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Eskom signs $180m loan with Brics bank to connect 670MW of renewable energy

The New Development Bank (NDB) and South African power utility Eskom on Monday signed a US$180 million loan agreement to connect 670MW of renewable energy projects to the national grid.... An excerpt from The Citizen

EU’s €750 million for clean energy

The European Commission is releasing €750 million for cross-border clean energy infrastructure projects. The projects – which fall under its Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) – will represent a crucial element of the Energy Union, established to fundamentally transform Europe’s energy system, in the wake of the Paris agreement.... An excerpt from EU’s €750 million for clean energy

Gas deliveries to Hungary via TurkStream to begin in late 2021 — foreign minister

Russia will begin delivering its natural gas to Hungary via the Turk Stream pipeline in the second half of 2021, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said in a Rossiya-24 TV channel forecast on Thursday. The TurkStream project includes construction of a gas pipeline under the Black Sea to the European part of Turkey and further to...

Gazprom completes pipeline system for TurkStream project

The entire pipeline system for Gazprom’s TurkStream project in the Black Sea has been completed following successful connections between TurkStream offshore section and landfalls. With the completion of the Receiving Terminal in Kiyikoy later this year, TurkStream will be ready to start operations. Natural gas flow through TurkStream is planned to start by the end of 2019. An exceprt from...

Turkey expects more EU actors in energy exchange market

Energy Minister Fatih Donmez says work underway to expand Turkey's energy exchange market to draw more European participants told Anadolu Agency's Editors' Desk that gas pipeline projects like the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP) and the TurkStream would not only ensure Turkey's gas supply security and diversity, but would also play a big role in covering those...

Bidder group with Chubu Electric wins 30km UK offshore transmission link

A consortium made up of Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Chubu) and HICL Infrastructure Company has been selected as the preferred bidder for a new offshore electricity transmission link valued at approximately $663.75m (GBP500m) in the UK, an announcement revealed. The offshore electricity transmission asset will comprise of subsea cables, land cables, offshore substations and an onshore...

[Albania] Energy Ministry: TAP’s Albanian section is 90% complete

More than 90 percent of construction work has been completed on the Albanian section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, Albanian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy told Trend. Albanian energy ministry said that during 2019 it is expected that the construction of TAP will be completed. TAP shareholders include BP (20 percent), SOCAR...

Aquila Capital buys 700MW of Spanish renewable rights

The allowances offer a total capacity of more than 700MW – they allow more than 400MW of onshore wind projects and around 300MW of solar capacity to be built. The alternative investment specialist says construction is expected to commence by the end of 2019 with grid connection expected by 2021 – by this time it expects to have more than...

[Australia] Wind, solar farms to be blacked out for up to 100 days due to grid upgrade

"Wind and solar farms in north west Victoria and south-west New South Wales have been warned that they face up to 100 days or more of zero output over the next year because of the need to upgrade the local transmission and distribution networks." An excerpt from Renew Economy

Denmark Sets Up Rules for Thor Offshore Wind Farm

"The Danish Energy Agency has announced that tenders for the 800 MW offshore project will include grid connections." An excerpt from Windfair

Independent developer proposes $2.5B underground transmission line, to bring Iowa wind to PJM, MISO

"Direct Connect Development Company (DC DevCo) announced Monday a proposal for a 349-mile, 2.1 GW, high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line to run underground from Mason City, Iowa to the Chicagoland area, bringing renewable power from the wind-rich West into wholesale power markets. The SOO Green Renewable Rail (SOO Green) project is expected to cost $2.5 billion and could...

[GEIDCO] Liu Zhenya Meets with Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan

"They had in-depth exchange on facilitating energy transition and renewable energy development, and accelerating energy interconnection in Jordan and other Arab countries,with important consensus reached. By integrating with Arab States Energy Interconnection, Energy Interconnection of Jordan will enable it to export clean power to neighboring countries and Europe, which will further boost Jordan's economic growth, enhance transnational power trade capacity,...

Renewables dominate Colombia grid connection requests

"La Guajira region in the country's north boasts the largest concentration of projects, with proposed transmission works for solar and wind parks totaling 5.7GW." An excerpt from South America Business News

GEIDCO Chairman Liu Zhenya Held Talks with Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

"Both sides had in-depth exchanges regarding how to expediate energy interconnection in Egypt and the region, and promote energy transition and sustainable development of clean energy, with broad consensus forged. Chairman Liu Zhenya briefed President Sisi on the progress and research results of GEIDCO and invited Egypt to join the African Energy Interconnection and Sustainable Development Alliance (AEISDA),GEIDCO signed cooperation...

GEIDCO Makes Key Address in UN Environment Assembly, GEI Opens up New Grounds for Global Environmental Protection

GEI "Action Plan for Promoting Global Environmental Protection" is the third GEI action plan to be incorporated into important United Nations framework, following the CEI "Action Plan to Promote the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" and the GEI "Action Plan for Promoting the Implementation of the Paris Agreement". An excerpt from GEIDCO

Russia needs EU guarantees on TurkStream project: PM

Russia needs guarantees from the European Commission before choosing Bulgaria as a route for the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project, the country’s prime minister told his Bulgarian counterpart Monday. An excerpt from AA

[CASA 1000 Project] Package TW02 for Design, Supply and Installation of Transmission Lines in Pakistan associated with CASA 1000 Project

"The countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic together have decided to develop a cross-border transmission interconnection amongst these four countries to facilitate transfer of surplus hydropower in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan in summer to energy deficit Pakistan and Afghanistan. The proposed CASA-1000 transmission infrastructure will transfer 1300 MW of power from Tajikistan to Pakistan. The aforesaid...

KEPCO and GE Sign $320 Million Contract to Build an HVDC Energy Highway to Power South Korea’s Seoul City

Strategic mega deal contract to bring 4 GW power to Seoul’s metropolitan area. The project is expected to be completed by end of 2021... An excerpt from GE Press

[UNFCCC] Global Energy Interconnection Is Crucial for Paris Goals

The required acceleration of the global shift to low carbon can only be achieved through a combination of clean energy generation, modern transmission technologies and power grid interconnectivity, which all play important roles in the transition... An excerpt from UNFCCC