ABB achieves breakthrough with world’s most powerful HVDC transformer

ABB writes next chapter in electrical history as transformers and key equipment for world’s first 1,100 kilovolt (kV) project in China pass stringent tests ABB has set another pioneering innovation record with the successful testing of the low and high voltage units of the world’s most powerful ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transformer. The +/-1,100 kV (1.1 million volts) UHVDC transformer, developed and manufactured in close collaboration with State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), has successfully passed a series of type tests, paving the way for the implementation of the Changji-Guquan UHVDC link, which will transmit power from the Xinjiang region in the Northwest, to Anhui province in eastern China. Changji-Guquan,

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Electrical power generation tests start at Abengoa’s Xina Solar One thermosolar plant in South Africa

Ingeteam has supplied nine INGEDRIVETM MV700 medium-voltage speed converters for this thermosolar plant.  It is hoped that in April it will reach the goal of generating power under rated operating conditions.      Xina Solar One is a concentrating solar power plant with an installed capacity of 100 MW.  It uses cylindrical-parabolic collector technology and a thermal storage system which makes it possible to better utilise the solar energy available. This plant forms part of the largest solar complex in Sub-Saharan Africa and is expected to start operating commercially in 2017. The speed converters play a vital role in regulating the plant’s main pumps.  Ingeteam has supplied the equipment responsible for

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Gamesa to maintain 146 MW for Eolia Renovables at eight wind farms in Spain

The agreement includes the maintenance of this customer’s G90-2.0 MW turbines at several wind farms in Castile La Mancha Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured a new agreement with Eolia Renovables, Spain’s leading independent renewable energy operator, for the provision of operations and maintenance services in respect of 146 MW of turbines located in Spain for five years, until 2022. This marks the renewal of the agreement to operate and maintain this customer’s 73 G90-2.0 MW turbines, installed at eight wind farms throughout Castile La Mancha, which the company has been servicing since they were commissioned. Gamesa’s end-to-end proposition in the wind power industry is rounded

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Siemens celebrates major milestone in Egypt megaproject

Siemens reinforces its commitment to sustainable development of Egypt’s power sector Additionally, company partners with BMZ to support vocational and occupational training in Egypt: more than 5,500 Egyptians being trained German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi symbolically inaugurated the first phase of Siemens’ megaproject in Egypt today. The event marks an important milestone towards the completion of the project, which will boost the country’s power generation capacity by 45 percent when finished. Together with its local partners, Orascom Construction and Elsewedy Electric, Siemens broke all records in modern power plant construction by connecting 4.8 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity to the grid in only 18 months

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Grenergy connects world’s southernmost solar plants in Chile

Grenergy has connected this week two solar plants with  a capacity of 20,6 MW (megawatt-peak) to the Chilean distribution network (located in the O’Higgins Region). In this way, the company has connected the southernmost Multi-MW solar project in the entire world, proving that this energy can be profitable even at very southern latitudes of the planet. More specifically, these are two PMGD (fotovoltaic projects with a size of between 3 and 9 MW) plants, the funding for which Grenergy closed last September for an amount of 19,2 million dollars (17,1 million euros) with the entities Security and Consorcio. This operation was already a milestone in the Chilean banking sector, as it

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Wipro Offers IoT-Based Solution from Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Power Wind Parks and Wind Turbine Manufacturers

Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced a new IoT-based solution for wind parks and wind turbine manufacturers, that leverages the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Windpark Manager 4.0™. The solution manages wind turbines and associated IT infrastructure, including IT applications and security aspects to optimize operational expenditure, generate new revenue streams, and future-proof a customer’s business. HPE’s Windpark Manager 4.0™ is based on HPE Operations Bridge, HPE Network Node Manager and HPE Business Value Dashboards (BVD), adapted to wind park operating environments. The solution’s robust scalable architecture helps reduce the operating cost (OPEX) of wind parks, and boosts the efficiency of wind

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E.ON has more green electricity than customers need

Published data confirm E.ON’s outstanding contribution to the energy transition in Germany E.ON has more green electricity in its German distribution grids than end-customers can use. On average it is almost some percent more than the actual electricity sales via the grids of Avacon, Bayernwerk, E.DIS and Schleswig-Holstein Netz. The excess electricity that cannot be distributed to customers in the operator’s own network areas is fed into the gird of the transmission system operators. E.ON’s grid operators therefore have an important role to play in the energy transition. This is also supported by the detailed figures published by the four companies for the first time today. The information made available

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Gamesa cements its leadership in Mexico with two new orders from Iberdrola for the supply of 325 MW

In total, the company has been commissioned to install 134 of its G114-2.1 MW and G114-2.625 MW turbines Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered into two new agreements with Iberdrola for the supply of 325.5 MW in total in Mexico. These orders1 consolidate the company’s position in this market, in which it has entrenched itself as the leading OEM. The first contract encompasses the installation and commissioning of 84 of the company’s G114-2.625 MW turbines (220.5 MW) at the Pier IV wind farm located in the state of Puebla. The turbines are scheduled for delivery in early 2018, while the facility is due to be commissioned

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Enel Green Power closes out the year with 2,018 MW of built capacity

That’s almost double the results from 2015, when the Renewables Division of Enel just barely exceeded the threshold of 1,000 MW. During the year, Enel Green Power completed important plants such as the Apiacás Hydroelectric Park (102 MW) in Brazil, the Finis Terrae photovoltaic plant (160 MW) in Chile, and the wind farms of Palo Alto (129 MW) and Vientos del Altiplano (100 MW) in Mexico and the Nojoli wind farm (88MW) in South Africa. Enel Green Power has closed out a record 2016, reaching 2,018 MW of built capacity. This accomplishment is a huge success for Enel’s Renewables Division, which more than doubled its objective from 2015, when it

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Enertis, Technical Advisor on the Sale of 365MW Terraform Power UK portfolio to Vortex

The portfolio (24 operational solar PV plants), valued at an Enterprise value of ₤470 million, is owned by TerraForm Power and is one of the largest portfolios of solar PV in the United Kingdom. Enertis, a global consulting firm specialized in providing technical advisory, engineering, quality assurance services and a leader in the international renewable energy sector, has been the technical advisor for the acquisition of the 365 MW solar PV portfolio by Vortex from Terraform Power. Vortex, a European renewable energy platform managed by the private equity arm of the MENA region largest investment bank EFG Hermes, was established in 2014 to pursue yielding renewable energy assets in Europe.

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