The 7MW Levenmouth offshore wind demonstration turbine in Fife will be available until 2029 after it won permission from the Scottish Government to remain in operation.
Standard Chartered bank has announcing it will no longer provide financing for new coal-fired power plants anywhere in the world, “save where there is an existing commitment”.
The Planning Inspectorate has rejected an appeal for an opencast coal mine at Nant Llesg, in Caerphilly, South Wales.
Origami Energy has announced plans to connect 19MW of battery assets to energy markets. The company’s technology will provide monitoring, control and operation of the batteries, enabling access to multiple revenue streams for each asset.
The first utility-scale battery facility in Scotland has been commissioned. The 20MW Broxburn Energy Storage installation was built and managed by RES and is owned by The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG).
The government has announced £36 million of funding for Swansea University to develop building materials that generate electricity using solar PV and heat.
Ofgem has written to network companies, suppliers and metering companies to warn them to take action to improve the quality of the data they hold on customers.
Suez UK has announced plans for a new energy-from-waste facility at Haverton Hill, Stockton-on-Tees that will serve public sector and commercial customers in the North East and Scotland.
Statkraft has entered the Irish power market. It has been granted a supply licence in the Republic of Ireland and has successfully concluded a seven-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Castledockrell, a 41.4MW wind farm.
SSE has held talks with Wicklow County Council to discuss its plan for a second phase at Arklow Bank, Ireland’s only operational offshore wind farm. The 25MW scheme is generating and has a consented area that could provide 520MW.