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New York power agencies and partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a study of successful offshore wind transmission models with a specific focus on largescale European projects.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has called on the US Department of Interior to delineate and lease at least four new wind energy areas recommended by the state's Offshore Wind Master Plan.
Innogy SE has appointed David Few as Project Director for the largest project in its current development portfolio, the 1.2 GW Sofia offshore wind farm, sited on Dogger Bank in the North Sea.
SSE has welcomed the approval of the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) in Ireland, however, the company said it had concerns that the potential size of the future individual auctions outlined in the RESS design "may be too small to allow large-scale offshore wind projects to commercially progress forward."
RenewableUK has welcomed the announcement by the UK government on new Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions for offshore wind, emphasizing that it means the UK’s offshore wind capacity is set to nearly double over the next decade.
Oil & gas giant Shell has filed the required documents to qualify for bidding at an upcoming offshore wind lease sale in Massachusetts, due to take place this fall, according to Bloomberg Environment.
The UK government has committed to opening the Contracts for Difference auctions for offshore wind every two years from 2019 throughout the 2020s.
Ørsted has secured further 920MW capacity for its wind sites offshore Changhua County and now has a 1,820MW offshore wind pipeline in the region.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has awarded further 1,664MW of offshore wind capacity to four wind farms which are part of two larger projects.
Ørsted has opened a new facility in Norddeich, Germany, which will be used for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project, currently under construction, as well as the developer's future projects in the German North Sea.
DNV GL has completed the final reports in the four-year Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project focused on identifying the potential for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
Norway's Equinor (formerly Statoil) has contracted RPS engineers and scientists from Australia and the US to develop a long-term meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) measurement program for a potential wind farm development off the east coast of the US.
A new regulatory framework is necessary to support offshore wind investors in developing wind farms and infrastructure ready for future meshed grids, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson.
Offshore wind showed strong signs of progress with 23% generation growth in 2017, but it needs to accelerate even faster to be in line with SDS target, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
The 2017 Contracts for Difference (CfD) will cost UK consumers significantly more relative to the additional capacity secured due to the changes in the auction design which allowed small fuelled-technology projects to raise the strike price of larger projects, National Audit Office (NAO) has found.
World's leading offshore wind developer Ørsted will join the June auction in Taiwan to seek more capacity for constructing large-scale Greater Changhua offshore wind farms.
By Jason Deign, for New Energy Update There is one subject that all commentators on the US offshore wind industry agree on: the sector is going to undergo rapid expansion over the next decade. What does provoke argument is the likely scale of this growth, and the relative importance of the factors that are going to […]
Parkwind has acquired full ownership of KNK Wind, the project company behind the 247MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea that won the concession rights at the latest offshore wind tender in Germany.
The Taiwanese government's award of grid connection capacity to a total of over 3.8GW of offshore wind projects on 30 April will have a positive impact on other offshore wind markets in Asia, according to a partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells.
With no floating offshore wind projects in the pipeline between 2021 and 2025, there is a window of opportunity for early movers willing to unlock new expanses of offshore wind energy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson.
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs has awarded Ørsted the right to connect 900MW offshore wind capacity to Taiwan's power grid.
Swindon-based Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited has made an application to the UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority for an electricity generation licence.
Ørsted has submitted bids in the second competitive offshore wind tender in Germany opened earlier this month, with the results expected within weeks, the company revealed in its financial report for the first quarter of 2018.
Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted reported DKK 3 billion (EUR 402.7 million) net profit in the first quarter of 2018, a 150% spike compared to the same period last year, largely due to a strong performance of operating wind farms in the UK.
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, showing a maturing industry successfully competing in the marketplace, even against heavily subsidized traditional power generation technologies.
The UK government should establish a new 60 percent UK content target for British offshore wind projects, according to former UK Energy Minister Michael Fallon.