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  • Acciona signs renewable PPA with Unilever in Spain

    Spanish utility Acciona Energia has signed a contract to supply Unilever with 23 gigawatt hours of renewable energy per year to cover the power demand of the food, hygiene and home care producer’s facilities in Spain. ‘We think we’ve cracked the Corporate PPA code with this one’ “We are very pleased that such an important company as Unilever has entrusted its electricity supply to Acciona, and w

    Transition  rechargenews.com 18 Jan 15:13 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Argentine power group Gennia plans IPO amid wind push

    Argentine power generator Genneia is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of its shares in local or international markets, the company said. No further information about the possible IPO was published by the company, but the issue will be decided at a shareholders’ meeting scheduled for 7 February. Argentina's Genneia adds to funds for 500MW wind push Privately-held Genneia is one of Arg

    Transition  rechargenews.com 18 Jan 14:55 GMT Alexandre Spatuzza in Sao Paulo

    Masdar, Elsewedy and Marubeni plan 800MW of wind in Egypt

    Abu Dhabi renewables company Masdar has signed a collaboration deal with Middle East energy infrastructure company Elsewedy Electric and Japanese developer Marubeni to build an 800MW wind power portfolio in Egypt. Masdar has already developed a a total of 30MW of PV plants in partnership with Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority, but this is its first wind power project in the country. “As

    Wind  rechargenews.com 18 Jan 13:42 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    Siemens Gamesa wins 330MW in two US turbine orders

    Siemens Gamesa has won two turbine orders in the United States with a combined capacity of 330MW. The Spanish-German wind OEM will supply 47 of its G132-3.465MW machines to Sammons Renewable Energy for the Midway Wind project in San Patricio County in Texas. The project was originally awarded by Apex Clean Energy and recently acquired by Sammons Renewable Energy. It includes a 10-year service an

    Wind  rechargenews.com 18 Jan 12:54 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    EU warned over growing Chinese threat to offshore wind edge

    Chinese competitors could quickly become a threat to the lead European OEMs enjoy in the manufacturing of offshore wind turbines – even in the yet-to-be developed segment of 10MW-plus machines – according to German wind industry groups. Asked whether European manufacturers will live up to their commitments to develop super-sized offshore turbines needed to push prices down sufficiently for zero s

    Wind  rechargenews.com 18 Jan 12:04 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    International Solar Alliance strikes $5bn Yes Bank deal

    The International Solar Alliance (ISA), a coalition of 120 sun-belt countries launched at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015, has signed a letter of intent with India’s Yes Bank to invest some $5bn by 2030 in solar power projects, starting with plants in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, India and Spain. “The best way to get going is to get projects on the ground. That is what we cal

    Transition  rechargenews.com 18 Jan 11:35 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    Shell signs PPA for output from 70MW UK solar plant

    Energy giant Shell has agreed a five-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with developer British Solar Renewables (BSR) to buy output from the Bradenstoke solar plant – England’s largest. Bradenstoke, located on 213 acres of the former RAF Lyneham air base near Swindon in southern England, comprises 269,000 solar panels with a 69.8MW peak capacity and 50MW AC export capacity. The plant was commi

    Transition  rechargenews.com 18 Jan 11:21 GMT Christopher Hopson in London

    Spanish oil company Cepsa inks RE-focused MoU with Masdar

    Spanish oil group Cepsa has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar to collaborate on future wind and solar power projects internationally. Masdar said in a statement that the MoU was “a reflection of the constant search for synergies among businesses of [Masdar parent company] Mubadala Investment. Siemens Gamesa gets 29MW order for Cepsa’s firs

    Transition  rechargenews.com 18 Jan 10:56 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    Zero-subsidy CfDs could spur UK offshore wind to 30GW: study

    Offshore wind could hit 30GW in the UK by the 2030s and cut bills for consumers, if the country’s government underpins growth with a “zero-subsidy contracts-for-difference (CfD) regime and intelligent market design”, according to a study from Aurora Energy Research. The 30GW level – a fivefold increase on current UK capacity – would deliver annual savings of up to £2bn ($2.8bn) for consumers, or

    Wind  rechargenews.com 18 Jan 09:28 GMT Andrew Lee

    TransWest secures southern terminal land for major wind line

    An Anschutz Corp. subsidiary has gained approval to locate the southern terminal for its planned $3bn, 725-mile long (1,167km) TransWest Express wind transmission project at Boulder City, Nevada, south of Las Vegas. The move is an important step forward toward construction of the 600kV, 725-mile long (1,167km) overhead direct-current line, which will bring 20,000GWh/year of low-cost electricity f

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 18:31 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth