Renewable energy strategy consultancy Almach has launched an online renewable energy procurement platform.
EDF Renewables has sold a 49% stake in its wind farms to Dalmore Capital and the Pensions Infrastructure Platform, which brings together UK local authority pension schemes. The cash proceeds to EDF at close for the 49% stake are £701 million.
Professor Martin Cave, the UK Government’s preferred candidate as the next chair of Ofgem, has passed muster after being scrutinised by the Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee.
Eelpower has acquired the recently-completed 20MW Rock Farm battery scheme from Anesco. Eelpower also acquired two storage projects that will be commissioned later this year – a 10MW scheme near Winchester and an 8MW scheme in Cumbria.
Marine energy developer Minesto has begun commissioning its first commercial-scale tidal energy project. Initial sea trials of the company’s DG500 tidal energy converter are taking place in Holyhead harbour and Holyhead Deep.
The government is “massively out of step” with most of the public when it stands in the way of building more wind farms, according to new polling for RenewableUK.
Construction is about to start on a 235MW onshore wind farm in central Sweden, financed through a 29-year fixed-volume power purchase agreement (PPA) with aluminium producer Norsk Hydro.
East Lothian Council has recommended that Scottish ministers refuse planning permission for an electricity substation at the former Cockenzie power station site on the grounds it could prejudice future development of the site.
Gridserve has announced plans to roll out a UK-wide network of “electric forecourts”. It wants to “offer significantly more high-power charging points than are currently available at most UK petrol stations”.
Neuconnect Britain has applied for an interconnector licence for a direct link between GB and Germany.