Southern Power is the majority owner with TransAlta Corporation holding a minority ownership position in the Skookumchuck Wind Facility which was developed and constructed by Renewable Energy Systems.
Southern Power's wind portfolio includes more than 2,115-MW of wind generation -- part of the company's 4,510-MW renewable fleet of 41 wind and solar facilities operating or under construction. (Source: Southern Power, PR, Power Eng., 1 Dec., 2020) Contact:
Southern Power, Bill Grantham, Pres.,(404) 506-5000, www.southerncompany.com; RES Group,www.res-group.com; PSE, David Mills, Snr. VP, CSO, Bob Stolarski, Director Energy Management and Renewables, (425) 454-2000, www.pse.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Puget Sound Energy, Renewable Energy Systems, Southern Company, Southern Power, Renewable Energy Systems , Wind,
The MITAGS partnership is Orsted's latest step to forge ties with local stakeholders and to expand offshore wind related training in the Chesapeake region.
MITAGS recently received $300,000 in grant funding from the state to create the Global Wind Organization Basic Safety Training platform. Development of the full course is expected to be completed soon and offered in 2021. (Source: Orsted, Baltimore Business Journal, Dec., 2020) Contact: MITAGS, 410-859-5700, www.mitags.org; Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22, 857-284-1430 -- US Boston Office, www.orsted.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted, Offshore Wind,
For the project, a Phase 1 Demonstrator will develop a 12MW platform -- combined mWave (4MW) and wind turbine (8MW) on a shared floating platform.
The commercial Phase 2 envisions 18MW combined mWave (6MW) and wind turbine (12MW) on a shared floating platform. (Source: Bombora Wave Energy, OE, 3 Dec., 2020) Contact: TechnipFMC, +31 (0)79 3293 600, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.technipfmc.com;
Bombora Wave Energy, +44 1646 233140, www.bomborawave.com
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The "collared monopile" design is based on an RWE patent and will provide additional support for lateral loading, increase bearing capacity and improve the structural integrity of the entire foundation.
The Kaskasi offshore wind farm, which will incorporate 38, 9-MW wind turbines mounted on monopile foundations, is expected to begin construction in Q3, 2021, and will generate sufficient energy for more than 400,000 homes when fully operational in 2022. (Source: RWE Renewables, PR, Dec., 2020)
Contact: RWE Renewables , Sven Utermohlen, COO Wind Offshore Global, www.group.rwe/en;
DEME Offshore, www.deme-group.com
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In 1991 Orsted constructed the world's first offshore wind farm in Denmark and has since constructed and is operating more than 25 offshore wind farms incorporating 1,500 turbines across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.
(Source: Orsted, PR, reve, 27 Nov., 2020) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO & Pres., +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
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Turbine deliveries are slated to begin in 24, 2021 for construction completion and commissioning in June, 2022.
Mytilineos S.A. is a Greece-based industrial conglomerate active in the EPC, metals and energy sectors. of metallurgy, energy and EPC.
(Source: Vestas, PR,
Makrynoros Holdings, Website, GreenTech, 27 Nov., 2020)
Contact: Makrynoros Holdings S.A.,www.mytilineos.gr; Contact: Vestas, MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, email@example.com, www.vestas.com
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When fully operational, the 4.2 MW turbine will generate sufficient power for roughly 4,000 homes and save more than 2 tpy of CO2 emissions.
Ambition Community Energy (ACE) is a not-for-profit community interest company established by the resident-driven charity Ambition Lawrence Weston.
(Source: Ambition Community Energy, PR, BusinessLive, 27 Nov., 2020)Contact:
Ambition Community Energy, www.ambitionlw.org/community-energy
These new projects bring NV Energy's current portfolio to 56 geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, and biomass projects both in service and under development, including 2,669 MW of new solar generation and 1,028 MW of battery energy storage.
(Source: Public Utilities Commission of Nevada
Contact: Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, (775) 684-6101, www.puc.nv.gov: NV Energy, Doug Cannon,CEO, Pres., www,nvenergy.com
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The Rattlesnake Ridge Wind Power Project is being privately financed by BHE Canada through a combination of equity and debt and requires no government subsidies or tax incentives to support its operation.
The project is expected to provide approximately 150 jobs at peak construction during the approximately 18-month schedule. Construction activities are ongoing, with almost $12 million already invested in local Alberta contractors and suppliers. Total investment in the County of Forty Mile is expected to be approximately $56 million.
BHE Canada has signed a long-term PPA with a large Canadian corporate partner for approximately two-thirds of the energy output from the Rattlesnake Ridge Wind project. BHE Canada continues to negotiate with potential partners for the remaining one-third. The more than $200 million project is scheduled to be in service in early 2022. (Source: BHE Canada, Pr, 26 Nov., 2020)
Contact: BHE Canada, William Christensen, VP Corporate Development, Scott Schreiner, Media,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bhe-canada.ca; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com
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When fully operational, the project will incorporate and will generate roughly 90 pct of the municipalities of Hopsten's power requirements. Deliveries and commissioning are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2022. (Source: Vestas, PR, 26 Nov., 2020) Contact: Vestas, Christina Schmidt,
Communications , +49 40 46778 5153,
Windpark Hopsten GmbH & Co. , +49 54 58 93 12-0, email@example.com, www. siering-hopsten.com/infrastruktur/windpark
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It is the first project finance funding structure that has adopted a multi debt tranche approach to the tiered risk profile of the BESS revenue model.
This project supports the growth of renewable energy sources by providing up to 65GWh of annual import and export capacity to the National Grid during its Phase One development -- critical to meeting the UK's carbon emission reduction target and Net-Zero ambition. (Source: Still Waters Green Technology, PR, Website, Business Leader, 26 Nov., 2020)
Contact: Still Waters Green Technology, Olivia He, CEO,
+44 (0) 207 519 6865, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.swgt.co.uk
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In 2019, New York State generated 39.4 million MWh of renewable electricity for 30 pct of the state's total electric power generation. Hydroelectricity generated 31 million MWh (78 pct) of the state's power followed wind with 4.5 million MWh (11 pct) and solar solar energy at 2.4 million MWh of electricity.
Download the EPA report details HERE.
(Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly, Nov., 2020) Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
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In particular, Orsted noted its $7.2 billion, 100-140 turbine project 70 kilometers off the coast of Incheon will generate sufficient electric power for 1.3 million households annually and curb 4 million metric tpy of carbon -- equivalent to the amount of carbon emitted by 1.9 million cars, according to the company.
The Incheon offshore win project is expected to begin commercial operation in 2026.
(Source: Orsted, Korea Herald, 24 Nov., 2020) Contact: Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
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Separate PPA's totaling 2.4 gigawatts of capacity for power from Dogger Bank A and B have been reached with Orsted, Shell Energy Europe Ltd, Danske Commodities and SSE's energy supply business, according to a joint SSE and Equinor statement. Financial details of the PPAs were not disclosed, according to the release. (Source: SSE Renewables, Equinor, Economic Times, 24 Nov., 2020) Contact: SSE Reewables, Steve Wilson, Dogger Bank Project Dir., www.ssepd.co.uk, www.sse.com; Equinor, www.equinor.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SSE, Equinor, Offshore Wind, Dogger Bank,
ACE, which was developed in conjunction with commodities trader Xpansiv CBL Holding, enables airlines and other aviation stakeholders, enable aviation industry players to offset their carbon footprint by purchasing credits in certified forestry projects, clean wind energy operations, protection of eco-systems and remote community-based, and other projects to cut emissions.
The platform will be a key tool for airlines in fulfilling their obligations under CORSIA which was agreed by governments through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2016. (Source: IATA, Mirage, 25 Nov., 2020) Contact: IATA, Alexandre de Juniac, CEO, Director General, www.iata.org
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Eden Reforestation Projects -- $5 million to plant trees and alleviate extreme poverty in three countries.www.edenprojects.org. (Source: Bezos Earth Fund, Release, 16 Nov., 2020)
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sPower's other owner -- Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) -- has agreed to the transaction which will see AES take a 75 pct stake in the combined business with AIMCo holding the remaining 25 pct.
sPower owns and operates wind, solar and energy storage plants with a combined capacity of close to 2 GW. The platform that will be formed by the merger will manage the 2.5 GW of operating assets and the existing 2.6 GW contracted backlog, according to sPower. The transaction is expected to close within months.
(Source: AES, PR 18 Oct., 2020) Contact: AES, Andres Gluski, Pres.,CEO, www.aes.com; sPower, Ryan Creamer, CEO, Naomi Keller, VP Marketing, (801) 679-3514, nkeller@sPower.com, www.sPower.com
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Greencoat invest in operating UK wind farms and other renewable projects. The transaction continues the successful relationship between RWE and Greencoat. The company is already a strong partner in other RWE UK projects, namely in the offshore wind farm Rhyl Flats as well as in the onshore wind farms Little Cheyne Court, Lindhurst and Middlemoor, according to a release.
(Source: RWE, PR, reve, 23 Nov., 2020) Contact: Greencoat Renewables, Paul O'Donnell, Partner, +353 (1) 70 26737 -- Dublin, +44 20 7832 9400 -- London, www.greencoat-capital.com
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With this project, Alcazar Energy now has seven operational wind and solar assets across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region. Chicago-headquartered Hecate Energy is a renewables and storage developer focused on North America and other selected markets.
(Source: Alcazar Energy, PR, reve, 23 Nov., 2020) Contact: Alcazar Energy, Daniel Calderon, CEO, +971 (0) 4 55 87 805, email@example.com, www.alcazarenergy.com; Hecate Energy LLC, Chris Bullinger, CEO, Solutions@HecateEnergy.com, www.hecateenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas, Alcazar Energy, Hecate Energy,
The Sweetwater 3 repower replaced and enhanced major existing components of 90 legacy GE Renewable Energy wind turbines resulting in increased capacity, reliability and performance, and reduced operating cost. Sweetwater 3 will continue providing energy to its offtake partner, San Antonio-based CPS Energy, under its long-term PPA, according to the release.
Leeward Renewable Energy owns and operates a portfolio of 21 wind farms across nine states, with 20 in operation and one under construction, totaling approximately 2,000 megawatts of generating capacity. (Source : Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC, PR,
Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com
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The scheme, which was originally allocated £1 billion, grants homeowners up to £ 5,000 to fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home energy efficieny improvement such as insulation, double glazed windows, heat pumps and others. (Source: The Construction Index, Nov., 2020)UK Home Energy Efficiency Grants Scheme Extended (Int’l. Report) In the UK, the Green Homes Grant energy efficiency upgrade scheme, which was originally launched in September 2020 for an initial six months, has been extended for an additional 12 months.
The scheme, which was originally allocated £1 billion, grants homeowners up to £ 5,000 to fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home energy efficieny improvement such as insulation, double glazed windows, heat pumps and others. (Source: UK Green Homes Grants, The Construction Index, Nov., 2020) Contact: UK Green Homes Grants, www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme
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The legislation calls for the creation of an outside 15-member advisory board composed of climate experts, scientists and Indigenous representatives, among others to advice the minister on setting targets and the best "sectoral strategies" that are "deemed effective" for achieving net-zero. The legislation also requires the minister to a plan in Parliament outlining how Ottawa will meet those targets as well as annual reports on the bill's progress.
Canada's carbon reduction target, set by the former Conservative government in May 2015, is to reduce emissions by 30 pct compared to 2005 levels by 2030. Current policies -- including the carbon tax, banning coal power plants and regulating methane emissions in the oil and gas industry -- will only get Canada about two-thirds of the way to its goal.
While the government describes this legislation as "legally binding," there would be no tangible penalty applied if the country fails to drive down emissions as promised. In short, bill C-12 appears to be little more than political window dressing.
As previously reported in Nov, 2019, Prime Minister Trudeau committed Canada to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and to reduce CO2 levels by 30 pct by 2030. In December 2018, Climate Change Canada projected Canada's total emissions by 2030 are only on track to be 19 pct -- not 30 pct -- below 2005 levels. (Source: Environment Canada, Various Media, CBC News, 19 Nov., 2020) Contact: Environment and Climate Change Canada, (800) 668-6767, www.canada.ca › environment-climate-change
More Low-Carbon Energy News Environment Canada, Net-Zero Emissions, Climate Change, Trudeau,
The 3 wind farms, located in the Avignon RCM in Gaspesie and the Appalaches RCM in eastern Quebec, are equipped with Enercon turbines and have long-term PPAs with Hydro-Quebec Distribution, expiring between 2032 and 2033 with a weighted average remaining contract duration of nearly 12.5 years.
As part of the acquisition, Boralex will pay $121.5 million cash to CDPQ on closing, which may be supplemented by a conditional consideration of up to $4 million subject to the settlement of certain future conditions that need to be met. The closing is expected to take place at the end of November 2020, subject to standard closing conditions. With this transaction, Boralex's installed capacity will be 2,212 MW.
(Source: Boralex Inc., Website, PR, 19 Nov., 2020)
Contact: Boralex, Patrick Lemaire, Pres., CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com; CDPQ, 514 847-5493, www.cdpq.com
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To that end, PGE will shut down coal-fired power capacity , more renewables, such as wind, solar and battery storage switch more than 60 pct of its vehicle fleet to electric vehicles by 2030.
PGE noted that reaching the 2040 goal will require policy, regulatory and technology advancements that support the thorough elimination of GHG from power supply. (Source: Portland General Electric, PR, Website, 19 Nov., 2020) Contact: PGE, Maria Pope, CEO, Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444, www.portlandgeneral.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Portland General Electric , PGE, Net-Zero Emissions, GHG,
The Vientos Del Secano project incorporates 20 Envision EN110 2.5 MW wind turbines generating approximately 217 GWh of electricity.
The Vientos Del Secano project was funded by Envision with a guarantee from the World Bank and is fully compliant with the World Bank Group environmental and social guidelines. (Source: Envision, PR, Website, 18 Nov., 2020) Contact: Envision, www.envision-group.com
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The manufacturing facility in Albany would be jointly developed by Equinor, Weldon of Denmark and Marmen of Canada. The manufactured tower components would be floated down the Hudson River and out into the construction site in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Port of Albany proposal is contingent on NYSERDA selecting the Equinor bid -- the company's
first in the U.S. (Source: Equinor, Daily Gazette, 16 Nov., 2020) Contact: Equinor, www.equinor.com; NYSERDA, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; Port of Albany, 518-463-8763, www.portofalbany.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor, Offshore Wind, NYSERDA,
With this acquisition, Greenbacker will own roughly 753.5 MW of generating capacity (including assets that are to be constructed), comprising 529.8 MW of utility-scale and distributed solar facilities, 192.6MW of wind facilities, 19.1 MW of battery storage and 12.0MW of biomass facilities, according to the company.
(Source: Greenbacker Renewable Energy , PR, Nov., 2020)
Contact: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, Charles Wheeler, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenbackercapital.com; Broad Reach Power, Steve Vavrik, CEO, www.broadreachpower.com
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The company will work with the University of Toledo's Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization Center, the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), and Project Vision Dynamics Inc. "to complete development of attractive, low-cost, high-efficiency solar window units and solar building facades through manufacturing innovations in CdTe module technology," according to the release. Prof. Michael J. Heben, the managing director of UT's Wright Center for Photovoltaics noted "Previously proposed options for incorporating photovoltaic power into building structures ave not made sense from a manufacturing point of view -- Toledo Solar's approach is entirely novel, and entirely doable, so the University of Toledo is very excited to be part of this effort."
Toledo Solar is the only U.S. manufacturer of CdTe thin film PV for both residential and commercial rooftop markets, according to the company website. (Source: Toledo Solar,PR, Toledo Blabe, 14 Nov., 2020) Contact: Toledo Solar, 567-202-4145, info@Toledo-Solar.com, www.toledosolar-inc.com;
US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office
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Most of Australia's renewable energy infrastructure is manufactured offshore and imported.
Under its plan, BlueScope "will invest directly in our own plant, but also partner with innovators and entrepreneurs to develop new technology solutions in key industries like renewables, infrastructure, defense, manufacturing and sustainable buildings.
An immediate focus will be supporting the manufacture of wind tower, solar farm, pumped hydro, electricity transmission facilities," according to the BlueScope release.
(Source: BlueScope Steel, ABC News Australia, 15 Nov., 2020) Contact: BlueScope Steel, www.bluescope.com
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The 714-MW East Anglia One wind farm, located around 25 miles off the Suffolk coast, incorporates 102 Siemens Gamesa turbines that generate sufficient energy for 630,000 homes.
GIG, which is owned by the Australian investment bank Macquarie, developed the project as part of a joint venture with Scottish Power Renewables. (Source: The Renewables Infrastructure Group, Energy Voice, 11 Nov., 2020)
Contact: The Renewables Infrastructure Group, www.trig-ltd.com
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Under the terms of the deal, Goldwind Americas will continue to provide the project with long-term maintenance services.
The Rattlesnake Wind Project, located in central Texas, utilizes of 64 Goldwind GW109/2500 Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive turbines. The project was purchased by Goldwind in 2016 and reached commercial operation in 2018. (Source: Goldwind Americas, PR, WindTech, 12 Nov., 2020) Contact: Goildwind Americas, Lauren La Marche, Marketing, email@example.com, www.goldwindglobal.com
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The SusWIND initiative is planned for delivery in the following three stages:
The remotely operated Octopus software will enable improved efficiencies by cutting an inspection vessel's operational costs and transfer times to and from offshore wind farms.
ATLANTIS promotes the use of robotics in offshore wind farms to reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) by eliminating or marginalising the use of supporting vessels for inspection and maintenance operations at offshore wind farms. In the ATLANTIS project, a pioneer pilot infrastructure for demonstrating key enabling robotic technologies for inspection and maintenance of offshore wind farms is established in the Atlantic Ocean, on the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal, according to its website. (Source: ABB, ATLANTIS Project, Cordis Europa, Nov., 2020) Contact: ABB, www.abb.com; ATLANTIS Project, www.atlantis-h2020.eu
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Coastal Risk's automated assessments add to a project's due diligence and risk management. The RiskFootprint Dashboard and property-specific RiskFootprint Reports are an important part of a rigorous underwriting process and research-driven market analysis. The RiskFootprint Dashboard provides customers with a secure web portal, an interactive map of the US, and portfolio spreadsheet scoring for 14 columns of risk. This includes 6 current flood risks, 4 current, natural hazard risks (wind, tornado, earthquake and wildfire), and 4 future (2050) climate change impacts (tidal/sea level rise, extreme heat, extreme rainfall, and risk of drought).
Contact: Coastal Risk Consulting, RiskFootprint, Albert Slap, Pres., www.riskfootprint.com; US Green Building Council, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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Coastal Risk's automated assessments add to a project's due diligence and risk management. The RiskFootprint Dashboard and property-specific RiskFootprint Reports are an important part of a rigorous underwriting process and research-driven market analysis.
The RiskFootprint Dashboard provides customers with a secure web portal, an interactive map of the US, and portfolio spreadsheet scoring for 14 columns of risk. This includes 6 current flood risks, 4 current, natural hazard risks (wind, tornado, earthquake and wildfire), and 4 future (2050) climate change impacts (tidal/sea level rise, extreme heat, extreme rainfall, and risk of drought). (Source: COastal Risk Consulting, PR, 13 Nov., 2020)
Contact: Coastal Risk Consulting, RiskFootprint, Albert Slap, Pres., www.riskfootprint.com; LEED,US Green Building Council, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org;
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The project recently received approval to increase its capacity to up to one gigawatt having already secured both onshore and offshore consents in 2019.
(Source: Red Rock Power Lyd, Website Press Release, 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: Red Rock Power, Guy Madgwick, CEO, +44 (0) 131 557 7101, www.redrockpower.co.uk; Inch Cape Wind, +44 (0) 131 557 7101, www.inchcapewind.com
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OW North America holds a 50 pct ownership stake in Mayflower Wind. and is a partner in the Redwood Coast Windfloat Atlantic -- a fully operational floating offshore wind farm in Portugal. OW will fill EDPR's role in the Redwood Coast public-private consortium committed to developing an offshore wind project utilizing floating platform technology off the coast of Humboldt County in Northern California.
(Source: EDP Renewables , ENGIE, Windpower Engineering Dev., 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: EDP Renewables, www.edpr.com' Ocean Winds, Spyros Martinis, CEO, www.oceanwind.com;Mayflower Wind, John Hartnett, Pres., 508-589-3557, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mayflowerwind.com; ENGIE, Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, VP Renewables, +33 (0) 1 44 22 66 29, email@example.com, www.engie.com/en
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A single 600-MW wind farm in the Gulf would produce an estimated 4,400 jobs and $445 million in economic output during the construction phase, based upon modeling the by U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Operations would contribute 150 new permanent jobs, along with an estimated $14 million in annual spending. By 2035, industry forecasts suggest U.S. offshore wind energy capacity could grow to 22 gigawatts through $70 billion of new capital investment in manufacturing and port infrastructure, as well as 45,000 new direct jobs, according to the Governor's release.
BOEM studies estimate the Gulf of Mexico could produce as much as 10 pct of U.S. wind energy. (Source: Office of Gov. John Bel Edwards, KATC News, 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: Office of Gov. John Bel Edwards
Harry Vorhoff, Dir., Governor's Office of Coastal Activities.
(225) 342-7015, (866)366-1121, gov.louisiana.gov; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov
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According to the release, the researchers placed hydrogel-based liquid -- a combination of micro-hydrogel, water, and stabilizer -- between glass panels to develop the liquid window. The researchers explained that a hydrogen-based liquid could respond to a change in temperature as it becomes non-transparent when exposed to heat and blocks the sunlight, and returns to its clear state when cooled. Besides that, water's high heat capacity enables the liquid window to store a large amount of thermal energy instead of getting transferred through the glass and into buildings during the day times.
As part of the experiment, the researchers conducted outdoor tests in Singapore's hot environment and the cold climate of Beijing, China.
The smart liquid window registered a lower temperature (50 degree C) than a normal glass window (84 degrees C) during the hottest time of the day in Singapore. While the Beijing test revealed that the room equipped with the smart liquid window utilized 11 pct less energy to keep the same temperature than the room with a normal glass window.
(Source: Nanyang Technological University, Website PR, 5 Nov., 2020) Contact: Nanyang Technological University, www.ntu.edu.sg
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As previously reported, the Port was selected as Equinor's flagship operations and maintenance base for what will become the world's largest offshore wind farm at Dogger Bank.
The River Tyne presently hostso an existing offshore cluster, including South Tyneside Marine College, A&P, Smulders Projects, Shepherd Offshore and TechnipFMC, all of which contributeto a well-established offshore energy supply chain. The Port of Tyne is one of only two deep sea ports in the North-East UK. (Source: Port of Tyne, Northern Echo, Nov., 2020) Contact: Port of Tyne Authority,
Matt Beeton, CEO , +44 191 257 1373, www.portoftyne.co.uk
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The sale includes the 19MW Ballyhoura Wind farm in county Cork, and the 27.5MW Slievecallan wind farm in county Clare. Both wind parks were commissioned in 2018 by Brookfield. (Source: Brookfield Renewable Partners, Nov., 2020)
Contact: Brookfield Renewable Partners, Connor Teskey, (888) 327-2722, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.renewableops.brookfield.com
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The 150-MW, 500,000-panel solar facility is jointly owned by WEC Energy Group and Madison Gas and Electric.
WPS parent company-WEC Energy Group has committed to make its electric generation fleet net carbon neutral by 2050 and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 70 pct below 2005 levels by 2030.
(Source: Wisconsin Public Service, EWC Energy Group, PR, 7 Nov., 2020) Contact: WEC Energy Group/Wind and Solar, Cody Craig, 414-221-2345, www.wecenergygroup.com; Wisconsin Public Service Corp., www.wisconsinpublicservice.com
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Shinhan BNP Paribas is a 65/35 joint venture of Shinhan Financial Group and BNP Paribas Asset Management. Paris-headquartered BNP Paribas S.A. is the world's 8th largest bank by total assets with operations in 72 countries. (Source: BNP Paribas, Korea Herald, 5 Nov., 2020) Contact: BNP Paribas, www.group.bnpparibas/en
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The Herrera project will incorporate 14 Siemens Gamesa SG 4.5-145 turbines for three wind farms -- La Huesa, Valdesantos and Orbaneja -- and will generate sufficient power for 60,000 people and offset 50,000 tpy of CO2 when fully operational in 2021,
Iberdrola operates more than 5,100 MW in Castile and Leon -- 1,500 MW-- and plans invest over € 1.3 billion to construct over 1,800 MW of wind and solar projects in the region, according to the company website. (Source: Iberdrola, Website, PR, Renewables, 5 Nov., 2020) Contact: Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, email@example.com, www.iberdrola.es
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Dam Nai Wind incorporates 15 Siemens wind turbines with a rated capacity of 2.625 MW generating 123 GWh of power per year. (Source: SN Energy, PR Website, Renewable Energy, Nov., 2020) Contact: SN Energy, + 47 66 71 70 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.snpower.com
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In Ohio, AEP is seeking renewable energy purchase agreements of 10, 12 or 15 years for solar or wind facilities that begin operation between 2021 and 2023.
For the ERCOT sited projects, the company is seeking renewable energy purchase agreements of 12 years or less for solar facilities that begin operation between 2021 and 2023.
AEPEP will use the contracted off-take to support the company's growing loads in Ohio and Texas, including the recently passed City of Columbus Electric Service Aggregation Program.
Complete details about the Requests for Proposals are available at http://aep.com/rfp or by calling Ben Duckworth at (614) 583-7453. (Source: AEP Energy Partners, Website PR, 3 Nov., 2020) Contact: AEP, email@example.com, aepes.com, www.aep.com; ERCOT, www.ercot.com
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According to Galan, Iberdrola's renewables capacity will rise from 32 GW in 2019 to 60 GW in 2025 -- 26 GW of onshore wind, 16 GW of solar and 14 GW of hydro, with the remainder being offshore wind.
(Source: Iberdrola Website News, 5 Nov., 2020)Contact: Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.iberdrola.es
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ENGIE Zero offers a one-stop-shop for local authorities, housing associations and registered providers to decentralise, digitalise, decarbonise and increase home energy efficiency. Energy efficiency measures will include an airtight wrap to the eight selected properties, as well as installing a pre-fabricated super-insulated facade and roof system with integrated solar PV panels to generate electricity at the point of use. New high-performance windows and doors, air source heat pumps will also introduce renewable heating and a real-time monitoring and maintenance programme.
Planning approval has been granted and ENGIE will begin construction over the coming months, according to the release.
(Source: ENGIE UK, PR, PBD Today, 6 Nov., 2020) Contact: ENGIE UK, James Cook, Divisional Director , +44 20 7320 8600, www.engie.co.uk
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Odal Vindkraftverk is 51 pct owned by Akershus Energi and 49 pct owned by the project develope r KLP . The project is expected to be completed during 2021. (Source: SiemensGamesa, PR, renews. 3 Nov., 2020)Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com
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The project will incorporate 5 units of Vestas' 2.2MW V110 wind turbines to generate sufficient power for approximately 5,500 homes.
With this commissioning, Boralex's capacity in France is 1,004 MW and 2,066 MW worldwide. (Source: Boralex, PR, 2 Nov., 2020) Contact: Boralex, Nicolas Wolff, VP, GM Boralex Europe, Patrick Lemaire, Pres., CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com
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