Energy infrastructure News for November 2011

Energy infrastructure News Archive

Study: Energy and ports are profitable for investors in Finland

Municipal infrastructure units, such as energy utilities and ports, provide good returns to their investors, according to the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT).

Hydrogenics electrolyser for Swiss hydrogen bus refueling station from Air Liquide

Canadian-based Hydrogenics has received an order to deliver an electrolyser, as part of a complete electrolysis-based hydrogen fueling station for the Swiss city of Brugg in early 2012.

Oslo opens new hydrogen station, as fuel cell car fleet grows to 17 vehicles

A third hydrogen refueling station has been opened in Oslo, as the Norwegian capital works to become an international hotspot for zero emission vehicles. The inauguration also saw the arrival of two new fuel cell cars from Korean automaker Hyundai, with a total of 17 fuel cell vehicles now operating in the region.

ABB acquires renewable energy integration specialist

ABB is expanding its portfolio of control technologies for managing renewable energy integration through the acquisition of Australian renewable power automation company Powercorp.

Investor confidence in established EV players

Investors are retaining their confidence in established electric vehicle (EV) players despite the small market size, according to the Clean Energy Pipeline and the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE).

Isle of Wight aims for net energy exports by 2020 in EcoIsland sustainability project

The Isle of Wight – a peaceful, modest-sized island off the English south coast – plans to become a net energy exporter of energy by 2020, while halving residents’ energy bills, eliminating waste going to landfill, and creating a significant number of green technology jobs. The EcoIsland initiative is the largest single sustainability project in the UK.

New business models key to smart grid roll-out

Energy companies and new entrants must embrace new business models to deliver on smart grid promises, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds.

ITM Power says HFuel hydrogen costs already below European 2015 target

ITM Power has announced the cost structure of hydrogen generated by its HFuel electrolysis platform. The company has derived a representative hydrogen price by combining the capital cost along with operating efficiency gained from completed refuelling trials.

Plug Power, Air Liquide to develop European market for hydrogen fuel cell forklifts

US-based fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power is creating a joint venture with Axane in France, the fuel cell subsidiary of Air Liquide, to meet growing demand for GenDrive® fuel cell products across the European material handling market.

Wind, solar and diesel power package for offshore wind measurement Wind, solar and diesel power package for offshore wind measurement

UK small wind turbine manufacturer Ampair has designed a wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and diesel powered range, the containerPod™, for providing platform power for the offshore wind measurement sector.

KEMA and NorthWestern Energy partner on smart grid project

KEMA and NorthWestern Energy will connect approximately 200 Montana utility customers to a smart grid as part of the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project.

EU free movement of electricity

The European Commission has proposed new EU legislation for speeding up and financing new energy infrastructure offering €9.1 billion in support.