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More Renewable’s Going Online & Busiest Time of Year for Contract Negotiations

September 2011


Following last weeks report of Scottish Southern Energy (SSE) improving customer services and being awarded 5 stars by Consumer Focus, there comes further good news for SSE as they aim to connect their first turbines at the Gordonbush wind farm to the gird this week.  The 70MW project - enough to power approximately 18,000 homes - is predicted to be fully operational in the first half of 2012 and will be closely followed by a further 350MW scheme at Clyde and a new 156MW farm in Perthshire.

Of course, renewable energy is vital, and a great asset to any company, but it's positive to hear that despite the disaster in Japan and Germany's decision to pull a number of nuclear stations off the grid, the UK public still have confidence in nuclear power. With some 17% of UK power generated from nuclear - dismissing the process would have large repercussions on supply capacity. Natural gas still remains the major fuel of choice for energy generation with some 44% of output coming this way, and coal just under 30%. Renewable’s are currently standing at just over 8% of the fuel mix, and is the most likely source to see year-on-year increases as more and more wind farms are connected to the grid along with solar, hydro and biomass power projects underway across the country.  With the after effects of Hurricane Katia still lingering across the North and West of the UK, wind generated power saw a welcome increase to 7% of UK power at the start of the week - a great result when you then add in other renewable generation.

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