TotalEnergies eyes stake in world’s largest offshore wind farm

WORLD – TotalEnergies SE is weighing taking a stake in what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, according to people familiar with the matter, as the French oil major continues to flex its green credentials, reports Bloomberg. Paris-listed TotalEnergies could buy a roughly 20% stake in the third phase of the Dogger Bank wind project in the North Sea, which is being developed by U.K.-listed SSE Plc and Norway’s Equinor ASA, the people said. Deliberations are ongoing, and no final decisions on the size of any stake purchase…

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IPP Lekela Power set to connect its wind farm to Egypt’s national grid

EGYPT – Lekela Power, an Independent Power Producer (IPP), has announced that it is connecting the first part of its West Bakr wind farm to Egypt’s national grid and will eventually have a capacity of 250 MW. This joint venture between the British investment fund Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power is connecting 20 wind turbines from its West Bakr wind farm to Egypt’s national grid. The remaining 76 turbines will be delivered before the end of 2021 by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, which has secured the contract to build the…

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Kipeto Energy wind farm to supply 100MW to Kenya’s national grid

KENYA – The second-largest wind power farm in Kenya Kipeto Energy, has announced that it will start feeding electricity to the national grid beginning next week having connected the Kipeto wind farm to the national grid and would now gradually start testing and switching on the turbines. Kipeto Energy, in a statement, said it had connected a 17km (220KV) high-voltage transmission line, linking the wind plant to the national grid at the Isinya Sub-station, and that it was ready to go live. The wind plant has an installed capacity of…

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South Africa’s Enel Green Power commences operation of its 140MW Nxuba wind farm

SOUTH AFRICA – Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), South African subsidiary of Enel Group has reached commercial operation on its 140MW Nxuba wind farm in the Eastern Cape province. The project, whose construction involved an investment of around US$245.36million, is expected to generate 460 GWh of energy annually. “This important milestone confirms EGP’s commitment to South Africa and cements our position as the leading renewable Independent Power Producer in the country,” said Salvatore Bernabei, CEO of Enel Green Power. The Nxuba wind farm will avoid the emission of approximately…

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Nareva and Enel sign agreement for 270MW Jbel Lahdid wind farm in Morocco

MOROCCO -Moroccan electric and water utility ONEE has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a consortium formed by Italy’s Enel Green Power and Moroccan energy company Nareva Holding related to the 270-MW Jbel Lahdid wind farm that the duo will build in the North African kingdom. ONEE said in a statement that the wind project would mobilise an investment of around MAD 2.8 billion (US4317.1m). The Jbel Lahdid wind farm will be erected at a site located some 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) north-east of the port city of Essaouira.…

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