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  • This Energy Insight explores the following electricity trends:• UK electricity use, overall and by sector (DSS33)• UK power stations, installed capacity by fuel type (DSS36)• Large-scale combined heat and power (CHP) schemes in the UK (DSS36b)The UK electricity industry has been completely transform...

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  • The government is to relax planning legislation to make it easier to develop large-scale battery systems that store electricity generated at solar and wind farms. Ministers are introducing legislation to remove barriers for storage projects above 50 MW in England and 350 MW in Wales. The UK already...

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  • Renewable energy sources have overtaken coal, oil and gas in EU electricity generation for the first time ever, according to a study by climate think-tank Ember. The report: Renewables beat fossil fuels – A half-yearly analysis of Europe’s electricity transition found that wind, solar, hydro and bi...

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  • While the current pandemic has depressed many parts of the economy, the recent start-up of two UK energy infrastructure projects shows the energy industry continuing to develop.  First, construction of National Grid’s Viking Link infrastructure project – which will become the world’s longe...

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  • Global electricity consumption continues to increase faster than world population, leading to an increase in the average amount of electricity consumed per person (per capita electricity consumption), according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) International Energy Statistics....

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  • Still (almost) no coal – Great Britain’s coal-free run continued throughout May and beyond, giving the first full calendar month of electricity generation without a contribution from coal since the industrial revolution. So said National Grid ESO (NGESO) in June – a month that was heading to be coa...

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  • Siemens Gamesa will supply a hybrid energy project on an island in the Philippines, to provide a stable electricity supply in a location with a weak link to the grid, reducing its dependence on diesel. The project, located in in Puerto Galera, will combine a 16 MW wind farm and a 6 MW battery stora...

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  • Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy has unveiled a programme of reforms to meet increasing energy demand from a growing population and a fast-developing economy.The strategy defines mid-term and long-term objectives and directions for the development of country’s power sector from 2020 to 2030. It plans...

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  • The UK has set a new record for the longest period of coal-free electricity generation in the country, reports National Grid. The previous record of 18 days, 6 hours and 10 minutes – set in June 2019 – was broken on the morning of 28 April 2020, marking over 438 hours and 10 minutes since the last c...

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  • Renewables have overtaken fossil fuels as the main source of electricity in Great Britain for the first time after a particularly windy season, and a slowdown in demand due to coronavirus. Wind, solar, biomass and hydropower accounted for 44.6 per cent of electricity supply between January and ...

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