Vestas envisages the consolidation of blade production to the Windsor Blades factory and the repurposing of the Brighton Blades facility into a North American headquarters for the Global Tooling business, the company explained.
About 280 employees will be laid off when blade production ends at the Brighton Blades factory and a further 170 will be affected at the Pueblo Towers and Brighton Nacelles sites. (Source: Vestas, PR, Website, 17 Feb., 2021) Contact: Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vestas.com
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REA counters that such a move would negatively impact businesses and consumers in the short-term as well as undermine confidence in future energy conservation and efficiency initiatives. The association believes long-term strategies around heat decarbonisation are also 'imperative', otherwise a policy gap will quickly emerge with the non-domestic RHI coming to an end and put the government's net-zero ambitions in 'serious jeopardy', according to the REA release.
The REA promotes renewable energy and clean technology industries -- biomass, biogas, waste-to-energy, energy storage, wind, solar, renewable transportation fuels and others -- to grow a sustainable industry and decarbonise society as part of a circular economy. (Source: Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, PR, Feb., 2021)
Contact: Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, Dr. Nina Skorupska, CBE, CEO, www.r-e-a.net
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The company plans to invest $650 million in the venture over 10 years. In year one, Convalt plans to build a 20,000-square-feet facility which would be expanded to roughly 500,000 square feet by the fifth year. The company hopes to break ground in Q4 this year, or early 2022.
Convalt Energy is developing renewable projects in the western and central African countries of Chad, Sierra Leone and Tanzania, a 300-mw solar renewable project in Myanmar, and owns a waste-to-renewable-energy plant in India. The company also runs wind and hydro power plants in other countries, according to its website. (Source: Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency, PR, Feb., 2021)
Contact: Convalt Energy , Hari Achuthan, CEO, 212.683.0400 , email@example.com, www.convalt.com; Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency, www.jcida.com/Jefferson-County-IDA.aspx
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The 34.5 pct is the consolidated RPS for Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui County, up from 28.4 pct in 2019. Hawaiian Electric exceeded the state requirement to reach 30 pct by 2020 and has more than tripled the amount of renewable energy on its electric grids in 10 years, up from just under 10 pct in 2010. Even if electricity use had been the same as in 2019, Hawaiian Electric would have still reached a renewable portfolio standard of 32 pct.
HECO's 2020 RPS highlights include:
Some of the factors that drove the year-over-year increase include:
The next RPS milestone required by state law is to reach 40 pct by 2030.
(Source: Hawaiian Electric, PR, 15 Feb., 2021)
Contact: Hawaiian Electric, Scott Seu, Pres., CEO, Shannon Tangonan, 808.351.4978
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The company expects to invest $32 billion through 2025 to clean up its emissions profile as follows: $17 billion for zero-carbon generation -- offshore wind, nuclear power life extensions , solar energy and energy storage; $6 billion on electricity transmission and distribution projects such as making its system more resilient to cyber and climate threats; $6 billion on customer growth and other related activities; $3 billion on natural gas distribution modernization and renewable natural gas systems. More than 80 pct of those investments will reduce emissions.
Specifically, the company noted:
Roughly $72 billion by 2035 would increase the company's zero-carbon power sources from 45 pct in 2020 to 70 pct by 2035 while improving its zero- and low-carbon sources from 90 pct to 95 pct. Dominion is also investing in early-stage hydrogen projects. (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Emil Avram, VP Bus. Dev., www.dominionenergy.com
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TECO 2030 is an innovative engineering and equipment development company aiming to significantly increase the use of renewable energy, specifically in the form of hydrogen fuel. cells, and reduce the environmental footprint of the shipping industry. TECO 2030 recently announced a partnership with Thecla Bodewes Shipyards in Holland to develop zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell propulsion on all types of river vessels, such as push tugs, dredgers, passenger and cargo ships and low-profile coasters, according to the company website.
Slattland operates in offshore and marine, hydrogen and wind power, carbon capture and energy sectors. (Source: TECO 2030, PR, Green Car Congress, 13 Feb., 2021) Contact: TECO 2030 ASA, +47 67 200 300 -- Oslo HQ,
(305) 833 6510 -- Miami Office, www.teco2030.no; Slattland, 47 69 22 73 73, www.slattlend.no
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The approximately 110-turbine facility will increase ALLETE Clean Energy's total operating, under construction and build-transfer wind energy projects to more than 1,450 MW of nameplate capacity, according to the ALLETE release. (Source: ALLETE, Website PR, 10 Feb., 2021) Contact: ALLETE Clean Energy, www.alletecleanenergy.com
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The company estimates 31 pct or more of its nameplate energy capacity will come from wind by the end of this year.
Xcel Energy is the first major U.S. power provider to commit to reducing carbon emissions by 80 pct from 2005 levels by 2030, rising to 100 pct carbon-free electricity by 2050. (Source: Xcel Energy, PR, Website, 10 Feb., 2021) Contact:
Xcel Energy Media Relations, (612) 215-5300, www.xcelenergy.com
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To that end, Orsted will subscribe to 50 pct of new share capital in PGE's Elektrownia Wiatrowa 1-GW Baltica-3 sp. z o.o. and the 1.5-GW Elektrownia Wiatrowa Baltica-2 sp z o.o. offshore wind farm projects.
The subscription price for the newly issued shares will amount to roughly $177.1 million.
Both projects are eligible to be included in Poland's 2021 offshore wind allocation round where a total of 5.9 GW is expected to be awarded. Baltica 3 is the most advanced of the two projects and could become operational in 2026. (Source: Orsted, PR, 10 Feb., 2021) Contact: Orsted, Allan Bodskov Andersen, IR, +45 99 55 79 96, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.orsted.dk; Polska Grupa Energetyczna, www.gkpge.pl
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The project wass approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission in July, 2020. (Source: DTE, Midland Daily News. 10 Feb., 2021)Contact: DTE Energy, Trevor Lauer, Pres., COO, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, (313) 235-9994, email@example.com, www2.dteenergy.com
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The company also announced the launch of its emissions-free bulk carrier and tanker designs alongside an investment partnership with classification society DNV, which will assess Windship Technology's whole-ship design with a view to classifying emission reductions, safety and operability.
Each Windship rig is a three-wing foil set of 36 to 48 metres in height, depending on the size of the ship. The Windship wind power system provides significant thrust, material fuel and emissions savings and exceeds the 80 pct CO2 reduction that will be required by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) by 2050, according to the company website.
(Source: Windship Technology, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: Windship Technology, Lars Carlsson, Director of Windship Technology, +44 (0) 1590 672000
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Wartsilia will provide a grid-connected battery storage system and long-term servicing to the system including remote monitoring, performance guarantees and replacing and repairing components as needed. Wartsilia will use the Finland-headquartered energy storage system integrator's recently launched GridSolv Max containerised lithium-ion battery storage and run on the company's GEMS energy management software platform.
Mexico is aiming to reach 30 pct renewables by 2021 and 35 by 2024. (Source: Wartsilia, PR, Energy Storage, 8 Feb., 2021)
Contact: Eurus Energy Holdings, +81-3-5404-5300 / FAX: +81-3-5404-5301, www.eurus-energy.com; Eurus Energy America, Eurus Energy America, Nick Henriksen, VP, 858-638-7115,
858-638-7125 -- fax;
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eurusenergy.com; Wartsila, www.wartsila.com
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The offshore wind farm will be operated by the Crosswind Consortium, a joint venture between energy companies Shell and Eneco, and have an overall capacity of 759MW, half of which is being purchased by Amazon to power its European operations .
The project is the e-commerce giant's largest single-site renewables project to date.
In December, Amazon announced it will invest in 26 wind and solar projects totaling 3.4GW of electricity production capacity. (Source: Amazon, PR, Energy 8 Feb., 2021) Contact: Eneco,
Kees-Jan Rameau, Strategic Growth Officer, www.eneco.com; Amazon, email@example.com, www.amazon.com/pr; Shell, www.shell.com/newenergies;
Crosswind Consortium, www.crosswindhkn.nl
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Suncor reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $168 million on revenue of $6.6 billion, compared with a net loss of $2.34 billion on revenue of $9.6 billion in the same period of 2019, with both sets of numbers heavily influenced by asset writedowns.
The company says the current loss includes a $142-million after tax transportation provision related to the recently cancelled Keystone XL oil export pipeline project, offset by a $539-million unrealized after-tax foreign exchange gain on U.S. dollar denominated debt. (Source: Suncor Energy, Canada Press, Feb., 2021) Contact: Suncor Energy, www.suncor.com
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New York-headquartered LS Power Development holds a 24 pct interest in the Bath County Pumped Storage Station which is touted as the "largest of its kind in the world" capable of producing sufficient power for as many as 750,000 homes, according to Dominion Energy.
The Virginia Clean Economy Act, a landmark law passed last year by the General Assembly, requires Appalachian and Dominion to invest in energy storage as well solar and wind in order to meet the state's 100 pct renewable power portfolio by mid-century. (Source: Appalachian Power, PR, Roanoke Times, Feb., 2021)
Contact: Appalachian Power, www.appalachianpower.com;
LS Power Development, (212) 615-3456, www.lspower.com; Duke Energy Renewables, Chris Fallon, (704) 594-6200, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.duke-energy.com
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The company also reports approval in January for two additional projects in Long Island waters, including the Empire Wind Farm Two, for a combined project capacity of 2,000 MW.
Equinor's 1,230 MW, Beason Point offshore wind farm roughly 50 miles off of Montauk Point, New York, was also approved.
(Source: Equinor, PR, WSHU Public Radio, 9 Feb., 2021) Contact: Equinor, www.equinor.com
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In 2020, Wyoming installed 1,123 megawatts of wind power, nearly doubling its capacity and ranked second nationwide, after Texas, led by the state's largest utility, Rocky Mountain Power.
Interestingly, the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council, the regulatory board charged with reviewing big wind project applications has not received a new proposal for a wind project since 2019.
(Source: American Clean Power Association, KPVI, 6 Feb., 2021) Contact: American Clean Power Association, (202) 383-2500, www.cleanpower.org
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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
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The project is in keeping with the government's effort to cut the country's reliance on nuclear power and imported coal and to grow its renewable energy sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. (Source: Gov. of South Korea, Energy Infrapost, Feb., 2021)
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ESRT controls over 10.1 million square feet of real estate, all of which will be powered by renewable energy for the next three years. This switch will prevent about 450 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere -- roughly equivalent to every New York State household turning off all their lights for an entire month.
(Source: Empire State Realty Trust, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: Empire State Realty Trust, www.empirestaterealtytrust.com
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The transaction is expected to close in mid-2021.
(Source: Canadian Power, Kelowna Capital News, 7 Jan., 2021) Contact: Canadian Power, Derek Goodmanson, CEO, (587) 353-8933, www;canadianpower.com; Okanagan Wind, www.okanaganwind.ca
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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, email@example.com, www.iberdrola.es; Scottish Power Renewables, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com
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