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Andhra Pradesh issues first payments after standoff

Andhra Pradesh issues first payments after standoff

Generators in Andhra Pradesh are finally receiving some of the payments for power from their wind projects after months of deadlock with the local government.

Hornsea One owners agree payment after UK power cut

Hornsea One owners agree payment after UK power cut

Hornsea One owners Ørsted and Global Infrastructure Partners have agreed to pay £4.5 million (€5.3 million) into UK energy regulator Ofgem’s voluntary redress fund for their role in an August power cut that hit more than one million customers.

Trying to follow the money to grow energy storage

Trying to follow the money to grow energy storage

The need for more energy storage is a given as the UK aims for net-zero emissions by 2050, but more clarity is needed on future applications and revenue streams to attract investors, delegates at a recent conference in London were told.

News and Analysis

US grid forced to raise wind prices to match fossils

Federal regulators have ordered the US’s largest grid operator to raise prices of wind and solar power so they are in line with fossil fuels.

Ørsted secures funding for hydrogen pilot

The Danish government has awarded DKK 34.6 million (€4.6 million) to an Ørsted-led consortium of Danish firms developing a 2MW electrolysis plant near Copenhagen.

Australia plots 63% reduction in coal generation

Around 30GW of new large-scale renewable generation is required in Australia by 2040 to replace the 15GW reduction in the country's coal fleet, according to the latest draft energy system plan.

Hybrid projects to 'become the new norm'

Developer-utility ScottishPower has submitted permit applications to add solar power capacity to existing wind projects in the UK, which its CEO says will become increasingly common in the early 2020s.

Ørsted secures partial off-take deal for BR3

Ørsted and German chemicals firm Covestro have signed a 100MW power purchase agreement to cover a portion of the output from the 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 site, under development in the North Sea.

In depth

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 2

The next generation of new turbines continues apace in the second half of the year, but financial woes among many of the industry's western OEMs also bite. Here are the top articles from the latter half of 2019.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 1

A spate of technology launches dominated the first half of the year, with a new generation of prototypes also being installed. Here are the top articles from the first half of 2019.

Easy does it: the art of a gentle cable pull

Connecting the world's largest offshore wind project to the grid required a new approach and a delicate touch, writes Mike Morrison, global head of Sparrows Group Cable and Pipe Lay Solutions (CPLS).

Challenges remain for rapid US offshore buildout

With the deadline looming to start work at the end of 2019 to qualify for tax credits, building a supply chain is the priority for the nascent US offshore wind sector.

Viewpoint: Hybrid projects unlock new revenue streams

The rapidly declining cost of solar and battery-storage is changing the nature of what the renewable-energy sector can deliver.