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Australia begins $50m fund to boost microgrid projects

Australia begins $50m fund to boost microgrid projects: A new AUD$50 million (£26.6m) programme focusing on increasing microgrid trial projects all over regional Australia has been initiated. The 6-year Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Programme (RAMPP), that was originally reported in the 2020/21 Federal Budget, hopes to advance the resilience and reliability of electricity supply in…
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NI Water awards research funding for battery storage tech

NI Water awards research funding for battery storage tech: NI Water awarded Continu Ltd financing to initiate a joint effort research project into the benefits of large-scale battery storage technology to store & utilise renewable energy. The water company is the only largest purchaser of electricity in Northern Ireland and is a significant user of…
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Two solar farms in England and Wales acquired by EDF

Two solar farms in England and Wales acquired by EDF: EDF Renewables has added two solar farms in England and Wales to their grid-scale solar portfolio. EDF Renewables have announced that a 49.9MW in North Anglesey from developer Countryside Renewables and 49.9MW solar project in South East Cambridgeshire. The latter has also secured consent for…
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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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FCAS revenues from batteries increase by 25%

FCAS revenues from batteries increase by 25%

FCAS revenues from batteries increase by 25%: According to the latest research from Cornwall Insight Australia, batteries in Australia are increasing their revenue through Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS). The proportion of revenues delivered from the FCAS raise six-second services, for Ballarat, HPR, and Lake Bonney were up on CY19 levels by 25, 16 and…
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Peterborough solar park to be built at closed landfill site

Peterborough solar park to be built at closed landfill site: What used to be a landfill site will soon be the home of the new solar park after been given permission from the Peterborough local authority. The new solar park that will consist of 5,800 panels and a battery storage system, was once the Stanground…
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Balancing Mechanism sees increase in smaller participants

Balancing Mechanism sees increase in smaller participants

Balancing Mechanism sees increase in smaller participants: Research from Cornwall Insight shows that there has been a notable level of entry into the Balancing Mechanism (BM) from smaller providers across battery storage, gas reciprocating engines and aggregated units in the last year. The below graph presents the number of units active in the BM —…
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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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InterGen gets thumbs-up for UKs largest battery project

InterGen gets thumbs-up for UKs largest battery project: The government has authorised planning permission for InterGen to produce what is reported will be the UK’s largest battery storage project in Essex. The Edinburgh-headquartered company claims the £200 million project, at DP World London Gateway on the Thames Estuary, is anticipated to offer at least 320MW…
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Ireland will need to more than double its renewables

Ireland will need to more than double its renewables capacity over the next 25 years to meet 2050 targets: Findings from Cornwall Insight’s ‘All-Island forward curve’ – a comprehensive market and asset-level power price modelling service – shows that Ireland will need to more than double its renewable capacity over the next 25 years if…
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