Monthly Archive for November, 2009

France Needs to Import Electricity from Germany and Other European Countries

Since 18 of its 58 nuclear power stations are down due to maintenance or age, France, traditionally an exporter of electricity, is forced to import electricity from Germany and other European countries. Continue reading ‘France Needs to Import Electricity from Germany and Other European Countries’

Vattenfall: Reopening of Tender for Sale of Grid Confirmed

Vattenfall, one of Germany’s major utilities, confirmed to have reopened the tender for the sale of its high voltage grid. Continue reading ‘Vattenfall: Reopening of Tender for Sale of Grid Confirmed’

RWE Withdraws from Tender for British Grid

RWE AG reportedly withdrew from a tender for the operation of a power grid off the British coast.   Continue reading ‘RWE Withdraws from Tender for British Grid’

Higher Turnover But Lower Profits for Nordex

Wind turbine manufacturer, Nordex AG, Norderstedt, reported an increase of its turnover by 4% to EUR 814 million for the first nine months of 2009, while EBIT declined to EUR 21.9 million (previous year: EUR 37.3 million).   Continue reading ‘Higher Turnover But Lower Profits for Nordex’

E.ON and Spanish Abengoa Solar Team up to Build Two 50MW Concentrating Solar Power Plants

Spanish Abengoa Solar and E.ON Climate & Renewables formed a 50:50 partnership that will see them jointly own and operate two 50MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants. Continue reading ‘E.ON and Spanish Abengoa Solar Team up to Build Two 50MW Concentrating Solar Power Plants’

Installation of BorWin1 in North Sea Completed

Transpower stromübertragungs gmbh reports  that the installation of the mains power connection “BorWin1” in the North Sea has been completed.  Reportedly, the 200 km connection to the transpower network is the world’s longest cable route built to date for an offshore wind park.

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Fewer Emission Allowances in Return for Longer Operation of Nuclear Power Plants?

The new German CDU/CSU and FDP coalition government should only decide in favour of extending the operation of nuclear power plants in Germany, if at the same time greenhouse gas emission allowances are cut considerably, Stephan Kohler, CEO of ManyElectronics Agency (DENA) demands. Continue reading ‘Fewer Emission Allowances in Return for Longer Operation of Nuclear Power Plants?’

Thurn und Taxis Investment in 65 MW Solar Park near Straubing

One of Germany’s wealthiest families Thurn und Taxis reportedly intends to invest about EUR 115 million for the installation of a 65 MW solar plant located in Lower Bavaria.  Continue reading ‘Thurn und Taxis Investment in 65 MW Solar Park near Straubing’

Vattenfall Wants More Money For Its Grid

According to FTD, Vattenfall is  negotiating to achieve better commercial terms for the sale of its grid.  Continue reading ‘Vattenfall Wants More Money For Its Grid’

Areva Seeks German Guarantee for Export of Nuclear Technology to Brazil

Areva is reportedly seeking a guarantee by the German state for the export of nuclear technology to Brazil.   Continue reading ‘Areva Seeks German Guarantee for Export of Nuclear Technology to Brazil’