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JAPAN: An 80km extension to the grid is under consideration in northern Japan, in a move that would double capacity in a region known for ample wind resources, but poor grid take-up.
NETHERLANDS: Four Dutch airports will be completely green from 1 January next year, airport operator Royal Schiphol Group announced.
AUSTRALIA: A new programme between the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) and project developer Neoen will investigate whether the 100MW Hornsdale 2 wind project can provide grid stability services.
NORWAY: Construction of the underwater link that will exchange Norwegian hydro-produced electricity with Germany's wind-generated power is now under way.
UNITED STATES: Offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has unveiled plans to install a 144MW offshore wind project, combined with a 40MWh Tesla battery system.
UNITED STATES: Variable renewable resources are not a reliability risk for America's electricity grid, according to a leaked preliminary draft of a closely watched report for the US Department of Energy (DOE).
JAPAN: A demonstration project designed to create hydrogen from wind power has been launched in Yokohama.
AUSTRALIA: Political leaders have backed a joint effort to reform Australia's energy market, following recommendations by chief scientist Alan Finkel in May.
UNITED STATES: With low gas prices pushing down wholesale prices, developers are finding utilities are keener to buy wind farms than the power they generate.
WORLDWIDE: Battery-storage technology has very high public visibility at present for several reasons.
WORLDWIDE: The turbines being installed today represent a massive technological advance in size, generating capacity and reliability over those from just ten years ago. So what will the next ten years bring?
WORLDWIDE: The energy world is exploring the use of blockchain technology to exchange electricity between generator and customer without the need for a go-between.