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  • Ukrenergo Review June 8 – 14

    Here is the latest issue of Ukrenergo Review waiting for those of you eager to follow electricity market news and endless changes.

    In this release, find out how Sydney Opera turns green, where the world’s largest wind turbine will be installed, how Tesla surprised the PowerShell users as well as a myriad of other facts.

    1.Sydney Opera will now be using green electricity

    More than 85% of the electricity consumed by the Sydney Opera over a year will be ensured by renewable energy. The respective agreement was concluded for a term of 7 years,

    under the terms of which, electricity will come from wind and solar power plants in New South Wales, including the Glenn Innes Sapphire wind farm and the Bomen Solart station, which is being built in Wagga-Wagga, 450 kilometers away from Sydney.

    “The Opera House is Australia’s first architectural monument to join this innovative retail energy model. Hence, the theater has joined a growing number of the well-known organizations contributing to the low-carbon future via investing in the large-scale renewable energy projects,” as reported by the theater`s executive director.

    “This agreement brings us one step closer to implementing our long-term green energy targets and ensures significant savings in operating costs over a seven-year period.”

     

    1. Tesla has launched a mobile application helping to prevent power outages during a thunderstorm

    Tesla activated the Storm Watch application for Powerwall Power Battery owners living in California high-risk fire areas.

    In the event of a possible thunderstorm or a severe weather deterioration, which increases the likelihood of power outage, Powerwall launches the Storm Watch function. This mode automatically charges Powerwall up to its maximum power to provide backup power. The mode remains active until the bad weather is over. The system then returns to the pre-selected mode.

    However, Powerwall owners can opt out of the program if weather, as well as the possibility of power loss, does not cause concern, and they want their home battery to continue running normally.

    The new app feature has already come in handy in Queensland, Australia, where the application has activated the feature prior to the start of the cyclone.

    As previously reported, the Powerwall deployment was relatively slow, yet Tesla claims it plans to increase its production during the second half of 2019.

     

    1. The world’s largest wind turbine will be installed in Rotterdam

    The world’s largest wind turbine, Haliade-X, with a capacity of 12 megawatts, will soon be installed in the port of Rotterdam. Haliade-X 12 MW is a marine wind turbine with a capacity of 12 MW (currently the most powerful turbine in the world), the rotational part of which is 220 meters, whereas the blade length reaches 107 meters. The developer of the turbine is the Danish LM Wind Power company, which, in addition to its design, also developed the digital capabilities of the windmill. Therefore, Haliade-X is not only the largest in size, but also the most powerful offshore wind turbine.

    As reported on the company`s Twitter, sections of the turbine tower were loaded onto the ship and sent to their installation place in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Four segments were loaded on the tower manufacturer’s site – GRI Renewable Industries in Seville and shall arrive in the Netherlands by the end of the month.

     

    4.British households are going to sell excess electricity to power companies

    From now on, the British energy companies are obliged to buy electricity from renewable energy sources of their own consumers. These responsibilities rely on them in accordance with the new law, which is to begin to operate in the United Kingdom in the near future.

    Homeowners who, from January 1, 2020, will install new solar panels on their roof, will be able to save by selling excess electricity to their suppliers.

    Approximately 800,000 homeowners with solar panels are already receiving payments under the previous scheme. However, in April, the government abolished these subsidies, bringing the number of new plants down by 94% in May compared to the previous month.

     

    1. Smart technologies will have the greatest impact on the construction sector in the coming years

    The American Frost & Sullivan consulting company has published a new report analyzing the global construction sector as well as the role of smart and energy efficient technologies in the market. Analysts of the company argue that the sector market share will increase from $ 1249.95 billion to $ 1 301.44 billion in 2019.

    According to its senior analyst Anirudh Bhaskaran, “Leading automation companies will strive to integrate smart capabilities in buildings through partnerships with technology companies. Huge data volumes analysis is thus of crucial importance for such buildings. “

    Construction companies need to establish partnerships with energy companies, energy consultants and traders in order to make housing smart and energy-efficient. Meanwhile, software developers should develop a vendor-independent platform being compatible with other devices.

     

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