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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. 

Enel pairs US wind farms with battery storage

Enel pairs US wind farms with battery storage

The developer is adding a large battery storage component to an existing wind farm, and is building new hybrid projects in Texas

Wind operators suffer $4bn hit in Texas cold snap

Wind operators suffer $4bn hit in Texas cold snap

The average financial impact across all wind farms analysed in a study was $44.4m, with the highest hit for one project being $172.5m

Total joins 8GW Australian green hydrogen study

Total joins 8GW Australian green hydrogen study

Total Eren and Province Resources will assess the feasibility for using 8GW of renewables to produce green hydrogen and ammonia

News and Analysis

European grid operators plan modular offshore wind link

TSOs have launched a scheme to work towards pan-European interconnection for offshore wind. But some key players have not joined yet

Iberdrola to make green hydrogen at Whitelee wind farm

The Spanish company’s Scottish subsidiary plans to use the Whitelee wind farm and new solar and battery capacity to produce hydrogen

Ørsted plans 2GW offshore wind-to-green hydrogen

Ørsted plans to use 2GW of new offshore wind capacity to produce green hydrogen for Dutch and Belgian industrial giants

Global wind power additions to 2030 will be close to 1TW

China is due to install more than 400GW between 2021 and 2030, and the rest of the world to connect nearly 600GW to the grid

Increased wind electricity generation helps displace coal

Rising electricity generation from wind and solar is helping to force coal off the grid. But it is not happening fast enough

In depth

Wind and storage hybrids — a marriage made in heaven?

Adding storage to renewables is on the rise, as the US leads the way in solar-battery hybrids and wind-battery projects take off in the UK

Baltic Insight report: Reaching out across the sea

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

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

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

DNV GL chief Ditlev Engel talks exclusively to Windpower Monthly about the pandemic's effect on clean energy production