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Nuclear News, June 2018

More than half of manufacturers taking part in the Nuclear AMRC’s ‘Fit for Nuclear’ programme are confident of winning new nuclear work this year, a new survey has found.   The latest survey of companies which are currently progressing through ‘Fit for Nuclear’ (F4N), or are already granted, shows that most are confident of winning […]

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Power Generation News, June 2018

A bid has been lodged to expand a wind farm in the Lammermuir Hills, taking its turbine total to more man 100. The Crystal Rig development straddles the boundary between the Scottish Borders and East Lothian. Developers Fred Olsen Renewables have submitted an application to the Scottish government to add another 11 turbines to the […]

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Energy News, June 2018

£2bn of new funding to help UK businesses invest in a more sustainable future and increase productivity has been announced by Lloyds Banking Group.   The Clean Growth Finance scheme aims to deliver the most Inclusive UK green funding in the market by providing the incentive of discounted lending to help businesses Invest in reducing […]

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Energy News, May 2018

EDF Energy has said its plans for two major windfarms on the Isle of Lewis may need to reach heights normally preserved for turbines at sea, prompting an outcry from local opponents. The French company’s renewables unit said it may need to go higher for the project to be economically viable and win millions of […]

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Power Generation News, May 2018

Lewis Wind Power wants to increase the maximum height of turbines at a site at Uisinis to 200m (656ft). The developer has also proposed increasing turbines to a site near Stornoway to a height of 187m (614ft). It said bigger turbines are more efficient and would help to attract subsidies to a subsea cable needed […]

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Power Generation News, April 2018

GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next generation offshore wind technologies.   GE’s recently announced Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine and existing Haliade 150- 6MW will undergo advanced test and demonstration programs that accurately replicate real-world operational conditions to […]

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Power Generation News, March 2018

Derby’s Rolls-Royce factory has signed a contract with EDF Energy to provide heat exchangers for nuclear island systems at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Rolls-Royce was selected in 2016 as preferred bidder for the heat exchangers, along with the primary, liquid and gaseous waste treatment systems and ultimate diesel generators.   A team of […]

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Power Generation News, 2018

Renewable output rose by 27% over 2017 due to windier weather and new capacity coming online, according to the latest Electric Insights report from Imperial College London.   Wind, solar, biomass and hydro together produced 96TWh of electricity during the year – more than enough to power the whole of Great Britain in 1958.   […]

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Power Generation News, January 2018

One of the UK’s eight remaining coal power stations is expected to cease generating electricity at some point in 2018, the government has said as it laid out new rules that will force all the plants to close by 2025. Ministers will also retain emergency powers to suspend the phase-out in the case of an […]

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Power Generation News, December 2017

The Nuclear AMRC is leading two new R&D projects to address fundamental challenges in nuclear manufacturing. The ‘Inform’ and ‘Simple’ projects, backed by government funding of almost £2.5m, will investigate two contrasting approaches to producing large-scale nuclear components.   CTO of the Nuclear AMRC, professor Steve Jones explained: “Both projects aim to provide significant improvements […]

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Power Generation News, November 2017

A new study has claimed that a global electricity network powered exclusively by renewables is possible by 2050, and will be cheaper than today’s system.   The report was carried out by Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG), an international non-profit that includes scientists and politicians. Presenting their results […]

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Power Generation News, November 2017

The Government’s “outdated” policy on onshore wind could cost the UK around £1bn over the next four or five years, according to the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (EClU).   A new report published from the non-profit claims that 1GW of new onshore wind farms would be £30m cheaper a year than offshore wind and […]

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Power Generation News, October 2017

In a claimed UK first, energy supplier EON has completed the installation of a 10MW energy storage system that will be used to help smooth the flow of power to and from the grid.   The 10 megawatt (MW) Lithium-Ion battery, which is housed in four 40ft long shipping containers, has the same power as […]

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Power Generation News – September 2017

Energy from offshore wind in the UK will be cheaper than electricity from new nuclear power for the first time.   The cost of subsidies for new offshore wind farms has halved since the last 2015 auction for clean energy projects.   Two firms said they were willing to build offshore wind farms for a […]

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Energy News – July 2017

POWER GENERATION The University of Strathclyde and Babcock are to lead an industrial partnership worth £4.2m with the aim of making nuclear assets safer and more reliable. The Programme will develop advanced inspection techniques, biotechnology solutions for infrastructure repair and new products and processes for managing nuclear power facilities and extending their lifetime. The project […]

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Power Generation

A new 600MW wind farm off the Dutch coast has come online, and will eventually provide power to 1.5 million people. Situated 85km into the North Sea off the coast of Groningen, the Gemini wind park is one of the world’s largest. Its 150 turbines cover 68 square kilometres, and provide an installed capacity of […]

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