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Smart grids: Development & benefits - 12 hours 35 min ago
Smart grids are energy networks that can automatically monitor energy flows and adjust to changes in energy supply and demand accordingly. When coupled with smart metering systems, smart grids reach consumers and suppliers by providing information on real-time consumption. As smart grids show information on supply and demand, they are particularly beneficial for the integration […]
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First power at Borssele III & IV

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Fri, 2020-08-07 15:24
The 731.5MW Borssele III & IV wind farm has supplied its first power, and is due to be fully online by October 2020

Tall wind turbines in Botetourt will pose no hazard to aircraft, FAA determines #VA

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Fri, 2020-08-07 15:00
Making tall turbines 130 feet taller will not endanger passing aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration has determined. In a step forward for a proposed wind farm in Botetourt County, the FAA found this week that turbines reaching as far as 680 feet into the sky from the top of a mountain would “not constitute a hazard to air navigation.” It was the second time the agency has determined that the renewable energy project, to be located in a remote and . . .

Reader talks environmental impact of project #DE #MD (letter)

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Fri, 2020-08-07 15:00
In the midst of the pandemic fog, with the local coastal community at risk for a prolonged battle of health, economics and education stressors, the issues of the environment continue to move forward. Part and parcel of social justice, is environmental justice. The most recent article on the Skipjack Wind project and the revised Ørsted plan (Coastal Point July 17th ) for the connection to the electrical grid, is alarming. Why the sudden concern for the health of Fenwick wetlands . . .

OPSB issues reminder of Emerson Creek wind project virtual hearing Aug. 20 #OH

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Fri, 2020-08-07 15:00
COLUMBUS – Ohio Power Siting Board is reminding people of a hearing on Firelands Wind LLC’s proposal to construct a wind farm in Erie and Huron counties. The local public and adjudicatory hearings are to be conducted using Cisco Webex, a web-based platform that facilitates participation by telephone or live video on the internet. The local public hearing is to begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 20, and testimony will be limited to 5 minutes per witness. Individuals who wish to provide . . .

No position taken by Beatrice elected officials, on prospect of wind farm #NE

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Fri, 2020-08-07 15:00
BEATRICE – It’s a controversial project…one that ultimately will be decided by the Gage County Board, if a permit application is filed. A proposed wind farm in northern Gage County could be constructed, but first, county officials will deal with whether or not the wind tower setback requirement from non-participating rural homeowners will be increased, to one mile. The City of Beatrice hasn’t taken a formal position on the prospect of a wind farm between Pickrell and Cortland. Mayor Stan . . .

Mass. set to pass landmark clean energy law #MA

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Fri, 2020-08-07 15:00
Massachusetts is expected to pass clean energy and climate legislation in the coming months that would require the state to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, dividing conservative groups and environmentalists in atypical ways. The state House and Senate, which are both controlled by Democrats, have yet to agree on final language. But both chambers have passed bills backing the net-zero goal, and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has declared that his administration is planning to meet it. If enacted, . . .

GE secures supercomputer access for offshore wind research

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Fri, 2020-08-07 14:20
GE Research will use a US government supercomputer to conduct otherwise unfeasible research to lead to improved efficiencies in offshore wind production

Nordex secures €350 million Covid-19 aid loan

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Fri, 2020-08-07 13:23
Nordex's CFO said the loan would protect the company from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

Greece, Egypt signed maritime border deal - Fri, 2020-08-07 09:51
Egypt and Greece signed an agreement on Thursday on setting up an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) between the two countries, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said. He spoke at a joint press conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias. The deal was reached amid tension over natural resources in the Eastern Mediterranean region, where Turkey, […]
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Oil engineer Aker Solutions unveils offshore wind blueprint

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Thu, 2020-08-06 18:08
Aker Solutions sets out offshore wind business plan ahead of proposed spin-off

Vestas hits 100GW of wind turbines under service

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Thu, 2020-08-06 14:20
Vestas described its service division as a "highly profitable business with an even more promising outlook"

Draft EIR available for wind-energy project in eastern Shasta County #CA

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Thu, 2020-08-06 14:00
Last summer, a citizens’ group that opposes the project had asked the county to place a moratorium on any more large generation projects. Citizens in Opposition to the Fountain Wind Project said the nearly 38,000-acre forested area that the turbines would be located within is in a high fire hazard zone.

‘Invasion of giant wind mills’ near Guagán Barra #IRL

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Thu, 2020-08-06 14:00
What is being described as ‘ the invasion of the giant windmills’ is being proposed for a site close to one of Ireland’s most famous beauty spots and tourism destinations, Gúgán Barra. Objections to the proposed wind farm, comprising of seven turbines 178.5m high, dwarfing County Hall (67m) are focusing on the height of the structures and safety concerns about the proposed battery storage compound which will be also on site at Curraglass/Cappaboy above the pass of Céim an Fhia . . .

Wind farms built on carbon-rich peat bogs lose their ability to fight climate change #IRL #GBR

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Thu, 2020-08-06 14:00
Wind power in the UK now accounts for nearly 30% of all electricity production. Land-based wind turbines now produce the cheapest type of energy – and there is no doubt wind farms can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing the fossil fuels that have traditionally been used to generate electricity. But what of wind turbines built on top of sensitive, natural environments – does low-carbon energy still help reduce emissions if it involves disturbing the kinds of habitats . . .

Beggars belief that Longford wind farm is going ahead #IRL

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Thu, 2020-08-06 14:00
A perplexed Senator Lynn Boylan has said ‘it beggars belief’ that the €100 million Bord na Móna Derryadd wind farm development ‘is going ahead’ on the site of the proposed Mid Shannon Wilderness Park. Senator Boylan visited Longford last week, where she met representatives from the Irish Wildlife Trust, at the site. The former Sinn Féin MEP was accompanied by her Longford Westmeath party colleague, Sorca Clarke TD, and she says she has written to Ministers Eamon Ryan and Catherine . . .

New program will promote clean-energy generation during peak periods #MA

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Thu, 2020-08-06 14:00
The Baker administration is launching a new program aimed at promoting the use of clean-energy generation and storage during times of peak electricity demand. State officials say the Clean Peak Energy Standard program will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, because fewer fossil-fuel powered plants will be called on to generate power during peak periods. The program, authorized by 2018 legislation, is similar to the state’s existing renewable portfolio standard by requiring electricity suppliers to buy a certain amount of “Clean Peak . . .

Industry heavyweights to invest in UMaine offshore wind project near Monhegan Island #ME

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Thu, 2020-08-06 14:00
The University of Maine’s effort to pioneer floating offshore wind technology took a $100 million leap forward Wednesday with the announcement that two industry heavyweights are going to invest in development of the project near Monhegan Island. A subsidiary of the Mitsubishi company, called Diamond Offshore Wind, is joining with RWE Renewables to invest the $100 million to build and deploy a full-scale, floating wind farm at the site, about 14 miles off Maine’s coast. The new company, called New . . .

UMaine enlists 2 companies to provide $100 million for offshore wind project #ME

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Thu, 2020-08-06 14:00
The University of Maine has enlisted two prominent renewable energy developers to provide $100 million in funding for the school’s offshore wind demonstration project about two miles south of Monhegan Island. The project, which has been in the works for years, is expected to be completed in 2023. It will be 14 miles offshore and consist of a single concrete floating platform that supports a 10–12 megawatt wind turbine, the university said Wednesday. Take Our Poll The two companies that . . .

Green light for wind farm on outskirts of Letterkenny #IRL

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Thu, 2020-08-06 14:00
Plans to develop a new wind farm on the outskirts of Letterkenny has been given the green light. The proposed 30.5MW Lenalea onshore wind project in New Mills (within the townlands of Cark, Killymansy, Lenalea, Kirkneedy and Rareagh) is joint venture by SSE Renewables and Coillte Renewable Energy. SSE Renewables owns and operates a number of wind farm sites adjacent to Lenalea, collectively known as Meentycat, with a total generation capacity of 86MW. Lenalea is one of 19 onshore wind . . .
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