New News information at Modern Power Systems New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Modern Power Systems Violent winter storms cause havoc in Ukraine and west Russia by <br/> <br/> Violent wind and snow storms have brought widespread death, destruction and disruption of the vital power supply to areas of east Ukraine and western Russia. Nearly 2500 people were rescued after a snowstorm in Ukraine's southern region of Odesa, local governor Oleh Kiper reported, adding that 313 settlements in the region were without power as a result of the bad weather. Tue, 28 Nov 2023 21:18:00 GMT Prospect of a new pipeline across the Alps by <br/> <br/> The German and Italian governments have agreed to expand energy co-operation in order to strengthen supply security and the transition to climate neutrality, with gas and hydrogen pipelines across the Alps a key element, reports online agency Clean Energy Wire. At a recent meeting of members of the two governments in Berlin, chancellor Olaf Scholz emphasised that expanding the natural gas and hydrogen transport infrastructure connecting the two countries – which do not share a border – would be “particularly important.” “With a new pipeline across the Alps, we want to increase the security of supply of both our countries,” said Scholz. Tue, 28 Nov 2023 21:15:00 GMT Mott MacDonald to explore UK nuclear prospects with KEPCO by <br/> <br/> Mott MacDonald has signed an MOU with KEPCO Engineering & Construction Company. The two companies have agreed to work together to explore the potential for constructing a large-scale nuclear project in the United Kingdom. Mott MacDonald will support KEPCO E&C in regulatory licensing, permitting, and site development, by providing UK context to the nuclear new build programme. Tue, 28 Nov 2023 21:15:00 GMT DNV launches power transformer project by <br/> <br/> DNV has initiated an innovative Joint Industry Project in collaboration with Siemens Energy and other key industry players. The aim of the JIP is to increase the sustainability, reliability, and environmental responsibility of power transformers, in line with the need to create an energy infrastructure that is, alongside the generation itself, more environmentally friendly. Tue, 28 Nov 2023 21:13:00 GMT Wärtsilä launches advanced energy storage system by <br/> <br/> Wärtsilä has launched ‘Quantum High Energy’ (QuantumHE), which it describes as a next-generation energy storage system with advanced safety features and enhanced energy density. Tue, 28 Nov 2023 21:10:00 GMT Oil and gas producers ‘are being confronted with profound choices’ – IEA by <br/> <br/> Oil and gas producers face pivotal choices about their role in the global energy system amid a worsening climate crisis fuelled in large part by their core products, according to a major new special report from the International Energy Agency. Tue, 28 Nov 2023 20:58:00 GMT RWE and partners secure contracts in French offshore bidding round by <br/> <br/> The French CRE (Commission for the Regulation of Energy) has published the results of its latest call to tender for onshore wind power (AO 13) for a cumulative capacity of 931 MW for an average price of €86.94/MWh. Five projects have been awarded to RWE, representing 119 MW gross and 80 MW pro-rata. Of these winning projects, three are solely owned by RWE and two will be developed jointly with Vent du Nord and David Energies/Energiter. Across 13 French onshore wind power tenders, RWE has secured a total of 384 MW, making it the third most awarded company. Tue, 28 Nov 2023 20:56:00 GMT Siemens Gamesa recovery plan by <br/> <br/> At its third Capital Market Day in Hamburg, Germany, Siemens Energy presented a strategic outlook for the benefit of analysts and investors. The company’s executive board outlined a path designed to create shareholder value along three priorities: to deliver on profitable growth, to fix the wind business, and maintain a solid financial foundation. Tue, 28 Nov 2023 20:53:00 GMT Vestas secures order for V163-4.5 MW WTGs in US by <br/> <br/> Vestas has received a 239 MW order to power an undisclosed wind project in the USA. The order consists of 53 V163-4.5 MW wind turbines, and the contract includes supply, delivery, and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to help ensure optimised performance of the asset. Turbine delivery is slated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2024, with commissioning scheduled for 2025. Tue, 28 Nov 2023 20:51:00 GMT An $18 trillion capital gap is ‘threatening the green energy transition’ by <br/> <br/> Closing the $18 trillion gap to fund the green energy transition through to 2030 is being slowed by negative investment conditions according to a report from the consulting group BCG. Challenges include inflation, supply chain constraints and pressures, and higher costs of capital. However, the energy sector has responded proactively. Total energy sector transactions exceeding $320 billion so far in 2023 show that the industry is fine-tuning capital frameworks for the energy transition. The assessment comes from a publication released on 20 November by the Boston Consulting Group Centre for Energy Impact. Titled ‘Bridging the $18 Trillion Gap in Net Zero Capital’, the report is based on an analysis of 260 of the world's largest energy companies across power and utilities, oil and gas, and private equity. Tue, 21 Nov 2023 19:48:00 GMT