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Germans and Scots deepen their cooperation on offshore wind and green hydrogen

The Wind Energy Cluster WAB has signed a three-year cooperation agreement with its Scottish partner DeepWind. The aim of the agreement is to cooperate more closely with joint initiatives for the expansion of offshore wind power and the development of a market for green hydrogen from wind energy.

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Roadmap to offshore wind power development and policy recommendations for Vietnam

The Danish Energy Agency and the World Bank Group have presented their studies and recommendations on the development of a new offshore wind sector to the Vietnamese government. With an estimated potential of 160GW offshore wind power within the distance to shore from 5 km to 100 km, Vietnam has favourable conditions to create an offshore wind industry.

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Technologies for a meshed HVDC offshore wind transmission grid in Europe are ready for use

The EU-funded Horizon2020 project ‘Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks’ (PROMOTioN) presented its research results. The project has demonstrated that the necessary technologies for a meshed HVDC offshore wind transmission network are ready for use, but that political will and more European cooperation are needed to develop the regulatory and technical frameworks necessary to implement them.

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High pressure to ramp up electrification as renewables dominate the power mix

The CO2 emissions from the power sector are dropping faster than anticipated: the share of renewables in the generation mix gained almost 10 percentage points in one year, while the coal phase-out steeply accelerated. Eurelectric’s Power Barometer, a set of key industry indicators released today, reflects a historic development in the power sector, and points to the challenges ahead of achieving a climate neutral European economy by 2050. 

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New Jersey launches second offshore wind leasing round

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has voted unanimously to open the application window for the State’s second solicitation of offshore wind capacity. This second solicitation seeks to award between 1,200 MW and 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy, potentially tripling the State’s committed capacity from 1,100 MW to 3,500 MW.

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Poland to develop 11GW of offshore wind

Poland has developed a plan to deliver 11GW of offshore wind by 2040. The country aims to have 6GW of offshore wind by the end of the decade.

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