Renewable Energy

New and analysis of the rise of Renewable Energy resources, which has a significant impact on the performance and reliability of electricity grids. The integration of renewable energy into electric power systems around the world is a major trend as they must connect to existing transmission grids at a range of voltage levels. Renewable Energy resources include solar, wind power, hydroelectric energy, hydrogen and fuel cells, biomass, geothermal power and other forms of energy such as tides and hot hydrogen fusion.

Nebraska

Siemen Gamesa to supply Nebraksa EDF wind project

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy won another order by EDF Renewables to supply 30 SG 4.5-145 and 36 SG 2.7-129 wind turbines for the 232 MW Milligan wind project, located in Milligan County, Nebraska.
Africa microgrids

Flow battery company joins Power Africa to help power renewable microgrids

Portland-Oregon-based flow battery manufacturer ESS has announced that it has joined Power Africa, a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as a private sector partner. ESS is the program’s first flow battery partner.
Battery energy storage

Uber(ising) solar energy: It can be done, students show

A team of students from Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya walked off as winners at African Utility Week, with R20 000 in prize money for an innovative concept to provide equitable energy access to remote villages based on, among others, “Uber(ising) solar energy.”
Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa assigned “investment-worthy” BBB credit rating

Siemens Gamesa, despite news of holding company Siemens’ intention to sell the majority of its shares in its gas and power businesses to a new energy player, has been assigned a BBB long-term credit rating with stable outlook by international ratings agency Fitch.
Duke Energy Microgrid

Duke Energy gains regulatory OK for Hot Springs solar-storage microgrid

North Carolina utility regulators have approved Duke Energy’s plan for a solar-and-battery storage microgrid in the town of Hot Springs.The microgrid will include a 2-MW solar facility and 4-MW lithium-ion battery storage system.
Atlantic Power

US-based Atlantic Power expands its portfolio of biomass energy

North American-based independent power producer (IPP) Atlantic Power Corporation has acquired stakes in two biomass plants in North Carolina and Michigan.
Octopus Energy

Octopus moves onshore in France with new wind farm purchase

UK utility Octopus Energy Investments has purchased the 18MW Roche Quatre Rivieres wind energy facility in France, signalling the company’s first venture into onshore wind in the country.
drone inspection

Vestas undertakes 1,250 turbine inspection in 12 weeks – by using...

Wind turbine blade manufacturer Vestas, have enlisted the services of Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss UAV technology company for rotor blade inspections, and WKA, a blade inspection and repair service provider, to conduct a massive and challenging drone-based blade inspection campaign in Scandinavia, on a staggering 1,250 wind turbines in less than 12 weeks.
Welsh Water

Welsh Water reduces carbon emissions by 79%

UK utility Welsh Water has announced that it has lowered its carbon emissions by 79% in less than a decade, thanks to its commitment to sustainable energy use
Gravity Energy Storage

EnergyVault gets concrete gravity storage funding boost

Energy Vault has developed an energy storage technology that uses renewable energy to raise concrete blocks via winches, into a suspended stack.

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