West of Duddon Sands windfarm has begun full commercial operations

West of Duddon Sands windfarm has begun full commercial operations

West of Duddon Sands offshore windfarm has begun full commercial operations, according to a statement from the Scottish Power on Thursday. The joint venture with Dong Energy worth £1.6 billion first exported power to the grid in January, part of ...

Read More »

US Navy invests $8m to develop marine energy

US Navy invests $8m to develop marine energy

$8 million is being invested by the US Navy to develop marine energy technologies for use at it’s worldwide facilities. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded a four-year contract to the University of Washington (UW) to help develop ...

Read More »

National Grid have secured extra 1.1GW to reduce blackout risk

National Grid have secured extra 1.1GW to reduce blackout risk

The National Grid has secured an additional 1.1GW of derated capacity for this winter to decrease the risk of power cuts. The transmission system operator said it has taken the “sensible precaution” to increase margins to just over 6 per ...

Read More »

Ofgem calls for ‘awful customer service’ complaints handling procedures to be fixed

Ofgem calls for ‘awful customer service’ complaints handling procedures to be fixed

Energy suppliers have been given a demand by Ofgem that they have until the end of this month to fix their ‘frankly awful’ customer service complaints handling procedures. They have been told they need to explain to customers what changes ...

Read More »

Energy complaints that are unresolved are 20 times higher than stats

Energy complaints that are unresolved are 20 times higher than stats

Labour claimed today that half a million people and small businesses might not be getting compensation for wrong billing and bad service. According to the figures, this could mean that unresolved complaints could be 20 times higher than official figures ...

Read More »

ABB and Vestas join forces to improve power in offgrid Africa

ABB and Vestas join forces to improve power in offgrid Africa

ABB the engineering giant and Vestas the wind energy company have joined up to improve electricity access in off-grid areas of Africa. Under the agreement, Vestas’ wind turbines will be combined with ABB’s microgrid power solutions to create hybrid generation ...

Read More »

Waste-to-energy plant opens in Exeter

Waste-to-energy plant opens in Exeter

Exeter has it’s own energy recovery facility that has the capacity to process 60,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste every year. 3.7MW of electricity will be produced by the plant, 3.2MW of which will be exported to the grid, enough to power ...

Read More »

Ofgem to investigate British Gas, Eon and npower over low meter installation

Ofgem to investigate British Gas, Eon and npower over low meter installation

An investigation has been launched by Ofgem, to look into why British Gas, npower and Eon have such a low rollout of advanced electricity meters for business customers. Ofgem will be looking to find out why the 3 companies have ...

Read More »

Renewables trade groups split

Renewables trade groups split

The Renewable Energy Association and the Solar Trade Association will part company formally on the 1st January 2015, as announced by both companies today. The statement said that the companies are splitting up to concentrate on their own strengths, following ...

Read More »

Liberal Democrats promise a energy efficiency tax cut after 2025

Liberal Democrats promise a energy efficiency tax cut after 2025

The Lib Dems have pledged to close all British coal plants after 2025 and give a major new tax cut for energy efficiency. At the party’s Autumn conference in Glasgow today, Lib Dem Energy Secretary Ed Davey said that the ...

Read More »
Scroll To Top