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.
Floating foundation specialist Ideol and fellow French company Atlantique Offshore Energy (AOE) have unveiled a floating electrical offshore substation. The partners claim it is the world's first commercially available floating substation.
Microsoft has signed an agreement to buy output from a 90MW portion of the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV project off the coast of the Netherlands.
With the deadline looming to start work at the end of 2019 to qualify for tax credits, building a supply chain is the priority for the nascent US offshore wind sector.
The developer behind plans to create an offshore wind hub on the site of a former coal power station in Massachusetts has given further details about the project.
The Centre for Electric Power and Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is leading a research project to determine the technology needed for an artificial island to connect North Sea wind farms to surrounding countries.
Ørsted has taken a final investment decision on the 900MW Changhua 1 & 2 wind farms off the west coast of Taiwan, with Siemens Gamesa inline for the order.
The UK's Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is exploring the potential for forging closer links with offshore renewable developers.
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
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