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).
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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.
In July, Gemserv opened a discussion on the future for governance. We agree with Ofgem that the opportunity for consumers is innovation and that data will be a key enabler.
Sometimes the need is for immediate action. Sometimes, it’s worth taking a while. This month Ofgem took soundings on whether National Grid should be able to tap customers for cash to replace the “Feeder 9” pipe.
GB has had an energy network for so long it tends to skew our thinking about how energy – and especially power – can operate.
Blockchain is moving out of the realm of speculation into the mainstream. Janet Wood spoke to Australia-based PowerLedger about test beds for the technology and how it will most likely be used in the power sector