The agency gets much of its power from the coal-fired Sherco 3 power plant in Becker, Minn. SMMPA holds a 41 pct stake in the generating unit. But Sherco 3's majority owner, Xcel Energy, announced last year it intends to retire the plant in 2030. SMMPA notes that with the declining costs of wind and solar it makes sense to replace most of that coal-fired electricity with renewables -- probably an equal mix of wind and solar. The planned change would result in a 90 pct reduction in CO2 emissions from 2005 levels.
SMMPA currently sources over 20 pctof its power from renewable sources, Schoenherr said. It also gets carbon-free electricity from hydropower projects.
SMMPA provides electricity to 18 city-owned utilities, mostly in the southern and central parts of the state, including Rochester, Austin, Owatonna and Mora. (Source: SMMPA, MN Public Radio. 7 Feb., 2020) Contact: SMMPA, Dave Geschwind, Exec. Dir., CEO, 507-285-0478, www.smmpa.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency , SMMPA, ,
The facility supplies clean electricity to Austin Energy which has committed to meet 65 pct of its customers' energy demand with renewable resources by 2027, and Nike which has committed to power 100 pct of its owned or operated facilities with renewable energy by 2025 as a part of its RE100 commitment.
The Karankawa facility is the sixth and largest Avangrid Renewables wind farm in the state of Texas. The company's Texas wind portfolio has a capacity of over 1,200 MW delivering clean electricity to commercial and utility customers, according to the release.
(Source: Avangrid Renewables, Power Eng., 7 Feb., 2020) Contact: Avangrid Renewables, Laura Beane , ceo, www.avangridren.com
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The new group's first Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the inaugural Electricity Transformation Canada meeting this November in Toronto. (Source: CanWEA, CanSIA, Electrical Business, 9 Feb., 2020) Contact: Canadian Wind Energy Association, Robert Hornung, President, (613) 915-4857, www.canwea.ca; CanSIA, 866-522-6742, www.cansia.ca
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In North America (Canada and USA), new capacity additions grew by nearly 18 pct compared to 2018. In Central and South America and the Caribbean, new capacity additions decreased by 5 pct compared to 2018. Overall, this means that the region has tripled its wind power installations since 2010, Other GWEC findings include:
The member-based GWEC represents over 1,500 wind energy sector companies, organizations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies. (Source: GWEC, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: GWEC,Ben Blackwell, CEO, Alyssa Pek, +32 490 56 81, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gwec.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Wind Energy Council, Wind,
The Arenales project came online in 2008 and is designed to generate 148 GWh of electricity annually through a solar field of parabolic trough collectors. The project was constructed by OHL Industrial.
With this acquisition, Cubico holds eight assets totaling 279 MW in Spain and Portugal, including photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind energy technologies. (Source: Cubico Sustainable Investments, PR, reve, 6 Feb., 2020) Contact: Cubico Sustainable Investments , Ricardo Diaz, email@example.com, +44 (0)20 3805 3900, www.cubicoinvest.com
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The company's offshore wind portfolio presently spans the UK, US and Poland,
including the 3.6GW Dogger Bank which is under construction off eastern England in conjunction with SSE, and the up-to-1.5GW Empire Wind off New York.
(Source: Equinor, PR, Recharge, 6 Feb, 2020) Contact: SSE Plc, www.sse.co.uk; Equinor, Eldar Saetre, CEO, Pal Eitrheim, VP New Energy Solutions, www.equinor.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor, Wind, Offshore Wind,
The PhD@sea program, which focuses on cross-disciplinary research projects that can help realize the planning, operation, and maintenance of offshore wind farms, works with the University of Groningen, the University of Utrecht, Ocean Grazer B.V., Loyens & Loeff, New Energy Coalition, NOGAT, NOORDGASTRANSPORT, Vattenfall, Siemens Nederland, TNO, Dutch Energy Law Association NeVER, NOGEPA, and TenneT.
(Source: Dutch Research Council, offshorewind.biz, 6 Feb., 2020) Contact: Dutch Research Council, +31 (0)70 3440640,
+31 (0)70 3850971 - fax,
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The new projects include: the 199MW Expedition Wind facility being developed by National Renewable Solutions in Marion County; AEP Renewables's 128MW Flat Ridge 3 plant near Kingman and Apex Clean Energy's 193MW Jayhawk development in Crawford and Bourbon Counties, Kansas. The fourth deal is for 178MW of wind energy from an unnamed project being developed by a subsidiary of NextEra Resources, south of Liberal in Oklahoma.
Evergy notes these projects are part of its commitment to achieve an 80 pct reduction in carbon dioxide emissions below 2005 levels from its fleet of power plants by 2050.
(Source: Evergy, AEP Renewables, renews, 31 Jan., 2020) Contact: AEP Renewables, Greg Hall, Pres., Evergy Ventures, Terry Bassham, Pres., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.evergyventures.com
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The New York portfolio consists of four 20 MW battery storage projects located in the Lower Hudson Valley near the towns of Catskill, Highland, New Windsor and Ulster. New York currently has only 62.2 MW of battery storage facilities in operation statewide.
The GlidePath project is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) under the Market Acceleration Bridge Incentive program for energy storage.
The portfolio represents at least 320 MWhs of new battery storage capacity in New York State and a total capital investment of approximately $120 million in the Hudson Valley. (Source: GlidePath Power Solutions, PR, 4 Feb., 2020) Contact: GlidePath Power Solutions, Dan Foley, Founder, 630-501-0162, www.glidepath.net; Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, www.quinbrook.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy STorage, NYSERDA, GlidePath Power Solutions ,
Following a landmark victory in California in 2018, Environment America's 100 pct Renewable Campaign set out to get 10 states to set ambitious renewable energy targets by 2023. To date, six states have enacted laws requiring 100 pct clean electricity by 2050 or earlier.
According to Emma Searson, Environment America's 100 pct Renewable Campaign director, "By 2019, the United States produced almost five times as much renewable electricity from the sun and wind as it did just ten years earlier. Committing to a healthier future powered fully by clean, renewable energy should be a no-brainer, and we're here to make sure states take action sooner rather than later." (Source: Environment America, PR, 29 Jan., 2020) Contact: Environment America,
(303) 801-0581, (202) 683-1250 - Washington DC,
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When fully online, roughly 80 pct of the facilities total power generation will be purchased by Amazon and Arlington County for its buildings, streetlights, traffic signals, water pumping, and wastewater treatment.
(Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, WDVM, 31 Jan., 2020)Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Keith Windle, VP Business Development and Merchant Operations, www.dominionenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia, Solar,
The deal, which includes a multi-year service contract, takes full advantage of the Cypress Platform's two-piece blade design provided by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business. The turbines, which will be equipped with GE's Ice Mitigation System, are expected to be installed in Q2 2021 for commissioning and operation by the end of 2021.
(Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, 31 Jan., 2020)
Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/contact-us, www.ge.com/renewableenergy; OX2, +49 40 309987900,
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The PACE assets included in the sale have helped over 6,500 homeowners make energy efficiency upgrades including solar energy, hurricane-resilient roofs, impact resistant windows and doors, HVAC improvements, battery energy storage and others. Amalgamated Bank is the largest union-owned bank and one of the only unionized banks in the United States. Amalgamated Bank is currently majority-owned by Workers United, an SEIU Affiliate.
(Source: Renew Financial Group LLC, PR, 31 Jan., 2020) Contact: Renew Financial Group, Kirk Inglis, CEO , Brit Moller, email@example.com, www.renewfinancial.com; Amalgamated Bank, 800-662-0860, www.amalgamatedbank.com
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As proposed, the program would award grants on a competitive basis in the amounts of $500 per kilowatt of nameplate capacity from renewable energy sources on land that was previously mined for coal and $100 per kilowatt of nameplate capacity from renewable energy sources on brownfields. Grants would not be allowed to exceed $10 million for a single coal mine project and $5 million for a brownfield project not on previously mined land, according to the bill. Total allocations from the program would be capped at $35 million in a given year.
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy would administer the program and work with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to develop criteria for grant awards. (Source: Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Bristol Herald Courier, 30 Jan., 2020) Contact: Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, 276-523-8100, www.dmme.virginia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Funding,
The study leveraged data from the 100 Resilient Cities program and found that while many cities are taking some steps to increase energy efficiency and renewable power, only 20 pct include energy efficiency initiatives in their resilience plans. Study recommendations to boost energy efficiency and renewables include:
Study information is HERE. (Source: ACEEE, 30 Jan., 2020) Contact: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, www.aceee.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy,
Portsmouth Marine Terminal is one of the Port of Virginia's two multi-use terminals in the Norfolk Harbor. (Source: Orsted, Offshore Eng., 29 Jan., 2020)
Thomas Brostrom, Pres., CEO, Orsted North America, Offshore, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
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Enlight Renewable Energy stands at the forefront of the green energy revolution. A leader in its field, the company is publically traded on TASE (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange). Since its foundation in 2008, Enlight has endeavored to create value through its energy and infrastructure initiatives. The company specializes in the initiation, development, financing, construction, management, and operation of projects involving the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources, according to the company website.
(Source: Enlight Renewable Energy, Renewable, 30 Jan., 2020) Contact: Enlight Renewable Energy, Gilad Yavetz, CEO, +972 3 9008700, www.enlightenergy.co.il
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enlight Renewable Energy,
According to the MEWE release, "the evolution of technology and the abundance of resources in Mexico, has led to the world record here (low prices), which is around $ 17 per MWh. The areas of the southeast, north, northeast with great potential for wind resources have helped companies in the world have come to invest in the development of these sustainable projects that help reduce the carbon footprint of both the electricity sector and private companies." (Source: Mexican Association of Wind Energy, reve, 29 Jan., 2020)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mexican Association of Wind Energy,
The project, which has two PPAs in place, will incorporate 94 GE wind turbines with a combined capacity of 250 MW, is being developed by Invenergy and is slated to come online before the year end.
(Source: WEC Energy Group, Saur Energy , 28 Jan., 2020) Contact:
WEC Energy Group, Gale Klappa, (414) 221-7345, www.wecenergygroup.com; Invenergy,
Meghan Schultz, Snr VP, Finance & Capital Markets, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
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The portfolio includes 11 wind farms and 35 solar power plants, with a cumulative capacity of 96 MW and 47 MW respectively.
Total Quadran operates over 300 renewable energy plants in France totaling nearly 900 MW, generating 1,675 GWh of renewable electricity per year.
(Source: TOTAL, PR, BusinessWire, 28 Jan., 2020)
Contact: Total Quadran, +33 4 67 32 63 35
Elodie Billerey, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.total-quadran.com;
Banque des Territoires, www.banquedesterritoires.fr; Caisse des Depots Group, Isaline Ollivie, +33 1 58 50 23 07, email@example.com, www.caissedesdepots.fr; Total, Investor Relations: +44 (0)207 719 7962 l firstname.lastname@example.org, www.total.com
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The electricity for Daimler's factories will be generated mostly by Statkraft's wind and solar projects in Germany, and then added to by its hydropower facilities when necessary. Under the agreement, Envios Systems is responsible for the energy management process "including physical delivery, balancing group management, billing, grid usage, consumption forecasts and hedging of green electricity quantities," according to Statkraft. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Windpower, 28 Jan., 2020)Contact: Statkraft AS, Duncan Dale, VP UK, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com;
Envos Systems, 1 888 547 7401,
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The new energy office would work on formation of an energy marketplace that affordably and efficiently meets needs of business and residential consumers, strive to take advantage of two decades of success in wind power production and emphasize potential of energy efficiency programs.
(Source: Office of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, Hutchinson News, 28 Jan., 2020) Contact: Office of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, www.governor.kansas.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
Including the Morcone Wind Farm, RWE's operational wind portfolio in Italy stands at 440 MW. (Source: RWE Renewables, Jan., 2020)
Contact: RWE Renewables, www.rwe.com
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This report outlines the role of wind power in the transformation of the global energy system based on IRENA's climate resilient pathway, specifically the growth in wind power deployments that would be needed in the next three decades to achieve the Paris climate goals.
Download the IRENA Future of Wind Energy Report HERE. (Source: IRENA, reve, 25 Jan., 2020) Contact: IRENA, www.irena.org
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According to the report, "2014 witnessed the kingdom's serious development of the solar and wind energy projects supplying clean energy to the national grid with a total capacity of approximately 1,500 megawatts, which account for some 20 pct of total electricity generated."
(Source: IRENA, Jordan Weekly, 26 Jan., 2020) Contact: IRENA, www.irena.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News IRENA, Jordan, Renewable Energy,
To that end, the Tokyo City Metropolitan Government 2020 budget plans to spend more than ¥74.6 billion ($684.5 million). The money will be distributed to individual progams in 14 energy sector including buildings, transportation, resources, climate change adaptation and engagement. These include Tokyo Climate Change Adaptation Policy, Plastic Strategy, Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Promotion Strategy, all of which outline additional steps the city will take to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions, marine plastic waste, food waste and fluorocarbon emissions.
To achieve decarbonization, the capital city of 13.9 residents plans to expand the use of hydrogen energy as it moves away from fossil fuels in its effort to address global warming and the climate change crisis, and urged the central government to formulate a national strategy to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
(Source: City of Tokyo, PR, Japan Times, 26 Jan., 2020)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tokyo, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Global Warming,
January and July 2019, Scotland generated 9,831,320 MWh of wind energy. That might hold 182 pct of all 4.4 million households in Scotland and North England or 100 pct of all houses in Scotland and England. (Source: Scottish Development International, Energy News, 23 Jan., 2020) Contact: Scottish Development International, +44 300 013 2734,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Scottish Power, Scotland Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy,
The RfP seeks solar, geothermal, wind, biomass and biogas technology projects compliant with Nevada's existing renewable portfolio standards. NV Energy will also consider adding supplemental energy storage systems that are integrated with the proposed renewable energy resource and stand-alone energy storage systems. Projects will be competitively evaluated on a number of factors, including best value to customers of NV Energy and creation of economic benefits to the State of Nevada.
NV Energy requests that all parties interested in becoming a bidder for this opportunity register on the company's website www.nvenergy.com and follow each of the directives under the "Steps to Complete" section of the website. Bids are due by 4 p.m. on March 9. Projects proposed by successful bidders will require the approval of the PUCN. It is anticipated the projects would be completed and producing energy for customers by December 31, 2025.
Las Vegas-based NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, do business as NV Energy.
(Source: NV Energy, PR, 22 Jan., 2020)
Contact: NV Energy, Doug Cannon, Pres., CEO, Kristen Saibini, Corp. Communications,
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The Seneca Wind project was a proposed 200 MW wind farm incorporating as many as 77 wind turbines on approximately 25,000 acres of privately leased land in Seneca County.
(Source: sPower, PR, Seneca Wind, 21 Jan., 2020)
Contact: Seneca Wind, www.senecawind.com; sPower, Ryan Creamer, CEO, Naomi Keller, VP Marketing, (801) 679-3514, nkeller@sPower.com, www.sPower.com
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The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning and a 20-year service agreement.
Turbine deliveries are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021, for commissioning in Q4,2021. (Source: Vestas, Jan., 2920)
Contact: Eurowind Energy, www.eurowindenergy.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, email@example.com, www.vestas.com
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The project company , Tra Vinh Wind Power Company, is jointly funded by Korean energy firm ST International. Vestas will supply the projects turbine and act as EPC for the project.
(Source: Climate Fund Managers, Power Engineering, 23 Jan., 2020) Contact: Climate Fund Managers, Andrew Johnstone, CEO,
+31 (0)70 204 5205, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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The turbine is mounted on a buoyant underwater structure anchored in deep water. The wind turbine, tower and underwater structure are permanently joined and rotate as a single unit with water carrying the full weight of the structure which, similar to a sailing boat, is stabilized by the keel.
The unit does not require a yaw system for the turbine to face the wind nor a pitching mechanism to turn the rotor blades. Accordingly, fewer moving parts incur lower maintenance and operating costs. The SeaTwirl S2, 1MW turbine is expected to be available in 2020.
(Source: SeaTwirl, Offshore Eng., 20 Jan., 2020) Contact: SeaTwirl AB, Gabriel Strangberg, CEO, Managing Director, +46 70-480 55 29, www.seatwirl.com
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The project would include wind turbines, access roads, electrical collection lines, substations, permanent meteorological towers, an operations and maintenance building, and construction staging areas.
As part of the project's Article 10 process, a Preliminary Scoping Statement was filed on March 16, 2018 with the state siting board.
(Source: Heritage Wind, Batavia News, 21 Jan., 2020)
Contact: Apex Clean Energy, 434-220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com; Heritage Wind, (231)935-3659, www.heritagewindenergy.com
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"It's important that what we build leaves a positive legacy, that we don't build it on the back of fossil fuels, but rather, we build it on the back of the next generation of energy technology of wind and hydro and solar." -- Brian Janous, Microsoft Lead Energy Manager, !9 July, 2019
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The first stage of the project, which has bee sold to Iberdrola, will incorporate 210 MW of wind capacity and 110 MW of solar capacity
has been sold to Iberdrola, DP Energy will hold a proposed second stage featuring more solar PV and a battery storage capacity.
The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Hub will result in a significant increase in the share of wind and solar in the state's grid, and has been welcomed by the Liberal state government, which aims to reach net 100 per cent renewables by around 2030.
(Source: Iberdrola, IEEF.org, 15 Jan., 2020)Contact: Iberdrola,
Fernando Santamaria, Australia Manager, www.iberdrolarenewables.com;
DP Energy, +353 22 23955, www.dpenergy.com
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Clearway Energy Group LLC focuses on renewable energy generation and distribution, as well as owns renewable energy projects. The company has over 320 MW of community solar projects across the country, in addition to its utility-scale solar and wind operations. (Source: Clearway Energy Group, Renewables, 17 Jan., 2020) Contact: Clearway Energy Group, 415-627-1600, www.clearwayenergygroup.com
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The Navajo Energy Storage Station (NESS) is a pumped storage hydropower facility that would use water from Lake Powell and a new reservoir on a plateau above the lake to create a gigantic battery. The facility would use solar and wind energy to pump water to the upper reservoir, then release it through turbines to generate 10 hours of renewable energy each day to power cities in California, Arizona and Nevada.
The NESS facility is Daybreak's second huge energy storage project, following its proposed 1,540 MW Next Generation Pumped Storage facility that would utilize water from Lake Mead and transmission infrastructure near Hoover Dam, according to the release.
(Source: Daybreak Power,PR, Website, 17Jan., 2020) Contact: Daybreak Power, Jim Day, CEO, 703-624-4971,email@example.com, www.daybreakpower.com
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Dogger Bank Wind Farms is comprised of three offshore wind farm sites in the North Sea, totaling 3.6 GW -- Creyke Beck A (1.2GW), Creyke Beck B (1.2GW) and Teesside A (1.2GW). The three wind farms will make use of the world's most powerful turbine, GE's Haliade-X, and will be capable of generating sufficient power for over 4.5 million homes each year.
Jones Bros Civil Engineering, one of the UK's leading civil engineering contractors, headquartered in Ruthin, North Wales, has been awarded the contract to install the onshore cable infrastructure for the Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B sites.
The onshore infrastructure includes the installation of approximately 20 miles of electrical cables that will connect to the existing National Grid substation at Creyke Beck, Cottingham. The works will also involve completing bulk earthworks at the onshore HVDC convertor station locations in East Riding. (Source: SSE Renewables, PR, 17 Jan., 2020) Contact: SSE Plc, www.sse.co.uk; Equinor, Eldar Saetre, CEO, Pal Eitrheim, VP New Energy Solutions, www.equinor.com
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With the acquisition, Cubico has expanded its portfolio in Uruguay to 100 MW.
Cubico's global portfolio across 11 countries totals 3.1 GW.(Source: Cubico Sustainable Investments, Website Press Release, 15 Jan., 2020) Contact: Cubico Sustainable Investments , Ricardo Diaz, firstname.lastname@example.org,
+44 (0)20 3805 3900, www.cubicoinvest.com; Asticy, www.astidey.com.uy
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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc is a not-for-profit cooperative power supplier to 46 members including 43 electric distribution cooperatives and public power districts in four states that together power to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the western U.S.
(Source: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association , PR, 16 Jan., 2020) Contact: Tri-State, Duane Highley, CEO, 303-452-6111, www.tristategt.org
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The $39 million wind park incorporates eight wind turbines and is expected to generate around 105 GWh per year, enough to meet the annual demand of 42,000 homes and offset 52,600 tpy of CO2 emissions. (Source: Naturgy Energy Group, PR, reve, 16 Jan., 2020) Contact: Naturgy Energy Group, www.naturgy.com
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Eesti Energia's renewable energy output tripled during the year, mostly coming from subsidiary Enefit Green, the largest wind energy producer in the Baltic States. Renewable energy production also increased in Ida-Viru County’s thermal power plants, where the company produces electricity from wood waste. There are also plans to develop Tootsi Wind Farm. (Source: Eesti Energia, Baltic News Network, 14 Jan., 2020)
Contact: Eesti Energia, www.energia.ee
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Infinity will develop utility-scale and distributed solar energy and wind power projects in Egypt and Africa. Egypt's 2035 Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy targets 20 pct of the electricity mix coming from renewables by 2022 and 42 pct by 2035.
Infinity Energy completed the development and construction of Egypt's first large-scale solar power plant in February 2018, followed by another three plants in Benban Solar Park, which is considered the largest solar park in the world to date. Infinity Energy now operates its six solar plants with a total capacity of 235MW.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) recently committed an investment in Infinity Energy of up to S$60 million in the form of capital increase in the company to finance the development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects and associated ancillary business including electricity distribution and electric vehicle charging stations in Egypt and across Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries. (Source: Masdar, Infinity Energy, Arabian News, 16 Jan., 2020) Contact: Infinity Solar, Nayer Fouad, CEO,+20 2 25054345,
email@example.com, www.infinitysolar.com; Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.masdar.ca.ae
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According to Nordex,
high demand from Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands and the market entry in the Ukraine compensated for the continued weakness of the German market. The North American performed similarly well at 1,767 MW (2018: 721 MW) or more than 28 percent to the total order volume. Around 18 pct or 1,122 MW (2018: 1,190 MW) of orders came from Latin America.
(Source: Nordex, Marine Link, 15 Jan., 2020)Contact: Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, email@example.com, www.nordex.com
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TenneT's wind energy transmission from the North Sea reached 20.21 TWh in 2019, exceeding the previous year's value (16.75 TWh) by 20.7 pct. Measured against Germany's total wind output (122.07 TWh, offshore and onshore counted together), the North Sea wind power yield achieved a healthy share of 16.6 percent in 2019.
The previous maximum infeed performance of North Sea offshore wind farms reached 6,077 MW on 5 December 2019. The capacity expansion for North Sea offshore wind farms was at 6,436 MW on 31 December 2019.
The wind turbines in the Baltic Sea (not within the TenneT grid area) generated 3.95 TWh in 2019, which means Germany's total offshore yield amounted to 24.16 TWh. (Source: TenneT, Offshore Engineering, 13 Jan., 2020)Contact: TenneT, Tim Meyerjurgens, Managing Director, +31 (0) 26 373 1112, www.tennet.org
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In Kansas, construction began in September on the Liberty Utilities-Empire District's 130-turbine, 300-Mw Neosho Ridge Wind Farm north of Parsons. (Source: Liberty Utilities, SF Chronicle, Joplin Globe, 6 Jan., 2019) Contact: Liberty Utilities, www.libertyutilities.com
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The investment is in line with AfDB's efforts to alleviate financing constraints in the renewable energy sector and will contribute to production of 178,5 MW of renewable power for commercial and residential use.
Metier is a well-established fund manager with a track record of deploying more than US$550 million in African countries, including solar, wind and hydro power projects in Southern and East Africa. Metier has been a key player in South African solar power, a maturing technology that offers significant benefits in terms of storage and dispatchability to the grid, unlike traditional photovoltaic options.
In other African renewable energy news , the AfDB has approved a $8.91 million grant drawn from the EU Africa Investment Platform (EU-AIP) to support Ruzizi IV, 287 MW Hydropower Project, to be situated on the Ruzizi River between Rwanda and Congo.
The Ruzizi III, with a projected 147 MW output is under development with Bank support.
(Source: African Dev. Bank, Chronicle, 14 Jan., 2020)
Contact: AfDB, Amadou Hott, VP Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, +225 2026 3900, www.afdb.org/en
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The Action Coalition includes MHI Vestas, Orsted, Equinor, CWind, Global Marine Group, JERA, Shell, Mainstream Renewable Power, Siemens Gamesa, TenneT and The UK Crown Estate.
Download the The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change -- Five Opportunities for Action Report
HERE. (Source: High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, Various Media, Maritime Executive, 13 Jan., 2020) Contact: High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, www.oceanpanle.org
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