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Britain breaks record by grid flexibility up 45% since 2020

Britain breaks record by grid flexibility up 45% since 2020: Current data from the Energy Networks Association (ENA) reveal that Britain has previously beaten its network flexibility record this year, by having 45% additional flexibility contracted than throughout the whole of 2020. A sum of 1.6GW was negotiated by national electricity distribution networks this year…
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It may be possible to stabilise the grid with electric BMWs

It may be possible to stabilise the grid with electric BMWs: The biggest grid conductor in the Netherlands & Germany TenneT has begun a pilot study project to find the possibility of electric vehicles (EVs) in helping out grid stability. Almost 20 BMW i3 EVs were given to private customers as well as an additional…
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Network & policy reforms affect private wire arrangements

Network & policy reforms affect private wire arrangements

Network & policy reforms affect private wire arrangements: In recent years, many businesses have been able to save money by consuming power generated from their own sites. Many of these savings have arisen because some network and policy costs are avoided in comparison to purchasing electricity off the grid. As a result, these private wire…
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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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Scotland’s largest offshore wind project begins to supply

Scotland’s largest offshore wind project begins to supply Scotland’s largest offshore wind project, Moray East wind farm, has begun supplying power across the grid. However, work is still yet to be done on the 950 MW windfarm, because not all of the 100 turbines had the ability to supply electric to the grid via it’s…
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Lightweight wind turbines in development

Lightweight wind turbines in development. Researchers at GE have gone into a partnership with Glosten, a consultancy firm, in the hopes to develop a lightweight 12MW floating turbine. The turbine is supposedly constructed using approximately 35% less weight in its tower and platform. This improvement is also stated to have significantly reduced the LCOE (Levelized…
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Second utility bill rise for the UK?

Second utility bill rise for the UK? We will see another rise for the UK’s gas and electricity bills this year. Even though we saw utility bills rise for millions of people in April this year, after the price cap was changed to £96 per year, current Bulb customers can expect to see a second…
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Renewable electricity capacity climbs 45% IEA evaluates

Renewable electricity capacity climbs 45% IEA evaluates: Renewable sources of electricity developed at their swiftest rate in two decades this last year. This is reported by a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), that values the sum of renewable electricity capacity set up in 2020 excelled by 45% to 280GW. This comprises the…
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China produced over half of the globe’s coal-fired electricity

China produced over half of the globe’s coal-fired electricity: In the year when coal generation had its steepest fall on record worldwide. China was accountable for around 53% of the world’s coal-fired electricity in 2020. This is claimed by a new report by the energy & climate research group Ember, that believes China’s coal generation…
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EDF to close final coal plant in September 2022

EDF to close final coal plant in September 2022: EDF has now affirmed it will shut down its West Burton A coal plant in September 2022 which happens to be 2 years ahead of the government’s target date for coal-fired power. The plant in North Yorkshire is EDF’s only remaining coal-fired power station & is…
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