Top News of the Week, 11 – 17 September 2017

Three Offshore Wind Projects Secure Contracts for Difference as Strike Prices Go Down

The UK government has awarded three offshore wind projects with Contracts for Difference (CfD) in the second round of auctions with strike prices going as low as GBP 57.50/MWh for projects scheduled for commissioning in 2022/23.

North Sea Wind Power Hub Consortium Adds Gas and Storage to the Mix

Dutch energy infrastructure company Gasunie has joined the consortium of TenneT Netherlands, TenneT Germany and Denmark’s Energinet formed to develop the North Sea Wind Power Hub.

Triton Knoll Developers Set Out Project Timeline, Call For More CfD Auctions

Statkraft and innogy, the developers of the 860MW Triton Knoll wind farm off Lincolnshire, England, plan to take the Final Investment Decision (FID) on the project by mid-2018.

Offshore Wind Demonstrates Unprecedented Cost Cuts

After the UK government awarded three offshore wind projects with Contracts for Difference (CfDs), RenewableUK and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult commented on the news, highlighting the major decline in the cost of offshore wind.

Double Slip Joint Developers Eye Borssele V Tender

A Dutch consortium led by KCI has trialed and tested a Double Slip Joint concept, a new method of connecting a wind turbine monopile to a transition piece, on a 1/5 scale prototype model.