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

Bachmann updates its EPLAN, WSCAD and 3D CAD data

Bachmann customers can now access the updated EPLAN macro and 3D CAD libraries. The WSCAD data, also updated, is available on the manufacturer’s web site.

Seaproof Solutions wins contract for its cable protector for DONG Energy’s 1.2 GW project

This is the 13th offshore wind farm project for Seaproof Solutions, taking the total number of cable protection systems supplied to more than 1,000 units.

SoCal Editor suggests a way to electrify transportation

By powering a range of vehicles (electrify transportation) from cars to heavy duty trucks, with clean electric power instead of gasoline and diesel fuel, the organization says it can meet California’s ambitious clean air goals.

Health and environmental benefits of wind and solar energy in the U.S., 2007 to 2015

The goal of this work is to evaluate how a subset of wind and solar energy’s health and environmental benefits have evolved from 2007 through 2015 both in absolute terms as well as on a dollar-benefit per kWh basis.

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

Are vessel shortages slowing the offshore wind industry?

For a number of years, the sector has been suffering from vessel shortages for installation and maintenance ships.