Microgrids

Commercial and industrial offtakers might become the main driver for the energy transition in Africa. This is in-line with the global trend that more and more commercial and industrial off-takers integrate renewable energy solutions for powering their sites. Renewables address three different issues: First, making energy greener. Second, reducing costs. Third, in combination with storage,...
Hydropower

Iceland’s Landsvirkjun has announced an ambitious action plan to become carbon neutral by 2025. Landsvirkjun has focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing carbon sequestration for more than a decade, according to a press release. During this period, the company has collected comprehensive data on its carbon footprint and published detailed emissions figures in...
Wind Power

By Liam Denning, Bloomberg The Texas power market is a gamble. Generators seeking the occasional windfall from price spikes weigh the odds on temperature, wind-speed, the economy and, crucially, how much capacity their rivals are starting up or shutting down. Regarding the latter, they get some guidance from the state grid operator every six months in the...
Wind Power

While the country has a goal of installing 6 GW of wind power capacity by 2030, government guarantees that thermal energy project developers have enjoyed may not be available for wind power projects. Vietnam’s revised National Power Development Master Plan has emphasized the role of renewable energy sources in alleviating Vietnam’s electricity deficit and has...
Wind Power

GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has been selected by Holmen as the wind turbine supplier for the 143-MW Blåbergsliden wind farm, Sweden. The project, which will use 26 of GE’s Cypress onshore wind platform, represents GE’s second Cypress-equipped wind farm in Sweden. Holmen is one of Sweden’s largest forest owners. The company produces...
Solar

The U.S. residential solar market reached record highs in the third quarter of 2019 with 712 megawatts of solar installed, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The U.S. solar market added 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third...
Event Coverage

As president and CEO of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), Julia Hamm is an expert on grid decarbonization, among many other cutting-edge topics. Read more to understand her take on the evolution of the grid and how her organization is working to educate utilities. By Claire Volkwyn, Smart Energy International Volkwyn: Thank you for...
Utility Scale

ACWA Power and the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) in Jordan officially announced that the 50-MW Risha Solar PV Independent Power Plant (IPP) has commenced commercial operations as of 1st of December 2019, after completing all the required commissioning and start-up tests. The power purchase agreement for Risha PV was initially signed by ACWA Power and...
Wind Power

By Ewa Krukowska and Jonathan Stearns, Bloomberg Europe is set to stake its economic future on an environmental clean-up that will overhaul the way the world’s biggest single market polices businesses and manages trade relations. The new order unveiled on Wednesday by the European Union’s executive arm will center on a goal to eliminate by mid-century...
Onshore

Cumulative U.S. installed onshore wind capacity exceeded 100 GW on a nameplate capacity basis as of the end of September 2019, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory. More than half of that amount has been installed since the beginning of 2012, EIA says. The oldest wind turbines still operating...