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Tender design, output gains key to DONG’s record-low Borssele 1&2 offshore bid price
Aug 17, 2016
A competitive Dutch tender system and favorable site conditions were key to DONG Energy’s record-low bid strike price of 72.7 euros per MWh for the Borssele 1&2 offshore wind projects, but the Danish utility likely beat other bidders by revving up efforts to maximize its energy production, optimize its operating costs and by securing lower-cost financing, industry experts said.
Turbine suppliers offer longer service contracts, cut O&M charges
Aug 16, 2016
Wind turbine manufacturers are responding to greater operations and maintenance (O&M) competition with longer maintenance contracts and lower service charges, experts told Wind Energy Update.
US storage deals to hike from 2016 if new tax rules agreed
Mar 1, 2016
The US could see a growth spurt in solar-plus-storage projects in 2016 and 2017 if the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expands its energy investment tax credit regulations to include more energy storage uses, said Jigar Shah, co-founder of Generate Capital, a specialty finance company that builds, owns, operates and finances energy, water, agriculture and basic materials infrastructure assets.
Enel Green Power backs storage to aid solar, wind growth
Dec 17, 2015
Italian renewable independent power producer Enel Green Power (EGP) is expanding in the growing markets for renewables-plus-storage and microgrid storage, Riccardo Amoroso, EGP’s Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer, said during the Energy Storage Europe conference in London on December 1.
California utility mulls compressed air storage to shave renewable energy peaks
Aug 21, 2015
Southern California municipal utility Burbank Water and Power (BWP) is looking to build a 300 MW compressed air energy storage (CAES) pilot facility at the Intermountain Power Project (IPP) site in Delta, Utah to control the intermittency of growing renewable energy capacity, Lincoln Bleveans, power resources manager at BWP, said during the Energy Storage USA 2015 conference on July 7.
German firms turn batteries into power plants to aid grid control
Jun 23, 2015
A number of German companies are aggregating distributed energy storage assets through platforms that provide grid services to the renewables-rich country.