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24 Jul 24
Australia: Koorangie Energy Storage Facility hits major milestone
The Allan Labor Government’s $480 million investment into Victoria’s energy grid has reached another milestone with the delivery of 100 Tesla Megapacks to the Koorangie Energy Storage System. The battery system will help accelerate the transition to renewables and help lower power bills.
24 Jul 24
US: TGS completes U.S. East Coast’s largest simultaneous wind and metocean program ahead of Central Atlantic Lease Auction
TGS has completed a pioneering mega-regional wind and metocean data collection campaign along the U.S. East Coast - the largest of its kind in the region. This campaign involved deploying and simultaneously operating five offshore LiDAR buoys covering nearly 600 kilometers from Massachusetts to the Virginia/North Carolina border.
24 Jul 24
Integrated Power in Germany: TotalEnergies launches new 100 MW / 200 MWh battery storage development
TotalEnergies has taken the final investment decision for a 100 MW /200 MWh battery storage project in Dahlem, North Rhine-Westphalia. This is the first project sanctioned by TotalEnergies from the pipeline of Kyon Energy, Germany’s leading battery storage system developer, which was recently acquired by TotalEnergies in February 2024.
23 Jul 24
Poland: Lightsource bp’s first solar project in Poland reaches Commercial Operation
Lightsource bp marks a milestone in Poland with the 40MW Kotun project reaching Commercial Operation. The Kotun solar project reaching Commercial Operation marks the start of a long-term Power Purchase Agreement between Microsoft and Lightsource bp inked in September last year for the 40MWac solar project.
23 Jul 24
US: Vestas secures 136 MW repowering order in the USA
Vestas has received a 136 MW order to repower an undisclosed wind project in the USA. The order consists of 62 V120-2.2 MW wind turbines.
23 Jul 24
UK: Gilkes Energy and SSE announce joint plans to progress the Fearna Pumped Storage Hydro project
Gilkes Energy and SSE have announced plans to progress the Fearna Pumped Storage Hydro scheme. It is envisaged the proposed development would be up to 1.8GW in generating capacity and capable of producing around 37GWh of stored energy capacity.
22 Jul 24
Germany: Qualitas Energy wins tender for 39.9 MW wind farm in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
Qualitas Energy wins the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) tender for 39.9 MW greenfield project in Dalkendorf, Rostock district. An order has been placed for the delivery of seven Nordex N149 turbines, each with a capacity of 5.7 MW.
22 Jul 24
US: Nordex Group to offer N169/5.X turbine for the US market
The Nordex Group is expanding its product portfolio in the 5 MW segment and is launching a turbine variant of the proven Delta4000 platform, which is specially tailored to the requirements of the US market.
22 Jul 24
France: Harmony Energy to build France’s largest battery energy storage system
Leading battery storage developer Harmony Energy is set to deliver France’s largest battery energy storage system (BESS)—the Cheviré battery project – using Tesla Megapack technology. The project will mark a significant milestone for the French energy system, being France's first large-scale 2-hour battery.
22 Jul 24
Australia: RWE secures its first offshore wind site in Australia with a capacity of up to 2 gigawatts
RWE has been granted a feasibility licence from the Australian Government for the development of an offshore wind farm close to the Kent Group islands in the Bass Strait, off the Gippsland coast in the state of Victoria. This area is Australia’s first designated offshore wind zone.
22 Jul 24
New report highlights cable failure as a major future challenge in offshore wind
TGS has, for the first time, included a comprehensive analysis of cable failures in its latest quarterly Offshore Transmission and Cables report. This detailed report provides an in-depth examination of offshore wind cables and interconnectors, offering critical insights for industry stakeholders. Leveraging specialist market intelligence from 4C Offshore, the report delves into the causes of cable failures in offshore wind, examines associated costs, and includes several case studies highlighting real-world impacts and solutions.
22 Jul 24
UK government launches onshore wind industry task force
Doubling onshore wind deployment by 2030 to help Britain become a clean energy superpower is one of government’s core missions. The Onshore Wind Industry Taskforce has been established to identify and then deliver the actions needed to accelerate onshore wind deployment to 2030 and beyond.

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