Octopus Renewables buys nine wind farms in €100m deal

It is acquiring the projects, which are a mix of operational and construction-ready facilities with a total capacity of 130MW, from global renewable energy company RES

Renewable energy firm RES boosts services portfolio to 5GW

It has announced the acqquisition of REG Power Management’s (RPM) asset management arm

Vattenfall buys 80MW wind project in Sweden

It will consist of 21 turbines which are expected to generate enough power for 50,000 homes

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 […]