The Blog - What’s happening in wind

Posted

04/04/2017

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Eneco grows reach with Eni Belgium buyout



Dutch utility Eneco has just unveiled its strategy to grow in Belgium's 2.4GW wind market. Last Friday, it agreed to buy Italian oil giant Eni’s operations in the country. 

Eneco has signed a deal to take ownership of Eni Wind Belgium and Eni's Belgian gas and power retail arm. Eni Belgium serves approximately 850,000 electricity and gas connection points in Belgium and has a market share o ...

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Posted

27/01/2017

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Offshore wind needs long-term plans in Europe

Last year was a record-breaker in terms of offshore wind investment. This shows that Europe has great potential to remain the global leader in this part of the wind sector.

However, it must deliver on this potential, as there is still uncertainty over volumes and regulation in key European offshore markets after 2020.

These are the headlines from the annual offshore statistics that WindEurop ...

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Posted

14/12/2016

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Profit-conscious Shell dives in to offshore



Last month Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden told the Energy for Tomorrow conference in Paris that he did not see enough profitability in the renewables industry. We covered this in a Wind Watch at the time, so why are we bringing it up again so soon?

Simply, because Shell seems keener to invest in renewables than his words then suggest. The Dutch utility is leading the consortium that, ...

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Posted

11/07/2016

Author

William Rees

Dong hits key milestone with Dutch deal

Dong Energy’s latest offshore wind tender win marks a milestone moment for the sector. The Danish utility has agreed to break the €100/MWh barrier.

Earlier this month, Dong won the Dutch government’s tender to develop Borssele 1 and 2, two 350MW developments in waters off the coast of the Netherlands. In doing so, the firm agreed a strike price excluding transmission of €72.70/MWh for the first ...

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