Weekly HEG Global Energy Digest
Germany goes 47% renewable so far this year
So far this year, renewables have produced 47% of all electricity supplied to the public grid in Germany.
That’s the verdict from the Fraunhofer Institute’s Head of Department New Devices and Technologies, Dr Bruno Burger, who notes this is significantly above clean energy’s share of the power mix over the same period last year, when it totalled 40.6% of generation.
Figures in May alone were even more impressive, with 20.2TWh of renewable power being produced, against 19.6TWh of non-renewable electricity – this puts the renewable share for the month at 50.7%.
Net generation from wind power from January to May, compared to the same time the year before, rose by 18.7% with 9.45TWh of extra energy produced.
At the same time, solar generation fell by a slight 4.8% as 0.85TWh less was generated – the amount of power produced by nuclear rose 3.8%, lignite plummeted by 17.1% and hard coal powerfell by 22.4%.
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Siemens Gamesa confirms Yunlin job
Siemens Gamesa has been confirmed as turbine supplier for WPD’s 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.
The project will feature 80 of the 8.0-167 model, with the manufacturer also providing a 15-year long-term service agreement.
Construction is expected to start in 2019, with turbine installation beginning in 2020.
Siemens Gamesa offshore business chief executive Andreas Nauen said: “We are extremely satisfied that the preferred supplier agreement we reached with WPD offshore one year ago has materialised into a firm order.
“It is furthermore encouraging to be able to introduce the 8.0-167 DD in APAC with an order of this volume.
“There is an increasing number of such sizeable opportunities in the region, and we are looking forward to contributing further to the growth of offshore wind in this part of the world.”
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