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US offers $18.5m offshore research grant

Wind Power Monthly - 1 hour 6 min ago
UNITED STATES: Secretary of energy Rick Perry has announced $18.5 million in funding for a research and development (R&D) group to work towards reducing the cost of the US offshore wind sector.
Categories: Wind Power

Green Investment Bank sale criticised by watchdog

Wind Power Monthly - 1 hour 10 min ago
UK: Selling the Green Investment Bank (GIB) before some of its investments had been fully constructed lost the government £63m (€78m), the government's spending watchdog, the National Audit Office (NAO) said.
Categories: Wind Power

Vestas wins 54MW Norwegian order

Wind Power Monthly - 2 hours 34 min ago
NORWAY: Vestas will supply 15 turbines for a 54MW wind farm in Marker in the southeast of the country.
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DOE Puts $18.5 Million into US Offshore Wind Research

Renewable Energy News - 5 hours 48 min ago

The U.S. Department of Energy is funding a new research consortium that will look into ways to reduce the cost of offshore wind in the U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry yesterday said that $18.5 million will be available for the R&D consortium.

California Storage Providers Help Balance Renewables on Japan's Grid

Renewable Energy News - 6 hours 9 min ago

Two California energy storage providers say they are deploying networks of systems in Japan to help the country use more renewable energy. Stem Inc., a California firm that provides energy storage solutions, said it’s deploying a network of systems with Mitsui & Co. Ltd., marking its first foray into Asian markets. 

Tesla and Sunrun Among Winners of Massachusetts Storage Grants

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:56

Tesla Inc., Sunrun Inc. and National Grid Plc are among recipients of energy-storage grants totaling $20 million from Massachusetts.

Multi-Billion Dollar Plan to Re-Power Puerto Rico Includes DERs, Renewables

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:18

If Hurricane Sandy, during which millions of New Yorkers lost power and damage to the electric grid was substantial, was the spark that ignited New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision, aka REV” then perhaps Hurricane Maria will be the spark that ignites a new energy vision for Puerto Rico.

Rusatom Delivers Turbo-Generator To Armenian NPP

Nuclear Power - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:05
Rusatom Service of Russia announced the competed delivery of a new turbo generators for the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant in Metsamor as part of a refurbishment program. A second new generator is expected to be delivered in December 2018.(read more)

Calls for European corporate PPA support

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:04
EUROPE: Facilitating corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) can "play a decisive role in delivering Europe's climate and energy objectives", more than 50 multinational companies and industry organisations have said.
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France pits wind against solar in new tender

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:59
FRANCE: Energy minister Nicolas Hulot announced the launch of a 200MW tender pitting onshore wind against solar PV.
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SCANA Offers To Gift Expansion Project Site To South Carolina

Nuclear Power - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:41
Santee Cooper, the state owned utility in South Carolina that is minority owner of the now suspended V.C. Summer nuclear power plant expansion project, already knows what it is getting for Christmas – the Fairfield County site of the two-reactor project that Santee Cooper and majority owner South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) called a halt to this summer.(read more)

Denmark plans expansion of test sites

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:07
DENMARK: A new draft law has been submitted by the government that will extend the Østerild and Høvsøre wind turbine test sites.
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UK to scrutinise offshore wind sector deals

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:46
UK: The business and energy parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into the role of sector deals within the UK's industrial strategy for offshore wind and construction.
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Gallery: Arkona transition pieces shipped

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:57
GERMANY: Freight shipping company Martin Bencher has transported the sixty 300-ton transition pieces to be used at the 385MW Arkona project in the Baltic Sea.
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Total Eren set to build 70MW Indonesian site

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:23
INDONESIA: The new renewables arm of oil and gas giant Total has signed a letter of intent with Indonesia's government-owned electricity provider to build a 70MW wind project on the island of Borneo.
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San Francisco trains to run on wind

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:36
UNITED STATES: The San Francisco Bay Area's public transport system has signed two 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) for wind and solar power.
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New York Puts $3.8M Behind Large-Scale Geothermal Heating-Cooling Challenge

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:22

New York is making it easier for facilities in the state to access analyses that will help determine whether they can benefit from geothermal systems for heating and cooling.

CHP No Longer Perceived Negatively by Utilities

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 19:25

Attitudes to combined heat and power technology have transformed, according to speakers at the world’s largest electric power conference.

Leningrad Fuel Loading Underway, Russia, Egypt Sign Pre-Contract Notices

Nuclear Power - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:43
Rosatom Director General of ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev and Egypt’s Minister of Electricity And Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker signed the notices allowing for them to proceed with the contracts for the construction of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant. The signing took place as fuel loading began at Unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II project and while preparations are underway for the start up of Rostov 4.(read more)

The View from Washington On Energy Regulations

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:39

And interview with Emily Fisher, Vice President, Law, and Corporate Secretary at Edison Electric Institute about the view from Washington following a Thursday, December 7 Plenary discussion at POWER-GEN International. Fisher describes the two different avenues that President Trump is pursuing regarding regulations and the energy industry.