News in Numbers


The UK Government has announced $134m (£100m) in funding support for the Sizewell C nuclear power project.


At peak capacity, the Ibri 2 solar facility in Oman will generate enough clean energy to power 50,000 homes.


The Wind Prime project has the capacity to provide 111% of MidAmerican customers’ annual energy needs in 2025.


Renewables EDPR has closed a project financing deal to deliver six wind farms, with a combined capacity of 149.4MW, in Poland.

250,000 tonnes

The Iglesias wind farm will have the capacity to power more than 75,000 households while annually offsetting 250,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.

Project updates

US-based petrol company Buckeye Partners has selected engineering firm Black & Veatch to build a 270MW solar project in central Texas. Black & Veatch will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for Project Parker, which will be developed on two sites in Falls County near Waco.

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Korea Floating Wind, a joint venture of Ocean Winds and Aker Offshore Wind, has secured an electric business licence for an 870MW floating offshore wind project from the South Korean Government. Having obtained the licence, the company now holds exclusive development rights to begin the project.

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Tokyo Gas and Danish energy company EWII have agreed to jointly develop 1GW of renewable energy capacity in the Nordic region by 2030. As part of the initiative, Tokyo Gas will establish a subsidiary in Denmark called TG Nordic.

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Genex Power has started the main construction works for the Kidston pumped hydropower project located in Queensland. The company said it had begun tunnel-digging works for the project, which will also involve repurposing two disused gold mine pits, and the project will have a total capacity of 250MW.

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Further reading

UK Government rejects $1.6bn Aquind Interconnector project

The UK Government has rejected a planning application for the $1.6bn (£1.2bn) Aquind Interconnector, a bi-directional subsea electrical power transmission link proposed with France.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng turned down the application by investment firm Aquind in accordance with Section 104(3), according to government documents. Aquind had proposed to build a subsea, underground high-voltage direct current (HVDC) electric power transmission link between the south coast of England and Normandy, France.

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