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The first natural gas transportation hub to dictate natural gas prices in Mexico could be located close to Monterrey, mainly due to its closeness to Texas and its already existing infrastructure, explained Prud’homme, Head of the Technical and Planning Management Unit at CENAGAS.

SIEMENS Gamesa, the wind giant, announced that it will provide 36 wind generators, accounting for a total of 76 MW, to the wind park Tizimín, in Yucatán. The wind park is expected to start operations in 2018, and in the contract the Operation and Maintenance will be provided by SIEMENS Gamesa for five years.

Photo taken from: SENER

Photo taken from: SENER

Cleantec Challenge México announced the winner of its eight edition: Kinetech Power Systems (KPS). KPS is a Mexican company dedicated to the construction of flywheels to be used for the storage of energy coming from renewable sources.

International

The Department of Energy announced it is backing up the construction of the last two nuclear energy reactors planned for the US with a commitment for US$3.7 billion in loan guarantees.

DONG announced its intentions to change its name to Ørsted. “The name DONG Energy does not fit our company anymore,” announced the company in a press release. With this change, to be approved by an Extraordinary General Meeting in October 30, the company expects to better express its strategic transformation from black to green energy and its recent divestment of the upstream oil and gas production.

Photo taken from: DONG Energy

According to the latest International Energy Agency report, clean energy will grow by about 1,000 GW in the next five years, and by 2022 it will account for a third of the 8,000 TWh produced worldwide.

Elon Musk pointed out that Tesla could power up Puerto Rico with solar energy, as it has done already with smaller islands. This comes after the island suffered major damage in its electricity grid due to Hurricane Maria. Google is also looking to help the island as its application to provide emergency cellular service through balloons was approved by the US Federal Communications Commission.

Photo taken from: SENER

The European Utility Week 2017 took place in Amsterdam from 3 to 5 October. With over 100 countries, 500 Utilities and Grid Operators, and 12,000 attendees, the exhibition went around cutting-edge technologies such as smart metering, big data & analytics, grid Intelligence and storage. Companies’ heads shared the power of partnership, the importance of creating business cases and the role of diversity for the Energy Revolution in Europe. InnoEnergy MSc. student Nikolaos Alexandros Kritikos won the Young Talent Award for its abstract on “The Road to Clean Energy”.

Nikolaos Kritikos, Winner of the Young Talent Award. Photo taken from: European Utility Week

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