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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.

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Dutch lake project takes shape

Dutch lake project takes shape

NETHERLANDS: Siemens Gamesa and Van Oord are set to build an 89-turbine near-shore wind farm in the northerly Ijsselmeer Lake.

Vineyard Wind secures levelised cost of $65/MWh

Vineyard Wind secures levelised cost of $65/MWh

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.

Dominion launches 3GW clean energy scheme in Virginia

Dominion launches 3GW clean energy scheme in Virginia

UNITED STATES: Utility Dominion Energy has launched a grid modernisation programme to integrate 3GW of new wind and solar projects.

Tennet increases grid investments in H1 2018

Tennet increases grid investments in H1 2018

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.

Life science companies secure PPAs for Kriegers Flak

Life science companies secure PPAs for Kriegers Flak

DENMARK: Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk and biotechnology firm Novozymes will source their power consumption from Denmark's largest offshore wind farm.

Kriegers Flak interconnection cables installed

Kriegers Flak interconnection cables installed

DENMARK/GERMANY: The two cables comprising the 400MW Kriegers Flak link between Germany and Denmark have been installed.

Ørsted in project export first

Ørsted in project export first

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.

In Depth

Offshore wind more valuable than onshore in some areas

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.

Simplifying and lightening offshore turbines with compressed air energy storage

WORLDWIDE: Well-proven equipment and machinery can be deployed for the fast development of CAES-equipped wind turbines.

STX offers modular offshore substations

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.

Analysis: Siemens' radical substation plan

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.

Cabling standards hold key to cutting costs

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