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The NEMO interconnection link between Great Britain and Belgium is entering the commissioning phase.
The Scottish Parliament has approved a legislation which enables local authorities and communities to have a stronger voice in the management of the Crown Estate’s assets.
Crown Estate Scotland today (21 May) unveiled its proposals for leasing seabed for new offshore wind projects that would be built in Scotland’s waters from late 2020s onwards.
With the European Parliament recently voting on reforms to Europe’s electricity markets, aiming to modernise them and make them fit for renewables as part of the EU’s Clean Energy Package, this is still not the final deal, according to WindEurope’s CEO Giles Dickson.
Between October and December 2017, Siemens Gamesa received double the orders for offshore wind turbines compared to the same period of the previous year.
Green Giraffe Director Sophie Cherrier held a presentation at the 3rd Asia Offshore Wind Day in Tokyo, Japan, looking at the industry-wide lessons from Europe, bankability of offshore wind projects, and the challenges and opportunities the Japanese offshore wind sector is facing.
Southern China’s Guangdong Province is planning to begin construction of more than ten offshore wind farms this year, Xinhua News Agency reported the province’s governor Ma Xingrui as saying.
The WindConnector concept -an offshore grid infrastructure solution that can transmit electricity generated by offshore wind farms and interconnect electricity markets in the North Sea – holds the potential to lower the cost of energy for consumers by reducing need for, and making more efficient use of, offshore grid infrastructure, according to a study carried out by Pöyry.
Environment Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have proposed that the share of renewable energy in the European Union’s gross final consumption of energy should be at least 35% by 2030.
Offshore wind market size will surpass 60GW by 2024, according to the latest report by Global Market Insights.
Powers over the revenue and management of the Crown Estate resources in Scotland have been transferred to the Scottish Government and, as of April 1, Scottish Ministers have control over thousands of hectares of rural land, approximately half of Scotland’s foreshore and leasing the seabed for rights to renewable energy.
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.