New proposals on the future of cross-border cooperation on marine energy supplies in the British Isles have been published.
The UK faces a tighter energy crunch than last year, with more contingency measures needed to ensure the lights stay on, an assessment from National Grid has shown. The gap between total electricity generating capacity and peak demand would fall to just 1.2% without measures in place such as paying moth-balled power plants to be ready to come online and paying factories to be prepared to power down if needed. With those extra measures in place for times of peak demand, the capacity margin rises to 5.1%, the National Grid assessment shows. Last year’s capacity margin was 4.1% without additional provisions, which raised the breathing space to 6.1%.
A new co-operative is trying to raise more than £300,000 to generate clean, renewable energy from a Scottish reservoir.
Up to 40 jobs will be created at a wood-fuelled biomass plant to power an Aberdeen paper mill.
The world's first community-owned tidal turbine will be stationed in Shetland, it was announced yesterday.
The Western Isles' first community-owned wind turbine has arrived on Lewis.
A Highland estate is hoping to harness hydro power to provide electricity for its Victorian shooting lodge and feed into the national grid.
A Highland community organisation is poised for a windfall of up to £1million from a windfarm development near Loch Ness.
An Orkney-based tidal-energy firm said today it had successfully generated power and exported it to the national grid.
Since the discovery of oil on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) more than 40 years ago, Norway has been a priority market for the Aberdeen City and Shire's oil and gas industry.
China's wind-based power generation capability could hit 230GW (gigawatts) of installed capacity by 2020 ... equivalent to 13 times the current capacity of the Three Gorges Dam.
RICHARD Irvin Services Group said yesterday it had erected the first wind turbine in Aberdeen to be used for commercial purposes.
A COMPANY developing ocean-going buoys that convert wave energy into electricity will test its latest technology at Emec, the Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre.
OPENHYDRO has become the first tidal energy company to complete the connection of a tidal turbine to the UK national grid and commence electricity generation. Its 250kW Open-Centre Turbine, which is installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) off Orkney, started generating to the grid on May 26.