Posted on: 03/05/2016
Siemens to supply 102 turbines for East Anglia offshore wind farm
German engineering firm Siemens has won a contract to supply 102 turbines to the East Anglia One offshore wind farm.
Each 7MW turbine will have a rotor diameter of 154 metres. The £2.5bn East Anglia One project will power more than 540,000 homes.
> See Siemens' statement
ScottishPower to pay £18m for customer service failings
ScottishPower has agreed to pay £18 million to settle an Ofgem investigation into failings in the firm’s customer service.
Vulnerable ScottishPower customers will receive £15m, with the remainder being paid to charity.
The failings related to complaint resolution, call handling and billing processes both during and following the supplier’s implementation of a new IT system.
> Read Ofgem's announcement
Bristol Energy Co-operative raises £9m
Bristol Energy Co-operative has raised £9 million to fund a clutch of solar projects.
The co-op received £3.95m from Bristol City Council, Social & Sustainable Capital and Triodos Bank.
It has already raised £2.68m from Close Brothers and £2.34m through crowdfunding of bonds and shares.
> View the co-operative's statement
Solar farm opens at former RAF base
Scottow Moor Solar has finished installing a near-50MW solar farm on the site of the former RAF Coltishall airbase near Norwich.
Electricity from the panels will power businesses on the site, which is now an enterprise park.
Director David Fyffe said: “We hope that by providing onsite and sustainable electricity generation, the solar farm can help attract new investment into Scottow Enterprise Park.”
> See Scottow Moor Solar's statement
Former energy secretary Davey joins community energy push
Former Energy Secretary Sir Ed Davey has been named as the co-chair of the Local Supply Community (LSC) project, which is looking at the links between generation and supply.
The LSC is considering local energy tariffs could use decentralised power generators.
After losing his seat at last year’s General Election, Davey was named as chair of Mongoose Energy.
> Find out more about Sir Ed Davey