2-MW Loch Eilde Mor small hydropower scheme commissioned in Scotland.

2-MW Loch Eilde Mor small hydropower scheme commissioned in Scotland.

The £13.6 million (US$17.9 million) 2-MW Loch Eilde Mor high head run-of-river hydropower scheme located at Kinlochleven on the River Leven in the Scottish Highlands has been commissioned. The Loch Eilde Mor project features a 2-MW triple-jet horizontal Pelton turbine manufactured and supplied by Germany-based Kössler GmbH & Co. KG. Additional components of the project include: a […]

EDPR and ENGIE awarded long-term CfD for 950 MW offshore wind project in UK.

EDPR and ENGIE awarded long-term CfD for 950 MW offshore wind project in UK.

EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”) and ENGIE are pleased to announce that, a joint venture company currently owned by EDPR (77%) and ENGIE (23%), has been awarded a 15-year Contract for Difference (CfD) [1] for the delivery of 950 MW of offshore wind generation at £57.50/MWh (in real 2012 terms). The contract was awarded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial […]

£920k boost to Scotland’s offshore wind ambitions

£920k boost to Scotland’s offshore wind ambitions

  A £920,000 programme to advance offshore wind research in Scotland has been announced by Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, which will be based around Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine, a demonstration offshore wind turbine located at the Fife Energy Park off the East Fife coast. The site is already a demonstration hub for businesses across the UK to test […]

Windfarm operators paid £3.1m to switch off turbines for one day.

Windfarm operators paid £3.1m to switch off turbines for one day.

Windfarm operators have been paid a record-breaking £3.1million – for turning off their turbines for a single day. They raked in the “constraint” payment as they had managed to produce more electricity than Scotland needed over a 24-hour period. Anti-windfarm campaigners said it was “disgusting” consumers would foot such a huge bill for the devices […]

Voith to modernize SSE small hydropower station.

Voith to modernize SSE small hydropower station.

Technology Group Voith has won a contract to modernize the Mucomir small hydroelectric power station in Scotland. Operator is SSE, one of the largest energy suppliers in the UK. Voith oversees the building, installing and commissioning of the power stations turbine, the replacing of the digital governors and hydraulic units as well as the refurbishing […]

Gilkes Energy finalises the Lochy Hydro Project in Scotland.

Gilkes Energy finalises the Lochy Hydro Project in Scotland.

Gilkes Energy’s 2MW Lochy Hydro Project, delivered on time and on budget, has now started generating. The Lochy Hydro Project is a 2MW scheme located at Inverlochy, just east of Dalmally and is the fourth hydro project to be developed by Gilkes Energy on the National Forest Estate managed by Forestry Commission Scotland. A 3.4km […]

Gilkes awarded contract for Hydro Turbines on 3 SSE Sites,

Gilkes awarded contract for Hydro Turbines on 3 SSE Sites,

Gilkes are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the SSE contract for supply of turbine, generator and control system packages to operate on the compensation flows of three existing power stations. Gilkes will be supplying a Turgo turbine and Pelton turbine respectively for the Lussa & Nostie Bridge schemes. In wanting to provide […]