Water flowing from mountains to fjords in Norway will soon be helping power British homes, as the world's longest "interconnector" hooks up the two countries' grids.
Statkraft AS joined with Statera Energy to build 1 gigawatt of storage in the U.K. with a backup generator fueled by natural gas, part of an effort to profit from the nation’s need to balance its power grid.
Britain's electricity system will be able to operate with 100% clean power by 2025, the company responsible for balancing the grid said.
Interest in the royal wedding is set to trigger an energy demand big enough to boil 500,000 kettles.
A Tory former cabinet minister has hit out at the “virtual nationalisation“ of electricity production in the UK.
Charges are set on a geographical basis and everyone pays more in the Highlands and Islands.
A newly-designed subsea power grid will be ready for testing by next summer, with final preparations for the system currently underway. Siemens has invested in the power solution, which aims to provide energy at a lower cost.