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In November, Next Kraftwerke provided balancing energy in Italy for the first time. The Virtual Power Plant offered the transmission grid operator (TSO) TERNA 4.6 megawatts of flexibility. In a first step, Next Kraftwerke had bid in the auction for positive balancing energy. It was thus ready to regulate the consumption of one of its customers – in this case a concrete plant – in response to a signal from the TSO within fifteen minutes if required. Currently, mainly large power plants provide balancing energy in Italy. In order to incentivize new players to participate on the ancillary services market, TERNA has launched a pilot project to test new ways of provid-ing balancing energy, for instance through aggregating smaller assets. It is called “Progetto Pilota Per Unità Virtuali Abilitate Miste” or UVAM for short. UVAM defines the framework for Virtual Power Plants in Italy for the first time. As part of this project, Next Kraftwerke took part in the auction. TERNA tenders control reserve in annual auctions, quarterly auctions and monthly auctions. There are two market zones in Italy for which prequalified providers can bid. Within those market zones, there are 15 aggregation zones. In those aggregation zones, it is permitted to

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London, November 27, 2019 - As part of the European Horizon 2020[1] program, Capgemini has been entrusted to coordinate Project Phoenix, a program set up and funded by the European Commission (€8 million), to protect the electrical energy systems and networks in Europe (EPES[2]). This three-year project began on September 1, 2019. To address the security challenges facing energy infrastructure across Europe, Capgemini is helping the European Commission to strengthen the system by implementing a data protection program which includes constant monitoring for attacks. In addition, as part of its mandate, Capgemini has participated in the development of incident scenarios that could lead to the compromise of critical data, with particular attention being paid to the specific nature of energy infrastructure operations. This approach has been designed to ensure that energy-infrastructure security is at the heart of each stage of the project. The European Commission chose to be accompanied by experts at a European level to: enhance the security of energy infrastructure from the design stage and adopt an approach of continuous innovation, coordinate and manage security incidents, and accelerate research and development of security for this type of infrastructure. Coordinated by Capgemini, this mission is based on a consortium of 24 partners from

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New concept for the world’s leading wind industry gathering  Hamburg, 27 November 2019 – Public pressure to comply with the Paris Agreement is growing. The "Fridays for Future” movement has been drawing crowds to the streets around the world.  People demand action to combat the climate crisis. Policymakers ambitiously talk about moving to carbon neutral economies. Meanwhile global energy needs continue to grow. How can we limit global warming to 1.5°C, protecting our environment while ensuring a reliable and competitive energy supply? Wind energy can serve as a backbone of a clean and competitive energy system.  Wind energy is the most competitive energy source, offering high CO2 savings, whether used for buildings, mobility or industrial applications. It creates jobs and boosts local economies. According to the International Energy Agency’s projections, wind energy will become the EU’s largest power source in 2027, overtaking coal, nuclear and then gas in the process. From 22 to 25 September 2020, WindEnergy Hamburg will once again be the global meeting place for the onshore and offshore wind industry under the theme Climate First. More than 1,400 national and international exhibitors will fill nine exhibition halls displaying the latest products, services and trends. Roughly 35,000 participants from 100 countries

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Responding, Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Claire Mack said:  “Today's announcement is great news for offshore wind in Scotland and shows what can be achieved when developers, supply chain and government work together. “Scotland's offshore wind resource is tremendous. Couple with that world-class universities and colleges and our enormous experience in subsea engineering, and the recipe is impressive “Today’s announcement shows not just the diversity of skilled professions involved in the creation of an offshore wind project, but also the geographic diversity of its impact. “From Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders to Dundee and Fife, the benefits of this single project are remarkable, and show the importance of focussing on delivering not just the best environmental outcomes but also the best local economic impacts from offshore wind. “It is important to remember that more than half of the value of an offshore wind project lies in the 20-plus years of operations and maintenance which are required to operate its turbines efficiently.  Companies in Scottish Renewables’ membership are already excelling in this area, and capturing more of these green ‘jobs of the future’ will be a key component in meeting the target set out by the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council: An offshore wind sector which

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The company will install 54 units of the Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD platform at Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind power project The revised project reduces the number of turbines by around half, while allowing the same generating capacity Construction will begin in 2022 and the project is expected to be operational by 2023 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced the firm order to supply wind turbines for the 448 MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind power project, being developed by the utility EDF Renewables in Scotland. The contract further cements SGRE’s market-leading position. The company will install 54 of its SG 8.0-167 DD offshore turbines, with a 167-meter rotor diameter and 208-meter tip height. The installation of the unique Direct Drive technology turbines at Neart na Gaoithe will take the figure of DD offshore turbines comfortably beyond 2,000 turbines that SGRE has sold worldwide. The offshore wind power plant is expected to be operational by 2023. Neart na Gaoithe wind project, which means ‘Strength of the Wind’, continues a partnership with EDF Renewables that began with the Round 1 development of Teesside wind park in 2011. The 448 MW offshore wind power plant is located 20 km from the

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SINGAPORE: 8 October – On 8 October, Total announced the solarization of its largest state-of- the-art lubricants oil blending plant, located in Singapore. The Tuas plant produces lubricants used mainly for automotive market, as well as industrial and marine applications in the ASEAN market. It has an annual production capacity of 310,000 metric tons. The new photovoltaic solar system installation has a 1,200-kW capacity. The solar panels will contribute 35% of the site’s energy requirements to reduce reliance on traditional fuels. 3,682 solar panels are expected to generate 1,511 megawatt hours of electricity per year – equivalent to the power required for 132 four-room Housing Development Board (HDB) flats annually. Consequently, the plant will help reduce up to 528 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year, comparable to the impact of taking 105 cars off the road or saving 9,000 trees per year. Installation of the solar system demonstrates Total’s commitment to better energy and supports Singapore’s efforts in mitigating climate change under the 2016 Paris Accord. The project forms part of Total’s wider solarization program. Earlier this year, the company inaugurated its thousandth solarized service station, powered by solar panels at the TOTAL Palmeraie retail outlet in

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Tekmar Energy continue their expansion into the Asia offshore wind market with a substantial award in Taiwan from repeat client Seaway 7 for wpd’s 640MW Yunlin project. The project is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2021, using 80 x 8MW Siemens Gamesa turbines. Tekmar Energy will be supplying 150 of their patented Tekmar Cable Protection Systems (CPS) which protect the subsea power cables as they transition from the offshore structures into burial. Russell Edmondson, Managing Director of Tekmar Energy said: “The contract award on the Yunlin project continues our relationship with Seaway 7 following successful completion on the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland and our recent award on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm.” The contract is one of Tekmar’s largest non-EU projects to date. Jonathan Linton, Package Manager at Seaway 7 said: “The success of the offshore industry relies on performance, innovation and collaboration to deliver successful projects. We are especially proud of the Yunlin project and looking forward to working with Tekmar Energy who are delivering a key part of this excellent project.” Tekmar Energy are part of Tekmar Group plc alongside Subsea Innovation, AgileTek Engineering and Ryder Geotechnical. Tekmar Group plc’s vision is to be the partner of

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Divestment Business Adjusted EBIT at about €1.1 billion, adjusted net income at around €0.2 billion due to structural effects 2019 outlook technically adjusted for effects related to the takeover by E.ON Essen, 28 November 2019 In the first nine months of fiscal 2019, innogy SE's earnings declined year on year as expected, with adjusted EBIT of €1,060 million and adjusted net income of €212 million. innogy's takeover by E.ON results in significant structural effects in the reporting: activities to be sold off in relation to the E.ON/RWE transaction have been assigned to the new segment Divestment Business and are stated as discontinued operations going forward. Consequently, these activities no longer contribute to adjusted EBIT and adjusted net income; the prior-year figures were adjusted accordingly. The 2019 outlook has been technically adjusted for the same reason: for the current fiscal year, innogy now forecasts adjusted EBIT of about €1,600 million and adjusted net income of about €400 million. Takeover of innogy by E.ON Following approval of the transaction by the European Commission, the shares in innogy held by RWE amounting to roughly 76.8 per cent were transferred to E.ON on 18 September. As a result, E.ON is innogy's new majority shareholder. Furthermore, innogy's minority shareholders which had accepted E.ON's voluntary

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Analysis by Leading Industry Experts Reinforces that the WindSentinelTM can Produce Data Sets that Reduce Cost of Energy for Offshore Wind Developers [Nov 27, 2019--British Columbia, Canada] AXYS was the first organization to innovate and launch a Floating LiDAR Solution (FLS) into the industry and has been delivering wind assessment data since 2009 to leading wind farm developers around the globe. Over the last ten years, the company has conducted 19 independent assessments of the accuracy of the unit against various meteorological masts around the world with several more verification assessments underway. To provide further evidence for traceable uncertainty estimates using the technology, AXYS engaged a collection of recognized industry experts -- Multiversum, Frazer-Nash and DNV GL-- to complete independent classification studies which determine empirically the sensitivity of the FLiDAR® to environmental parameters experienced at the given performance verification sites so that they can be understood in the context of the measurement campaign site. The first of these classification studies is complete, making possible a traceable uncertainty assessment for the unit’s deployment to a development site, and a significant milestone towards achieving Stage 3 maturity. FLS are deployed during the initial project development phase to measure metocean conditions including wind resource, from

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A new cross-border collaboration between two of Europe’s leading technology innovation and research organisations is set to benefit industry and academia in the North Sea region by driving innovation in offshore renewable energy. The Danish national cluster and innovation network for energy production, Energy Innovation Cluster, and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, will work together to develop a technology roadmap for offshore wind, highlighting innovation and research and development opportunities arising from some of the biggest challenges facing the industry today. The signing ceremony will take place on Wednesday 27 November at the Wind Europe Offshore Conference in Copenhagen, where Mrs Glenda Napier, CEO of the Energy Innovation Cluster, and Stuart Barnes from ORE Catapult will outline the long-term scope of the agreement and highlight the key initial projects to come from the cooperation agreement. Chris Hill, ORE Catapult’s Operational Performance Director, said: “The UK has the largest installed offshore wind capacity in the world, giving us an unrivalled insight into installing, operating and maintaining the current fleet of offshore wind farms and a huge opportunity to export that know-how globally. “Denmark has also played a leading role in the success of the industry and was a pioneer in developing commercial wind power during

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