Switching off Britain’s wind farms has added £806m to energy bills

The cost of turning off wind farms in the UK reached a peak last year, according to a report

‘Hollow Mountain’: Drax submits plans to expand pumped storage hydropower station

The power station will be located inside Ben Cruachan – Argyll’s highest mountain – and become the first newly-constructed plant of its kind in more than 40 years

Capacity market auction cleared at an all-time high price

Britain’s Capacity Market auction secured 42.4GW for the delivery year 2025-26 at a record price of £30.59 per kW per year

Iberdrola plugs in first generation unit at Portuguese giga battery

The project is forecast to increase the storage capacity of the Portuguese grid by 30%

GE Renewable Energy secures contracts for new Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant in Austria

It claims that it will be the first new build pumped hydro storage facility in the world to have fully-fed variable speed technology, making it far more efficient

Drax invests £1m in Cruachan hydropower plant upgrade

The current turbine control system will be replaced with new technology that is expected to improve Cruachan’s efficiency

EDF to invest €8bn in energy storage by 2035

It aims to develop 10GW of additional electricity storage projects globally over the next 17 years

Get pumped? UK “needs more hydropower storage”

The UK should put more cash on the table to build hydropower storage projects, a renewables body said yesterday. Scottish Renewables complained pumped storage is not recognised under the Government’s new Electricity Market Reform (EMR) which pays for low carbon energy. Hydroelectric pumped storage refers to when electricity not needed by the power grid is […]

Alstom building Israeli hydropower plant

French engineering firm Alstom is to build a hydropower plant in Israel which will be ready by 2018. Today the firm said it signed two contracts worth €120 million (£99m) to build and run the power plant 60 kilometres east of Haifa, the largest city in northern Israel. The 300MW Gilboa plant will be the […]