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Clean energy sector down almost half a million jobs due to COVID

Most reports had predicted that the clean energy industry, which encompasses Energy Efficiency, Renewables, Clean Vehicles, Grid & Storage and Clean Fuels, would add more 175,000 jobs in 2020, but with the pandemic, the sector is now...
Renewable Money

Prime Capital secures debt financing for 579MW renewables portfolio

Prime Capital AG, asset manager and financial services provider, has announced that together with ENERPARC AG, it has arranged junior debt financing for a European solar PV portfolio owned by the independent power producer...

Southern Company receives 92nd annual EEI Edison Award for advancing energy storage

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week awarded Southern Company the electric utility industry's most prestigious honor, the EEI Edison Award. Southern Company received the award for its portfolio of energy storage research and development (R&D) initiatives. “As...

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa announce agenda for joint ‘Digital Energy Festival’

Private sector participation in the energy sector, small-scale hydro and mini grid opportunities, desalination as an option to secure water security and helping SSMEs with a toolkit are just some of the highlights of...

HYDRO+ Series: Equipment and Technology: Updating Aging Systems

September 9, 2020 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMT

With many hydroelectric plants worldwide being 50 or more years old, aging of equipment is an ongoing concern. And many hydro project owners have developed unique approaches to solve their problems. During this educational webcast, two technical papers will be presented, focused on the theme of updating aging systems.

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Backed by EPRI, major utilities launch initiative to accelerate economy-wide deep decarbonization

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals...
Code on Computer

DOE releases wind cybersecurity roadmap

The recently released Roadmap for Wind Cybersecurity outlines challenges of cyber threats to the wind industry, its technologies and control systems and presents activities and best practices that the wind industry can use to improve cybersecurity. Funded by the Wind...

Energy Storage can increase the life of conventional units

Conventional fossil units have the most operational data on their outage statistics due to their long history. With the advent of wholesale energy and capacity markets, industry thought there is an added incentive for...

AES increasing stake in Brazilian hydro, wind & solar

The AES Corp. will significantly up its stake in a Brazilian renewable energy co-venture, the U.S. power generation company announced Wednesday. Subsidiary AES Brasil will acquire an additional 18.5 percent interest in AES Tietê. Estimated price tag...
Offshore Wind

East Anglia reaches major milestone with completion of UK windfarm

East Anglia has cemented its position as a major center for renewable energy with the completion of the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm – an incredible achievement, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. All 102 Siemens...