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CWind wins Rampion cable installation deal

Wind Power Monthly - 3 hours 48 min ago
UK: Vessels supplier CWind has won a contract to install a fibre optic cable at E.on's 400MW Rampion project 13 kilometres off the coast of Sussex, southern UK.
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UK completes sale of Green Investment Bank

Wind Power Monthly - 4 hours 38 min ago
UK: The sale of the government's Green Investment Bank (GIB) to a consortium led by Australian investment firm Macquarie for £2.3 billion (€2.75 billion) was finalised today (18 August).
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Australia Continues Tidal Energy Research with $2.49 Million In Funding

Renewable Energy News - 9 hours 58 min ago

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced it will provide $2.49 million in funding to attract future investment via a 3-year project that will explore the tidal energy potential in Australia.

NRC Approves Power Uprate For Browns Ferry NPP

Nuclear Power - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:31
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday it had approved Tennessee Valley Authority’s request for a 14.3 percent increase in the generating capacity of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2 and 3.(read more)

Proposed French offshore zone shelved

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:21
FRANCE: New environment minister Nicolas Hulot has suspended consultations taking place over the proposed Bassure de Baas offshore zone, for up to 40 turbines, off Boulogne.
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Steam Generator For Unit 3 In Place At Vogtle Project

Nuclear Power - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:20
Georgia Power announced Wednesday that the first steam generator has been placed at the Vogtle nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia.(read more)

Dredging International to install modular grid cables

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:38
BELGIUM: Dredging International has won a contract to install submarine power cables for the four-project modular offshore grid (MOG) in the North Sea.
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An Eclipse Is Just What the US Power Sector’s Been Waiting For

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:47

Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments.

SolarReserve to Build 150-MW Solar Thermal Plant in South Australia

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:25

A 150MW solar thermal power plant will be built in South Australia by global company SolarReserve. The Aurora Solar Energy Project located in Port Augusta, about 300km north of the South Australian capital Adelaide, will incorporate eight hours of storage or 1,100 MWh, allowing it to operate like a conventional coal or gas power station.

NorthVolt Starts Biggest Fundraising for $4 Billion Battery Plan

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:09

NorthVolt AB, the Swedish battery factory developer founded by a former Tesla Inc. executive, is planning to close its first major fundraising round this autumn, potentially drawing in 100 million euros ($118 million).

How an Arkansas Co-op Used Solar Power to Help Retain a Major Employer

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:57

An electric cooperative in rural Arkansas is finding that solar power is not only benefiting its members, it’s helped to keep a major employer in the community.

VIDEO: Walney Extension monopiles installed

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:50
UK: Offshore wind contractor Van Oord has completed the installation of 87 monopiles at Dong Energy's 659MW Walney Extension project in the Irish Sea.
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Dutch airports to source 100% electricity from renewables

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:54
NETHERLANDS: Four Dutch airports will be completely green from 1 January next year, airport operator Royal Schiphol Group announced.
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DWIA proposes move to CfD-based system

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:07
DENMARK: The Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA) believes it can source double the capacity of wind power at a lower price per kWh as the government's DKK 1.3 billion proposal (€175 million).
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Duke Energy issues request for proposals

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:45
UNITED STATES: Developer Duke Energy has asked for proposals of up to 500MW to help it deliver power in the Carolinas by 2022.
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Vestas results take hit in Q2

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:08
DENMARK: Vestas reported a decrease in revenues, profits and earnings in its second quarter financial results, on the back of a "better than expected" period in 2016.
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Offshore Oil and Gas Has Experience and Innovative Technology To Help US Offshore Wind

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:17

While last week’s Offshore Wind Executive Summit was formulated in order to illuminate the offshore wind business opportunities that offshore oil and gas supply chain companies could take advantage of, it was clear during the conference that the US offshore oil and gas companies have a lot to teach offshore wind.

First, according to Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), on the public relations front, offshore oil and gas has a lot of experience dealing with opposition and educating the public about the importance of the service it is providing. 

ScottishPower Looks to Next-Gen Turbines for East Anglia 3 Offshore Wind Farm

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:56

ScottishPower Renewables plans to use larger, “next generation” wind turbines for its East Anglia 3 offshore wind farm than on previous phases of the project.

London Solar Auctions Aim to Make City Greenest on Earth

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:49

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wanted to try city-wide auctions as part of an environment strategy proposed to more than double the capital’s solar energy generation capacity by 2030.

Kyushu Delays Restarts At Genkai NPP

Nuclear Power - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:02
The restart of units 3 and 4 at Kyushu Electirc Power Company's Genkai nuclear generating station is being postponed from this coming fall to later in the winter, possibly until early 2018, the company said.(read more)