August 17 Energy News



¶ “EU backs Norway and Germany power link” • A power grid link between Norway and Germany is being backed by the European Investment Bank. It signed a €100-million financing agreement with TenneT, one of Europe’s major electricity transmission system operators. The the 624-km, 1.4-GW interconnector will go under the North Sea. [Energy Reporters]

Sysen Dam in Norway

¶ “Wind power generation greatly increases in Azerbaijan” • Wind farms in Azerbaijan produced 14.1 million kWh of electricity in January to July 2018, which is 63.9% more than they did in the same period of last year. Also, solar power plants generated 23.4 million kWh hours of electricity, according to the State Statistics Committee, Trend reported. [AzerNews]

¶ “Solar irrigation leads move to low-carbon energy sourcing” • A World Bank report estimated in 2015 that there were 1.34 million diesel-fired irrigation pumps in Bangladesh. The government plans…

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