Tuesday, October 27, 2020

National Grid starts construction on world’s longest interconnector

Work has begun on Viking Link, an interconnector which will allow the exchange of electricity between Denmark and the UK. This 765km long undersea cable will...

SSE to roll out their first three-phase smart meters after testing success

SSE has stated to have become the first UK supplier to install and manually commission a three-phase meter under laboratory conditions. The announcement follows the...

Shell shock: Hudson Energy sold as part of UK energy conquest

SHELL Energy has taken the next step on their quest to become UK’s largest residential energy provider by acquiring Hudson Energy Supply UK Limited. Hudson...

Show us the light: Solar panels recognised in landmark ruling

HIGH Court has set an example for future energy generation cases as it squashed planning permission that would have overshadowed solar panels in a...

Plan for first zero carbon industrial cluster in Humber unveiled

NEW report outlining how the world’s first zero carbon industrial cluster can be developed in the UK by 2040 has been published. The proposals published...

National Grid outlines plans to buy more inertia

NATIONAL Grid plans to launch a tender for new inertia services next month for delivery from April. The company recently shared their ambition to be able...

Solar panels provide power at night for the first time in the UK

Lightsource BP has become the first company in the UK to provide a reactive power service from a solar plant at night. In a successful...

Registration of battery electric vehicles accelerates by 151%

BATTERY electric vehicle registrations are up 151.8%, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In their October 2019...

Warrington power station set to close in March 2020

SSE has confirmed that the remaining units at its coal-fired Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station in Warrington will close by 31 March 2020. The Cheshire station...

Capacity Market and Demand Side Response: A love story

FOLLOWING an eight-month long investigation, the European Commission reinstated Great Britain's Capacity Market by formalising the granting of State Aid on 24 October. The suspension...