Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 12 Million Globally

Renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year, up from 11.5 million in 2019, according to the eighth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021. The report was released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in … Read More

NextEra Energy Acquires 50% Stake in 2,520 MW Renewables Portfolio from Subsidiary

One of NextEra Energy Resources LLC’s New Mexico wind farms NextEra Energy Partners LP has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC to acquire a 50% interest in an approximately 2,520 MW renewables portfolio. In … Read More

Iberdrola Invests Billions in Scottish Offshore Wind Complex

Ignacio Galán, chairman of Iberdrola, at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm Iberdrola, through its Scottish Power subsidiary, is investing £6 billion in developing the company’s biggest investment, the East Anglia Hub offshore wind complex in Scotland. Iberdrola’s … Read More

Smart SCADA and the Use of Digital Twins in Renewable Energy Plants

Analytics tools of INGESYS Smart SCADA As the installation of renewable energy projects continues to grow worldwide, so too does the need for smart SCADA tools to manage their day-to-day operations and optimize performance. SCADA solutions are responsible for ensuring … Read More

Massachusetts Administration Spotlights Offshore Wind, Virtual Reality Training Program

Lt. Gov. Karen Polito, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Interim CEO Jennifer Daloisio visited Greater New Bedford Vocational-Technical High School to meet with students in the marine technology, computer graphics and engineering programs. … Read More

Fraser Institute: ‘Extremely Costly’ to Coal-Fired Power Plants with Wind, Solar

Replacing coal-fired power in Canada with renewable energy will impose significant costs on Canada’s economy while only making modest reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, finds a new study released by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. … Read More

Glennmont Partners Invests in Ørsted’s Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

Installation of an 8MW wind turbine at Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 Ørsted has signed an agreement with Glennmont Partners, which will be acquiring a 50% ownership share in Ørsted’s 900 MW German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 3. The wind … Read More

OX2 Applies for Offshore Wind Farm Permit in Sweden

OX2’s Ajos wind farm (42 MW) in Finland (Photo: Olli Koskimäk) OX2 has applied for a Natura 2000 permit for an offshore wind farm within the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone off the coast of Falkenberg and Varberg. The project, called … Read More

Analysis Investigates Benefits and Costs of Uniting U.S. Coasts’ Power Systems

Illustration by Billy Roberts, NREL Uniting the Eastern and Western U.S. electric grids could offer significant value in strengthening the power system’s ability to share generation resources and flexibility across regions, according to the Interconnections Seam Study. Results of the … Read More

AECOM Named as Construction Manager for New Jersey Offshore Wind Project

A rendering of the New Jersey Wind Port AECOM’s AECOM Tishman business has been selected to manage construction of the New Jersey Wind Port, the nation’s first purpose-built offshore wind marshaling and manufacturing port, located in Lower Alloways Creek Township, … Read More