Statistics published by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) has indicated that the expansion of wind energy generated in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea has reached its 2020 target of 6.5GW ahead of schedule.
The Severnaya Thermal Power plant in Mytishchi, near Moscow, Russia, has caught fire, and a large number of fire-fighting units were dispatched to the scene.
The German energy industry association BDEW said that Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions from power generation decreased 15 per cent in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period last year.
Czech-based coal mining and energy group EPH has announced that it has signed a deal to buy the French assets of the German energy company Uniper, without disclosing the value of the deal.
Siemens delivered a converter for a grid stabilisation system for voltage regulation to the German transmission grid operator Amprion, the one-hundredth STATCOM (static synchronous compensator) from its SVC PLUS series.
GE Renewable Energy has announced that the Haliade-X 12MW nacelle and 107m long blade will be shipped to the UK as part of an advanced technology testing programme before it enters serial production in 2021.
Renewable energy project developer SIMEC Atlantis Energy has announced that it will partner with GE’s Power Conversion business to develop the world’s largest tidal stream turbine.
Siemens has received an order from BASF Schwarzheide GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF, to modernise the key components of the industrial power plant in Schwarzheide, Germany.
French utility ENGIE has announced that it is selling its shares in coal-fired power stations in the Netherlands and Germany.
Emissions of CO2 in Ireland fell sharply last year, the decline outpacing that of the wider EU, in a period that included the closure of ESB’s coal-fired Moneypoint Power Plant.