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Canadian solar development company Solar Provider Group (SPG) is set to invest $250m in the Brazilian solar market over the next five years.


Hornsea One, RWE and UK Power Networks (UKPN) have agreed to pay £10.5m to the energy watchdog Ofgem, following outages on 9 August 2019 which left more than one million people over the UK without electricity and caused travel disruptions.


US-based power company Dominion Energy has selected Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as the preferred turbine supplier for its 2.64GW offshore wind project in Virginia.


US-based Argan’s wholly owned subsidiary Gemma Power Systems has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services contract with Harrison Power for a 1.8GW power project in Ohio, US.



Google has signed an energy supply agreement with NV Energy to power a data center outside Las Vegas. The Nevadan utility plans to procure 350MW of power for the facility and 250-280MW of storage.

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Pattern Energy starts construction works at 271MW wind facility in US

US-based renewable energy company Pattern Energy Group has started construction works at its 271MW Gulf Wind facility in Kenedy County, Texas. Pattern Energy will remove the existing wind turbines at the facility and replace them with 118 new Siemens Gamesa SWT-2.3-108 turbines.

Asaluyeh power plant’s steam unit to start operations in March

The first steam unit at Asaluyeh combined-cycle power plant in Iran is scheduled to begin commercial operations by March. Mapna, an Iran-based engineering and energy company, is developing the unit and has completed 90% of the works at the plant.

Cleaning works begin at UK’s Berkeley nuclear power station

Nuclear waste removal works at the UK’s Berkeley power station have begun three decades after the site decommissioning. Located on the banks of the River Severn in Gloucestershire, Berkeley is a disused Magnox power station, which was the world’s first commercial nuclear power station. Operations at the power plant stopped in 1989. Many of the laboratories at the power station have already been dismantled.

Further reading

Iran could turn hacked American cyber-weapons back on US in 'holy war in cyber-space' 

Tom Kellerman, a former cyber comissioner for President Obama, has warned that Americe could shortly come under a massive cyber attack from Iran that, among other things, could cripple the country's energy network. Kellerman has suggested that critical infrastructure, including power plants, could be vulnerable to Iran's hackers.

Read more: The Telegraph

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