British, Dutch offshore wind interconnection plans agreed

British, Dutch offshore wind interconnection plans agreed: The National Grid commercial development arm, National Grid Ventures and the Dutch transmission system operator TenneT have inked an agreement to investigate the feasibility of connecting the grids of both countries to the Dutch and British wind farms through subsea electricity cables. Up to 4GW of British and…
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National Grid warning network decay risks power blackouts

National Grid warning network decay risks power blackouts: Due to the decaying electricity network, the boss of National Grid has warned Britain will be at risk of power blackouts. Speaking to The Times, John Pettigrew said Ofgem‘s plans to cut investments in energy networks could result in an increased risk of blackouts as the regulator…
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Storm Ellen sets new wind generation record

Storm Ellen sets new wind generation record: Storm Ellen, characterised by very strong winds and heavy rains to parts of the UK, has generated a new record for helping bring the ‘highest-ever’ share of power from wind farms onto the grid. On Saturday 22nd August at 1am, wind energy made up 59.1% of Britain’s electricity…
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Excess power to grid payments for households

Excess power to grid payments for households: In parts of South London, Hertfordshire and Kent, Social Energy’s customers will receive a yearly payment of £125 for the next four years for participating in a smart grid project. The project, follows a partnership with UK Power Networks, which will be available to around 100 homes initially…
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First Cornish smart-grid wind turbine turned on

First Cornish smart-grid wind turbine turned on: Thanks to the switching-on of a new wind turbine connected to the grid, more than 1,400 homes in Cornwall will be powered with renewables in September. The project is estimated to reduce Cornwall’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3,300 tonnes every year, the first to be built in Cornwall…
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Hydroelectric power station in hollow Scottish mountain

A pumped-storage hydroelectric power station in a Scottish hollow mountain has started providing support services, making the British grid greener. Drax Group and the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) in a new partnership came together and produced the outcome, which is expected to save consumers up to £128 million over six years. Cruachan Power…
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Grid stability partnership launched without CO2 emissions

Grid stability partnership launched without CO2 emissions: With a new approach to managing the stability of the grid, Statkraft has joined forces with electrical engineering company GE Power Conversion. Two rotating stabiliser synchronous machines will be manufactured and installed by GE Power Conversion at Statkraft’s site in Keith in the Northeast of Scotland. Without generating…
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