Principle Power, is touting the development of an 8.4MW floating offshore wind turbine to be deployed in Viana do Castello, Portugal. The turbine is expected to come online before the year end.

    The wind turbine has been developed by ABS Group and is the first of three ABS-classed, SEMI Submersible Type units that will make up for a total of 25 MWs of floating offshore wind power. (Source: Principle Power, Smart Energy, 5 Nov., 2019) Contact: EDP Renovaveis, www.edpr.com, www.edp.com/en/windfloat; Repsol, www.repsol.com; Windplus, Dr. Carsten Meyer, 0421 897 660 0, c.meyer@windplus.de, www.windplus.de; ABS, Christopher J. Wiernicki, CEO, www.abs-group.com; Principle Power, (510) 280- 5180, www.principlepowerinc.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Principle Power,  ABS Group,  Windplus,  Repsol,  Windfloat Atlantic,  Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    Mayflower Set to Begin Mass. Offshore Wind Project (Ind. Report)
    Mayflower Wind Energy
    Date: 2019-11-04
    In the Bay State, Boston-based Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC (EDPR), reports it will supply 804 MW of offshore wind -- sufficient power for approximately 500,000 Massachusetts homes -- from its Mayflower Wind project 20 miles south of Nantucket.

    The project is expected to come online in 2025 and to eliminate 1.7 million metric tpy of CO2 emissions -- the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road.

    Shell New Energies and EDPR reportedly have over 18,000 U.S. employees between them, a supply chain of more than 5,000 U.S. companies, $400 billion in market capitalization, experience operating 6,300 mw of onshore wind in the U.S. and ongoing development and construction of 2,700 mw of offshore wind projects in France, the Netherlands, Portugal and Scotland that are anticipated to be operational between now and 2023. (Source: Mayflower Wind, Composites World, 1 Nov, 2019) Contact: Mayflower Wind, John Hartnett, Pres., 508-589-3557, info@mayflowerwind.com, www.mayflowerwind.com; Shell New Energies US, www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/new-energies.html; EDPR Offshore North America, www.edpr.com

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    Floating Wind Farm Planned for Ulsan, Korea (Int'l Report)
    EDPR, Aker Solutions
    Date: 2019-10-21
    A consortium of WindPower Korea, EDP Renewables and the engineering firm Aker Solutions are reporting plans to develop an initial 500MW floating wind farm off the coast of Ulsan Metropolitan City in South Korea. Principle Power will supply its proven WindFloat® foundation technology for the project.

    The South Korean Government is calling for 13 GW of offshore wind to be installed by 2030 and set a target of at least 30 pct renewable energy by 2040.

    The Ulsan area is considered well-suited for commercializing floating wind, due to the combination of industry-leading shipyards, maritime expertise and port facilities in the region. (Source: WindPower Korea, EDPR Renewables, Aker Solutions, reve, 189 Oct., 2019) Contact: WindPower Korea, +82-2-584-5326, kwsuh@windpowerkorea.com, www.windpowerkorea.com; Aker Solutions, Fredrik Berge, Inv. Relations, +47 22 94 62 19, fredrik.berge@akersolutions.com, www.akersolutions.com; EDP Renewables, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  Aker Solutions,  EDPR,  


    Shell, EDP JV Pitch Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
    Shell, EDP,Mayflower Wind
    Date: 2019-10-02
    Mayflower Wind, a 50/50 Shell New Energies US and Portugal-based EDPR Offshore North America JV, reports the submission of bids to Connecticut regulators to develop and construct an offshore wind farm in leased waters roughly 20 miles south of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

    One proposal is for a 408-mw wind project and the other is a 804-mw wind farm. Both would have an expected 20-year life span. Both Netherlands-based Shell and Portugal-based EDP have North American renewable operations based in Houston. (Source: Mayflower Wind, EDP, Shell, Chronicle, 1 Oct., 2019)Contact: Mayflower Wind, www.mayflowerwind.com

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    21,000,000 PRIME Alliance Technology Smart Meters Installed (Int'l)
    PRIME Alliance
    Date: 2019-09-20
    In Brussels, the PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution Alliance (PRIME) reports more than 40 participants from over 20 utilities and integrators and certification entities -- CEZ Distribuce, EDP Distribuicao, E-Redes, Iberdrola and others -- attended its fifth annual Utility to Utility User Group Conference in Munich. The conference highlighted the deployment of 21,000,000 smart meters with PRIME Technology worldwide.

    Attending utilities received further clarification on how approximately 80 products have been PRIME certified by laboratory members, such as DNV-GL and Tecnalia.

    PRIME represents a public, open and non-proprietary telecommunications architecture which supports present and future AMM functionalities and enables the building of the electricity networks of the future, or smart grids.

    PRIME aims to establish a complete set of international standards which will allow for full interoperability among equipment and systems from different providers. Thus, competition in the metering market will benefit utilities and its customers.

    The components of PRIME architecture (modulation and coding techniques, protocols, data formats etc.) are not subject to any Intellectual Property Rights. Specifications are comprehensive and detailed enough so that any new entrant will be able to provide interoperable solutions to the market, according to the PRIME website. (Source: PRIME Alliance, PR, 19 Sept., 2019) Contact: PRIME Alliance, info@prime-alliance.org, www.prime-alliance.org

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    EDP Renewables Inks Calif. PV, Storage PPA (Ind. Report)
    EDP Renewables North America
    Date: 2019-08-14
    In the Golden State, EDP Renewables North America reports it will sell 110 MW of electricity from the Sonrisa solar farm and battery storage facility to San Jose Clean Energy The 20-year PPA covers 100 MW of solar energy and 10 MW of storage capacity. In June, EDP inked a similar PPA with East Bay Community Energy for 100 MW of photovoltaic and 30 MW of storage.

    The two PPAs together account for 100 pct of the facility's power and storage capacity.(Source: EDP Renewables North America, PR, ReNEWS, Aug., 2019) Contact: EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, (713) 265-0350 - Houston, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com; East Bay Community Energy, 833-699-3223, www.ebce.org

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    WindFloat Atlantic Floating Wind Project Underway (Ind. Report)
    Windfloat Atlantic,EDP,Repsol
    Date: 2019-07-24
    Windplus is reporting the installation of the first Windfloat Atlantic turbine on its three-turbine floating platform -- the first such platform in continental Europe and largest turbine ever to be installed on a floating platform -- is underway in the outer harbor of Ferrol, Spain.

    The project belongs to the Bremen, Germany-based Windplus consortium, which is jointly owned by EDP Renovaveis with 54.4 pct, ENGIE with 24 pct and Repsol at 19.4 pct and Principle Power Inc. with the balance. The project will incorporate 3 Vestas turbines to collectively deliver an installed capacity of 25 MW -- sufficient power for 60,000 homes in one year. (Source: Windfloat Atlantic, reve, 18 July, 2019) Contact: EDP Renovaveis, www.edpr.com, www.edp.com/en/windfloat; Repsol, www.repsol.com; Windplus, Dr. Carsten Meyer, 0421 897 660 0, c.meyer@windplus.de, www.windplus.de

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    California Community Wind, Solar Projects Approved (Ind Report)
    East Bay Community Energy
    Date: 2019-07-03
    In the Golden State, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), a community choice energy provider, reports approval of two power purchase agreements (PPAs) totaling 157.5 MW from new wind and solar facilities, along with 30 MW of battery energy storage, to be built in Alameda and Fresno counties in California. The approved contracts include:
  • the Summit Wind Project -- a 20-year agreement to purchase 57.5 MW of wind from the Altamont Winds LLC project, near Livermore in Alameda County, from San Diego-based Salka LLC in partnership with a global private equity firm. The project will see the repowering a 569, 100 kW turbines with 23 modern turbines at a former Altamont Pass wind farm and is expected to be completed in late 2020.

  • Sonrisa Solar Park -- a 20-year agreement to purchase 100 MW of solar and 30 MW of energy storage from the Sonrisa Solar Park, located in Fresno County and owned/operated by EDP Renewables North America. Construction on the Sonrisa solar project will begin as early as December 2021. It is expected to be operational in 2022.

    As one of 19 community choice aggregation programs operating in California, EBCE will provide clean energy at competitive rates and will reinvest earnings back into the community. (Source: East Bay Community Energy, NA Windpower, 24 June, 2019) Contact: East Bay Community Energy, 833-699-3223, www.ebce.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Community Wind,  Community Solar,  

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