Alexander Novak, Russia’s Energy Minister, said that the Russian Government has approved a 10-year modernisation programme for Russian power plants, which he expects to attract $28.8 billion in private investments in the sector.
France’s electricity grid operator RTE has said that a strike in the French power sector has reduced generation at EDF’s 1300 MW St Alban 1 nuclear reactor by around 80 per cent.
Hitachi has announced that it will suspend work on the £13 billion Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in Anglesey, north Wales, due to rising costs.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the world’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine.
Centrica has announced that it has completed work on a 49 MW battery storage facility on the former site of the Roosecote power station in Cumbria, UK.
Renewables have overtaken coal as Germany’s main source of energy for the first time, accounting for just over 40 per cent of electricity production.
Drax Power Station in Yorkshire, UK, has completed the £702 million buyout of low-carbon and renewable assets from Iberdrola of Spain.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a second order in Russia from Enel Russia for the supply of 201 MW of wind turbines.
Data from Weather Energy has been released showing that wind power output has broken 100 per cent of demand in Scotland, with 109 per cent of total electricity demand being met from renewables.
Diamond Transmission (DTC), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, has been selected as the preferred bidder for a new offshore transmission link in the UK.