The overcapacity challenge: Managing energy markets
The Joint Venture | An Infrastructure And Renewables Podcast
by inspiratia
2d ago
In this episode, we delve into many of the issues facing today's energy transition and discuss the solutions. In Europe, we bring you the latest on Lithuania's undersubscribed offshore wind tender process. We also highlight the rapid growth of the Spanish solar market in recent years, and pick out the key players, as seen in inspiratia's latest country focus report.  While solar in Europe is booming, we further explore some of the consequences of overcapacity production and its impact on the trading relations between the EU, the US and China. We also bring you exclusive research on one o ..read more
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Decarbonising transport: From motorways to runways
The Joint Venture | An Infrastructure And Renewables Podcast
by inspiratia
1w ago
 In this episode, we explore key developments across the transport and energy sectors, from the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure to pioneering zero-emission aviation. We also discuss the evolving roles of batteries, new data centres, and an intriguing debt consolidation.  In this episode, we look at the recent uptick in the electric vehicle charging market, highlighting moves from Macquarie Capital and Italian forecourt owner IP. We also explore the innovative financing models reshaping public transport, with a focus on Rock Rail and Aviva Capital Partners’ initi ..read more
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Wind, solar, and batteries: Europe's competitive evolution
The Joint Venture | An Infrastructure And Renewables Podcast
by inspiratia
1M ago
In this episode, we dive deep into the heart of renewable energy's latest developments in Europe. Starting off with Norway's first offshore wind tender, which saw The Ventyr JV between Parkwind, Ingka Investments and NorSea being awarded the development mandate for the 1.5GW Sørlige Nordsjø II. We take the opportunity to take a driven look at Europe's offshore wind sector.   Next, we turn to the solar industry, where we dissect a series of tender announcements across Europe, including the French Ministry of Ecological Transition's solar results, and Romania's first solar and onshore CfD a ..read more
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Europe's solar dilemma: Bottlenecks and bright sides
The Joint Venture | An Infrastructure And Renewables Podcast
by inspiratia
1M ago
In this episode, we discuss the current state and future prospects of the solar energy sector in Europe, underscored by significant developments, challenges, and strategic shifts. We begin with a closer look at X-ELIO's recent financial closure of its 123MWp solar portfolio in Spain, and then on to Romania's launch of its first solar and onshore wind contract for difference (CfD) tariff auction with €3 billion of state aid scheme approved by the European Commission. We also bring you the latest on France and Germany's solar tender results. We also delve into prominent solar manufacturer Meyer ..read more
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Budgets within budgets
The Joint Venture | An Infrastructure And Renewables Podcast
by inspiratia
1M ago
In this episode, we dissect the UK's 2024 Spring Budget. With big updates on nuclear progress, auction timelines and a host of new money for different DESNZ programmes, we unpick the implications for the country's future energy sector. With over £1 billion now committed to the process, we examine all of the latest updates regarding the Contracts for Difference auction Allocation Round 6 and discuss why so much is riding on this year's tender results and what it means for the players involved. Meanwhile in the US, NYSERDA confirms a weighted average strike price of $105.15/MWh for offshore wind ..read more
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PPA insights and new tender highlights
The Joint Venture | An Infrastructure And Renewables Podcast
by inspiratia
1M ago
In this episode, we delve into the evolving landscape of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in Europe, focusing on the comprehensive European PPA Report 2023, highlighting a record-breaking 14.13GW capacity procured through 198 deals.  We dig into the report's findings, including the rise in popularity of virtual and cross-border PPAs, the crucial role of legal advisers in navigating these agreements, and the top markets and sectors in the PPA landscape, with particular attention to the growth in solar, onshore wind, and novel technologies like green hydrogen. In the news, we delve into the ..read more
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Approaching the hydrogen horizon
The Joint Venture | An Infrastructure And Renewables Podcast
by inspiratia
2M ago
In this episode, we delve deep into the rapidly evolving hydrogen sector, exploring key developments across Europe, the UK, and the US. We begin by examining the European Commission's recent €6.9 billion state aid approval and the latest developments in the hydrogen bank auction process, comparing these efforts to the Danish PtX tender outcomes.  In the UK, we reflect on recent developments, including the progress of Scotland's Fife green hydrogen heating network project, and Equinor's Hydrogen to Humber (H2H) Saltend project. And many more stories from across Europe.  We take a deep ..read more
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Who is leading the energy transition?
The Joint Venture | An Infrastructure And Renewables Podcast
by inspiratia
2M ago
 In this episode, we start by taking a look at Hy24's second fund, a €500 million initiative focused on hydrogen technology manufacturing. Then, at the new of the West Wind project in Orkney being approved, promising a 2GW capacity wind farm that could significantly impact Scotland's renewable energy landscape. Next, we journey to the US, discussing the finalisation of seabed specifications for two new offshore wind areas in Oregon, set to accommodate a 2.4GW capacity. Also, we look to New York, where the fourth offshore wind solicitation round has sparked interest with six bids for a 3G ..read more
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What a week: Europe's troublesome transition
The Joint Venture | An Infrastructure And Renewables Podcast
by inspiratia
2M ago
In this episode, we explore pivotal developments in Europe's renewable energy sector, including the acquisition of a solar portfolio in Ireland by Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust and the strategic changes in renewable energy investments by Orsted following a challenging few months.  We also examine hydrogen initiatives, including Germany's strategy for hydrogen-ready power plants, Spain's substantial investment in hydrogen projects, and the European Hydrogen Bank's first auction. Additionally, we discuss Germany's solar tender results and round up UK-based solar farm developments ..read more
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Offshore breakthroughs and the future of EV charging
The Joint Venture | An Infrastructure And Renewables Podcast
by inspiratia
2M ago
In this episode, we explore Mirova's first close on the MET6 fund and Romania's first 2GW CfD scheme, which is currently delayed as it awaits EU approvals, and the UK government's controversial decision to exclude onshore wind projects from being considered 'nationally significant infrastructure projects'. In the offshore space, we cover New York's fourth offshore wind solicitation round, attracting high-profile bids from major developers into what has historically been a troubled market. And we look into Germany's latest launch of offshore wind tenders, another critical step in Europe's rene ..read more
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