Iberdrola included again in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index utilities industry group

Key global index measures corporate contribution towards sustainable development With 91 points in the 2017 ranking, it is the only European electricity utility to have been selected in all eighteen editions of the DJSI, proof of the company’s strong commitment towards sustainability Today, Iberdrola has been included again in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) utility industry group, the main international benchmark for measuring how companies contribute towards sustainable development. The company, which scored 91 points in the 2017 edition, continues to strengthen its position at the forefront of its industry in this new review of the ranking on the basis of an effective strategy that makes sustainability one

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World’s first offshore wind farm now dismantled

​Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm near Lolland in the south east of Denmark was constructed in 1991 as a demonstration project which was to prove whether it was possible to generate green power offshore. Now, the dismantling process has been completed. The world’s first offshore wind farm was a great success, but after more than 25 years of operation, the Vindeby wind turbines were worn down, and DONG Energy therefore decided to decommission the wind farm. In March 2017, contractors commenced the dismantling of the 11 wind turbines. Blades, nacelle and tower were dismantled and taken down individually by a mobile crane and placed on board a so-called jack-up vessel. The concrete

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Turbines set world record for monthly power

Two wind turbines in the Pentland Firth, Scotland, have set a new world record for a month’s production of renewable electricity from tidal power. Atlantis Resources announced yesterday (31 August) that their two turbines had produced 700MW hours of electricity in August – a world record and enough to power 2,000 homes. In total, the turbines have now produced 2GW hours of electricity since their launch earlier this year. Atlantis also confirmed that a third turbine was reinstalled at the MeyGen site in recent days. It gives hope that Atlantis will soon go on to complete Phase 1A of their £50m (~€54m) MeyGen project in its entirety, with four turbines producing

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The Current State of Smart Grid Analytics

The Utility Analytics Institute conducted a research study sponsored by ABB to assess how far the utility industry has progressed in its evolution toward a smart grid and maturation of smart grid analytics. The Current State of Smart Grid Analytics research report relies on a survey of utility leaders and other primary sources to develop a first-hand account of where things stand today. The report includes compelling analytics, success stories, and identifies some daunting challenges. Readers of the report will find familiar analytics applications and some that are surprising. The research study demonstrates that smart grid analytics offer tremendous value-generation opportunities but challenges exist that can make it difficult to

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Neoenergia incorporates Elektro Holding after shareholder approval

This transaction creates an electricity industry leader in Brazil and Latin America An outstanding operation for the Iberdrola Group has been completed, having received as well the green light from CADE (Administrative Council for Economic Defence), Aneel (National Electricity Energy Agency) and Bndes (National Bank for Economic and Social Development), in a much shorter time frame than usual for this type of transactions The new company is owned by Iberdrola[1], the Bank of Brazil’s Employees Pension Fund (Caixa de Previdência dos Funcionários do Banco do Brasil – Previ) and BB Banco de Investimentos (Banco do Brasil), which will hold 52.45%, 38.21% and 9.35%, respectively   Relevant aspects Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio

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KPS Capital Partners Acquires C&D Technologies

KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”) announced today that, through a newly formed affiliate, it has acquired C&D Technologies, Inc. and its affiliates (“C&D” or the “Company”). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.   C&D, headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, manufactures, engineers, supplies and services fully integrated reserve power systems for regulating and monitoring power flow and providing backup power.  The Company is a global leader in solutions and services for the utility, telecommunications, uninterruptible power supply, cable, broadband and renewable energy markets.  C&D consistently creates innovative products and processes that improve performance and increase long-term value for its customers.  The Company operates four manufacturing facilities located in the

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Marathon Capital Advises Heelstone Energy on the Sale of a 194 MWDC Solar Portfolio to Sammons Renewable Energy

Marathon Capital, LLC is pleased to announce the sale of a 194 MWDC utility-scale solar portfolio by Heelstone Energy Holdings, LLC (“Heelstone”) to Sammons Renewable Energy (“SRE”). Heelstone, headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a leading developer, owner and operator of solar projects. Will Owens, Member of the Board of Managers and Managing Director of Heelstone, said, “We are confident that the portfolio has found an ideal long-term home with SRE. As we look to the future, we are well positioned with our current pipeline to develop and bring additional solar PV projects to completion. On behalf of the entire Heelstone team, I would like to thank Marathon Capital

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Microgrids, promising energy self-reliance for communities, are growing in popularity as they become more affordable.

Originally published on The Guardian, Thursday, August 17, 2017. Residents of a social housing complex in Brooklyn, New York, can’t stop another tempest like Superstorm Sandy from crashing through their city, but they can feel secure that it won’t cause a power cut. In June, the 625-unit Marcus Garvey Village cut the ribbon on its very own microgrid, a localised network of electricity production and control. Rooftop solar panels produce clean power when the sun is up; a fuel cell takes in natural gas and churns out a steady current all day; when it’s more valuable to save the electricity for later, the largest lithium-ion battery system on New York City’s grid does just

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Photovoltaic monitoring by meteocontrol for the largest distributed solar project in the Middle East

Distributed solar industrial rooftop-system in Dubai: Phanes Group cooperates with meteocontrol   Meteocontrol GmbH, a leading provider of independent photovoltaic monitoring systems, is the monitoring partner for Phanes Group who is currently delivering Phase I of Dubai’s largest distributed solar industrial rooftop project for the international port operator DP World. Together with the project developer Phanes Group and its asset construction company Oryx Solar System Solutions LLC (Oryx), meteocontrol is implementing complex photovoltaic rooftop systems with a total installed volume of 25.8 MWp. meteocontrol designed the customized monitoring platform for these rooftop solar systems. The DP World’s Solar Power Programme represents the largest solar rooftop-system project in the Middle East

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Abengoa achieves practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa

Xina Solar One will provide clean, sustainable and dispatchable energy to 95,000 South African households. The power plant provides sustainable energy to a country that is still heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Xina Solar One is the third solar thermal plant that Abengoa has developed in this country. August 16, 2017- Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic trough technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the sun.

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