Spain's Aragon okays construction of 1.29 GW of solar projects

17/10/2018 09:05 Solar


The government of Spain's Aragon autonomous community announced on Monday it has authorised 1,294.5 MW of solar projects that were awarded in the July 2017 energy auction.

In all, the particular auction contracted 3,909 MW of solar and 1,127 MW of wind projects. The plants have until December 31, 2019 to commence operations.


Through the provincial services of the Department of Economy, Industry and Employment, the local government approved 30 photovoltaic (PV) schemes prior to the deadline set by the country's Ministry of Energy, the government said.


Currently, 43 PV farm applications are under analysis, representing a capacity of 1,661.75 MW, of which 31, or 1,358.28 MW, correspond to investments of regional interest declared by the local officials. In regards to wind plants, 142 projects, or 4,116.31 MW, are under evaluation, the government noted.


Daily (20.10.2020): Colder weather and stronger LNG prices supported front-month British gas prices at the beginning of the new week

20/10/2020 09:47:00

Crude oil futures continued to slip on Monday as the OPEC+ panel has made no new policy proposals from January 2021. Moreover, a resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe and the U.S. threatened to hinder a recovery in demand. Consequently, Brent crude slipped by 31 cents, or 0.7%, to settle at $42.62 a barrel. U.S. WTI crude ended rather flat at $40.83 a barrel.


French nuclear hits 41 GW, up 12 GW over past month

20/10/2020 09:25:00

French nuclear generation ramped up to 41 GW on Oct. 19 as more reactors returned to service after maintenance, lifting average output by 12 GW over the past four weeks, system data showed.


UK government extends price cap on energy bills to end of 2021

20/10/2020 09:19:00

The cap was introduced in January 2019 to put a lid on standard variable tariffs, the basic rate that energy suppliers charge if a customer does not opt for a specific fixed-term deal. It had been due to expire at the end of this year