News & in-depth analysis of offshore wind power and renewable energy markets, power purchase agreements, transmission networks, grids, energy storage, substations, supply interruption and transmission failures.
NETHERLANDS: Siemens Gamesa and Van Oord are set to build an 89-turbine near-shore wind farm in the northerly Ijsselmeer Lake.
UNITED STATES: The 800MW Vineyard Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts will generate electricity for $65/MWh over the 20-year lifetime of the project, according to a letter recommending its approval.
UNITED STATES: Utility Dominion Energy has launched a grid modernisation programme to integrate 3GW of new wind and solar projects.
GERMANY/NETHERLANDS: Transmission system operator (TSO) Tennet increased its investments in high-voltage grids in the first half of the year in a bid to connect more wind and solar.
DENMARK: Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk and biotechnology firm Novozymes will source their power consumption from Denmark's largest offshore wind farm.
DENMARK/GERMANY: The two cables comprising the 400MW Kriegers Flak link between Germany and Denmark have been installed.
UK: Developer Ørsted has installed a reactive compensation station (RCS) along the export cable route for its 1.2GW Hornsea Project One site -- a world first, the developer claimed.
UNITED STATES: In densely populated regions such as the north-east, the proximity to major cities adds value to offshore wind projects, according to a new report.
WORLDWIDE: Well-proven equipment and machinery can be deployed for the fast development of CAES-equipped wind turbines.
FRANCE: Maritime construction group STX France has launched a new modular design for offshore substations it said could cut energy costs by reducing delivery times, capital expenditure and operational costs.
GERMANY: Siemens announced new significant potential for cost saving in grid technology for offshore wind at the EWEA Offshore conference and exhibition in Copenhagen last week.
The offshore wind sector is under significant pressure to reduce costs. One of the sectors where large savings could be made is the offshore electricity transmission network. We assess the contribution the German offshore network plan will make