Thursday 26th July 2018 – Energy Solutions Daily Update

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published their monthly and annual prices of road fuels and fuels used for home heating today, alongside annual estiamtes of electricity/gas bills, household and business expenditure and energy consumption across the UK, and an index of the prices of crude oil.

NGP (National Gas and Power) has stopped trading and is now unable to provide a supply of electricty and gas to their 80 business customers. Hudson Energy has been appointed by Ofgem to act as a last resort supplier for the customers for the time being.

Tuesday 24th July 2018 – Energy Solutions Daily Update

HomeBiogas, a waste-to-energy energy solution company based in Israel, has recieved an investment from ENGIE through “ENGIE New Venutres”. The technology seen from HomeBiogas could bring households clean, reliable energy from food waste, with the current HomeBiogas 2.0 model having reached customers in over 90 countries. The easly to assemble household biogas digestor could revolutionise access to energy in developing countires and help reduce families carbon footprint around the world by up to six tons a year.

Offshore wind farms have made the UK a world leader in production, with over 7 Gigawatts installed and operational. “We are witnessing an unprecedented global transformation to a low carbon economy.”, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said in a meeting at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult in Newcastle, celebrating the success of the industry in the last decade

Thursday 19th July 2018 – Energy Solutions Daily Update

The Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, the largest Scottish offshore wind farm, has began exporting power to the National Grid for the first time starting today. The first 7MW turbine was successfully installed, a key point in the final development phases of the windfarm, and further turbines are expected to go up to complete the entire windfarm’s energy generation potential in 2019 Spring.

The Goverment has released an updated National Adaption Programme (NAP) today, to take on the ever-changing Climate Change challenges that the UK will face in the future. These plans should help manage the risk of flooding, sea level changes, drought and extreme weather and address key concerns that were highlighted in 2016.

Congratulations to Profession David Gann CBE, the new Chair of the UK Atomic Energy Authority

A new bill has been through legislation to put a cap on energy tarrifs by the winter, to protect consumers from rising unfair price changes, regulated by Ofgem. Prime Minister Theresa May said: “For far too long older people, hard-working families and those on low incomes have been subject to rip-off energy tariffs. Our energy price cap will protect households from unfair price rises in time for this winter when people can feel the pinch more acutely.” The cap will be in place from the end of 2018 until 2020.

Monday 16th July 2018 – Energy Solutions Daily Update

On Wednesday this week (18th July 2018) an exhibition will be hosted by National Grid for all residents and those around Bicker, Linconshire to learn more and give their views about the coming project to link the Triton Knoll wind farm to the Bicker Fen substation. Work is due to start in September with the plan to have power brought to Linconshire in Febuary 2020.

Friday 6th July 2018 – Energy Solutions Daily Update

E.ON has recieved the approval for a new windfarm project that has been in design for several years since the proposal in 2012. The site is planned to have 9 turbines and engineers predict that they will be able to produce 32.4MW of electricity. The windfarm will be constructed and operated east of Carsphairn in Dumfries & Galloway

SSE and M&S energy will no longer be partners as a descision has been made to seperate and no longer work together after 9 years. SSE helped supply completely green energy to over 70 different community projects with M&S energy in their time as partners. Hopefully both companies will continue to do well in the future.

Wednesday 4th July 2018 – Energy Solutions Daily Update

ENGIE has aquired Flashnet, a Romanian company specialising in smart lighting inteliLIGHT. In 2005, Flashnet was established as a tech company deep in the research and development of intelligent energy management systems through IT, telecommunications technologies and energy. Public smart lighting is active in over 500 cities and 1.3 million lighting points across Europe and America. This technology, with ENGIE’s support, can allow major cities all over the word to save energy and have greater control over maintance and scheduling.

Monday 2nd July 2018 – Energy Solutions Daily Update

Congratulations to Leena Nair and Nigel Boardman, the new non-exectutive board members at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the Goverment, as announced today by Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark. Their oversight and knowledge will be key in shaping the future of goverment policy and management.

Project Tonstad, a 208 MW wind farm located in the South of Norway, will be one of the largest windfarms in Norway. ENGIE and SUSI have signed financing agreements with Hydro Energi, a owned subsidiary of Hydro. Once construction of the wind farm completes, it will have 51 turbines that will be able to produce 0.7 TWh annually and save close to 180 thousand tons of CO2 emissions compared to the average European emissions made per KWh. Sandra Roche, CEO ENGIE Nordics, comments: “[Tonstad] is a first step for ENGIE in renewables in the Nordics, where the group intends to further expand its activities, in contribution to the ongoing energy transition.”

Wednesday 27th June 2018 – Energy Solutions Daily Update

Greg Clark, Business and Energy Secretary, has announced today that a deal worth over £200 million has been made with the UK nuclear sector. Growth in the nuclear power industry by innovation and research as well as the development of talented work forces and reactors should see the continued success of nuclear energy, which has been powering the UK for over 60 years. The funds will also go to the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Science Centre to lead research of a national fusion technology platform, as well as the research and development of more advanced modular reactors. Decommisioning of old nuclear sites will also be addressed alongside the more efficient plannying and build of new projects. “Nuclear energy not only fuels our power supply, it fuels local jobs, wages, economic prosperity and drives UK innovation.”, said Greg Clark.

 

Friday 22nd June 2018 – Energy Solutions Daily Update

In the 2018 OSPAR report (Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North East Atlantic), The UK has been found to be on track for the 2009 stratgey that was agreed to help reduce pollution in the North Atlantic from radiation discharges, emissions and substances and goes a long way to prserving the eco system and fighting climate change.

 

Wednesday 20th June 2018 – Energy Solutions Daily Update

ENGIE has signed away it’s stake in Glow, an energy production company with coal burning and renewable facilities across Thailand and Laos, in a share purchase agreement with Global Power Synergy Public Company Ltd. The company will still remain active and grow in the Asia-Pacific region, but with a much lower carbon footprint, in a transaction bringing net proceeds of €2.6 billion to ENGIE.

Diamond Transmission Partners have been announced as the preferred bidder for the ownership and operation of the Race Bank Offshore wind farm by Ofgem. Located off the coast of Norfolk, the wind farm was commisioned in Febuary of 2018, and as of today [Wednesday 20th June 2018] is the fifth largest capacity offshore windfarm by nameplate capacity