German onshore wind capacity set to post 10-year high

18/12/2013 10:26 Renewable


Germany‘s onshore wind capacity added more onshore wind new capacity to the grid in the last twelve months than in any single year since 2003, according to estimates by the Fraunhofer institute (IWES) recently released.

About 2.5 GW of new onshore wind capacity was commissioned in 2013, compared with 2.3 GW in 2012 and 2.7 GW in 2003. On top of that, turbine installation at the 400MW Bard Offshore 1 wind farm, and the 108MW Riffgat offshore plant were achieved this year, although Riffgat hasn’t been grid-connected yet. Further turbines have been built at the Borkum West and Dan Tysk offshore farms. Despite these figures, 2013 was a relatively weak wind year, with electricity generation from onshore and offshore wind expected to hit each about 46 TWh in 2013, below 50.7 TWh in2012 and 48.9 TWh in 2011. Uncertainty over the future of Germany's renewables' support scheme is urging developers to get onshore wind online before potential cuts in payment will hit them.

Daily (18.09.2019): NBP spot retreated by 4.9% on Friday, amid softer oil prices and lower supply risks

18/09/2019 11:38:00

The announcement by Saudi energy minister on Tuesday about the full restoration of Saudi Arabia’s oil production capabilities, after the largest supply disruption in 50 years, stopped the surge and led to a fallback in crude oil prices. Potential releases from strategic oil reserves in the U.S. and other countries added pressure on prices. Consequently, Brent crude dropped back by 6.5% to $64.55 a barrel, while WTI futures retreated by 5.7% to $59.34 a barrel.


Total Eren to build 100-MW solar farm in Uzbekistan

18/09/2019 08:50:00

Paris-based independent power producer Total Eren on Friday signed an agreement to invest up to EUR 150 million (USD 166m) in the construction of a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Republic of Uzbekistan.


US, Russia eye potential nuclear power project in Slovenia - PM Sarec

18/09/2019 08:47:00

Investors from the US, Russia and other countries are interested in the potential construction of a second unit at Slovenia's Krsko nuclear power plant, prime minister Marjan Sarec has said.