Major offshore wind developers including Dong Energy, A2Sea and London Array did not infringe patents on technology that allows wind turbines better to ride out stormy weather, the High Court has determined, but the case sounded a warning for comp
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Dong Energy is acquiring the Hornsea Zone, including Projects Two and Three, from Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Financial Services (SFS).
The Forewind consortium has relinquished development rights to offshore wind projects that could total 2.4GW, saying it wants to focus on the four projects (Creyke Bank A and B, Teesside A and B) that have development consent.
Seabed owner The Crown Estate has signed a project-specific deal with the Navitus Bay Development consortium, comprising EDF Energy Renewables and Eneco.
Ofgem has agreed that the go-live date for Project Nexus should be delayed by a year, to 1 October 2016.
Renewable energy generators who have been awarded Levy Exemption Certificates (Lecs) for power generated before 1 August this year – when the benefit is removed – will be able to trade them until at least March 2016, according to a consultation by
The government’s latest plan for the smart meter rollout is still uncertain over some key start dates, with just five years to go before the programme is due for completion.
Scottish Power’s decision to close its ageing coal-fired station at Longannet, and cancel plans for a new gas-fired station at its Cockenzie site, has again raised the issue of the effect of location-based “transmission network use of system” (TNU
More reviews of Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) subsidies, and of the energy sector as a whole, look set to check stakeholder hopes for early clarity on policy.
To many consumers, energy networks are often just “the grid” – or even “the electricity (or gas) board”.