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Monday, 24 June 2019, Kagera Region, Tanzania: JUMEME Rural Power Supply Ltd. (JUMEME), together with the European Union Delegation in Tanzania and its project partners, celebrated the launch of its newly constructed solar-powered mini-grid on Lake Victoria, Mulumo island in the region of Kagera. The facility in Mulumo is one of eleven mini-grids to be commissioned on 10 different islands on Lake Victoria in June 2019, constituting the first roll-out phase of the “Micro Power Economy, Tanzania Roll-out” project cofunded by the EU. Over the last 12 months, JUMEME has constructed more than 180km of low and medium voltage distribution grids, electrifying 20 villages with a total population of more than 80,000 people and providing 24/7 electricity services based on solar-hybrid power systems to residential houses, schools, hospitals, businesses and local entrepreneurs.  The Ukerewe District Commissioner, Mr. Cornel Magembe honored the occasion with his presence, along with a representative of the European Union Delegation in Tanzania and officials from the Ministry of Energy, Rural Energy Agency, Energy and Water Utilities Authority and the local government authorities; stating that "the government of Tanzania is at the forefront of supporting rural electrification” via partners such as JUMEME. Having witnessed JUMEME’s work in

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Osbit Limited has successfully delivered an advanced multi-function pre-lay and backfill subsea plough to Global Marine Group. The offshore technology company has designed and built the plough, which will now be known as PLP240, over a 20-week programme, following contract award in January. Final assembly and sign-off was completed at Osbit’s Port of Blyth facility, on time at the end of May, to meet an accelerated and demanding schedule driven by customer need. Osbit has worked in close collaboration with Global Marine Group and its first client for the new plough, Vattenfall, to deliver a burial asset which will help to reduce the cost of offshore wind installation. This has been accomplished by optimising the vehicle to minimise project risks and combine operations to reduce the time required to install subsea cables. The plough offers unrivalled single pass capability, which enables boulder clearance and pre-trenching up to 1.7m in a single run, leaving a boulder cleared swathe and a ‘backfill-ready’ open trench with segregated spoil. The plough is also fully subsea adjustable and features an extensive surveillance suite for accurate and effective trenching. The plough can be reconfigured into backfill mode, which uses the same control and surveillance suite to monitor the cable and

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The Offshore Wind Industry Council has today (June 24) announced the launch of a £100m, 10-year programme, the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership, to support the growth of businesses working in the growing sector.​ Responding, Nick Sharpe, Director of Communications at Scottish Renewables, said: “This programme, which will be delivered as part of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, is a major opportunity for the UK supply chain to capitalise on a growing domestic and international offshore wind market, as well as allowing industry to increase the UK content of our offshore wind farms. “As Scotland begins to build out projects which will harness its offshore wind potential there is a real chance for supply chain businesses to invest and expand, creating skilled jobs and delivering economic growth across the country. "Key to this is the commitment, through the OWGP, to complete an in-depth assessment of the offshore wind foundations sector, reviewing the current and projected requirements for turbine foundations in the UK and abroad, identifying barriers to growth and making recommendations to overcome these challenges."

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Hamburg, Chicago, 21 June 2019. The Nordex Group has received an order from NaturEner USA, LLC to provide Premium O&M services for their 400 MW fleet of Acciona Windpower turbines in Montana, USA. The related wind projects are: Glacier Wind phases 1 & 2, located near Ethridge and Rim Rock, located near Kevin. The three wind projects consist of 266 units of AW77/1500 Acciona Windpower wind turbines. The Nordex Group has been providing O&M services to each of the projects since operations commenced in 2009. This extension renews the service agreements for up to 10 years. “We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with the Nordex Group and to extend our O&M agreements,” said Jim Kutey, President of NaturEner USA, LLC. “By renewing our contracts, we are continuing to rely on the Nordex Group to provide reliable, high performance, cost effective O&M services. Our shared goal is to maximize safe, reliable operations for years to come.” “We are proud that NaturEner opts again for our service and maintenance. We know that NaturEner has high expectations of the service quality and we very much appreciate the repeated trust set in our competence,” said Pablo Pulpeiro, CEO Nordex USA.

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As the pioneering wind energy company diversifies, Evan Vogel will lead NRG’s next phase in the global renewables market Hinesburg, VT, USA – NRG Systems, Inc. announced today that Evan Vogel has joined the company as President. Vogel brings more than 30 years of experience in power, energy, and renewables to his new role, most recently overseeing marketing and engineering for Schneider Electric’s Solar and Energy Storage Business. Vogel also led Schneider’s transition from hardware focus to include a unique, cloud-connected SaaS platform that drove double-digit growth. “I am excited to be joining NRG Systems at a truly pivotal point in the company’s trajectory,” said Vogel. “With the expansion of its solar and remote sensing products lines, growing service offerings, and the introduction of its Bat Deterrent System, NRG’s portfolio has never been more diverse. I believe my experience in solar as well as bringing exciting new technologies to market will prove valuable as we enter into this new chapter.” Vogel, who holds a B.S.E.E. degree from New York University and MBA from Adelphi University, also served as Vice President of Marketing at Power-One, and later as the General Manager of the company’s Global Business Unit, which saw revenues of $550 million. In

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Tampnet has been awarded a contract to supply 4G/LTE coverage to Ørsted’s offshore windfarm, Hornsea One. The windfarm is located 120km off the Yorkshire Coast, in the UK, and will be the world’s largest offshore windfarm when fully operational in 2020. Tampnet was awarded the contract for providing and operating a 4G/LTE network for Hornsea One, and has installed base stations on the reactive compensation station securing 4G coverage between shore and the wind farm area. Base stations have also been  installed on the three substations securing 4G coverage in the wind farm area for all construction vessels and Ørsted’s service operations vessel, Edda Mistral. “We are  thrilled to be awarded this contract. Not only is it the world’s lagest offshore windfarm, it is also the very first windfarm that Tampnet supplies with 4G/LTE coverage – a true milestone for us”, said Tampnet Managing Director North Sea, Per Atle Sørensen.    World’s largest offshore windfarm When in operation in 2020, Hornsea One will produce power for more than one million homes with clean electricity, and with a capacity of 1.2 gigawatts (GW), it will be the world's first offshore wind farm to exceed 1 GW in capacity. Hornsea One will span a huge area of approximately

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SolarEdge is announcing that its award-winning EV charging single phase inverter is now available for orders in Europe. SolarEdge's EV charging single phase inverter with HD-Wave technology is the world's first 2-in-1 EV charger and solar inverter. The solution features faster charging with its innovative solar boost mode. By simultaneously utilising grid and solar power for charging, SolarEdge’s solar boost mode charges EVs up to 2.5 times faster than a standard Mode 2 charger. As easy to install and commission as a standard SolarEdge inverter, the solution reduces workload and costs of installing a standalone EV charger and a solar inverter. By integrating the EV charger into the inverter, the solution offers considerable cost savings on both hardware and labour by eliminating the need for additional electrician and inspector visits, wiring, and breaker installation. The solution is also available as an EV-ready solution that is future-ready for new EV purchase or replacement, and compatible with multiple EV connectors. The EV charging single phase inverters enables homeowners to maximise self-consumption and reduce their electricity bills by diverting excess solar production for EV charging. Seamless integration into the monitoring platform integration allows homeowners to track charging status, control vehicle charging, and set charging schedules, i.e. charging

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Entry into Germany enables LOC to develop the Renewables and Shipping offering in Europe  LOC has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany, to develop the Renewables and Shipping offering of the Group within the region. This will be the Group’s sixth office in Europe and its twenty sixth office globally. Strategically located within Germany’s maritime and offshore hub, LOC’s new Hamburg office will enable the Group to have a local presence in Germany. The team are well placed to bid for and win competitive and non-competitive tendered work, as well as being able to leverage the services provided by Innosea and Longitude to the German renewables market. The office will be led by Christoph Ruck and Emek Ersin Takmaz. Christoph is a Naval Architect and International Welding Engineer, with a strong network in the German maritime industry through nine years of experience working with German ship owning companies operating in heavy lift and project business, and five years of experience working with DNV GL, the classification society. Emek Ersin Takmaz, is a Naval Architect and Project Manager with strong global experience in marine industry. Previously he worked with a German ship owner for five years and was responsible for heavy lift and project

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• First preferred supplier status secured by Siemens Gamesa for Northern Akita offshore pipeline in Japan • Obayashi Corporation to join upcoming auctions under the 2018 law promoting offshore wind in Japan with project reaching up to 455 MW in Akita prefecture • Preferred supplier agreement for the project includes use of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine, together with a long-term Service agreement. Commercial operation date planned from 2024 onwards • Additional MoU signed to promote benefits to the local society throughout the project, with focus on safety during installation and maintenance operations • All deliveries are subject to Obayashi Corporation’s final investment decision Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy recently received its first preferred supplier nomination for an offshore wind project in Japan. The agreement with customer Obayashi Corporation currently includes using SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the Northern Akita Offshore Wind Farm project, and a long-term service agreement. Commercial operation date is scheduled from 2024 onwards. All deliveries are subject to Obayashi Corporation’s final investment decision. The Northern Akita pipeline will reach a capacity of up to 455 MW at a site located in the northern region of Tohoku, Japan. According to the 2018 law promoting offshore wind in Japan, Obayashi Corporation

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Annual revenue is expected to grow from $173 billion in 2019 to $650 billion in 2028 June 19, 2019 – Boulder, CO – A new report from Navigant Research provides a quantitative analysis of the global market for distributed energy resources (DER) technologies, with installed capacity and revenue forecasts in the commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential segments, through 2028. Rapidly expanding investment in DER represents a major shift from the centralized, one-way electrical grid. Market growth has generated concern and optimism throughout the power industry as regulators and grid operators work to understand the evolving landscape that is redefining the relationship between utilities and customers. Click to tweet: According to a new report from Navigant Research, global annual revenue from DER capacity is expected to grow from $172.5 billion in 2019 to $649.6 billion in 2028 at a compound annual growth rate of 15.9%. “The global proliferation of DER has begun to have a significant influence on the electricity grid and industry,” says Roberto Rodriguez Labastida, senior research analyst at Navigant Research. “Initially, DER was used at the market edge, where conventional power was difficult and expensive to provide. However, technology advances, business model innovation, changing regulations, and sustainability and resilience concerns

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