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Flexitricity’s Virtual Power Plant Surpasses 500 Megawatts

Middle East Utilities Summary Flexitricity is working with a host of public sector organisations, industrial and commercial businesses, and utility scale flexible energy projects, to offer National Grid the flexibility it needs to meet the energy demands of the UK. Dr Alastair Martin,...


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EESL to invest £150 million in UK, Ireland this year

Eastern Eye Summary INDIAN energy firm Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, will invest £150 million in the UK and Ireland markets in 2020 through its UK joint venture EnergyPro Assets Limited (EPAL). The fresh investment will be...


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Celebrating Pimlico District Heating Unit

City of Westminster Summary Westminster is celebrating its long-serving, low-carbon, local heat supply. Pimlico District Heating Unit (PDHU) has been supplying affordable and sustainable energy to residents for nearly 70 years. The PDHU was developed and built in the post-war period to...


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'Game changing’ scheme to use coal mine water for central heating gets start-up cash

Nottinghamshire Live Summary A scheme which could bring heavily discounted heating to parts of Nottingham has been given initial pilot funding. It would become one of the first of its kind in the country, and if initial trials are successful it could be replicated near the dozens of former...


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Iona Capital successfully closes debt financing on UK Anaerobic Digestion portfolio

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Low carbon sustainable fund manager Iona Capital Limited has successfully closed a debt financing on behalf of one of its funds, Iona Environmental Infrastructure LP (IEILP), which has invested in an operational portfolio of 11 Anaerobic Digestion renewable...


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Virtual power plant: £31m project in West Sussex poised to begin once lockdown eases

Business Green Summary A government-backed project to integrate energy management across social housing, transport infrastructure and residential and commercial buildings in West Sussex is gearing up to begin development once lockdowns ease, the group of firms behind the project confirmed...


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District Heating Can Help Deliver on Social Housing Energy Efficiency Pledges

The MJ.co.uk Summary In its 2019 election manifesto, the Conservative Party pledged to invest £9.2 bn in improving the energy efficiency of homes, schools and hospitals. Of this, £6.3 bn was set aside specifically to install energy-saving measures in 2.2m homes, with a focus on social...


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Old coal mines to heat £7m Tyneside district heating scheme

The Energyst Summary Coal mines as heat sources took another step forward this week a councillors approved an ambitious municipal district heating scheme. South Tyneside’s hybrid Viking Energy Network aims to use water pumped from 300 metres below the former Hebburn Colliery combined with...


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Transforming a coal mine into a geothermal heat source in the North East of England, UK

Think GeoEnergy Summary The mining legacy at Hebburn in England lives on in the creation of a planned ground-breaking renewable energy scheme, deriving geothermal energy from flooded mines at the old coal mines of Hebburn. Abandoned coal mines in South Tyneside are set to create a ground...


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Yorkshire Heat Network Specialist Wins Major Housing Contract

BDaily News Summary Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing Association (MTVH) has appointed Saltaire-based Switch2 Energy to deliver a low carbon heat network for its new housing development at the former Shredded Wheat factory South site in the London urban satellite of Welwyn Garden City. ...