E.ON and RWE: two European energy companies focus their activities

E.ON will be transformed into a highly focused provider of European energy networks and state-of-the-art customer solutions, ideally positioned to drive Europe’s energy transition by innovation. This transformation anticipates the rising and legitimate demands of its customers in Germany and Europe, for instance in electro-mobility or the increasing interconnectedness of production and offers in regional energy networks. RWE will become a leading European electricity producer by means of renewable energy with attractive growth potential, optimally combined with security of supply through its conventional power plants and energy trading. E.ON to acquire RWE’s 76.8 percent stake in innogy. Via an asset exchange, RWE will receive substantially all of E.ON’s renewables activities,

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Indra deploys its smart grid solution for distributed energy resources in Australia

The company is designing and installing a next-generation electricity microgrid at the Monash University campus, Australia’s largest, to guarantee its sustainability and energy efficiency The microgrid is based on InGrid Active Grid Management (AGM), the IoT platform developed by Indra for automatically balancing generation, operation and demand, reducing costs and improving the reliability of the electrical system The project is part of the university’s objective to achieve zero net emissions by 2030 and already incorporates one megawatt of rooftop solar generation capacity, which will be expanded to another three toward the end of 2018   Indra, one of the top global consulting and technology companies, and Monash University, Australia’s largest

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IONITY – Pan-European High-Power Charging Network Enables E-Mobility for Long Distance Travel

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche today announced joint venture IONITY that will develop and implement a High-Power Charging (HPC) network for electric vehicles across Europe. Launching approximately 400 HPC stations by 2020, IONITY will make long-distance journeys easier and marks an important step for electric vehicles. Based in Munich, Germany, the joint venture is led by Chief Executive Officer Michael Hajesch and Chief Operating Officer Marcus Groll, with a growing team, set to number 50 by the start of 2018.   “The first pan-European HPC network plays an essential role in establishing a market for electric vehicles. IONITY will deliver

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Siemens Gamesa receives 20-turbine order from Indonesia for Equis Energy’s ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind power plant

‘Tolo 1 Wind Farm’ in Indonesia will consist of 20 wind turbines of the type SWT-3.6-130 Construction on site in Jeneponto, South Sulawesi, commissioning in early 2018 Scope includes engineering, procurement, construction and long-term operation and maintenance With the ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind project, Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order1 in Indonesia for the gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines. The wind power plant developed by Equis Energy, the largest renewable energy IPP (independent power producer) in the Asia-Pacific region, will be installed by late 2017. Commissioning is planned for early 2018. Equis Energy has signed 5-year contracts with Siemens Gamesa for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operations

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Enel enters russian renewable sector with 291 mw of wind capacity awarded

The Enel Group, through its subsidiary Enel Russia, has been awarded two projects, of 201 MW and 90 MW respectively, in a public wind power tender Overall investment in the two wind farms amounts to approx. 405 million euros and plant construction will be carried out by Enel’s renewables arm, Enel Green Power Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), acting through its subsidiary PJSC Enel Russia (“Enel Russia”), has been awarded two wind projects for a total capacity of 291 MW within the framework of the 2017 Russian government tender for the construction of 1.9 GW of wind capacity in the country. The two projects will be developed and built by Enel Green

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El sector fotovoltaico español registra un ligero crecimiento con la instalación de 55 MW en 2016

El crecimiento en 2016 se produjo gracias a nuevas instalaciones de autoconsumo e instalaciones aisladas, sobre todo para uso agrícola. Los 55 MW instalados en España suponen tan solo el 0.07% de los 75.000 MW nuevos instalados en el mundo. UNEF considera la celebración de la subasta y la eliminación de las barreras económicas y administrativas al autoconsumo elementos centrales para que se produzca un crecimiento notable del sector. Según los datos registrados por UNEF, la instalación de nueva capacidad fotovoltaica en España ha crecido un +1,12% hasta alcanzar los 55 MW instalados frente a los 49 MW de 2015. Esta nueva potencia instalada se reparte entre instalaciones de autoconsumo

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EU Energy Council debates Clean Energy package and State of the Energy Union

The European Energy Council, which brings together EU Energy Ministers, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, and European Commissioner for energy and climate action Miguel Arias Cañete, will meet in Brussels today. Two main items are on the agenda: the Commission’s ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package and its second State of the Energy Union report. At the Council meeting, EU energy ministers will discuss the Commission’s ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package of measures, which was released on 30 November 2016. The measures aim to ensure that Europe leads the world’s transition to clean energy: they focus on putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies, and providing

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Siemens wins order for HVDC link between Great Britain and France

ElecLink interconnector to increase the existing interconnection capacity between the two countries by 50 percent Interconnector will foster energy exchanges, thus providing increased reliability and security to consumers throughout Europe ElecLink is one of the European Commission’s projects of common interest Siemens has been awarded an order to supply a link between the French and British power grids. The customer is ElecLink Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel SE. The “ElecLink” high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link will enhance power supply reliability in both countries and promote the integration of renewable energy sources into the power grid. Siemens will supply the two HVDC converter stations at both sides of the

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Smart Meters Market worth $18.2 Billion by 2019

The report “Smart Meters Market by Type (Smart Electric Meters, Smart Water Meters, Smart Gas Meters), by End User (Industrial & Commercial and Residential), & Region (Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe & RoW) – Trends and Forecast to 2019”, defines and segments the global smart meters market with an analysis and forecast of the market size. The smart meters market is estimated to grow from an expected $11.1 billion in 2014 to $18.2 billion by 2019, at a CAGR of 10.2% from 2014 to 2019. The implementation of smart meters will be advantageous for governments trying to achieve the objectives of emission reductions, security of energy supply, reducing carbon footprint of the

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Yingli to Supply Over 50 MW of Solar Panels for 2 Solar Power Plants in Japan

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd. (“Yingli” or “Yingli Solar”) (NYSE:YGE), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Spain, S.L.U (“Yingli Spain”) has signed a 50.6 MW solar panel supply agreement with X-ELIO, a leading Spanish developer and operator of utility-scale PV systems. The agreement is for two Japan solar power plants: the first one is called Hayato, which will install more than 52,650 pieces of YL320P-35b multi-crystalline solar panels and has a capacity of 16.9 MW; the second is called S-13, which will install more than 127,000 pieces of YL265P-29b multi-crystalline solar panels and has a capacity of

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