The government has made the right decision on the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon. No matter how much we would like to have a world-first project, it’s hugely expensive and has very few of the attributes that we want from new technologies.
Offshore wind is a great success story for UK renewables. New Power considers how the next set of installations is progressing
The days are gone when the power industry’s principal objective was to meet peak demand. New challenges include fast ramping, congestion management and balancing a very different supply and demand portfolio.
Engineering company Offshore Marine Management (OMM) is urging MPs to consider the impact of Brexit on the future of the offshore renewables industry.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has announced a £1.3 million programme of technology innovation projects designed to advance Scotland’s offshore wind sector.
Ofgem has selected Diamond Transmission Partners as preferred bidder to own and operate the high-voltage transmission link to the Race Bank offshore wind farm for the next 20 years.
Sembcorp is to acquire distributed power specialist UK Power Reserve (UKPR) for £216 million.
Ofgem has alleged that three companies – energy suppliers Economy Energy and E (Gas and Electricity) and consultancy Dyball Associates – have broken competition law.
Ofgem will consult in late summer on changes to energy-supply licences that could mean suppliers have to face more financial tests.
National Policy Statements for energy projects – including renewable energy – are slipping out of date and there is a “pressing need for revisions”, according to planning expert and blogger Angus Walker of lawyers BDB.