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SSE announces €6.84bn investment

SSE announces €6.84bn investment

UK: SSE expects to invest around £6 billion (€6.84 billion) in the five years to March 2023, with the majority of this being in networks and renewables.

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Six projects awarded 70MW in Kazakh auctions

Six projects awarded 70MW in Kazakh auctions

KAZAKHSTAN: The energy ministry has awarded just over 70MW across two tenders for wind projects in the country's northern region.

Siemens partners with battery firm Northvolt

Siemens partners with battery firm Northvolt

GERMANY/SWEDEN: Transmission specialist Siemens has invested €10 million in a partnership with Swedish battery expert Northvolt to produce lithium-ion batteries.

Suzlon wins 25.2MW Bosnian permit

Suzlon wins 25.2MW Bosnian permit

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: The Bosnian unit of Indian turbine manufacturer Suzlon has signed an agreement with the local government in Sarajevo to build a 25.2MW wind project.

Industrialising production and shipping

Industrialising production and shipping

GERMANY: As Siemens Gamesa ships the first 7MW SWT-7.0-154 D7 nacelles from its new Cuxhaven assembly plant, Eize de Vries goes on an exclusive tour of the facilities on the North Sea coast currently in ramp-up phase.

Deepwater and Vineyard win capacity in first RfPs

Deepwater and Vineyard win capacity in first RfPs

UNITED STATES: Projects developed by Vineyard Wind and Deepwater Wind have been selected to provide up to 1.2GW of offshore wind capacity in Massachusetts and Rhode Island respectively.

Pattern sells Chile project stake

Pattern sells Chile project stake

CHILE: US developer Pattern Energy has agreed a $67 million deal to sell its Chilean operations and the 70% stake it holds in the 115MW El Arrayán project.

Wider range of companies needed to source renewables

Wider range of companies needed to source renewables

WORLDWIDE: Corporate sourcing of renewables is becoming more prevalent, but a broader range of companies purchasing clean power and more stable policy frameworks are needed if the world is to meet the objectives set out in the Paris Agreement.

Financing for first Finnish merchant site

Financing for first Finnish merchant site

FINLAND: Developer TuuliWatti has made a final investment decision on a 21MW project in west Finland, which is set to be the first to be built without government support.

OPINION: Senvion chief quits - mission completed?

OPINION: Senvion chief quits - mission completed?

The timing of Jürgen Geissinger's decision to leave the top job at Senvion after just two and a half years in the role raises several questions, most pressingly "why now?"

Neoen's Kaban hybrid site approved

Neoen's Kaban hybrid site approved

AUSTRALIA: French renewables developer Neoen has received planning approval for a hybrid project in Queensland comprising a 29-turbine wind farm, a substation and battery storage facility.



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Opinion

US offshore risks falling further behind Europe

Offshore wind in the United States is an abundant domestic energy resource located close to major coastal load centres and areas plagued with transmission congestion.

US wind ready to tackle big issues

The eyes of wind-power professionals are now turning towards Chicago, this year's venue for one of the industry's main events, the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) conference and exhibition, opening on 7 May.

Hywind points floating offshore in right direction

WORLDWIDE: Recent reports of Statoil's Hywind Scotland project, the world's first commercial floating wind farm, achieving 65% capacity factors over the winter have provided another boost to the spirits of the floating-wind community.

Storage has potential, but it is no miracle cure

Renewables-supporting policymakers have understandably been attracted by the growing potential of storage systems as the various technologies improve and their costs fall.