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Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: "The figures announced by Scottish Government today demonstrate without a shadow of a doubt that renewable energy is now mainstream. "Technologies like onshore and offshore wind, hydro power and solar are providing the equivalent of more than 90% of Scotland's electricity demand, as well as providing environmental and economic benefits across the country. "With some of the world’s most challenging climate change targets, much work still to do on removing the carbon from heating and the UN’s COP26 climate conference coming to Glasgow in 2021, we look forward to working with governments in London and Edinburgh to build on these figures to show Scotland can truly lead the world in renewable energy."

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Energy storage technology leader announces new innovations and customer support for 2021 ROCKLIN, Calif., December 17, 2020 – SMA America has reached an impressive milestone in battery storage, having sold a cumulative 1 GW (gigawatt) of Sunny Central Storage inverters in North America. No small feat, SMA has worked alongside some of the world’s largest storage integrators to reach this landmark achievement. SMA solutions are currently installed on the world’s largest battery storage project, located outside of San Diego. The Gateway Energy Storage Project launched in June of this year and utilizes 98 SMA inverters. As a result of this tremendous growth, SMA is doubling sales and applications engineering support for the large-scale storage category. Going forward, this will increase the capacity for business, improve customer support, and pave the way for future storage milestones, as the company participates in dozens of projects globally. “We’re incredibly proud to have reached this milestone,” says Charles Ellis, vice president of sales with SMA America. “It’s been a privilege to work on so many projects that have propelled us to this point, and we’re excited about the future and what it will hold.” Within the company’s portfolio are a wide variety of AC and DC coupled solutions with

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Measuring power quality is a growing challenge for the offshore sector. It affects the performance, efficiency and lifespan of assets. The costs associated with neglecting to monitor and react to poor power quality means it also affects companies and consumers in their pockets. With the Government spotlight firmly on offshore wind to be a major contributor to net zero goals how can the sector overcome these challenges to increase generation and provide stable, secure energy? Looking forward to the opportunities for the industry through the European Green Deal and those outlined in the recent Energy White Paper from the UK Government, the quality of electrical power delivery is an issue that will be coming to the forefront of industry discourse. The need to keep power quality high to protect the integrity of physical assets is one Synaptec would like to see discussed more in the industry. As 2021 looms, a more open and collaborative approach to data needs to become the norm in order to herald in data-driven operations and maintenance and make the UK a truly leading force in offshore wind. Tom Morley, renewables lead at Synaptec, said: “It’s only through access to data that we can address one of the biggest challenges facing offshore wind - monitoring power quality. Cable failures continue to

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After psm WindService GmbH & Co. KG became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Windtechnik this year, the two companies are taking things one step further at the turn of the year: psm WindService GmbH & Co. KG will become fully owned by Deutsche Windtechnik X-Service GmbH on 01.01.2021 and cease to exist as an independent company. Since this process is simply a transfer of operations, all contracts will remain valid and automatically become the responsibility of Deutsche Windtechnik.  As part of the merger, there will also be some changes in the management of psm WindService GmbH & Co. KG: Torsten Stoll will be leaving the company at the end of the year to take on a new position as the managing director of wpd windmanager Erkelenz GmbH & Co. KG. The managing directors Holger Hämel and Severin Mielimonka will continue operations seamlessly from January.  Improving performance and eliminating duplicate structures “Deutsche Windtechnik and psm WindService have grown closer this year and already forged ahead with a very good integration. For example, the headquarters of psm WindService GmbH & Co. KG in Erkelenz, the spare parts warehouse and the service bases have been almost completely integrated into the Deutsche Windtechnik service network. The merger

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10-year Power Purchase Agreement signed for 198 gigawatthours of renewable energy Electricity to be supplied from 2021 onwards from the Northwester 2 wind farm in the Belgian North Sea Green power supply to save 745,000 tonnes of CO2 at INEOS sites in Belgium RWE Supply & Trading and Ineos have entered into a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Under the terms of the ten-year agreement set to begin in 2021, Ineos will purchase 198 gigawatthours  of green electricity per year from RWE, which will be generated by the Northwester 2 wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. The wind farm is located off the coast of Zeebrugge and is operated by the Belgian company Parkwind. The PPA represents around 25% of the electricity generated by Northwester 2. Thanks to the PPA, Ineos will reduce its carbon footprint in Belgium by 745,000 tonnes of CO2 during the term of the agreement. Ineos is one of a series of key accounts that RWE provides with green electricity on the basis of PPAs. Deutsche Bahn, for example, purchases electricity generated from hydropower and offshore wind power and Bosch recently concluded a purchase agreement for solar power with RWE Supply & Trading. "We are excited

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Port of Tyne has signed an option agreement with Dogger Bank Wind Farm. This successfully concludes the preliminary phase of a state-of-the-art development to build the operations and maintenance (O&M) base of the world’s largest offshore windfarm. Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a 50:50 joint venture between Equinor and SSE Renewables. The project is being built in three equal phases of 1.2 GW, and Eni will take a 20% stake in the first two phases when transactions are complete in Q1 2021. Equinor will operate the wind farm for its life of up to 35 years and as such will construct the O&M base. Over 200 people will be based there or offshore to ensure the turbines are operating and ready to generate electricity for six million UK homes. Under the terms of the option agreement contract, Dogger Bank Wind Farm will retain full rights to develop its windfarm O&M facility for a set period, although initial works are expected to commence in early 2021. Port of Tyne is currently approving construction bids to complete its landlords works, involving the construction of a new access road, improved drainage facilities, enabling works for electricity infrastructure and a quay upgrade. The port will be completing

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Haystack 298-MW wind power project in Nebraska marks first U.S. onshore project between Siemens Gamesa and Orsted following successful alliance in offshore sector Project consists of 51 SG 5.0-145 wind turbines and 18 safe harbor turbines for total of 298 MW and a long-term service and maintenance agreement Project expected to come online in fourth quarter of 2021 Siemens Gamesa has signed a milestone wind power agreement with Orsted to supply the 298-MW Haystack wind farm in Nebraska as the two companies embark on a new stage in their onshore partnership following nearly 30 years of offshore projects together. The Haystack project includes the supply of 51 SG 5.0-145 wind turbines and 18 safe harbor turbines. The first deliveries are expected to begin in the summer of 2021 with commissioning expected in fourth quarter 2021. The order also includes a 30-year full-scope service and maintenance agreement covering primary activities related to the service and maintenance of the units. This agreement is the longest ever service contract for Siemens Gamesa in North America and evidences trust not only in Siemens Gamesa’s technology but also the company’s strong and flexible service capabilities. “Orsted is a key partner in our offshore business and we are excited

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North East Lincolnshire is fast gaining a reputation as a place to invest, develop and deploy new low carbon technologies. The area is becoming nationally and internationally recognised as a leading area for low-carbon energy, and is already creating and supporting a variety of skilled jobs. In recent years, Grimsby has developed as a world capital for offshore wind maintenance, and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s has launched the Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance Centre of Excellence based at the port. Offshore wind power is being used to drive innovation in hydrogen production as part of the area’s ambitions to become a low carbon “Super Place”. With North East Lincolnshire highlighted as a case study in Government’s Energy White Paper (released 14 December) as a key player in the offshore wind power sector, opportunities are clearly set out where the Humber area should be able to benefit from additional funding being pledged for years to come to support the green revolution. The Energy White Paper sets out the biggest revolution in the energy sector we have seen for decades.  A "green industrial revolution" which will affect everyone's lives at home and at work. The Prime Minister published his "10 point plan" recently and this

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Navassy will operate globally and immediately start the manufacturing of the first self-erecting units Nabrawind, Tetrace and Comansa have set up a Joint Venture named Navassy which will be responsible for the complete manufacturing and installation process of the Nabralift® self-erecting system that Nabrawind commercializes worldwide. The partners have reached an agreement to provide Navassy with the necessary know-how and investment for the design, manufacture and operation of the self-erecting system. Consequently, Navassy, officially constituted this month of December, will become Nabrawind’s supplier and immediately start operating to fulfill Nabralift's order intake. This way, Comansa will be responsible for the supply of the self-erecting equipment, combining its extensive know-how in lifting systems with the new technology patented by Nabrawind. To complete the value proposition, Tetrace will act as field

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The world has changed dramatically in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. There is enormous human suffering and economic damage is extensive and long-lasting. Solar and wind power generation have demonstrated that they can reliably supply a larger proportion of energy demand and we predict that CO2 emissions have peaked in 2019. Despite this, we are not within reach of the Paris goals. We have the technology, but we desperately need governments around the world to commit to post-pandemic economic stimulus packages and new focused policies and regulation that drive the uptake of low or zero-carbon sustainable solutions. We also need higher carbon pricing; expanded, reinforced and upgraded grid infrastructure; and greater energy-efficiency measures. If you have any further questions or if you'd like to set up a meeting, please contact us at contact.energy@dnvgl.com.

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