Green Power needs to be dense power. Here are two green power projects. The first a solar farm in Kent – the largest to receive planning consent. The second is Sizewell. Cleve Hill would generate 350MW – Sizewell 3,200MW. Cleve Hill needs 950 acres; Sizewell 80 acres.
FT 17th Aug 2020 read more »
Energy network upgrades to help Britain meet its net zero emissions target face “years of delays” because of flawed Ofgem proposals, SSE has warned. The FTSE 100 group and other network companies are lobbying the regulator to rethink price controls proposed last month that they claim will jeopardise decarbonisation. SSE believes the plans could delay crucial upgrades to Britain’s electricity transmission network, leaving it unable to cope with power from new offshore wind farms. Wind farms could have to be delayed from connecting to the grid, or paid not to operate. It said Ofgem’s plans were “risking years of delays to connections and the critical investments required to alleviate current and future constraints”. Network companies’ revenues come from levies on energy bills. Their investments and how much they charge consumers are regulated through price controls.
Times 17th Aug 2020 read more »