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2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2018, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year, which included hot topics around energy storage, wind, energy efficiency, cybersecurity and electric vehic ...

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Mainstream media sensationalism undermines low carbon future

Mainstream media sensationalism undermines low carbon future

Having started my career in wind energy 30 years ago, I have become weary of the many attempts to undermine the case for the development of this clean, renewable source of energy which I see as an essential part of our low carbon future. My fi ...

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Sources of long-term reference wind data in Ireland and southwest of Scotland: A consistency analysis

Sources of long-term reference wind data in Ireland and southwest of Scotland: A consistency analysis

When undertaking an analysis of the future energy output of a wind farm, it is paramount to use sources of wind speed reference data which are consistent throughout the historical period considered. Inconsistent and/or short reference data sets can j ...

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Future for wind demands extended risk management

Future for wind demands extended risk management

The wind power industry is all set for a strong future over the coming decades, with a period of sustained and accelerating growth. DNV GL predicts in its 2017 Energy Transition Outlook report that installed capacity will reach 670 GW in 2020, risi ...

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Wind resource assessment in the Maldives: Steps towards more cost-effective energy

In July 2017, the Maldives’ Minister of Environment and Energy conducted a workshop on preparing a roadmap for a low-carbon development of the energy sector of the Maldives. In his remarks, he indicated that the government has an objective for 30% ...

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Wind power plant operations – Is it all about turbine performance?

Wind power plant operations – Is it all about turbine performance?

At DNV GL, I have seen from different perspectives that wind farm developers and owners are faced with many challenges to increase the performance of wind turbines and reduce downtime. Today, modern turbines are meeting the industry performance a ...

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UK windiness 2017: First semester lower than long-term expectations – what are the impacts for you?

UK windiness 2017: First semester lower than long-term expectations – what are the impacts for you?

Monitoring, recording and interpreting wind speed trends can be extremely valuable to wind farm investors, owners and operators, enabling project performance to be assessed and evaluated. But what do the 2017 first semester results mean for you? 2 ...

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Let’s remove the offshore wind capacity cap - but HOW?

Let’s remove the offshore wind capacity cap - but HOW?

            Falling prices – a good news? The offshore wind industry is still euphoric about the great progress that has been made with respect to cost reduction. The cost reductions have bec ...

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UK windiness 2016: Wind sets a new UK generation record despite lower than average wind speeds

UK windiness 2016: Wind sets a new UK generation record despite lower than average wind speeds

In December 2016, the UK wind industry set a new record by generating more than 10,000 MW of electricity for the first time and providing 23% of the UK’s electricity demand. We continue to see wind energy playing a pivotal role in the UK’s elect ...

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Renewables on track to beat ‘fuel parity’ with combined cycle gas turbines

Renewables on track to beat ‘fuel parity’ with combined cycle gas turbines

In November, the UK Government published an updated version of its Electricity Generation Costs analysis. This is a rigorous assessment of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for a very wide range of generation options, forecasted for 2020 and 2025. ...

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