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Reducing the cost of energy through OPEX optimisation

May 14, 2018

Natural Power will be attending WindEurope’s technology workshop ‘Analysis of Operating Wind Farms 2018’ which takes place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 15th and 16th May. As part of the poster presentation programme on predicting and enhancing turbine performance, Iain Dinwoodie, Senior Asset Performance Engineer at Natural Power, will speak on the topic of ‘Reducing the (More…)


Powering forward at WINDPOWER 2018

May 2, 2018

Natural Power will be exhibiting at WINDPOWER 2018 which takes place from May 7th – 10th at the McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois. You’ll find Natural Power at booth number 3420. Organised annually by AWEA, WINDPOWER 2018 is where the industry comes together to plan for the future. This year’s event ‘Powering Forward to (More…)


Low carbon heat: levelling the playing field

April 20, 2018

Natural Power’s Senior Renewable Heat Manager, Andy Yuill, will be joining speakers at Scottish Renewables’ Low Carbon Heat Conference on 24th April 2018 at The Studio in Glasgow. As part of plenary session two ‘Levelling the playing field’, chaired by Scottish Renewables’ Senior Policy Manager, Fabrice Leveque, Andy joins Tanja Groth, Decentralised Energy Manager at (More…)


With just under a year to go, how will Brexit impact investment certainty and our journey to a low carbon energy future?

April 17, 2018

After months of negotiation, a clearer picture for the electricity sector is starting to emerge and it is looking reasonably positive. Whilst there is still plenty of ground to cover until the March 19 deadline, we can be fairly confident on the following:- It will be business as usual for the GB market during the (More…)


Natural Power at Wind Operations Dallas

This year’s 10th annual Wind Operations Dallas will see Natural Power’s Senior Vice President in North America, Holly Burnett, chair the Asset, Risk and Performance Optimization track on April 17th followed by the Fleet Digitization track on April 18th. Holly will also participate in a panel discussion focused on the return-on-investment of data analytics and (More…)


Benchmarking: a collaborative strategy to ensure operational success

April 10, 2018

As 3.2 GW of support for three strategic projects was announced last September for the UK CfD auction, the results continued the trend of lower than expected prices in European offshore wind auctions. Much like offshore wind, competitive auctions for onshore wind energy have seen prices drop dramatically in mature markets. Last year, Turkey’s first (More…)


Construction complete ahead of schedule at Sommette wind farm in France

April 5, 2018

Working as owner’s engineer for John Laing Group plc, Natural Power has successfully completed the construction phase of the Sommette wind farm in Picarde, Northern France. Total installed capacity for the Sommette wind farm is 21.6 MW from nine Nordex N117/2400 turbines, each with capacity of 2.4 MW. The project benefits from a 15-year feed-in (More…)


De-risking utility scale battery storage projects – a Technical Advisor’s view

March 23, 2018

The battery storage market’s exponential growth has captivated developers and investors alike. Despite over a hundred MW of front-of-the-meter, utility scale battery projects currently installed in the UK and predictions of up to 12 GW of new installations to 2022, many investors view the market with scepticism. If you are an investor who is well versed (More…)


Irish expansion continues apace

March 21, 2018

Renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, is adding four new team members at its Dublin office. Keara O’ Shea has joined the team as a geotechnical engineer to support geotechnical investigation and consultancy services and Kathryn Oliver has joined as an environmental consultant to cope with the demand in environmental services. A business development (More…)


Electricity Fit for Market By Giles Dearden, Director of Due Diligence

March 19, 2018

Last month I had the great pleasure of chairing & delivering the opening presentation at the 8th AltAssets Renewable Energy Investor Forum, in London.   A little prior investigation into the current status of renewable generation in the global energy transition mix was surprising – only 10% of electricity is being supplied from renewable. As (More…)


Contruction complete at Meenwaun Wind Farm, Ireland

Working on behalf of Element Power the projects’ developer, renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has reached project close on the construction phase at Meenwaun Wind Farm in County Offaly, Ireland, where the team acted as owner’s engineer and provided construction project management and ecological services. The 1OMW MEC site consisting of four GE (More…)


Natural Power doubles up on wind farm acquisitions for Greenbacker

March 13, 2018

Natural Power provided technical due diligence reviews on behalf of Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. LLC on two recent wind plant acquisitions, Georgia Mountain Wind Farm in Vermont, and Wagner Wind in California. The independent evaluations included turbine technology reviews, turbine, blade and BOP inspections as well as review of key contracts including PPAs and turbine (More…)


Natural Power in the running for In-House Planning Team of the Year

February 20, 2018

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted in the ‘In-house Planning Team of the Year’ category of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards 2018. The winners will be announced during a ceremony at Milton Court Concert Hall on 24 May 2018. To view the full shortlist, visit,NB1O,3HBD15,2EMGT,1 As one of the original, and leading (More…)


Natural Power to chair Alt Assets Renewable Energy Investor Forum, London

Giles Dearden, Director of Global Due Diligence at Natural Power, is set to chair and deliver the opening address at the eighth annual Renewable Energy Investor Forum which takes place in London on 22nd February 2018. The invitation-only event connects the most prominent institutional investors, fund managers and developers in the clean energy and renewables (More…)


Natural Power delivers predictive habitat mapping for Scottish Natural Heritage

February 16, 2018

Natural Power was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage to predictively map the spatial extent of Annex 1 habitats in 25 special areas of conservation and three marine protected areas throughout Scotland. Using the best available data, Natural Power created a tailored approach combining spatial mapping, imagery classification and predictive statistical mapping to overcome variations in (More…)


Hot tip on energy output boost

February 8, 2018

Natural Power recently provided planning support and conducted structural assessments as part of a retro-fit blade tip extension pilot project for Siemens Gamesa’s fleet of 2.3MW onshore wind turbines at Fred.Olsen Renewables’ Crystal Rig II site in the Scottish Borders. It is expected that the tip extensions of 2.55m will achieve an annual energy production (More…)


Solar energy in dark days: Challenges of PV system acceptance testing in winter

February 7, 2018

As part of our ongoing commitment to share our knowledge and expertise across the industry, we run a series of webinars that focus on topics and trends that are of importance to our clients. For news of our next webinar, please keep an eye on LinkedIn and the news section of In the meantime, (More…)


Consent for Pant y Maen

February 6, 2018

Natural Power has secured consent on behalf of Pany y Maen Wind Ltd for a seven-turbine site in Denbighshire, North Wales. The initial application was refused by Denbighshire County Council on the grounds of landscape and visual impact, impact on local dwellings and on the historic environment, however, the decision was appealed, and the Cabinet (More…)


Natural Power at the Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit

February 5, 2018

Natural Power will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit which takes place at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, from 6th to 8th February 2018. The event, organised by Infocast, is widely recognized as the leading gathering place for wind industry dealmakers. Each year, the industry’s leading (More…)


Solar Finance and Investment: Europe 2018

January 22, 2018

Natural Power is set to attend the Solar Finance and Investment: Europe 2018 conference which takes place on 30th and 31st January at the Grange City Hotel in London. The event will cover a range of topics including secondary markets, zero-subsidy development, asset management and O&M, and corporate PPAs. Attendees can expect to meet the (More…)