UK's electric vehicles could reach a peak demand of 3.5GW by 2030

13/07/2017 14:18 Energy


According to a long-term forecast by UK's National Grid, electric vehicles (EVs) could raise demand for electricity by 3.5GW by 2030, and by 18GW twenty years later, which is equal to around six Hickley Point nuclear power stations.

The analysis envisages major increase in EVs, seeing as 90% of the cars sold by 2050 are expected to be electric, and increased demand in electricity and later, in decarbonized heat.

The “Future Energy Scenarios” report suggests however that without smart charging, 85GW with the added 18GW amid peak time would be the most harsh sscenario in comparison to today’s 60GW.

Off peak charging times, together with vehicle sharing could signify a growth of 6GW by 2050. During this time, renewable energy is estimated to rise by nearly 60%, together with distributed generation, that is said to reach 93GW. 

The National Grid emphasizes how important the need for decarbonized heat is to meet nation’s 2050 carbon reduction target. Also, the electricity storage capacity could surge fast to nearly 6GW by the end of the decade. 

British Gas pays clients $1.4 million for failed schedules

21/07/2017 09:16:00

Britain's biggest energy provider British Gas, possessed by utility Centrica, has paid a total of 1.1 million pounds ($1.4 million) to clients in compensation for missed or delayed appointments, as stated by the country's energy regulator on Thursday.


Green light set for $2.6 billion Scottish wind power project

20/07/2017 15:13:00

Scotland’s Court of Session approved the Scottish offshore wind power project Neart na Gaoithe after a two-year court battle with the Royal Society for the Protection of the Birds (RSPB).


Russia faces hardship installing Siemens turbines in Crimea

20/07/2017 13:10:00

After thumbing their nose at the European sanctions and bringing gas turbines made by the German company Siemens to Crimea, Russia struggles to install them, since the company refuses to engage in anything that has to do with the equipment that was delivered to the sanction-bound region.