Grid stability partnership launched without CO2 emissions

Grid stability partnership launched without CO2 emissions: With a new approach to managing the stability of the grid, Statkraft has joined forces with electrical engineering company GE Power Conversion. Two rotating stabiliser synchronous machines will be manufactured and installed by GE Power Conversion at Statkraft’s site in Keith in the Northeast of Scotland. Without generating…
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thyssenkrupp and E.ON to pool hydrogen

thyssenkrupp and E.ON to pool hydrogen: German industrial engineering and steel production conglomerate thyssenkrupp and Energy supplier E.ON are pooling the 600MW collective output of 150 electrolysis plants in Germany and the UK which will make hydrogen available to the wholesale power market. E.ON’s virtual power plant can link the plants to the electricity market…
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Community energy due to power 2.2m homes by 2030

Community energy due to power 2.2m homes by 2030: By 2030, community energy projects should be powering the equivalent of 2.2 million homes across the UK. That’s the verdict from Community Energy England (CEE), which says community-owned initiatives could generate 5,270MW by this time, supporting 8,700 jobs, saving 2.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions…
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Three new biomethane ‘gas-from-trash’ plants on track

Despite the coronavirus lockdown, three new biomethane production plants are still on track to start sending low carbon ‘gas-from-trash’ into Cadent’s network this year. Increasing the use of biomethane sourced from farm, food, human and other wastes is “widely recognised as a key stage in Britain’s journey to net zero” suggests the firm. Severn Trent…
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Lockdown Smart EV charging could have saved £133m

Smart electric vehicle (EV) charging and other intelligent energy systems if they were more widely adopted could have saved as much as £133m in electricity grid costs during the Covid-19 lockdown period. Flexibility First Forum suggests, which includes organisations from across the cleantech industry such as Octopus Energy, Centrica, E.ON, Moixa  Kaluza and the Solar…
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