New project trials EV to building energy storage

ENGIE, Hitachi Europe and Mitsubishi Motors have joined forces for the ‘smart grid charger’ project

Hitachi creates new firm for UK nuclear project

Japan’s Hitachi has announced the creation of a new UK company for a nuclear power project. It confirmed Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe will lead its work in a proposed joint venture in the development of Wylfa Newydd. It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with two partners – Bechtel Management Company and JGC Corporation. The […]

UK to guarantee Wylfa nuclear plant by 2016

The UK Government will financially back a new nuclear power station in Anglesey in North Wales within three years. Today the Government announced it has a co-operation agreement with UK nuclear project Horizon, which is owned by Japanese firm Hitachi to guarantee the financing by 2016. The Wylfa Newydd plant is one of 40 priority projects […]

British Gas launches UK’s ‘largest ever’ EV trial

British Gas has started the UK’s “largest ever” electric vehicle (EV) trial to test if the technology is suitable for its 13,000-strong home service fleet. The supplier has sent 28 Nissan e-NV200 vans out on to streets across the country for the duration of the six-month experiment, which runs until April. Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle […]

Horizon opts for fewer nuclear reactors at Welsh plant

The Hitachi owned company Horizon Nuclear Power has opted to build fewer nuclear reactors at a proposed nuclear plant in Wales. This means capacity will be 1.3GW lower than it might otherwise have been. Hitachi bought the firm from RWE npower and E.ON last year and said at the time it planned to build two […]

Fallon visits Anglesey to see planned nuclear site

Energy Minister Michael Fallon is today visiting Anglesey for a look at the proposed site for a new nuclear power station. He is making the Welsh trip to the Horizon nuclear project along with the Secretary of State for Wales David Jones. Famed for a jam-packed schedule, the Conservative minister seems to be doing his […]

Fallon: Horizon nuclear project will boost investment and jobs

The UK Government has hailed the Horizon nuclear power project claiming it would help boost new investment and create thousands of jobs across the country. Energy Minister Michael Fallon is set to meet executives from Hitachi and Horizon today, who are planning to invest £20 billion in new nuclear plants at Wylfa in Anflesey and […]

Treasury’s infrastructure plans “just a list” not plan

MPs have criticised the Treasury’s plans for building new infrastructure – including power projects – for being “just a list of projects” rather than a “real plan with a strategic vision”. In a review of the Government’s Infrastructure plan, the Public Accounts Committee suggests it isn’t “convinced” the figures add up, questioning whether a plan […]

EDF talks up French-British nuclear alliance

EDF Energy has hailed the French-British alliance in store with the building of its new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point – if it can sort out a guaranteed price for low carbon power with the Government. Responding to the Nuclear Strategy released by the BIS department yesterday the French energy supplier also talked up […]

£1m programme for efficient energy system

Four projects worth more than £1 million have been launched to develop a system that enables efficient use of energy whilst meeting consumers’ needs. The cash from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), which is a public-private partnership between global industries and the UK Government, will be used for what it calls a “smart energy system”, […]