The energy transition is one of the major challenges of our time. Wind and solar energy are replacing fossil fuels. Peaks and troughs in power generation must be absorbed to ensure a continuity of supply. Increasing electricity consumption is also placing a greater burden on the infrastructure.
The changing use of the energy grids also means that other demands are being placed on them. Grid operators are having to upgrade their substations so renewable power can be supplied at the right voltage level so it can be transmitted. With our expertise in electrical and high-voltage technology and civil engineering, we can arrange the engineering for these upgrades.
Our specialists are also involved in energy optimisation for industrial companies in engineering for onshore and offshore wind energy as well as, for example, the generation of tidal power. The energy world is changing. We can help our customers move forward in a rational way that ensures their future.
Every profession, including ours, requires its specific technical know-how. We share this knowledge with VIRO. On the other hand, VIRO has know-how that we do not possess, but can use well. That should go back and forth. For this you have to do projects together. Based on that, you grow closer and closer to each other.
Project Manager, Hawart
The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report also highlights that solar PV costs are expected to halve by 2020. The best onshore wind and solar PV projects could be delivering electricity for an equivalent of USD 3 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), or less within the next two years.
More than 350 government representatives from 115 countries — including Ministers and high-level officials — gathered in Abu Dhabi to attend the 14th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council re-elected China as Chair of the meeting and Colombia as Vice-Chair.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), is inviting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$350 million (AED1.285 billion) IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, the current funding round of US$50 million in concessional loans marks the sixth of seven annual cycles.
What can we do to help boost your performance of technology? First we will sound ideas out with you until we get to the heart of the matter. You take us through your situation and the crux of your challenge. Do you want to accelerate your time to market? Reduce your costs? Do more to innovate, with minimal risk? Improve expertise or increase flexibility in your engineering team? Get your team to concentrate on the essentials? Together, we will draw up an inventory of your aims, ideas, and opportunities. We won’t think for you, we’ll share ideas with you. What is the best form of cooperation to achieve your plans and help you succeed? By examining your strategy and objectives, you can then get the maximum benefit out of our partnership.Partnership oriented
What can we do to help boost your performance of technology?