offshore grid News

  • New Report Characterizes Existing Offshore Wind Grid Interconnection Capabilities

    The Energy Department today released the first National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study (NOWEGIS). The NOWEGIS investigated the key economic and technological factors that will influence the integration of offshore wind energy onto the national ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Research and Markets: Grid Connectivity Issues Faced by the German Offshore Wind Industry

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p5mdjn/grid_connectivity) has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Grid Connectivity Issues Faced by the German Offshore Wind Industry" to their offering. Grid Connectivity Issues Faced by the German Offshore Wind ...


  • Maine Project Launches First Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine in the U.S.

    The Energy Department today recognized the nation’s first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine prototype off the coast of Castine, Maine. Led by the University of Maine, this project represents the first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine to be deployed in the world – strengthening American leadership in innovative clean energy technologies that diversify the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Offshore wind & transmission forum

    Last week the EU council agreed to allocate EUR 576 million to offshore wind projects within the EU, as part of the stimulus package. Nearly half of the allocation is earmarked for offshore wind transmission infrastructure projects which will provide a huge boost to the offshore wind industry and help open up the private sector investment opportunities.Green Power Conferences’ Offshore Wind and ...


    By Green Power

  • Iberdrola connects first offshore wind turbines to grid at West of Duddon Sands wind farm

    The company is carrying out this project via its British subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables and in cooperation with Danish firm Dong;  WODS, the first offshore wind farm complex to be commissioned by a Spanish company, will have a capacity of 389 megawatts (MW) and require a total investment amounting to  £1.6 billion; IBERDROLA has already installed 42 of the 108 wind turbines ...


    By Iberdrola Renewables LLC

  • 3M ACCR can help overcome land permission problems for connecting offshore wind farms to the onshore power grid

    3M, the diversified technology company, has announced the UK launch of 3M ACCR (Aluminium Conductor Composite Reinforced), a breakthrough in overhead power transmission. 3M ACCR is designed as a ‘drop-in’ replacement for existing electrical conductors and can as much as double the transmission capacity of the line. This could help the UK power industry to meet the government’s renewable energy ...


  • Parliamentarians call for a stronger cooperation in the North Seas Countries Offshore Grid Initiative `The North Seas as the Energy Pool of Europe`

    Members of European, national and regional parliaments signed a Joint Declaration on the North Seas Countries Offshore Grid Initiative (NSCOGI) expressing the need for a stronger cooperation among the 10 NSCOGI countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and the United Kingdom).  The North Seas Countries Offshore Grid ...

  • Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing Worldwide

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing Worldwide' which gives Product Innovation, Public Policy and development in Offshore wind farm Manufacturing worldwide. Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing WorldwideThe global move to offshore wind farm ...


  • Europe’s planned ‘Super Grid’

    An electricity super grid is being planned to connect all 28 European Union countries and provide them with insurance against power blackouts. Forty leading organisations from research, industry, utilities and grid operators are combining in a €63 million research program aimed at incorporating all renewable energies into a super grid that can balance intermittent sources of electricity and ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Driving down the cost of offshore wind

    More winds farms have been brought in to a competitive system to drive down the costs of offshore wind. The offshore transmission regime means that Ofgem can find the most cost-effective investment in the connecting cables and infrastructure for offshore wind power, saving consumers between £200 and £400 million since 2011, according to estimates by independent experts. Energy ...

  • Galloper offshore wind farm gets green light

    Galloper Wind Farm Limited have been granted permission by Government to construct a 504MW wind farm off the coast of Suffolk and related infrastructure at Sizewell which will connect the wind farm to the electricity grid system. The developer estimates that the 140 turbine development will provide enough electricity to power the equivalent of as many as 500,000 homes a year when completed in ...

  • GL Group strengthens offshore wind leadership team

    The GL Group has recently strengthened its offshore team with two appointments: David Robertson who takes on the role of Head of Practice for the UK Marine and Offshore Project Management Services and Elaine Greig who is the new UK Head of Offshore at GL Garrad Hassan. David Robertson’s career in renewables began after 13 years in the onshore petrochemical industry. He worked on a number of ...


  • Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

    The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the key challenges currently facing offshore wind energy and the Wind Program’s implementation of the Energy Department’s ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Google to join good energies in offshore wind consortium

    Good Energies, a leading global investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, today announced an investment in the $5 billion Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) backbone transmission project, with a significant but unspecified contribution by Internet giant Google inc. The transmission backbone will provide approximately 6,000 MW of offshore wind capacity, enough power to serve 1.9 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Germany Planning Energy Autobahn for Offshore Wind

    Germany is planning an energy superhighway from north to south to connect its growing wind energy supply with high energy demand regions. Both onshore and offshore wind energy is so far generated primarily in northern Germany, whereas energy consumption is highest in southern and western regions. Today, more wind power is produced in ...


    By Germany Trade & Invest

  • European offshore wind projects confront challenging seas

    As the winds blowing over Lolland Island turned a morning drizzle into a cold shower, Bjarne Haxgart told his crew that, as on many days this past August, they would stay indoors. 'This year we have had an awful lot of wind,' said Haxgart, site manager of the Rødsand 2 offshore wind farm. 'It's a big difference for the people who are out there doing the work. If it's a little windy, they would be ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Salazar, chu announce major offshore wind initiatives

    Unveiling a coordinated strategic plan to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced major steps forward in support of offshore wind energy in the United States, including new funding opportunities for up to $50.5 million for projects that support offshore wind energy deployment and several high ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Gamesa showcases its new 5 MW offshore wind turbine at the Offshore Wind 2013 trade fair

    The company expects the turbine installed in Arinaga, Canary Islands, Spain, to begin operating in the third quarter of 2013 and the installation of the initial units in 2014 Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, is exhibiting for the 3rd consecutive year at the Offshore Wind 2013 trade fair, one of the industry's premier events, in Manchester, UK, from 12-13 June. At ...

  • Mainstream granted consent by Scottish Gov. to build 450MW offshore wind farm

    Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has received consent from the Scottish Ministers to build and operate its 450 megawatt Neart na Gaoithe (“NnG”) offshore wind farm in the Outer Forth Estuary in the North Sea. This will be the first large-scale offshore wind farm constructed and operated in Scottish waters to be directly connected to the Scottish electricity ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Gamesa completes assembly of the first offshore turbine installed in Spain

    This morning Gamesa completed assembly of the main parts (tower, nacelle and blades) of Spain's first prototype offshore wind turbine, which has been installed at the Arinaga Quay in Gran Canary Island. Installation of the tower, nacelle and the three blades, which were shipped from Bilbao port to the Canaries, began in the middle of April with the tower assembly work. The tower measures 90 ...

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