Iberdrola renews its commitment to Greece with the award of the Pyrgari wind farm

The company’s bid for this new facility has been successful in the latest renewables auction held in Greece This renewable facility is going to be located in the centre of Greece about 110 kilometres from Athens. It will have a capacity of 16 megawatts (MW) and will have Vestas technology After Spain and the United Kingdom, Greece is the European country where Iberdrola has most onshore wind and photovoltaic electricity capacity, with 261.47 MW from 21 facilities in operation In Greece, Iberdrola has been awarded the construction of the Pyrgari wind farm, with an installed capacity of 16 megawatts (MW). This project renews Iberdrola’s interest in Greece, a country where

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Gamesa Electric will supply PV Solar Power Stations for six projects (300MW) that Opdenergy will build in Spain

The six projects will begin the construction works by the end of this year and commissioning is estimated before the end of 2019 Gamesa Electric will be the supplier of PV Solar Power Stations for six projects that OPDE will build in Spain. The total power of these projects is 300 MW. The scope of supply for each of these projects is 9 x 5,2 MVA PV Solar Power Stations. Each one includes two of our high efficiency Gamesa E-2.5 MVA-SB-I PV Inverters at 1500Vdc, which scores one of the highest efficiencies in the PV market (99.0% maximum efficiency; 98.8% European efficiency). In addition, each PV Solar Power Station integrates

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Repsol buys Viesgo’s low-emissions assets and retail business for 750 million euros

Repsol has agreed to buy from Macquarie and Wren House, for 750 million euros, the unregulated low-emissions electricity generation businesses of Viesgo as well as its gas and electricity retail business. The agreement includes the purchase of low-emissions electricity generation with an installed capacity of 2,350 megawatts (MW) and almost 750,000 retail customers, strengthening Repsol’s position as a multi-energy supplier. The deal is a significant step toward Repsol’s strategic objective of becoming an operator in a profitable low-emissions business with great potential for growth. Repsol becomes a relevant player in the Spanish electricity generation market, with total installed capacity of 2,950 MW. The agreement includes the transfer of hydroelectric plants

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IEA marks historic day in global energy governance with first member country in Latin America

Mexico officially became the International Energy Agency’s 30th member country on 17 February 2018, and its first member in Latin America. The membership came after the signed IEA treaty (the IEP Agreement) was deposited with the government of Belgium, which serves as the depository state, following ratification by the Mexican Senate. Mexico’s accession is a cornerstone of the IEA’s on-going modernization strategy, including “opening the doors” of the IEA to engage more deeply with emerging economies and the key energy players of Latin America, Asia and Africa, towards a secure, sustainable and affordable energy future. The IEA Family of 30 Member countries and seven Association countries now accounts for more

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 1,386 MW to Ørsted at the world’s largest offshore wind farm, in the UK

  It marks the largest-ever offshore project in the history of Siemens Gamesa, the world leader in the segment The company will install its SG 8.0-167 DD turbines with power boost functionality at the Hornsea Project Two offshore facility located 89 km off the east coast of England Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded exclusivity by Danish energy group Ørsted for the supply and service of wind turbines for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project, being developed in British waters, where it will install its SG 8.0-167 DD turbines with total capacity of 1,386 MW. This offshore wind farm, which will be the world’s biggest offshore wind

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Department of Energy Announces $35 Million for Emerging Research Projects to Address Manufacturing Challenges

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $35 million for 24 projects to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing. These projects were selected under an Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office funding opportunity, focused on advanced materials, advanced processes, and modeling and analysis tools for materials and manufacturing. This funding opportunity allows selected projects to perform early-stage research and development (R&D) of new, advanced manufacturing technologies as well as encourage R&D contributions from new partners. Successful projects will reduce technical uncertainty and develop new knowledge associated with potential breakthrough materials, processes, and tools for U.S. manufacturers that could improve their

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ACCIONA’S El Romero Solar photovoltaic plant will contribute 316 million dollars to the GDP of Chile

This is the main finding of a socioeconomic impact study made for the company using the methodology of the consultancy EY The report concludes that the plant will mean the creation of 132 permanent jobs over its 35-year working life, plus 2,083 direct, indirect and induced jobs generated during the construction phase El Romero Solar will save Chile 21 million dollars a year in costs linked to greenhouse gases and 4.2 million in healthcare costs related to air pollution. The construction and operation of the El Romero Solar photovoltaic plant, developed by ACCIONA in the Atacama Desert, will contribute 316 million dollars to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Chile

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Iberdrola, awarded 295 megawatts of wind power capacity in Brazil

  Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Neoenergia, was awarded 295 megawatts (MW) at the last wind power tender held by Brazil’s National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel). This is a major first step for Iberdrola in Brazil, after the consolidation earlier this summer of all its businesses under the new Neoenergia, in line with the growth plans set by the company. Neoenergia will build nine wind farms in the Santa Luzia area, in the state of Paraíba, which will become operational in January 2022. Thanks to these new facilities, Neoenergia’s wind power capacity in operation and under construction will now exceed 800 MW. Thus, Brazil becomes the strongest Latin American country in

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Vestas wins largest order to date in India with 250 MW turnkey order from country’s first energy auction

Vestas’ extensive experience from around 4 GW of turnkey projects across the globe has secured the company its largest project in India to date. The record order is placed by Ostro Kutch Power Private Limited and awarded through India’s first wind power auction held in February 2017. The 250 MW turnkey order follows another 100 MW turnkey project in India earlier this year, taking Vestas’ order intake in the market to more than 480 MW in 2017. The project will be located in the Kutch district of Gujarat state and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 125 V110-2.0 MW turbines, as well as the project’s civil and electrical works. The

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Mix of flexibility solutions needed to stabilize power grids and avoid outages

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has released a new position paper on flexibility resources for power systems ‘Flexibility in the power system: The need, opportunity and value of flexibility’. The paper looks at the value, benefits and opportunities for the various flexibility options, as well as the costs and the barriers to their adoption. The white paper evaluates all the feasible options for flexibility in power systems looking at their costs, benefits and areas of applicability. Furthermore, it explores the various barriers – both economic and regulatory – organizations need to consider when developing their flexibility service offering. Power systems need to

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