SSE’s sunny combo: Wind meets solar power in Ireland

SSE Renewables is seeking planning permission to co-locate a 21MW solar farm alongside its existing Richfield Wind Farm in Ireland

National Grid readies 10GW capacity for ‘shovel-ready’ renewable projects

National Grid Electricity Distribution has unveiled a 10GW distribution capacity for fresh renewable energy projects spanning the Midlands, South Wales and the South West

Data centre appeals against planning denial due to grid capacity concerns

South Dublin County Council has declined planning permission, stating insufficient electricity network capacity and absence of a fixed connection agreement to the national grid

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UK eases grid backlog

Ofgem has approved the Transmission Entry Capacity Amnesty led by National Grid ESO, move that could release up to 8GW of projects from the queue

UK must build power lines faster, urges government’s first energy networks commissioner

A report led by the Electricity Networks Commissioner Nick Winser has emphasised the urgent need to build power lines faster to avoid wasting the benefits of renewable energy projects

Grid delays leave 1,300 UK clean power projects in limbo

Local authorities have warned that the delay in construction poses a significant risk to achieving net zero goals

Crown Estate unveils changes for Celtic Sea lease round

The updates for the Celtic Sea lease round, include port considerations, spatial constraints and risk mitigation measures

Ofgem calls for reform of electricity connections process in open letter

Ofgem urges reforms to GB’s electricity connections process for shorter connection dates, aligning with net zero targets and consumer affordability

Energy chief slams ‘grossly unacceptable’ solar project delays

The Chief Executive of Solar Energy UK has said solar projects with planning consent and finance ready can be made to wait for over a decade

‘Wind farms approved during Gordon Brown’s reign set to spin up today’

The government has conceded current grid connection times are unacceptable