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Consortium Seeks Norwegian Offshore Wind Power Permits (Int'l.)
BP, Statkraft, Aker Offshore Wind
Date: 2021-06-16
Further to our Feb 1st coverage, British oil major BP reports it will join Norway's Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind in an equal one-third partnership to bid for permits to build offshore wind power projects in the Soerlige Nordsjoe II licensing area in the North Sea, one of the two areas opened in Norway. (Source: BP, Statkraft, Aker Offshore, 14 June, 2021) Contact: Statkraft, Lars Magnus Gunther, +47 912 41 636, larsmagnus.gunther@statkraft.com, www.statkraft.com; Aker Offshore Wind, www.akeroffshorewind.com; BP, www.bp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BP,  Statkraft,  Aker Offshore Wind,  


€1bn Irish Sea Wind Farm Plan Advancing (Int'l. Report)
Statkraft
Date: 2021-02-08
Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned renewable energy giant Statkraft AS reports its planned €1 billion 500-MW,Irish Sea wind farm stretching from Skerries to Clogherhead north Dublin to Co Louth is in the site assessment and public engagement phase.

The company aims to submit a planning application within the next 12 months for the 30-turbine project. (Source: Statkraft. PR, independent.ie, 7 Feb., 2021) Contact: Statkraft Ireland, Kevin O'Donovan, Managing Dir., +353 21 242 7786, www.statkraft.ie

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Offshore Wind,  


Statkraft, Aker Cooperating on Norwegian Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
Statkraft, Aker
Date: 2021-02-01
Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned energy giant Statkraft AS reports the inking of an agreement with Aker Offshore Wind and Aker Horizons to explore Norwegian commercial-scale "bottom-fixed" offshore wind energy opportunities -- including the Sorlige Nordsjo II (SN2) project.

To that end, the companies will establish 50/50 Aker Offshore Wind and Statkraft joint submission of an acreage application and further development activities.

Aker Offshore Wind is focused on deep water assets. Aker Horizons invests in and develops companies within renewable energy sectors and other technologies that make material contributions to reducing emissions or promote sustainable living. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Website, 27 Jan., 2021) Contact: Statkraft, Lars Magnus Gunther, +47 912 41 636, larsmagnus.gunther@statkraft.com, www.statkraft.com; Aker Offshore Wind, www.akeroffshorewind.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Aker Offshore Wind,  ,  Offshore Wind,  


Statkraft to Build, Sell, Manage Two Irish Wind Farms (Int'l.)
Statkraft, Greencoat Renewables
Date: 2020-12-21
Oslo-headquartered Statkraft reports it will begin construction of the 37.8 MW Cloghan wind farm in County Offaly and 25.2 MW Taghart wind (25.2MW) in County Cavan , Ireland, early in 2021.

Statkraft will manage the construction of both wind farms and provide operational management services in the operations phase then sell the two wind farms to Greencoat Renewables PLC when operational in 2022 for €123 million. The project and sale is in keeping with Statkraft's strategy to build, sell, operate and trade power, according to the release.

Statkraft secured 15-year fixed price contracts for the two wind projects and two solar projects in Ireland's first competitive auction under the Government's new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-1) earlier this year, according to the release. (Source: Statkraft AS, PR, 21 Dec., 2020) Contact: Statkraft, Torbjorn Steen, VP Communications, European Wind and Solar, +47 911 66 888, torbjorn.steen@statkraft.com, www.statkraft.ie; Greencoat Renewables, www.greencoat‐renewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Wind,  Greencoat Renewables,  


Statkraft Snares Solar Specialist Solarcentury (Int'l., M&A)
Statkraft,Solarcentury
Date: 2020-11-06
Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned energy giant Statkraft AS reports it has agreed to acquire all of the shares in London-headquartered Solarcentury Holdings and its subsidiaries for a purchase price of £117.7 million. The transaction is conditional upon customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close before the year end.

The acquisition will give Statkraft access to Solarcentury's 6 GW project pipeline spanning Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, France, Greece, Italy and Chile. Solarcentury has developed 40 utility-scale projects total]ing approximately 1200 MWp across seven countries since 2013. (Source: Statkraft. PR, Nov., 2020) Contact: Solarcentury, Frans van den Heuvel, CEO, +44 (0) 20 7549 1000, www.solarcentury.com; Statkraft, Christian Rynning-Tonnesen, CEO, www.statkraft.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Solarcentury,  Solar ,  


519MW Brazilian Wind Farm Set for Construction Startup (Int'l.)
Statkraft
Date: 2020-10-14
Followingup on our 30 Sept. coverage, Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned energy giant Statkraft AS reports it is ready to start construction of its Ventos de Santa Eugenia wind project in Bahia State, northeastern Brazil.

The 519 MW wind project entails 10 wind farms incorporating 91 Nordex 163/5.7MW wind turbines generating almost 2.3 TWh of renewable energy per year -- sufficient power for 1.17 million Brazilian homes.

Construction of the $455,3 million project is slated to break ground in January 2021 for completion by June 2023. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Energy Global, 12 October 2020)Contact: Statkraft, www.statkraft.com; Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Wind,  Brazil Wind,  Nordex,  


Statkraft Building 519-MW Brazilian Wind Complex (Int'l. Report)
Statkraft
Date: 2020-09-30
Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned energy giant Statkraft AS reports it will invest roughly € 381 million ($444.6 million) to develop the 519-MW Ventos de Santa Eugenia wind complex in Brazil.

Located in Bahia state, the wind complex will include 14 wind parks with 91 Nordex turbines of 5.7 MW each. The project is slated for a January 2021 ground breaking for completion in 2023. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Renewables Now, 28 Sept., 2020) Contact: Statkraft, www.statkraft.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Wind,  Brazil Wind,  


Siemens Gamesa Claims 473-MW Indian Turbine Order (Int'l. Report)

Date: 2020-08-19
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA reports receipt of a firm order from Indian renewables developer Adani Green Energy Ltd for 215 units of SG 2.2-122 turbines totaling 473 MW for Adani's wind project in Fatehgarh , Rajasthan state, India. The order includes supply, installation and pre-commissioning. . The wind farm is expected to be commissioned and online in September 2021. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Renewables, 17 Aug., 2020) Contact: Adani Green Energy More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa news, Wind news, Adani Green Energy news, Philadelphia Energy Launches Second Annual Solar Week (Ind. Report) In the Keystone State, the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is reporting the launch of its second annual “Solarize Philly” program that provides free remote solar assessments and a new Solar Savings Grant Program to households of all income levels. The program , which is the largest of its kind in the nation, has facilitated a $10 million investment in Philadelphia's clean energy economy since 2017.

PEA also heads up Bright Solar Futures, a workforce development program aimed at establishing the nation's first Solar Energy Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, with U.S. DOE support and PECO utility sponsorship.

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is an independent municipal authority created in 2010 to advance clean and affordable energy goals for the City. PEA has facilitated over $100 million in clean energy projects in Philadelphia since 2017, creating more than over 1,000 jobs. PEA’s $1 billion Philadelphia Energy Campaign, which launched in 2016, will create 10,000 jobs by 2026 through the implementation of clean energy and energy efficiency projects. (Source: Philadelphia Energy Authority, PR, 14 Aug., 2020) Contact: Philadelphia Energy Authority, www.philaenergy.org; Solarize Philly, www.solarizephilly.org More Low-Carbon Energy News Solarize Philly news, Philadelphia Energy Authority news, Solar news, Statkraft Plans Berry Burn Wind Farm Expansion (Int'l. Report) Norwegian state owned Statkraft AS reports it is seeking Scottish government approval to expand its 66.7-MW Berry Burn wind farm in Moray, Scotland to 104.5 MW with nine additional turbines totalling 37.8 MW. The additional turbines are expected to generate 139.1 GWh of electricity per year, or enough to supply over 35,500 homes. The 29-turbine Berry Burn wind farm originally came online in 2014. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Renewables, 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Stakraft, More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft news, Wind news, Scotland Wind news, Azelio Announces Masdar Renewable Energy Storage Project (Intl. Report) Gothenburg, Sweden-headquartered global engineering firm Azelio AB reports along with Masdar and Khalifa University its will install a verification project in Abu Dhabi in Q3 2020 to evaluate Azelio’s renewable energy storage technology for inclusion in the Masdar product portfolio for current and future renewable energy projects. The evaluation project will be set up and installed by ALEC Energy, the solar business division of ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC, part of the Investment Corporation of Dubai. Azelio and ALEC Energy have signed an MoU, covering a collaboration over 49MW installed capacity of Azelio’s energy storage until 2025. (Source: Azelio, Middle East Technical Review, 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Azelio, Jonas Eklund, CEO, +46 709 40 35 80, jonas.eklind@azelio.com, www.azelio.com More Low-Carbon Energy News Azelio news, Energy Storage news, Renewable Energy news, Dominion Energy Snares 62.5MW Virginia Solar Project (M&A, Ind. Report) In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Dominion Energy is reporting acquisition of a 62.5-megawatt solar power project in Orange County from Cypress Creek Renewables . The facility is expected to go online in 2022. Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp. will purchase the facility's renewable energy from the grid to power its operations. (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, 17 Aug., 2020) Contact: Dominion Energy, Robert Blue, Exec. VP, . Cypress Creek Renewables More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy news, Solar news, Cypress Creek Renewablse news,


Statkraft Plans Berry Burn Wind Farm Expansion (Int'l. Report)
Statkraft
Date: 2020-08-19
Norwegian state owned Statkraft AS reports it is seeking Scottish government approval to expand its 66.7-MW Berry Burn wind farm in Moray, Scotland to 104.5 MW with nine additional turbines totalling 37.8 MW.

The additional turbines are expected to generate 139.1 GWh of electricity per year, or enough to supply over 35,500 homes. The 29-turbine Berry Burn wind farm originally came online in 2014. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Renewables, 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Statkraft AS, Duncan Dale, VP UK, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Wind,  Scotland Wind,  


Statkraft, Envios Supplying Daimler's Renewable Energy (Int'l.)
Statkraft,Envios
Date: 2020-01-29
Norwegian state-owned energy giant Statkraft AS reports it and Alberta, Canada-based energy management specialist Envios Systems have inked an agreement with German automaker Daimler to supply 100 pct wind and solar generated electricity using a new concept that combines wind, solar and hydropower to match the demand.

The electricity for Daimler's factories will be generated mostly by Statkraft's wind and solar projects in Germany, and then added to by its hydropower facilities when necessary. Under the agreement, Envios Systems is responsible for the energy management process "including physical delivery, balancing group management, billing, grid usage, consumption forecasts and hedging of green electricity quantities," according to Statkraft. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Windpower, 28 Jan., 2020)Contact: Statkraft AS, Duncan Dale, VP UK, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com; Envos Systems, 1 888 547 7401, info@enviosystems.com, www.enviosystems.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Envios,  Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  


SkySpecs Raises $17Mn in Series C Round Funding (Funding Report)
SkySpecs
Date: 2019-12-23
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based wind industry operations and maintenance solutions provider SkySpecs reports it has closed a $17 million series C round. The round was led by McRock iNFund LP and other new investors including Equinor Energy Ventures, and Evergy Ventures, the non-regulated investment affiliate of Evergy, the parent company of Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) and Westar Energy, Statkraft Ventures and others. To date, the company has raised $29 million.

SkySpecs automates the operations and maintenance of wind energy assets through robotics, predictive analytics software, and industry expertise to enable better decision making and a higher degree of transparency into operational planning over the lifetime of a fleet. (Source: SkySpecs, PR, 20 Dec., 20919) Contact: SkySpecs, Theresa Trevor, Media, (734) 413-7346X777, theresa.trevor@skyspecs.com, www.skyspecs.com; Evergy Ventures, www.evergyventures.com; Equinor Energy Ventures, www.equinor.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SkySpecs,  Wind,  


Statkraft Adding Wind Power in Brazil (Int'l, Ind. Report)
Statkraft AS
Date: 2019-10-23
In Oslo, Norwegian state-owned energy company Statkraft AS is reporting plans to invest roughly €433 million ($482.6 million) in the development of nearly 500 MW of wind projects in Brazil. To that end, the company is in talks with banks for financing alternatives as well as with potential equipment suppliers, according to a release. (Source: Statkraft, Renewables Now, 22 Oct., 2019) Contact: Statkraft AS, Duncan Dale, VP UK, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Brazil Wind,  Statkraft,  


Statkraft Joins 200-MW Scottish Wind Project Consortium (Int'l.)
Statkraft AS, Energy Isles Limited
Date: 2019-10-04
Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft AS reports it will join the Energy Isles Limited consortium for the construction of a 145 MW to 200 MW wind farm in the Northern Isles of Scotland.

In a statement, Energy Isles noted Statkraft's entry into the 29-turbine project in the north of Yell, Shetland, follows the submission of a full planning application for the wind farm earlier this year. If constructed, the wind farm is expected to come online prior to 2026. (Source: Statkraft AS, Renewables 3 Oct., 2019) Contact: Energy Isles Limited, www.energyisles.co.uk; Statkraft AS, Duncan Dale, VP UK, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft AS ,  Wind,  


EBRD Supports Albanian Green Energy, Floating Solar Projects (Intl)
ERBD
Date: 2019-03-18
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided a €9 million loan from its €85 million Western Balkans Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) to support investments in Albanian green energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency projects expected to cut over 21,000 tpy of CO2 emissions across the region.

ERBD also announced a 2-MW floating solar project being developed by Norwegian company Statkraft's Albanian subsidiary and floating solar technology developer Ocean Sun. The €2.3 million project will incorporate four units of 0.5 MW each. (Source: EBRD, The Balkanista, Mar., 2019) Contact: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com; Ocean Sun, info@oceansun.no, https://oceansun.no

More Low-Carbon Energy News EBRD,  Statkraft,  Solar,  Floating Solar,  


Statkraft Planning UK Solar, Wind, Storage "Virtual Power Plant" (Ind. Report, Int'l.)
Statkraft
Date: 2019-03-11
Oslo-based Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft AS reports it is planning a 1 GW "virtual" power plant to integrate wind, solar, battery storage, and gas in the UK.

The proposed project will monitor the operations of over 1GW worth of wind power, solar power, battery storage, and flexible gas engines and compare it with the constantly updating day ahead, on-the-Day, and cashout price forecasts to allow the real-time optimization of power trading in the British energy market. The company is also planning to double the capacity of the virtual power plant by the middle of the year.

The project is intended to almost instantaneously match renewable power production with market demand by integrating batteries and engines into the virtual power plant and optimizing their operations to provide reliable flexibility. (Source: Statkraft, Renew Economy, 7 Mar., 2019) Contact: Statkrft, Duncan Dale, VP UK, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  


Statkraft Growing European Renewable Market Access (Int'l)
Statkraft,Valeco
Date: 2019-02-11
Oslo-based Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft AS reports it is seeking to expand its European renewable energy activity through a series of new projects and power purchase agreements (PPAs), including a recently inked five-year wind energy PPAs and capacity certificates from three French wind energy projects being developed by the French developer Valeco Groupe and slated for commissioning in May and September 2019.

Under the terms of their agreement, Valeco will operate the three wind projects in northern France from its HQ in Montpellier, with support from technicians based in Amiens. Statkraftnotes it is Europe's largest provider of market access for, mainly, renewables generation, amounting to 18.2GW. As previously reported, Statkraft exited the offshore wind industry and is now focused on expanding in onshore wind, solar and hydropower facities and activities. (Source: Statkraft, WindPower, 7 Feb., 2019) Contact: Stakraft, +47 24 06 70 00, Clement Perchat, Bus. Dev for France, www.statkraft.com; Valeco, +33 (0) 4 67 40 74 00, Fax: +33 (0) 4 67 40 74 05, contact@groupevaleco.com, www.groupevaleco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Valeco,  Statkraft,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  

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