Hydrogen

By James Thornhill, Bloomberg Siemens AG is partnering on a 5,000-megawatt combined solar and wind farm in Western Australia that will produce renewable hydrogen for potential export to Asia. The Murchison facility will use Siemens’ electrolyzer technology to convert power from the solar and wind units into hydrogen, it said in a joint statement with developer...
Offshore

Ørsted has completed the installation of the last of 174 wind turbines at the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, off the northeast coast of England. With the installation completed, the project will undergo a period of commissioning and will be officially inaugurated in 2020. The component loadout took place at the Siemens Gamesa...
Solar

Last month, Deloitte surveyed 308 executives across multiple industries in the private and public sectors to understand these organizations’ paths in the transition to renewable energy, their goals and procurement strategies and the challenges they face and today they have released the results of that research in a new study called Moving organizational energy use...
Solar

On the eve of the September UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: “You are failing us”.  They are right. Global emissions are increasing.  Temperatures are rising.  The consequences for oceans, forests, weather patterns, biodiversity, food production, water, jobs and, ultimately, lives, are...
Solar

A new report finds that electricity market reforms in the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Mid-Atlantic could save consumers over $6.9 billion every year. The report’s conclusions may have major implications for consumer advocates, large industrial companies, businesses, and homeowners in those regions. The consulting firms Grid Strategies and Milligan Grid Solutions co-authored the report, Quantifying...
Offshore

by William Mathis, Bloomberg The largest offshore wind farm in the world is set to run on the world’s biggest wind turbine. General Electric Co.’s renewables unit has made an agreement to sell its 853-foot (260-meter) Haliade-X turbines for a wind farm off the eastern coast of England. SSE Plc and Equinor ASA are developing...
Offshore

Joint venture partners Eversource and Ørsted announced the submission of their “Constitution Wind” project bid in response to Connecticut’s Request for Proposals (RFP) for offshore wind energy generation. Constitution Wind included several project proposals that offer Connecticut flexibility in selecting its next offshore wind project.  Vineyard Wind also submitted a set of offshore wind project...
Wind Power

GE Renewable Energy said the Google signed a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to buy energy from the Björkvattnet Onshore Wind Farm. GE originated and negotiated the PPA to sell the majority of the power generated by the wind farm to match the consumption of  Google’s data centers in the region with renewable energy. GE...