Enel Green Power North America inaugurates new U.S. headquarters

Renewable energy company Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGP-NA) inaugurated its new North American headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts this week, with Governor Charlie Baker and other federal, state, and local authorities. As one of the fastest growing renewable energy companies in Massachusetts, EGP-NA’s new office, located at Andover Landing at Brickstone, more than doubles

Statoil completes transaction for Dogger Bank offshore wind farm

Statoil and Statkraft has completed their previously announced transaction, whereby Statoil increases its share in the Dogger Bank offshore wind development of an additional 12.5% stake, taking Statoil’s share to 37.5%. The Dogger Bank offshore wind development comprises four projects developed by the Forewind consortium, which were granted planning permission during 2015. The projects are

Decarbonization of global energy system through renewables possible, says new IRENA study

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, launched on the occasion of the Berlin

Altitec boosts blade service capacity with investment in technician team leaders

Blade inspection and repair provider Altitec hosts its blade supervisor summit near Berlin this week, with discussion focused on the leadership and communication challenges of managing global technician teams on multiple sites and developing maintenance relationships with turbine OEMs. Thirty of the wind industry’s most experienced blade technicians and supervisors are meeting this week to

LM Wind Power marks start of new wind-turbine blade factory

LM Wind Power, a global manufacturer of wind-turbine blades, announced that work on its new factory in Cherbourg, Normandy, has commenced. This was marked with a foundation stone ceremony at the construction site, chaired by French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, in the presence of industry and representatives from the local partners, including Normandy region, the

A new floating wind farm planned for the Highlands

Dounreay Trì Limited have been granted planning consent for the installation of a novel floating windfarm nine kilometers off the Northern Coast of Scotland by the Scottish Government. The decision means that the facility will achieve the necessary Renewables Obligation accreditation by the end of the month to allow it to proceed, in what will be

ComEd conducting Illinois’ first community energy storage pilot

ComEd announced the launch of a pilot project to test the use of battery storage technology to reduce the impact of power outages in residential areas where customers experience service interruptions, particularly in extreme weather events. ComEd’s Community Energy Storage (CES) pilot is being conducted in Beecher, Ill., about 40 miles south of Chicago. The pilot

Good Energy sources wind power from DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough

​The UK-based energy company Good Energy and DONG Energy has announced a partnership which will see a renewable energy company source offshore wind power for its customers for the first time. The deal secures 12% of the output of the 210-MW Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm, operated by DONG Energy in the North Sea, enough

Budget 2017 invests in Canada’s transition to a clean economy

The Canadian government’s Federal Budget 2017 is in, and it is offering targeted investments to tackle what it calls the “challenge of change.” Jean-François Nolet, VP of policy and communications at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) released this statement following the release of Budget 2017: “CanWEA applauds the Federal Government’s commitment to continue its transition to a

SgurrEnergy secures Race Bank construction & operations monitoring contract

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been awarded the construction monitoring contract of one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms, which will be followed by a 15-year operations monitoring phase. Located almost 17 miles off the Norfolk coast, Race Bank Wind Farm’s offshore array will comprise of 91 state-of-the-art Siemens’ 6.3-MW