NYSERDA Makes No Final Awards in 2022 Wind Solicitation Round
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
1d ago
NYSERDA has opted not to make any final awards to the three provisional offshore wind projects chosen from the state’s third solicitation for bids which began in 2022.  Last October, the state agency had provisionally awarded three offshore wind projects: Attentive Energy One with a potential 1,404 MW capacity, Community Offshore Wind with a potential 1,314 MW capacity and Excelsior Wind with a 1,314 MW capacity.  NYSERDA also provisionally awarded $300 million of state grant funding to GE Vernova and LM Wind Power for nacelle and blade manufacturing in its Capital Region, which was ..read more
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CC&L Infrastructure Acquires Interest in Sharp Hills Wind Farm
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by Erin O'Connor
1d ago
Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) has acquired an 80% equity interest in the 300 MW Sharp Hills wind farm from EDP Renewables Canada (EDPR Canada).  The project completed construction and reached full operations earlier this year. “This investment in Sharp Hills marks our first wind investment in Canada, further diversifying our infrastructure portfolio across sector and geography,” says Matt O’Brien, president of CC&L Infrastructure. “We are pleased to once again be partnering with EDPR and look forward to owning and operating the Sharp Hills project t ..read more
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Clearway Signs PPA, Begins Construction on Dan’s Mountain Wind Project
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by Michael Bates
1d ago
Clearway Energy Group closed on $174 million in construction financing and has begun construction on Dan’s Mountain, a 55 MW wind farm in Allegany County, Md. Part of the project will be constructed on former coal strip mining land. “The Dan’s Mountain wind project represents an exciting opportunity to bring the economic, workforce and low-cost energy opportunities of wind power to Western Maryland,” says Clearway’s Brooks Friedeman.  “We’re thrilled to begin construction on a 21st century infrastructure project that will support over 100 local union jobs and become one of the largest tax ..read more
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Ventyr Nabs Development Contract for Sorlige Nordsjo II Offshore Farm
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
1d ago
Ventyr SN II has signed a contract with Norway’s energy ministry for the development of the Sørlige Nordsjø II project.  Norway’s energy minister, Terje Aasland, met with the leadership of Ventyr SN II where they celebrated the signing. “This marks a significant milestone in Norway’s commitment to renewable energy. I firmly believe that Sørlige Nordsjø II can be a catalyst for achieving our ambitions in the offshore wind industry,” says Aasland. “This project also presents an opportunity for the Norwegian supply industry to play a central role in a new industrial era.” The company is join ..read more
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Eversource Energy Finalizes Agreement Selling Orsted Sunrise Wind Stake
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
1d ago
Eversource Energy says it has finalized the agreement to sell its 50% ownership stake in the 924 MW Sunrise Wind project to Ørsted. Eversource will remain contracted, under a separate agreement, to lead the project’s onshore construction following closing. In this role, Eversource will be a service provider to Ørsted and will not have any ongoing ownership interest in the project. “We’re proud of the work we have already accomplished for Sunrise Wind and look forward to assisting Ørsted and the State of New York in advancing this important clean energy project through our continued onshore sup ..read more
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EIA Program Launches for Ilmatar Finland Offshore Project Bothnia
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
2d ago
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) program for Ilmatar’s largest offshore wind project, Bothnia, has launched, with the project proceeding to consultation phase.  The EIA work is carried out in cooperation with Ramboll Finland for the project, located in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and divided into two sub-areas, Bothnia and Bothnia West.  During development, the company says the areas were optimized and thus reduced, with Bothnia about half its original size, and Bothnia West reduced by approximately 40%. Together, the two areas cover nearly 1,200 square km and ..read more
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Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind Development Consent Order Application Accepted
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
2d ago
The Planning Inspectorate has accepted the Development Consent Order (DCO) application submitted by Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind for a 1.5 GW wind farm, located 33 miles off U.K.’s Lincolnshire coast.  Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind is being developed by TotalEnergies, Corio Generation and Gulf Energy Development. The DCO application includes an offshore wind farm comprising up to 100 turbines, underground cables to carry the power from the landfall site close to Anderby Marsh and a new onshore substation at Surfleet Marsh. The project will then connect into existing National Grid overhead tr ..read more
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DOE Releases Roadmap to Speed Up Connecting Clean Projects to Grid
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
3d ago
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new roadmap outlining solutions towards speeding up the interconnection of clean energy onto the nation’s transmission grid and clear the existing backlog of solar, wind and battery projects seeking to be built.  The Transmission Interconnection Roadmap, developed by DOE’s Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange (i2X), is meant to be a guide for setting what the agency calls aggressive success targets for improvement by 2030 by providing stakeholders with a set of 35 solutions organized around increasing data access, transparency and security fo ..read more
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Arevon Inks Offtake Agreement with MCE for 250 MW BESS Project
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
3d ago
Arevon Energy has signed a long-term tolling agreement with MCE for 188 MW of the Cormorant Energy Storage Project, a 250 MW stand-alone BESS set to be constructed in two phases in Daly City, Calif.  The first 188 MW phase is scheduled to begin construction at the start of next year and is anticipated to become operational in 2026. “This agreement showcases the strength of collaboration with MCE and also supports Arevon and MCE’s joint commitment to bring clean, reliable energy to local communities,” says Kevin Smith, CEO at Arevon. “Arevon will continue to expand its energy storage portf ..read more
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Second HVDC Offshore Substation Platform Installed at Dogger Bank Wind Farm
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
3d ago
Dogger Bank Wind Farm’s second of three unmanned HVDC platforms has been installed by Saipem. Measuring 75 meters long, the platform utilizes a four-legged steel jacket foundation structure designed and fabricated by Saipem. It was installed at Dogger Bank B using the Saipem 7000 vessel and a Hitachi Energy HVDC system.  The platform is expected to receive 1.2GW of AC power generated by Dogger Bank B’s 95 offshore turbines before converting it to DC for transmission to an onshore converter station located near Beverley in Yorkshire, U.K. The first platform was installed at Dogger Bank A l ..read more
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