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.
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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.
“Reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector no longer needs to be considered expensive,” says the National Infrastructure Commission.
The UK experience is a poor argument for introducing capacity markets, according to Ralf Wezel, secretary-general of EU Turbines, a European lobby group for gas and steam turbines, and Eugine, which promotes gas engines.
National Grid has brought into operation a new system to dispatch ancillary service providers.
Brexit has hit home for the Capacity Market. A panel of technical experts has told BEIS that the UK’s EU departure could affect the amount by which interconnectors should be derated in the Capacity Market.