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Potential for Job Creation, in Addition to Energy Security, Drives Investments in South African Renewable Energy Market

Large energy users are investigating the scope behind alternative sources to achieve self-sufficiency The South African renewable energy landscape is set to change rapidly in the next decade with the government targeting the sector as a possible source of employment opportunities. The strong procurement process in a relatively stable political environment, linked with long-term targets […]

GE-Exclusive Technology Helps Scottish Utility Integrate Renewable Energy and Meet Complex Grid Challenges

GE Providing Series Capacitor Bank Project with Patented Sub-Synchronous Resonance (SSR) Filters Solutions Increase Reliability, Efficiency and Power Transfer Capabilities of Scottish Power’s Transmission Lines GE–BBES Consortium Providing Offshore and Local Design, Construction, Maintenance and Support GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced it will provide series compensation capabilities to three of SP Power […]

Iberdrola Ingenieria in Russia to construct the 1,200 MW Substation for the Votkinskaya Hydropower Station

After signing an agreement worth €32 million with RusHydro, the world’s second largest hydropower utility This new installation will supply energy to one million residents in central Russia and incorporate the latest technology in GIS, replacing the now-obsolete current substation that was constructed in 1963 This IBERDROLA subsidiary will take on various challenges: first ever […]

Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Support Next-Generation Advanced Hydropower Manufacturing

The Energy Department today announced $4.4 million to support the application of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques to the development of next-generation hydropower technologies. Significant advancements in manufacturing over the past decade, such as the use of advanced materials, computer-aided design, and additive manufacturing technologies, have the potential to boost the performance of new, cost-effective […]

Riding the Clean Energy Wave: New Projects Aim to Improve Water Power Devices

With up to 1,400 terawatt hours of potential power generation per year, our nation’s waves and tides represent vast, untapped resources that could provide clean, renewable electricity to millions of homes and businesses throughout the country. To boost deployment of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies that capture wave and tidal energy, the Energy Department announced […]

Department of Energy Issues Draft Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation to Foster Clean Energy Innovation

In support of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of Energy issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation today for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. When finalized, the solicitation is expected to make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available […]

Clean Energy Investment increased by 14% in Q1

US$61 billion was invested in the global clean energy sector in the first quarter of the year, according to new data released by Clean Energy Pipeline. Based on analysis of venture capital, private equity, project finance, mergers and acquisitions and public markets activity during Q1 2014, the sum represents a 14% increase on the US$53.4 […]

GE and Saudi Aramco launch Global Innovation Challenge to find Renewable Energy Solutions for Seawater Desalination

GE ecomagination and Aramco Entrepreneurship today launched an open global technology challenge to accelerate the development of solutions focused on improving the energy efficiency of seawater desalination. The US$200,000 challenge will be awarded to four winners with a prize of US$50,000 each, and further investments towards commercialization of the best ideas among all submissions will […]

Funding Opportunity Announcement for a Marine and Hydrokinetic Development University Consortium

On April 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $4 million funding opportunity titled “Marine and Hydrokinetic Development University Consortium.” This funding opportunity is supporting the advancement of wave and tidal energy technologies while developing a globally competitive MHK workforce. This funding will support one consortium of universities over three years in […]

Renewable Energy state Aid Guidelines: Relief for Large Scale Power but Concern for Smaller Projects

Final Guidelines much improved on previous proposals, but still pose serious risks to UK Feed-in Tariffs The outcome of the European Commission’s review of State Aid Guidelines for renewable energy between 2014 and 2020 was published yesterday [1]. The Commission has reviewed the Guidelines to move renewables support programmes towards competitive allocation mechanisms, such as […]