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  • New Jersey bill sets 3.5GW offshore wind mandate by 2030

    A New Jersey lawmaker has introduced a bill requiring that a percentage of electricity sold in the state be from offshore wind in order to support at least 3.5GW of generation by 2030 – the amount sought by Governor-elect Phil Murphy, who takes office Tuesday. Within 180 days of becoming law, Senate Bill (SB) 811, submitted by Senator Richard Codey, a Democrat, requires the Board of Public Utilit

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 04:23 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    Avangrid starts up more than 500MW of US wind power

    Avangrid Renewables has begun commercial operations at three new US wind farms with a combined capacity totaling 504MW in New Mexico, California and Colorado. The 298MW El Cabo wind farm in Torrance County, New Mexico, uses 142 Siemens Gamesa turbines, and supplies energy to utility Southern California Edison. The 131MW Tule project in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County, California, u

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Jan 16:26 GMT Christopher Hopson in London

    Abdul Latif Jameel to build PV-wind hybrid in Chile

    Abdul Latif Jameel Energy subsidiary Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has landed a deal to build a solar-wind plant in Chile, marking the start to the Dubai-headquartered parent company’s first hybrid renewables development. The as-yet-unnamed project – to be built “between the central and northern part” of the South American country, but for which a specific development site has yet to finalis

    Transition  rechargenews.com 15 Jan 16:10 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    Europe on course for off-grid parity ahead of US: EY study

    Europe will reach off-grid energy parity up to 20 years earlier than some regions of the US, according to a study from global business group EY. The research predicts it will cost the same to self-generate and store power as to purchase from a utility by 2022 in Europe, and a year earlier in Oceania. That point won’t be reached for “much longer” in US markets, and not until 2042 in the “complex

    Transition  rechargenews.com 15 Jan 16:03 GMT Andrew Lee

    German North Sea wind generation jumps by 47% in 2017

    Network operator TenneT last year transmitted 15.97 terawatt hours of electricity from German North Sea wind farms, a 47% jump when compared to 2016. Wind power from the North Sea accounted for 15.9% of Germany’s overall wind harvest in 2017, TenneT added. In the Baltic Sea, where offshore wind is transmitted by TSO 50Hertz, offshore wind farms fed 1.49TWh into the German grid in 2017, up from 1

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Jan 15:08 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Shell may bid to buy Dutch utility Eneco: report

    Oil major Shell has hired a US bank to advise it in a possible bid for Dutch utility Eneco, Dutch daily De Telegraaf reported, citing unnamed banking sources. Shell is already working together with Eneco at the Borssele 3&4 offshore wind project off the Netherlands, although both companies earlier this month announced that they will reduce their equity share in the 731MW project. Neither Shell,

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Jan 12:43 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Marinet2 launches second call for offshore renewables R&D

    The European Union funded Marinet2 R&D project has launched its second call for applications for offshore technology developers, including wind, wave and tidal energy at system and component level. Marinet2 is a €10.5m ($12.9m) Horizon 2020 funded project which supports offshore renewables research and development activities. Successful applicants will receive free access to a network of 57 resea

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Jan 12:30 GMT Christopher Hopson in London

    Solar to lead Middle East renewables to 100GW by 2035: study

    Power generation from renewables in the Middle East will skyrocket to 100GW by 2035 as the region’s demand swells to accommodate economic diversification and a rapidly growing population in the UAE, according to a new report from global industrial giant Siemens and Abu Dhabi clean energy group Masdar. Wind power is forecast to undergo an upswing from 360MW today to over 11GW in 2035, but new sola

    Transition  rechargenews.com 15 Jan 11:56 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    Innogy to buy 400MW onshore wind pipeline in Germany

    German utility Innogy has entered a cooperation agreement with local developer Primus Energie to take over a 400MW onshore wind pipeline in Thuringia state. Primus Energie under the deal will continue developing the 23 wind projects of the pipeline that are in various stages of development. “We would like to further expand in wind energy also in our home market to strengthen our portfolio,” Inno

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Jan 11:02 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Powering Europe with 34% RE by 2030 'cost effective and realisable': Irena

    Scaling up the share of renewable energy in the European Union (EU) power mix to around 34% by 2030 from the current 27% target would be “cost effective and realisable”, according to analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). A new Irena study, commissioned by the European Commission, found that harnessing “additional potential” of a more ambitious wind and solar build-out i

    Transition  rechargenews.com 15 Jan 07:37 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi