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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. 

The offshore wind industry lacks the skilled workforce needed to achieve targets, panellists agreed (pic credit: Leoty X/Andia/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Qualified workforce is ‘biggest’ supply-chain challenge for offshore wind

A qualified workforce, financial support for the industry and infrastructure fit for the future are among the most pressing challenges laid out by panellists at a WindEnergy Hamburg conference session to explore supply chain issues faced by offshore wind.

The Ishikari wind farm is due to use 14 of Siemens Gamesa 8.0MW SG 8.0-167 DD offshore turbines

Pattern starts building battery-backed Japanese offshore wind farm

Pattern Energy has lined up financing and started construction of a Japanese utility-scale offshore wind farm paired with battery storage.

Sheringham Shoal was commissioned in 2013 (pic credit: Alan O'Neill/Equinor)

Equinor plans ‘UK first’ for North Sea offshore wind farms

Equinor hopes to use a single onshore connection point for two offshore wind farms it plans to build in the UK North Sea – a plan it called a “milestone” for the UK’s offshore wind sector.

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Denmark to expand Baltic Sea energy island

Denmark plans to increase the capacity of its Bornholm energy island from 2GW to 3GW and connect it directly to Germany’s grid.

US utility plans 3.9GW offshore wind transmission project

New York energy firm Rise Light & Power plans to build a 3.9GW offshore wind interconnection project that would deliver power to the grid at the site of a soon-to-be retired oil and gas plant.

Iberdrola plans large-scale UK green hydrogen plant

Iberdrola plans to build a large-scale green hydrogen plant in the south-east of England that could be powered by future onshore and offshore wind farms as well as solar PV projects and purchased power.

Wind farm commissioning spree in Middle East and Africa

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) region has seen a spate of commissioning in recent weeks, with a number of new wind farms having been brought online.

US onshore wind rollout slows as project delays mount

New US onshore wind farm installations fell by 78% in the second quarter of 2022, according to industry group American Clean Power (ACP).

In depth

The make or break point for offshore wind

Offshore grid investment and interconnection innovation are crucial for a successful global transition to net zero and energy security — so what needs to be done?

Wind will only reach its full potential with storage

Wind farm owners are paid millions not to operate at full capacity: we need better storage, argues Dave Pell

From raw materials to policy: challenges facing OEMs

Analysts and other trade associations have given their forecasts for the health and profitability of turbine makers this year

Energy transition brings new wind power buyers to the fore

As the drive for electrification gathers pace, the market for corporate renewable power purchase agreements is booming

Hard-to-abate industries look to buy wind power

Power-hungry industries such as chemical and steel producers are looking to renewable power deals to cut their emissions