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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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Electric ferry to link UK & France travel in 40 minutes

Electric ferry to link UK & France travel in 40 minutes: A new battery powered craft explained as a ‘flying ferry’ may make trips through the English Channel in under an hour. Brittany Ferries, which is the shipping company, has reported plans to investigate the possibility of a new high-speed fully-electric mode of ferry travel…
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EMEC to research floating wind & hydrogen possiblities

EMEC to research floating wind & hydrogen possiblities: The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been granted a contract by the Scottish Government to survey possibilities for floating offshore wind & hydrogen supply chains in Scotland & France. EMEC will be working with London based Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) & French engineering firm INNOSEA to…
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CCGT plants help balance the market during price spikes

CCGT plants help balance the market during price spikes

CCGT plants help balance the market during price spikes: January saw the day-ahead baseload power price (for a 24-hour period) reach £100.0/MWh or higher on seven separate occasions including four consecutive days between 11 and 14 January, while imbalance prices reached a record high of £4,000.0/MWh. During this time, the vast majority of offer volumes…
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UK-French interconnector runs with low carbon electricity

UK-French interconnector runs with low carbon electricity: A new interconnector that conducts low carbon electricity to flow between the UK & France by way of a 149-mile underwater power cable, has went into action. The Interconnexion France-Angleterre 2 (IFA2) extends near the seabed among Hampshire in the UK & Normandy in France. The cable has…
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Rolls-Royce to sell civil nuclear I&C firm to Framatome

Rolls-Royce to sell civil nuclear I&C firm to Framatome: Rolls-Royce will sell its civil nuclear instrumentation & control (I&C) business having signed an agreement with French firm Framatome. The I&C business group consist of all of Rolls-Royce activities and teams situated in Grenoble in France, Prague in the Czech Republic and Beijing & Shenzhen in…
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EU Commission direct France to Court over air quality

EU Commission direct France to Court over air quality: The European Commission has concludede to refer France to the Court of Justice due to poor air quality regarding  high levels of particulate matter (PM10). That’s according to the Commission from data provided by France which confirms the “systematic failure” to meet EU rules on PM10…
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National Grid starts 149 mile undersea cable

National Grid starts 149 mile undersea cable: The National Grid has launched a brand-new under sea power cable to France which has the potential to power 1 million homes with renewable energy. Running adjacent to the sea bed between Portsmouth, Hampshire UK and near Caen, Normandy, the 149 mile length of power cable will eventually…
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