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Hywind floating project starts production

Hywind floating project starts production

UK: The world's first floating wind farm has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid.

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Boralex and Infinergy target 325MW Scottish pipeline

Boralex and Infinergy target 325MW Scottish pipeline

UK: Developers Boralex and Infinergy have announced a joint venture (JV) aimed at creating a 325MW onshore pipeline in Scotland.

Innogy seeks €850m to refinance projects

Innogy seeks €850m to refinance projects

GERMANY: Innogy has issued a green bond worth €850 million to refinance four offshore projects in the UK and Germany and one onshore site in the Netherlands.

Statkraft seeks 300MW Scottish pipeline

Statkraft seeks 300MW Scottish pipeline

UK: Developers Statkraft and Airvolution Clean Energy will work together to develop a 300MW onshore project pipeline in Scotland.

Onshore wind cleared to compete in UK CfD tenders

Onshore wind cleared to compete in UK CfD tenders

UK: Wind projects on remote Scottish islands have been cleared to apply for support in the next contract for difference (CfD) auction to be held in spring 2019.

UK CfD auction announced for spring 2019

UK CfD auction announced for spring 2019

UK: The third auction for less established renewable energy sources will be held in spring 2019, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy confirmed today.

Innogy buys Statkraft's Triton Knoll stake

Innogy buys Statkraft's Triton Knoll stake

UK: Innogy has become the sole owner of the planned Triton Knoll wind farm after buying Statkraft's 50% share in the 860MW site.


Analysis

Policies and rise of storage stopping co-location

EUROPE: Co-locating ground-mounted solar projects at wind farms looks like the perfect match.

Analysis: Major deals set challenge for top offshore supplier status

EUROPE: The battle between Siemens and MHI-Vestas (MV) for supremacy in the offshore market is intensifying as both firms took preferred supplier status with major orders.

UK post-election onshore fears

UK: Amber Rudd has been named the new secretary of state for energy and climate change following the election victory for the Conservative Party. However, the result could set back to development of onshore wind in England.

Analysis: UK government memos reveal tense Siemens talks over Hull

UK: A Freedom of Information request to the UK government by Windpower Monthly over Green Port Hull negotiations has lifted the lid on difficult talks with Siemens.

Analysis: Enercon pressures Siemens over wind tech IP case

UK: In 18 months, August 2016 to be exact, Enercon's European "storm control" patent will expire. But that has not stopped the company from heading for a UK court hearing in June to press a charge of alleged infringement by Siemens and its customers.

Analysis: Price-coupling fails to pass wind benefits to UK

EUROPE: Strong winds in Germany on 16 February 2014 led to plummeting wholesale electricity spot market prices on the German/French spot electricity exchange, giving just EUR 14.5-17.9/MWh for the German region and EUR 20.0-20.7/MWh for France.