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Wednesday 14th May 2014

E.On calls for green energy compensation

E.On has called for compensation for losses incurred at gas-fired power stations due to the expansion of renewable energy in Germany, including wind farms.

The German utility made the call as it revealed a 12% drop in first-quarter earnings year-on-year. It said a growing proportion of renewable energy in the German grid is making it tough to run conventional power stations profitably, and compensation for these power stations was key to maintaining a reliable energy network.

Meanwhile, E.On’s renewables arm saw first-quarter sales fall 8% to €614m; but investments in wind and solar projects doubled to €183m, driven by investments in two offshore projects: 230MW Humber Gateway and 288MW Amrumbank West.

Enel grows stake in 250MW Buffalo Dunes

Enel Green Power has agreed to pay $60m to grow its stake in 250MW US wind farm Buffalo Dunes to 75%.

The Italian utility’s North American unit has signed a deal with GE Capital to buy a further 26% stake in the company that runs the US wind farm. GE Capital will retain at the remaining 25% stake.

This is part of Enel’s strategy, revealed last month, to shift its attention from core markets in Italy and Spain towards emerging markets and North America.

Ireland: “Offshore wind key to energy future”

Developing Ireland's offshore wind sector is vital for energy security and the development of a green energy export market, a government report has said.

On Monday, the Irish government published its draft energy “green paper” about how the country can make the transition to local low-carbon energy generation.

It said growing the offshore energy sector is vital: “Ireland has a sea area around ten times the size of its landmass, with one of the best offshore renewable energy (wind, wave and tidal) resources in the world.”

The paper added that the ocean energy sector could make a major contribution to economic growth and job creation to 2030 and beyond. Consultation on the green paper is now ongoing until 31 July.

EDF completes 150MW scheme in Turkey

EDF Energy has completed the commissioning of a 150MW scheme in the Turkish village Geycek, which was developed by its local subsidiary Polat Enerji.

The French utility owns a 45% stake in the project and a Canadian institutional investor also owns a 45% stake. The remaining 10% is owned by businessman Adnan Polat’s Batiyel group, which has developed eight wind farms in Turkey. Four of these started production in 2013.

The Geycek project takes EDF’s installed capacity in Turkey to more than 500MW.

Ketraco consults DNV on Kenya connection

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has appointed DNV GL to advise on the construction of a high-voltage link for the Lake Turkana wind farm.

The energy consultant has advised the the state-owned transmission firm on the technical aspects of developing the 426km overhead line. The 400kV transmission scheme will link the 310MW Lake Turkana into the grid at Suswa, which is 80km northwest of Nairobi.

The link is vital to making Lake Turkana — set to be one of Africa’s biggest wind farms — commercially viable, and improving Kenya’s grid infrastructure.

E.On calls for green energy compensation

E.On has called for compensation for losses incurred at gas-fired power stations due to the expansion of renewable energy in Germany, including wind farms.

The German utility made the call as it revealed a 12% drop in first-quarter earnings year-on-year. It said a growing proportion of renewable energy in the German grid is making it tough to run conventional power stations profitably, and compensation for these power stations was key to maintaining a reliable energy network.

Meanwhile, E.On’s renewables arm saw first-quarter sales fall 8% to €614m; but investments in wind and solar projects doubled to €183m, driven by investments in two offshore projects: 230MW Humber Gateway and 288MW Amrumbank West.

Enel grows stake in 250MW Buffalo Dunes

Enel Green Power has agreed to pay $60m to grow its stake in 250MW US wind farm Buffalo Dunes to 75%.

The Italian utility’s North American unit has signed a deal with GE Capital to buy a further 26% stake in the company that runs the US wind farm. GE Capital will retain at the remaining 25% stake.

This is part of Enel’s strategy, revealed last month, to shift its attention from core markets in Italy and Spain towards emerging markets and North America.

Ireland: “Offshore wind key to energy future”

Developing Ireland's offshore wind sector is vital for energy security and the development of a green energy export market, a government report has said.

On Monday, the Irish government published its draft energy “green paper” about how the country can make the transition to local low-carbon energy generation.

It said growing the offshore energy sector is vital: “Ireland has a sea area around ten times the size of its landmass, with one of the best offshore renewable energy (wind, wave and tidal) resources in the world.”

The paper added that the ocean energy sector could make a major contribution to economic growth and job creation to 2030 and beyond. Consultation on the green paper is now ongoing until 31 July.

EDF completes 150MW scheme in Turkey

EDF Energy has completed the commissioning of a 150MW scheme in the Turkish village Geycek, which was developed by its local subsidiary Polat Enerji.

The French utility owns a 45% stake in the project and a Canadian institutional investor also owns a 45% stake. The remaining 10% is owned by businessman Adnan Polat’s Batiyel group, which has developed eight wind farms in Turkey. Four of these started production in 2013.

The Geycek project takes EDF’s installed capacity in Turkey to more than 500MW.

Ketraco consults DNV on Kenya connection

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has appointed DNV GL to advise on the construction of a high-voltage link for the Lake Turkana wind farm.

The energy consultant has advised the the state-owned transmission firm on the technical aspects of developing the 426km overhead line. The 400kV transmission scheme will link the 310MW Lake Turkana into the grid at Suswa, which is 80km northwest of Nairobi.

The link is vital to making Lake Turkana — set to be one of Africa’s biggest wind farms — commercially viable, and improving Kenya’s grid infrastructure.

E.On calls for green energy compensation

E.On has called for compensation for losses incurred at gas-fired power stations due to the expansion of renewable energy in Germany, including wind farms.

The German utility made the call as it revealed a 12% drop in first-quarter earnings year-on-year. It said a growing proportion of renewable energy in the German grid is making it tough to run conventional power stations profitably, and compensation for these power stations was key to maintaining a reliable energy network.

Meanwhile, E.On’s renewables arm saw first-quarter sales fall 8% to €614m; but investments in wind and solar projects doubled to €183m, driven by investments in two offshore projects: 230MW Humber Gateway and 288MW Amrumbank West.

Enel grows stake in 250MW Buffalo Dunes

Enel Green Power has agreed to pay $60m to grow its stake in 250MW US wind farm Buffalo Dunes to 75%.

The Italian utility’s North American unit has signed a deal with GE Capital to buy a further 26% stake in the company that runs the US wind farm. GE Capital will retain at the remaining 25% stake.

This is part of Enel’s strategy, revealed last month, to shift its attention from core markets in Italy and Spain towards emerging markets and North America.

Ireland: “Offshore wind key to energy future”

Developing Ireland's offshore wind sector is vital for energy security and the development of a green energy export market, a government report has said.

On Monday, the Irish government published its draft energy “green paper” about how the country can make the transition to local low-carbon energy generation.

It said growing the offshore energy sector is vital: “Ireland has a sea area around ten times the size of its landmass, with one of the best offshore renewable energy (wind, wave and tidal) resources in the world.”

The paper added that the ocean energy sector could make a major contribution to economic growth and job creation to 2030 and beyond. Consultation on the green paper is now ongoing until 31 July.

EDF completes 150MW scheme in Turkey

EDF Energy has completed the commissioning of a 150MW scheme in the Turkish village Geycek, which was developed by its local subsidiary Polat Enerji.

The French utility owns a 45% stake in the project and a Canadian institutional investor also owns a 45% stake. The remaining 10% is owned by businessman Adnan Polat’s Batiyel group, which has developed eight wind farms in Turkey. Four of these started production in 2013.

The Geycek project takes EDF’s installed capacity in Turkey to more than 500MW.

Ketraco consults DNV on Kenya connection

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has appointed DNV GL to advise on the construction of a high-voltage link for the Lake Turkana wind farm.

The energy consultant has advised the the state-owned transmission firm on the technical aspects of developing the 426km overhead line. The 400kV transmission scheme will link the 310MW Lake Turkana into the grid at Suswa, which is 80km northwest of Nairobi.

The link is vital to making Lake Turkana — set to be one of Africa’s biggest wind farms — commercially viable, and improving Kenya’s grid infrastructure.

E.On calls for green energy compensation

E.On has called for compensation for losses incurred at gas-fired power stations due to the expansion of renewable energy in Germany, including wind farms.

The German utility made the call as it revealed a 12% drop in first-quarter earnings year-on-year. It said a growing proportion of renewable energy in the German grid is making it tough to run conventional power stations profitably, and compensation for these power stations was key to maintaining a reliable energy network.

Meanwhile, E.On’s renewables arm saw first-quarter sales fall 8% to €614m; but investments in wind and solar projects doubled to €183m, driven by investments in two offshore projects: 230MW Humber Gateway and 288MW Amrumbank West.

Enel grows stake in 250MW Buffalo Dunes

Enel Green Power has agreed to pay $60m to grow its stake in 250MW US wind farm Buffalo Dunes to 75%.

The Italian utility’s North American unit has signed a deal with GE Capital to buy a further 26% stake in the company that runs the US wind farm. GE Capital will retain at the remaining 25% stake.

This is part of Enel’s strategy, revealed last month, to shift its attention from core markets in Italy and Spain towards emerging markets and North America.

Ireland: “Offshore wind key to energy future”

Developing Ireland's offshore wind sector is vital for energy security and the development of a green energy export market, a government report has said.

On Monday, the Irish government published its draft energy “green paper” about how the country can make the transition to local low-carbon energy generation.

It said growing the offshore energy sector is vital: “Ireland has a sea area around ten times the size of its landmass, with one of the best offshore renewable energy (wind, wave and tidal) resources in the world.”

The paper added that the ocean energy sector could make a major contribution to economic growth and job creation to 2030 and beyond. Consultation on the green paper is now ongoing until 31 July.

EDF completes 150MW scheme in Turkey

EDF Energy has completed the commissioning of a 150MW scheme in the Turkish village Geycek, which was developed by its local subsidiary Polat Enerji.

The French utility owns a 45% stake in the project and a Canadian institutional investor also owns a 45% stake. The remaining 10% is owned by businessman Adnan Polat’s Batiyel group, which has developed eight wind farms in Turkey. Four of these started production in 2013.

The Geycek project takes EDF’s installed capacity in Turkey to more than 500MW.

Ketraco consults DNV on Kenya connection

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has appointed DNV GL to advise on the construction of a high-voltage link for the Lake Turkana wind farm.

The energy consultant has advised the the state-owned transmission firm on the technical aspects of developing the 426km overhead line. The 400kV transmission scheme will link the 310MW Lake Turkana into the grid at Suswa, which is 80km northwest of Nairobi.

The link is vital to making Lake Turkana — set to be one of Africa’s biggest wind farms — commercially viable, and improving Kenya’s grid infrastructure.

E.On calls for green energy compensation

E.On has called for compensation for losses incurred at gas-fired power stations due to the expansion of renewable energy in Germany, including wind farms.

The German utility made the call as it revealed a 12% drop in first-quarter earnings year-on-year. It said a growing proportion of renewable energy in the German grid is making it tough to run conventional power stations profitably, and compensation for these power stations was key to maintaining a reliable energy network.

Meanwhile, E.On’s renewables arm saw first-quarter sales fall 8% to €614m; but investments in wind and solar projects doubled to €183m, driven by investments in two offshore projects: 230MW Humber Gateway and 288MW Amrumbank West.

Enel grows stake in 250MW Buffalo Dunes

Enel Green Power has agreed to pay $60m to grow its stake in 250MW US wind farm Buffalo Dunes to 75%.

The Italian utility’s North American unit has signed a deal with GE Capital to buy a further 26% stake in the company that runs the US wind farm. GE Capital will retain at the remaining 25% stake.

This is part of Enel’s strategy, revealed last month, to shift its attention from core markets in Italy and Spain towards emerging markets and North America.

Ireland: “Offshore wind key to energy future”

Developing Ireland's offshore wind sector is vital for energy security and the development of a green energy export market, a government report has said.

On Monday, the Irish government published its draft energy “green paper” about how the country can make the transition to local low-carbon energy generation.

It said growing the offshore energy sector is vital: “Ireland has a sea area around ten times the size of its landmass, with one of the best offshore renewable energy (wind, wave and tidal) resources in the world.”

The paper added that the ocean energy sector could make a major contribution to economic growth and job creation to 2030 and beyond. Consultation on the green paper is now ongoing until 31 July.

EDF completes 150MW scheme in Turkey

EDF Energy has completed the commissioning of a 150MW scheme in the Turkish village Geycek, which was developed by its local subsidiary Polat Enerji.

The French utility owns a 45% stake in the project and a Canadian institutional investor also owns a 45% stake. The remaining 10% is owned by businessman Adnan Polat’s Batiyel group, which has developed eight wind farms in Turkey. Four of these started production in 2013.

The Geycek project takes EDF’s installed capacity in Turkey to more than 500MW.

Ketraco consults DNV on Kenya connection

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has appointed DNV GL to advise on the construction of a high-voltage link for the Lake Turkana wind farm.

The energy consultant has advised the the state-owned transmission firm on the technical aspects of developing the 426km overhead line. The 400kV transmission scheme will link the 310MW Lake Turkana into the grid at Suswa, which is 80km northwest of Nairobi.

The link is vital to making Lake Turkana — set to be one of Africa’s biggest wind farms — commercially viable, and improving Kenya’s grid infrastructure.

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