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The latest news and in-depth analysis of wind energy storage, the development of "green" hydrogen, hybridisation, renewable energy markets, power purchase agreements, transmission networks, interconnectivity, substations, supply interruption, and transmission failures. 

UK network operator sees wind top renewable growth by 2050

UK network operator sees wind top renewable growth by 2050

Wind triumphs in the future of Scotland’s energy generation capacity, according to all three visions set out this week by the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.

CIP to use offshore wind for 1GW green ammonia plant

CIP to use offshore wind for 1GW green ammonia plant

Investment firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Plans to build an offshore wind-powered, 1GW electrolysis plant on the west coast of Denmark

Danish TSO Energinet plans to expand wind flexibility markets

Danish TSO Energinet plans to expand wind flexibility markets

The transmission system operator claims reducing wind turbines’ output in times of excessive production can be a cost-effective, temporary alternative to grid expansion

News and Analysis

Frozen wind turbines ‘not solely to blame for Texas blackouts’

Freezing conditions forced power outages at nearly half of Texas’ wind fleet – but also at many gas, coal and nuclear plants – leaving millions without power

Vattenfall picks Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions to help connect 3.6GW off UK

Vattenfall names a consortium of Aker Solutions and Siemens Energy as preferred bidder to deliver HVDC converter platforms for its Norfolk offshore wind farms

Sweden unveils plans to reduce offshore wind connection costs

The Swedish government intends to carry out proposals for making offshore wind more cost-effective later this year, even though it is not clear yet who will pay for necessary grid expansion

Amazon to buy power from Shell and Eneco's subsidy-free Dutch offshore wind farm

The deal will help the online retail behemoth towards its goal of powering its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025

US wind shatters records in 2020 with 16.9GW connected to grid

The US wind sector had its strongest ever year in 2020 and its strongest ever quarter in Q4

In depth

Hybrid projects — a marriage made in heaven?

The US market leads the way in solar-battery hybrid facilities, while wind-battery projects are becoming more common in the UK

Looking back on 2020 – Part 5: Politicians pledge green post-Covid recovery

With the economic case for wind now beyond doubt, businesses and governments lined up to pledge net-zero targets and increased renewable energy deployment – which will have to go hand-in-hand with system integration measures. The final part of Windpower Monthly's review of the year looks at the policies, promises and projects

Baltic Insight report: Reaching out across the sea

With nine countries bordering the Baltic Sea, a number of cross-border projects are in the works, from transmission links to co-developing sites

'The technology works': How wind will fill the power gap

DNV GL CEO and wind industry veteran Ditlev Engel talks exclusively to Windpower Monthly about learning the lessons from the pandemic's effect on clean energy production

WindPlus: Falling costs will drive growth in hybrid projects for key states

Renewables-plus-storage projects in the US will more than treble in the US by the end of 2023, according to new analysis by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).