Juwi Scores Contracts for 250 MW of Solar in South Africa

German company, juwi Renewable Energies, has concluded three Engineering, Procurement and Construction and Operation & Maintenance contracts, with a combined value of $206 million, with African private equity fund manager, African Infrastructure Investment Managers. This will deliver 250 MW of additional solar PV electricity to South Africa’s power grid over the next several years. 

Conservationists Submit Letter to Irish Government Asking for Closure of Peat Plants

An open letter by 33 conservation and environmental justice organizations in the US has been sent to the Irish government, the Electricity Supply Board, and Bord na Móna, (an Irish company operating six business units: Powergen, Biomass, Resource Recovery, Peat, Horticulture, and Fuels) opposing large-scale biomass burning in Ireland’s three peat power stations citing a serious threat to southern US forests.

Interview with Antonio Delgado Rigal, PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Founding Partner and Director General of AleaSoft

In Italian, in Spanish, in German, in French, in English. AleaSoft has a website that says a lot in many languages. Because this Spanish company that was born in the UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) offers a product –forecasting in the energy sector– that is demanded everywhere. AleaSoft is a company that has married statistics with Artificial Intelligence to forecast demand; forecast the production of renewable energies; and forecast the prices in the electricity markets (all of them at the short, medium and long-term). Forecasts that, according to their client portfolio, are accurate: "At present –says its Director General, Antonio Delgado Rigal– 85% of the electricity traded in the Spanish electricity market uses AleaSoft forecasts as reference".

ARGENTINA: El Banco Mundial otorga 50 millones de dólares al banco Itaú para proyectos verdes certificados

La Corporación Financiera Internacional (IFC, por sus siglas en inglés), entidad del Grupo Banco Mundial, ha anunciado el otorgamiento de 50 millones de dólares al banco Itaú Argentina para ser destinados a financiar pequeñas y medianas empresas y proyectos de energía sostenible, bajo la condición de ser certificados en base a los llamados Principios de Préstamo Verde.