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  • 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

    GE wins US turbine orders totaling 240MW for two projects

    GE Renewable Energy has closed deals to supply 80 turbines for the 200MW first stage of the Persimmon wind farm in Oklahoma and others totaling 40MW nameplate capacity with ALLETE Clean Energy for an unspecified, future project. GE says the transaction with Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, an Australia-based hedge fund with an office in Houston, includes 73 of its 2.5MW turbines and seven 2.3MW

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 15:59 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    Siemens Gamesa secures 96MW of onshore wind in China

    Siemens Gamesa has tied up onshore wind supply agreements totaling 96MW in China. The Spain-based OEM will supply long-standing customers Datang and China General Nuclear (CGN) with 48MW each of its G114-2.0 MW and G97-2.0 MW turbines respectively. Siemens Gamesa widens Shanghai Electric licensing deal Siemens Gamesa expects to deliver the turbines later this year. The company boasts a long hi

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 15:04 GMT Andrew Lee

    EU Parliament backs 35% renewables goal for 2030

    The European Parliament has backed a 2030 EU renewable energy target of 35%, well above the 27% on the table from the European Commission and national energy ministers. The vote – which was immediately welcomed by European renewables bodies – sets up intense three-way negotiations between the MEPs who backed the tougher goal, the Commission and the EU’s member states. The Commission, the bloc's

    Transition  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 13:45 GMT Andrew Lee

    Germany connects 1.25GW of offshore wind in 2017

    Germany grid-connected 1.25GW in new offshore wind capacity off its North and Baltic Sea coasts in 2017, bringing the country’s cumulative capacity for wind at sea to 5.39GW. The North Sea dominated new installations, with 152 turbines being grid connected, or a capacity of 896.8MW, according to figures from Deutsche WindGuard for four different German wind industry associations. In the Baltic S

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 12:47 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Masdar sets seal on finance for landmark Jordanian PV plant

    Abu Dhabi clean-energy company Masdar has set the seal on financing of the 200MW Baynouna PV project in Jordan, the Middle East kingdom’s largest solar power development to-date. The plant, being built 10km outside the capital Amman via special purpose project vehicle the Baynouna Solar Energy Company (BSEC) for state utility National Electric Power Company, will be Jordan’s second solar farm. “

    Transition  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 11:28 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    Sky lightens for UK onshore wind as Scots and Welsh keep faith

    ANALYSIS | The UK onshore sector has spent two years reeling from negative policies but things may be looking up, writes Christopher Hopson

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 10:26 GMT Christopher Hopson in London

    Innogy prepares 1.2GW Sofia for next UK offshore wind auction

    German utility Innogy plans to submit a bid to develop the 1.2GW Sofia wind farm – formerly known as Teesside B – on the Dogger Bank zone off northeast England into the UK’s next contracts for difference (CfD) auction in 2019. Paul Cowling, Innogy’s UK managing director for offshore wind, said that it intends to progress with development work on the Sofia project in the coming months, in preparat

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 10:02 GMT Christopher Hopson in London

    Masdar wires into Statoil Batwind project

    Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar has inked a collaborative deal with Norwegian offshore wind developer Statoil to analyse data from the latter’s pioneering Batwind installation – an onshore battery station built to store energy generated by Hywind Scotland, the 30MW floating wind array switched on in the North Sea last October. The deal, which builds on Masdar’s investment in 2017 to tak

    Transition  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 09:19 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi