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Europe remains the bastion of wind energy where Germany leads the region in onshore capacity, the UK leading the offshore markets, and countries like Denmark and the Netherlands ushering the EU toward a fossil free future through their commitments to renewable technologies.
The EU continues to strengthen its position on green energy through its targets for renewably sourced electricity and is working hard toward an energy sharing network to enable complimentary generation capacity to be exchanged as needed.
Market leaders such as Siemens and Vestas work closely with entities like Vattenfall, DONG Energy and Statoil, providing state-of-the-art wind farms for national energy providers working in close conjunction with Europe’s grid operators. As such, their combined expertise is the driving force behind some of the most significant innovations within the industry, and their commitment to investing into ongoing research and development programs are producing world leading technologies. Hornsea Project One will have the capacity to provide power to one million homes, which is a genuine milestone achievement for an offshore wind farm, and demonstrates how advanced Europe’s wind energy solutions have become. Projects such as Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak have also shown the World how cost effective wind power can be and is paving the way to removal of wind energy subsidies. These developments are crucial to wind power becoming a ubiquitous part of our energy landscape and reducing electricity costs for the consumer.
The technologies being developed within Europe now to support wind energy generation and storage will have far reaching and lasting consequences for the World as their refinement and development has knock on effects for electrically powered travel and for mobile digital communications. InDepth NRG will remain heavily invested in Europe’s energy market place reporting on each new development and looking at their ramifications for our industry and our planet.
May 24th ’17 Another milestone has been achieved on the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd project. At the Smulders Projects UK yard, the first upper jacket was put on top of the first lower jacket. The complete jacket now has a height of approx. 70 meters! The upper jacket parts are
19May2017 > innogy succeeds in hotly contested area of grid expansion > Contract awarded for constructing and operating Sommerlandonshore repowering project > High-performance partner for developing and operating wind projects innogy has successfully participated in Germany’s first onshore wind auction. Along with projects proposed by other bidders, innogy’s Sommerland repowering
2017-05-22 Vattenfall plans construction start for storage scheme in summer 2017. Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, confirmed today [22 May, 2017] that it is to press ahead with a battery storage scheme at Wales’s largest onshore wind farm. The 22MW system – believed to be the largest co-located battery and
May 18 2017 Robust and energy-efficient offshore cable handling equipment from MacArtney ensures safe transport of array cables and export cables from the seabed onto the substation decks of Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm is located in the North Sea. The wind farm
17 May 2017 Enel Green Power España, Endesa’s renewable company, has been awarded 540 MW of wind capacity in renewables tender The Enel Group will be investing approximately 600 million euros in the construction of the wind plants Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), acting through its Spanish subsidiary Endesa’s renewable company Enel
18.05.2017 Electricity has been generated for the first time at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, located off the North Norfolk coast. With the initial turbines installed, power from the first turbine is now being exported to the national grid. Race Bank will consist of 91 Siemens 6 megawatt