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UK: Swedish developer Vattenfall will deploy high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cables at its Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas projects, the company has announced.
UK: A specialist helicopter has been used in Scotland to install lightweight composite poles that will support transmission lines connecting a wind project to the national grid.
EUROPE: The European Parliament's (EP) energy committee has approved a raft of new measures to modernise the bloc's energy markets.
EUROPE: More strategic investment in electricity grids needs to take place if renewables are to meet 35% of Europe's energy needs, WindEurope has argued.
GERMANY: Enel Green Power has partnered with developer Enertrag and Swiss storage specialist Leclanché to install a 22MW battery in Germany.
AUSTRALIA: The first project in Australia with both solar and wind assets has commenced operations, following the completion of a 10MW solar plant, located next to an existing wind project.
UNITED STATES: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given local transmission specialist Anbaric Development Partners permission to develop a shared grid system for Massachusetts' proposed offshore developments.
EUROPE: The European Commission has approved electricity supply subsidies in six member states, including a controversial support scheme in Poland.
SPAIN: Acciona Energy has added a battery storage facility to one of its wind farms, allowing it to further explore grid integration and the use of wind generation to provide reserve power from its central renewables control room.
WORLDWIDE: Wind farms are now being built to produce power on a gigawatt-scale, particularly offshore, putting them on a par with large fossil-fuel power stations.
WORLDWIDE: The second half 2017 was difficult for many of the major OEMs with a drop off in the Indian market a key factor. Windpower Monthly takes a look at this trend and the other big stories from the second half of 2017.
WORLDWIDE: The first six months of 2017 pick up where 2016 had left off with further activity in the mergers and acquisition field accompanied by significant job cuts. Windpower Monthly takes a look at the biggest stories in the first half of the year