Editors Picks

Editors picks refers to the most important news, projects, policies, trends and industry insights within the power generation sector.

Smart grids, big data and business intelligence transforming the energy sector

Martyn Williams, managing director of industrial software company COPA-DATA UK and Mark Hardy, chief executive of Capula write for Power Engineering International Magazine on how these smart technologies are changing the way the grid generates, manages, distributes and stores energy.

$467m gas-fired power plant set for northern England

SSE is to build a new $467m combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Lincolnshire, northern England. 

Essential need for demand response embodied by Origami

The UK’S prioritisation of demand side response (DSR) is being monitored internationally, as the country’s present energy system is seen as a harbinger for the rest of the world to follow.

Drax commences pioneering carbon capture and storage project

Drax is set to commence a pilot bioenergy carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at its plant in Yorkshire, northern England.

Double investment boost for UK nuclear power

The UK nuclear power industry has received positive investment news today with the announcement that Lloyds Bank will make £100m available to small business in the nuclear supply chain serving Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

Sonnen at the heart of the decentralized energy revolution

Eight years ago, Christoph Ostermann and Torsten Stiefenhofer noticed the need for a market for energy storage systems, and sonnen was born. Communications spokesperson Mathias Bloch speaks about the evolution of the company over the past decade and its ambition to be a hub of decentralized energy technologies into the future.

Is the missing link in utilities innovation a human one?

Until recently, ‘utilities’ and ‘innovation’ were not words that were typically synonymous with each other. But times are changing fast. The utilities sector is now characterized by radical transformation, and utilities are now on a countdown to change.  

Norway presses ahead with CCS development

The Norwegian government has announced that it will invest an additional $34m in developing its carbon capture and storage (CCS) capability.

REDEN Solar enters Portugal with solar plants acquisition

REDEN Solar, a leading solar IPP from France, has just acquired several existing photovoltaic power plants in Portugal, representing a total capacity of 50 MW. The French Solar project developer also announced plans to develop new projects in the country in the coming years.

British government denies reports of $18bn nuclear loan to Hitachi

The UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has  dismissed newspaper reports from Japan, which claims Prime Minister Theresa May had personally pledged to give UK financial backing to the Wylfa Newydd plant in Anglesey, Wales.

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