Renewables

  • Plug In Suffolk: UK’s first ‘fully open’ EV charging network

    EO Charging has partnered with Suffolk County Council and renewable energy provider Bulb, to launch ‘Plug In Suffolk’ – the UK’s first ‘fully open’ public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network.

  • Moray East Offshore Windfarm gets connected

    Pfisterer selected to supply grid connection technologies for the new Moray East Offshore Windfarm, set to provide green power for up to one million UK households.

  • Trends in power quality for 2019

    Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, gives us his insight into the trends in power quality for 2019.

  • Like father, like son

    When I first wrote this Diary, Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, and Peter Walker her maverick energy secretary. Way ahead of his time, he was a great champion of renewable electricity. 

    It was an enthusiasm not shared at the Treasury, then run by arch climate change denier Nigel (now Lord) Lawson. He went out of its way to block any renewables progressing. Even so, Peter Walker would litter his speeches with ecstatic hymns of praise to various embryonic  renewable electricity initiatives. 

  • Falling fossil fuels

    Fossil fuel generation fell to record lows last month for the second successive August. Rob Lalor, senior analyst at EnAppSys comments on why August has been an increasingly clean month for the power market.

  • Former MHI Vestas CEO joins Global Wind Service board

    “We are very pleased to have Jens join our board and look forward to his contributions,” said Lars Bo Petersen, CEO of Global Wind Service. “Jens is a strong wind industry profile and he has a thorough understanding of the market we are operating in. His experience from the OEM perspective and industry as a whole will be very valuable for Global Wind Service and our clients. There is no doubt that Jens can support us, delivering on our growth strategy.”   

  • Fourth acquisition this year

    In June 2018, Boels Rental acquired the entire share capital of the Dutch company van Deuveren Traffic BV. 

    With this acquisition Boels is able to further expand its specialist business units. Van Deuveren specialises in the field of road traffic equipment related to message boards, which are mostly solar-powered. 

  • Electrifying vehicle technologies gain pace

    Simone Bruckner, director at power resistor manufacturer, Cressall, explains the recent popularity of electric vehicles and the challenges they have yet to overcome. Electric vehicle technology is continually developing through improvements in battery technology, regenerative braking and charging stations and this is only set to continue in order to meet the increased demand for electric vehicles.

  • Greenpeace report shows need for greater transparency and collaboration to improve data centre energy sustainability

    Greater transparency in energy sustainable practice among data industry players will help improve collaboration to tackle rising carbon emissions seen in the industry. In Greenpeace’s 2017 green IT report, ‘Clicking Clean: Who is winning the race to build a green internet?’, many hyperscalers scored highly in the report for its adoption and initiatives on renewable energy, but other players in the industry were urged to improve advocacy and transparency, and to work more collaboratively.

  • Carbon Trust launches global competition

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched a new global innovation competition to find and fund the development of innovative solutions to a challenge facing the offshore wind farm industry today: how to monitor the condition of subsea cables to ensure that they are not damaged during the load out and installation process. The competition aims to solve this challenge by identifying and supporting the development of novel condition monitoring systems for subsea cables.

  • Offshore wind park denied

    Energy minister Lord Bourne today announced development consent has been refused for the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind park in Dorset.

  • Award winners announced at POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe

    European power companies were recognised for their outstanding industry achievements this week at the Power Engineering International and Peabody awards ceremony during the annual POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe Gala dinner.

  • Substations to facilitate integration of renewables and strengthening of power transmission grid

    ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won a significant order to provide substations and related power infrastructure for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. ABB will provide power infrastructure for the offshore platform as well as the onshore substation to efficiently integrate the new wind farm into the country’s transmission grid. ABB will also extend an existing substation that will receive the wind power. The wind farm is scheduled for completion in 2018.

  • Sustainability Live 2015

    Sustainability Live – incorporating Nemex and Energy Recovery - a UK exhibition for innovative energy management and sustainability returns to the NEC Birmingham from 21 to 23 April 2015.
    This year’s show is a must attend for electrical contractors, engineers, project managers and consultants, showcasing more than 160 participating organisations, including technology launches and solutions from the industry’s leading suppliers.

  • 2014 the year of renewables and energy efficiency says Napit

    With the Green Deal scheme being simplified and starting to gather momentum, the domestic RHI launching in the Spring and renewables maintaining popularity in the UK, 2014 is the perfect year to expand into the renewables and energy efficiency markets, according to Napit.

  • Use your energy efficiently, visit the Renewables Roadshow

    With dozens of demands on your time this Autumn, the Renewables Roadshow is the only exhibition that brings the best products & presentations to you, and with theatre timetables finalised, now is the time to get on board!

    Keeping your finger firmly on the pulse of our marketplace is seemingly impossible these days and that is why the Renewables Roadshow has been built for the busiest of businesses. With a variety of visitor attractions brimming with bitesize content and an exhibition showcasing energy efficient solutions, we have everthing you need to get up to speed in a single day.

  • Big name line-up for Renewables Awards

    This September the Renewables Awards returns and is set to be even bigger than before.

    On Thursday, 13 September the Renewables Awards returns to the Ricoh Arena to reveal the winners across a series of sixteen extremely competitive categories. "The quality and quantity of entrants for this year's awards surpassed expectations yet again and we want to ensure the evening's entertainment does the same," said event organiser, Dan Caesar.

  • Get ready for the 'Green Rush' with the Renewables Roadshow

    With thousands of businesses looking to turn green into gold, those that get on board first will reap the rewards.

    With the Government's flagship investment programme, Green Deal, due this Autumn, the organiser of the Renewables Roadshow argues that if your business doesn't get on board now, you might miss out on the biggest opportunity the construction industry has seen for years.

  • Renewables Event reacts to government renewables subsidy announcement

    With the government announcement ‘calls to reduce the subsidy by 25% have been resisted in favour of a 10% drop’, the renewables sector will no doubt be analysing the finely balanced issues of business and consumer energy bills, carbon reduction commitments, investment opportunity and complete decarbonisation.

    According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), in an announcement by energy secretary Ed Davy: “Renewable energy will create a multi-billion pound boom for the British economy, driving growth and supporting jobs across the country.”

  • S&C selected by EDF Energy Renewables to supply equipment for UK Grid compliance

    S&C Electric Europe has won the multi-million pound contract to supply reactive compensation to EDF Energy Renewables’ Fallago Rig wind farm, one of the UK’s largest onshore wind farms. The site in the Scottish borders will consist of 48 turbines providing 144MW of renewable electricity, which can power around 90,000 homes and will form a major step forward in meeting the government’s renewable energy targets.

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