Renewable firm breaks ground on 10MW storage project in Germany

The project will provide grid stabilisation and back-up power to the Bordesholm area

National Grid inks deal for battery storage response service

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has signed an agreement with National Grid to provide a battery storage system to aid grid balancing in the UK. The four-year contract will see RES supply 20MW to the grid in less than a second of the detection of frequency deviation. The battery storage system is expected to be fully […]

EU ‘needs new controls to meet green target’

The European Commission needs new powers to ensure Member States meet the EU’s 2030 renewable targets. That’s according the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) which states the Commission should have renewable energy benchmarks by December 2015. These should provide an indication for Member States on what their targets are and should be distributed fairly among the countries. […]

Japanese firm invests in US energy storage project

A Japanese company is investing in an energy storage project in Ohio, US. Sumitomo Corporation will own the 6MW Willey Battery Storage facility, which will be built by Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES). It is Sumitomo’s first investment in a large-scale stand-alone battery storage facility in the US. Construction is expected to begin this month […]

“Bitter disappointment” as biomass power plant folds

Plans for a biomass power plant in Northumberland have folded, spelling the end of hundreds of jobs in the North East and £300m of investment. Renewable energy developer RES blamed the 100MW Port of Blyth project’s closure on the Government’s “inconsistent support” for dedicated biomass in the past two years. It said this meant a key business […]

Renewable energy firm buys two SSE wind sites

An energy company has bought two new wind farm sites from power supplier SSE’s renewable arm. SSE Renewables had previously consulted on installing up to 17 turbines at Brown’s Holt wind farm near Gainsborough in Lincolnshire and up to 22 turbines at the Woolfox farm in Rutland but RES is now planning to develop schemes […]

Consent granted for biomass plant in Northumberland

The Government has granted planning approval for the construction of a 100MW wood-based biomass power station in Northumberland. Located at Blyth Harbour, the £250 million North Blyth Biomass project has the capacity to generate 750GWh of renewable energy, enough to meet the annual needs of as many as 170,000 homes a year – the equivalent […]

SSE to invest £200m in Scottish wind farm project

Power supplier SSE has agreed to buy a wind farm project near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, in which it plans to invest around £200 million. The energy company acquired the 33-turbine Dunmaglass project from Renewable Energy Systems Group (RES) and expects to begin full construction later this year. When completed, the wind farm will […]

Offshore Project Electrical Engineer

RES is one of the world’s leading renewable energy developers. As part of the exponential growth in offshore renewable energy, RES Offshore is expanding its business in the development, engineering, project management, construction and operation and maintenance of offshore renewable energy projects resulting in the need for additional procurement support. The Role The Offshore Engineering […]

Planners reverse refusal for wind farm

A wind farm in Scotland which had previously been refused planning permission is now to go ahead. A ruling this week overturned a decision made by Aberdeenshire Council last year to turn down the application by RES to build the wind farm near Stonehaven. The 12 turbine Meikle Carewe Wind Farm will have an installed […]