Paul Cuttill, deputy chairman of advanced waste to energy developer Drenl, talked Janet Wood through some of the ‘post-planning’ issues to be solved in bringing a project from drawing board to operation
The cost of offshore wind is falling more rapidly than expected and it will continue to do so throughout the 2020s, according to a report from consultants BVG Associates produced for Statkraft. It listed the reasons:
A new nuclear plant at NuGen’s Moorside site in Cumbria appears to have overtaken Wylfa Newydd, a planned replacement for the recently closed plant in Wales, potentially making Moorside the second nuclear plant to be built in the UK after Hinkley
The loss of load expectation (LOLE) in the coming winter would have been 8.9 hours/year – a margin of 1.2% – if National Grid had not procured backup supplies.
Energy-intensive industries are relying on a decarbonised electricity supply industry to deliver at least a quarter of their planned emissions reduction, according to roadmaps produced with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) and th
Plans to close the Renewables Obligation (RO) to wind projects in April 2016 will save the bill payer “hundreds of millions of pounds”, said secretary of state Amber Rudd when she announced the closure in June.
Tempus Energy is set to break the mould of energy supply companies. But as founder Sara Bell tells Janet Wood, that wasn't the original intention
If any group can crack open the energy supply market, it may be local authorities: existing customers, strong balance sheets, the power to make things happen. But so far there’s been a lot of consultancy and very little action. That could be about to change, writes Brendan Coyne
If small diesel and gas generators can stack up enough revenue streams to underpin investment, why can't storage, which may have even more services to offer? Janet Wood found that at this stage of development, the many options of storage make it more difficult to set out a clear investment case.
Scottish Power Transmission (SPT) wants some of the cost of replacing ageing conductors on part of its network to be paid by customers through the so-called Innovation Rollout Mechanism.