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More 'Green' Power Needed To Meet Paris 2030 Target

Sep 11, 2019

According to DNV GL’s latest energy report ‘Energy Transition Outlook: Power Supply and Use’, eight times more wind and solar power is needed by 2030 to help meet the Paris Agreement on climate change’s target. This transition will require more than ten times power generated by the solar means and five times the wind power currently being generated in combination with other technology measures to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees and meet the targets of the Paris Agreement…

Senvion to Sell Assets to Siemens Gamesa

Sep 17, 2019

Insolvent German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion is in exclusive talks with Siemens Gamesa (SGRE) over the sale of a substantial part of its business.The Germany firm said that it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Siemens Gamesa…

Giant Offshore Turbine to be Blown Up

Sep 16, 2019

Ireland-based SSE Renewables, a renewable energy subsidiary of Airtricity, is set to conclude decommissioning of the Hunterston National Offshore Wind Turbine Testing Facility (NOWTTF) by blowing up in a controlled explosion.The 177m-high (580ft)…

German Trains to Run on Offshore Wind

Sep 16, 2019

German Rail (Deutsche Bahn – DB) has closed Germany’s first power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy electricity from an offshore wind farm.German Rail has signed a five-year deal starting in 2024 to buy the output of 25MW, or 8%, of the 295MW…

Ireland Calls for More Offshore Wind

Sep 13, 2019

Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) chief executive Dr David Connolly has called for greater urgency from the government in the country and across the political system to support the development of offshore wind energy.Ireland currently only…

DNV GL Calls for Action to Meet Paris Climate Target

Sep 12, 2019

DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook indicates global temperatures rise by 2.4⁰C by end of century. Energy experts identify a combination of technology measures to curb global warming which includes: Boost solar power more than 10 times to 5 TW…

2/3 of Electricity by Solar PV, Wind by 2050

Sep 10, 2019

Share of electricity in the final demand energy mix will more than double from today’s level to 40% in 2050, with two thirds of that electricity provided by solar PV and wind, said DNV GL.Electrification will transform how energy is produced and consumed…

Deutsche Bahn Signs Offshore Wind PPA in Germany

Sep 10, 2019

German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) will be purchasing about 8% of the total production of the 295-MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm  from 2024.Deutsche Bahn will continue to steadily increase its purchase of electricity from renewable energy sources in the coming years…

TenneT, EnBW, Ørsted Pact on Transmission Concept

Sep 09, 2019

The European transmission system operator TenneT, German utilities company EnBW and offshore wind specialist Ørsted have formed an alliance with the aim of implementing new connection concept for offshore wind farms and converter platforms in the German North Sea…

Dutch Offshore Wind Grid Borssele Alpha Ready

Sep 06, 2019

The Dutch government announced that construction has been completed of the first large offshore “socket”, or substation, that will connect 700 MW of energy from wind turbines in the North Sea to the mainland.Borssele Alpha, TenneT’s first and…

DNV GL to Certify TenneT Platform in German Sea

Sep 04, 2019

DNV GL has signed a four-year framework agreement with TenneT to provide project certification for new High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)  substations linked to offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.Agreement includes certification of…

Advanced AI Engine for Automated Blade Damage Detection

Sep 03, 2019

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for rotor blade inspections, and artificial intelligence (AI) specialist NNAISENSE have formed a partnership to develop an artificial intelligence engine to automatically detect rotor blade damages on wind turbines…

Mayflower Wind Bids for Massachusetts Offshore

Sep 02, 2019

Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell and EDPR Offshore North America, has submitted proposal to the state and utility company to deliver energy from offshore wind installations.The provider of cleaner energy solutions using the power of…

MarineSpace Wins Ørsted Award

Aug 30, 2019

UK-based marine environmental and planning consultancy MarineSpace Limited has been awarded a place on the UK environmental impact assessment (EIA) framework agreement for Ørsted Wind Power A/S.The award means MarineSpace will be eligible to…

US Offshore Wind Pipeline Reach 25.8GW

Aug 27, 2019

The U.S. offshore wind project development pipeline grew to a potential generating capacity of 25,824 MW across 13 states, including the Block Island Wind Farm commissioned in 2016.Projects totaling 21,225 MW have exclusive site control, meaning…

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