EU bank supports four wind farms in Poland with €42m loan

They will have a total installed capacity of 102.5MW and generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 households at peak times

New tech to reduce costs of rapid charger installations by £33.3m

Western Power Distribution is investing more than £1m to design, test and trial new technology to deliver the electricity capacity required for rapid EV chargers at service stations

Wind energy deal
Foresight Group buys 50MW of German wind

In partnership with Korea Investment & Securities, the investment manager bought the wind resources from wpd

UK power network operators join forces for ‘£40m customer savings’

They aim to keep more renewable energy flowing onto local networks

Vattenfall forms alliance for French wind project

It has teamed up with French financial institution Caisse des Dépôts and German wind developer WPD to bid in an offshore wind tender in France

EV drivers invited to take part in grid charging trial

A project to trial smart charging solutions between domestic charge points and the local networks has been launched in the UK. It is seeking betwen 500 to 700 electric vehicle (EV) owners or those buying or leasing EVs to be part of the trial. The project aims to boost the use of EVs in the […]

Ofgem approves Western Power Distribution’s price control plans

Energy regulator Ofgem has given the green light to fast track Western Power Distribution’s (WPD) proposal on how much they can charge for their services up to 2021. The RIIO-ED1 price control sets out the amount network operators can charge customers and is designed to give them good value. Consumers have to rely on regulation […]

Ofgem orders energy distribution firms to trim costs

Ofgem has ordered five of the six companies that own and operate Britain’s local electricity network to trim down costs for consumers. Today the energy watchdog sent back proposals to cut bills from the firms, saying they “did not sufficiently demonstrate value for consumers”. Customers have to rely on regulation from Ofgem to limit charges […]