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Notable Quote from ScottishPower CEO
COP25,ScottishPower
Date: 2019-12-06
"Every green megawatt of electricity will be crucial if we stand any chance of hitting 'net zero' in 2050, so innovation from energy companies is more important than ever.

"This means squeezing the absolute maximum potential out of every clean energy project that we consider. In the UK and Ireland the perfect blend of clean power from onshore renewables should include a mixture of clean energy technologies.

"The costs for building wind, solar and batteries have reduced considerably in recent years, and they complement each other very well. They perform best at different times of the day and at different times of the year." -- Keith Anderson, ScottishPower, Speaking at COP25 in Madrid.Contact: ScottishPower, Keith Anderson, +44 0 141 614 0000, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  ScottishPower,  CO25,  


ScottishPower Plans Solar and Battery Installations at UK Wind Parks (Int'l. Report)
Iberdrola,ScottishPower
Date: 2019-12-06
In the UK, Iberdrola-owned ScottishPower is reporting plans to install solar panels and batteries next to its wind turbines nationwide.

Applications for the solar and battry installations have been submitted for existing wind farms in Cornwall, Lancashire and Cambridgeshire in England with projects in Scotland and Ireland to follow. The company is also developing 1,000 MW of new onshore wind projects which will also be solar panel and battery equipped.

ScottishPower is the first integrated energy company in the UK to solely generate 100 pct renewable energy, according to the company. (Source: ScottishPower, Scotland Herald, 5 Dec., 2019) Contact: ScottishPower Renewables, Lindsay McQuade, CEO, +44 0 141 614 0000, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Wind,  ScottishPower,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  Solar,  


ScottishPower Planning Major Onshore Wind Initiative (Int'l.)
ScotlandPower,Committee on Climate Change
Date: 2019-11-27
In the UK, a recent report from the Committee on Climate Change -- the official policy advisory group for the UK government -- warns that any hope the UK has of meeting its carbon-neutral by 2050 goal will require construction of at least 1,000 MW of onshore wind capacity every year for the next three decades as well as a quadrupling of offshore wind farm construction -- an unlikely scenario since wind farm construction in the UK has plummeted 80 pct since 2015 due primarily to a lack of government support.

Even so, Glasgow-based ScottishPower Renewables, an amalgam of the 6 largest utility companies in Scotland, reports it is planning a major expansion of onshore wind projects and has identified 100 potential onshore sites in Scotland, and a few in Ireland, according to a Guardian report. (Source: The Guardian, Committee on Climate Change, CleanTechnica, 25 Nov., 2019) Contact: Committee on Climate Change, www.theccc.org.uk; ScottishPower Renewables, Lindsay McQuade, CEO, +44 0 141 614 0000, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Committee on Climate Change,  ScotlandPower,  Wind,  Onshore Wind,  


East Anglia One Offshore Wind Farm Now in Production (Int'l.)
Iberdrola
Date: 2019-09-16
Spanish wind developer Iberdrola reports its 102-turbine North Sea East Anglia One offshore wind farm off the coast of County Suffolk has been connected to the UK electricity grid and is slated to go into operation next year. Iberdrola's subsidiary, ScottishPower Renewables, which installed 25 turbines on the site this summer, will gradually connect them to the grid.

When fully operational in 2020, the £2.5 billion, 300 km2 project will be the worlds largest wind farm, with an installed capacity of 714 MW supplying energy to 630,000 British homes. (Source: Iberdrola, reve, 15 Sept., 2019) Contact: East Anglia One, www.iberdrola.com/conocenos/lineas-negocio/proyectos-emblematicos/parque-eolico-marino-east-anglia-one, www,iberdrola.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Offshore Wins,  


Iberdrola Announces €100Mn Irish Wind Energy Investment Plan (Int'l)
Iberdrola,ScottishPower
Date: 2019-06-19
Spanish utility company Iberdrola reports will begin selling electricity to Irish residential customers this week. The firm also notes it will invest €100 million on renewing three of its wind farms with newer, more efficient wind turbines to boost their power generation capacity.

Iberdrola has been operating in Ireland for 20 years through its UK business ScottishPower, which owns several Irish wind farms, including Barnesmore in County Donegal. (Source: Iberdrola, PR, Irish Times, reve, 18 June, 2019) Contact: Iberdrola] Ireland, Colin McNeill, CEO, Iberdrola Renewables, Xabier Viteri, Dir. Renewables Business, www.iberdrolarenewables.com; ScottishPower, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Wind,  ScottishPower,  


Scottish Power Plans £6Bn Offshore Wind Investment (Int'l)
ScottishPower
Date: 2019-03-18
In the UK, gas and electric power supplier ScottishPower reports it will "actively pursueā€¯ future offshore wind projects in England and invest £6 billion in the countries offshore wind supply chain.

Scottish Power;s initiative is part of a wider UK Offshore Wind Sector Deal that will see as much as £250 million investment in "building a stronger UK supply chain." The deal will drive the transformation of offshore wind generation, making it an integral part of a low-cost, low-carbon, flexible grid system and boost the productivity and competitiveness of the UK supply chain.

Presently, ScottishPower is constructing a £2.5 billion offshore windfarm in the east of England, seeking approval for a second to begin construction in 2024 and a third in 2025. (Source: Scottish Power, Supply Chain, 17 Mar., 2019) Contact: Scottish Power, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News ScottishPower,  Offshore Wind,  


ScottishPower Goes 100 pct Renewable Wind Energy (Int'l Report)
ScottishPower Generation Group , DRAX
Date: 2019-01-07
Further to our 19th October, 2018 coverage, Glasgow-headquartered Scottish Power is reporting that with the completion of its £700 million assets sale to Drax, the company is now the first in the UK to rely completely on renewable wind power.

Selby, UK-based Drax purchased Scottish Power's portfolio of pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired generation, which comprises Scottish Power Generation Group and its wholly owned subsidiary, SMW.

The assets sale included the 440-MW Cruachan pumped storage hydro electric scheme in Argyll and Bute; run-of-river hydro locations at Galloway and Lanark; (126MW); a biomass-from-waste facility at Daldowie; and four Combined Cycle Gas Turbine stations in England. (Source: DRAX Group, The National, 3 Jan., 2019) Contact: Scottish Power, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk; DRAX Power, +44 0 1757 618381, www.draxpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Scottish Power ,  DRAX,  Renewable Energy,  


Scottish Power Going 100 pct Wind Power After Drax Sale (Int'l)
Scottish Power,DRAX
Date: 2018-10-19
Glasgow-headquartered Scottish Power reports that with the £702 million sale of its last coal-fired and hydro power plants to DRAX, it will become the first major UK energy company to generate all its electricity from wind power. Scottish Power now plans to invest £5.2 billion over four years to more than double its renewables capacity.

Scottish Power scuttled all of its coal plants over the last 10 years and now has 2,700 MW of wind power capacity operating or under construction in the UK. It also has 3,000 MW of projects in the planning stage.

Drax runs the UK's largest power plant near Selby in North Yorkshire and is moving away from coal ahead of a government deadline for an emissions limit on coal plants from 2025. To date the company has converted four of its six generating units to burn wood pellets. The Selby plant is believed to be the first bioenergy carbon capture storage (Beccs) project of its type in Europe. (Source: DRAX, BBC, 16 Oct., 2018) Contact: Scottish Power, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk; DRAX Power, Andy Koss, CEO, +44 0 1757 618381, www.draxpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Scottish Power,  DRAX,  Biomass,  Carbon Capture,  


CPower Energy Wins East Anglia One Offshore Wind Contract (Int'l)
CPower Energy,ScottishPower Renewables
Date: 2018-05-16
In the UK, Colchester-based wind service and resources specialist CPower Energy reports it has secured a preferred supplier contract to supply commissioning engineers during the construction phase of Belfast-based ScottishPower Renewables' East Anglia One, one of the world's largest offshore wind farm projects.

As well as commissioning managers and engineers, CPower Energy is approved to supply engineers for the offshore and onshore substations, wind turbine generators, logistics and supervisory control and data acquisition for the project.

When fully operational in 2020, East Anglia One will supply sufficient power for as many as 600,000 British homes. CPower Energy personnel are expected to start construction work on the project in the next few weeks. (Source: CPower Energy, PR, Insider Media, May, 2018) Contact: CPower Energy, Peter Jorgensen, Managing Dir., +44 (0) 7920854394, info@cpower-energy.com, www.cpower-energy.com; ScottishPower Renewables, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CPower Energy,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Scottish Power Seals Two US Offshore Wind Deals (Ind. Report)
Scottish Power
Date: 2017-05-26
Glasgow-headquartered Scottish Power Renewables, part of the Iberdrola Group, confirms it has won the right to build two offshore wind farms in the US which it says could eventually power 400,000 homes. Financial and other details have not been disclosed.

The two wind farms, which will be constructed off the coast of Massachusetts and North Carolina, are expected to start generating power by 2022 and 2025 respectively. (Source: Scottish Power, BBC News, 21 May, 2017) Contact: Scottish Power, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Scottish Power,  Wind,  

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