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IATA Launches New Exchange for Offsets Trading (Ind. Report)
International Air Transport Association
Date: 2020-11-25
Geneva, Switzerland-based International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports the launch of the Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE) the first centralized, real-time marketplace integrated with the IATA Clearing House (ICH) for the settlement of funds on trades in carbon offsets. ACE will be a key tool helping airlines efficiently manage these important transactions

ACE, which was developed in conjunction with commodities trader Xpansiv CBL Holding, enables airlines and other aviation stakeholders, enable aviation industry players to offset their carbon footprint by purchasing credits in certified forestry projects, clean wind energy operations, protection of eco-systems and remote community-based, and other projects to cut emissions. The platform will be a key tool for airlines in fulfilling their obligations under CORSIA which was agreed by governments through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2016. (Source: IATA, Mirage, 25 Nov., 2020) Contact: IATA, Alexandre de Juniac, CEO, Director General, www.iata.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News International Air Transport Association,  Aviation Emissions,  Carbon Offset ,  


Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Initiative Announced (Ind. Report)
BOEM
Date: 2020-11-11
In Baton Rouge, Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) is calling for the US DOI Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to establish a task force that will coordinate commercial leasing proposals for wind energy in federal waters off Louisiana's coast thus creating a business path for the development of wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico.

A single 600-MW wind farm in the Gulf would produce an estimated 4,400 jobs and $445 million in economic output during the construction phase, based upon modeling the by U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Operations would contribute 150 new permanent jobs, along with an estimated $14 million in annual spending. By 2035, industry forecasts suggest U.S. offshore wind energy capacity could grow to 22 gigawatts through $70 billion of new capital investment in manufacturing and port infrastructure, as well as 45,000 new direct jobs, according to the Governor's release.

BOEM studies estimate the Gulf of Mexico could produce as much as 10 pct of U.S. wind energy. (Source: Office of Gov. John Bel Edwards, KATC News, 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: Office of Gov. John Bel Edwards Harry Vorhoff, Dir., Governor's Office of Coastal Activities. (225) 342-7015, (866)366-1121, gov.louisiana.gov; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News BOEM,  Offshore Wind,  


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

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


Md, Va, N.Carolina Ink Offshore Wind Agreement (Ind. Report)
Offshore Wind
Date: 2020-11-02
The office of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is reporting Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina have inked the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Transformative Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Resources, a memorandum of understanding to work together to promote the area as a hub for offshore wind energy, streamline the development of regional offshore wind resources, increase regulatory certainty, encourage manufacturing of component parts, reduce wind project costs through supply chain development and share information and best practices.

According to the U.S. DOE, the Atlantic Coast offshore wind project pipeline is estimated to support up to 86,000 jobs, $57 billion in investments and provide up to $25 billion in economic output by 2030. Moreover, along the coasts of the signatories' states, the net technical energy potential is roughly 900,000 GWh per year and the net technical resource capacity is approximately 245 GW.

The wind project pipeline totals more than 27 GW in the Atlantic Coast, and the DOE projects that the nation has the potential to develop 86 GW of offshore wind projects by 2050.

Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Transformative Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Resources details HERE. (Source: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, PR, AP, Chapelboro.com, 31 Oct., 2020)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  


PowerChina Investing in Ukrainian Wind Project (Int'l. Report)
PowerChina
Date: 2020-11-02
The Ukrainian company WindFarm and the Chinese company PowerChina Construction -- developer of the 22.5 GW Three Gorges hydroelectric dam on China's Yangtze River -- are reporting a joint implementation agreement for the construction of a $1 billion, 800 MW wind farm in the Manhush and Nikolske districts of the Ukraine.

PowerChina, which specializes in the design and construction of energy and transport facilities, is investing in the project.

WindFarm has a 1.3 GW portfolio of wind power plants of which more than 400 MW are now online. (Source: Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA), Ukraine Open for Business News, 1 Nov., 2020) Contact: Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA), www.uwea.com.ua; PowerChina Construction, en.powerchina.cn

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  PowerChina,  


Wind Energy and Economic Recovery in Europe (Report Attached)
Wind Europe, EU Green Deal
Date: 2020-11-02
Wind energy is an important asset for the European economy. The sector contributes €37 billion to the EU's GDP and employs 300,000 people.

Wind energy has been resilient in the COVID-19 crisis. Europe's existing wind farms continued to operate, delivering electricity where it was needed. The industry continued installing new capacity, connecting 5 GW to the grid in the first semester of 2020. It also kept building new turbines in its factories. And it invested €14 billion in new projects ready to go ahead. Wind energy therefore can play a significant role in a green economic recovery.

But wind creates additional benefits beyond jobs and value to the economy. It directly benefits communities living near wind farms. It pays €5 billion in taxes across Europe every year and often make direct payments to communities, offer benefits-in-kind, and in many cases communities participate partially in the ownership of the local wind farm.

The EU Green Deal envisages a major expansion of wind energy over the next 30 years, taking it from 15 pct of Europe's electricity today to around half by 2050. By delivering on this, the EU can significantly boost the contribution of its globally competitive wind industry to the economy, and benefit communities across the continent.

Download Wind Europe's Wind Energy and Economic Recovery in Europe HERE. Contact: Wind Europe, +32 2 213 1811 / Fax: +32 2 213 1890, info@windeurope.org, www.windeurope.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  WindEurope,  


Renewables on the Rise 2020 Tracks Renewable Energy Dev. (Ind. Report Attached)
PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center
Date: 2020-10-30
In the Keystone State, the not-for-profit Philadelphia-based PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center has released its Renewables on the Rise 2020 study that documents and compares the growth of solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency and electric vehicle technologies in each state, as well as nationally, over the past decade.

According to the study, in 2019, the U.S. produced 30 times more solar power and more than triple the amount of wind energy than in 2010. Utility-scale battery energy storage increased 20-fold since 2010 and energy consumption per person declined thanks to improvements in energy efficiency, and more than one million electric vehicles were sold in the U.S.

Download the Renewables on the Rise 2020 study HERE. (Source: PennEnvironment Policy & Research Center, Website PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: PennEnvironment Policy & Research Center, David Masur, Exec. Dir, Kelly Flanigan, Global Warming Solutions Associate, (215) 732-5897, (215) 732-4599 -- fax, www.pennenvironmentcenter.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  


Samsung, DNV to Develop Offshore Wind Stabilizers (Ind. Report)
Samsung Heavy Industries, DNV GL
Date: 2020-10-26
South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co reports it and DNV GL, a Norwegian ship quality assurance company, will work together to develop remotely controlled "floaters" to stabilize offshore wind turbines.

According to the Brussels-based Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), output of offshore floating wind farms is estimated to globally rise from 11 mw in 2019 to 2,000 mw in 2030. (Source: Samsung Heavy Ind., PR, reve, 26 Oct., 2020) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council, www.gwec.net; Samsung Heavy industries, www.samsungshi.com; DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Samsung Heavy,  DNV,  Offshore Wind,  


Van Oord Takes Stake in Estonian Offshore Wind Developer (Int'l.)
Van Oord
Date: 2020-10-21
In the Netherlands, Rotterdam-headquartered marine and offshore services contractor Van Oord reports it has become a shareholder in Saare Wind Energy OU, developer of the 100-turbine Saaremaa offshore wind farm south-west of the Estonian Island Saaremaa.

Development of the Saaremaa wind farm started in 2015 and received Estonian environmental and regulatory approvals in May, this year. (Source: Van Oord, PR, reve, 20 Oct., 2020) Contact: Van Oord, www.vanoord.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Van Oord,  Saare Wind Energy ,  Offshore Wind,  


Netherlands Plans Woody Biomass Subsidies Phase Out (Int'l. Report)
Netherlands
Date: 2020-10-21
At the Hague, the Netherlands government is reportedly planning to phase out subsidies for woody biomass power stations, subject to the availability of affordable and environmentally suitable alternative fuel sources. To that end, the government has asked the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) for its recommendations.

Under the present subsidies program, 628 Netherland biomass installations will receive roughly €11.4bn in subsidies over the next few years.

The PBL previously noted the use of biomass may be unavoidable if the Netherlands is to meet the EU targets on energy neutrality, adding that without using biomass the Netherlands will have to increase solar and wind energy installations at a faster rate than presently underway.

The government's advisory body SER has also recommended that subsidies for biomass power be phased out. Despite the subsidy decision, the government said it "remains convinced that the use of biomass is necessary in the transition to a climate neutral and circular economy by 2030 and 2050." (Source: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, DutchNews.nl, 19 Oct., 2020) Contact: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, www.pbl.nl

More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass,  Biomass Subsidies,  


Emera Provides Update on ESG Progress
Emera
Date: 2020-10-19
For more than 15 years, Emera’s strategy has been rooted in its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments. This year’s sustainability report highlights Emera’s continued commitment to investing in cleaner and renewable energy, while focusing on increasing reliability and maintaining customer affordability. Some of the achievements highlighted in this year’s report include a 35 pct reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across Emera’s operations from 2005 levels and an increase in installed renewable capacity across Emera from 832 MW in 2018, to 1,107 MW.

Decarbonization is central to Emera’s strategy, work that started in its home province. Nova Scotia Power has delivered one of the fastest transitions to cleaner energy in Canada and has already achieved greenhouse gas reductions that exceed the targets set by Canada in the COP 21 Paris Agreement.

The utility boasts one of the highest integrations of wind energy in North America at 18 per cent of total generation. Emera also completed the $1.7 billion Maritime Link project, enabling clean hydro energy to flow between Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia in 2021. In Florida, Emera has increased its solar capacity at Tampa Electric from nearly zero just a few years ago, to approximately 600MW today, with another 650MW to be installed by 2023. Additionally, the $850 million Big Bend modernization project is underway to significantly reduce the use of coal at the facility by repowering one coal unit with natural gas and retiring a second coal unit. Of Emera’s $7.5 billion capital spending plan through to 2022, 60 per cent is committed to initiatives to make energy cleaner and more reliable.

Emera Inc. is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with approximately $32 billion in assets and 2019 revenues of more than $6.1 billion. The company primarily invests in regulated electricity generation and electricity and gas transmission and distribution with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources.

Download the Emera Inc. sustainability report HERE (Source: Emera, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: Emera, Scott Balfour, President and CEO, www.emera.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Emera news,  Renewable Energy news,  Carbon Emissions news,  


DNV GL Partner in Offshore Wind Coordination Project (Int'l.)
DNV GL,National Grid ESO
Date: 2020-10-19
DNV GL, the world's largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has been appointed by National Grid ESO as a lead partner in the Offshore Wind Coordination project in Great Britain.

The project will analyze a coordinated approach for offshore grid development and shape the future national strategy of Great Britain's offshore grid through feeding into the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy's (UKBESS) Offshore transmission network review. The UK regulator OFGEM is also participating in the project.

The project will review and recommend ways to improve how offshore wind farms are connected to the onshore transmission network. To that end, DNV GL will assess: technology availability (HVDC equipment); analyze technical and regulatory barriers and solutions; study implications on power system security and stability; develop offshore and onshore grid designs and; conduct societal cost-benefit analysis of the offshore grid.

As offshore infrastructure is anticipated to be shared among multiple projects, it is projected that a harmonized development approach will result in optimal utilization of infrastructure, higher integration of offshore wind energy, reduction of carbon emissions and consumer bills, and provision of operational benefits to the onshore grid. Offshore wind continues to be a key electricity source for the UK government and supports its commitment for the country to be net zero by 2050. (Source: DNV GL. National Grid ESO, Oct., 2020) Contact: DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com; National Grid ESO, www.natopnalgrideso.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News OFGEM,  DNV GL,  Offshore Wind,  National Grid ESO ,  


Emera Inc. Provides ESG Progress Update (Ind. Report Attached)
Emera
Date: 2020-10-19
Halifax, Nova Scotia-headquartered energy services firm Emera Inc. is reporting an update of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) sustainability report and the company's commitment to cleaner and renewable energy while increasing reliability and affordability.

To date this year the company reports a 35 pct reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across operations from 2005 levels and an increase in installed renewable energy capacity from 832 MW in 2018, to 1,107 MW. The report notes Emera's Nova Scotia Power unit delivered one of the fastest transitions to cleaner energy in Canada and has already achieved GHG reductions that exceed Canada's COP 21 Paris Climate Agreement commitments. Additionally, the utility boasts one of the highest integrations of wind energy in North America at 18 pct of total generation. In Florida, Emera has increased its solar capacity at Tampa Electric from nearly zero just a few years ago, to approximately 600MW today, with another 650MW slated for installation by 2023. Of Emera's $7.5 billion capital spending plan through to 2022, 60 pct is committed to cleaner energy initiatives.

Emera Inc., which had approximately $32 billion in assets and more than $6.1 billion in revenue in 2019, primarily invests in regulated electricity generation and electricity and gas transmission and distribution with a strategic focus on transformation from high-carbon to low-carbon energy sources.

Download the Emera Inc. sustainability report HERE. (Source: Emera, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: Emera, Scott Balfour, President and CEO, www.emera.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Emera,  Renewable Energy Sustainability,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  Low-Carbon Energy,  


Egypt Announces 2,000 MW Wind Power Project (Int'l. Report)
Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-10-19
In Cairo, the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy is reporting work is now underway on a new 2,000 MW wind power complex in the Red Sea governorate. When online, the project will raise the country's renewable energies capacity to 10,000 MWs, in line with its National Renewable Energy Strategy. The National Renewable Energy Strategy aims to produce 20 pct of total energies from renewable sources by 2022, with the possibility of it doubled by 2035.

The Ministry statement noted hydropower production amounted to about 15,038 gigawatt per hour , wind energy about 4,230 gigawatt per hour , solar cells connected to the power grid amounted to about 3,655 gigawatt/hour, and 15 gigawatt/hour was generated from biofuel projects during the last fiscal year 2019/2020. (Source: Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, www.energyegypt.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind news,  Egypt Renewable Energy news,  


Wind Energy and Economic Recovery in Europe (Int'l. Report)
Wind Europe
Date: 2020-10-16
"Wind energy is an important asset for the European economy. It has been resilient in the COVID crisis and therefore it can play a significant role in a green economic recovery. But wind creates additional benefits beyond jobs and value to the economy. It directly benefits communities living near wind farms.

"This report shows how the wind industry places people at the centre of such a green recovery. It also presents the state-of-play of the European wind industry and its global competitiveness. It demonstrates that the industrial footprint in Europe is ready to expand if there is a strong domestic market and an effective industrial policy. It also covers the socio-economic benefits of WindEurope's wind energy deployment scenarios to 2030 and shows how wind energy can co-exist with local natural protection and other economic sectors like fishing, agriculture, and aviation.

Among the report's findings: In 2019 wind energy represented 300,000 jobs in the EU -- 75 pct of these are in onshore wind and 25 pct in offshore wind. The European wind industry has an annual turnover of €60 billion, 65 pct of this adds value to the EU economy.

Access report details HERE. (Source: Wind Europe, Website PR, 16 Oct., 2020) Contact: Wind Europe, +32-2-213-18-67, christoph.zipf@windeurope.org, www.windeurope.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind news,  Wind Europe news,  


UK £160Mn Wind Energy Investment Announced (Int'l. Report)
UK PM Boris Johnson
Date: 2020-10-07
In London, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a £160 million investment in wind power in a bid to fuel every home in the country with renewable energy within 10 years.

The announcement earmarks next-generation wind turbines for Teeside, Humber, Scotland and Wales as part of the government's plan to raise the country's renewable energy output from 30 to 40 GWs and become a "world leader in clean power."

According to the UK Committee on Climate Change (the CCC) the UK needs approximately 7,500 offshore wind turbines to meet a carbon emissions target of net-zero by 2050. (Source: TheCCC, Energy Digital, 6 Oct., 2020) Contact: The CCC, +44 (0) 75 8510 4950, private.secretary@theccc.org.uk, www.theccc.org.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News theCCC,  Green Energy,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  


Solugen Biochemicals Plant Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Solugen
Date: 2020-10-05
Houston-based bio-chemical startup Solugen Inc. reports it has broken ground on a new 15,000-square-foot plant in Houston. The new facility will enable the company to ramp up its production capacity to over 10,000 tpy of its bio-based chemicals -- up from the hundreds of tons the company current produces.

The new plant, which is expected to be completed in Q1, 2021, will be powered entirely by wind energy and is expected to offset over 37,000 tpy of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e). (Source: Solugen Inc., Houston Bus. Journal, Oct., 2020) Contact: Solugen Inc., Sean Hunt, CTO, (713) 380-2134, info@solugentech.com, www.solugen.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solugen ,  Biochemical,  


Recycling Wind Turbine Blades Project Underway (Ind. Report)
Wind Blade,Engie,LM Wind
Date: 2020-10-05
A consortium of wind energy players including LM Wind Power and Engie, has announced the Zero wastE Blade Research (ZEBRA) project with plans to design and construct the first 100 pct recyclable wind turbine and blades. Driven by French research center IRT Jules Verne, the project aims to demonstrate on a full scale the technical, economic, and environmental relevance of thermoplastic wind turbine blades, with an eco-design approach to facilitate recycling. The 42-month project has budget of $21.8 million.

LM Wind Power will desig , process, and manufacture two prototype recyclable wind turbine blades using Arkema's Elium resin to test and validate the composite material's feasibility for industrial production. In parallel, the ZEBRA project partners will focus on developing and optimizing the manufacturing process by using automation to reduce energy consumption and waste from production.

The team will then explore methods to recycle the materials used in the prototype blades into new products. (Source: LM Wind, Inceptive Mind, Oct., 2020)Contact: LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; ENGIE, www.engie-fabricom.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind,  Engie,  Wind Turbine Blade,  


Vestas Claims 109 MW Chilean Wind Farm Order (Int'l Report)
Vestas,Mainstream Renewable Power
Date: 2020-10-05
Vestas is reporting receipt of an order from Mainstream Renewable Power for the supply and installation of 26 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, for Hainstreams' 109 MW Ckani wind park in the Antofagasta region, in Chile. The facility is expected to reach commercial operation in 2021.

In 2001, Vestas pioneered wind energy in Chile with the 2 MW Alto Baguales wind park. With this new order, the company consolidates its 40 pct market share in Chile. (Source: Vestas Mediterranean, Website PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: Vestas Mediterranean +34 689 64 83 91, www.vestas.com; Mainstream Renewable Power, Andy Kinsella, CEO, +353 (0) 1 290 2000, +56 (2) 25923100 -- Santiago, Chile Office, info-Chile@mainstreamrp.com, www.mainstreamrp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Mainstream Renewable Power,  Vestas,  Wind,  Chile Wind,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Wind Energy Council,  IRENA,  Wind Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


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

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


CleanPowerSF Inks Solar, Energy Storage Contracts (Ind. Report)
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Date: 2020-09-30
In the Golden State, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's (SFPUC) community choice energy program -- CleanPowerSF -- reports the signing of two new renewable energy/energy storage contracts with NextEra Energy Resources and EDF Renewables.

Specifically, with NextEra, the investment consists of the construction of a 20-MW solar project coupled with a 60-MWh of energy storage. Dubbed Crow Creek Energy Center, the solar photovoltaic development will be located in Stanislaus County, and, as part of the contract, NextEra Energy Resources will provide $100,000 in community benefits over the first five years of the agreement.

The second contract with EDF Renewables will create a 200-MWh battery storage system for the Maverick 6 Solar project, a 100-MW development in Riverside County. The project is anticipated to begin commercial operations in December 2021 and will account for 12 pct of CleanPowerSF's renewable energy supply when it comes online in Dec., 2021.

The CleanPowerSF community choice energy program launched in 2016 has invested in six large solar and wind energy and energy storage developments in California since 2018.

Download CleanPowerSF details HERE. (Source: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, PR, Commercial Property Exec., 28 Sept., 2020) Contact: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, www.sfwater.org; NextEra Energy, info@nextrenewables.com, www.nextrenewables.com; EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission,  Energy Storage,  NextEra Energy Resources ,  


Ameren Announces Wind, Solar Energy Expansion Plan (Ind. Report)
Ameren
Date: 2020-09-28
In the Show Me State, St. Louis-based Ameren is reporting its largest-ever expansion of clean solar and wind generation. The clean energy expansion is included in Ameren Missouri's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a triennial filing setting out Ameren Missouri's preferred plan to transform its electric power generation portfolio over the coming decades.

Ameren Missouri's IRP includes investment of nearly $8 billion in renewable energy over the next two decades. By 2030, the company would add 3,100 MW of renewable generation reflecting a combined investment of approximately $4.5 billion. Renewable energy would increase to a total of 5,400 MW by 2040.

Investments are already underway, with the planned acquisition of two Missouri-based wind energy facilities in the next few months for approximately $1.2 billion.

Ameren Missouri notes it continues to invest in its existing carbon-free energy sources -- including nuclear, hydro and solar -- while also evaluating and pursuing additional clean energy innovations. Nearly 30 pct of Ameren Missouri's current energy generation comes from these sources. (Source: Ameren Corporation, Ameren Missouri, PR, Sept., 2020) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Michael Moehn, Pres., Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859, akirk@ameren.com, www.ameren.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren,  Ameren Missouri,  Wind,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  


GE Scores 576MW US Onshore Wind Turbine Order (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy,Invenergy
Date: 2020-09-25
GE Renewable Energy has announced a trio of orders for its 2.X onshore wind turbines with Invenergy. The 576 MW, 187-turbine order will power the equivalent of 160,000 American homes across three US states. The agreement includes: 54 2.X-127 turbines for the 110 MW Crescent Wind Energy Center in Michigan; 30 2.X-127 and 6 2.X-116 turbines for the 166 MW Contrail Wind Energy Center in Iowa; and 97 2.X-127 for the 300 MW Deuel Harvest Wind Energy Center in South Dakota

All three projects are scheduled to be operational by Q1 of 2021 or earlier.

GE's 2 MW product platform has a total installed capacity of more than 15 GW and operates at an industry-leading average of 98+ percent availability. (Source: GE Renwable Energy, PR, TradeArabia News Service, 24 Sept., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/contact-us, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com; Invenergy LLC, www.invenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Turbine,  Invenergy,  


Greenalia Developing Canary Island Floating Wind Project (Int'l.)
Greenalia
Date: 2020-09-25
Coruna, Spain-headquartered wind energy developer Greenalia reports it has begun development activity on 200MW of floating offshore wind projects off the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

Greenalia has filed project and environmental planning applications for the four 50MW projects -- Dunas, Mojo, Cardon and Guanche -- each of which are located off the south-east coast of Gran Canaria island. Each project will consist of four 12.5MW offshore wind turbines atop floating foundations anchored to the seabed. (Source: Greenalia, PR, Sept., 2020) Contact: Greenalia, +34 902 905 910, info@greenalia.es, www.greenalia.es

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


INEOS, ENGIE Announce 84-MW Wind Energy PPA (Int'l. Report)
INEOS,ENGIE
Date: 2020-09-23
Specialty chemicals producer INEOS is reporting the largest ever wind energy PPA for heavy industry in Belgium. The 10-year agreement with energy producer ENGIE for the purchase of renewable electricity will avoid 1,150,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and give a significant boost to the further development of capital-intensive offshore wind market.

Renewable energy will be supplied to INEOS from the Norther offshore wind farm in the North Sea beginning 1st January 2021. The long-term 84 MW commitment will initially be used by existing INEOS production sites and later by the chemicals complex Project ONE for the production of ethylene and propylene in Antwerp. (Source: INOES, PR, 22 September 2020) Contact: INEOS Propject ONE, Richard Longden +41 21 627 7063 or +41 7996 26123, John McNally, CEO , www.project-one.ineos.com/en; ENGIE, www.engie-fabricom.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News ENGIE,  INEOS,  Wind Energy.,  


Vattenfall, Modvion Collaborating on Wooden Wind Towers (Int'l.)
Vattenfall
Date: 2020-09-23
In Sweden, Gothenburg-based laminated wood technology engineering specialist Modvion and wind energy major Vattenfall are reporting a letter of intent to enter into a business development project for evaluating building technology and commercialization of wooden onshore wind towers for Vattenfall.

Vattenfall's portfolio has the potential of approximately 5000 MW for projects on land, under development or construction in its various markets.

Lighter weight wooden towers can be constructed in modules and assembled on site allowing higher towers to be built while still using normal access roads for transportation. Wooden designs also enable radical reductions in emissions by replacing emission-heavy material such as steel and concrete, according to the Vattefall release. (Source: Vattenfall Website News Release, 19 Sept., 2020) Contact: Modvion AB, Otto Lundman, CEO, , +46 (0)702-72 06 24,otto@modvion.com, www.modvion.com; Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Turbine Tower,  Wind,  


EnBW Growing Onshore Wind Energy Portfolio (Int'l. Report)
EnBW
Date: 2020-09-18
In Germany, Stuttgart-headquartered power producer EnBW reports it expects to increase its output in Germany by almost 90 MW in 2020 through the acquisition of existing wind turbines in Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg and the further development of its own projects.

As previously reported, EnBW acquired 20 wind turbines with an output of 36 MW in Saxony-Anhalt and plans to replace the older wind turbines with more modern and powerful units. In addition, EnBW has recently acquired another wind farm with a capacity of 18 MW in Brandenburg. Furthermore, EnBW is developing its own projects in Germany in 2020 that have a total output of 33.5 MW and will be placed into operation by the end of the yearIn order to help push forward the expansion of wind power in Germany. EnBW has also joined with 50 partner organisations and companies to form the sector-wide initiative Windforfuture -- a wind energy support campaign by the German wind energy sector.

Half of the EnBW generation portfolio will be comprised of renewable energies by the end of 2025. In the area of wind energy, the company offers planning, construction, operation, maintenance and servicing from one source. A current focus of its onshore business activities is also repowering. The goal is to be operating onshore and offshore wind power plants with a total output of 4,500 megawatts by 2025. (Source: EnBW, Website PR Contact: Windforfuture, www.windforfuture.eu; EnBW, Stefanie Klumpp, +49721 63-00, stefanie.klumpp@enbw.com, www.enbw.com

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CIPC, RPM Access Announce Iowa Wind PPA (Ind. Report)
RPM Access,Central Iowa Power Cooperative
Date: 2020-09-14
In the Hawkeye State, De Sota-based power producer and commercial-scale wind energy developer RPM Access LLC (RPMA) -- fka Midwest Renewable Energy Corporation -- is reporting a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Des Moines-headquartered Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) for the power and renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by its 54 MW Independence Wind Farm in Delaware County, Iowa .

When completed late in 2021, the project will utilize a total of 19 turbines on approximately 292-foot high towers. Construction at the Independence project is ongoing with turbines scheduled to be delivered in summer of 2021. (Source: CIPCO, Contact: RPM Access , Stephen Dryden, Felix Friedman: (312) 330‐5050, ffriedman@rpmaccess.com, www.rpmaccess.com; CIPCO, Bill Cherrier, CEO , Dawn Sly-Terpstra, (515) 975-8433, Dawn.Sly-Terpstra@cipco.net, www.cipco.net

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Emerald Isle Projected to Miss 2030 Renewables Goal (Int'l.)
Ireland
Date: 2020-09-14
According to the Irish Wind Energy Association's recently released Building Onshore Wind report, Ireland will miss its target of 70 pct renewable energy by 2030 due to its "broken" planning system that is in need of "urgent reform."

The report notes that although Ireland has the "highest share of electricity demand met by onshore wind in the world" -- supplying almost 37 pct of the country's electric power needs in the first six months of the year -- if it takes a "business as usual" approach to planning the best it can hope for is about 5.5 GW of onshore wind by 2030 -- short of its climate change commitments. Ireland would need an additional 4.0 GW of onshore wind in the next 10 years to reach its goal, totaling 8.2GW overall. (Source: Irish Wind Energy Association, renews, 14 Sept., 2020) Contact: Irish Wind Energy Association, David Connoly, CEO, +44 0 87 683 9057, david@iwea.com, www.iwea.com

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Siemens Wind Energy Generation Joins Flender GmbH (Int'l., M&A)
Siemens Wind Energy Generation ,Flender
Date: 2020-09-09
Following up on our 13 May, 2020 coverage, Siemens Wind Energy Generation (WG) reports it has been merged into Siemens AG's wholly-owned subsidiary Flender GmbH in Bocholt, Germany. The deal is expected to be finalized in Feb., 2021.

Flender GmbHF, which Siemens acquired 2005, produces mechanical drive systems for wind turbines and other power generation sectors, including mining, and oil and gas. It also supplies gearboxes under the Winergy brand. (Source: Siemens, PR 7 Sept., 2020) Contact: Siemens AG, new.siemens.com/global/en.html; Flender GmbH, Andreas Evertz, CEO, www.flender.com; Winergy, www.winergy-group.com

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Siemens Gamesa to Install Wind Turbines in Morocco (Int'l. Report)
Siemens Gamesa,Enel Green Power
Date: 2020-09-04
In Madrid, Spanish wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy reports it will install 87 wind turbines covered by a 5-year service agreement at a 300-MW wind farm north-east of the city of Boujdour in southern Morocco. The roughly $435.4 million project is expected to come online in Q3, 2022.

The Boujdour wind farm, which is owned by a consortium of Moroccan energy company Nareva and Italian Enel Green Power, was acquired by the consortium in 2016 as part of an 850-MW tender under the Moroccan Integrated Wind Power Project.

Morocco aims to source 52 pct of its installed electrical capacity from renewable energy sources by 2030. Siemens Gamesa presently operates eight wind farms totaling 856 MW in Morocco representing over 72 pct of the local market share, according to the company. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Morocco World News, 2 Sept., 2020) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com; Enel Green Power Chile,+56 2 2847 9000, www.enelgreenpower.com

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US Wind Power Capacity Continues to Rise (Ind. Report)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Date: 2020-08-31
According to a report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the U.S. wind industry added more than 1,800 MW of new capacity in the first quarter of 2020 due to the spring peaks and renewable generation and reduced electrical demand due to the country's COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.

The report notes that 9 GW of new wind power capacity, representing an investment of $13 billion, was installed in the U.S. in 2019 and wind energy output rose to more than 7 pct of the entire nation's electricity supply, more than 10 pct in 14 states, and over 40 pct in Iowa and Kansas. The nine gigawatts power generation is slightly more than in each of the four previous years.

An added factor to the heightened wind power capacity is prices, which have fallen to $700 -- $850/kW. The average cost of wind projects installation in 2019 was $1,440/kW, down more than 40 percent since the peak in 2009 and 2010. That brings the average cost of electricity produced from wind to $36 per MWh down from the $85-90/MWh range seen a decade ago. Wind has maintained its cost lead over natural gas electricity, although solar electricity has caught up in the last few years. The report says that wind power will gradually get cheaper. (Source: LBNL, Industry Leaders, Aug., 2020) Contact: LBNL, Laurel Kellner, Media, 510-590-8034, LKellner@lbl.gov, www.lbl.gov

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Egyptians, Danes Ink Green Energy Dev. Agreement (Int'l. Report)
Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation
Date: 2020-08-31
In Cairo, the Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation and the Minister of Electricity are reporting an agreement with the Danish Energy Agency for a 2019-2022 Egyptian-Danish Energy Partnership Program aimed at helping Egypt shift towards low-carbon new and renewable energy.

Under the agreement, the Danes and Egyptians will form a joint committee to develop comprehensive plans and initiatives to utilize renewable energy and consolidate commercial relations and share technologies to further integration in wind energy and other renewable energy projects. The 2035 energy strategy is intended to increase renewable energy's shares of Egypt's electric power generation capacity by by 42 pct, according to the release.

Download Egyptian-Danish Energy Partnership program details HERE. (Source: Egypt Ministery of International Cooperation, Egypt Independent, Aug., 2020)

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Omega Geracao Takes Stake in EDF Brazilian Wind Farms (M&A, Intl.)
Omega Geracao,EDF Renewables
Date: 2020-08-24
Sao Paulo, Brazil-based renewable energy company Omega Geracao SA is reporting it will acquire a 50 pct stake in EDF Renewables' 182.6-MW Ventos da Bahia 1 and 2 wind energy complexes in Brazil's Bahai State for $118 million -- 55 pct in cash and long-term debt assumption.

Omega currently has wind, solar and small hydro plants totaling roughly 1.19 gigawatt in capacity. The Eletrobras acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the year. (Source: Omega Geracao, Reuters, 23 Aug., 2020) Contact: Omega Geracao, www.omegageracao.com.br; EDF Renewables, Tristan Grimbert, Pres., CEO, www.edf-re.com

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Neoen Plans Massive Aussie Wind, Solar+Storage Project (Int'l.)
Neoen
Date: 2020-08-21
Paris-based independent renewable energy developer Neoen reports the filing of its development application for its $3 billion, 163-turbine Goyder South wind, solar and storage project in South Australia . The plan proposes a total of 1,200MW of wind energy, 600MW of solar PV, and 900MW/1800MWh of lithium-ion battery storage.

Each stage would be delivered in three equal tranches of 400MW wind, 200MW solar and 300MW/600MWh of lithium-ion battery storage. Combined, they would generate around 4.8 terawatt hours of zero emissions power each year, nearly doubling the current output of wind and solar in the state, and taking South Australia close to the Liberal government's net 100 pct renewables target just on its own.

The solar farm would be spread across 3,000 hectares, the lithium-ion batteries would deliver 900MW with two hours of storage, and associated infrastructure for connection to the electricity grid would include three substations, access tracks, underground connection cabling and transmission lines. (Source: Neoen, ReNew Economy, 20 Aug., 2020)Contact: Neoen, www.neoen.com

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Siemens Gamesa Claims 473-MW Indian Turbine Order (Int'l. Report)
Siemens Gamesa,Adani Green Energy
Date: 2020-08-19
Spanish wind energy major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA reports receipt of a firm order from Ahmedabad, India-headquartered renewables developer Adani Green Energy Ltd for 215, 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, +91-79-2656 5555, info@adani.com, www.adanigreenenergy.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com

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Gulf of Suez Wind Farm Confirms $50Mn EBRD Loan (Int'l. Report)
Red Sea Wind Energy
Date: 2020-08-14
In Cairo, Red Sea Wind Energy S.A.E. is confirming a $50 million (US) loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the construction, commissioning, and operation of the proposed 500 MW Gulf of Suez II wind farm in Gulf of Suez, Egypt. The 173 wind turbine project is expected to break ground in Q4, this year.

Red Sea Wind Energy S.A.E is a joint venture company created this year by French energy giant ENGIE, and Japan-based Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, along with Egypt's Orascom Construction which will oversee the construction, commissioning and operation of the wind farm. (Source: Red Sea Wind Energy, Construction Review, Aug., 2020) Contact: Red Sea Wind Energy S.A.E., +20 12 00 00 28 76, www.rswe.co; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, www.ebrd.com

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JetBlue Airline Claims Carbon Neutrality (Ind. Report)
JetBlueNeste,CarbonFund
Date: 2020-08-14
Following up on our 1st Jan. coverage, U,S, air carrier JetBlue is reporting it is the first U.S. airline to achieve carbon neutrality for its domestic flights.

As previously reported, JetBlue committed to off-setting global warming by investing in sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) from Neste, better advancements in engineering and partnerships with CarbonFund.org Foundation, South Pole and EcoAct to help offset carbon dioxide emissions. To date, the airline has offset 2.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide with CarbonFund.org and hopes to offset 15-17 billion pounds each year -- equivalent to removing 1.5 million cars from the road.

JetBlue will also partner with various renewable resource companies and foundations that specialize in solar and wind energy, forestry conservation and Landfill Gas Capture projects. (Source: JetBlue, PR, Travel Pulse, 13 Aug., 2020) Contact: JetBlue, David Barger, President, CEO, (718) 286-7900, www.jetblue.com; ; Neste, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; CarbonFund, www.carbonfund.org

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Offshore Wind Notable Quote from GWEC
Global Wind Energy Council
Date: 2020-08-10
"As the (offshore wind) market continues to grow, industry innovations such as floating offshore wind power, larger and more efficient turbines, as well as solutions Power-to-X will continue to open new doors and markets for the sector and place the marine industry in an increasingly important position to drive the global energy transition." -- Feng Zhao, Strategy Director, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Aug., 2020

The world market for offshore wind farm energy has jumped by 24 pct every year since 2013. 29.1 GW are generated in the world and the forecast is that in 2030 we will achieve 234 GW offshore wind turbines, according to the GWEC.

GWEC anticipates that by 2030 more than 205 GW of offshore wind power capacity will be added globally, including at least 6.2 GW of floating offshore wind turbines, according to the GWEC World Report. (Source: GWEC, PR, 9 Aug., 2020) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council, www.gwec.net

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Ireland On Target to Meet 2020 Wind Energy Target (Int'l. Report)
Ireland Wind
Date: 2020-08-10
New data from the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) show that Ireland is on track to meet its 2020 wind energy target of sourcing 40 pct of the country's electricity from renewables.

Wind generated 28.5 pct of Ireland's electricity in April, May and June for a first half of this year total of 36.8 pct. (Source: IWEA, 9 Aug., 2020) Contact: IWEA, Dr. David Connolly , CEO, +353 45 899341, office@iwea.com, www.iwea.com

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Ingeteam Claims 50GW Installed Wind Energy Capacity (Ins. Report)
Ingeteam
Date: 2020-08-10
Milwaukee-based Ingeteam, an international technology group specialized in electrical energy conversion, reports it has commissioned 50 GW of wind energy conversion equipment with wind turbines since 1995, thanks to strong sales of wind energy converters and wind control cabinets.

Ingeteam was the first manufacturer to launch DFIG converters on the market. 25 years later, this technology remains the gold standard in the industry, according to the company release. (Source: Ingeteam, PR, reve, 10 Aug., 2020) Contact: Ingeteam Inc., (855) 821-7190, usa@ingeteam.com, www.ingeteam.com

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Pryor Mountain Wind Turbine Installations Underway (Ind. Report)
PacifiCorp,Mortenson
Date: 2020-08-10
Mortenson Construction is reporting turbine erection work at PacifiCorp's 240 MW Pryor Mountain Wind Project near Bridger, Montana, is underway. The project will consist of four GE turbines and 110 Vestas turbines totaling 240 MW of clean, renewable energy.

Mortenson's scope of work includes public road improvements, access roads to each turbine site, foundations, underground collection, substation, operations and maintenance building and met towers. When fully online, the project will generate sufficient energy for 76,000 Bridger area homes. (Source: Mortenson, Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru, 10 Aug., 2020) Contact: PacifiCorp, www.pacificorp.com; Mortenson Construction, Tim Maag, VP Wind Energy Group, www.mortenson.com/wind

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China Powering Global Offshore Wind Energy Growth (Int'l Report)
Global Wind Energy Council
Date: 2020-08-07
According a new industry report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the world's offshore wind farm capacity could grow to 234GW by 2030 powered by a clean energy surge led by China where 2.4 GW of offshore wind power capacity came on stream in 2019.

The report also noted 75 pct of the world's offshore wind farms are in European waters but by the end of the decade China is expected to host more than a fifth of the world's offshore wind turbines, equating to 52GW.

The report notes the offshore wind industry could create 900,000 jobs globally over the next decade and that every 1GW of offshore wind helped to avoid 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere . (Source: GWEC, PR, reve, 6 Aug., 2020) Contact: GWEC, Ben Blackwell, CEO, Alyssa Pek, +32 490 56 81 39, alyssa.pek@gwec.net, www.gwec.net

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Westkuste 100 Renewable Hydrogen Project Confirms Funding (Int'l.)
Green Hydrogen
Date: 2020-08-05
The ten partners of the WESTKUSTE 100 project are reporting confirmation of €30 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy for the first industrial-scale renewable hydrogen project in Germany within a "real-world laboratory" framework. The project has a total budget of €89 million.

With the grant approval, the Westkuste 100 project can now enter its first phase -- a newly founded "H2 Westkuste GmbH" joint venture consisting of EDF Germany, Orsted and the Heide refinery, to construct a 30-MW electrolyser to produce green hydrogen from offshore wind energy and to provide information on the operation, maintenance, control and grid services of the plant. (Source: Orsted, PR, reve, 4 Aug., 2020) Contact: Orsted, Martin Neubert, Executive VP and CEO, Orsted Offshore, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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CMS Energy Takes Majority Stake Texas Wind Farm (M&A, Ind. Report)
CMS Energy
Date: 2020-08-05
Jackson, Michigan-based CMS Energy utility reports it has taken a majority stake in Aviator Wind, a 525-mw wind energy project in Coke, County, Texas slated to begin operations this fall. Aviator Wind will be operated by CMS Enterprises, a subsidiary of CMS Energy that develops, owns and operates utility-scale renewable energy facilities, including wind and solar.

CMS Enterprises is focused on U.S.-based utility-scale wind, solar and energy storage projects it can develop, own and operate for large customers, including electric cooperatives and municipalities. Most recently, CMS Enterprises started operating Northwest Ohio Wind, a 105-megawatt project that generates clean energy committed to General Motors. With the Aviator Wind acquisition, CMS Enterprises now owns and operates 11 independent power plants and more than 1,800 MW of generation nationwide, according to the CMS website. (Source: CMS Energy, Website News Release, 30 July, 2020) Contact: CMS Energy, cmsenergy.com; CMS Enterprises, cmsenterprises@cmsenergy.com

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Global Offshore Wind Project Pipeline Up 30 pct (Int'l. Report)
RenewableUK
Date: 2020-07-27
In the UK, according RenewableUK's latest Offshore Wind Project Intelligence, the global pipeline of offshore wind energy projects which are operational, under construction, consented or being planned has grown by 30 pct in the last 12 months from 122 GW to 159 GW.

The report notes the UK dominates the market with a pipeline of 38.9 GW -- a quarter of the global total. China has 19.3 GW -- an increase of 7.3 GW, up 60 pct. The US grew from 15.7 GW to 17.8 GW, an increase of 13 pct while Germany has 16.5 GW --almost the same over the last 12 months. Taiwan's project pipeline grew by 28 pct from 8.9 GW to 11.4 GW.

The top five countries represent 65 pct of the total global pipeline, with 104 GW of capacity between them. Europe has 60 pct of the pipeline with 96 GW. In terms of operational capacity, the UK still leads the world with 9.7 GW, Germany is second at 7.5 GW, China third with 3.3 GW, Belgium fourth at 1.8 GW and Denmark fifth with 1.7GW, according to the report. (Source: RenewableUK, July, 2020) Contact: RenewableUK, Dr Nina Skorupska, CEO, +44 (0)20 7901 3000, +44 (0)20 7901 3001 -- fax, , info@RenewableUK.com, www.renewableuk.com

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USAID, MNRE Announce New Clean Energy Partnership (Ind. Report)
US Agency for International Development
Date: 2020-07-27
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have announced a collaborative partnership between the SAID-supported South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE) and MNRE's national technical institutions.

The SAGE partnership will provide a formal platform for collaboration on clean energy development and provide advanced technical knowledge on clean energy development from the US DOE National Laboratories to MNRE's National Institute of Wind Energy, National Institute of Biomass Energy, and others.

The SAGE consortium includes USAID, the US Department of Energy and three of the Department of Energy's National Laboratories -- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. (Source: USAID, EconimicTimes India, July, 2020) Contact: USAID, www.usaid.gov

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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

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Offshore Wind Project Pipeline Up 30 pct (Int'l Report)
RenewableUK
Date: 2020-07-24
In the UK, according to RenewableUK's Offshore Wind Project Intelligence report the global pipeline of offshore wind energy projects which are operational, under construction, consented or being planned has grown from 122 GW to 159 GW -- 30 pct -- in the last 12 months

The UK leads the market with a pipeline of 38.9 GW -- a quarter of the global total. China has moved up from fourth to second place with 19.3 GW -- an increase of 7.3 GW, up 60 pct. The US grew from 15.7 GW to 17.8 GW, an increase of 13 pct while Germany's total of 16.5 GW has remained almost unchanged over the last 12 months, adding just 68 MW. Taiwan's project pipeline grew by 28 pct from 8.9 GW to 11.4 GW, according to the report.

The top five countries represent 65 pct of the total global pipeline, with 104 GW of capacity between them. Europe has 60 pct of the pipeline with 96 GW. In terms of operational capacity, the UK still leads the world with 9.7 GW, Germany is second at 7.5 GW, China third with 3.3 GW, Belgium fourth at 1.8 GW and Denmark fifth with 1.7GW. (Source: RenewableUK, July, 2020) Contact: RenewableUK, Dr Nina Skorupska, CEO, +44 (0)20 7901 3000, +44 (0)20 7901 3001 - fax, , info@RenewableUK.com, www.renewableuk.com

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