Electricity/Power Grids

UK Capacity Auction – Blinded by the lights?

Blinded by the lights? So, the presents have been opened and the over-eating survived. What now remains of your ‘spirit of Christmas’? For me, the answer is always the same – it’s the lights. Since childhood, they have fascinated me. I would wander the streets, marvelling at efforts people made to light up their houses and neighbourhoods. It didn’t have to be much; ju... »

List of proposed scenarios and technologies for de-carbonizing Europe

This is a work in progress article on wikipedia  [hide]  1 Introduction 2 Nuclear energy 3 District heating and combined heat and power 4 Super energy conservation 5 Use of individual heat pumps for heating 6 Increased use of wind energy 7 See also 8 References 9 External links Introduction[edit] There are a large number of proposed methods for de-carbonizing Europe each with different costs and t... »

Finning Caterpillar Gas Engine CHP Ratings

Finning Caterpillar Gas Engine CHP Ratings

note- THESE ARE INDICATIVE OR PROVISIONAL ONLY – ALWAYS CHECK WITH SUPPLIER FIRST.   David Andrews Technologies Development Manager Finning Power Systems 688-689 Stirling Road, Slough SL1 4ST, UK Tel:     +44 (0)1753 497300 www.finning.co.uk Full EPC and Finance for energy plants (0.5 – 30 MWe): • Gas Engine and Steam Turbine CHP with District Heating • Energy Centres • Critical Emergen... »

Smart Metering is FCUKED, a disaster

   Smart Metering is FCUKED   Nick Hunn WiFore Consulting nick@wifore.com +44 7768 890 148 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. This allows you to copy, distribute and display the contents of this paper, or make derivative works. Acknowledgement of the author is appreciated.   The Fiendishly Complicated United Kingdom Enduring Deployment of smart meters hit a problem earlier thi... »

Finning (UK) Ltd – Clean Power, Contracting & Technologies (CPCT)

With more than 20 years’ experience, Finning is a leading EPC solutions provider in power generation – whether the requirement is for high reliability standby power, high efficiency CHP or a combination of both. By working closely with trusted partners, we are able to provide all the civil, electrical, mechanical and controls engineering expertise that your project requires, coupled wi... »

Green Earth: Renewable Energy as a Solution to Global Terror

The terrorist attack in London this week demonstrated the importance of maintaining constant vigilance. Similar attacks have occurred in Europe and around the world, and the ensuing backlash against Muslim communities has alienated huge tracts of the population of European cities. Violent clashes involving anti-Muslim protestors are not uncommon. But treating this event (and the growing threat of ... »

Claverton Combined Heat and Power Energy Conferences

Claverton Combined Heat and Power Energy Conferences

CHP / RENEWABLE / POWER ROAD SHOWS &  CONFERENCES 2013 With many conferences, the more you pay, the more, higher paid industry executives you get from “Big Energy” spouting what is essentially self-serving propaganda. These Claverton / GMP conferences will have by contrast incisive discussions of the real energy issues facing us, taking apart the dramatic failure of years of UK Ene... »

Disgracefully innaccurate and incompetent report on Channel 4, global warming, renewables

Dear Channel 4 News I have enjoyed Channel 4 News over the years, but was so shocked at the poor quality of your item on climate change and renewables earlier this week I decided to offer some feedback. Your weather balloon stunt was mildly entertaining and showed pretty pictures of clouds, but what was the point exactly? Cathy Newman began her interview by claiming: ‘The extreme rise in tem... »

European Hydropower Storage

European Hydropower Storage

Assessment of European Pumped Hydropower Storage Potential (This is posted on behalf of the JRC – Joint Research Centre) Dear colleagues We have finished our modelling of the potential for pumped hydropower storage in 21 European countries (see list below). This potential is the result of adding up individual results from 3500 sites (topology A – one existing reservoir) and up to 2500 ... »

Letter to Greg Barker, Minister of State for Energy

Letter to Greg Barker, Minister of State for Energy

Summary: Issue 1 – in the I&C (Industrial and Commercial) gas supply market, gas meters are being changed out totally unnecessary to change from one owner, National Grid Metering to ANother MAM (Meter Asset Manager) simply because of a loop hole left by OFGEM in gas meter competition arrangements. This will be costing the consumer but they do not know this because they do not get visibil... »