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NYC Wind Energy Hub Proposed (Ind. Report)
New York City
Date: 2021-04-09
In the Big Apple, mayoral candidate Eric Adams has unveiled an ambitious new plan that aims to build wind turbines and their manufacturing plants at ports throughout New York City.

According to the candidate, the plants would design, produce and ship the turbines through Arthur Kill, Port Richmond in Staten Island, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the Red Hook Container Terminal.

Adams noted his plan includes job-training programs and will create well paying, eco-friendly employment and aid the city in reaching its goal of using 70 pct renewable energy by 2030 and a zero-emission power sector by 2040. (Source: NY Post, Various Media, Apr., 2021)

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RWE wraps up Italian wind farm construction
RWE
Date: 2021-04-09
RWE reports it has completed construction of the 13.6MW Alcamo 2 wind farm utilizing four GW 136-3, 4MW Goldwind turbines inSicily, Italy. The 13.6MW wind farm has a power purchase agreement with Italian paper manufacturer Sofidel for 100 pct of the facility’s power output until Dec., 2030. (Source: RWE, PR, renews, 6 Apr., 2021)

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


Scout Energy Slows Horse Haven Wind Project Permitting (Ind. Report)
Scout Clean Energy
Date: 2021-03-31
Further to our 19 May, 2020 coverage, Boulder, Colorado-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator Scout Clean Energy is reported to have withdrawn it's request for expedited processing of its application for site certification through Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) for its Horse Heaven Wind Farm project in Benton, County, Washington.

The slowdown is intended to allow further community input and comments on the proposed 1150 MW facility that would combine wind energy, solar energy and battery energy storage in the same location near the "Tri-Cities" of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland.

The project is expected to incorporate as many as 212 GE wind turbines at a total cost of $850 million and generate sufficient energy for approximately 140,000 homes when fully operational in 2022, as previously reported. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, Website, KEPR 30 Mar., 2021) Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Dave Kobus, Project Manager, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, michael@scoutcleanenergy.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com

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Nat. Offshore Wind R&D Consort. Projects Announced (Ind. Report)
National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
Date: 2021-03-31
The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, which was established with funding from U.S. DOE, has selected 15 new projects to receive a total of $8 million for offshore wind support structure innovation, U.S.-based supply chain development, electrical systems innovation, and solutions for impacts on wildlife and radar.

The selections announced today include:

  • Four projects to develop innovative support structures (including foundations and moorings) for very large fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind turbines to achieve economies of scale;

  • Three projects that propose innovative solutions to supply chain and installation challenges including spiral welded towers, a self-positioning blade installation tool, and unmanned aerial devices for inspections;

  • Five projects to support innovations in grid interconnection and transmission;

  • Three technology development projects to mitigate use conflicts, including wildlife monitoring and radar interference. The 15 new projects bring the Consortium’s total funding portfolio to $28 million for 40 projects. This announcement supports a goal to deploy 30 gigawatts of U.S. offshore wind by 2030.

    DOE established the National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium in 2018 to address research priorities for offshore wind as defined in the National Offshore Wind Strategy, which was developed jointly by DOE and the DOI Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

    The Consortium is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with DOE and NYSERDA each providing $20.5 million to fund high-impact research projects that lower the costs of U.S. offshore wind.

    Download details HERE (Source: US DOE, Wind Energy Technology Office, National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, PR, 29 Mar., 2021) Contact: National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, www.nationaloffshorewind.org; NYSERDA, Doreen Harris, Acting CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA,  National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium,  Offshore Wind,  


  • Los Angeles 100 pct Renewable Energy Study (NREL Study Attached)
    NREL
    Date: 2021-03-26
    A just released National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study commissioned by the city of Los Angeles has concluded L.A. can achieve 98 pct clean energy within the next decade and 100 pct by 2035.

    To meet that goal, the NREL report recommends: building solar farms, wind turbines and batteries as fast as possible; install solar panels on rooftops, electric cars in garages and electric heat pumps in homes; and invest in energy efficiency and "demand response" programs that pay people to use electricity during off-peak periods.

    The study says "the benefits would be immense: not only helping to counteract the climate crisis, but also slashing deadly air pollution from cars, trucks, power plants and gas furnaces, much of it concentrated in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color."

    Download the LA100: The Los Angeles 100 pct Renewable Energy Study HERE. (Source: NREL, Mar., 2021) Contact: NREL, www.nrel.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News National Renewable Energy Lab,  NREL,  Renewable Energy,  


    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,  


    GE Wins Second Vietnam Wind Turbine Contract (Int'l. Report)
    GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2021-03-24
    GE Renewable Energy is reporting receipt of a contract to supply eight units if its 3.8-137 MW wind turbines, including a 10-year O&M agreement, to support construction of the 30-MW Thuan Nhien Phong (TNP) wind farm in Binh Thuan province, in the South-Central Coastal region of Vietnam.

    The project, which is being constructed by Construction Electricity Corporation (VNECO), will generate sufficient energy for roughly 45,000 Vietnamese households. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, reve, 23 Mar., 2021) Contact: Construction Electricity Corporation, www.devex.com/organizations/vneco-vietnam-join-stock-construction-electricity-corporation-52970; GE Renwable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Vietnam Wind,  


    Los Angeles 100 pct Renewable Energy Study (NREL Study Attached)
    NREL
    Date: 2021-03-24
    A just released National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study commissioned by the city of Los Angeles has concluded L.A. can achieve 98 pct clean energy within the next decade and 100 pct by 2035.

    To meet that goal, the NREL report recommends: building solar farms, wind turbines and batteries as fast as possible; install solar panels on rooftops, electric cars in garages and electric heat pumps in homes; and invest in energy efficiency and “demand response” programs that pay people to use electricity during off-peak periods when solar and wind power are plentiful.

    The benefits would be immense: not only helping to counteract the climate crisis, but also slashing deadly air pollution from cars, trucks, power plants and gas furnaces, much of it concentrated in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, the report notes.

    Download the LA100: The Los Angeles 100 pct Renewable Energy Study HERE

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NREL news,  Renewable Energy news,  


    Vestas Claims 56MW Polish Wind Farm Order (Int'l. Report)
    Vestas,Energix
    Date: 2021-03-19
    Vestas has secured a 56 MW order for the Banie lV project in Pomerania, Poland from Energix, the majority owner of the Polish wind farm.

    The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 16 V126-3.45MW wind turbines with an operational mode of 3.5MW combined with a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Delivery of the turbines and commissioning are both expected to begin in Q1, 2022. (Source: Vestas, PR, 17 Mar., 2021) Contact: Energix

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind,  Energix,  


    Vestas Claims 56MW Polish Wind Farm Order (Int'l. Report)
    Energix,Vestas
    Date: 2021-03-19
    Danish wind energy giant Vestas reports receipt of 56 MW order for the Banie lV wind project in Pomerania, Poland from Energix, the project majority owner.

    The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 16 V126-3.45MW wind turbines with an operational mode of 3.5MW combined with a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Delivery of the turbines and commissioning are both expected to begin in Q1, 2022. (Source: Vestas, PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energix,  Vestas,  Wind Turbine,  Wind,  


    Vertical Wind Turbines Slated for UK Arena Installation (Int'l.)
    Alpha 311
    Date: 2021-03-17
    In the UK, Alpha 311 reports its innovative vertical wind turbines are to be installed on the 20,000-seat O2 Arena in Greenwich making the arena the first in the world to trial the new turbine system. The Alpha 311 vertical turbine can turn with minimal wind due to its size, weight and unique shaftless design.

    While currently still being manufactured, 10 of the new turbines could produce up to an estimated 87,600 kWhs a year, which is equivalent to the annual total electricity used by 23 British homes. (Source: Alphha 311, Website PR, 13 Mar., 2021) Contact: Alpha 311, Barry Thompson, CEO, www.alpha-311.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Verticle Wind Turbine,  Alpha 311,  


    Bureau Veritas Claims French Floating Wind Farm Certification Contract (Int'l. Report)
    Bureau Veritas,Qairos Energies
    Date: 2021-03-10
    International inspection and classification company Bureau Veritas (BV) reports receipt of a project certification contract for EolMed, a floating offshore wind farm pilot project in France. The project is being developed by Qairos Energies along with Total, Ideol, and Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

    Located in the Mediterranean Sea Aude region, EolMed is one of four floating pilot farms under development in France. It will incorporate three Vestas V164-10 MW wind turbines totaling 30MW installed on floating foundations anchored at an average depth of 60 meters.

    Bureau Veritas will provide technical expertise and assessment of the floating foundations, their mooring system and the dynamic sections of the inter-array cables. (Source: Bureau Veritas, PR, 9 Mar., 2021) Contact: Bureau Veritas, Bruno Ferreyra, Exec. VP., Delphine Doungouss, Media, +33 (0)1 55 24 70 95, delphine.doungouss@bureauveritas.com, www.bureauveritas.com; Qairos Energies, www.qairos-energies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Bureau Veritas,  Offshore Wind,  


    First Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Power Now Online (Ind. Report)
    RWE, Triton Knoll
    Date: 2021-03-05
    RWE is reporting the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has generated its first renewable electricity following the January installation of the first of the project's 90 Vestsa wind turbines and the energization of the project's transmission system -- offshore substation platforms, offshore export cable, onshore cables and onshore substation.

    When fully operational the 857 MW facility will generate sufficient power for 800,000 UK homes and the most powerful facility in the RWE global fleet.

    The 145 square kilometer project, which is located over 32 kilometers off the Lincolnshire coast, is jointly owned by RWE, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power, with RWE managing the construction, long-term operation and maintenance works. (Source: RWE, PR, Renewable Energy Mag., 2 Mar, 2021) Contact: RWE Peter Terium, CEO, +49 (0) 201 122 2088, www.rwe.com; Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, www.tritonknoll.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE,  Triton Knoll,  Offshore Wind,  


    Vestas Claims 126 MW EnVentus Order in Ukraine (Int'l. Report)
    Vestas
    Date: 2021-03-01
    Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced it has signed the first EnVentus wind turbine order in the Eastern Europe region for the 126 MW DTEK Tiligulska project in Ukraine, which is being developed by DTEK Renewables.

    The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 21 V162-6.0 MW wind turbines, alongside a long-term 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, enabling optimal power production throughout the project lifetime. The project is expected to be completed and fully commissioned in Q2, 2022. (Source: Vestas, PR, Website, Renewable Energy Mag., 1 Mar., 2021) Contact: Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind Turbine,  


    Greenalia Developing 13.5-MW Spanish Wind Project (Int'l.)
    Greenalia
    Date: 2021-03-01
    On the Iberian Peninsula, Coruna-based Spanish electric power producer and supplier Greenalia SA reports it will invest more than €10 million to develop the 13.5-MW, Rodicio II wind project in Galicia, Spain. When fully operational, the three-turbine project is expected to generate 41,308 MWh per year.

    Greenalia has 46.5 MW of operating wind turbines and 27.7 MW under construction in Galicia and plans an additional 270 MW in the future. (Source: Greenalia, PR, Website, Renewables Now, Mar., 2021) Contact: Greenalia, +34 902 905 910, info@greenalia.es, www.greenalia.es

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


    BW Offshore Entering Floating Offshore Wind Market (Int'l.)
    BW Offshore, Ideol
    Date: 2021-02-24
    Oslo and Singapore-headquartered BW Offshore is reporting a €60 million ($73 million) investment in La Ciotat, France-headquartered Ideol S.A. to create BW Ideol, a global integrated floating offshore wind company. With the investment Ideol S.A. will become a wholly owned subsidiary of BW Ideol.

    BW Offshore expects to hold about 50 pct of the shares outstanding in BW Ideol while Ideol management and employees are expected to own about 20 pct of the shares post listing. The transaction and listing subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

    Ideol has installed two full-scale demonstration wind turbines based on its patented floater design and is building a sizeable pipeline of projects as co-developer in Japan, Europe, and the US. (Source: Ideol, 19 Feb., 2021) Contact: Ideol S.A., +33 4 86 20 80 50, www.ideol-offshore.com/en; BW Offshore, Marco Beenen, CEO, +47 2313 0000, contact@bwoffshore.com, www.bwoffshore.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Offshore Wind,  Offshore Wind,  Ideol,  


    Vattenfall, Van Oord Ink Turbines O&M Contract (Int'l. Report)
    Vattenfall,Van Oord
    Date: 2021-02-24
    Vattenfall reports it has awarded Rotterdan-based Van Oord's MPI Offshore a four-year operations and maintenance (O&M) framework contract for jack-up and associated lifting services for main component exchanges across Vattenfall's portfolio of offshore wind farms.

    The contract covers planned and unplanned maintenance campaigns for about 600 Vattenfall wind turbines. (Source: Vattenfall, PR, Offshore 22 Feb., 2021) Contact: Van Oord, +31 88 8260000, info@vanoord.com; www.vanoord.com Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  EDF Renewables,  Wpd,  Enbridge,  


    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

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


    Canadian Power Acquires Okanagan Wind (M&A, Ind. Report)
    Canadian Power Holdings,CK Group
    Date: 2021-02-08
    Calgary-headquartered renewable energy investor and operator Canadian Power Holdings, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based CK Group, is reporting an agreement to purchase Okanagan Wind, which currently operates 10 wind turbines at Pennask Summit, located off the Okanagan Connector, and Sihish Creek, about 30 kilometres west of Summerland, British Columbia.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Canadian Power Holdings,  ,  


    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy ,  Offshore Wind,  Iberdrola,  


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