May 17, 2020

Mortenson Blowing Canadian Renewable Energy in to the Future

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2 min
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Mortenson Canada plans to establish an office focused solely on renewable energy construction projects and services for Canada. Its primary focus as...


Mortenson Canada plans to establish an office focused solely on renewable energy construction projects and services for Canada. Its primary focus as the new location is launched is the development of its fifth wind power project this year, located near Lake St. Clair. The office will open in December of this year in Mississauga, Ontario.

Mortenson Canada will work in collaboration with the company’s U.S.-based Renewable Energy Groups. Jason Miranowski, Director of Operations, will be an integral component in daily operations in the new office. Miranowski brings to Canada over 15 years of experience in civil and industrial construction.

Mortenson has constructed a total of 328 wind turbines in Canada alone, which generate a total of 687 megawatts of clean, natural wind power. The company’s first wind power project was completed in Canada in 2006, which included the Prince I and II Wind Power Project, located close to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

The latest project to be developed by Mortenson is the 165.6-megawatt Comber Wind Project. Construction of the project will begin in November of 2010 for Canadian-based developer, Brookfield Renewable Power. The project consists of 72 Siemens, 2.3 megawatt turbines, which will supply the electricity needs for over 21,500 homes.

“We are a pioneer in wind power construction in North America,” said Mark Donahue, vice president and general manager. “We have built wind power projects from the mountain tops in British Columbia to the farmland of Ontario. Our expansion and investment in Canada is a reflection of the potential that we see in the Canadian wind power market, and the trust that our customers in Canada have in the expertise and quality that we provide.”

Other wind power construction projects currently being developed, or that have recently been constructed by Mortenson in Canada, include, the Gosfield Wind Project, Dokie Wind Project, St. Joseph Wind Farm and Glen Dhu Wind Project.




 

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Jul 22, 2021

Octopus Renewables buys Eclipse Power

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Renewables
Acquisitions
UK
Dominic Ellis
3 min
The deal, completed with funds managed by Octopus, furthers Octopus’ involvement in the electricity distribution sector

Octopus Renewables has strengthened its electricity distribution profile by fully acquiring Eclipse Power for an undisclosed sum.

The deal, which was completed with funds managed by Octopus, furthers Octopus’ involvement in the electricity distribution sector, having worked with Eclipse since 2018. It will allow Eclipse to continue the expansion of its team, while also investing in its systems, technology, and pipeline, with the ambition of making it one of UK’s leading IDNOs.

Eclipse has secured a portfolio of more than 10,000 connections across residential, industrial, commercial, battery storage and electric vehicle charging customers. Given the focus on electrification of heat, transport and industry in the UK, Eclipse is expected to play an important role in facilitating the UK’s energy transition.

Octopus Renewables is the largest investor of utility scale solar power in Europe, as well as a leading investor in onshore wind and biomass, managing a global portfolio valued at more than £3.5 billion. Institutional investor Nest partnered with the company in March.

Peter Dias, Investment Director, Octopus Renewables, said: “Having worked with Eclipse since 2018 and seeing their exciting growth, we’re thrilled to be able to make this acquisition and support the team to maintain this momentum.

“The acquisition of Eclipse is part of our strategy to identify and back great management teams that are supporting the energy transition. With ongoing support and investment, our investee businesses will have access to the expertise, business networks and financing to be able to scale faster and help contribute towards the UK’s net-zero goals.

“High-quality management of the distribution networks is going to be critical for the UK, and we are very pleased to be directly supporting the decarbonisation of heat, transport, and industry through this acquisition of Eclipse.”

Gary Gay, Managing Director, Eclipse, added Octopus shares a clear understanding of the important role that electricity distribution networks will play in the UK’s drive towards net-zero, and importance of a customer-focussed approach for building future smart distribution networks.

“With that, we are excited to now be part of the Octopus Group, with this investment helping us to reach the next stage of our growth journey and contribute to a greener, more efficient electricity network in the UK.”

Global renewables updates

ReNew Power recently won a 200MW/ac Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) solar generation project in an auction conducted by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company. ReNew Power expects to sign a 25-Year Power Purchase Agreement with the utility by the third fiscal quarter of 2022 to supply clean energy to Maharashtra at a tariff of Rs 2.43/ kWh (~US$0.033).

Natel Energy, a supplier of sustainable hydropower solutions, has announced a $20M funding round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and supported by Chevron Technology Ventures.
The company will use the funding to deploy its Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT), which enables cost-effective production of distributed reliable renewable energy.

Duke Energy Florida plans to invest an estimated $1 billion in 10 new solar power plants across Florida, including the construction of four new sites, which will begin in early 2022 and will take approximately 9 to 12 months to complete. Construction of all 10 sites is projected to be finished by late 2024.

LG Electronics has made public its commitment to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy. 

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