UK has 3.2 GW of CfD-backed operational offshore wind now

04/05/2020 10:03 Wind


Almost 3.2 GW of offshore wind capacity in UK waters is now operational under the Contract for Difference (CfD) regime, following the start of contract payments to phases of the East Anglia One and Hornsea One projects.

Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC), the administrator of the CfD scheme, yesterday announced that phase two of East Anglia and phase two of Hornsea One have achieved the start date under their contracts.


ScottishPower Renewables and GIG announced on Wednesday the completion of the installation of the 102 turbines by Siemens Gamesa Renewables Energy SA (BME:SGRE) at the 714-MW East Anglia One offshore wind farm.


LCCC said the total CfD live portfolio has reached 4.9 GW of operational capacity, dominated by offshore wind, but also including other renewable energy technologies.


New nuclear will ensure France's energy security, SFEN says

03/07/2020 09:24:00

A failure to renew France's fleet of nuclear power reactors will have consequences as soon as 2030 for not only the country's energy security but also its climate targets, according to the French nuclear energy society (SFEN). Nuclear power plants, with a combined capacity of 62 GWe, currently account for more than 70% of the country's electricity generation.


UK gives blessing to Vanguard, delays Hornsea 3

02/07/2020 10:38:00

BEIS Secretary Alok Sharma issues decisions on offshore wind farms off east England totalling 4.2GW


Poland's May coal output and sales fall to lowest on record

02/07/2020 09:22:00

Poland generates almost 80 per cent of its electricty from coal but the industry is facing financial problems due to falling demand and rising production costs