11. August 2015 · Comments Off on UK offshore industry booming – before US even gets started  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The United Kingdom is continually showing their commitment to not only renewable generation, but their ability to innovate to expand their energy mix — and offshore wind will be an important piece of the future.

The country has approved a new offshore wind farm off the UK North East Coast. The Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore wind project will include as many as 400 wind turbines across two different generating stations — each with a capacity of up to 1.2 gigawatts (GW).

 

Source: UK offshore industry booming – before US even gets started – FierceEnergy

02. July 2015 · Comments Off on Renewable energy target slashed, wind farm commissioner to be established · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The clean energy sector will finally face certainty after the parliament passed legislation to slash the renewable energy target.A bipartisan deal – agreed to last month after a lengthy political stalemate that hamstrung the clean energy sector – will slash the target from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000.Legislation inscribing that deal passed the Senate during an extended sitting late into Tuesday night.

Source: Renewable energy target slashed, wind farm commissioner to be established

05. May 2015 · Comments Off on Block Island offshore wind farm ‘moving full speed ahead’  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

What is expected to become the first offshore wind project in the United States is finally under construction. Deepwater Wind’s 30 megawatt (MW) Block Island project will encompass five turbines and will provide energy to the Northeast.

Source: Block Island offshore wind farm ‘moving full speed ahead’ – FierceEnergy

15. March 2015 · Comments Off on Deepwater Wind reaches next step toward “first offshore wind farm” in the U.S. · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

A 30 megawatt (MW) wind farm is moving forward after the announcement that Deepwater Wind has raised more than $290 million. The funds will finance the Deepwater Wind Block Island, which is already under construction and will likely become the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

via Deepwater Wind reaches next step toward “first offshore wind farm” in the U.S. – FierceEnergy.

25. March 2014 · Comments Off on Reality check: First-year report card for North America’s largest energy storage project · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The $43 million battery project was funded by Duke with 50% of the cost covered under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. By storing wind energy, the battery smoothes the wind farm’s variability. It can respond quickly to regulate frequency and also provide ancillary services.

Duke is currently preparing its first report for the U.S. Department of Energy. One benefit is reducing emissions compared to power from gas-fired generation. There are other benefits as well. The battery is very fast and very accurate. A conventional power plant can take several minutes to ramp to a output level. But the battery can respond with full output in less than a second.

via Smart Grid: Reality check: First-year report card for North America’s largest energy storage project.