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Latest U.K. offshore wind bids set new record, come in under $50/MWh

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:Offshore wind came in at a new UK record low of £39.65/MWh ($48.8/MWh) as it dominated contract-for-difference (CfD) awards for 6GW of renewable energy.Developments awarded 15-year deals under the latest CfD round include three 1.2GW projects at Dogger Bank developed by Equinor and SSE, and Innogy’s 1.4GW Sofia development, all off England, plus 454MW at the Seagreen project off Scotland.The low rate, at 2012 prices, marks a 30% reduction on offshore wind power costs seen at the last CfD round in 2017 when the lowest rate seen was £57.50.The UK government said the total of 12 new projects – six offshore wind, four remote island wind and two bioenergy – will power seven million homes once they are exporting to the grid by 2025.Richard Howard, research director at UK-based Aurora Energy Research, told Recharge the low prices were both “surprising” and “impressive,” while also noting the huge role the Dogger Bank zone – site of the three Equinor/SSE projects and Innogy’s Sofia – will play in the future sector.“Overall it is impressive the continuing cost decline for offshore wind. And part of that must have been predicated by the introduction of larger turbines,” said Howard. “You have heard this week about GE starting to get orders for the 12MW [Haliade-X] turbine. I think an important part of how you get the costs down to around £40/MWh will have been really big turbines on really windy sites on Dogger Bank.”More: Equinor, SSE and Innogy win as UK offshore wind hits cost lows Latest U.K. offshore wind bids set new record, come in under $50/MWhlast_img read more

Tioga County Chamber names new president & CEO

first_imgHe was also on the Board of Directors from 2015 to 2019. Andrew Hafer was named the new president and CEO. Roseann Cole, Chairman of the Board of Directors said, “[Hafer] is such an asset to our community and the Chamber is pleased and excited to have him on board.” OWEGO (WBNG) — The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce announced a new president and CEO Monday morning. He worked with Tioga Opportunities since 2007 and served as the Energy Services Director, Community Services and Operations Manager. Hafer will replace current Chamber President and CEO Gwen Kania. Kania has served as president and CEO since 2014 and worked in the chamber for over a decade. Hafer starts his role as president and CEO on May 29.last_img read more

Four Ex.Co members named on CAF Standing Committees

first_imgFour members of the Ghana Football Association’s Executive Committee have been appointed to serve on Standing Committee’s of the Confederation of African Football.Fred Crentsil, Vice President of the GFA, Emmanuel Kyeremeh, Felix Ansong and George Afriyie will serve on CAF Committees after Caf’s Executive Committee, at its meeting in Cairo on May 15th and 16th 2013 approved their selection following a new system of selection.Crenstil will join the 23-member Organizing Committee for the African Nations Championship, a tournament for home-based players.Kyeremeh was selected onto the Audit Committee as a member. Felix Ansong joins the Organizing Committee for Women’s Football with George Afriyie nominated as a member of the Marketing and TV Committee.Five other Ghanaian officials were also named on other Standing Committees.FA Cup Chairman, Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula will serve on the Organizing Committee for the Inter-Clubs Competition. Former GFA General Secretary, W.K. Agra is on the Legal Affairs.Education and Technical Development Officer of the GFA, Francis Oti Akenteng is on the Technical and Development Committee of CAF as a member.Louis Laryea has been selected as a Zonal Representative for West B for the Referees’ Committee.Supreme Court Judge and former Chairman of the Ghana Football Association’s Appeal Committee, Justice Anin Yeboah has been appointed to serve on Appeal Board, an arm of CAF’s the Legal Body.Their membership will be for the period between 2013-2015.last_img read more