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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Iberdrola’s Wikinger offshore wind farm connected to the grid in Germany

Total investment in the project amounts to circa €1.4 million The company has successfully connected the 350-MW wind farm to the national power grid. The facility will supply renewable energy to approximately 350,000 homes Iberdrola has connected its Wikinger offshore wind farm to the German power grid. The facility was built over the last 18 months in the Baltic Sea. By reaching this milestone, Wikinger adds 350 megawatts (MW) capacity to the system and will supply renewable energy to 350,000 homes, representing more than 20% of the power used by the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, in whose waters the project is located. Iberdrola has met the demanding time frame set

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Iberdrola successfully installs all 70 wind turbines at Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

Total investment amounts to nearly €1.4 billion   Adwen and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier executed the installation of the 70 wind turbines of type AD 5-135 With 350 megawatts (MW) installed capacity, Wikinger will be capable of supplying renewable electricity of around 20% of the demand of Mecklenburg Vorpommern Iberdrola has successfully installed the 70 wind turbines comprising Wikinger offshore wind farm, the renewable infrastructure which the company is building in German waters of the Baltic Sea. It is a new and significant milestone for Iberdrola as it enters the final phase for the plant’s commissioning, having completed the installation of the offshore substation and the inter-array cables connecting the wind

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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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Expanded wemag battery park goes online

Europe’s first commercial battery storage plant triples its size from 5 to 15 MWh   The second phase of a battery park owned by North German regional energy supplier WEMAG, Schwerin 2, has begun operation. Leading energy storage solutions provider Younicos engineered and deployed the first plant for WEMAG. The expanded energy storage facility has 10 megawatts (MW) and 15 megawatt hours (MWh) of capacity – WEMAG’s first battery plant, which was commissioned in 2014, had 5 MW/5MWh. Younicos provided the control software for Schwerin 2, enabling the battery storage unit to participate in the primary frequency control market. In addition, the Berlin- and Austin-based energy storage pioneer provided WEMAG

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Nordex awarded new contracts for 81 MW in Germany

New turbine to be presented shortly Hamburg, 5 July 2017. In the second quarter, Nordex received contracts for the execution of a total of 13 projects with a combined capacity of 81 megawatts. These are already approved wind farms for which finance has been finalised and which are eligible for remuneration under German renewable energies legislation (EEG). The projects will be executed this year for the most part. The delivery contracts signed last quarter are increasingly orders for the latest-generation turbines that have a capacity of more than three megawatts and a rotor diameter of greater than 130 metres. They include the first wind farms to be fitted with a

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One-stop fulfillment: Siemens Gamesa to supply EnBW Albatros offshore wind power plant as first German full-scope-project

  Complete solution with significant benefits through optimization and synergies Perfectly aligned technology from generator to grid connection German debut for Siemens’ compact offshore transformer-module OTM Following the 497-megawatt (MW) order for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind power-plant, EnBW has also awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the installation of the neighboring 112-MW-project EnBW Albatros. The scope of supply includes 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and the grid connection via a Siemens Offshore Transformer Module (OTM). Siemens Gamesa will install both wind power plants in parallel. Installation will start in spring 2018. The projects are located 90 kilometers north of Borkum Island in the German North

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Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore projects in Germany with a total capacity of 50 megawatts

Repowering wind turbine Geestpark Almdorf signals during air traffic Seven turbines of the type SWT-3.0-113 for Karlum wind farm Extension of Zerbst project with four SWT-3.6-130 Long-term service and maintenance contracts over 20 years Proven direct-drive technology is being deployed in new Onshore projects in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, for which Siemens Gamesa will deliver 16 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50.6 megawatts (MW)1. Individualized planning and flexible technology helped some of these projects to qualify for the necessary approvals: in Geestpark Almdorf, Siemens Gamesa fully met site requirements for air safety with a customized lighting concept. For the Karlum wind farm, electromagnetic shielding of the turbines

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Meteocontrol and Reuniwatt form a partnership for satellite estimations and forecasts in Asia

 Augsburg / La Réunion, May 17, 2017. French solar forecasting pioneer Reuniwatt and German leading provider of technical consulting and monitoring solutions for PV systems meteocontrol GmbH have decided to intensify their business relationship. The partnership concerns real-time estimations and intraday forecasts for different sites in Asia. The need for satellite data in China and JapanSince 2014, meteocontrol has been getting a growing demand from Asian market players who are looking for monitoring and yield assessment solutions. Moreover, the Asian market is currently the largest global expanding market in the solar industry. meteocontrol has asked Reuniwatt to provide them with real-time estimations (also called “nowcasts”) and intraday forecasts for their

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TenneT unlocks distributed flexibility via blockchain

TenneT, sonnen, Vandebron and IBM are joining forces to develop blockchain for managing the electricity grid in the Netherlands and Germany. This innovative technology is the next step in enabling decentralized flexible energy sources to play a role in the management of the electricity grid. TenneT Energy Community Because renewable electricity generation accounts for a growing share in the overall power supply, the electricity grid is becoming more volatile. In the coming years there will be times when conventional energy sources will not be able to fully meet the demand for electricity. To address this, TenneT is working to find new ways of maintaining the security of supply. As part

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