Statkraft Chooses ABB Synchronous Condensers to Help the UK National Grid Meet Its Zero-Carbon...

The project in Liverpool combines ABB synchronous condensers with flywheels to help stabilize the power grid as renewable energy replaces large fossil-fueled rotating power plants. ABB has been awarded a major turnkey contract by Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, to design, manufacture and install two high-inertia synchronous condenser …

Great Britain Goes 55 Hours Without Using Coal

In a Tweet posted on Thursday, the UK’s electricity and gas owner National Grid confirmed that Great Britain had gone over 48 hours without any coal electricity generation, which was further confirmed to play out to be nearly 55 hours in total. The National Grid Control Room Twitter account keeps …

National Grid Planning Fast Charging Network For UK

National Grid is contemplating the creation of a fast charging network for the UK and Wales. Scotland may also get a similar system. The chargers would have up to 35o kW of power. The company’s research indicates it would only take 50 charging locations to put high power charging within …

UK Clean Energy Records Make 2017 ‘Greenest Year Ever’

This year is set to be the “greenest ever” for the UK, according to data provided by the National Grid. Over the course of 2017, 13 different renewable energy records have been broken. “It’s been an exciting year managing the many ‘network firsts’,” said Duncan Burt, director of the system …

Tesla Powers Up Nantucket With Grid Storage Installation

There are thousands of islands around the world that have no access to a conventional utility grid. Most of them rely on diesel generators for their electricity. Trendy Nantucket, once home to the world’s largest whaling fleet, is connected to the onshore grid by two undersea cables but it also …

World’s First Technology To Measure Electricity Grid Stability Announced

Reactive Technology and the UK’s grid operator National Grid have this week announced the completion of the world’s first technology which is able to continuously measure and monitor an electricity grid’s stability, or system inertia. UK-based environmental engineering company Reactive Technology partnered with the national grid operator for the UK, …

National Grid Declares 2017 ‘Greenest Summer Ever’

August and September may have seemed like a bit of a washout for those hoping to enjoy a scorching end to the summer, but green energy enthusiasts will be toasting a successful end to the season today with news 2017 was the ‘greenest’ summer on record. According to new data …