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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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EV chargers to be fixed not to run on peak time to help grid

EV chargers to be fixed not to run on peak time to help grid: Electric vehicle (EV) charging spots at British homes & offices will be set to turn off for 9 hours each day to avert grid congestion that can bring about blackouts. The Times reported that new rules will come into effect by…
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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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UK Government sparks a hydrogen revolution

UK Government sparks a hydrogen revolution: The government has now published its much-awaited Hydrogen Strategy that is expected to deliver 9,000 jobs as well as open up £4 billion investment by 2030. Included in the strategy, a current public consultation has been started to investigate ways to reduce the cost of hydrogen production. A current…
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Cornwall is beginning to boil

Cornwall is beginning to boil A power plant that is located United Down Industrial Estate in Cornwall has rcently delivered what is being claimed as the UK’s very first geothermal steam using 175°C water which was extracted from 5.1 kilometres underground. This will be converted and hopefully be turned into approximately 3MWe of power which…
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Market for new-build renewables doubtful to meet net zero

Market for new-build renewables doubtful to meet net zero: The current market and options available for new-build renewables are inadequate to keep the UK on track to its net zero target. According to National Grid Future Energy Scenario (FES), the UK needs approximately 87-113GW (scenario dependent) of renewables capacity by 2030 and 197-231GW by 2050.…
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Scottish generator's transmission network charges still rise

Scottish generator’s transmission network charges still rise

Scottish generator’s transmission network charges still rise: Further research into National Grid‘s 5-year view of Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) charges by Cornwall Insight highlights, annual TNUoS costs for a typical 40MW onshore wind site in Northern Scotland are forecast to rise to £1.28mn by 2025-26. This is an increase of 180% in nine…
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National Grid confer on energy from Scotland to Yorkshire

National Grid confer on energy from Scotland to Yorkshire: National Grid will initiate a consult on a new energy project to transfer renewable energy from Scotland to Yorkshire to be held next Monday. The Scotland to England Green Link 2 (SEGL2) will deliver renewable energy from Scotland by way of the North Sea to the…
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National Grid acquires £7.8bn Western Power Distribution

National Grid acquires £7.8bn Western Power Distribution: National Grid has reported the £7.8 billion take over of Britain’s biggest electricity distribution business, Western Power Distribution (WPD). The purchase from PPL Corporation is predicted to permit the group to make a ‘strategic’ portfolio repositioning. The company also said, in the second half of this year, it…
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Set to cut transport emissions is the stone recycling project

Set to cut transport emissions is the stone recycling project:  Recently Siemens Energy has launched a stone reuse project to reduce emissions and construction traffic in Lincolnshire. This initiative will move more than 8,768 tonnes of stone, and was used to build a temporary access road and site accommodation for the Triton Knoll onshore substation…
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