Argo Blockchain purchases two data centers powered by hydro in Quebec

Argo Blockchain, a cryptocurrency mining company, has completed the acquisition of two data centers in Quebec, Canada, powered almost entirely from hydropower. The acquisition is part of the company’s strategy to increase control over the mining facilities in which its machines are hosted, with a view to providing the company with long-term stability, according to […]

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Fortum and Uniper team to manage operations of generating assets

Fortum and Uniper have finalized the first planning phase in three strategic cooperation areas: Nordic hydropower and physical trading optimization, wind and solar development, and hydrogen. Under the proposed plans, Fortum would lead the operations of both companies’ Nordic hydro assets while Uniper would take the lead in the development of both companies’ wind and […]

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EU approves €400 million aid scheme to develop renewables in Denmark

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Danish aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources: onshore and offshore wind, wave power plants, hydroelectric power plants and solar PV. The measure will help Denmark reach its renewable energy targets without unduly distorting competition and will contribute to the European objective […]

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IRENA members commit to advance the global hydropower fleet

Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency and private sector representatives are joining forces to modernize and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe. This is one of the results of the third meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower organized by IRENA, which aims to expand collaboration and action between the agency’s global […]

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AES pooling clean energy resources to power Google data centers

Virginia-based AES Corp. will supply nearly carbon-free electricity to power Google’s data centers in the state. The power generator announced it will become sole supplier of the tech giant’s data-center needs for clean energy. Under the agreement AES will start supply later this year. See our interview with AES Chief Operating Officer Bernerd Da Santos […]

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Voith Hydro to supply pumped storage equipment for Idaho combined energy project

Cat Creek Energy and Water has chosen Voith Hydro to design, manufacture and install 720 MW of ternary pumped storage equipment for the Cat Creek Energy and Water (CCEW) Project planned near Mountain Home, Idaho. The overall project, on the South Fork of the Boise River, includes wind and solar generation parks and the pumped-storage […]

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Renewable-energy based microgrid in Patagonia to use iron flow battery

Long-duration iron flow battery manufacturer ESS Inc announced a new contract with Chilean utility, Edelaysen, a GRUPO SAESA company, to provide a flow battery system to support a renewable energy-based microgrid in Chile. Edelaysen will deploy ESS Inc.’s 300-kW/2-MWh Energy Warehouse, integrated with renewable resources in a microgrid system in the environmentally pristine Patagonia area […]

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