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  • 15 August 2012
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) brings information regarding the draft regulations of the Federal Ministry of Economy, which says that German electricity consumers will share the cost of financial risk of offshore wind farms and their grid connection. The new rules primarily concern the network connections in the North and Baltic Seas, for which TenneT and […]

  • 30 December 2010

    Now that Ted Kennedy is no longer able to halt the Cape Wind project in the waters off of Cape Cod, the Department of Interior has approved… (canadafreepress) [mappress] Source: canadafreepress, December 30, 2010

  • 23 August 2012

    In a debate about offshore wind turbines, Consumer advocates warn against a shifting of costs to millions of consumers, writes Dradio. According to a letter from the Board of Consumer Organizations to the Federal Ministry of Justice, the proposed liability regime for the connection of offshore installations can be viewed with great concern. Even Consumer […]

  • 21 April 2010
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

    A review by independent consultancy Pöyry AS, entitled ‘Wind Energy and Electricity Prices’, asserts that wind energy reduces electricity…   [mappress] Source: proactiveinvestors, April 21, 2010; windenergyplanning

  • 26 February 2013

    Even though there were no offshore wind farms that became operational in 2012, the Netherlands recorded a 0.7% of offshore wind power in its domestic electricity consumption, according to the statistics from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). The Netherlands has four completed offshore wind farms and eleven with authorized consent. With no new ones […]

  • 27 June 2013

    On Wednesday 26 June 2013, wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited welcomed US Ambassador to Australia His Excellency Mr Jeff Bleich and U.S. Consul General Ms Aleisha Woodward, to Carnegie’s Wave Energy Research Facility in Fremantle, Western Australia. Carnegie’s Chairman, Mr Grant Mooney, and Project Development Officer, Mr Tim Sawyer, provided a briefing on […]

  • 9 February 2012

    A community-based offshore wind developer, Fishermen’s Energy of Cape May, wants to build a wind farm about 2.8 miles off Atlantic City. It is planning to erect five wind turbines that would produce up to 25 megawatts, thus the powering of about 10,000 homes would be enabled. The company hopes that the state Board of […]

  • 14 January 2013
    Authorities, Grid Connection, R&D

    Public Accounts Committee (PAC) publishes report on offshore electricity transmission – a new model for infrastructure. “Not only is it unlikely that this new licensing system for bringing electricity from offshore wind farms onto the national grid will deliver any savings for consumers, it could well lead to higher prices. Indeed the terms of the transmission licences […]

  • 14 September 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries has welcomed a new international survey of public attitudes to wind power. The Global Consumer Wind Study, conducted by TNS Gallup for the turbine manufacturer Vestas, surveyed 24,000 consumers in 20 countries to provide a comprehensive reflection of public opinion on […]

  • 30 December 2010

    Every Wednesday morning, as most of West Michigan commutes to work, a group of believers in alternative energy gathers at a perch in the… By Dave Alexander (mlive) [mappress] Source: mlive, December 30, 2010

  • 3 January 2011

    Massachusetts electric ratepayers could get jolted by plans to open up huge swaths of federal waters south of Martha’s Vineyard and… By Jay Fitzgerald (bostonherald) [mappress] Source: bostonherald, January 03, 2011

  • 1 December 2011

    WindMade™ is the first independent consumer label successfully developed by a corporation and is also the first consumer label to be officially endorsed by the UN Global Compact. With leading global brands such as Motorola Mobility, Deutsche Bank, Becton Dickinson and Bloomberg now committing to wind energy – the spotlight is back on governments and […]

  • 28 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    German unit of Vattenfall says that the German energy strategy will hit the consumers’ pockets as costs for new renewable power generation units and networks must be passed on. Vattenfall Europe chief Tuomo Hatakka told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung that he expects the electricity bill for private customers to rise by up to 30 percent to […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    While debate in the media rages on whether the UK’s green energy policies will raise electricity bills or not, Ed Davey, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has said that onshore and offshore wind power together cost householders only £10 a year in total, according to a Guardian article. Moreover, Davey said […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Consumers will be saddled with the cost of green energy infrastructure for at least 20 years under agreements that ensure profitability for Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTOs), according to research presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) international conference in London. The current regulation of offshore wind energy transmission, as well as increasing costs of […]

  • 19 February 2015

    Expanding WindMade to embrace all renewable energy sources equally is one step closer to reality, as the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) task force, Coalition for Action, explores incorporating the consumer label into IRENA. Founded in 2011, WindMade was the world’s first consumer label for a renewable energy source. Seeking to provide consumers with meaningful […]

  • 13 September 2012

    Energy Minister Fergus Ewing today confirmed levels of support for renewables in Scotland for the next four years – including the retention of current rates for hydro, reductions in support for onshore wind and biomass, and a proposal for higher support for offshore wind. Announcing the proposals in a statement to Parliament, Mr Ewing said […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Leaders of the U.S. wind energy industry said their companies and workers can deliver on a bold new vision for wind power to double in America over the next five years and ultimately become one of the country’s largest sources of electricity, with the savings to consumers reaching tens of billions of dollars a year. […]

  • 26 November 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    The construction and connection to the grid of Windreich’s North Sea projects Global Tech I, Deutsche Bucht and MEG 1 are running right on schedule. This makes Windreich AG the only project planner that hasn’t caused any additional burden for the consumers. “The largest investment is needed for the construction of offshore wind farm components […]

  • 26 July 2010
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Consumers Energy has signed a contract with Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc. to supply 56 wind turbine generators for the utility’s Lake Winds Energy Park in Mason County. The wind park is scheduled to begin operation in late 2012. The contract calls for Vestas to manufacture, deliver and commission the V100-1.8 MW turbine units. The total […]

  • 9 October 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    UK energy market regulator Ofgem is opening a tender for owning the electricity transmission links to three offshore wind farms: the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One, the 714ME East Anglia One, and the 588MW Beatrice.

  • 3 January 2020
    Grid Connection

    Hornsea One Ltd has agreed to pay out GBP 4.5 million to Ofgem for not remaining connected after the lightning strike in August 2019. To remind, the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm suffered a reduction in the energy supply on 9 August due to a lightning strike. The 1.2GW wind farm immediately de-loaded from […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Ofgem, the UK energy watchdog, today acted to remove uncertainty from the energy market by proposing a market investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). A market investigation will once and for all clear the air and allow the CMA to ensure that there are no further barriers to effective competition. An investigation would […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK Government will define new plans in the Energy Bill, which involves cutting long-term subsidies for new wind farms by 25%. This week, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, will announce this cut, which will be done by reducing the time during which consumers are obligated to pay for […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Grid Connection

    On its blog, Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) has commented on the Public Accounts Committee’s report regarding the costs of grid connections for offshore wind. The central finding of the report is that: “The terms of the transmission licences awarded so far appear heavily skewed towards attracting investors rather than securing a good deal for consumers.” […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    Following the agreement of the transmission system operator TenneT with Japanese company Mitsubishi through participation in the offshore grid development Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Dr. Philipp Rösler said: “This is great news. Our efforts to improve conditions for investment in offshore wind show first successes. The offshore development thus takes on full speed. […]