Drax Power is hoping a report on ‘whole system’ costs for different technologies, commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc), will make the case for converting its second group of three units from coal to biomass fuel.
New energy company Rolton Kilbride is hoping to bring together local authority waste and energy strategies in a new model of development that will see residual waste turned into power in small city-centre sites serving local heat and power needs.
The idea of a ‘system architect’ is a new one for the energy industry, first put forward in a paper from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in 2014.
A key issue to be resolved in the GB market is whether and how to balance at transmission and distribution levels. Similar questions are being asked across Europe, as Janet Wood found
In November, the European Parliament debated progress towards the European Commission’s aim of an Energy Union. Janet Wood looked at the plans
Energy transactions are being brought, at least partially, under financial conduct regulations. Janet Wood looked at EMIR, Remit and Mifid
Storage need not mean batteries – shifting existing heat and cooling could provide much of the flexibility we need. OpenEnergi's Chris Kimmett explains how existing capacity can be tapped and looks at the potential
E.On finally closed its Ironbridge power station on 20 November, after 46 years in service.
The Galloper windfarm has become the first UK project to be backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The European Investment Bank will provide £225 million for the 56-turbine windfarm.
Statoil has taken a final investment decision on the Hywind pilot project using floating wind turbines.