Vestas designs, manufactures, installs and services wind turbines across the globe with 101 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries. (Source: Vestas, PR, 5 Mar., 2019) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com
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Unlike its larger rivals RWE and E.ON, which have embarked on major corporate restructuring, EnBW has decided against a drastic upheaval, instead focusing on renewables and power and gas grids. (Source: EnBW, Reuters, Economic Times, 3 Mar., 2019)Contact: EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG , Frank Mastiaux, CEO, +49 721 63 14320, www.enbw.com
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The Canarian energy mix has grown from 8 pct to 20 pct in three years.
(Source: Iberdrola, reve, s Mar., 2019)Contact: Iberdrola Renewables, Xabier Viteri, Dir. Renewables Business, www.iberdrolarenewables.com
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Under the PPA, Northland and its Singapore-based project partner Yushan Energy Co Ltd will sell the wind farm's output at a tariff of TWD 6.2795 ( $0.204) per kWh in the first 10 years and slightly less for the remaining period.
The Hai Long 2A scheme is the first of the three Hai Long projects securing a PPA. Contracts with Taipower for the Hai Long 2B and Hai Long 3, are slated for finalization later this year. (Source: Northland Power, Renewables, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Northland Power Inc., (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; Taiwan Power, www.taipower.com.tw/en; Yushan Energy, www.yushanenergy.com
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Both projects, the 33-MW Sandtjaernberget and the 18-MW Aengersjoekoelen project, were developed by RES, the parent company of NV Nordisk Vindkraft AB, and have received the necessary
environmental permit to begin construction. Together, the two farm's 16 wind turbines will generate sufficient power for approximately 30,000 households.
(Source: Renewable Energy Systems, SeeNews, Various Media, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Spanish Power SL, +34 915 31 39 07; Renewable Energy Systems, +44 (0)1923 299 200, www.res-group.com
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Under the terms of the contract, Vestas will also construct the project through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement as well as operate the facility under a 25-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement.
The Yandin project, which is expected to come online in Q3, 2020, is Alinta's first wind energy project and its largest investment in renewable energy to date. (Source: Vestas Wind Systems , Asia Pacific, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Peter Cowling, Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand, www.vestas.com; Alinta Energy, Ken Woolley, Executive Director of Merchant Energy, www.alintaenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alinta Energy, Yandin Wind Farm, Wind, Australia Wind ,
Construction of the 125 MW project is expected to get underway in Q2 for commissioning and startup in Q4 of this year. The project is expected to generate sufficient power for 125,000 homes.
(Source: Ohio Power Siting Board, Kallanish, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Ohio Power Siting Board. (866) 270-6772, www.opsb.ohio.gov; EDP Renewables North America, www.edprnorthamerica.com
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The ruling at the Court of Session stemmed from the case going to the UK Supreme Court in December 2015. The wind farm generated its first power in July last year. The sum involved has not been disclosed.
In May, 2013, "The Donald" commented on his dust-up and lawsuit with Scottish officials over the offensive offshore wind farm. The Donald ranted that the project would "spoil the view" from his new Trump International Golf Links and 450 room luxury resort hotel, both of which Trump said he'd dump if the highland regulators didn't kill the offshore wind farm.
With his usual bravado, Trump spouted: "These windmills are as tall as Trump Tower. That's like a massive skyscraper coming out of Aberdeen Bay. Who would spend hundreds of millions of dollars building a hotel when you're looking into a turbine? These are industrial turbines. They make noise. They create shadows."
"We're suing a country. We're doing very well and I think I'm doing a great service because people in Scotland and many other places didn't know how to fight these things."
"It's not going to be an easy battle, but we'll win." Trump trumpeted. (Source: BBC News, Various Others, 28 Feb., 2019)
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The 7-turbine Laxaskogen project's total installed capacity is 25.2 megawatts.
(Source: PNE AG, DGAP-Media , 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: PNE AG, Markus Lesser, CEO , Tel: +49 (0) 40 87933 114,
Fax: +49 (0) 4721 718 373, www.pne-ag.com
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Previously, the plant was mothballed in 2011, two years after opening, due to US competition and dwindling demand. Production restarted in October 2012 but paused again in April 2013 because of rising energy costs and a poor harvest. CropEnergies AG acquired the facility in July 2013, rebooted production the following October, stopped production in early 2015 and restarted again in 2016. (Source: CropEnergies AG, Farmers Weekly, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact:
CropEnergies AG, +49 621 714 19000, www.cropenergies.com
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Under the SoCalGas proposal, millions of Californians would have the option to purchase a portion of their natural gas from renewable sources. The program is expected to create increased demand for renewable natural gas, which should help increase supply and lower its cost over time, similar to what has happened with renewable electricity created from wind and solar power, according to SoCalGas.
A 2016 study by the University of California, Davis found California has the potential to produce approximately 90.6 billion cubic feet (bcf) per year of renewable natural gas from dairy, landfill, municipal solid waste, and wastewater treatment plant sources alone -- sufficient to meet the annual natural gas needs of around 2.3 million California homes. According to the U.S. DOE the U.S. currently produces 1 trillion cubic feet of renewable natural gas every year, and that number is expected to increase to 10 trillion by 2030.
(Source: Southern California Gas Company, PR, 28 Feb., 2019)
Contact: Southern California Gas Company, Sharon Tomkins, VP customer solutions and strategy. www.socalgas.com
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Xcel Energy, would dedicate two new wind farms to power the facility on land next to the Sherburne County Generating Station, a large, coal-fired plant where the Minneapolis-based utility plans to retire most of its generators.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is reviewing the agreements between Google and Xcel Energy. (Source: Economic Times, 26 Feb., 2019) Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
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Another influential factor involves the wind production tax incentive. Per this initiative, if PacifiCorp fails to get construction underway prior to 2020, they will not qualify for 2.4 cents per kWh provided by the incentive. (Source: PacifiCorp, Wyoming News Exchange, 25 Feb., 2019)Contact: PacifiCorp, www.pacificorp.com; Rocky Mountain Power, Rita Meyer, VP, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net
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The demonstration wind farms will receive both .
Earlier this year, the U.S. DOE announced up to $28 million in funding for a new floating offshore wind turbines via the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS).
Navigant Research anticipates that over 69GW of new offshore wind capacity will be installed between 2018 and 2027, exceeding 100GW of operating capacity by 2030.
(Source: EC, MarEx, 25 Feb., 2019)
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The GWEC's country-by-country breakdown shows China installed the most offshore capacity in a year for the first time, adding 1.8 GW. The United Kingdom came in second with 1.3 GW, while Germany came in third with 969 MW.
Top onshore markets in 2018 were: China with 21,200 MW followed by the USA -- 7,588 MW, Germany -- 2,402 MW; India -- 2,191 MW; Brazil -- 1,939 MW; France -- 1,563 MW; Mexico -- 929 MW; Sweden -- 717 MW; the United Kingdom -- 589 MW; and Canada -- 566 MW.
Top offshore markets in 2018: China -- 1,800 MW; United Kingdom -- 1,312 MW; Germany -- 969 MW; Belgium -- 309 MW; and Denmark with 61 MW.
The GWEC predicts offshore wind installations in the United States will reach 1 GW by around 2022. (Source: Global Wind Energy Council, Feb., 2019) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council, www.gwec.net
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However, the report distinguishes between finance for future projects over the next few years and farms actually installed, saying the amount of capacity newly installed last year fell. According to WindEurope's CEO Giles Dickson, "Last year was the worst year for new wind energy installations since 2011 ... 12 EU countries didn't install a single wind turbine last year."
In 2018, the 28 EU member nations plus Switzerland, Norway and Turkey, added 11.7 GW for 32 pct less than in 2017.
In total, 189.2 GW of wind power capacity is now installed in Europe,accounting for 18.4 pct of the EU's total installed power generation capacity. (Source: WindEurope, euronews, Reuters, 21 Feb., 2019) Contact: WindEurope, Giles Dickson, CEO, +32 2 213 1890, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.windeurope.org
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The project was broadly opposed over environmental and bird life concerns. A previous proposal for the site was also abandoned due to environmentalist opposition.
(Source: Apex Clean Energy, Oswego County News, 23 Feb., 2019) Contact: Apex Clean Energy, Dahvi Wilson, VP Public Affairs, Apex Clean Energy, Andrea Miller, VP Asset Management, Patrick Brown, Dev. Mgr., (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com
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"Still, lawmakers from coal-producing states and members of the current presidential administration have long attempted to justify their defense of coal on the grounds that it's more than a fossil fuel -- it's a way of life. This has been a reasonably effective tactic, up to a point. If you're trying to neutralize the arguments of those who want to see coal phased out of the U.S. energy diet, the best way to do so is to play the culture card: Point to all the people who rely on the coal industry for a regular paycheck and appeal to their sense of history and heritage.
"But this last line of defense -- 'Renewables may be all the rage in San Francisco or Seattle or wherever, but where I come from, the people still love coal and always will' -- may not be effective for much longer.
Two recently released reports show how public sentiment regarding coal and renewables has shifted dramatically in recent years. One of them looks at attitudes at the national level; the other explores them in the historically coal-friendly state of Ohio. Both spell trouble for the future of an industry that's already, by nearly all accounts, on its last legs.
"The University of Michigan's National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE) is a biannual survey of public opinion surrounding issues of climate and energy policy, providing perhaps the best snapshot we could ever hope for in regard to how Americans stand on subjects like coal, renewables, climate science, geoengineering, a carbon tax, and a host of other climate-related topics. Late last year, to commemorate its 10th anniversary of publication, NSEE released a trove of reports that illustrate just how much public opinion has changed on these matters over the past decade.
"One of them in particular should strike fear into the hearts of the coal industry's dead-enders and spark joy in the hearts of the rest of us. It shows that between 2016 and 2017, the number of Americans who strongly support a coal phaseout increased 11 percentage points, from 18 pct to 29 pct. In that same one-year period, the number of Americans who oppose a phaseout fell by the same amount. Remarkably, in states with active coal mines, strong support for a phaseout rose even more: by 13 points. Just as remarkably, this trend seemed to cut across political lines, rising among Democrats, independents, and Republicans. Among the last group, strong support for a phaseout actually increased by 5 percentage points, whereas the number of Republicans who strongly oppose it fell by 14 points.
"Another NSEE report provides a perfect complement. As more Americans announce their willingness to say goodbye to coal, they're also saying hello to the opportunity presented by renewables. This report reveals that 88 pct of Americans are in favor of increasing the use of solar energy in their state, and 82 pct feel the same about wind energy. Here, too, there's real bipartisan buy-in, with 79 pct of Republicans getting behind solar and 72 pct getting behind wind. What's more, the numbers show that a sizable majority of Republican, Democratic, and independent respondents support requiring and/or subsidizing renewable energy production at the state level. Nearly two-thirds of Republicans surveyed -- 64 pct -- said they like the idea of a state renewable energy requirement; even more amazingly, 65 pct of them said they have no problem with boosting the nascent renewables sector through subsidies.
"But an even more eye-opening poll is making news too. An organization with a somewhat eyebrow-raising name, the Ohio Conservative Energy Forum, released the results of a survey last week suggesting that support for renewables is no longer a politically exploitable issue. In a survey of 400 Ohioans who self-identify as conservative, two-thirds of respondents said they believe their state needs to diversify its energy portfolio by having at least half of its energy come from renewable sources. Nearly the same percentage of respondents said they were more likely to support a politician who voted for or otherwise expressed support for renewable energy or energy efficiency legislation. "Ohio, just as a reminder, ranks 11th in coal production among U.S. states, and its coal industry supports about 33,000 jobs. It also ranks fourth among states in coal consumption.
"For too long, it's been too easy for lawmakers and administration officials to claim that by kowtowing to the coal industry's wishes, they were simply doing right by voters. It's getting harder. The gap between the interests of average Americans and the interests of coal-company executives is getting wider every day. And solar and wind are wedging their way in. (Source: NRDC, 22 Feb., 2019) Contact: NRDC,
Jeff Turrentine www.nrdc.org
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TOTAL's previous renewable energy ventures include its $1.3 billion acquisition of SunPower and purchase of a 23 pct stake in solar and wind energy producer Total Eren.
TOTAL notes it plans to invest between $1.5 and $2 billion $2bn per in low-carbon electricity with a target of about 10 GW of installed capacity by 2022.
(Source: TOTAL, Reuters, Business Day, 19 Feb., 2019) Contact: TOTAL, Philippe Sauquet, www.total.com/en;
Elicio, +32 59 56 97 00, +32 59 56 97 01 - fax.,email@example.com, https://elicio.be/en; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
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The facility incorporates 14 Vestas wind turbines that will generate sufficient electric power for more than 70,000 homes. A second phase of the same project
is currently under construction with 17 wind turbines totaling 61 MW. The third stage will add 14 wind turbines totaling 53 MW. (Source: Aluar Aluminio Argentino, PR, 18 Feb., 2019) Contact: Aluar Aluminio Argentino,+5411.47258000, www.aluar.com.ar
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Ford is the first industrial company to take advantage of the DTE MIGreenPower program under which customers pay a premium to support renewable energy capacity. Michigan's 2016 energy law mandated utilities to create a green pricing program for customers.
DTE Energy, which has 13 wind parks in Michigan, plans to double its renewable energy capacity over the next five years, investing in another $2 billion by 2024. The utility also proposes to build at least 3,000 additional MW of solar and wind energy over the next 20 years. DTE currently produces about 1,000 MW of primarily wind renewable energy.(Source: DTE Energy, Crain's Detroit, Feb., 2019)
Contact: DTE Energy, Trevor Lauer, Pres., COO, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, (313) 235-9994, firstname.lastname@example.org, www2.dteenergy.com
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Originally developed by Providence-based Deepwater Wind, Revolution Wind was acquired by Orsted in a $510 million deal last autumn. The 50-turbine project, which is sited between Block Island, R.I. and Martha's Vineyard, Mass., is slated to get underway in 2020 for startup in 2023 when it will generate sufficient power for more than 270,000 Rhode Island homes annually. (Source: National Grid, Commercial Property Executive, 21 Feb., 2019) Contact: National Grid, www.nationalgridus.com; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, Thomas Brostrom, North American Offshore Wind, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Deepwater Wind, Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, (401) 274-2000, www.dwwind.com
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The health facility is the 61st CDCR-owned facility to be LEED-certified and the 10th to be certified at the Gold level. In 2008, CDCR adopted an environmental sustainability program to reduce emissions and its carbon footprint, to conserve water and to generate energy from renewable sources.
(Source: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, PR, corrections.com, 21 Feb, 2019)
Contact: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, www.cdcr.ca.gov; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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The company is reportedly still seeking investors to enable the continuance of business including a May, 2018 order for 50 onshore wind turbine towers from from Nordex.
(Source: Ambau, Various Media, Windpower Monthly, 18 Feb., 2019)
Contact: Ambau, +49 4721 5912-400, email@example.com, www.ambau.com/en
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AREAM will manage the Dueste II facility while Windwaerts will be in charge of the technical management under a long-term contract.
The five-turbine extension came online in mid-January 2019 and has a long-term PPA secured in one the Federal Network Agency's (BNetzA) regular renewable energy tenders. Dueste and Dueste II together can generate approximately 50 million kWh per year while offsetting 26,350 tpy of CO2 emissions.
(Source: Windwaerts Energie GmbH, 18 Feb., 2019)
Contact: Windwaerts Energie GmbH, +49 511 1235730, www.windwaerts.de: AREAM, +49 211 3020 6040, www.aream-group.com
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The new proposal includes project size options of 400 MW, 800 MW, and 1,200 MW -- with the 1,200 MW project described by the company as "the most cost-effective option for New York ratepayers and one of the largest offshore wind projects in the world."
The proposed project would be sited 85 miles offshore from the nearest New York shoreline and be sub-sea connected to an existing Long Island substation. Vineyard Wind is collaborating with Wakefield, Massachusetts-based transmission developer Anbaric Development Partners.
Vineyard Wind is an offshore wind development company 50 pct owned by funds of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and 50 pct owned by Avangrid Renewables, part of the IBERDROLA Group.
(Source: CleanTechnica, 15 Feb., 2019) Contact: Vineyard Wind, Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO ,(508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com;
Anbaric, Ed Krapels, CEO, (781) 683 0711, www.anbaric.com; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
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According to the GWEC, the top three onshore wind farm markets in Asia-Pacific in 2018 were: China -- 21.2 GW (preliminary); India -- 2.2 GW, and Australia -- 0.549 GW.
China installed the most onshore wind farm capacity during 2018 in Asia-Pacific and globally. GWEC expects China to remain the largest onshore wind turbines market in the future. However, other markets are developing and with auctions progressing in India, new onshore wind power capacity installations could exceed 5 GW annually in India.
The GWEC's full Global Wind Report report is slated for release this coming April. (Source: Global Wind Energy Council, reve, 19 Feb., 2019) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council, www.gwec.net
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To that end, Vesta's will train Marand's Australian workers on its turbine production lines in Denmark before the Geelong plant begins production of Vesta's 4.2 MW turbines for the Dundonnell Wind Farm and Berrybank Wind Farm projects in Victoria.
Eighty turbines are planned for Dundonnell and 43 machines for Berrybank. Vestas has committed to local assembly of 100 hubs and 50 drivetrains -- including bedplate, gearbox, driveshaft and generator.
(Source: Vestas, ecogeneration, 14 Feb., 2019) Contact:
Marand Precision Engineering, +61 3 8552 0600, www.marand.com.au; Vestas, Peter Cowling Clive, NZ and Australia Country Head, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com
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The grant money will be used to purchase equipment to process, handle and store dried wood chips, and two trucks able to pneumatically deliver the product.
Pending approval from Windsor town officials, TTC Energy expects to be fully operational this fall.
(Source: TTC Energy, Berkshire Eagle, 17 Feb., 2019) Contact: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, (617) 626-7300, www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-energy-resources
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The project, which is being constructed by Enel's renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA, is expected to generate approximately 460 GWh per when it begins operation operation in September 2020. It will be supported by a 20-year PPA agreement with the South African energy utility Eskom, as part of the South African government's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
The $226 million Nxuba facility will be Enel's third wind farm in the Eastern Cape province. (Source: Enel Green Power, Construction Review, 14 Feb., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power,
Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com; Eskom. www.eskom.co.za
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The project incorporates "passive housing" standards for energy efficiency and features extra insulation, high-quality windows, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery for greater energy efficiency and minimum energy consumption. The aim is to maintain constant inside temperatures in
The 5.9-acre property is being developed by PSC East LLC, an affiliate of GMA Management Development Group and Mstick Construction, and financed via housing tax credits through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, as well as $10 million in financing from Citizens Bank.
(Source: City of Erie, GoErie.com, Feb., 2019) Contact: City of Erie, Chris Groner, Economic Dev. Director, (814) 870-1272, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.erie.pa.us;
GMA Management Development Group, (312) 690-4205,
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Eversource is paying roughly $225 million for a 50 pct interest in Orsted's Revolution Wind and South Fork Wind Farm projects, as well as the 257-square-mile tract off the coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island where the wind farms will be built. In addition to the ocean tract, the partnership will include Revolution Wind --700 MW -- roughly 15 miles south of the Rhode Island coast, will deliver 400 MW of power to Rhode Island and 300 MW to Connecticut. Revolution Wind is expected to be commissioned in 2023.
The partnership also includes the South Fork Wind Farm -- 130 MW -- 35 miles east of Long Island which will deliver power to households under a long-term PPA with the Long Island Power Authority. South Fork is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022.
(Source: Eversource, Orsted, Kallanish Energy, 12 Feb., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, Thomas Brostrom, North American Offshore Wind,
+45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Eversource, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com
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Siemens Financial Services will retain a 20 pct ownership in the project company and CI-II will remain a lender to Veja Mate which is located in the German North Sea. The 67, 6.0-MW Siemens turbines totaling 402 MW project is one of the largest offshore wind farms in the North Sea.
CIP manages four funds totaling approximately €6.8 billion. (Source: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Feb., 2019) Contact: Copenhage Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen,
+45 70 70 51 51,
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The plan outlines strategies for the university to reach its sustainability goals, including cutting energy consumption, building energy efficient and weather-resilient infrastructure, and an increased focus on wind and solar renewable energy which, according to a BU release, could cut emissions from energy consumption by 31 pct by 2032.
Download the Boston University Climate Action Plan HERE.
(Source: Boston University, The Daily Free Press, 14 Feb., 2019) Contact: Boston University, email@example.com, www.bu.edu
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The attached BP Report notes that while oil took almost 45 years to go from 1 pct of global energy to 10 pct, and gas took more than 50 years, renewables are expected to do so within 25 years. In the event of a faster switch to a low carbon economy, that period comes down to just 15 years, according to the report.
The contract will include up to 52 units of the V174-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine, the newly released version of the 9 MW platform from MHI Vestas. Delivery and installation is expected in 2022 / 2023.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a 50-50 joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).
(Source: Iberdrola, PR, reve, Others, 12 Feb., 2019) Contact: Iberdrola Renewables, Xabier Viteri, Dir. Renewables Business, www.iberdrolarenewables.com;
MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vestas.com
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AEP will absorb all of Sempra's shareholding in seven operational wind farms and a battery storage facility in Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. A Q2 closing is expected. (Source: AEP, Renewables, 13 Feb., 2019)Contact: American Electric Power, Nicholas K. Akins, Pres., (614) 716-1000, www.aep.com; Sempra Energy, Inv. Relations, (619) 696-2901, www.sempra.com
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The bulk of Brown's planned renewable energy will be supplied by a 50-MW solar array planned for a former gravel pit in North Kingstown. The project, proposed by Providence-based Energy Development Partners, in partnership with national energy provider Constellation, will be the largest solar project in the state.
The solar project is expected to offset about 70 pct of the university's energy usage. The remainder will be offset under the terms of a 25-year PPA for an 8-MW portion of a large onshore wind farm presently being developed in Texas.
Brown has also pledged to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2040 and, to that end, has taken steps to cut emissions by 75 pct below 2017-18 levels by 2025.
(Source: Brown University, Providence Journal, 3 Feb., 2019) Contact: Brown University, www.brown.edu
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Under the terms of their agreement, Valeco will operate the three wind projects in northern France from its HQ in Montpellier, with support from technicians based in Amiens.
Statkraftnotes it is Europe's largest provider of market access for, mainly, renewables generation, amounting to 18.2GW.
As previously reported, Statkraft exited the offshore wind industry and is now focused on expanding in onshore wind, solar and hydropower facities and activities.
(Source: Statkraft, WindPower, 7 Feb., 2019) Contact: Stakraft, +47 24 06 70 00, Clement Perchat, Bus. Dev for France, www.statkraft.com; Valeco, +33 (0) 4 67 40 74 00,
Fax: +33 (0) 4 67 40 74 05,
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Great River Energy has inked a 25-year PPA for 100 pct of the project's approximately 300 MW capacity. The state presently boasts roughly 3,150 MW of wind energy capacity.
(Source: North Dakota Public Service Commission, reve, 10 Feb., 2019)
Contact: North Dakota Public Service Commission, www.psc.nd.gov; NextEra Energy Resources, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com
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The lawsuit seeks both a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to stop NPPD from terminating the agreements on the grounds that a "premature termination of the PPAs would effectively destroy each plaintiff's wind energy project as a going concern." The suit also claims the early PPA terminations would have a material effect on the wind farms because it would put them in default with their creditors, potentially triggering foreclosure actions.
All three plaintiff wind farms are owned or partially owned New York-based Global Investment Partners. (Source: The Sioux City Journal, Feb., 2019) Contact:
Global Investment Partners, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/sk-investment-partners; Nebraska Public Power District, Pat Pope, CEO, Pres., www.nppd.com
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Energy efficiency project being considered include LED street lighting, and facility window and door efficiency upgrades.
The NOPEC grant is expected to be used in 2019.
(Source: Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, Cleveland.com. 11 Feb., 2019) Contact: City of Fairview Park, Shawn Leininger, Director of Public Service and Development,www.fairviewpark.org;
Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, www.nopec.org
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The department is seeking proposals using control co-design methodologies, bringing together disciplines from across the realm of engineering, sciences and technology to work concurrently on designing lighter, more powerful floating turbines.
According to the DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program,
U.S. offshore wind energy potential is estimated to be equivalent to 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, but nearly 60 pct of that wind energy -- the equivalent of the entire U.S. annual electricity consumption -- blows across waters more than 200 feet deep, an area that cannot presently be economically accessed.
(Source: DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Offshore Engineer, 6 Feb., 2019)Contact: DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, www.energy.gov/science-innovation/innovation/arpa-e
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The report notes that another six offshore wind farms are currently under construction and another 12 new offshore wind projects are at the final investment decision stage.
WindEurope boasts 400-plus members including turbine manufacturers, component suppliers, wind energy developers and electric power producers and suppliers. (Source: WindEurope, Reuters, 7 Feb., 2019) Contact: WindEurope, Giles Dickson, CEO, +32 2 213 1890,
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The new courses, which began last week, will provide instruction in the basics of wind power, offshore wind turbines, and the development of offshore wind projects.
The cirriculum will focus on how wind power works, the logistics of building a wind power project, and the details of planning a wind power installation. There will also be information specific to the United States market including permitting, environmental assessments, and working with local suppliers.
Technical information on contracts, feasibility studies, logistics and more will be taught by instructors from the Danish Energy and Climate Academy. Other courses under development will address topics including engineering, financing and construction planning. (Source: University of Delaware, Clean Technica, 6 Feb., 2019) Contact: University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration, Willett Kempton, John Madsen, (302) 831-2792, www.udel.edu; Energy and Climate Academy of Denmark, www.dbdh.dk
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The study attributes the country's progress to the increasing growth in wind and solar power nationwide. The country is adopting renewable energy faster per capita than the rest of the world, the study said. The pipeline of new wind and solar systems is averaging about 6.3 GW a year, the study showed.
The report notes that each extra gigawatt of renewables displaces about 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent emissions from coal-fired power, implying that Australia's pipeline of renewables would cut emissions by about 12 million to 13 million tpy of CO2 equivalent. Assuming other sectors' emissions grow by 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent a year, the net reduction would be about 10 million to 11 million tpy which would put Australia on track to meet its Paris target before 2030.
The study, which was based on data from Australia's Clean Energy Regulator, found that for Australia to meet its target, emissions would have to fall to between 430 million and 442 million tpy of CO2 equivalent.
However, as of the end of 2017, emissions had risen to 553.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, according to data from Australia's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
(Source: Australian National University, SBS , Feb., 2019) Contact: Australian National University, Prof. Andrew Blakers, email@example.com, +61 2 612 55905, www.anu.edu.au;
Australia National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, ageis.climatechange.gov.au
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The funding, which comes from the province's carbon levy on industrial emitters, is being awarded through Emissions Reductions Alberta's 2018 Industrial Efficiency Challenge which was designed to implement leading technologies in oil and gas, chemicals and fertilizers, cement and concrete, forestry and agriculture, electric power generation and manufacturing.
The following projects have received ERA funding commitments:
The 11 projects are anticipated to eliminate more than 5.3 million tonnes of CO2e by 2030 -- the equivalent of bringing more than 1,300 wind turbines online and significant reductions in operating costs are also expected. Funding will be distributed on a milestone-by-milestone basis, and the progress of each project is reported on until completion, according to a release. the province said. (Source: Gov. of Alberta, jwn, Feb., 2019)Contact: Gov. of Alberta, Emissions Reduction Alberta, www.eralberta.ca
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