Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC to Supply 400 MW RTC Renewable Power to Hindustan Petroleum
Transmission system to evacuate 8.9 GW of solar power inaugurated in Rajasthan
Here are some noteworthy cleantech updates from around the world:
NTPC Green Energy signed a memorandum of understanding with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation for the development of renewable energy-based power projects. The pact aims to tap business opportunities in clean energy and supply 400 MW of round-the-clock clean power that will cater to the requirements of Hindustan Petroleum in its operations.
President Droupadi Murmu dedicated a transmission system for the evacuation of 8.9 GW of solar power in Bhadla, Fatehgarh, and Bikaner in Rajasthan, the Ministry of Power said in a tweet. The new transmission system is built by POWERGRID. The President had earlier this week inaugurated a transmission system for Solar Energy Zones in Rajasthan and laid the foundation for SJVN’s 1,000 MW Bikaner Solar Power Project.
German energy company RWE and Norwegian energy firm Equinor entered a strategic partnership to ramp up hydrogen production in Europe and ensure energy security across Europe through large-scale clean projects. The two companies will establish a hydrogen pipeline between Norway and Germany. The partnership will support the long-term security of supply needed to decarbonize Europe’s power sector. The companies will also jointly plan to invest in 3 GW of hydrogen-ready combined-cycle gas turbines in Germany.
CSI Energy Storage, a part of Canadian Solar’s majority-owned subsidiary CSI Solar, will provide up to 550 MWh of SoIBank energy storage products to Pulse Clean Energy which will be used in various projects in the United Kingdom. SoIBank is a proprietary energy storage solution of CSI Energy, designed for utility-scale applications. Pulse has developed a pipeline of more than 2,000 MWh of grid-scale battery storage and energy optimization opportunities across the UK. CSI Energy will also provide Pulse with commissioning services for products along with long-term warranties and performance guarantees.
Equinor and Polish private energy group Polenergia selected Hitachi Energy to deliver electrical systems infrastructure for the MFW Baltyk II and MFW Baltyk III offshore wind projects in Poland. Located in the Baltic Sea approximately 27 km and 40 km from the port of Leba, the two projects are expected to have a total capacity of 1,440 MW once they are operational— sufficient to power 2 million homes in Poland. Hitachi would be responsible for the design of the electrical system for the whole wind farm, from the wind turbines to the point of connection into the grid at the Słupsk-Wierzbięcino substation.