‘Almost half of all utility project groundwork puts workers at risk’

A new report says underground pipes and cables are often not properly mapped out before excavation work begins

German investment firm buys onshore wind farm in Finland

The purchase of the 14.4MW facility marks Aquila Capital’s first wind investment in the country

Two UK battery projects to provide 50MW of storage

Two large-scale lithium ion energy storage projects have been announced for the UK. VLC Energy, a joint venture between green investment firm Low Carbon and CHP operator VPI Immingham, will connect 50MW of battery storage to the grid by the end of the year. A 10MW development will be installed in Cleator in Cumbria and […]

Gas project in Ghana gets $517m funding

Two members of the World Bank have committed $517 million (£428.4m) for a clean gas project in Ghana. The IFC and MIGA have pledged to support the offshore Sankofa Gas Project, which hopes to provide a reliable and affordable energy supply in the West African nation. The 1,000MW of capacity will help to displace heavy […]

China gets first commercial energy storage system

China’s first commercialised energy storage system has been completed. Narada Power Source successfully installed the 1.5MW battery network for GCL Silicon. It will allow GCL Silicon to better manage its ‘behind-the-meter’ management of power by enabling peak shaving, frequency control and a more reliable supply of electricity. Narada handled the design, procurement and construction of the project and […]

East Midlands to get £8.5m green boost

The East Midlands is to get a £8.5 million green boost. The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, made up of businesses, local authorities and skills providers, is providing the funding to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. It aims to do this by supporting projects in a number of sustainable areas, including the generation of renewable power, […]