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EDF EN: Sharing risk and cost

EDF EN: Sharing risk and cost

WORLDWIDE: EDF EN, the renewables arm of French utility EDF, has built up a pipeline of over 14GW with projects planned in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Finding partners for offshore development is key to its strategy.

Asia Pacific hot on the heels of Europe for pipeline projects

Asia Pacific hot on the heels of Europe for pipeline projects

WORLDWIDE: European development plans are higher than other regions, but with nearly half of its pipeline projects being offshore, it remains to be seen how much will be realised.

Berkshire Hathaway Energy: Economies of scale

Berkshire Hathaway Energy: Economies of scale

UNITED STATES: The US's biggest wind-owning utility, Berkshire Hathaway, has rapidly built up a portfolio of well over 2GW, all in Iowa, and is investing $1.9 billion to add another gigawatt next year.

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On reflection: Agree to inspect to stay out of court

On reflection: Agree to inspect to stay out of court

WORLDWIDE: Negotiations between wind-turbine seller and buyer tend to focus on who takes the blame when something goes wrong. They should concentrate on avoiding anything going wrong in the first place by agreeing an escalating inspection regime.

On reflection: Give offshore projects the name they deserve

On reflection: Give offshore projects the name they deserve

WORLDWIDE: Offshore wind farms are large enough in terms of scale and generation capacity that they merit being called power stations. And defining them as such will help attract engineering experience and draw up common standards.

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