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Lightning strike and technical fault caused UK blackouts

16/08/2019

According to reports, the UK’s recent power outage was caused by a lightning strike and the almost simultaneous shut down of a wind farm.

 

Vattenfall building $39m hybrid energy park in Netherlands

14/08/2019

Vattenfall is building a $39m hybrid energy park at Haringvliet in the Netherlands with a total capacity of 60 MW.

Siemens Gamesa taps 453 MW windpower in India

13/08/2019

Saudi Arabian renewables developer and independent power producer Alfanar has awarded the contract for two wind farms in India with a total of 453 MW to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

UK: Almost one million without power in 9-hour blackout – Ofgem demands answers

12/08/2019 The UK’s National Grid is investigating the root cause of two generator failures at the country’s Little Barford gas-fired power station in Bedfordshire and Hornsea offshore wind farm, which began operating in June after near-simultaneous failures at both sites left 900,000 people in parts of Wales and England without power for nine hours.

US wind farm activity by Fortune 500 breaks records

05/08/2019 The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has released data for Q2, indicating activity rose to new heights in the wind development sector.

BNEF: Energy to storage increase 122X by 2040

02/08/2019 According to the latest forecast by BloombergNEF (BNEF), energy storage installations (not including pumped hydropower) around the world will multiply exponentially, from 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040.

Irish wind power gets a 23 MW boost from Amazon

02/08/2019

Amazon’s newest renewable energy project in the EU will be located in Cork, Ireland, and will be the second Amazon Wind Farm in the Republic of Ireland

Energy industry mourns the death of Global Wind Energy Council’s Steve Sawyer

01/08/2019 Steve Sawyer, 63, Senior Policy Advisor and former Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council, passed away on July 31, 2019 of a sudden and aggressive lung cancer.

India: Leading in low renewable energy cost across Asia Pacific

29/07/2019

India has emerged as the market leader with the lowest renewable energy cost in Asia Pacific, new research from Wood Mackenzie found

At the sharp end of Asia’s energy transition - POWERGEN Asia interview

23/07/2019

Having spent more than 20 years working in the energy sector in Asia, James Harris has seen many changes in the region.

DNV GL opens first LiDAR test site in Asia

22/07/2019

Global certification group DNV GL has launched its first LiDAR verification site in Asia to cater for the growing windpower market.

ABB automation solution boosts Italian windfarms

18/07/2019

Italian renewable energy operator Volta Green Energy has deployed an ABB control and automation solution on several of its wind farms.

Renewables outpace fossil fuels in Europe for second year

16/07/2019

For the second consecutive year, renewables produced more power than fossil fuels in the first and second quarters of 2019.

GE steps up offshore wind operations in China

12/07/2019

GE Renewable Energy has taken a major step to cement its offshore wind operations in China.

GE Renewable Energy wins order for 138 MW windfarm in Turkey

10/07/2019

A 138 MW windfarm in Turkey is to be powered by 27 turbines from GE Renewable Energy.

Naval Energies and Hitachi Zosen in floating windpower partnership

08/07/2019

A collaboration on floating wind technology has been signed between France’s Naval Energies and Japan’s Hitachi Zosen Corporation.

UK hits landmark clean energy tipping point

21/06/2019

The UK has reached a tipping point in its electricity generation and this year will for the first time since the Industrial Revolution get more of its energy production from zero carbon sources rather than fossil fuels.

Bloomberg predicts wind and solar will power half the world and bag $9 trillion investment

19/06/2019

Wind or solar now represent the least expensive option for adding new power generation capacity in approximately two-thirds of the world.

Hybrid renewables project for French island

11/06/2019

French renewable energy companies Sabella and Akuo Energy have signed a partnership agreement as part of the Phares multi-energy clean power project on the French island of Ouessant.

Scottish Power to install biggest battery in Europe at windfarm

11/06/2019

The Scottish government has given utility Scottish Power the go-ahead to install Europe’s biggest industrial-scale battery to date to store energy generated at the 539MW Whitelee onshore wind farm.

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