Horizon awards contract to manage Wylfa nuclear plant

Bechtel will oversee the project management of the proposed power station on the Isle of Anglesey

Batteries rollout begins for Isles of Scilly smart energy project

It is the first stage of a programme to test how technologies could help support the island’s energy system and reduce bills

EU gives ‘positive’ environmental opinion for nuclear plant in Wales

Horizon said it is a “crucial enabler” for one of the key domestic environmental permits it requires for the Wylfa Newydd project

UK Government considers public investment in Wylfa nuclear project

It has started formal negotiations with Horizon Nuclear Power, which is owned by Japanese firm Hitachi, for the proposed plant

UK Government denies guaranteeing loans for Hitachi nuclear project

The proposed reactors to be installed at Wylfa were given the green light by UK regulators last year

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 […]