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San Mateo Reviewing Green Building, Efficiency Codes (Ind. Report)
San Mateo,Green Building
Date: 2019-07-15
In the Golden State, the city of San Mateo (pop. 105,000 +-) is considering new construction energy efficiency incentives to encourage new construction developers to electrify their buildings, install solar panels, expand EV charging capacity and other initiatives in an effort to increase energy efficiency, cur energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Ordinances slated for review include two options for builders of new construction to reduce natural gas consumption within their developments. By either building an all-electric structure at the minimum efficiency required by the state's energy code or designing a mixed-fuel building using natural gas and electricity at a higher efficiency level, developers can meet the proposed reach code for electrification, according to a staff report.

For single-family and duplex projects, builders can either construct all-electric buildings or design a mixed-fuel building 15 pct above the state code's energy efficiency requirement, which officials estimate could save builders $5,300 in construction costs as compared to a mixed-fuel home. An all-electric design for homes is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 50 pct in most cases as compared to a mixed-fuel design, according to the report.

The proposed ordinance for office buildings would require builders to design an all-electric building or a mixed-fuel development 10 pct above the state code's energy efficiency requirement, which could involve using windows less prone to heat, natural sunlight and occupancy sensors. An all-electric office building designed to meet the 2019 state code is estimated to cost $57,300 less to construct compared to a comparable mixed-fuel building, according to the city council's report.

If adopted by the San Mateo city council and the California Energy Commission, the new codes will come into force Jan. 1, 2020. (Source: City of San Mateo, Daily Journal, July, 2019) Contact: City of San Mateo, Andrea Chow, Sustainability Analyst, www.cityofsanmateo.org/477/Building

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Green Building,  


Brookfield Considering Suzlon Energy Acquisition (M&A, Int'l.)
Brookfield Asset Management,Suzlon Energy
Date: 2019-07-12
Bloomberg is reporting Toronto-based investment firm Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is considering and undertaking due diligence for the acquisition of a majority stake in Hyderabad, India-headquartered wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Ltd.

To that end, Brookfield is reportedly in discussions with Suzlon's creditors and may purchase new shares issued by the company, followed by purchasing stocks from the existing holders under an open offer. (Source: Brookfield, Bloomberg, liveMint, 11 July, 2019) Contact: Brookfield Asset Management, (416) 363-9491, www.brookfield.com; Suzlon Group, J.P. Chalasani, CEO, +91 20 670 22000, info@suzlon.com, www.suzlon.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Suzlon Energy,  Wind,  Brookfield Asset Management,  


NREL Wind-Wildlife Mitigation Efforts Funded (Ind. Report)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Date: 2019-07-12
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reports it is one of nine organizations to receive US DOE funding to explore and develop technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of wind energy.

NREL will investigate and improve the effectiveness of ultrasonic acoustic deterrents that emit frequencies perceptible to bats to discourage them from approaching wind turbines.

Other technological innovations include thermal imaging cameras and specially developed radar technologies that detect and deter bats and other wildlife from approaching wind-turbine blades.

Identifying the best wind-wildlife mitigation technologies will enable more efficient and cost-effective wind energy projects. (Source: NREL,WindPower, 10 July, 2019) Contact: NREL, www.nrel.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News National Renewable Energy Laboratory,  Wind,  


GE Supplying Turbines to 220 MW Polish Wind Project (Int'l Report)
GE Renewable Energy ,EBRD
Date: 2019-07-12
GE Renewable Energy reports it will supply 81 onshore wind turbines along with a five-year service agreement to power the 220 MW Potegowo Wind Project in Northern Poland. This is the first project between GE Renewable Energy and Potegowo Mashav Sp Z OO. With a current installed base of 580 MW in Poland, GE Renewable Energy will increase its installed base to 800 MW in the country, once the project is commissioned.

The 81 turbines for the Polish project will be manufactured at GE Renewable Energy's facility in Salzbergen, Germany. GE will also provide a five-year Full Service Agreement (FSA) offering data-driven insights, expert recommendations, and advanced field services.

The Polish project, which is supported by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), is expected to help save 480,000 tpy of carbon dioxide. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, reve, 11 July, 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy , Peter Wells, Onshore Wind CEO for Europe and SSA, www.ge.com/renewableenergy; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com; Potegowo Mashav, Mashav Energia, office@mashavenergia.com, www.mashavenergia.com

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


Vattenfall Scores Dutch Offshore Wind Tender (Int'l Report)
Netherlands Enterprise Agency ,Vattenfall
Date: 2019-07-12
At The Hague, The Netherlands Enterprise Agency reports it has awarded Vattenfall a tender to construct and operate the Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea.

Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 are 350 MW each and will start operating in 2023. They are the latest in a series of 700 MW annual offshore wind power auctions in the Netherlands. (Source: Netherlands Enterprise Agency, PR, reve, 11 July, 2019) Contact: Netherlands Enterprise Agency, +31 70 379 80 00, www.english.rvo.nl; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, www.corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


SD PUC OKs 300 MW South Dakota Wind Project (Ind. Report)
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
Date: 2019-07-12
On Tuesday in the state capitol city of Pierre, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (SD PUC) reports the approval of a permit with conditions for construction of the Crowned Ridge Wind Farmin the northeastern part of the state. The proposed $400 million wind farm will incorporate up to 130 wind turbines and generate as much as 300 MW of power which will be purchased by Northern States Power Co., dba Xcel Energy. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. (Source: South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, Brookings Register, AP, 10 July, 2019) Contact: South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, (605) 773-3201, www.puc.sd.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  


New York's "Green New Deal" Awaits Cuomo's Signature (Reg & Leg)
Clean New Deal,Cuomo
Date: 2019-07-10
In Albany, the New York State legislature is reporting the passage of SB 6599/AB 8429, the Climate Leadership And Community Protection Act (CCPA) requiring the Empire State to source 100 pct carbon-free electricity by the year 2040 and reach net-zero carbon emissions across the state's entire economy by 2050.

Under the CCPA, electric utilities will be forced to purchase around 9,000-megawatts of clean energy by 2035. The capital development and construction work related to converting the existing capacity to wind, solar and other clean and renewable sources will fall under the regulatory purview of the act which will make it illegal for hydroelectric power to receive subsidies because wind and energy will not be able to compete if long-term savings and reliability are taken into account..

"The [bill] will virtually eliminate New York's greenhouse gasses, foster renewable energy production, create green jobs, invest in lower-income communities, and protect our planet," according to the bill's sponsor and chair of the NY Senate Environmental Conservation Committee Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D). Both chambers of the state Legislature passed CCPA and it now awaits the expected signature of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Source: Various Media, Post Journal, 7 July, 2019) Contact: Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov, https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  Clean New Deal,  Renewable Energy,  Cuomo,  


$330Bn Indian Renewable Energy Investment Expected by 2030 (Int'l)
Mercom
Date: 2019-07-10
According to Mercom's Economic Survey 2018-19, India ranks fourth in terms of installed wind capacity globally and fifth in terms of installed solar capacity.

The Mercom survey notes that the share of renewable energy is progressively increasing in the Indian electricity mix and that the additional investments in renewable projects up to 2022 (excluding transmission) will be about $80 billion at today's prices and an investment of around $250 billion will be required for the period 2023-2030. ON an annualized basis, a $30 billion investment in renewable energy is expected over the next decade.

According to the survey, the cumulative renewable power installed capacity (excluding hydro of above 25 MW) has more than doubled from 35 GW on March 31, 2014, to 78 GW on March 31, 2019. The target is to achieve an installed capacity of renewable-based power of 175 GW by the year 2022. The share of renewables (excluding hydro above 25 MW) in the total generation was around 10 pct in 2018-19 compared to about 6 pct in FY 2014-15, the survey notes. (Source: Mercom Capital Group, July, 2019) Contact: Mercom Capital Group, (512) 215-4452, info@mercomcapital.com, www.mercomcapital.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News India Renewables,  Wind,  Solar,  Mercom,  


Seajacks Scores Formosa 2 Turbine Installation Contract
Seajacks International,Siemen Gamesa,Swancor Renewable Energy
Date: 2019-07-10
Following up on our May 4th coverage, Great Yarmouth, U.K.-based offshore installation contractor Seajacks UK Ltd reports receipt of a conditional contract from Siemens Gamesa for the transport and installation of wind turbines at the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm being developed by Macquarie Capital and Taiwan-based Swancor Renewable Energy, off the coast of Taiwan.

The 376MW Formosa 2 project will incorporate 47 SG 8.0 - 167 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines. The contract is subject to Siemens Gamesa receiving the firm order from consortium partners Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy. Installation is slated for the summer of 2021. (Source: Seajacks, offshorewind.biz, 9 July, 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Offshore, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en; Seajacks UK Ltd., +44 1492 841400, www.seajacks.com

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


Taiwanese Offshore Wind Farm Secures €2.7Bn Financing (Int'l)
Sojitz Corp
Date: 2019-07-10
In Taiwan, the largest offshore wind farm in Asia-Pacific is reported to have reached financial closure on €2.7 billion.

The 80 Siemens Gamesa turbine, 640 MW Yunlin Offshore Wind project project located eight kilometers off the coast of Yunlin County in western Taiwan, is being developed by Bremen, Germany-based WPD AG in two phases, with the first phase scheduled to be commissioned by 2020 and the second phase in 2021. WPD AG will own 73 pct of the project and the remaining 27 pct will be held by a Tokyo-based Sojitz Corp.-led consortium. (Source: Asia & Pacific Legal Chronicle. Other Media, July 9, 2019) Contact: Sojitz Corp., www.sojitz.com/en; WPD AG, +49-421-168-6610, + 49-421-168-6666 – fax, www.wpd.de

More Low-Carbon Energy News WPD,  Yunlin,  Offshore Wind,  


Longroad Nails 243 MW Texas Wind Farm Financing (Ind. Report)
Longroad Energy
Date: 2019-07-10
Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy is reporting the financial close and construction startup of its $335 million El Campo wind farm in Knox County, Texas. The Danish pension funds PKA and PenSam, represented by their investment manager AIP, have invested in the project which is expected to achieve commercial operation by July of 2020, Longroad Energy's affiliate, Longroad Energy Services, will provide construction management, asset management, operations and maintenance, and remote monitoring services to the project over a 20-year term.

Longroad Energy Holdings, LLC owns 684 MW of operational wind and solar projects across the U.S. Its services affiliate, Longroad Energy Services, operates and manages 1.49 GW comprised of these projects in addition to 805 MW of wind and solar projects on behalf of third parties. Longroad is owned by the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Infratil Limited, and Longroad's management team. (Source: Longroad Energy, PR, Contact: Longroad Energy, Paul Gaynor, CEO, www.longroadenergy.com; linkedin.com/company/longroad-energy-partners

More Low-Carbon Energy News Longroad Energy,  Wind,  


Ameren Missouri Plans $1Bn Wind Energy Investment (Ind. Report)
Ameren Missouri
Date: 2019-07-08
In St. Louis, Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, reports it has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to decrease electric rates as part of the company's $5.3 billion Smart Energy Plan.

The Smart Energy Plan, which includes $1 billion investment in wind energy as well as a "Smart Savers" rate for off-peak energy use, is the largest energy efficiency plan in the company's history and provides customers with more ways to manage and reduce their energy usage, the company said. The company also plans to roll out the first of its new generation of smart meters starting in 2020. (Source: Ameren Missouri, PR, 5 July, 2019) Contact: Ameren Missouri Smart Energy Plan, Tara Oglesby, VP, www.ameren.com/Missouri/company/smart-energy-plan, www.ameren.com/missouri

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Missouri,  Wind,  Energy Efficiency,  


Ameren Missouri Touts Smart Energy Efficiency Plan (Ind. Report)
Ameren Missouri
Date: 2019-07-08
In St. Louis, Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, reports it has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to decrease electric rates as part of the company's $5.3 billion Smart Energy Plan.

The Smart Energy Plan, which includes $1 billion investment in wind energy as well as a "Smart Savers" rate for off-peak energy use, is the largest energy efficiency plan in the company's history and provides customers with more ways to manage and reduce their energy usage, the company said. The company also plans to roll out the first of its new generation of smart meters starting in 2020. (Source: Ameren Missouri, PR, 5 July, 2019) Contact: Ameren Missouri Smart Energy Plan, Tara Oglesby, VP, www.ameren.com/Missouri/company/smart-energy-plan

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Missouri,  Energy Efficiency,  


Repsol Announces Spanish Wind, Solar Acquisitions (M&A, Int'l)
Repsol
Date: 2019-07-08
In Madrid, Spanish energy major Repsol SA is reporting the acquisition of two wind projects and one solar photovoltaic (PV) scheme totaling 794 MW. The company also announced it will develop the 335-MW Delta wind project in Zaragoza, Aragon, as well as a 255-MW wind project in the provinces of Palencia and Valladolid, Castilla y Leon, bought from Iberen and the 204-MW Sigma solar project in Cadiz, Andalucia. The three projects will be managed by Repsol Electricidad y Gas and are expected to come on line in the coming four years.

Repsol aims to operate 4,500 MW of low-emissions generation by 2025 and when those three new projects are put on stream it will have achieved 90% of that objective. The company presently has 2,952 MW of installed low-emission capacity. (Source: Repsol,Renewables Now, July, 2019) Contact: Repsol SA, (+34) 91 7538100 / 91 7538000, sacportal@repsol.com, www.repsol.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Solar,  


Enlight Touts Spanish Solar Energy Project Plans (Int'l Report)
Enlight Renewable Energy
Date: 2019-07-08
Tel Aviv-based Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd. is reporting it will collaborate with Spanish entrepreneurs to develop clusters of wind energy and solar energy projects in Spain. The first new development will be located nearthe company's existing wind farm in the Castilla-La Mancha region of Spain, in operation since last summer, Enlight said.

Under the agreement, Enlight is expected to provide guarantees totaling €40,000 ($44,925) per megawatt. The company expects the projects to yield 300-600 megawatts in total. Enlight has also announced talks to acquire a 100 pct stake in an unnamed wind energy venture in northwest Europe. (Source: EnLight Renewable Energy Ltd, PR, 7 July, 2019) Contact: EnLight Renewable Energy Lrd., Gilad Yavetz , CEO, +972 3 9008700 , +972 3 9008701 -- fax, www.enlightenergy.co.il/eng

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enlight Renewable Energy,  Solar,  Wind,  


Wind, Solar Expected to Generate Half of World's Electricity by 2050, says BloombergNEF Report (Ind. Report)
BloombergNEF
Date: 2019-07-03
According to a new report from BloombergNEF, solar, wind, and battery energy storage will enable the power sector to "meet its share of emission cuts required under the Paris climate agreement, at least until 2030" by which time the demand for electric power will increase 62 pct. The world will get about half of its electricity from solar, wind, and battery storage by 2050, the report notes. By 2050, solar and wind will supply almost one half of the world's electricity, with hydro, nuclear and other renewable energy resources providing another 21 pct with geothermal, tidal, hydrogen and others filling the balance, according to BNEF. (Source: BloombergNEF, Utilities, 23 June, 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  BloombergNEF,  


California Community Wind, Solar Projects Approved (Ind Report)
East Bay Community Energy
Date: 2019-07-03
In the Golden State, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), a community choice energy provider, reports approval of two power purchase agreements (PPAs) totaling 157.5 MW from new wind and solar facilities, along with 30 MW of battery energy storage, to be built in Alameda and Fresno counties in California. The approved contracts include:
  • the Summit Wind Project -- a 20-year agreement to purchase 57.5 MW of wind from the Altamont Winds LLC project, near Livermore in Alameda County, from San Diego-based Salka LLC in partnership with a global private equity firm. The project will see the repowering a 569, 100 kW turbines with 23 modern turbines at a former Altamont Pass wind farm and is expected to be completed in late 2020.

  • Sonrisa Solar Park -- a 20-year agreement to purchase 100 MW of solar and 30 MW of energy storage from the Sonrisa Solar Park, located in Fresno County and owned/operated by EDP Renewables North America. Construction on the Sonrisa solar project will begin as early as December 2021. It is expected to be operational in 2022.

    As one of 19 community choice aggregation programs operating in California, EBCE will provide clean energy at competitive rates and will reinvest earnings back into the community. (Source: East Bay Community Energy, NA Windpower, 24 June, 2019) Contact: East Bay Community Energy, 833-699-3223, www.ebce.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Community Wind,  Community Solar,  


  • Neoenergia Claims Brazilian Wind Power Contracts (Int'l Report)
    Neoenergia,Iberdrola
    Date: 2019-07-03
    Neoenergia, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, reports it has contracted with its subsidiary company Fuerza Eolica del Brasil S.A. to sell 30 pct of the wind energy it will produce in two new wind farms in Piauí State, northeastern Brazil.

    The two wind farms totaling 74 MW of installed power capacity are expected to come in at roughly $77 million and come on line in mid 2022.

    The Neoenergia group has 17 wind farms that produce 516 megawatts (MW) and is constructing another 15 with capacity to produce 545 MW. (Source: Neoenergia, PR, reve, 29 June, 2019) Contact: Neoenergia, Alexandre Medeiros, Sustainability Mgr., +55 21 96723-4385 +55 21 3235-9880, alexandre.medeiros@neoenergia.com, www.neoenergia.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Neoenergia.Iberdrola,  Wind,  


    SG Claims MidAmerican Wind Repowering Project (Ind. Report)
    MidAmerican Energy, Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2019-07-03
    In the Hawkeye State, Des Moines-headquartered MidAmerican Energy is reporting the selection of Siemens Gamesa (SG)for the repowering of its 429.3-MW Rolling Hills wind power project in Iowa.

    The project will utilize 163, SG 2.7-129 and 18 previously sold SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines including blades, hubs, and nacelles as well as the top tower sections for the SG 2.7-129 units. Commissioning of the project is expected for late 2021. (Source: MidAmerican Energy, PR, July, 2019) Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Mike Fehr, VP Resource Development, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens Gamesa Americas Service, Darnell Walker, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en-int/products-and-services

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


    Lincoln Clean Energy Acquires 103-MW S,Dakota Wind Project (M&A)
    Lincoln Clean Energy,Pattern Energy,Orsted
    Date: 2019-07-03
    Danish energy company Orsted A/S owned Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) is reporting the purchase of Pattern Energy Group's a 103-MW shovel-ready wind project in Butte County, South Dakota. Financial details were not disclosed.

    The facility is expected to be completed and online in Q4, 2020. (Source: Lincoln CLean Energy, Renewables Now, July, 2019) Contact: Lincoln Clean Energy, Declan Flanagan, CEO, www.lincoln-clean-energy.com; Pattern Energy Group, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, matt.dallas@patternenergy.com, www.patternenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Pattern Energy,  Lincoln Clean Energy,  Orsted,  Wind,  


    Dominion's Offshore Wind Project Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy,Orsted
    Date: 2019-07-03
    In Virginia, Richmond-based Dominion Energy reports construction is underway on its $300 million offshore wind project in federal waters, 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

    The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project's two 6 MW offshore turbines will be supplied by Orsted and will generate sufficient power for up to 3,000 homes when fully online in 2020. (Source: Dominion Energy, Virginia Business, 1 July, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy Power Generation Group , Paul Koonce , CEO, www.dominionenergy.com; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Offshore Wind,  


    PSEG Claims Among Lowest Power Producer CO2 Emissions (Ind Report)
    Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
    Date: 2019-07-01
    In the Garden State, Newark-based power producer Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is touting its record as having one of the lowest carbon emissions rates of the nation's largest power producers, according to Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States , a recently released report by M.J. Bradley & Associates, Bank of America, CERES, Entergy, Exelon and NRDC. According to the report:
  • In 1993, PSEG became the first electric utility in the U.S. to volunteer to participate in the Climate Challenge Program; PSEG successfully met this goal and stabilized carbon dioxide emissions from its New Jersey plants to 1990 levels by 2000.

  • In 2002, PSEG joined EPA's Climate Leaders program to reduce the six greenhouse gases covered under the Kyoto Protocol. Under this program, PSEG committed to reduce its CO2-equivalent GHG emissions on a pound-per-mWh basis by 18 pct from 2000 levels by Dec. 31, 2008. PSEG surpassed this goal by achieving a 31 pct reduction, due primarily to the fact that more than half our power comes from nuclear generation.

  • In 2009, PSEG established a new goal of reducing company-wide GHG emissions by 25 pct from 2005 levels by 2025. PSEG met this goal 14 years ahead of schedule. PSEG achieved this goal through implementation of energy efficiency programs, deployment of renewable energy, increasing nuclear output and building clean, efficient natural gas generation.

  • Since 2010, PSEG has invested approximately $400 million in energy efficiency initiatives that reduce emissions in hospitals, multifamily housing and buildings occupied by nonprofits and government agencies.

  • In 2018, PSEG announced its new goal of eliminating 13 million metric tons of CO2-equivalent by 2030 from 2005 levels. The new goal expands upon previous reduction goals, including efficiency upgrades of existing combined-cycle natural gas fleets and the retirement of the company's New Jersey and Connecticut coal plants.

  • PSEG has invested $1.7 Billion in 625 MWs of solar, including 211 MWs in New Jersey and 23 projects in 14 states totaling 414 MWs. PSEG is New Jersey's leading developer of solar energy resources and is an active supporter of efforts to develop offshore wind facilities.

  • Supplying more than 90 pct of the state's emissions-free power, PSEG's Salem and Hope Creek nuclear generating plants play a key role in supporting New Jersey's clean energy goals.

    Download the Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States report HERE. (Source: PSEG, CSRWire 28 June, 2019) Contact: PSEG, PSE&G, PSEGPower, www/investor.pseg.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  CO2,  Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG),  Carbon Emissions,  


  • Staten Island City Seeking Wind Energy Hub Developer (Ind. Report)
    New York Economic Development
    Date: 2019-07-01
    The New York Economic Development Council (NYCEDC) reports a recently released Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) seeking offshore wind companies, service providers, manufacturers, developers and other maritime industry businesses interested in developing a wind turbine assembly facility at the former U.S. Navy port facility in Stapleton, Staten Island.

    The RFEI follows Manhattan-based Atlantic Offshore Terminals (AOT) plan to construct a wind turbine staging and assembly facility on 21 acres of nearby waterfront property. AOT is aiming to begin construction by the end of 2021 for completion by 2023. (Source: New York Economic Development Council, Atlantic Offshore Terminals, silive.com, 29 June, 2019) Contact: Atlantic Offshore Terminals, info@atlanticterminals.com, www.atlanticterminals.com; New York Economic Development Council, (518) 426-4058, www.nysedc.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


    Oklahoma Wind Developers Face New State Agency Fees (Ind. Report)
    Oklahoma Corporation Commission
    Date: 2019-07-01
    Effective Aug. 1, wind energy facility owners will be charged an annual $2,000 per wind farm fee payable to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to help compensate the agency for its oversight responsibilities. Under the new rule, developers of proposed wind energy facilities will be charged $5,000 to submit notices of planned new project.

    With 58 operational wind farms that are not owned by a state-regulated utility, the fee is initially is expected to generate $116,000 per year. As adopted, the rule requires the annual fee to be paid on each project by March 1, concurrently with operational data related to each project's nameplated capacity and production. Owners of individual turbines that generate power consumed by a home or business are not included in the fee. Oklahoma-regulated utilities that own wind projects in the state, given they already pay fees to the division as part of their annual utility assessments, will also be exempted from the fee.

    Oklahoma is the third-top producer of wind energy in the country. (Source: Oklahoman, 29 June, 2019) Contact: Oklahoma Corporation Commission, (405) 521-2211, www.occeweb.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  


    Shizen Energy, Ideol Collaborating on Floating Offshore Wind (Int'l)
    Shizen Energy,Ideol
    Date: 2019-07-01
    Japanese solar power company Shizen Energy reports it is expanding its renewable energy activity and, to that end, has inked an agreement with French offshore wind developer Ideol to collaborate on a floating wind farm off the coast of Japan.

    Historically, Shizen Energy focused on solar energy and helped develop about 800 MW of renewable power across Japan.

    Ideol is a global leader and pure player in floating foundations for offshore wind and has been engineering and accompanying floating offshore wind projects from conception to installation since 2010, according to the company website. (Source: Shizen Energy, Maritime Executive, 26 June, 2019)Contact: Shizen Energy, Masaya Hasegawa, Company Founder, www.shizenenergy.net/en; Ideol, +33 4 86 20 80 50, www.ideol-offshore.com/en

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


    Vestas Claims 54-MW El Salvadoran Wind Park Order (Int'l Report)
    Vestas,Ventus
    Date: 2019-07-01
    Madrid-based wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of a wind turbine engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order for the 54 MW Ventus Wind Park in El Salvador. The project is being jointly developed by Ventus S.A. de C.V., Tracia Network Corporation, Grupo Luz y Fuerza (GLF) and Grupo Centrans.

    The order covers the supply and installation of 15 V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW power optimized mode, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is expected in Q2, 2020 for commissioning in Q3, 2020. (Source: Vestas Wind Systems A/S , Vestas Mediterranean, 30 June, 2019) Contact: Vestas Mediterranean, +34 689 64 83 91, crtca@vestas.com

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


    Boralex, Infinergy Limekiln Wind Farm Gets the Nod (Int'l)
    Infinergy,Boralex
    Date: 2019-06-28
    UK-based green energy firm Infinergy and Montreal, Canada headquartered Boralex reports the Scottish Government's approval of their proposed 90-MW, 21-turbine joint-venture wind farm at Limekiln, south of Reay in Caithness.

    Construction is expected to get underway in 2021 for completion and commissioning before the end of 2022. The wind farm will provide sufficient electricity to meet the needs of at least 39,500 homes based on the average generation mix of UK power sources and has grid connection contracts in place.

    Infinergy, which is active in the UK, The Netherlands and Australia with a strong focus on the development of onshore wind energy in Scotland, develops wind and solar energy projects from inception through to construction and operation. In the UK the company develops most of its projects in close cooperation with Boralex. (Source: Infinergy, Boralex, PR,. NewsWire, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Infinergy, www.infinergy.co.uk: Boralex, Patrick Decostre, VP and GM Europe, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Infinergy,  Wind,  Boralex,  


    AWEA Comments on National Renewable Electricity Standard Legislation (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    AWEA
    Date: 2019-06-28
    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in support of the Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2019 introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), along with Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Angus King (I-ME): "Senator Udall's National Renewable Electricity Standard proposes a flexible framework for states to make meaningful power-sector carbon emissions cuts, fueled by market competition between renewable energy technologies. This is the kind of policy, along with improvements to transmission planning and permitting, that is needed to build a 21st century clean economy, drive major new investment in wind farms, grow demand for U.S. factories, and cut consumer energy bills." -- AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan.

    AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. We represent 1,000 member companies and over 114,000 jobs in the U.S. economy, serving as a powerful voice for how wind works for America. Members include global leaders in wind power and energy development, turbine manufacturing, and component and service suppliers. (Source: AWEA, 26 June, 2019) Contact: Tom Kirnan, CEO, www.awea.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News AWEA,  Wind,  


    Illinois Renewable Resource Procurement Plan Update -- (Ind. Report)
    Illinois Power Agency
    Date: 2019-06-26
    In the Land of Lincoln, the Illinois Power Agency (IPA), the state agency responsible for managing Illinois' renewable energy program has indicated that the state will likely miss its renewable energy target without legislative action. Illinois legislation requires the state to procure 25 pct of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025, but the IPA predicts current policy will only provide enough funding to reach roughly 10 pct by 2030, according to Path to 100, a group supported by labor and renewable energy organizations working to create jobs in Illinois.

    Illinois has seen rapid growth in wind and solar energy in recent years, driven in part by policy changes from the 2016 Future Energy Jobs Act. This policy supported new utility-scale wind and solar developments; enabled homeowners, businesses and public entities to lower their energy bills through on-site solar; and generated thousands of new jobs, according to Path to 100. But, IPA contends, without legislative change, renewable energy development will contract in 2020 and dry up almost completely between 2021 and 2025 due to funding constraints written into current law.

    Download the Illinois Long-Term Renewable Resource Procurement Plan Update Stakeholder Workshop -- Overview of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and the Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan; RPS Budgets; Utility-Scale Procurements HERE. (Source: Illinois Power Agency, 20 June, 2019) Contact: Illinois Power Agency, www2.illinois.gov/sites/ipa/Pages/default.aspx

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Illinois Power Agency,  IPA,  Renewable Energy,  


    Wind Blade Maintenance Specialist Opening RI Facility (Ind. Report)
    GEV Wind Power
    Date: 2019-06-26
    In Providence, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation reports the awarding of $1.93 million in state Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax Credits to Hull, UK-based GEV Wind Power as an incentive to open its U.S. headquarters in North Kingstown, where the company expects to employ 125 individuals in wind blade maintenance services to the global wind power industry.

    In qualifying for the incentives, GEV will commit to operating in Rhode Island for 12 years. The tax credits are expected to generate $3.5 million in net revenues for the state over the 12-year period, and, once the new hires are in place, an increase of $13.67 million in the state's annual gdp. (Source: GEV Wind Power, Providence Journal, 24 June, 2019) Contact: GEV Wind Power Daniel Boon, GM U.S. Operations, +44 (0) 1482 300 640, www.gevwindpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GEV Wind Power ,  Wind,  


    Sempra Releases 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report (Ind. Report)
    Sempra Energy
    Date: 2019-06-26
    San Diego-based Sempra Energy reports release of its Delivering Energy With Purpose 2018 corporate sustainability report outlining the company's clean energy, environmental, social and governance performance and investments in energy infrastructure in North America.

    The report covers the company's efforts to build infrastructure to connect customers to renewable energy supplies including energy from solar, wind, battery storage and renewable natural gas. Sempra's operating companies also have a number of programs that aim to enhance electric reliability and energy efficiency.

    According to the report, the company expects to play a leadership role in the worldwide shift away from coal toward lower-emissions natural gas through the development of five liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure projects in North America.

    Download Sempra's Delivering Energy With Purpose -- 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report HERE. (Source: Sempra Energy, PR, NewsWire, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Sempra Energy, Dennis V. Arriola, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, Jeff Martin, CEO (619) 696-2901, www.sempra.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Sempra Energy,  Renewable Energy,  Sustainable Energy,  


    NV Energy Adding 1,200 MW of New Solar + Storage (Ind. Report)
    NV Energy
    Date: 2019-06-26
    In the Silver State, Las Vegas-based NV Energy reports it will seek Nevada PUC approval for the addition of nearly 1,200 MW of new solar PV generation along with 590 MW of battery storage to be added to its energy mix in the form of three projects in southern Nevada. With the addition of these new projects, NV Energy will double its renewable energy by 2023.

    Each of the three announced projects -- the 200-mw Arrow Canyon Solar Project with a 75 mw battery storage system; the 300-mw Southern Bighorn Solar & Storage Center with 135-mw Li-Ion battery energy storage system; and the 690-mw Gemini Solar + Battery Storage Project with a 380 mw AC battery storage system -- are expected to be online by the end of 2023.

    NV Energy's current portfolio includes 57 geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, biomass and supported rooftop solar projects both in service and under development. (Source: NV Energy, PR, 24 June, 2019) Contact: NV Energy, Doug Cameron, CEO, Pres., www.nvenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NV Energy,  Solar,  


    Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Wind Turbine Arrays Set (Ind. Report)
    Vineyard Wind
    Date: 2019-06-26
    In the Bay State, New Bedford-based Vineyard Wind reports it has eliminated three 9.5 MW offshore wind turbines located near the Nantucket Historic District and Chappaquiddick on the eastern end of Martha's Vineyard. The total size of the first U.S. large-scale offshore wind facility will remain unchanged at approximately 800 MW.

    Project changes, which were made in response to community and stakeholder input, will see a 20 pct reduction in the project's overall footprint, greater space between offshore wind towers, a white-grey paint finish to limit the project's visual impacts on Martha's Vineyard, and other changes. The project is in 2022. (Source: Vineyard Wind, Cape Cod Today, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Vineyard Wind, Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO, Erich Stephens, Chief Dev. Officer, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vineyard Wind,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    Enerfin's 50-MW Valencia Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
    GE Renewable Energy,Enerfin
    Date: 2019-06-26
    In Madrid, Elecnor's wind energy unit Enerfin reports construction is underway on its 50 MW Cofrentes Wind Farm in Valencia.

    The wind farm will incorporate 13, GE 3.8-137 onshore wind turbines manufactured at GE's Renewable Energy site in Salzbergen, Germany while the turbine blades will be from GE's LM Wind Power in Spain. GE Renewable Energy will also provide a 25-year Full Service Agreement to be administered from its site in Noblejas and the new Remote Operations Center (ROC) in Barcelona. The project is slated for commissioning in 2020. (Source: Enerfin, reve, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Enerfin, +34 91 417 0980, www.enerfiin.es

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


    Alexandria Minn. Claims Energy Efficiency Savings (Ind. Report)
    Energy Efficiency
    Date: 2019-06-26
    In Minnesota, the Alexandria City Council reports its 2016 energy efficiency project completed by Anoka, Minnesota-based Efficiency Solutions has yielded the city of approximately 14,000 residents more than $230,000 in energy and repair/maintenance costs in the first year and $232,764 in the second year.

    The 2016, $5.6 million project included $1.4 million in general improvements, such as replacing street lights and traffic lights with LED lighting, and sealing walls, doors, ceilings and windows, and about $4.2 million in refrigeration and capital upgrades mainly at the Runestone Community Center. The total cost is expected to be recouped through energy savings in about 14 years. (Source: Alexandria Minn. City Council, Echo Press, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Apex Efficiency Solutions, 763-201-8950, www.apex-co.us; City of Alexandria, www.alexandriamn.city

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


    Empire State Passes Carbon-Neutral 2050 Legislation (Reg. & Leg.)
    New York State
    Date: 2019-06-24
    Last Thursday in Albany, New York state legislators passed the Climate and Community Protection Act, one of the nation's most ambitious plans to slow climate change by reducing GHG emissions to zero by 2050. If signed into law by Governor Cuomo, the legislation would make New York the nation's second state -- after California -- to pass carbon-neutral economy legislation.

    The New York act mandates reducing emissions by 85 pct from 1990 levels by 2050, and offsetting the remaining 15 pct , making the state carbon neutral. The Act calls for reducing emissions by 40 pct by 2030 and using only carbon-free sources such as solar and wind to generate electricity by 2040. (Source: Business Day, Various Media, Reuters, 20 June, 2019)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GHG Emissions,  Carbon Emissions,  


    NJ Offshore Wind Solicitation Goes to Orsted (Ind. Report)
    Orsted,New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
    Date: 2019-06-24
    Sitting in Trenton, the The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) report it unanimously granted the Garden State's first award for a 1,100 MW offshore wind project to Danish offshore wind farm developer Orsted.

    The 1,100 MW project is expected to generate sufficient electric power for approximately 500,000 New Jersey homes and generate $1.17 billion in economic benefits.

    The project is single largest award for offshore wind in the country to date and marks further progress toward meeting New Jersey's goal of 100 pct clean energy by 2050. (Source: NJBPU, 23 June, 2019) Contact: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, (800) 624-0241, www.bpu.state.nj.us; Orsted, Martin Neubert, Exex. VP and CEO of Offshore, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, danil@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  New Jersey Offshore Wind,  


    UK Sourcing More Green Than Fossil Fuel Energy (Int'l Report)
    National Grid UK
    Date: 2019-06-24
    In the UK, the National Grid is reporting 48 pct of the country's electricity is now being sourced from wind and solar, 47 pct from natural gas and coal with the remaining 5 pct being generated by biomass.

    National Grid notes it is the first time since the Industrial Revolution that more electricity has been produced from zero and low-carbon sources rather than fossil fuels. It also notes the majority of energy imported from Europe this year has also come from carbon free sources, at an estimated 63 per cent. The bulk of this has come from nuclear power stations in France. Imported power coming from greener sources is only set to increase with the UK seeking to acquire more energy from hydropower generators in Norway. (Source: National Grid UK, BBC, The Parliamentary Review, 22 June, 2019)Contact: National Grid UK, John Pettigrew, CEO, ttps://twitter.com/nationalgriduk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  National Grid UK,  


    Cyprus Moving to Net-Zero Energy Buildings Goal (Int'l Report)
    Net-Zero Energy
    Date: 2019-06-24
    The Eastern Mediterranean island country of Cyprus reports the incorporation of EU Directive -- 2010/31 / EU -- which aims to improve the energy performance of buildings while taking into account the external climatic conditions and indoor climate requirements.

    Under the new legislation, photovoltaic (PV) systems will be mandatory in homes, business and government buildings to hlp Cyprus meet energy consumption and near zero-energy goals.

    Buildings constructed after 31 December 2018 are required to hold an Energy Performance Certificate classifying them as Energy efficiency class B. This means that buildings will have to be built with materials insulating the interior and generate part of their energy needs from renewable energy sources. Housing units built after the end of 2018 should be producing up to 25 pct, blocks of flats 3 pct and other building types 7 pct -- rising in 2020 when all buildings must be classified as class A. This entails high-performance thermal insulation (walls, ceilings, windows, exposed floors), very low heating requirements, and have a primary annual energy consumption of under 100 kWh per m2. (Source: Cyprus Energy Ministry, Financial Mirror, June, 2019) Contact: Cyprus Energy Ministry, +357 22 867100, www.mcit.gov.cy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Net-Zero Energy,  Energy Efficiency,  


    REC Solar to Save Calif. School District Millions (Ind. Report)
    REC Solar, Duke Energy Renewables
    Date: 2019-06-21
    In the Golden State, Duke Energy Renewables subsidiary REC Solar reports it is working with the Pleasanton Unified School District in Pleasanton, Calif., to utilize solar-plus-energy storage solutions to significantly cut emissions and save on energy costs.

    The project will install 1 MW of solar carports and a 660 kWh battery energy storage system at Pleasanton Unified's Amador Valley High School for a $2.2 million projected energy costs savings over the term of a 25-year PPA. The installation will be financed by Duke Energy Renewables.

    Duke Energy Renewables operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., with a total electric capacity of 3,000 MW. (Source: Duke Energy Renewables, PR, 18 June, 2019) Contact: Duke Energy, www.duke-energy.com; REC Solar, Matt Walz, CEO, 805.471.0085, www.recsolar.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News REC Solar,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  Duke Energy Renewables,  


    Norway Proposing North Sea Offshore Wind Sites (Int'l Report)
    Norway
    Date: 2019-06-21
    Further to our 18 Dec, 2017 report -- the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announces it will open one to two offshore areas for the development of floating wind power demonstration projects -- the Ministry is now proposing to open two permanent, non-floating offshore wind power sites in the North Sea.

    The Utsira Nord site could reportedly accommodate turbines producing 500 MW to and 1,500 MW capacity, while the larger Sorlige Nordsjo II site could handle between 1,000 MW and 2,000 MW capacity. (Source: Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Kallanish, 20 June, 2019)Contact: Norway Minister of Petroleum and Energy, www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/oed/id750

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Norway Wind,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    Eolus, Vestas Ink 13 Turbine Wind Wall Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Eolus Vind
    Date: 2019-06-21
    Hassleholm, Sweden-headquartered wind energy developer Eolus Vind AB, through it's Eolus Vind North America unit, reports inking an agreement with Vestas for the delivery of up to 13, Vestas model V126 wind turbines totaling up to 47 MW, plus a 10 year service agreement, for the Wind Wall 1 wind farm near Tehachapi, California.

    Eolus North America holds 60 pct interest in Wind Wall Development, LLC that owns the rights to the Wind Wall 1 Project. Commercial operation is planned for 2020. Eolus North America, Inc has also entered into a long-term PPA with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company. The wind farm is projected to generate sufficient energy for up to 14,000 U.S. homes for a year.

    Eolus presently has aabout 800 MW of assets under the full scope of management contract and will reach over 1,200 MW over the next few years. (Source: Eolus Vind AB, PR, ClobalNewsWire, Yahoo, 20 June, 2019) Contact: Eolus Vind AB North America, Per Witalisson, CEO, +46 10 199 88 02 www.eolusvind.com; Vestas, Christina Schmidt, +49 40 46778 5153, +49 (0) 160 90141736., chbut@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Eolus Vind,  Wind,  


    Humber College Building Zero Carbon Design Certified (Ind Report)
    CsGBC
    Date: 2019-06-21
    Toronto, Ontario's Humber College reports its newly retrofitted NX building has been awarded Zero Carbon Building Design Certification by the Canada Green Building Council -- the first such certification in Canada. With the retrofit, the North Campus building will use 70 pct less energy than previously consumed, making it the college’s most energy efficient building, and one of the most energy efficient in North America, according the the Canada Creen Building Council.

    Energy efficiency work on the NX building included: a complete envelope retrofit that is highly insulated and airtight; new triple-pane windows; energy efficient LED lighting upgrades; HVAC systems upgrades; the addition of a new 25kW Solar PV system.

    The work, which was undertaken by BIRD Construction, is slated for completion this summer. (Source: CaGBC, PR, Humber College, 20 June, 2019) Contact: Canada Green Building Council, Thomas Mueller, President and CEO, Mark Hutchinson, Director of Green Building Programs, (866) 941-1184, info@cagbc.org, www.cagbc.org; Humber College, (416) 675-3111, www.humber.ca

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    Broadwind Wins $29Mn in New Wind Tower Orders (Ind. Report)
    Broadwind Energy
    Date: 2019-06-19
    Cicero, Illinois-based wind turbine tower specialist and wind industry supplier Broadwind Energy Inc is reporting receipt of new wind tower orders totaling $29 million from multiple customers. Production of the new orders is slated to begin in Q4, 2019 for completion in 2020. (Source: Broadwind, PR, Renewables, 17 June, 2019) Contact: Broadwind Energy, Stephanie Kushner, CEO, (708) 780-4800, info@bwen.com, www.bwen.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Broadwind ,  Wind,  Wind Tower,  


    Vestas Verfies Brazilian 445 MW Wind Turbines Order (Int'l Report)
    Casa dos Ventos,Vestas
    Date: 2019-06-19
    Madrid-headquartered Vestas Mediterranean is reporting receipt of an order for 106 units of its V150-4.2 MW wind turbines totaling 445 MW from Brazilian wind energy developer Casa dos Ventos for installation at its project in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

    Under the contract, Vestas will supply, install and commission the wind turbines, as well as provide a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. The project is expected to become operational during the second half of 2021. (Source: Vestas Mediterranean, Casa dos Ventos, 18 June, 2019) Contact: Vestas Mediterranean, +34 932 41 98 00, Fax: +34 932 41 40 80+34 649294007. Andms@vestas.com, www.vestas.com, www.twitter.com/vestas; Casa dos Ventos, Debora Nogaroli dnogaroli@llorenteycuenca.com, 11 3054 3339, www.casadosventos.com.br

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    Iberdrola Announces €100Mn Irish Wind Energy Investment Plan (Int'l)
    Iberdrola,ScottishPower
    Date: 2019-06-19
    Spanish utility company Iberdrola reports will begin selling electricity to Irish residential customers this week. The firm also notes it will invest €100 million on renewing three of its wind farms with newer, more efficient wind turbines to boost their power generation capacity.

    Iberdrola has been operating in Ireland for 20 years through its UK business ScottishPower, which owns several Irish wind farms, including Barnesmore in County Donegal. (Source: Iberdrola, PR, Irish Times, reve, 18 June, 2019) Contact: Iberdrola] Ireland, Colin McNeill, CEO, Iberdrola Renewables, Xabier Viteri, Dir. Renewables Business, www.iberdrolarenewables.com; ScottishPower, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Wind,  ScottishPower,  


    SGRE Scores 47-Turbine Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Order (Int'l)
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-06-19
    Spanish wind energy major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE)reports receipt of a conditional order from Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. to supply offshore wind turbines , including a 20-year full parts, tools and service agreement, for the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Project in Taiwan.

    The 376 MW project will incorporate 47 units of Siemen Gamesa's SG8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. Construction is slated to get underway in 2020. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Offshore Engineering, 18 June, 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Markus Tacke, www.siemensgamesa.com

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


    GreenSpur's New Offshore Wind Generator Set for Testing (Int'l)
    GreenSpur, ORE Catapult
    Date: 2019-06-19
    In the UK, Essex-based GreenSpur Renewables is touting what it claims is the world's largest ferrite-based direct drive permanent magnet generator (DD-PMG) for offshore wind turbines. The new unit, which the company says produces 250kW without the need for large quantities of rare earth magnets, is now at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in Blyth for several months of system testing.

    Replacing scarce £40 per kg rare earth magnets with cheap and abundant ferrite magnets at £1 per kg is expected to deliver a generator CAPEX saving of about 33 pct. The modular design allows the new generators to be constructed in stages and stacked for additional cost savings. (Source: GreenSpur, offshorewind.biz, 18 June, 2019) Contact: GreenSpur, Andrew Hine, Commercial Director, +44 20 3368 8960 enquiries@greenspur.co.uk, www.greenspur.co.uk; ORE Catapult, Paul McKeever, Head of Strategic Research, +44 (0) 333 004 1400, www.ore.catapult.org.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ORE Catapult,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  GreenSpur,  


    Unapproved Coventry RI Solar Project Denied (Ind. Report)
    Rhode Island Department of Planning & Development
    Date: 2019-06-17
    The Rhode Island Department of Planning & Development reports the issuance of a cease-and-desist order to 394 Carr's Realty LLC and WED Coventry Seven LLC -- a subsidiary of Green Development LLC (fka Wind Energy Development LLC), for an unauthorized solar installation in the community of Coventry.

    The order was issued after a recent site inspection by two members of the Department of Planning & Development found "hundreds of piles had been driven into the ground commencing construction of a proposed solar generating facility that had been denied development plan approval by the Coventry Planning Commission" had not received local or state development, engineering or building approvals. The developers were ordered to remove all of the unauthorized pilings within 20 days. (Source: eco'RI News, June, 2019) Contact: Green Development LLC, (401) 295-4998, info@green-ri.com, www.green-ri.com; Rhode Island Department of Planning & Development, 401-680-8400, www.planning.ri.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  


    Norwegians Stiffening Wind Power Licensing Conditions (Int'l)
    Wind
    Date: 2019-06-17
    In Oslo, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Borge Freiberg is reporting a tightening of regulations relative to wind farm construction deadlines. Presently wind developers are allowed five-years to move their project from permitting to construction startup,and that deadline is often extended upon request.

    The processing of 24 new licenses is put on ice until Oct. 1, when the present five-year government consultation deadline for the wind power framework expires. During the consultation period, 39 out of 244 wind project applications have been approved. (Source: Aftenposten, Xinhua, 16 June, 2019)

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