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8GW of onshore & solar already eligible to bid in CfD AR4

8GW of onshore & solar already eligible to bid in CfD AR4 : The latest figures from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Renewables pipeline tracker’ shows that both the onshore wind and solar pipeline continue to grow. Cornwall Insight calculates a Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 4 (AR4) eligible solar pipeline of ~3GW, up by ~1.8GW on…
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SSE Renewables & Siemens Gamesa form green alliance

SSE Renewables & Siemens Gamesa form green alliance: SSE Renewables joined with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in order to investigate options for the manufacturing of green hydrogen from 2 onshore wind farms located in Scotland & Ireland. Both have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly discover hydrogen production facilities located at 2 selected wind…
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Merchant onshore wind won’t result in mass capacity

Merchant onshore wind won’t result in mass capacity: Complete merchant onshore wind is not practical to most investors & will not result in mass capacity, as claimed by a report from Cornwall Insight. Merchant wind power is the point where electricity is created from turbines that have been set up on brownfield sites. The wind…
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Renewable retail finance doubtful for mass capacity extras

Renewable retail finance doubtful for mass capacity extras: Merchant finance for renewables projects is unlikely to lead to mass capacity additions to the generation fleet, according to the latest insight paper from Cornwall Insight – Merchant renewables still face challenges. To gauge the market’s temperature, Cornwall Insight surveyed 258 individuals across the industry on what…
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48.9GW of new renewables projects in the scoping stages

48.9GW of new renewables projects in the scoping stages

48.9GW of new renewables projects in the scoping stages: Renewables projects labelled as “scoping” currently represents 50% or 48.9GW of the total viable pipeline capacity*, according to the latest analysis from Cornwall Insight. Of this 48.9GW “scoping” total, 38.6GW is from offshore wind, 5.0GW from battery projects, 3.0GW from onshore wind and 1.5GW from solar…
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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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Pipeline for renewable energy & storage projects up 86GW

Pipeline for renewable energy & storage projects up 86GW

Pipeline for renewable energy & storage projects up 86GW: The latest figures from Cornwall Insight’s Renewables Pipeline Tracker reveal the pipeline of renewable energy and storage projects across England, Scotland and Wales currently stands at 86GW. The research also shows 40.6GW of sites are classified with a development status of “scoping”. This is where sites…
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50MW Scottish wind farm obtained by BayWa r.e

50MW Scottish wind farm obtained by BayWa r.e: BayWa r.e a global renewable energy developer has obtained a 50MW wind project in Scotland from Blue Energy. The ten-turbine ‘High Constellation’ wind farm is located 20 Kilometres south of Tarbert village and 30 Kilometres north of Campbeltown, is an altitude of around 230 metres. They have…
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Cornwall Insight on T-1 Capacity Market highest price

Cornwall Insight on T-1 Capacity Market highest price: Commenting on the T-1 Capacity Market (CM) auction (Delivery Year 2021-22) clearing in Round 6 with a clearing price of £45/kW, the joint highest ever clearing price of a CM auction, Tim Dixon Wholesale Team Lead at Cornwall Insight, said: “This joint highest clearing price for a…
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Capacity Market

Cornwall Insight on Capacity Market prequalification

Cornwall Insight on Capacity Market prequalification: On 11 December the EMR Delivery Body (National Grid ESO) published the prequalification registers for the T-1 (2021-22) and T-4 (2024-25) Capacity Market (CM) auctions. The headline figure from the prequalification register is 54.0GW of de-rated capacity has prequalified for the T-4 auction against a target of 41.2GW. However,…
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