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SSE receives £100K fine for overcharging at power stations

SSE receives £100K fine for overcharging at power stations

SSE has been fined £100,000 for overcharging at six of it’s power stations. Ofgem found the supplier demanded excessively high amounts to switch off it’s hydropower stations when the grid was unable to cope with their electricity. When there is ...

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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 ...

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Moody’s say that energy crunch this winter will be a temporary one

Moody’s say that energy crunch this winter will be a temporary one

Wholesale price of energy will remain flat and possible fall according to research from ratings agency Moody, which will be welcomed by consumers. Better insulation in houses, new offshore wind farms are likely to halt an expected rise in retail ...

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Demand expectations for England World Cup opener less than predicted

Demand expectations for England World Cup opener less than predicted

The National Grid’s demand expectation for England’s first World Cup game came in lower than expected. The predicted surge at half time was recorded at only 550MW less than the 700Mw anticipated, with the full time pick up at a ...

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Balfour Beatty suspends 3 employees amid corruption investigations

Balfour Beatty suspends 3 employees amid corruption investigations

National Grid contractor Balfour Beatty have suspended three employees amid ongoing investigations of alleged ‘improper conduct’ around it’s gas mains replacement contract. On Wednesday, trade union GMB said that a “major investigation” has been launched to allegations that “wads of cash”, ...

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National Grid announce former Countryfile star to help with the impact of pylons on beauty spots

Former Countryfile presenter Chris Baines is to help the National Grid reduce the negative impact ugly electricity pylons make on places of natural beauty. The author, broadcaster and environmentalist will chair an independent group who will tackle these issues, working ...

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1000 megawatt drop during Wimbledon Murray final

1000 megawatt drop during Wimbledon Murray final

The hot weather on Sunday  together with the nail-biting Wimbledon Men’s Final between Britain’s Andy Murray and Serbian Novak Djkovic, lead to a 1000 megawatt suppression according to The National Grid. The usual expectation of a surge during the national ...

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