Search results for: An Act Relative to Energy Diversity

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31 October 2012 R&D, Wind Farm Update

A five-year scientific study has revealed the first offshore wind farm near Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands has positively impacted life in and around the sea, and has had hardly any adverse effects. The wind farm was constructed in 2006 by NoordzeeWind – a joint venture between Shell and Nuon – and has been […]

25 August 2011 R&D, Training & Education

  The world’s demand for safe and clean energy continues to grow, with renewable sources playing an every greater role. Wind power generation, having expanding offshore, is now not only looking out but up. International renewable energy consultancy, GL Garrad Hassan, has issued the first market report which analyses the burgeoning new industry of High […]

9 August 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the new energy legislation which calls for development of 1,600MW of offshore wind capacity by 2027 into law on Monday, 8 August. An Act Relative to Energy Diversity (H. 4568) requires utilities to competitively solicit and contract for approximately 2,800MW of offshore wind and hydro energy in the next decade. “Massachusetts […]

24 October 2016 Authorities, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Burial of submerged power cables would not appear necessary strictly for biological reasons, according to a study funded by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), as the electromagnetic fields (EMF) from energized subsea cables neither attract nor repulse fish or invertebrates. EMF strength dissipated relatively quickly with distance from the cable and approached background levels at […]

10 June 2016 R&D

TenneT has presented a 'hub and spoke' concept to set up a large European offshore electricity system that incorporates building of an island in the middle of the North Sea. Numerous wind farms can be connected to the artificial island – a total capacity of over 30 GW can be connected on an island of roughly 6 km² – from […]

14 September 2015

With a reserved maximum of €18bn for offshore wind development the Dutch Government's 'Energie Akkoord' outlines the instructions and deadlines for the future of this industry in the Netherlands. In the same agreement it states that a cost reduction of 40% should be achieved. Included in this is Operation & Maintenance (O&M) which takes up […]

24 November 2014 Environment, R&D

Andrew Tongue, a Senior Research Assistant with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, has written an MSc dissertation titled "Implications for offshore wind farm ornithological Cumulative Impact Assessment: How the manipulation of density and breeding season parameters affects the outcomes of Collision Risk Modelling".  Mr. Tongue's current research interests include the impacts of renewable energy developments […]

30 October 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

Grant programme, Supply Chain innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy (SCORE), has announced three new grant recipients, all whose projects illustrate the innovation and entrepreneurship thriving in the East of England’s offshore renewable energy sector. Working in collaboration with Cambridge University, Essex-based GreenSpur is developing a new cost effective generator design for the wind turbine market. […]

12 August 2013 Technology

Royal HaskoningDHV has announced that it has been invited to be involved in the Thames Estuary Airport bid which has been submitted to the Airports Commission. Working with its partners Testrad and Gensler, London Britannia Airport will not only position London as the gateway to Europe, but the proposed airport built on a new island […]

15 March 2013 Training & Education

Maersk Training Newcastle is celebrating after welcoming its first female delegate through the doors – a trend the company hopes will start a new influx of women into the wind industry. Jennifer Menmuir, a Siemens graduate trainee, aged 25 from Falkirk in Central Scotland was the first woman to complete a two day specialist working […]

6 March 2012

The ocean is becoming an increasingly crowded place. New users, such as the wind industry, compete with existing users and interests for space and resources. With the federal mandate for comprehensive ocean planning made explicit in the National Ocean Policy, the need for the transparent evaluation of potential tradeoffs is now greater than ever. A […]

22 August 2011 R&D

  A North-Sea wind farm contributes to increased biodiversity and has hardly any negative effects on fauna, according to a Dutch research report. For two years a research team studied benthic organisms (life at the sea bed), fish, birds and marine mammals at the OWEZ offshore wind farm near Egmond aan Zee. Their study shows […]

24 June 2011 R&D

A growing number of global wind resource assessments have demonstrated that the world’s technical potential for wind power exceeds current global electricity production. The theoretical potential for wind, as estimated by the global annual flux, has been estimated at 6,000 EJ/yr (Rogner et al., 2000). The global technical potential for wind energy, meanwhile, is not […]