- American Electric Power announced it is increasing capital investment in its regulated operations and new, renewable generation over the next three years to provide more advanced, cleaner energy solutions for its customers. The company plans to invest $1.8 billion in new renewable generation during 2018 to 2020. [Digital Journal]
- Strong winds and storms in October helped Scottish turbines produce more than 1.7 million MWh of electricity for the National Grid. Wind power provided more than 100% of electricity demand for Scotland on 15 days during October and supplied enough electricity to power all of Scotland’s homes on 28 days. [Aberdeen Evening Express]
- Petroleum Development Oman and GlassPoint Solar have announced completion of the first block of one of the world’s largest solar plants, the 1,021-MW Miraah solar plant in Oman. Each of the 36 blocks has a separate greenhouse protecting its solar array from the harsh conditions on the oilfield, such as strong winds and dust storms. [CleanTechnica]
- The solar and wind power generated in Germany in October has reached a record high. According to research released by IWR on behalf of Entsoe-e, 14.6 billion kWh of energy was generated last month. This is almost double the production of last October, and significantly beats the previous record of 12.5 billion kWh set last March. [Energy Digital]
- The future looks promising for the local and regional offshore wind business. Three recent reports project up to 36,000 new jobs and 8,000 MW of offshore wind power between New Jersey and Maine by 2030. The reports were released by the Clean Energy States Alliance, a coalition of state energy agencies and other organizations. [ecoRI news]
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