Tag Archives: electricity

Henkel signs major virtual PPA in Texas aimed at covering the company’s entire electricity demand in the US

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 14-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel (ETR: HEN3), leading chemical and consumer goods company, has announced it has signed a large-scale virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with a new wind farm in Bee County, Texas on its way … Read the full press release

wpd signs Power Purchase Agreement with Polish ENGIE subsidiary

(PRESS RELEASE) BREMEN, 21-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German developer and operator of onshore and offshore wind farms, wpd records further success in the marketing of wind power in Poland. wpd has signed A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE Zielona … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa announces first firm offshore order in France

Siemens Gamesa has received the firm order from Ailes Marines, an affiliate of Iberdrola, to supply and build the 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant 62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines to be used; firm order … Read the full press release

COVID-19 crisis: Iberdrola Spain Foundation to cook 90,000 meals for charity in Madrid and Biscay

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish multinational electric utility company Iberdrola through its foundation (Iberdrola Spain Foundation) is taking steps to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis by going to cook 90,000 meals for charity. The initiative … Read the full press release

Total to acquire Energías de Portugal’s portfolio of 2.5 million customers and two gas-fired combined cycle power plants

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational integrated oil and gas company Total has announced it is acquiring the portfolio of 2.5 million B2C customers and two gas-fired combined cycle power plants from Energías de Portugal. Combined the … Read the full press release

European electricity TSOs COVID-19 declaration: electricity remains more than ever crucial for daily life, health services and more generally to all critical activities

European TSOs COVID-19 declaration

(PRESS RELEASE) EUROPE, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The CEOs (François BROTTES, RTE; Gerhard CHRISTINER, APG; Luigi FERRARIS, TERNA; Roberto GARCIA, REE; Klaus KLEINEKORTE, AMPRION, CTO; Chris PEETERS, ELIA Group; Manon van BEEK, TENNET; Yves ZUMWALD, SWISSGRID) of the high-voltage system … Read the full press release

Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy scores its largest order to date in Vietnam

Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy scores its largest order to date in Vietnam

25 units of Siemens Gamesa’s SG 4.5-145 turbine will be delivered for the Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm, one of the largest in Vietnam Operation and maintenance service contract secured for 10 years (PRESS RELEASE) ZAMUDIO, Spain, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Total to help stabilize the French power grid with new battery-based energy storage system

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 13-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total announces investment of around €15 million for the largest battery-based energy storage project in France. The new lithium-ion energy storage system will be constructed in Mardyck, at the Flandres Center, in Dunkirk’s … Read the full press release

CMC Poland signs 10-Year contract with Statkraft

(PRESS RELEASE) ZAWIERCIE / AMSTERDAM, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Statkraft, a hydropower company, has joined forces with Commercial Metals Company Poland (CMC) signing a 10-year financial Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) providing 20 percent fixed-rate for CMC Poland starting in 2021. … Read the full press release

Elering becomes a member of the European Network For Cyber Security to enhance Estonia’s energy grid cybersecurity

Elering becomes a member of the European Network For Cyber Security to enhance Estonia's energy grid cybersecurity

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 16-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) welcomes its newest member – Elering, Estonia’s national Transmission System Operator (TSO) for electricity and natural gas. By joining ENCS, Elering will help strengthen the energy … Read the full press release

Swissgrid records capital increase and changes to its articles of incorporation

Swissgrid records capital increase and changes to its articles of incorporation

(PRESS RELEASE) AARAU, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swissgrid has announced it has made an entry into the commercial register for a capital increase and amendments to the articles of incorporation. The entry, which has been recorded on 6 January 2020, … Read the full press release

Meridiam and Urbaser sign new contract for a major waste-to-energy plant in Poland

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 2-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Meridiam and Urbaser to develop, build and operate a waste-to-energy plant in north-eastern Poland. The Public Private Partnership contract was signed with the public utility in charge of district heating supply in the … Read the full press release

EnBW exits from the Hungarian market with the divestment of its stakes in electricity supply companies ELMÜ and EMASZ

(PRESS RELEASE) KARLSRUHE/ BUDAPEST, 4-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EnBW sells its holdings in Hungarian electricity supply companies ELMÜ and EMASZ to an E.ON subsidiary. The divestments marks EnBW’s exit from the Hungarian market. The buyer already indirectly obtained majority shareholdings … Read the full press release

Unilever: Renewable is doable: we now source 100% renewable electricity across five continents

Unilever: Renewable is doable: we now source 100% renewable electricity across five continents

Unilever advances on its RE100 goal: now sourcing 100% renewable electricity across five continents (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ROTTERDAM, 16-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever announced that it is making further progress on its RE100 goal as it works to become a ‘carbon … Read the full press release

EnBW completes installation of all wind turbines of its “Hohe See” offshore wind farm in the German North Sea

(PRESS RELEASE) KARLSRUHE/ BORKUM/ HELGOLAND, 13-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EnBW completes the installation of all 71 wind turbines of its offshore wind farm “Hohe See” in the German North Sea. The commissioning of the “Hohe See” wind turbines continues with … Read the full press release

Ørsted and Vattenfall laid out 33 kV 8 km cable for back up electricity between Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farms in the North Sea

Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 19-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Offshore wind farms Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3, owned by Ørsted and Vattenfall, have just connected to each other with a new eight-kilometre long cable. The cable connection is meant to … Read the full press release

Loan Agreement signed by Legion Finance Trade Limited and Triskata International for Installation of 680MW of Power Plant

(PRESS RELEASE) PRAGUE, 6-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Legion Finance Trade Limited Group signed a loan agreement in the aggregate amount of up to 897 million Euro on the 5th of May with Triskata International, a company incorporated in the … Read the full press release

Wind energy continues to grow as share in EU’s electricity mix

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope report reveals that in 2018, wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity, an increase from 12% in 2017. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW in 2018: 8.6 GW … Read the full press release

Offshore wind energy in Europe as of 2019: 105 wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity of 18.5 GW

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to new data made public by WindEurope, the size and scale of offshore wind continues to rise in Europe. As of February 2019, Europe already has 105 offshore wind farms across 11 countries with a … Read the full press release

14th EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW): working towards Europe’s Sustainable Energy Future

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 5-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ENTSO-E announces a strategic partnership that will put spotlight in the importance of transmission system operators (TSOs) for electricity in shaping a more sustainable European energy landscape. As a chosen strategic partner of one of the … Read the full press release

ENTEGA Medianet to set up super-fast fiber optic Internet in Darmstadt’s Lincoln housing estate

(PRESS RELEASE) DARMSTADT, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The ENTEGA Medianet to install super-fast fiber optic cables for the apartments in Darmstadt’s Lincoln housing estate. The technology will provide much higher bandwidths than a copper cable supply. With the fiber connections data … Read the full press release

Elli.eco’s first product called Volkswagen Naturstrom® is now available across Germany: 100 percent CO2-free electricity from wind, solar or hydroelectric power

(PRESS RELEASE) WOLFSBURG, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Elli, which stands for Electric life, is a newly established company (2018) part of Volkswagen Group that aims to be the first provider on the market to offer a seamless energy and charging experience for … Read the full press release

Swissgrid: Drop in frequency on the synchronously interconnected Continental Europe system registered on 10 January 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) AARAU, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — TSOs of ENTSO-E Continental Europe Regional Group are taking collective actions to restore frequency as foreseen in such cases and continue their technical analysis of the incident. A drop in frequency on the … Read the full press release

Vattenfall to build the connection and the transmission of electricity between its 700 MW wind farm and the TenneT Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore platform

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 15-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Grid operator TenneT and wind farm developer Vattenfall have signed agreements for the construction of an offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms. The agreements concern the … Read the full press release

Short stories on successful energy transition technologies to educate EU citizens about the European energy system of the future

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) is launching a series of short stories on successful energy transition technologies to inform citizens and facilitate their involvement in the European energy system … Read the full press release

Innovators shaping Europe’s future power network can present projects in front of 400+ TSO-DSO professionals at the InnoGrid 2019 conference

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Today large-scale innovation is required to prepare networks for the digital age and high shares of renewables, while safeguarding secure supply to consumers at the lowest possible cost. Did you create or contribute to … Read the full press release

Swissgrid acquires additional transmission grid systems for CHF 10.0 million

(PRESS RELEASE) Aarau, Switzerland, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — With the entry in the commercial register on 3 January 2019, Swissgrid has taken over additional facilities belonging to the transmission grid. At the same time, additional share capital was recorded in the commercial … Read the full press release

Iberdrola installed 10.7 million digital meters in Spain to digitise its distribution network

As a result of the Star project, with an investment of €2 billion, 10.7 million digital meters have been installed and provide remote management and automation capabilities to 90,000 transformation centres (PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 28-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Iberdrola has completed … Read the full press release

Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) takes EUR 65 million from NIB for safety system upgrades in two existing nuclear power plant units in Finland

HELSINKI, 19-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and the Finnish energy company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) have signed a loan agreement of EUR 65 million financing safety system upgrades in two existing nuclear power plant units in Finland. This ten-year loan will contribute to TVO’s refurbishment project … Read the full press release

Vattenfall to supply 260 GWh electricity yearly to Elkem for the period 2020 – 2026

STOCKHOLM, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and the Norwegian industrial group Elkem have signed a long-term electricity supply agreement for the period 2020 – 2026. The deal is the first major supply agreement with Elkem and includes supply of 260 GWh … Read the full press release