Electricity

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... »

Why was Dinorwig built? Load following, standby, fast reserve, pumped storage?

Roger, My own analysis has also shown that there is insufficient value in the difference between peak and off peak electricity prices to make energy storage economic. However, this may not be the only revenue stream for an energy storage system. Mechanisms that may provide greater return are as you say, within islanded communities (where electricity is typically diesel generated), reducing peaks (... »

Papers in Energy Policy from Mark Delucchi and Mark Jacobson, Stanford / California University USA – 100% renewable energy at reasonable prices and timescales

Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi recently published two papers in Energy Policy expanding upon our article on 100% wind, water, and solar power for the world, published in Scientific American in November 2009. I am attaching corrected in-press proofs of the articles. Mark and I continue to work on various aspects of this, so we welcome comments on these papers. (Please do not distribute them system... »

UK Energy bills set to rise £ 3 / year to pay for £2bn investment in distribution / trasnmission

 4th Oct 2010 – BBC web site Energy bills set to rise to pay for £32bn investment The rise in renewable energy such as windfarms mean a radical rewiring of the National Grid is needed Gas and electricity bills will both have to rise by £3 a year, as £32bn is needed to improve the UK’s distribution infrastructure, the regulator has said. Ofgem said energy firms needed to spend that sum ... »

Full time job for power expert Large Combustion Plant Best Available Techniques Reference Document

Dave, Below is the link to the GH 40 post (2 years full time work based in Petten) we have open (closing date 31.01.2011) for a co-author of the rewriting of the Large Combustion Plant Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREF). We are looking for someone with a few years of experience in the power generation industry and able/keen to jointly lead the Work Group of industry stakeholders p... »

UK electricity energy generation statistics – proportion of thermal, nuclear, wind and other renewable energy sources

total generationn: 371,978 TWh of which: renewables 7% coal 28% nuclear 18% gas 45% other fuels 1% imports 1%   The renewables breaks down into:     wind  11.6% large hydro 5.8 % landfill gas 23% other biomas – 57% Other (inc small hydro) –  1.8%   All the figures should be in DUKES 2009 : http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/statistics/publications/dukes/dukes.aspx »

Independent Power & Energy Europe conference NEC, Birmingham, 8th – 10th June 2010

The Conference on Independent Power Generation will be held at the NEC Birmingham, 8th – 10th June 2010. IP&EE – Independent Power & Energy Europe – is the essential biannual event for the Independent European Energy Sector. The Show provides an ideal platform for players in the energy industry to showcase the latest cutting-edge technology and for those professionals to ... »

OFGEM report on problematic future energy supplies – admission of market failure in electricty supplies

The report is at: http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Markets/WhlMkts/Discovery/Documents1/Project_Discove ry_FebConDoc_FINAL.pdf News articles at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8494899.stm http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household- bills/7144386/British-households-risk-unaffordable-energy-bills-Ofgem- warns.html http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/sse-says-customers-using-l... »

Commercial Opportunities for Back-Up Generation (including diesel generators) and Load Reduction via National Grid, the National Electricity Transmission System Operator (NETSO) for England, Scotland, Wales and Offshore.

This article written by: Mark Duffield Senior Account Manager Contracts and Settlements UK Transmission – Network Operations National Grid National Grid House Warwick Technology Park Gallows Hill Warwick CV34 6DA »

Using standby diesel generators for short term reserve to support main power grids – potentially good news from National Grid

........................................................................................................... Hi Dave Firstly apologies for not getting back to you about Bernard's note sooner. I read the attached email above with interest as it’s always good to see that there is interest out there in providing Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR, previously known as “Standing Reserve”) from new so... »