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Maryland needed to pass a piece of legislation that would create a larger carve-out for offshore wind in order to stay competitive in attracting the supply chain, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind commented on Maryland passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA). In an interview held with Offshore WIND at […]
For floating offshore wind to move forward from the current demonstration phase, the industry needs to be cost-competitive, according to Clement Mochet, Commercial Director at Vryhof.
On Tuesday, 24 July, the Irish government approved a new scheme that will support renewable energy projects through a series of auction, with the first competitive process scheduled to take place in 2019 and set to deliver ‘shovel ready’ projects.
Offshore wind could potentially be fully integrated into the market on a competitive basis in some European countries within the next decade, according to a new report published by the International Energy Agency’s Renewable Energy Technology Deployment programme (IEA-RETD).
What can be done to achieve lower costs? Which technology is required and where can companies and industries collaborate? Offshore WIND spoke to ECN’s expert in wind energy Peter Eecen on new insights that follow from ECN’s work within FLOW, the Far and Large Offshore Wind collaborative research programme.
Statoil plans to set up a competitive portfolio including new energy solutions with a focus on offshore wind, low carbon solutions, ventures and R&D.
German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) today issued an invitation to tender as part of the first competitive bidding process for offshore wind under which the bidders with the lowest offered prices will be awarded contracts.
French Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea has started the so-called ”competitive dialogue” procedure to select potential developers and define an area best suited for development of offshore wind farms off Dunkirk. Dunkirk is part of France’s third round of tenders for the development of offshore wind selected for its favourable conditions and supported […]
Oil and gas offshore service vessel operators are becoming increasingly interested in the offshore renewables industry as their main market deteriorates; however, vessel operators that specialize in the renewables sector such as Chevalier Floatels have an edge over the new competitors in that their vessels are finely tuned to serve the renewables market with streamlined execution and cost-efficiency, Marcel Roelofs, the Dutch company’s […]
Competitive tendering is cutting the costs for connecting offshore wind farms to British high voltage grid by at least £700m, according to new figures published by Ofgem today. Maxine Frerk, acting senior partner, networks, Ofgem, said: “The figures published today show that competition is helping to deliver savings for consumers for connecting offshore wind.” The […]
Commitment by Massachusetts to develop offshore wind energy at a scale of 2,000 MW, combined with ongoing technology and industry advances, will lower previously projected costs for the clean energy source by as much as 55 percent in the next decade, according to a new study by the University of Delaware’s Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW). […]
Floating offshore wind has the potential to deliver cost effective, secure and safe low carbon energy for the UK from the mid 2020s according to the latest insights report published by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). With continued technology and supply chain development there is a clear and credible route to delivering commercial offshore wind […]
The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a new report. The landmark report, Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014, concludes that biomass, hydropower, geothermal and […]
Internal combustion engines (ICEs) are a promising technology for supporting wind and solar energy, a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) finds. Comparing different sources of flexibility for power systems, IEA says gas-fired ICE power plants are “very mature technology” and “cost-competitive to OCGTs” (Open Cycle Gas Turbines). Commenting on the alternative technologies, […]
In April 2012, the auditors of public accounts asked Rigsrevisionen – the Danish National Audit Office – to investigate DONG Energy’s electricity prices and some of the aspects affecting the electricity price. The auditors of public accounts published their report Wednesday afternoon. The report determines that DONG Energy’s prices: have been in line with the […]
Anti-wind power lobbyists have long contested claims by the wind industry that wind power is competitive with fossil fuels. But technological advances, making wind turbines bigger, smarter, and more competitive in all situations, mean the wind is fast being taken out of the naysayers’ sails. Both EWEA and GWEC, the Global Wind Energy Council, agree […]
The new LeaderSHIP 2020 strategy to increase the competitiveness of European maritime technology was presented by Vice President of the European Commission responsible for enterprise and industry policy Antonio Tajani, together with SEA Europe, the European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association. The new strategy is the result of a close co-operation between the industry, the […]
As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand domestic energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced its finding that there is no competitive interest in an area offshore Maine where Statoil North America (Statoil NA) has requested a commercial wind lease. The decision clears the way under BOEM’s non-competitive leasing […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced a determination of no competitive interest for the construction of a transmission system between the Rhode Island coastline and Block Island, an important step in evaluating the transmission project proposed by Deepwater Wind that would deliver electrical power from its proposed 30 megawatt Block Island Wind […]
CEO of a Glasgow-based tidal energy developer said that in order to keep UK competitive the Westminister government must keep an eye on the subsidy levels, reports Scotsman. Nautricity has deployed a tidal energy device alongside the HQS WELLINGTON which is moored at Temple Steps in the heart of London. Johnstone said that the rivals […]
Hoping to answer wind-power developers’ questions, researchers say the cost of producing electricity from wind mills off Maine’s coast can… (wgme) [mappress] Source: wgme, February 23, 2011
If electricity generated by offshore wind turbines is going to be competitive with electricity generated by other means, the projected price… By Bill Trotter (bangordailynews) [mappress] Source: bangordailynews, January 26, 2011
Wind Turbine Rotor Blades – Global Market Size, Average Price, Regulations and Competitive Analysis to 2015 Global Wind Turbine Rotor Blades… (researchandmarkets) [mappress] Source: researchandmarkets, January 18, 2011
Some onshore wind turbines will be able to generate power without subsidies in two to three years, should energy prices rise, Sueddeutsche… By Nicholas Comfort (businessweek) [mappress] Source: businessweek, August 03, 2010;
Europe invested EUR 10.3 billion in new offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 4.2GW in 2018, according to WindEurope’s annual Financing and Investment Trends report. Investments in new offshore wind projects increased by 37% from 2017 but were still some way off the record EUR 18.2 billion seen in 2016, according to the […]
Six French coastal regions and the offshore wind industry have called on the French government to increase offshore wind ambitions in the Multiannual Energy Program (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)). As reported earlier, France plans to tender up to 6GW of offshore wind and floating wind capacity from 2019 to 2028. The country’s operating capacity is expected to […]