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.
UK: Energy regulator Ofgem will tender the ownership of the electricity transmission links for three wind farms in development off the coast of the UK.
WORLDWIDE: Faster commissioning of Chinese transmission lines and larger auction volumes could help boost capacity growth by nearly a quarter over the next five years, according to a new report.
UK: Construction work has started on the onshore cable routes for the 860MW Triton Knoll wind farm to be built off England's east coast.
UK: JDR Cables will supply and connect some of the inter-array cables at Ørsted's Hornsea Project Two, which is being built off the Yorkshire coast in the north-east of the country.
CHINA: Power China Huadong Engineering Corporation is planning a 1.1GW project that will include the country's first high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system for offshore wind.
UK: Boskalis has signed a five-year framework agreement to repair subsea cables for transmission links between the UK's onshore grid and its offshore wind farms.
NETHERLANDS: Siemens Gamesa and Van Oord are set to build an 89-turbine near-shore wind farm in the northerly Ijsselmeer Lake.
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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