Wood Group wins UK nuclear project contract

Wood Group has won a contract to provide technical assistance for a nuclear power project in the UK. It is supporting General Nuclear System (GNS) Limited, a joint venture between EDF Energy and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) as it seeks preliminary regulatory assessment of a reactor proposed for Bradwell in Essex. The Office […]

Nuclear trial sends data through sound

A data-over-sound specialist and an energy firm have secured £100,000 to trial a new technology using audio signals to transmit data through the air. Chirp and EDF Energy say the innovation would allow information to be sent from otherwise inaccessible parts of nuclear power stations and other radio-frequency restricted environments. The companies are trialling the […]

EDF and SSE appeal against Ofgem’s decision on transmission charges

EDF and SSE have appealed against Ofgem’s decision to reject a code modification on charges to generators for the electricity transmission system in 2015/16. The energy firms said electricity generators were overcharged for using the national transmission system that period and allege it is “unlawful”. Generators’ network charges in 2015/16 exceeded the €2.50 (£2.23)/MWh cap […]

EDF Energy profits dip amid lower nuclear prices

EDF Energy has seen a fall in profits in the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period last year. It dipped to €627 million (£561m) before interest and tax – a 34.4% fall – mainly due to the “significant impact of lower nuclear prices”. The drop in energy usage from householders following […]

EDF Energy boss to step down after Hinkley win

The head of EDF Energy is to step down from his role later this year. Vincent de Rivaz, the longest serving Big Six boss, helped secure Hinkley Point C – Britain’s first new nuclear power station in a generation. He will be replaced by Simone Rossi, who currently leads the company’s international division, on 1st […]

EDF Energy announces second price rise this year

Big Six supplier EDF Energy is increasing its electricity prices for the second time this year. Its standard variable electricity tariff will rise by 9% – adding £49 to the bill – and its gas tariff will increase by 5.5%, adding £29. Dual fuel customers will see their prices rise by 7.2%, paying an extra […]

Jaguar Land Rover revs up renewable deal with EDF

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will source all of its UK electricity needs from renewable sources. It has signed an agreement with EDF Energy until March 2020, backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO). That means a proportion of the energy firm’s green power is ring-fenced specifically for the carmaker. According to Jaguar […]

Uk nuclear fleet gets £125m support deal

Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a £125 million deal to continue supporting EDF Energy‘s nuclear power plants. Under the Technical Support Alliance 3 (TSA3) agreement, the engineering consultancy will provide operational support to the UK reactor fleet for at least the next five years. Amec Foster Wheeler expects the contract, which follows the previous partnership frameworks of TSA1 and TSA2, to generate annual […]

EDF Energy’s price rise kicks in today

EDF Energy’s 8.4% price increase for electricity kicks in today. It follows a reduction in variable gas prices by 5.2% last month, knocking £29 a year from the average bill. That means the Big Six supplier’s dual fuel customers on standard variable tariffs will pay 1.2% more a year. That will take the average annual […]

UK to have Europe’s largest battery storage hub

EDF Energy Renewables has awarded a contract to build what will be Europe’s largest battery storage project. The 49MW project is part of a new 200MW enhanced frequency response system, which is being deployed across the country by National Grid to balance the power grid. Nidec ASI will supply the battery storage system, which will […]