UK Electric Car Drivers Face Paying More to Charge at Peak Times

British electric car drivers face having to pay more to power their car if they refuse to shift their charging to off-peak times, in a move designed to lessen their burden on the electricity network. There are currently 160,000 plug-in cars on UK roads but rapid growth means their impact …

UK Hits Milestone of 1,000 Coal-Free Hours

The UK has gone a thousand hours without needing coal generation so far this year. That’s according to new figures released by MyGridGB, which show the country hit the milestone. The data shows the amount of coal-free time in 2018 has already eclipsed the figures from 2017 and 2016, in …

Europe’s First Public Vehicle-To-Grid Charge Point to Open in Finland

Work is underway on installing Europe’s first public vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charge point in Helsinki, which will be able to charge electric cars and deliver power back to the grid at peak times. The new charger is being installed at Suvilahti, an event venue in the Finnish capital Helsinki, thanks to …

Vattenfall Powers Up Plans for Batteries at Welsh Wind Farm

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has confirmed plans to create Wales’ largest wind-plus-storage energy site at the 228MW Pen y Cymoedd wind farm. Later this year the 76-turbine wind farm, the largest onshore wind farm in Wales, will take delivery of six battery units with a combined capacity of 22MW. The …

California’s Solar Energy Set Power Supply Record in March

California met its goal to produce about half the state’s electricity from renewable sources for three hours on March 11, a new estimate from the U.S. government shows. The U.S. Department of Energy’s statistics division used data from the California Independent System Operator, which manages the electricity grid across 80 …

Okanagan Wind Farm Up and Running

After many years of development, and nine months of heavy lifting, the 10 Sevion 3.2 M114 CCV wind turbines are now providing power to the province’s electricity grid. The Pennask project is located just west of Pennask Summit, north of Highway 97C and the Shinish Creek project is located 30 …