Kellogg’s targets 100% renewables

The UK arm of cereal maker Kellogg’s has joined its American parent company in joining RE100, a group of companies that have committed to using only electricity generated from renewable energy.

The company has pledged to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050.

The firm’s UK head office in Manchester last year became its first to use only renewables.

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10MW battery storage project connected

Eelpower has unveiled a 10MW battery storage site in Lincolnshire.

The company used lithium-ion batteries made by BYD in China for the project at Leverton.

The firm’s contract to provide frequency-response balancing services to the grid begins on 1 January.

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Power-to-gas storage project announced

Northern Gas Networks is teaming up with ITM Power to examine the scope for power-to-gas storage.

The partnership will study whether excess power can be turned into hydrogen, which can then be stored in the gas network and burned when needed.

The project received funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Energy Storage Feasibility Study Competition.

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Five wind farm projects change hands

Platina Energy Partners has sold five wind farms with a combined capacity of 70MW to Gravis Capital Management for £52 million, with Gravis also taking on debt tied to the turbines.

Platina had developed and built the wind farms in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland between 2006 and 2010.

The company recently sold a portfolio of solar farms in Italy.

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New project aims to reduce power outages

American technology firm Aclara is working with UK Power Networks on a project to identify grid faults more quickly.

The £2.6 million project is being funded by Ofgem.

The scheme aims to reduce the number and length of power outages.

> See Aclara's announcement