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A fire at an interconnector is expected to raise energy rates

A fire at an interconnector is expected to raise energy rates: A fire at National Grid’s IFA Interconnector in Sellindge, Kent forced the evacuation of the facility, but it might potentially have a significant impact on Energy Bills. The British-French subsea power link is a joint venture between RTE, the french transmission operator, and National…
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EVs are predicted to raise electricity demand by 71.6TWh

EVs are predicted to raise electricity demand by 71.6TWh: The latest figures from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Benchmark power curve’ forecasts that by 2040 EVs will contribute an additional 71.6TWh, this is a massive 31 times higher than the current level of demand for electricity from electrified transport and 25% of current annual demand which stands at…
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UKAEA publish plan to support fusion power plants growth

UKAEA publish plan to support fusion power plants growth: The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) & the Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials have put out a guideline to back study in materials used in the progress of fusion power plants. Professionals claim that fusion has the capability to supply an ample source of low…
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Electricity imports hit a new high for Britain in August

Electricity imports hit a new high for Britain in August: A new record has been set in Britain for electricity imports last month. On 20th August at 12.20 pm  the country reached a peak of 5.8GW, this is according to research by the energy market analyst EnAppSys. The trial imports coming from the NSL link…
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From First of October E.ON confirms energy bill increase

From First of October E.ON confirms energy bill increase: From the 1st October E.ON Customers who are currently on standard variable tariffs will see their energy bills jump around by a £139 a year. From 1st October the company have said that it is currently in the process of writing to customers to inform them…
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Alok Sharma triggers switch to end Yorkshire coal

Alok Sharma triggers switch to end Yorkshire coal: This past Sunday morning, the UK’s grid made progress nearer to a low carbon future. COP26 President Alok Sharma activated the demolition of SSE’s Ferrybridge ‘C’ coal-fired power plant located in Yorkshire. The decimation eliminated the two 200-metre chimney stacks as well as the boiler house from…
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Ofgem starts inquiry into Community Energy Scheme UK

Ofgem starts inquiry into Community Energy Scheme UK: Ofgem has opened an investigation to see if Community Energy Scheme UK Limited (CES) & its sales and customers methods do not conform to consumer protection legislation. Britain’s energy regulator remarked that the inquiry will think about whether CES violated consumer protection legislation, counting the Consumer Protection…
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National Grid ESO joins AI for solar generation predictions

National Grid ESO joins AI for solar generation predictions: National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has teamed up with the non-profit foundation Open Climate Fix (OCF) to use artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the method the grid forecasts solar generation. The tool is created to forecast where sunlight will fall, by training a machine learning…
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July’s energy switches have slowed down

July’s energy switches have slowed down: Energy switching action has reduced pace last month, as reported by the newest Energy UK’s figures. The figures reveal over 452,000 customers switched to a new supplier in July, constituting a 13% reduction in the numbers in comparison to the same month the previous year. The data additionally calculates…
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Impact of North Sea Link on GB energy market

Impact of North Sea Link on GB energy market: June 2021 saw the first electricity flows across Britain’s latest interconnector, the 1.4GW North Sea Link (NSL) with Norway. The interconnector will commence full operation on 1 October, supplying GB with relatively cheap, low carbon electricity imports. Recent analysis from Cornwall Insight looks into this new…
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