Renewables pipeline swells to over 24.5GW

Renewables pipeline swells to over 24.5GW: Latest figures from the Renewable Energy Planning Database revealed that the total capacity of renewable energy and storage projects across England, Scotland and Wales classed as ‘awaiting construction’ or ‘under construction’ stands at 24.7GW of the total pipeline capacity. The majority of this is classed as ‘awaiting construction’. Further…
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Smart Export Guarantee tariffs vs market values

Smart Export Guarantee tariffs vs market values. On 1 January 2020, the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) came into effect. The SEG mandates that electricity suppliers with over 150,000 customers offer at least one tariff for power exported to the grid from renewable generators smaller than 5MW. Obligated suppliers are required to provide tariffs with rates…
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Flexible Asset Power Purchase Agreement market is small but highly competitive

Research from Cornwall Insight’s Flexible Asset Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Market Report has allowed for a comparison between the different markets for PPAs for renewables and flexible assets. The below graph highlights that one of the primary differences between the two sectors is the size. The total size of the flexible asset market is much…
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Slow and steady wins the CPPA race in Ireland

The irish government as a viable route to help achieve its 2030 renewable energy targets is targeting the Corporate Purchase Power Agreement (CPPA) market in Ireland. The Irish government has set out a goal of 15% of renewable electricity directly contracted to corporates by 2030. The latest insight paper from Cornwall Insight Ireland – The…
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