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Solar Carports Slated for New Mexico Gov. Buildings (Ind. Report)
New Mexico General Services
Date: 2021-01-08
In Santa Fe, the New Mexico General Services Department's $32 million State Buildings Green Energy Project -- an initiative to cut the energy consumption of 30 buildings in Santa Fe and reduce the state government's carbon footprint -- is reporting construction is expected to get underway before the month end on 4 carport solar arrays on government buildings at a total cost of $9.7 million.

The Green Energy Project includes installation of rooftop solar arrays on 16 buildings, the installation of window film, water conservation measures, and upgrades to HVAC systems and controls, lighting, and transformers.

Upon completion, the project is expected to slash electric power bills for the buildings by 50 pct and save the state more than $1 million per year. (Source: New Mexico General Services Department, Pr., Jan. 2021) Contact: New Mexico General Services Department, 505-827-2000,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Rooftop Solar,  

Xcel Energy Seeking 500 MW of New Solar Capacity (Ind. Report)
Xcel Energy
Date: 2021-01-08
On Monday in the Badger State, Xcel Energy Inc issued a Request for Proposals (RfP) seeking roughly 500 MW of newly-built solar power generation capacity to be interconnected to the existing infrastructure of its coal-fired Sherburne County (Sherco) Minnesota power plant which is slated for closure in 2023.

Interested parties should submit their offers by February 2, 2021. Bid evaluation and selection is scheduled for February 22, while the negotiation of contracts is due to be completed by March 15. The new solar parks should come online not later than December 31, 2023.

In keeping with its planned shutdown of all its mid-western coal fire power plants, Xcel is aiming to cut its regional carbon emissions by 80 pct by 2022 and to add 1,850 MW of wind power along with 3,000 MW of solar that will become operational by 2030. (Source: Xcel Energy, 4 Jan., 2020) Contact: Xcel Energy,

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

Hornsea III Offshore Wind Project Wins Approval (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2021-01-06
Orsted reports its 2,400MW Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm project off the East Coast of England has won development consent by the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

When fully operational, Hornsea Three could generate sufficient power for more than 2,000,000 UK homes and offset over 128.2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions over its operational lifetime. (Source: Orsted, insider media, Jan., 2020) Contact: Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Hornsea,  Offshore Wind,  

Enel's Castelmauro Wind Park Construction Underway (Int'l. Report)
Enel Green Power
Date: 2021-01-06
Italian renewable energy developer Enel Green Power (EGP) reports construction is underway on its 7 turbine, 29.4-MW Castelmauro wind park in Molise, Southern Italy.

When fully online the wind farm will generate sufficient power for roughly 29,000 local homes and offset more then 36,000 tpy of CO2 emissions . (Source: Enel S.p.A., Enel Green Power, Jan., 2021) Contact: Enel Green Power,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power,  Enel S.p.A.,  Wind ,  

Vestas Claims 95MW Brazilian Wind Turbines Order (Int'l. Report)
Vestas,European Energy
Date: 2021-01-04
Danish wend industry giant Vestas reports receipt of a 95 MW order from Soborg, Denmark-based large-scale wind and solar energy developer European Energy A/S, in partnership with Eolica Tecnologia, for the Ouro Branco and Quatro Ventos wind projects in the state of Pernambuco in Brazil.

The order comprises 21 V150-4.2 MW turbines delivered in 4.5 MW Power Optimized Mode with 120 metre towers as well as a ten-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract. Turbine delivery is slated for mid-2022 for commissioning by the end of the same year. (Source: Vestas, PR, 2 Dec., 2020) Contact: Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00,,; Eolica Tecnologia, +55 81 2128-8181,; European Energy , Knud Erik Andersen, CEO, +45 88 70 82 16,

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

Adani Green Energy receives LOA for 600 MW wind-solar hybrid
Adani Green Energy,Solar Energy Corporation of India
Date: 2021-01-04
Gujarat, India-based Adani Green Energy Limited reports its wholly owned subsidiary Adani Renewable Energy Holding Eight Ltd, has received a 25-year LOA for a 600 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid project from New Delhi-headquartered Solar Energy Corporation of India. The project is expected to be commissioned within 18 months of the signing PPA.

With this project, Adani Green's total renewable energy project capacity stands at 14,795 MW -- 2,950 MW operational and 11,845 MW under implementation, according to the company. (Source: Adani Green Energy, PR, 2 Jan., 2021) Contact: Solar Energy Corporation of India,,; Adani Green Energy, +91-79-2656 5555,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Adani Green Energy,  Solar,  

270 MW Morroccan Wind Project Approved (Int'l. Report)
Nareva Holding, Enel Green Power
Date: 2021-01-04
Moroccan energy company Nareva Holding and Italian renewable energy specialist Enel Green Power, along with the Moroccan Electricity and Drinking Water utility (ONEE) and the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN), are reporting regulatory approval of a planned 270MW, $314 million wind farm near the Atlantic port city of Essaouira.

Morocco plans to bring its total wind capacity to 850 MW by 2023. (Source: Nareva Holding, PR Jan., 2021) Contact: Nareva Holding,; Enel Green Power Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Morrocco,  Wind,  Enel Green Power,  

Siemens Gamesa Inks First Ethiopian Wind Contract (Int'l. Report)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2021-01-04
Siemens Gamesa is reporting its first wind power project in Ethiopia and will deliver 29 SG 3.4-132 wind turbines on a "turn key" basis to state-owned utility Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) for the 100 MW Assela wind farm about 100 miles south of the capital city of Addis Ababa.

When fully operational in Q1, 2023, the project is expected to generate sufficient power for roughly 400,000 Ethiopian households and save more than 260,000 tpy of CO2 emissions.

Ethiopia is aiming to supply 100 pct of its domestic energy demand through renewable energy by 2030. Ethiopia has abundant resources, particularly wind with a potential 10 GW of installation capacity and presently 324 MW istalled capacity. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Scial News XYZ, 4 Jan., 2020) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Roberto Sabalza, CEO, Onshore Southern Europe and Africa,

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

ENERCON Touts Turkish Wind Energy Business (Int'l Report)
Date: 2020-12-30
Magdeburg, Germany-based ENERCON GmbH reports that with Goktekin Energy's Metafor wind project in Bingol, it has installed almost 1,000 wind turbines in Turkey since 1998.

For the Metafor wind project, ENERCON is supplying 12 units of its E-138 EP3 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 49.7 megawatts. All of the wind turbines are expected to be delivered in 2021. (Source: ENERCON, PR, 28 Dec., 2020) Contact: ENERCON Turkey, Salih Batur, Project Manager, Hans-Dieter Kettwig, CEO, +49 0 4941 9270,; Goktekin Energy, +90 322 248 47 00,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ENERCON,  Wind,  Wind Tukey,  

$3Bn Calif. Pumped Hydro Storage Project Proposed (Ind. Report)
Power Tech Engineers
Date: 2020-12-30
In the Golden State, Walnut, California-based Power Tech Engineers Inc. is proposing a $3 billion pumped-water energy storage project along Isabella Lake that would help even out power delivery from California solar and wind farms.

The plan calls for the creation of a new reservoir above the lake from which water would be pumped into a rechargeable dam and 2,000 MW hydroelectric generator. The early-stage project is presently being reviewed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) but has yet to apply for environmental impact and other regulatory studies and approvals.

The US DOE has reportedly offered to cover 70 pct of the project's cost. (Source: Power Tech Engineers Inc., PR, Website Dec., 2020) Contact: Power Tech Engineers Inc., Victor Rojas, Pres., 909-595-5314,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Pumped Hydro,  

GE Claims 27MW Vietnamese Wind Turbine Deal (Int'l. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-12-30
GE Renewable Energy is reporting receipt of contract to supply eight units of its 3MW-137 wind turbines for the Phuoc Minh wind farm in Ninh Thuan region, Vietnam. of the country.

. A consortium of PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation, Henste Engineering and IPC Group will provide full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the project which is expected to generate more than 100 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year to the national grid when fully operational in Q3, 2021. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR,, 29 Dec., 2020)Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Onshore Wind South Asia, Gilan Sabatier,

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

Orsted, EEW Plan NJ Offshore Wind Monopile Center (Ind. Report)
Orsted, EEW
Date: 2020-12-30
Offshore wind developer Orsted and specialty steel fabricator EEW report they will develop a $250 million facility to manufacture monopile components for the for the 1,100-MW Ocean Wind project off Atlantic City and other future wind projects, at the Delaware River port of Paulsboro, New Jersey.

The project is expected to break ground in Jan, 2021 for monopile production in 2023. (Source: Orsted, Work Boat, Dec., 2020) Contact: Orsted North America, David Hardy, CEO, +45 99 55 97 22,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  EEW ,  Offshore Wind,  Monopile,  

Vestas reports close to 350 MW of US wind turbine orders
Date: 2020-12-30
December 29 (Renewables Now) - Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) will equip a 210-MW wind farm in the US under a contract from an undisclosed client. The company said on Monday that it will deliver turbines of the V150-4.2 MW model for the specific project, commission them and also service the machines under a 10-year AOM 5000 contract. Vestas expects to deliver and commission the units in the first quarter of 2022. Before Christmas the company also reported a 138-MW order to repower a 73-turbine wind farm in the US, also from an unnamed customer. As part of that contract, Vestas will replace the existing machines at the site with just as many V110-2.0 MW turbines. The order covers the supply, installation and commissioning of the machines along with a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service deal. Deliveries are seen to start in the second quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the final three months of the year.

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

European Onshore Wind JV Announced (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-12-28
Magdeburg, Germany-based Wind turbine manufacturer ENERCON GmbH owner's -- Aloys Wobben Foundation (AWS) and German energy firm EWE -- are reporting an agreement to form a 50:50 joint venture to develop onshore wind farms in Europe. The JV company will include Enercon's Dusseldorf-based power trading arm Quadra Energy.

The JV transaction, which is expected to close in spring 2021, subject to antitrust and other regulatory approvals, will be headquartered in Aurich, Lower Saxony.

The two JV partners plan to merge their existing development portfolios and pipelines to create a new company with over 2.3GW of installed capacity and another 9.4GW-plus to follow. The deal does not include development of wind turbine technology, sale of turbines and maintenance of wind farms, an AWS spokesman confirmed. (Source: ENERCON, Windpower Monthly, 22 Dec., 2020) Contact: ENERCON, Hans-Dieter Kettwig, CEO, +49 0 4941 9270,; EWE,; Quadra Energy, +49 211 9606900,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enercon,  Onshore Wind,  EWE,  

Ameren Missouri Acquires 400MW Wind Energy Center (M&A)
Ameren Missouri
Date: 2020-12-28
In the Show Me State, St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation , is reporting acquisition of the 400-MW High Prairie Renewable Energy Center in Adair and Schuyler counties.

The 175-turbine wind farm was constructed by an affiliate of Terra-Gen LLC and is expected to generate sufficient power for 120,000 homes when fully operational in 2021. (Source: Ameren Missouri, PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Ajay Arora, Renewable Energy Dev., Michael Moehn, Pres., Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Missouri,  Wind,  

Otter Tail Power's Merricourt Wind Center Now Online (Ind. Report)
Otter Tail Power
Date: 2020-12-28
Fergus Falls, Minnesota-based Otter Tail Power Company reports its 150-MW, $260 million Merricourt Wind Energy Center is now operational and advancing the company to its goal of serving customers with more than 35 pct renewable energy -- 90 pct wind -- by 2023.

The Merricourt Wind Energy Center incorporates 75 Vestas wind turbines will produce enough energy to power 65,000 homes annually. EDF Renewables developed the project and local contractor Wanzek Construction built it. (Source: Otter Tail Power Co., PR, KROX Radio, 25 Dec., 2020) Contact: Otter Tail Power Co., Tim Rogelstad, Pres., Roger Garton, (218) 739-8200,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Otter Tail Power,  Wind,  

Japan Clarifies Renewable Energy, Carbon Neutrality Goals (int'l.)
Date: 2020-12-28
Last week in Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga confirmed his government's goal of goal of generating more than half of the country's electricity primarily from offshore wind and other renewable energy resources and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Japan also aims to use nuclear and thermal power plants with carbon capture technology (CCS) to cover 30 to 40 pct of the nations electricity demand. Ammonia and hydrogen technologies are expected to supply roughly 10 pct of the country's power needs.

Japan was the world's sixth-largest greenhouse gas emitter in 2017. (Source: ADP, Manila Times, Various Media, 27 Dec., 2020)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Japan,  Renewable Energy,  Offshore Wind,  Carbon Neutral,  

Indian PM Touts $26Bn 30 GW, Renewable Energy Megapark (Int'l.)
India, Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-12-28
In New Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is touting plans for a 30 GW wind and solar project covering 180,000 acres in the state of Gujarat. The massive renewable energy project will cut carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 50 million tpy.

When fully developed, the massive $26 billion hybrid renewable energy park will include wind turbines, solar arrays, energy storage capacity and a 100 million lpd water desalination plant.

At the end of 2019, India had only 42.8 GW of solar power capacity installed but is now aiming for 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022 increasing to 450 GW by 2030. (Source: Intelligent Living, 26 Dec., 2020)

More Low-Carbon Energy News India Renewable Energy,  

Xcel's Wind Turbine Repowering Project Gets the Nod (Ind. Report)
Xcel Energy
Date: 2020-12-28
In the Badger State, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has announced approval of Xcel Energy's $750 million wind farm "repowering" of several existing wind farms totaling 651 MW.

The turbine upgrades are projected to deliver $160 million in savings through efficiency gains. (Source: Xcel Energy, Dec., 2020) Contact: Xcel Energy, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy ,  Wind,  

Voltalia Lauds 23-MW French Wind Farm First Power (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-12-23
French renewable power plants operator Voltalia SA is reporting first power generation from its 23.1-MW Sarry wind farm in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, western France.

The wind farm incorporates 11 unites of Siemens Gamera's SG114 turbines and has in place a 15-year contract for difference (CfD) that was subsequently extended to 20 years in place. (Source: Voltalia, Website PR, 21 Dec., 2020) Contact: Voltalia, Sebastien Clerc, CEO, +33 (0)1 81 70 37 00,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Voltalia,  Wind,  Wind France,  

Dominion Files Virginia Offshore Wind Plans with BOEM (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy, BOEM
Date: 2020-12-23
Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy reports it has filed the construction and operations plan (COP) for the 2,640-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project 27 mi off the coast of Virginia Beach with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

If approved by the State Corporation Commission, the project would begin construction in 2024 for 2026 completion when it would generate sufficient power for as many as 660,000 homes. (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, 21 Dec., 2020) Contact: Dominion Energy, Joshua Bennett, VP Offshore Wind,; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474,

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

ALLETE's Diamond Spring Wind Site Now Online (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-12-23
Duluth, Minnesota-based ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. reports the start of commercial operations at its 303-MW Diamond Spring wind site in southern Oklahoma. Diamond Spring is ALLETE Clean Energy's largest wind site producing enough energy to power about 114,000 homes and increasing the company's total wind capacity to more than 1,000 MW.

ALLETE Clean Energy owns, operates, has in advanced construction and has delivered build-transfer projects totaling more than 1,450 megawatts of nameplate wind capacity across seven states. (Source: ALLETE Inc, PR, 22 Dec., 2020) Contact: ALLETE Inc.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ALLETE Clean Energy news,  ALLETE news,  Wind news,  

Xcel Energy Launches 240-Turbine N.M. Wind Project (Ind. Report)
Xcel Energy,Pattern Energy
Date: 2020-12-21
Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy reports the largest single wind power farm in New Mexico -- the 240-turbine Sagamore Wind Project south of Portales -- well come online before the end of December when it well generate sufficient power for roughly 195,000 homes.

The Sagamore wind project joins the three-facility, 544-MW Pattern Energy Broadview/Grady stations north of Clovis that collectively make up the largest wind power station in the state.

New Mexico presently hosts 32 wind projects producing 1,953 MW according to the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. (Source: Xcel Energy, PR, Website, Santa Fe New Mexican, 16 Dec., 2020) Contact: NM Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department,; Pattern Energy, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, Media, 917-363-1333,,; Xcel Energy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy,  Wind,  Pattern Energy,  

Vestas Takes Stake in Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (M&A)
Vestas,Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2020-12-21
Danish wind energy giant Vestas, the world's largest maker of wind turbines reports it has taken a €500 million ($612 million) 25 pct stake in the renewable asset manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

CIP holds a 35 pct stake in the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the U.K. and 50 pct stake in Vineyard Wind in the U.S. as well as solar, energy storage, transmission and waste to energy projects and facilities. CIP runs seven funds with €14 billion under management. (Source: Vestas, PR, GTM 18 Dec., 2020)Contact: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51,,; Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,  Vestas,  

European Energy Offloads 17MW Danish Solar Farm (M&A, Int'l.)
European Energy
Date: 2020-12-21
Soborg, Denmark-based large-scale wind and solar energy developer European Energy A/S is reporting London-headquartered alternative asset management firm Conquest Group has signed an agreement to acquire its recently operational 27MW Naessundvej solar project in the Jutland region of northwest Denmark.

The Naessundvej project has a long term power purchase agreement (PPA) in place with Google.

Conquest, which invests in long-term sustainable value stemming from European infrastructure and energy transition real assets, previously invested in the French market in 2017 and 2018 and in the Benelux region in 2019. Conquest's investment portfolio produced over 224GWh of renewable energy, representing the annual consumption of over 75,000 homes, and avoiding over 3130 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2019. (Source: European Energy, PR, renews, 21 Dec., 2020) Contact: Conquest, Frederic Palanque, Pres.,; European Energy , Knud Erik Andersen, CEO, +45 88 70 82 16,

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Energy,  Solar,  

Statkraft to Build, Sell, Manage Two Irish Wind Farms (Int'l.)
Statkraft, Greencoat Renewables
Date: 2020-12-21
Oslo-headquartered Statkraft reports it will begin construction of the 37.8 MW Cloghan wind farm in County Offaly and 25.2 MW Taghart wind (25.2MW) in County Cavan , Ireland, early in 2021.

Statkraft will manage the construction of both wind farms and provide operational management services in the operations phase then sell the two wind farms to Greencoat Renewables PLC when operational in 2022 for €123 million. The project and sale is in keeping with Statkraft's strategy to build, sell, operate and trade power, according to the release.

Statkraft secured 15-year fixed price contracts for the two wind projects and two solar projects in Ireland's first competitive auction under the Government's new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-1) earlier this year, according to the release. (Source: Statkraft AS, PR, 21 Dec., 2020) Contact: Statkraft, Torbjorn Steen, VP Communications, European Wind and Solar, +47 911 66 888,,; Greencoat Renewables, www.greencoat‐

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Wind,  Greencoat Renewables,  

GE Supplying Oklahoma Wind Farm Turbines (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-12-18
GE Renewable Energy has announced receipt of a 265-MW onshore wind turbine and 15-year full-service agreement order for ALLETE Clean Energy's 300-MW Caddo Wind farm in Caddo County, Oklahoma. The wind farm will utilize GE's 2.8-127 turbines. Construction on the project has begun, with commissioning expected in 2021.

The Caddo project is fully contracted for the first 12 years with three investment-grade Fortune 500 customers, according to ALLETE. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, reve, 16 Dec., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Tim White, CEO for Onshore Wind Americas,; ALLETE, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  ALLETE CLean Energy,  

Vineyard Wind Withdraws from BOEM Review Process (Ind. Report)
Vineyard Wind, BOEM
Date: 2020-12-18
In Washington, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) reports Vineyard Wind has withdrawn from the BOEM review process for its Vineyards Wind 1 offshore wind project. The company noted it needed to further evaluate the General Electric turbines it plans to use for the offshore wind project.

the BOEM release noted that "because the construction and operations plan has been withdrawn from review, there is no longer a proposal for a major federal action awaiting technical and environmental review, nor is there a decision pending before BOEM."

In a Dec. 14 press release, Vineyard Wind said it expects financial close on the project in the second half of 2021 and the project to come online in 2023. (Source: BOEM, Vineyard Wind, Website PR, 15 Dec., 2020))Contact: Vineyard Wind, (508) 717-8964,; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474,

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

Posey County Indiana Solar Project Underway (Ind. Report)
Arevon Energy
Date: 2020-12-18
Global solar energy developer Arevon Energy Management is reporting their planned 2,500 -- 3,000 acre solar farm project in southern Posey County, Indiana is underway and awaiting regulatory and permitting approvals. Construction is slated to begin in 2022 with the project going online in 2023.

Arevon is North America's leading renewable energy company, offering comprehensive renewable energy infrastructure solutions to institutional investors and long-term owners that maximize value across the entire lifecycle of assets. Arevon is an affiliate of Capital Dynamics, benefiting from the global scale and extensive market insight of the global Capital Dynamics Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) platform.

Arevon's global fleet of PV Solar and Onshore Wind assets now exceeds 6.5GWdc, representing over $9 billion in invested capital. Arevon operates the 2nd largest portfolio of operating solar assets in North America, with over 3.5 GWdc of commercially operating utility-scale, commercial/industrial, distributed generation, and Battery Storage assets, according to the company website. (Source: Arevon Energy, Website PR, 15 Dec., 2020) Contact: Arevon Energy Management, Tiago Sabino Dias, CEO, 480-653-8450,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arevon Energy,  Solar,  

Leeward's Mountain Breeze Wind Farm Now Online (Ind. Report)
Leeward Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-12-18
Dallas-headquartered Leeward Renewable Energy LLC reports its 62 GE turbine-equipped, 171MW Mountain Breeze wind farm in Weld County, Colorado. has closed on $162.9 million funding under its tax equity financing and has begun operation. Mountain Breeze sells its power output to Xcel Energy -- Colorado under a long-term PPA.

Leeward Renewable Energy owns and operates a portfolio of 21 wind farms across nine states, with 20 in operation and one under construction, totaling more than 2,000 MW of installed capacity. The company is actively developing new wind, solar, and energy storage projects in energy markets across the U.S., according to the company website. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, Website PR, 16 Dec., 2020) Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy, Jason Allen, CEO, John Wycherley, VP Bus. Dev., 214.515.1100,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  Wind ,  

Making Green Hydrogen a Climate Solution (Report Attached)
International Renewable Energy Agency
Date: 2020-12-18
According to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030. A combination of falling costs for solar and wind power, improved performance as well as economies of scale for electrolysers could make it possible.

The report notes green hydrogen could play a critical role in decarbonisation strategies, particularly so where direct electrification is challenging in harder-to-abate sectors, such as steel, chemicals, long-haul transport, shipping and aviation. However, regulations, market design and the costs of power and electrolyser production are still major barrier to the uptake of green hydrogen.

The study identifies key strategies and policies to reduce costs for electrolysers through innovation and improved performance aiming to scale up electrolysers from today's megawatt to multi-gigawatt (GW) levels. Standardization and mass-manufacturing of the electrolyser stacks, efficiency in operation as well as the optimisation of material procurement and supply chains will be equally important to bring down costs. For that, today's manufacturing capacity of less than 1 GW would have to massively grow beyond 100 GW in the next 10 to 15 years.

Read the full Green Hydrogen Cost Reduction: Scaling up Electrolysers to Meet the 1.5C Climate Goal report HERE. (Source: IRENA, PR, 17 Dec., 2020) Contact: IRENA, +971 241 79000,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News IRENA,  Green Hydrogen,  Alternative Fuel,  International Renewable Energy Agency ,  

Brookfield Renewable Acquires Distributed Generation Platform (M&A)
Brookfield Renewable ,Exelon Generation Company.
Date: 2020-12-16
Toronto, Ontario-headquartered Brookfield Renewable Partners reports it has agreed to an $810 million acquisition of a scale distributed generation platform comprising 360 MW across nearly 600 sites in the U.S., a development pipeline of over 700 MW and a development and PPA origination team from Exelon Generation Company LLC.

Brookfield Renewable Partners operates one of the world's largest publicly-traded renewable power platforms. Its portfolio consists of approximately 19,400 MW of capacity and 5,318 generating facilities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Hydroelectric power comprises approximately 64 pct of its portfolio. The also invests in, owns and operates wind, solar, distributed generation, and energy storage facilities. (Source: Brookfield Renewables, Website PR, 11 Dec., 2020) Contact: Brookfield Renewable Partners, (888) 327-2722,,; Exelon Generation Company LLC,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Brookfield Renewable,  Exelon Generation Company.,  

BayWa Offloads First Croatian Wind Farm (Int'l. Report, M&A)
BayWa r.e.,ECOwind
Date: 2020-12-16
BayWa r.e. reports the sale of its 10.25 MW Orjak wind farm in Croatia to Austrian energy services provider KI-Kelag International GmbH.

The Orjak wind farm in the municipality of Omis was developed by BayWa r.e. subsidiary ECOwind and incorporates five 2.05 MW turbines generating over 25,000 MWh per year -- sufficient power for approximately 7,000 Croatian households. The project was BayWa's first project in Croatia and Southeast Europe where it is currently developing several projects.

Croatia is aiming for 1.9 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. (Source: BayWa r.e, Balkan Green Energy, 15 Dec., 2020) Contact: KI-Kelag International GmbH,; BayWa r.e.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa r.e.,  Wind,  ECOwind,  

Japan Aims for Offshore Wind Power Growth (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-12-16
Kyodo News is reporting Japan's economic and land ministries are planning for the country to generate up to 45 GW of power through offshore wind power in 2040 to become the world's third-largest offshore wind power producer. Japan currently generates just 20,000 KW through offshore wind farms.

Under the plan, Japan will initially aim to increase offshore wind power generation to 10 GW by 2030, raising to between 30 GW and 45 GW in 2040. Japan is aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. (Source: KYODO News, 15 Dec., 2020)

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

ConEdison Announces First Battery Energy Storage Deal (Ind. Report)
ConEdison,174 Power Global
Date: 2020-12-16
New York utility Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc (Con Edison) -- one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy-delivery companies -- is reporting a deal with Irvine, California-headquartered Hanwha Group subsidiary solar project developer 174 Power Global Corp. to construct the first utility-owned battery in the state storing enough solar and wind energy to power 800 homes and businesses.

The facility along the East River in Ozone Park, Queens, will store sufficient green energy to power 16,000 customers for several hours, or the World Trade Center for a day.

According to ConEdison, "facilities like this one are necessary to help the state meet its goal of 70 pct renewable energy use by 2030." (Source: ConEdison, PR, 15 Dec., 2020) Contact: ConEdison, Mohamed Kamaludeen, Energy Storage Project Manager, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094,; 174 Power Global Corp., (833) 461-7474, ,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Energy Storage,  ConEdison,  174 Power Global,  Solar,  

German Utility Plans 4 GW of Renewables Capacity by 2025 (Int'l.)
Date: 2020-12-14
Frankfurt, Germany-based utility UNIPER is reporting plans to develop 4 GW of solar and wind power projects beyond 2025, including its business in Russia where the company presently operates fossil-fuel based power stations.

Across Germany, UNIPER owns and operates power plants totaling 10.5 GW. Most of UNIPER's thermal plants use hard coal or natural gas as fuel. UNIPER also owns more than 100 hydroelectric power and pumped energy storage plants in Germany. (Source: UNIPER, Dec., 2020) Contact: UNIPER,

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Korean Battery Maker Pledges 2050 Carbon Neutrality (Int'l. Report)
LG Chem
Date: 2020-12-14
South Korean chemical and battery manufacturer LG Chem is reporting an energy supply deal with Chinese solar and wind electric power company Jiangsu Runfeng New Energy for 140GWh per year of renewable energy -- sufficient power for 30,000 households for over a year and to fully power LG Chem's Leyou New Energy materials cathodes plant in Wuxi, a city in Jiangsu province, China. The plant's switch to 100 pct renewable energy will also eliminate 100,000 tpy of carbon beginning in 2021.

LG Chem aims to become over 90 pct carbon neutral within its electric battery materials operations in China and to achieve Carbon Neutral Growth by 2050, according to the company. (Source: LG Chem , PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: LG Chem, +82 (2) 3773-6951,,

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Amazon Touts New Renewable Energy Project Backing (Ind. Report)
Amazon, Climate Change
Date: 2020-12-14
Technology and online retailing giant Inc. reports it is backing 26 new wind and solar utility-scale projects totaling 3.4 GW capacity in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S., making it the world's largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy.

Amazon previously announced it aims to power all of its operations with renewable energy sources by 2025, five years ahead of an earlier target, and to become carbon-neutral 15 years later. Including the new deals, Amazon has backed 127 wind and solar projects, with 6.5 gigawatts of capacity. (Source: Amazon, PR, 10 Dec., 2020) Contact: Amazon,,

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Korean Battery Maker Going 100 pct Renewable (Int'l. Report)
LG Chem
Date: 2020-12-14
South Korean chemical and battery manufacturer LG Chem is reporting a 140GWh per year renewable energy supply deal with Chinese solar and wind electric power company Jiangsu Runfeng New Energy. 140GWh per year is sufficient power for 30,000 households for over a year and to fully power LG Chem's Leyou New Energy materials cathodes plant in Wuxi, a city in Jiangsu province, China.

The switch to 100 pct renewable energy will eliminate 100,000 tpy of carbon beginning in 2021. LG Chem aims to become over 90 pct carbon neutral within its electric battery materials operations in China and to achieve carbon ceutral crowth by 2050, according to the company release. (Source: LG Chem , PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: LG Chem, +82 (2) 3773-6951,,

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ABSL Funded to Design Biohydrogen Production Line (Int'l.)
Advanced Biofuel Solutions,InnovateUK
Date: 2020-12-14
In the UK, Swindon-based Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd (ABSL)reports receipt of £250,000 in grant funding from Innovate UK to design a production line that makes high purity biohydrogen for fuel cell electric vehicles.

ABL will convert household waste into bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) that is injected into the local gas grid and then sold to compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations. The project will focus on purifying a slipstream of syngas to meet the stringent specification for proton electron membrane fuel cells. The hydrogen would then be compressed and transferred to tube trailers that will take it to hydrogen refueling stations for use in buses and other hydrogen vehicles.

ABSL's RadGas technology converts waste into a high-quality synthesis gas which Wood's VESTA technology converts into BioSNG. Wood will adapt the VESTA system to switch flexibly between the biohydrogen and BioSNG production enabling ABSL to deliver either product to meet market demand. University College os London will test the biohydrogen at their Electrochemical Innovation Lab as well as assess the greenhouse gas emissions associated with biohydrogen and compare them to blue and green hydrogen.

Overall, the project aims to develop a new source of hydrogen to help give transport providers in the public and private sectors the confidence to adopt this important new fuel. (Source: Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd., PR, Dec. 2020) Contact: Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd., Andy Cornell, CEO, +44 0 1793 832 860,,

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EIP Taking BayWa r.e. Stake (Int'l. Report, M&A)
BayWa,Energy Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2020-12-11
Energy Infrastructure Partners LLC (EIPP -- f.k.a. Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners -- reports it will take a $640 million, 49 pct stake in Munich, Germany-headquartered renewable energy developer BayWa r.e, subject to regulatory approval.

EIF , a long term investor in the energy sector, reportedly plans to transform BayWa r.e. into an independent power producer with h up to 3GW capacity. The developer currently has a project pipeline of over 13GW in Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region. (Source: Energy Infrastructure Partners, PR, ReCharge, 10 Dec., 2020) Contact: BaWa r.e.,Manfred Groh, Strategy Manager, Corporate Strategy, Energy Policy & Sustainability, +49 89 383932 0, Fax -- +49 89 383932 32,,; Energy Infrastructure Partners, Klaus Josef Lutz, CEO, (646)363-6684,,

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Vestas Claims 125 MW US Turbine Order (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-12-11
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of an order from an undisclosed purchaser to supply and commission a 125 MW wind project in the U.S.

The order includes various turbines of the 2 MW and 4 MW platforms including a number of V150-4.2 MW turbines as well as a multi-year service agreement. Turbine delivery is slated for Q3 2021 for a projected Q4 commissioning. (Source: Vestas, PR, 11 Dec., 2020) Contact: Vestas, MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00,,

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Southern Power's Skookumchuck Wind Farm Online (Ind. Report)
Southern Power, Puget Sound Energy
Date: 2020-12-09
Atlanta-based Southern Power, the majority stakeholder of the 136-MW Skookumchuck Wind Facility near Rainier, Washington, reports its 38-turbine wind farm is now online. Calgary, Alberta-based electric power producer and wholesaler TransAlta is the minority owner. The project's energy and associated energy credits will be sold to Puget Sound Energy under a 20-year PPA.

The Skookumchuck project is the company's 12th wind facility in the U.S. Southern Power purchased a majority stake in the facility from Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Group in Oct, 2019 for an undisclosed price. The wind farm is expected to generate sufficient power for roughly 30,000 homes. (Source: Southern Power, PR, Website, Daily Chronicle, 6 Dec., 2020)Contact: Southern Power,; TransAlta, (855) 255-9184,; Renewable Energy Systems Group, RES Americas, Andrew Fowler, (303) 439-4225,,

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Apex Inks McDonald's Wind Power Purchase Agreement (Ind. Report)
Apex Clean Energy
Date: 2020-12-09
Charlottesville, Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy is reporting a power purchase agreement with McDonald's Restaurants for 126 MW of energy from its Lincoln Land Wind project for a total 326 MW from two separate Apex projects. McDonald's previously committed to purchase 220 MW from an Apex project in Texas.

Apex noted the Lincoln Land Wind Project is expected to begin commercial operations in late 2021 and is now fully contracted. (Source: Apex Clean Energy, Dec., 2020)Contact: Apex Clean Energy,

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Vestas Confirms 39 MW Italian Order (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-12-09
Danish wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas is reporting receipt of a 39 MW order for an undisclosed project in Italy. The contract includes the supply and installation of eleven V136-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.5 MW Power Optimised Mode, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Turbine delivery is slated for Q2 for commissioning in Q4, 2021.

Vestas installed its first turbine in Italy in 1991 and now boasts 4.3 GW of installed capacity in Italy. Source: Vestas, Website News PR, 8 Dec., 2020) Contact: Vestas Mediterranean, +34 649 29 4007,,

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Vestas Confirms 74 MW Ilmatar Energy Turbine Order (Int'l. Report)
Vestas, Ilmatar Energy
Date: 2020-12-09
In Finland, Helsinki-headquartered wind energy developer Ilmatar Energy has placed an order with Vestas for six V150-4.2 MW wind turbines totaling 74 MW for the Voimamylly and Rasakangas wind projects in Southwest and Central Finland.

The order includes supply, installation and commissioning, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution and a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Deliveries for both projects are expected to begin in Q3, 2021 for commissioning in Q1, 2022.

With this deal, Vestas has roughly 400 installed wind turbines in Finland totaling close to 1.3 GW to date and an additional 1 GW currently under construction. (Source: Vestas, Ilmatar Energy, PR, 7 Dec., 2020) Contact: Ilmatar Energy, Juha Sarsama, CEO, +358 20 742 4499,,; Vestas, +34 649 29 4007,

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Normandy Coast to Host French Offshore Wind Project (Int'l.)
Offshore Wind
Date: 2020-12-07
In Paris, the French Environment Ministry is reporting the selection of an area 32 KM (20 mile) off the coast of Normandy for construction of a 1 GW wind farm and launched the tender process for its development.

The project will be France's eighth offshore wind farm and will generate sufficient power for roughly 800,000 homes.

The French government aims to generate between 2.5 and 3 GW of wind power by 2024. (Source: French Environment Ministry, PR, 6 Dec., 2020)

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PSEG Buying Power from Orsted NJ Offshore Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Orsted, PSEG
Date: 2020-12-07
In the Garden State, Newark-based utility Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) reports an agreement to purchase 25 pct of the power generated from Boston-headquartered Orsted North America's 1,100-MW Ocean Wind project for an unannounced price.

Ocean Wind was selected by New Jersey to be its first offshore wind farm as part of the state's plan to add 7,500 MW of offshore wind generating capacity by 2035. The state hopes to use only clean energy by 2050. In November, New Jersey committed to using offshore wind energy to eventually power 3.2 million homes and entered into an agreement with PJM Interconnection, a regional grid operator, to study the best ways to bring the power to shore and distribute it. (Source: PSEG, Website PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: PSEG, Ralph Izzo, Pres., CEO,; Orsted North America, David Hardy, CEO, +45 99 55 97 22,

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DTU Researching Biomass Alternative Fuels (Int'l., R&D)
Technical University of Denmark
Date: 2020-12-07
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby is working with the Synfuel Project on a way to efficiently convert biomass and wind energy into green methanol. This methanol can then be used as fuel for ships. It can also be used to replace diesel and kerosene after processing.

Through this project, the university is offering a solution for storing energy from biomass and wind sources. It can then be used to make fuel for aircraft and ships, among other things. This technology is being developed with funding from the Innovation Fund Denmark.

According to DTU chemical engineering researcher Jesper Ahrenfeldt, the Synfuel project uses hydrogen in a Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC) to make a liquid fuel. Synthesis gas is a mixture consisting of hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide that is released during the gasification of biomass. Straw was used for this in this project. (Source: technical University of Denmark, PR, 6 Dec., 2020) Contact: Denmark Innovation Fund,; DTU Energy, Synfuels Project, Professor Peter Vang Hendriksen, +45 46 775 725,,,

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DTU Researching Biomass Alternative Fuels (Int'l., R&D)
Technical University of Denmark
Date: 2020-12-06
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby is working with the Synfuel Project on a way to efficiently convert biomass and wind energy into green methanol. This methanol can then be used as fuel for ships. It can also be used to replace diesel and kerosene after processing. Through this project, the university is offering a solution for storing energy from biomass and wind sources. It can then be used to make fuel for aircraft and ships, among other things. This technology is being developed with funding from the Innovation Fund Denmark. According to DTU chemical engineering researcher, researcher Jesper Ahrenfeldt of DTU Chemical Engineering The Synfuel project uses the hydrogen in a Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC) to make a liquid fuel.” Synthesis gas is mixed with hydrogen which is then converted into fuel. Synthesis gas is a mixture consisting of hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide that is released during the gasification of biomass. Straw was used for this in this project. The entire process is powered by wind energy. (Source: technical University of Denmark, PR, 6 Dec., 2020) Contact: Denmark Innovation Fund,; DTU Energy, Synfuels Project, Professor Peter Vang Hendriksen, +45 46 775 725,,,

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