Westcott Venture Park is set to start construction this summer on a 15MWp PV array covering 76 acres, which it says is the UK’s first unsubsidised industrial solar park.
Npower will pay a fine of £2.4 million after it failed to install advanced meters for business customers.
Mixed fortunes for two wind farms in Northern Ireland: planners have recommended refusal for North Power Croaghan’s 11.5MW project at Macosquin near Coleraine, and the 25MW Castlecraig scheme developed by RES at Drumquin in County Tyrone is due to
Centrica has appointed Chris O’Shea as group CFO and executive director of Centrica plc, effective 1 November. From 2015 Chris was group CFO of Smiths Group plc.
Portsmouth County Council has decided not to set up its own power supply company. Local councillors voted against the proposal.
Proposals from the regulator to extend the price cap have been delayed until the autumn. Ofgem says it wants more time to assess responses to a consultation on the plan.
Simec Atlantis Energy is to fuel its 220MW plant in Uskmouth, Wales, with pellets made from a combination of biogenic waste and non-recyclable plastic.
Prysmian has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to supply cables for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm – set to become the world’s biggest.
The Irish government has announced it will run its first renewable power auction next year after cabinet approval for the country’s new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS).
Ofgem has sounded a warning to the new Electricity System Operator (ESA), currently being spun-out of National Grid, that it expects it to be proactive in fostering transparent markets and competition in the industry.