Today in Brussels, the manufacturers of stationary gas turbines organised in the European association EUTurbines, presented a commitment for the future of power generation with renewable gas as part of the campaign #PowerTheEU.
The German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the fourth and final round of tenders for onshore wind energy in 2018. The tender for 670 megawatts (MW) was clearly under-subscribed with bids of 363 MW and the average award value was 6.26 ct/kWh.
Standstill in energy policy must come to an end ‐ German government´s 65
percent target can only be achieved with more offshore wind energy ‐ Current
projects up to 2020 are progressing according to plan
In view of the standstill in energy policy, the VDMA Power Systems trade association, as a representative of energy plant construction, is calling for the urgent adoption of amendments to energy policy legislation that have already been negotiated.
Just in time for the upcoming tender in August, the Bundestag decided today, Friday, that a permit according to the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) is a prerequisite for participation in onshore wind energy projects.
On the occasion of the Hannover Messe, VDMA Power Systems presented the “Power Plant Engineering Economic Trend 2018”. Before the presentation, the Chairman of VDMA Power Systems and CEO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Dr. Markus Tacke, explained: “The announcements in the coalition contract regarding climate protection and energy transition must now be acted upon, as European plant engineering can only then assert itself as the forerunner of a leading market for energy systems in global competition.”
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) published the results of the first cross-technology call for tender for onshore wind and solar energy today. For the 200 megawatt (MW) call for tender, 32 bids with a scope of 210 MW for solar plants only were accepted, while the bids submitted for onshore wind power plants were not accepted. The average volume-weighted awarded value is 4.67 ct/kWh.
One year after presenting the Clean Energy Package, the EU Energy Ministers have discussed the outstanding central points and agreed on common positions on the topics of the internal market in electricity, governance regulations and support of renewable energies.
The North German federal states and numerous offshore wind industry players today signed the Cuxhaven Appell 2.0 - an initiative that promotes the interests of the overall success of offshore wind energy.
The black-yellow state government in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is planning to pass a new wind energy decree next week which will regulate the distance between wind turbines and residential buildings.
Last Friday, the Federal Network Agency published the results of the first EEG tender round for onshore wind turbines. Bids totalling 2,137 megawatts were submitted for the 800 megawatts put out to tender.
In 2016, the fuel cell industry in Germany achieved a turnover of around EUR 100 million from fuel cell heating devices and power supply systems. Following a lateral movement the previous year, the economic outlook of the VDMA Fuel Cells working group forecasts a growth of 90 percent for the current year based on an industrial survey. Manufacturers can be very optimistic about 2017.
The VDMA Power Systems association survey on economic trend shows a mixed picture concerning the world markets. Europe is threatened with losing its pioneering role for energy-transition technologies. A new era in renewable financing is on the horizon. INTEGRATED ENERGY is the focus of the Hannover Messe.
Now that the Combined Heat and Power and Renewable Energies Amendment Acts have been passed, investors finally know what the statutory framework for 2017 will look like. But the opportunity to pave the way for the use of CHP in the industry through industrial policy has not been taken, making it all the more important to regulate the tender design for CHP systems quickly. The wind power industry had also hoped for clear signals in industrial policy.
The Renewable Energy Act (EEG), which was heavily discussed in the German Bundestag and Bundesrat, creates more competition and closer market proximity in the necessary conversion of the energy system and highlights initial activities for bringing together the electricity and heat sectors. For the plant manufacturers and developers of offshore wind power, the amended EEG will likely have fatal consequences.
“Technology providers need three things to be successful in worldwide competition: in-house innovative strength, an ambitious and lively market in Germany, and fair export conditions in the export markets,” said Tacke following his election by the members' meeting.
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