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E.ON to build new onshore wind farm in Italy

E.ON has begun construction of a new onshore wind farm in Italy. The Morcone project in the Benevento province in the wider area of Naples will have an installed capacity of 57 megawatts. 19 turbines of the three-megawatt class from the Danish manufacturer Vestas will be installed. Morcone was the largest project awarded by the […]


Fujitsu extends product portfolio with energy-harvesting components

Fujitsu Electronics Europe (FEEU) is expanding its ultra-low-power line card portfolio to include products from the Belgian manufacturer e-peas. Based on years of research, e-peas has developed energy-harvesting solutions with market-leading technical parameters. The offered components support a wide range of energy sources such as photovoltaic, thermal, vibration or RF. With the new partnership, FEEU […]


GE and Arenko to build one of world’s largest energy storage facilities

GE and Arenko Group (Arenko) are delighted to announce a strategic alliance to build grid scale energy storage systems in the UK. The companies will seek to leverage the advantages of combining GE’s battery technology solution, power electronics and advanced controls with Arenko’s leadership in operating batteries in the UK market and proprietary energy trading […]


Schneider Electric launches Go Green in the City 2018

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has just launched Go Green in the City 2018, its global contest to find bold ideas and innovative solutions for smarter, more energy-efficient cities. Now in its eighth year, Go Green in the City has become a major event for business and engineering […]


E.ON enables innovation by storing solar power without batteries

E.ON stirs up the solar and photovoltaic market. E.ON is the first company to offer its customers the option of storing their own solar power without the usual battery. From now on, owners of photovoltaic systems can feed their energy directly into the E.ON SolarCloud without any limit. This virtual electricity account can be accessed […]


SunPower solar panels powering three solar carports in Grenoble

SunPower has announced that 750 kilowatts of high efficiency SunPower E-Series solar panels are powering three new carports in Grenoble. The project was led by regional utility GEG, in coordination with OSER and Grenoble Alpes Metropole, as part of its PARKOSOL program. PARKOSOL develops solar carport projects to serve the greater Grenoble area. “Solar carports […]


GE help to improve reliability of Enel’s thermal plants with software

GE has announced that it will provide the Global Thermal Generation division of Enel, Europe’s largest power utility in terms of market capitalisation, with its Predix-based software solutions to be deployed as predictive diagnostic tool in 14 of Enel’s thermal power plants located in Europe and Latin America, supporting their digitalisation. GE and Enel will […]


Companies complete first agricultural commodity trade via blockchain

The enhanced Easy Trading Connect (ETC) blockchain prototype reduces time spent on processing documents and data from hours to minutes and allows for a larger trading scope. Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Shandong Bohi Industry Co., Ltd (Bohi), ING, Societe Generale and ABN Amro have successfully completed the first full agricultural commodity transaction using a blockchain […]


Schneider Electric partners with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is pursuing its commitment to help reduce energy poverty and provide universal access to environmentally friendly energy, by entering into a partnership with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), a global non-profit organisation. The aim is to accelerate progress towards the United Nations Sustainable […]


GE and GAMA Enerji to benefit from fuel savings at Turkish power plant

Adding value to an existing service agreement, GE’s Power Services business has announced that it will help GAMA Enerji A.Ş. (GAMA Enerji) to reduce fuel costs and improve power generation asset reliability and visibility at its İçanadolu Doğal Gaz Elektrik Üretim Ve Ticaret A.Ş.(ICAN) power plant in Turkey using a variety of digital solutions. The […]


SABIC’s new PP extrusion line is now operational in the Netherlands

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry announced the start-up of its new Polypropylene (PP) extrusion facility in Geleen, The Netherlands. This new extrusion line adopts state-of-the-art process technology to produce SABIC® PP products and the next generation PP copolymers and underlines the company’s drive to provide advanced materials that can support customers developing […]


Schneider Electric contributes to the fight against climate change

To mark COP23, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is reinforcing its aim to become carbon neutral by 2030. At COP21 in Paris in 2015, Schneider Electric announced 10 Commitments for Sustainability. The commitments were aligned with the Planet & Society Barometer, its sustainability scorecard, and contribute to the […]


Testing digital technology to improve energy trading efficiency

‘Blockchain’ may sound cryptic, but the mystique is limited when it comes to what it could offer a company doing thousands of physical energy trades every year. Any transaction, whether it is of funds, services or commodities, needs a system that makes transfer of ownership secure, transparent and efficient. Such systems might be based on […]


Nexans opens latest high voltage test laboratory in Calais

The high voltage (HV) market is requiring an increasing number of tests at increasingly higher voltage levels. In order to support this growing business, Nexans has decided to significantly enhance its testing capacity by building a new state-of-the-art direct current (DC) laboratory in Calais, France, that allows for the simultaneous testing of three independent qualification […]


Microsoft to buy power from Vattenfall’s 180MW Dutch onshore wind farm

Technology giant Microsoft has agreed to buy 100 percent of the power generated by Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall’s new 180MW onshore wind farm to be built in The Netherlands. As per, the ten-year agreement signed by the parties, the power from the repowered and expanded Wieringermeer Wind Farm will be supplied to Microsoft’s international […]


Electricity from Dutch solar park to power local Google data centre

Google and Eneco announced that Google will purchase all of the green electricity generated by Sunport Delfzijl, the largest solar energy park in the Netherlands, for a period of ten years. The agreement with Eneco is Google’s fourth investment in sustainable energy in the Netherlands and the second agreement between Eneco and Google. The electricity […]


One of the largest wind deals in the Netherlands is announced

Microsoft Corp. have announced its second European wind project in the Netherlands with Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest electricity and heat retail producers. Microsoft will purchase 100 percent of the wind energy generated from a re-powered and expanded wind farm that is adjacent to its local data centre operations in the Netherlands. The 180-megawatt wind […]


Siemens at European Utility Week 2017 – MindSphere for Energy

Extended Digital Enterprise Suite for the discrete industries “With our extended portfolio of software-based systems and leading automation technologies across the entire value chain, we’re helping support the discrete industries on their way to the digital transformation. And we’re continuing to expand our lead in this field: firstly by completing our portfolio with further acquisitions. […]


Nexans supplies 320 kV cables for “DolWin6” offshore DC link to TenneT

In July 2017, transmission system operator TenneT awarded Nexans the contract to supply and install the cables for the DolWin6 direct-current link. These cables will transport the electricity from the offshore wind farms of North Sea Cluster 3 from the DolWin Kappa HVDC converter station to the Emden/Ost onshore HVDC converter and transformer station. Two […]


Nexans sets a new world record to strengthen Norway’s power grid

While the Nordic countries are among the most advanced in terms of clean electricity generation, their consumption of energy per capita is also among the highest in the world due to cold climate and a sparse population distribution. To meet growing electricity demand and accompany increased energy production, BKK Nett AS, one of Norway’s largest […]