Hydropower

Renewable energy generating company Statkraft announced this week that its Moglice hydropower plant in Albania will began commercial operations, delivering renewable power to the Albanian grid. Moglice is the largest of the two hydropower plants in the Devoll hydropower project, which aims to generate 450 GWh annually. Combined with the Banja hydropower plant, Statkraft’s hydropower...
Geothermal

A startup company is beginning to market geothermal systems that circulate heat from shallow aquifers. A heat exchange technology developed at the University of Minnesota could help shrink the cost and footprint of geothermal heating and cooling systems. Unlike conventional geothermal, which circulates ground heat found far below the surface, the approach taps into aquifers...
Hydropower

This week Quidnet Energy announced the closing of its $10 million Series B financing and the execution of a contract with the New York State Energy Development Authority (NYSERDA) for commercial demonstration of its Geomechanical Pumped Storage (GPS) technology. The project in New York State will be a 2 MW scale implementation of GPS, supported through NYSERDA’s High Performing Grid Program, which...
Hydropower

NEW HYDRO+ SERIES LAUNCHES IN JULY WITH HYDROVISION EXCHANGE IN NOVEMBER 2020 As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, HYDROVISION International, scheduled for November 17-19 2020, in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S., will be rescheduled to 2021. In light of both governmental direction and general public health advisories, delivering HYDROVISION International in...
Solar

Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years, however, too little is happening in the heating, cooling and transport sectors. This is according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report, which also states that overall, global energy consumption keeps increasing, “eating up the progress made in renewable generation.” The report points out that...
Energy Efficiency

The International Energy Agency has unveiled a global COVID-19 recovery plan for the global energy sector which outlines a three-year series of actions designed to revitalize economies, boost employment and make energy systems cleaner and more resilient. At a live-streamed press briefing, IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol said: “Our numbers show that there has...
Baseload

Silicon Ranch announced its implementation of what it is calling ‘regenerative energy’ at the 53-MW Millington Solar Farm in Tennessee. Regenerative energy co-locates clean energy generation and regenerative agriculture to manage vegetation, restore ecosystems and biodiversity, sequester carbon and improve water quality. Silicon Ranch, in partnership with Cabriejo Ranch, launched holistic planned grazing at the...
Solar

Ørsted to begin process to identify next CEO After eight years, Henrik Poulsen has resigned his position as CEO of Ørsted, effective 31 January 2021. The Board of Directors has initiated a process to identify Ørsted’s next CEO. Poulsen will be nominated for the company’s Board of Directors at the next annual general meeting (AGM)...