Energy infrastructure News for February 2011

Energy infrastructure News Archive

Superconductor for hydropower – and potentially wind

Converteam has developed a high temperature superconducting hydropower generator that could also be transferred for wind power applications.

Alstom delivers grid booster to accommodate UK wind

Alstom Grid will design, supply and commission two 400 kV, 2750 MVA Quadrature Boosters valued at £18 million to the UK National Grid, which could help accommodate more wind into the UK grid.

Horizon, Pilus on bioreactors to produce renewable hydrogen from waste for fuel cells

Ohio-based Pilus Energy has announced a strategic relationship with Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies in Singapore, to combine Horizon hydrogen fuel cells with Pilus Energy’s renewable hydrogen production platform.

10 countries: 80% of smart grid investment

A new report has shown that by 2030, 10 countries will account for 80% of global smart grid investment.

Alstom offshore topside and substructure for Borkum West II wind farm

Alstom Grid will construct an offshore topside and substructure to hose the electrical offshore substation for at Borkum West II offshore wind farm for Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum GmbH & Co KG.

Alstom and S&C partner on smart grid solutions

Alstom Grid and S&C Electric Company will jointly develop smart grid solutions to demonstrate enhanced interoperability and real-time self-healing networks.

UK-Norwegian interconnector JV

A joint venture, NorthConnect, has been set up between UK, Norwegian and Swedish companies to plan and build an electrical interconnector between UK and Norway.

Ceres Power begins fuel cell residential CHP field trials in consumer homes

In the UK, Ceres Power has commenced commercial field trials of its wall-mounted combined heat and power (CHP) product in occupied homes. The residential CHP systems utilize Ceres Power’s unique intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell technology.

Technip buys Scottish offshore wind subsea cable installer Subocean

French engineering giant Technip has bought Scottish offshore wind subsea cable installer Subocean with an upfront investment of £10 million following Subocean going into administration last week.