‘Unusual lull’ in wind power sparks National Grid energy warning

The Electricity System Operator says low levels of wind, generational outages and the balance of imports and exports are to blame for the impending power shortage

EU approves extension of two electricity capacity market schemes in Greece

The Commission found the extension of the two measures is necessary for a limited period of time, in view of the ongoing reforms in the Greek electricity market

Maxine Mayhew appointed to Low Carbon Contracts Company

She is the Managing Director of the Natural Resources Division at Costain, where she is responsible for the continued development of the energy, water and defence markets

Energy minister sets out parameters for next capacity auctions

They include the T-1 auction planned for January 2021 and the T-4 auction for February 2021

RWE buys 382MW gas power plant from Centrica

The King’s Lynn power station will receive capacity payments until 2035 under a 15-year contract, which starts in October 2020

EU approves UK’s Capacity Market scheme

The Commission said it did not find any evidence that the scheme would put demand response operators or any other capacity providers at a disadvantage with respect to their participation in the scheme

UK Government approves Drax gas conversion plans in Yorkshire

Once developed, 1.8GW of capacity would be available from October 2023

New chair to lead key electricity sector delivery bodies

The Low Carbon Contracts Company and the Electricity Settlements Company were established to help deliver the Contracts for Difference and the Capacity Market schemes

SSE secures capacity contracts from RWE’s Aberthaw B coal plant

The news follows German electric utility RWE’s announcement to close its 1.56GW coal plant in Wales next March

RWE to shut coal-fired power plant in Wales next year

The Aberthaw B power station, which directly employs around 170 people, will be closed on 31st March 2020