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US Vermont power plant closes

US Vermont power plant closes

A nuclear power plant in Vermont has closed permanently as of midday on Monday. Over 43 years the plant provided power to the New England grid and produced over 171 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The Governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin who ...

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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 ...

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EDF Energy opens new wind farm and gas power station

EDF Energy opens new wind farm and gas power station

EDF Energy opened a new wind farm and a gas plant yesterday at West Burton in Nottinghamshire. Energy Minister Michael Fallon joined EDF Group Chairman and CEO Henri Proglio to open the Teeside offshore wind farm and the West Burton ...

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Ofgem proposes higher compensation payments for power cuts

Ofgem proposes higher compensation payments for power cuts

In a proposal published this week, Ofgem have advised they want to force power companies to double their compensation payments to customers affected by power cuts in severe weather. The distribution network operators (DNO’s) will be required to pay out ...

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Finnish wave power test comes to Cornwall

Finnish wave power test comes to Cornwall

The Finnish energy company Fortum is testing it’s wave power technology in Cornwall. They announced a deal earlier today with UK based company Wave Hub who have their testing sites 16km off the Cornish coast in the Atlantic ocean. The ...

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UK Power Networks issue contracts worth £26 million for grid maintenance

UK Power Networks issue contracts worth £26 million for grid maintenance

Contracts of £26 million have been awarded by UKPN for grid maintenance and upgrades over the next two years. Successful bidders for the contracts were Carillion, Costain and Electricity Network Solutions in the South East and Eastern England. They will ...

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