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Siemens to Support Moroccan Power Grid Management (Int'l.)
Siemens
Date: 2021-12-03
Zug, Switzerland-headquartered Siemens, French information technology specialist Atos, and Morocco's National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) report they are collaborating on a smart energy metering platform that will allow ONEE to efficiently process the data collected by more than 100,000 smart meters that will be installed across the country, thus optimizing energy consumption and management of the national grid while meeting Morocco's growing energy needs.

The project is part of Siemens Energy Efficiency program and encompasses the implementation of Siemens' EnergyIP meter data management platform, which enables the automated use of the collected data, raises awareness about energy consumption among end users and generates a more secure revenue stream.

Atos experts will be responsible for IT infrastructure and security tasks and will ensure the consistency of all technical solutions. They will also oversee the contract management and local services and will support the change management process. (Source: Siemens Smart Infrastructure , PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Sabine Erlinghagen, CEO, Digital Grid, Eva-Maria Baumann, +49 (9131) 17-36620, eva-maria.baumann@siemens.com, www. new.siemens.com/global/en/company/topic-areas/smart-infrastructure/smart-cities.html; Atos, www. atos.net/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens news,  Smart Grid news,  Smart Meter news,  Energy Management news,  


Siemens Energy Gear for Virginia Offshore Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Siemens Energy, Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2021-11-24
Munich, Germany-headquartered Siemens Energy reports it will supply the main electrical equipment for the grid connection of Dominion Energy Virginia's 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, 27 miles offshore of Virginia Beach.

The wind farm is the largest offshore wind project under development in the US and will incorporate: up to 180 Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 Direct Drive wind turbines; three 800 MW offshore platforms: three power transformers, three shunt reactors, one medium-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), and three high-voltage GIS systems. Semco Maritime is responsible for design, procurement and installation of the electrical equipment.

Once fully operational in 2026, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind will generate sufficient power for roughly 660,000 Virginia homes and prevent up to 5 million tpy of CO2 emissions, according to the company. (Source: Siemens Energy, PR, Website, Nov., 2021) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Emil Avram, VP Bus. Dev., www.dominionenergy.com; Siemens Energy, Annette von Leoprechting +49 (174) 3303977, annette.von_leoprechting@siemens-energy.com, www.siemens-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia,  Siemens Energy ,  Offshore Wind,  Virginia Offshore Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


Siemens Gamesa Supplying Alberta Wind Farm Turbines (Ind. Report)
Siemens Gamesa, Renewable Energy Systems
Date: 2021-11-19
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) reports it will supply 20 units of its SG 5.0-145 turbines for Renewable Energy Systems' (RES) 100MW wind farm in Cypress County, Alberta , Canada. The project is expected to break ground early next year for commissioning and commercial operation in December, 2022.

SGRE has more than 1.2 GW on order in western Canada with the SG 4.X platform for installation through 2023. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Renewable Energy Systems, www.res-group.com; Siemens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  Wind Turbine,  Renewable Energy Systems,  


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,  


Siemens Gamesa Opening Va. Offshore Blade Facility (Ind. Report)
Siemens Gamesa, Dominion Energy
Date: 2021-11-03
Madrid-headquartered wind energy major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is reporting what will be the first offshore wind turbine blade facility in the U.S. at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The project is subject to a firm order for the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial Project with Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy. The $200 million facility would perform finishing of patented Siemens Gamesa Offshore IntegralBlades. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Website PR, 28 Oct., 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com; Dominion Energy, www.dominionenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Siemens Gamesa,  Wind Turbine Blade,  Offshore Wind,  


Siemens Energy Offloads Voith Hydro Stake (M&A, Int'l. Report)
Siemens Energy, Voith, Voith Hydro
Date: 2021-10-25
In Germany, Munich-headquartered Siemens Energy AG and Voith are reporting that Voith will take over Siemens Energy's 35 pct stake in the joint venture Voith Hydro, subject to all necessary approvals. The terms and purchase price of the transaction have not been disclosed.

The Voith Hydro joint venture -- fka Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation -- was founded in 2000 when Siemens and Voith merged their activities in the field of turbine and generator technology for hydropower plants. As part of the independence of Siemens Energy, the shares in Voith Hydro were transferred from Siemens AG to Siemens Energy in 2020.

Siemens Energy focuses on energy transportation and storage , decarbonizing industrial processes, and generating electricity with little or no CO2 emissions. (Source: Siemens Energy, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Siemens Energy, Annette von Leoprechting +49 (174) 3303977, annette.von_leoprechting@siemens-energy.com, www.siemens-energy.com; Voith Hydro, www.voith.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hyfropower,  Siemens Energy ,  Voith Hydro,  Hydro,  


Siemens Gamesa Taps UL for Wind Turbine Certification (Ind. Report)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2021-10-13
Madrid-headquartered wind energy major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has selected Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for inspection and certification services for its new 5.X onshore platform -- the SG5.8-170 and SG5.8-155 wind turbines with a capacity of 5.8MW and rotor diameters of 170 and 155 meters -- representing some of the largest turbines in the global onshore wind industry.

UL's inspection services will include: checking the electrical characteristics of the wind turbines to assess reliability and safety; assess the compatibility of Siemens Gamesa's wind turbines with certification and grid codes for the Spanish, German and UK markets; and allow Siemens Gamesa to launch its new 5.X onshore platform worldwide. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Website, PR, Oct., 2021)Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Marco Lange, +49 174 1882479, marco.lange@siemensgamesa.com, www.siemensgamesa.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  Wind Turbine,  


Energy Storage Specialist Fluence Energy Files IPO (Ind. Report)
Fluence Energy
Date: 2021-09-29
Arlington, Virginia-headquartered global Clean energy storage specialist Fluence Energy Inc. report it has filed for initial public offering (IPO) and plans to list on Nasdaq under the ticker 'FLNC. Details of shares to be offered or at what price have net been revealed.

Fluence was formed in 2017 as a Siemens-AES Corporation JV.

JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are lead underwriters in a syndicate of 16 banks. Proceeds will be used for debt reduction, working capital and other general corporate purposes. The company had a net loss of $74.8 million in the nine months to June 30, and revenue of $430.4 million, according to its filing documents. (Source: Fluence Energy Inc., PR, 28 Sept., 2021) Contact: Fluence Energy Inc., Brett Galura, CEO, (571) 274-9404, www.fluenceenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens,  Fluence,  Energy Storage,  BESS,  


Siemens Gamesa Ups Onshore Turbine Power Output (Ind.Report)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2021-09-27
Madrid-based wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa report it has increased the rating of its 5.X onshore platform output to 6.6MW. The new SG 6.6-155 and SG 6.6-170 turbines will now offer a higher unitary power while delivering a lower Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE).

Both turbines combine a flexible power rating from 5.6MW to 6.6MW with two of the largest rotor diameters in the market -- 155 and 170 meters. The new rating, together with the biggest rotor in the industry, configures the Siemens Gamesa 5.X as the highest yielding onshore turbine in the industry, according to the company release. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Website PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Marco Lange, +49 174 1882479, marco.lange@siemensgamesa.com, www.siemensgamesa.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  Wind,  Wind Turbine ,  


20MW UK Green Hydrogen Project Funded (Int'l., Funding)
Uniper, Siemens Energy, Toyota Tsusho
Date: 2021-09-17
In the UK, Uniper, Siemens Energy AG, Toyota Tsusho and Associated British Ports (ABP) are reporting receipt of matched funding from the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK, to study and help develop roughly 20MW of green hydrogen production for use at the Port of Immingham, either as a direct replacement for diesel and heavy fuel oil or for the production of clean shipping fuels.

The funded study will review the technical and economic feasibility of reducing port greenhouse gas emissions with hydrogen and develop a plan for future development, as well as assess key areas encompassing the conversion of existing infrastructure, the generation and storage of hydrogen and potential end uses of green hydrogen in and around the port.

The completed feasibility study could enable a front-end engineering design study (FEED) to start in 2022, with potential financial investment decisions in 2023 and possible first green hydrogen production by 2025. (Source: Uniper, Siemens Energy, Toyota Tsusho, RE News, 16 Sept., 2021) Contact: Uniper, www.uniper.energy; Siemens Energy AG, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html; Toyota Tsusho, www.toyota-tsusho.com/english; Associated British Ports , www.abports.co.uk/locations/immingham

More Low-Carbon Energy News Innovate UK,  Uniper,  Siemens Energy,  Toyota Tsusho,  Green Hydrogen,  


Chilean Low-Carbon e-Fuel Plant Construction Underway (Int'l.)
Porsche, Siemens
Date: 2021-09-13
Stuttgart, Germany-headquartered automaker Porsche and Siemens are reporting construction is underway on the Haru Oni manufacturing plant near Punta Arenas in Chile.

When fully operational in 2022, the facility is expected to produce 34,000 gpy of synthetic fuel before scaling up to 14.5 million gpy by 2024 and 145 million gpy by 2026, at an expected cost of roughly $7.6 per gallon. Electrolyzed hydrogen is combined with CO2 to make methanol, then gasoline.

Porsche notes its developing a synthetic fuel that emits 90 percent less CO2 than gasoline derived from fossil fuels. (Source: Porsche, Sept., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Porsche,  Siemens,  Alternative Fuel,  Low-Carbon Fuel,  Synthetic Fuel ,  


Siemens Gamesa Touts First Recyclable Wind Turbine Blades (Int'l.)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2021-09-13
Madrid-based wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa reports it has created recyclable blades that decompose relatively easily into constituent materials that can be reused.

The technology involves the dissolution of the bonding resin in weakly acidic solutions. In the manufacture of a blade, resin converts fiberglass and other polymers, as well as wood and metal parts of the blade structure into a monolithic product that can be used in the production of other commercial products.

In the process of disposal, the blade is immersed in a special solution and decomposes into primary materials, with the exception of the resin, which dissolves.

Using the new technology Siemens Gamesa manufactured the first 6 81-meter RecyclableBlade blades and signed three contracts for their use in wind turbine projects. The recyclable blades will be installed on the wind turbines of the Kaskasi power plant in Germany and on the offshore generators of the French EDF Renewables and German WPD projects.

An estimated 200,000 wind turbine blades will be buried in the ground or otherwise disposed of by 2050. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Goa Spotlight, 12 Sept., 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Andreas Nauen, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com ;EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.co

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  Wind Turbine Blade,  


Siemens, Fluence to Construct German 100MW/200MWh BESS (Int'l.)
Siemens, Fluence
Date: 2021-07-21
Siemens Smart Infrastructure is reporting a letter of intent with Nordostbayern (Future Energy North-East Bayern) for construction of a turnkey 100MW / 200MWh large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) in the town of Wunsiedel, northern Bavaria, Germany.

Subject to financing, energy storage technology and services provider Fluence, which was formed in 2017 as a Siemens-AES Corporation JV, will provide the lithium-ion battery system. Siemens will handle project management including the building of medium-voltage switchgear equipment and facilitating connection to the local high-voltage grid.

Siemens broke ground earlier this month on an 8.75MW green hydrogen electrolyser plant at the Town of Wunsiedel's local "energy park". The plant's proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser will be connected to a 6MW battery storage system that Siemens supplied and installed in 2017. The green hydrogen project is scheduled to go into operation in summer 2022, according to the release. (Source: Siemens Smart Infrastructure, PR, Energy Storage, 20 July, 2021) Contact: Siemens Smart Infrastructure, www.linkedin.com/showcase/siemensinfrastructure, www.new.siemens.com/global/en/company/topic-areas/smart-infrastructure.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens,  Fluence,  Energy Storage,  BESS ,  


Siemens Gamesa Claims Major Indian Wind Turbine Order (Int'l.)
Siemens Gamesa,ReNew Power
Date: 2021-07-21
Madrid-based wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa reports receipt of a major order for 180 units of its new SG3.4-145 wind turbines from ReNew Power for two projects in Karnataka State, India. Ninety-three units for the Tondehal project in the Koppal district, and 87 units for the 301 MW Hombal project in the Gadag district, for delivery in 2022.

Siemens Gamesa and ReNew power first partnered in 2012 for a 22 MW wind farm in the state of Maharashtra.Since that time Siemens Gamesa has developed wind farms for ReNew power across five wind-rich states in the country which are powered by turbines ranging from the company's legacy 850 kW turbine to its latest SG 3.4-145 turbine. Today, with over 1 GW of commissioned capacity of wind projects, Siemens Gamesa serves over 30 pct of ReNew's wind portfolio. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, reve, 20 July, 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Navin Dewaji, India CEO, Madhu Kumar, madhukumar.boppana@siemensgamesa.com, +91 443 924 244, www.siemensgamesa.com; ReNew Power Limited, Ms. Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, +91 124 489 6670/80, info@renewpower.in, www.renewpower.in

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  ReNew Power,  


75F Total 'Series A' Funding Tops $28Mn (Funding, Ind. Report)
75F
Date: 2021-07-19
Minneapolis-based IoT-based building management system specialist 75F reports it has raised $5 million from Siemens AG, bringing the total 'Series A' funding to $28 million.

Next47, a global venture capital firm backed by Siemens, led the investment on behalf of Siemens Smart Infrastructure, according to the release. Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Ventures is among the company's investors.

75F designs and manufactures IoT-based Building Management System that leverages IoT, cloud computing and machine learning for data-driven, proactive building intelligence and controls for efficient HVAC and lighting optimization. (Source: 75F, PR, July, 2021) Contact: 75F, Deepinder Singh, CEO, www.75f.io

More Low-Carbon Energy News 75F,  Energy Management,  Energy Efficiency,  


Green Hydrogen Systems IPO Aims for $153Mn (Int'l. Alt. Fuel)
Green Hydrogen Systems
Date: 2021-06-09
Copenhagen-based Green Hydrogen Systems, a maker of electrolysers to produce "clean" hydrogen derived from renewable power, reports it plans to raise $163 million with its IPO. Shares will be priced at 40 Danish crowns ($6.54), valuing the company at about 3 billion Danish crowns ($491 million US).

A.P. Moller Holding, the owner of maritime shipping giant Maersk, holds 18 pct of the company and has committed to buy shares worth 37 million crowns. Maersk is aiming to put the world's first vessel powered by carbon-neutral fuel into operation in 2023. Green Hydrogen Systems' current customers include the world's biggest offshore wind farm developer Orsted and top wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa. The firm is also in talks with Maersk.

Green Hydrogen Systems is backed state pension fund ATP, the Danish Growth Fund and Nordea. (Source: Green Hydrogen Systems, PR, Zawya, 7 June, 2021) Contact: Green Hydrogen Systems, +45 7550 3500, www.greenhydrogen.dk

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


Iberdrola, Vestas Ink Baltic Eagle Turbine Agreement (Int'l.)
Iberdrola, Vestas
Date: 2021-06-04
Madrid-headquartered renewable energy major Iberdrola reports it has contracted with Vestas to supply 50 units of its V174-9.5 MW wind turbine -- including service and maintenance -- for Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle project which is being developed roughly 75 km off the island of Rugen, in the German Baltic Sea.

When fully operational, Baltic Eagle, Iberdrola's second major offshore initiative in Germany after the installation of 350-MW Wikinger wind farm in 2017, will generate sufficient energy to meet 45 pct of the total electricity consumption of the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and it will displace 1.65 million tpy of CO2 emissions.

Iberdrola has 1.3 GW installed and is progressing with the construction of a further 2.6 GW and expects to have 12,000 MW offshore wind in operation by 2030. The Group operates the 389-MW West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea (since 2014), 350-MW Wikinger in the German Baltic Sea (since 2017) and the 714-MW East Anglia One in British waters in the North Sea (since 2020). At different stages of planning and development are 496-MW Saint-Brieuc project, off the coast of Brittany in northern France, which will use 62 Siemens-Gamesa turbines each with 8-MW unit capacity; 800-MW Vineyard Wind, a joint venture with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, off the coast of Massachusetts; and Baltic Eagle. (Source: Ibersdrola, PR, Website, 25 May, 2021)Contact: Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.es; Vestas, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Vestas,  Offshore Wind,  Baltic Eagle ,  


DEWA Touts Solar Powered Green Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
DEWA,Siemens Energy
Date: 2021-05-21
In the UAE, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Siemens Energy are reporting inauguration of the Middle East's first industrial-scale, solar-powered green hydrogen project. Using power provided by the 1,013MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR), the pilot plant is expected to produce around 20.5kg of hydrogen per hour.

DEWA aims to use the project to demonstrate the production of green hydrogen from solar power, as well as the storage and re-electrification of hydrogen. The plant can accommodate future applications and test platforms for the different uses of hydrogen, including potential mobility and industrial uses.

Roughly 1,850MW of solar capacity is currently under construction at the MBR mega-project, which will reach 5GW when fully operational in 2030 and be the world's largest single-site solar plant. (Source: DEWA, PR, May, 2021) Contact: DEWA, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO, www.dewa.gov.ae; Siemens Energy AG, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Energy,  Solar,  DEWA,  CSP.Energy Storage,  Hydrogen,  


Orsted's Gode 3 Offshore Wind Wins Planning Approval (Int'l.)
Orsted
Date: 2021-04-30
Danish offshore wind energy giant Orsted reports the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has granted planning approval for the 242-MW Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm about 32 kilometers from the island of Norderney in the German North Sea. The project has now secured all necessary approvals and is expected to begin commercial operation in 2024.

Gode Wind 3 will have a total of 242 MW of export capacity and incorporate 23 Siemens Gamesa turbines with a nominal output of 11 MW and a rotor diameter of 200 metres. (Source: Orsted, PR, 27 Apr., 2021) Contact: Orsted, Allan Bodskov Andersen, IR, +45 99 55 79 96, alban@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  


TOTAL Takes Stake in Taiwan Offshore Wind Project (Int'l., M&A)
TOTAL,Yunlin Holding GmbH
Date: 2021-04-30
TOTAL is reporting an agreement Bremen, Germany-based wpd WG to acquire a 23 pct interest in Yunlin Holding GmbH, the owner of the 80-turbine Yunlin offshore wind farm roughly 200 km located off the coast of Taiwan.

The 640 MW Yunlin Offshore Wind farm , the region's largest, incorporates 80 Siemens Gamesa turbines and benefits from a 20-year guaranteed-price PPA with the state-owned company Taipower. (Source: Total, PR, Yahoo, 29 Apr., 2021) Contact: TOTAL, www.total.com; wpd AG, www.wpd.de; Taiwan Power Company, www.taipower.com.tw

More Low-Carbon Energy News Taipower,  wpd AG,  Yunlin Holding GmbH,  TOTAL,  Offshore Wind,  


United Launches SAF Purchasing Eco-Skies Alliance (Ind. Report)
United Airlines
Date: 2021-04-16
In Chicago, United Airlines reports it and a group of more than a dozen other companies have committed to purchase some 3.4 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that would eliminate 31,000 metric tonnes of GHG emissions this year under its newly launched Eco-Skies Alliance program.

United reports it will be the airline industry's largest single purchaser of SAF. Eco-Skies Alliance inaugural participants, which represent a range of business sectors, include Siemens, Nike, Deloitte, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

Download Eco-Skies Alliance details HERE. (Source: United Airlines, AINonline, 13 Apr., 2021) Contact: United Airlines, Scott Kirby, CEO, www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/contact/headquarters.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  Aviation Biofuel,  Unitded Airlines ,  


Major Business Support for Biden Administration's Climate Action Plan (Opinions, Editorials & Aside)
We Mean Business Cooalition
Date: 2021-04-16
On Tuesday, in an open letter organized by the We Mean Business coalition to President Biden, 310 businesses and investors with a footprint in the U.S. signed their support for the Biden administration's commitment to climate action and for setting a federal climate target to reduce emissions.

An excerpt from the letter states, "To restore the standing of the U.S. as a global leader, we need to address the climate crisis at the pace and scale it demands. Specifically, the U.S. must adopt an emissions reduction target that will place the country on a credible pathway to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. We, therefore, call on you to adopt the ambitious and attainable target of cutting GHG emissions by at least 50 pct below 2005 levels by 2030."

The letter demonstrates the U.S. business and investor communities' strong support for a highly ambitious 2030 emissions reduction target, or Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) pursuant to the Paris Agreement, in pursuit of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Latest climate modeling shows that at least halving emissions by 2030 is achievable, and provides strong economic benefits. The Biden administration is expected to announce its NDC prior to the Leaders Summit on Climate.

Business signatories of the letter collectively represent over $3 trillion in annual revenue and employ nearly 6 million U.S. workers across all 50 states. They range in size from small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to large multinational corporations, and represent a number of industries. Investor signatories collectively represent more than $1 trillion in assets under management and include CalSTRS, the New York State Comptroller, the New York City Comptroller and the California State Controller's Office, among others.

"The U.S. business community is committed to doing its part to reduce emissions because it is good for the economy and helps us build back better. Companies want to work with the Biden administration toward a better future for all," said Maria Mendiluce, CEO of the We Mean Business coalition. "I applaud businesses and investors for raising their voices in support of at least halving U.S. emissions by 2030. This is what the climate crisis requires, and will strengthen the country's competitiveness and create more good jobs"

"A strong national emissions reduction target is just what we need to catalyze a net-zero emissions future and build back a more equitable and inclusive economy," said Anne Kelly, vice president of government relations at Ceres. "Businesses of all sizes recognize that reducing emissions is vital to keeping the U.S. competitive, and protecting the health and well-being of people and the planet. By setting a strong target, the Biden administration can ensure the U.S. is ready to return to its role as a global climate leader and spur further action from the private sector."

We Mean Business is a global coalition of nonprofit organizations working with the world's most influential businesses to take action on climate change. The coalition brings together seven organizations: BSR, CDP, Ceres, The B Team, The Climate Group, The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Together we catalyze business action to drive policy ambition and accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy.

Business signatories to the letter include Apple; Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.; BT Americas; Boston Consulting Group; Burton; Coca-Cola; Danone North America; DSM North America; Edison International; Facebook; GAP Inc.; General Electric; Google; H&M; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; HP Inc.; IKEA Retail U.S.; Johnson & Johnson; Kellogg Company; LafargeHolcim; Levi Strauss & Co.; Lyft, Inc.; MARS; Mastercard; McDonald's Corporation; Microsoft; National Grid; New Belgium Brewing; Nestle; Nike; Novozymes North America; Orsted North America; Ralph Lauren Corp.; Schneider Electric; Siemens; Solvay; Starbucks; Tiffany & Co; Unilever; Verizon; VF Corporation; and Walmart, among others. (Source: We Mean Business Coalition, PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: We Mean Business Coalition, Maria Mendiluce, CEO, Kristen King, 904-608-1745, kristen@wemeanbusinesscoalition.org, www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  


TOTAL, Siemens Ink LNG Emissions Reduct. Deal (Alt. Fuel, Int'l.)
TOTAL, Siemens
Date: 2021-04-14
Paris-headquartered energy giant TOTAL reports it and Siemens Energy have entered into a technical collaboration agreement to study sustainable solutions for CO2 emissions reduction focused on natural gas liquefaction facilities and associated power generation.

According to the company website, TOTAL is the world's second largest privately owned LNG player and expects have a global portfolio of nearly 50 million tpy by 2025. The company operates across the entire LNG value chain, from production and processing to trading, shipping, and distribution. (Source: Total, Rigzone, Others, 14 Apr., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News TOTAL,  Siemens,  LNG,  CO2,  Carbon Emissions,  


French Offshore Wind Farm Wins EIB Credit (Int'l. Report)
European Investment Bank
Date: 2021-03-26
The European Investment Bank (EIB) reports granting a €350 million line of credit to a consortium made up of EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd to co-finance construction of a planned €2 billion wind farm 10 km off the coast of Courseulles-sur-Mer, France.

The project will incorporate 64 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines totaling 450 MW and is expected to enter service in 2024. (Source: EIB, PR, NA Windpower, 24 Mar., 2021) Contact: EIB, www.eib.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Investment Bank,  wpd,  Enbridge,  EDF Renewables,  Offshore wind,  


Siemens Ensures Zurich Airport Complex Sustainability, Energy Efficiency (Int'l. Report))
Siemens
Date: 2021-03-08
Siemens is reporting the 30,000 sq-meter Circle at Zurich Airport, six-building building complex has been awarded the Swiss Minergie Certificate and US Green Building LEED Platinum certification, the USGBC's highest sustainability label.

Siemens installed over 30,000 energy efficiency and sustainability components in the building including: heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) components to ensure an optimized climate throughout the complex; "smart" fully automated and optimized building automation systems; and an end-to-end solution for the reliable supply of electricity. Power to the complex is supplied through approximately 1,000 meters of busbars from the main low-voltage supply systems. Integrated measuring devices make the power flows transparent, enabling operators to identify areas of potential savings. A total of 600 air circuit breakers and molded case circuit breakers are used in the main low-voltage distribution system and in the busbar tap-off units. The circuit breakers feature selective tripping, which contributes to a reliable energy supply and infrastructure. (Source: Siemens, PR, XNX Today, 8 Mar., 2021) Contact: Siemens, www.siemens.com/smart-infrastructure

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens news,  Energy Efficiency news,  


Siemens Studies Hydrogen Power Production, Storage (Ind. Report)
Siemens Energy ,Intermountain Power Agency
Date: 2021-03-03
Munich, Germany-based Siemens Energy AG reports receipt of $200,000 in US DOE grant funding to support a conceptual design study to integrate hydrogen production and storage at the coal-fired, 1,800-MW Intermountain Generating Station in Delta, Utah.

The initiative aims to analyze the overall efficiency and reliability of CO2-free power supply involving the large-scale production and storage of hydrogen and to analyze costs, sizing and other various aspects of integrating the system into an existing power plant and transmission grid.

The Intermountain Power Agency, which owns the Delta plant, last summer picked Black & Veatch Corp. as the chief engineering company to oversee the facility's conversion into an 840-MW combined cycle facility that will run initially on a mix of natural gas and hydrogen, and then ultimately operate on hydrogen alone. The Intermountain plant plans to integrate 30 pct hydrogen fuel at startup in 2025, switching to 100 pct hydrogen by 2045.

"By switching from coal to a mixture of natural gas and hydrogen we can reduce carbon emissions by more than 75 pct", according to Intermountain Power. (Source: Siemens Energy, Power Mag.,1 Mar., 2021) Contact: Intermountain Power Agency, Dan Eldredge, GM. (801) 938-1333, www.ipautah.com; Siemens Energy AG, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html

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Siemens Gamesa Confirms 448MW French Offshore Wind Order (Int'l.)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2021-02-22
Reporting from Madrid, Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa is confirming a firm order from a consortium of EDF Renewables, Enbridge and Wpd for 64 units of its SWT-7.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines for the 448MW Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) offshore wind project 10km off the Bessin coast in northern France.

The total project cost is expected to come in at roughly €2 billion. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Website, Various Trade Pub, 22 Feb., 2022) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Andreas Nauen, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com;EDF Renewables, Sandi Briner, 858-521-3525, www.edf-re.com; wdp Europe GmbH, Christian Schnibbe Head of Marketing & PR, +49 (421) 16866-10, +49 (421) 16866-10 -- fax, c.schnibbe@wpd.de, info@wdp.de, www.wpd.de

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Siemens Gamesa Confirms 448MW French Offshore Wind Order (Int'l.)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2021-02-22
Reporting from Madrid, wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa is confirming a firm order from a consortium of EDF Renewables, Enbridge and Wpd for 64 units of its SWT-7.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines for the 448MW Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) offshore wind project 10km off the Bessin coast in northern France.

The total project cost is expected to come in at roughly €2 billion. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Website, Various Trade Pub, 22 Feb., 2022) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Roberto Sabalza, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com

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Siemens, TC Energy Ink Waste Heat-to-Power Agreement (Ind. Report)
Siemens Energy AG
Date: 2021-02-17
Munich, Germany-based Siemens Energy AG is reporting an agreement with Calgary, Alberta-based TC Energy Corp. to commission a novel waste heat-to-power pilot installation in Alberta. The facility will capture waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating at a pipeline compression station and convert it into emissions-free power. The power will be fed into the grid for an estimated greenhouse gas reduction 44,000 tpy -- equivalent to taking more than 9,000 vehicles off the road.

Siemens Energy will build, own, and operate the facility, with the option for ownership to be transferred back to TC Energy at a later date. The new facility is expected to be commissioned toward the end of 2022 and could generate sufficient power for 10,000 homes or more. The facility will incorporate a patented heat recovery process designed by Siemens Energy licensed under Echogen Intellectual Property. The technology is based on an advanced Rankine Cycle and uses supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) as the working fluid to convert waste heat into power.

The project scored $8 million in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta's (ERA) Industrial Efficiency Challenge. (Source: Siemens Energy AG, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: Siemens Energy AG, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html; TC Energy, 403-920-2000, www.tcenergy.com

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SGRE Preferred Turbine Bidder for East Anglia Hub (Int'l.)
Iberdrola, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-02-05
Madrid-headquartered Spanish energy giant Iberdrola SA through its UK subsidiary Scottish Power Renewables (SPR), has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to supply and install offshore wind turbines for its £6.5 billion East Anglia Hub programme.

The East Anglia Hub projects have the potential to deliver more than 7.5 pct of the UK's 40GW target for offshore wind generation by 2030 as set out in the Government's Ten Point Plan. To deliver on the Plan's ambitions, this year's Contracts for Difference auction will need to ensure sufficient deployment to put the UK on track to achieve this target.

The initial 1,400 MW of power to be generated through the Hub projects via East Anglia THREE has secured planning consent. Planning applications for East Anglia ONE North (800 MW) and East Anglia TWO (900 MW) are currently under regulatory review and, if approved, would begin construction in 2023 for completion in 2026. (Source: Iberdrola, Website PR, 2 Feb., 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Andreas Nauen, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com; Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.es; Scottish Power Renewables, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com

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AES Commissions California Energy Storage Facility (Ind. Report)
AES Corporation, Fluence
Date: 2021-01-29
The AES Corporation is reporting the commissioning of one of the world's largest stand alone battery energy storage systems (BESS) at the AES Alamitos Energy Center in California. The system will provide up to 400 MWh of energy to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a 20-year PPA.

The installation incorporates Fluence Advancion 5 batteries -- Fluence is a Siemens-- AES JV and a leading energy storage and technology provider.

AES presently manages projects that are operational, under construction and under development, including the operation of approximately 2.5 GW of renewable energy projects and has a contracted 2.6 GW pipeline nationwide. (Source: AES, PR, Website, Saur, 28 Jan., 2021) Contact: AES, Andres Gluski, Pres., CEO, www.aes.com; sPower, Ryan Creamer, CEO, Naomi Keller, VP Marketing, (801) 679-3514, nkeller@sPower.com, www.sPower.com; Fluence Energy, Fluence Battery Storage System, Brett Galura, CEO, (571) 274-9404, www.fluenceenergy.com; Southern California Edison, William Walsh, VP Energy Procurement and Management, www.sce.com

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Clearway W.Va. Wind Farm Contractors Selected (Ind. Report)
Clearway Energy,Bechtel
Date: 2021-01-27
Bechtel is reporting San Francisco-based Clearway Energy Group selected Bechtel-Reed & Reed Joint Venture to engineer, procure and construct its Black Rock wind farm in Grant and Mineral Counties, West Virginia.

The project will incorporate 23 Siemens-Gamesa SG 5.0-145 wind turbines on 107.5-meter tall towers and generate sufficient green energy for 34,000 homes while saving 298,500 metric tpy of CO2 emissions. (Source: Bechtel, PR, 25 Jan., 2021) Contact: Bechtel, Whitney Winn, 703.826.6439, wnwinn@bechtol.com, www.bechtel.com; Reed & Reed, 207.443.9747, www.reed-reed.com; Clearway Energy Group, Chris Fox, VP, 415-627-1600, www.clearwayenergygroup.com

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Siemens Gamesa Claims 14-Turbine Finnish Order (Int'l. Report)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2021-01-25
In Madrid, Spanish wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa is reporting a deal to supply 14 units of its SG 5.8-155 model wind turbine totaling 81 MW to long-term customer Suomen Hyotytuuli Oy for its Alajoki-Peuralinna site in central Finland.

The turbines will be optimized to meet the site requirements and equipped with a low temperature package to allow them to perform in any condition. Commissioning of the wind farm is slated for 2022. (Source: Siemesn Gamesa, PR, 23 Jan., 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Roberto Sabalza, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com; Suomen Hyotytuuli Oy, www.hyotytuuli.fi

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Partners to Advance Green Hydrogen in Abu Dhabi (Green Hydrogen)
Mubadala, Siemens Energy, Masdar
Date: 2021-01-20
In Abu Dhabi, Mubadala Investment Company and Siemens Energy are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic partnership to drive investment and development of advanced technology, manufacture of equipment, and green hydrogen and synthetic fuel production in Abu Dhabi and international markets. Together with Masdar and other energy players in the Mubadala Group, the companies will work to:

  • Utilize renewable energy to produce green hydrogen and synthetic fuels providing clean and transportable energy to fuel new hydrogen-based ecosystems;

  • Establish an Abu Dhabi-headquartered world-class player in the synthetic fuels sector;

  • Jointly advance technology and drive down the costs of green hydrogen and synthetic fuels production

  • Enable Mubadala and Siemens Energy to access emerging hydrogen markets and create value for both parties.

    The agreement participants will also consider construction of a demonstration plant at Masdar City. The demo would be to be developed by Siemens Energy, Masdar, and other key players in the technology, distribution, and end-use portions of the green hydrogen value chain. (Source: Mubadala Investment Company, PR, 17 Jan., 2021) Contact: Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, +971 2-413-0000, Fax: +971 2-413-0001, www.mubadala.com; Siemens Energy, www.siemens-energy.com

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  • Offshore Hydrogen Production Project Funded (Funding, Int'l. Report)
    Orsted, ITM Power,
    Date: 2021-01-13
    A consortium of London-headquartered ITM Power plc, Orsted A/S, Siemens Gamesa and Cambridge, UK-based Element Energy is reporting receipt of €5 million in funding from the EC Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH2-JU) for the OYSTER project to investigate the feasibility and potential of combining a single offshore wind turbine directly with an electrolyzer and transporting renewable hydrogen to shore. The consortium will develop and test a megawatt-scale fully marinized electrolyzer in a shoreside pilot trial coordinated by Element Energy.

    The OYSTER project aims to produce hydrogen from offshore wind at a cost that is competitive with natural gas (with a realistic carbon tax), thus unlocking bulk markets for green hydrogen making a meaningful impact on CO2 emissions, and facilitating the transition to a fully renewable energy system in Europe. The project is expected to run from 2021 through 2024 and is a key first step on the path to developing a commercial offshore hydrogen production industry and will demonstrate innovative solutions with significant potential in Europe and beyond.

    For the project, ITM Power is responsible for the development of the electrolyzer system and electrolyzer trials, while Orsted will lead the offshore deployment analysis and feasibility study of future physical offshore electrolyzer deployments, and support ITM Power in the design of the electrolyzer system for marinization and testing. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Element Energy are providing technical and project expertise. (Source: ITM, Orsted, PR, Chem Engineering, 11 Jan., 2021) Contact: ITM Power, www.itm-power.com; Element Energy, www.element-energy.co.uk; EC Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, www.fch.europa.eu

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    Siemens Gamesa Inks First Ethiopian Wind Contract (Int'l. Report)
    Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2021-01-04
    Siemens Gamesa is reporting its first wind power project in Ethiopia and will deliver 29 SG 3.4-132 wind turbines on a "turn key" basis to state-owned utility Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) for the 100 MW Assela wind farm about 100 miles south of the capital city of Addis Ababa.

    When fully operational in Q1, 2023, the project is expected to generate sufficient power for roughly 400,000 Ethiopian households and save more than 260,000 tpy of CO2 emissions.

    Ethiopia is aiming to supply 100 pct of its domestic energy demand through renewable energy by 2030. Ethiopia has abundant resources, particularly wind with a potential 10 GW of installation capacity and presently 324 MW istalled capacity. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Scial News XYZ, 4 Jan., 2020) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Roberto Sabalza, CEO, Onshore Southern Europe and Africa, www.siemensgamesa.com

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    Voltalia Lauds 23-MW French Wind Farm First Power (Int'l. Report)
    Voltalia
    Date: 2020-12-23
    French renewable power plants operator Voltalia SA is reporting first power generation from its 23.1-MW Sarry wind farm in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, western France.

    The wind farm incorporates 11 unites of Siemens Gamera's SG114 turbines and has in place a 15-year contract for difference (CfD) that was subsequently extended to 20 years in place. (Source: Voltalia, Website PR, 21 Dec., 2020) Contact: Voltalia, Sebastien Clerc, CEO, +33 (0)1 81 70 37 00, www.voltalia.com

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    Siemens, Clemson, Duke Research Hydrogen Storage (R&D Report)
    Siemens Energy, Duke Energy, Clemson University
    Date: 2020-12-14
    Siemens Energy, Duke Energy and Clemson University have teamed up to study the use of hydrogen for energy storage and as a low- or no-carbon fuel source to produce energy at Duke Energy's combined heat and power plant located at Clemson University in South Carolina.

    The US DOE awarded Siemens Energy a $200,000 grant for the "H2-Orange" research pilot to be launched in March. 2021. The project will include studies on hydrogen production, storage and co-firing with natural gas as well as evaluate multiple forms of hydrogen production, including green hydrogen, which has the potential to store larger quantities of energy more efficiently and for longer durations than lithium-ion battery technology.

    Duke Energy has actively evaluated hydrogen as a low- or no-carbon fuel source to help meet its net-zero carbon goal by 2050, as have Siemens Energy and Clemson University as they aim for net-zero carbon by 2030. (Source: Siemens Energy AG,Website PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: Siemens Energy, www.siemens-energy.com; Duke Energy, www.duke-energy.com; Clemson University, 864-656-3311, www.clemson.edu

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    BHE Canada, SGRE Ink Rattlesanke Ridge Wind Turbine Supply Agreement (Ind. Report)
    BHE Canada,Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2020-11-27
    Following up on our Nov. 1st coverage, Calgary, Alberta-based BHE Canada reports the signing of a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to provide 26, 5.0 MW wind turbines for the proposed Rattlesnake Ridge Wind Power Project in southeast Alberta.

    The Rattlesnake Ridge Wind Power Project is being privately financed by BHE Canada through a combination of equity and debt and requires no government subsidies or tax incentives to support its operation.

    The project is expected to provide approximately 150 jobs at peak construction during the approximately 18-month schedule. Construction activities are ongoing, with almost $12 million already invested in local Alberta contractors and suppliers. Total investment in the County of Forty Mile is expected to be approximately $56 million.

    BHE Canada has signed a long-term PPA with a large Canadian corporate partner for approximately two-thirds of the energy output from the Rattlesnake Ridge Wind project. BHE Canada continues to negotiate with potential partners for the remaining one-third. The more than $200 million project is scheduled to be in service in early 2022. (Source: BHE Canada, Pr, 26 Nov., 2020) Contact: BHE Canada, William Christensen, VP Corporate Development, Scott Schreiner, Media, 403.880.0275 mediarelations@bhe-canada.ca, www.bhe-canada.ca; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com

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    Siemens Unveils Sinamics PCSpower System (New Prod & Tech)
    Siemens
    Date: 2020-11-23
    Siemens has unveiled Sinamics PCS, a new power conversion system for battery storage applications. The compact grid converter is based on the industry proven technology of the Sinamics S120 platform and works particularly energy-efficiently thanks to its liquid cooling. The system includes connection technology and control, line filter, converter and liquid cooling and can be easily integrated as a complete system in control rooms or containers.

    Sinamics PCS is certified in accordance with the "Technical Connection Rules" VDE-AR-N 4110, which is valid in Germany and stationary battery storage units can be connected to the public medium-voltage grid. (Source: Siemens,TradeArabia News Service, 21 Nov., 2020) Contact: Siemens, new.siemens.com

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    TRIG Takes Stake in East Anglia One Offshore Wind Farm (M&A, Int'l)
    Renewables Infrastructure Group
    Date: 2020-11-13
    The Guernsey-based Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) reports it has taken a 14.3 pct indirect equity interest in the £2.5 billion East Anglia One offshore wind farm from Green Investment Group (GIG), which held a 50 pct interest through its initial investment.

    The 714-MW East Anglia One wind farm, located around 25 miles off the Suffolk coast, incorporates 102 Siemens Gamesa turbines that generate sufficient energy for 630,000 homes.

    GIG, which is owned by the Australian investment bank Macquarie, developed the project as part of a joint venture with Scottish Power Renewables. (Source: The Renewables Infrastructure Group, Energy Voice, 11 Nov., 2020) Contact: The Renewables Infrastructure Group, www.trig-ltd.com

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    Toshiba Abandoning Coal-Fired Plant Construction Business (Int'l.)
    Toshiba
    Date: 2020-11-13
    Japanese conglomerate Toshiba reports it will no longer accept orders for the construction of coal-fired thermal power facilities.

    The announcement is in keeping with the company's goal of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 pct by 2030 from its base level of 2019 and the commencement of operations of a large-scale carbon capture facility in Fukuoka, Japan. The company also plans to expand its solar renewable energy business to ¥650 billion ($6.17 billion) by 2030, from ¥190 billion yen ($1.80 billion) in 2019.

    Toshiba's announcement comes as coal continues losing ground as Germany's Siemens Energy, U.S. multinational conglomerate General Electric (GE), India's largest coal-fired power generator, NTPC Ltd, and other energy sector majors increasingly abandon Old King Coal. (Source: Toshiba, Mercom India, Nov., 2020) Contact: Toshiba, www.toshiba.co.jp/worldwide/index.html

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    Siemens, Linde Partner on Decarbonization Efforts (Int'l. Report)
    Siemens, Linde
    Date: 2020-11-09
    Siemens Energy is reporting a collaboration with global gases and engineering firm The Linde Group to accelerate decarbonisation efforts in the global oil and gas, petrochemical sector and meet strict environmental regulations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    To that end, the two firms will jointly explore how Siemens Energy's technologies -- including gas turbines, steam turbines, compressors, and generators -- can be used in coordination with Linde Engineering's steam cracker technology and related processes for olefin production, purification, and separation. The companies will also explore how renewable technologies and energy storage can be leveraged to support decarbonization initiatives. (Source: Siemens, Linde, Trade Arabia, Nov., 2020) Contact: Linde Engineering, John van der Velden, Senior VP, www.linde-engineering.com; Siemens Energy Industrial Applications, Thorbjoern Fors, Exec.VP, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en/offerings/industrial-applications/industrial-energy.html

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    Iberdrola's 63-MW Herrera Wind Complex Underway (Int'l. Report)
    Iberdrola
    Date: 2020-11-06
    Spanish energy giant Iberdrola SA reports its €70 million ($81.9 million) 63-MW Herrera wind farm complex in Castile and Leon, Spain is underway.

    The Herrera project will incorporate 14 Siemens Gamesa SG 4.5-145 turbines for three wind farms -- La Huesa, Valdesantos and Orbaneja -- and will generate sufficient power for 60,000 people and offset 50,000 tpy of CO2 when fully operational in 2021,

    Iberdrola operates more than 5,100 MW in Castile and Leon -- 1,500 MW-- and plans invest over € 1.3 billion to construct over 1,800 MW of wind and solar projects in the region, according to the company website. (Source: Iberdrola, Website, PR, Renewables, 5 Nov., 2020) Contact: Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.es

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    SN Power Acquiring Vietnam's Dam Nai Wind Power (Int'l., M&A)
    SN Power
    Date: 2020-11-06
    Oslo, Norway-headquartered SN Power AS reports it will acquire all shares in the 39.4 MW Dam Nai Wind Power Joint Stock Company in Vietnam from privately held, Singapore-based Mekong Wind Pte Ltd.

    Dam Nai Wind incorporates 15 Siemens wind turbines with a rated capacity of 2.625 MW generating 123 GWh of power per year. (Source: SN Energy, PR Website, Renewable Energy, Nov., 2020) Contact: SN Energy, + 47 66 71 70 00, info@snpower.com, www.snpower.com

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    Siemens Gamesa Claims 34-Turbine Norwegian Deal (Int'l. Report)
    Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2020-11-04
    In Madrid, Spanish wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa is reporting a deal valued at €90 million to supply 34 units of its 5.0-145 turbines to Odal Vindkraftverk's wind project in the Norwegian municipality of Nord-Odal.

    Odal Vindkraftverk is 51 pct owned by Akershus Energi and 49 pct owned by the project develope r KLP . The project is expected to be completed during 2021. (Source: SiemensGamesa, PR, renews. 3 Nov., 2020)Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com

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    ENECO, Borealis Ink Belgian Offshore Wind PPA (Int'l Report)
    Eneco, Borealis
    Date: 2020-10-16
    Austrian chemicals and fertilizers producer Borealis Group is reporting a l10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for more than 1,000 GWh of electricity from the 235-MW Mermaid offshore wind farm that is being installed in Belgian waters. Power deliveries are slated to begin in January 2021.

    Part of the 487-MW SeaMade cluster, the Mermaid wind farm will incorporate 28 Siemens wind turbine and come online at the end of this year. The Dutch utility ENECO has exclusive rights to the Mermaid project's power production. (Source: Eneco, Renewables Now, 16 Oct., 2020) Contact: Eneco, www.eneco.com; Borealis, +43 1 22 400 300, www.borealisgroup.com

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    Wind World's Third-Largest Renewable Energy Employer (Int'l.)
    IRENA,Global Wind Energy Council
    Date: 2020-10-02
    In Abu Dhabi, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is reporting wind energy was the third-largest renewable energy employer in 2019 -- accounting for 1.17 million jobs worldwide.

    Almost 23,000 wind turbines were installed in 2019. The Chinese market has been (and remains) almost entirely supplied by domestic companies, which account for around 510,000 jobs or 44 pct of the global number. European countries where wind giants Vestas and Siemens Gamesa alone account for one-third of global turbine production dominate the rest of global production, with 127,000 jobs.

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) estimates that 344 GW of new offshore and offshore wind power capacity may be installed globally. New installations could potentially create an addition 2.4 million job-years, up from 395,000 job-years created in 2020 to 542,000 in 2024. (Source: IRENA, Sept., 2020) Contact: IRENA, +971 241 79000, info@irena.org, www.irena.org; Global Wind Energy Council, www.gwec.net

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    Siemens Gamesa Supplying Turbines for Swedish Wind Farms (Int'l.)
    Siemens Gamesa ,Eolus
    Date: 2020-09-30
    Hassleholm, Sweden-headquartered wind energy developer Eolus Vind AB reports it has ordered 11 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for three wind projects in Sweden --. the 24.2-MW Boarp wind farm in Vaggeryd , the 26.4-MW Dallebo wind park in Ulricehamn and the 17.8-MW Rosenskog wind park in Falkoping -- totaling of 68 MW capacity.

    Siemens Gamesa will supply 7 of its SG 5.8-170 wind turbines and 4 units of its SG 5.8-155 turbines delivered in different power ratings. The wind parks are scheduled for completion in the autumn of 2023. (Source: Eolus, PR, Renewables, 30 Sept., 2020) Contact: Eolus Vind AB, Per Witalisson, CEO, +46 10 199 88 02 www.eolusvind.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com

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    Siemens, Wunsiedel Plan German "Green" Hydrogen Plant (Int'l.)
    Siemens,Wunsiedel
    Date: 2020-09-28
    Siemens Smart Infrastructure and and German hydrogen specialist SWW Wunsiedel GmbH are reporting an agreement to construct a CO2-free "green" hydrogen production plant running solely on renewable energy in Wunsiedel, northern Bavaria.

    The planned electrolysis plant will initially produce over 900 tpy of hydrogen expanding to as much as 2,000 tpy when fully operational before the end of 2021. Groundbreaking is slated for the end of this year. (Source: Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Trade Arabia News, 26 Sept., 2020) Contact: Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Infrastructure, +49 (69) 797 932850, new.siemens.com; SWW Wunsiedel GmbH, Marco Krasser, CEO, +49 9232 8870, www.s-w-w.com

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