Green light for 10MW battery storage in Scotland

Plans to build a 10MW battery storage unit near Braco in Perthshire have been approved. Capbal said the facility, located between Stirling and Perth in Scotland, will be operational in mid-2019. NEC will provide four battery units that are similar in design to a shipping container. They will be managed by SSE Networks and draw […]

UIA Event at the NEC

The Utilities Intermediaries Association hosts one event a year which is open to those outside of membership.  This Year’s seminar will take place on the 22nd May at the NEC and will address issues that members feel most affects the Tpi market.  The cost is a moderate £150 ex VAT for  Brokers / Energy Consultants/ […]

New on-site renewable energy event addresses the business case for renewables

A new event has been launched for the on-site renewable energy sector addressing the often overlooked but hugely important business and public sector. The Renewables Event is co-located alongside two of the most influential and long-standing shows for the energy and waste sector, RWM (in partnership with CIWM) and The Energy Event. Together, the three […]

Carbon setting is good for business

Setting precise and stretching carbon targets is key to driving innovation and helping businesses grow. These were the words of Hugh Jones from the Carbon Trust, speaking yesterday from the Energy Event at the NEC in Birmingham. According to the Managing Director, some big firms are already seeing results through setting themselves firm targets: “Marks […]

Energy use can spiral after adding on-site renewables

Energy use in businesses can increase rather than drop after renewable projects are installed, the energy manager at builders’ merchant Travis Perkins has warned. Speaking at The Energy Event at the Birmingham NEC today, Haydn Young, Group Energy Manager said that in one branch of a logistics firm he worked with, energy use went up […]

Business not convinced by low carbon future

Charles Hendry has admitted the Government’s low carbon agenda is not winning businesses over. Speaking at the Energy Event at the NEC, he told ELN there was a long way to go to convince the business sector the pain of increasing bills was worth it in the long term to secure the Government’s CO2 targets. […]

Energy Event settles into new home at NEC

The Energy Event is settling into its new home at the Birmingham NEC today. The exhibition with a focus on energy procurement has relocated to the Midlands city for 2011. Energy managers from across the UK will gather over two days to hear speakers such as npower CEO Volker Beckers and ex-Birmingham City Chair Karren […]