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Natural Power recruits Energy Manager to support clients’ carbon targets

September 26, 2019

Natural Power has appointed Duncan Wren in the role of Energy Manager. This new role has been created in response to the growing demand from clients in the built environment to help with lowering their carbon emissions. Euan Hutchison, Associate Technical Director (Planning), said: “Working with our teams of technical specialists, Duncan will provide clients (More…)


Natural Power awarded innovation grant to improve wind farm efficiency

September 23, 2019

Following a pilot project to improve wind farm efficiency, Natural Power has been awarded more than £100,000 from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to further develop its research into ‘Combining complex and disparate data sources to define and deploy leaner and smarter operational strategies to improve the performance of wind farms’. As wind power (More…)


Solar Power International

September 18, 2019

Natural Power will be exhibiting at Solar Power International (SPI) on September 23-26 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Come and say hello at booth 5639. The team, including Jim Adams, President of North America Operations; Shawn Shaw, Head of Solar and Energy Storage; Christine Bordonaro, Principal Engineer; Evan Osler, Commercial (More…)


New horizons: Ireland’s offshore wind

September 11, 2019

Natural Power is the headline sponsor of this year’s Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) Offshore Wind Conference which takes place on 12th September 2019 at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. Seán Manley, Country Director for Natural Power in Ireland will be delivering the sponsor’s address. He said: “Natural Power is delighted to sponsor the Offshore Wind (More…)


Consent secured for wind farm projects in Dumfries and Galloway

September 10, 2019

Natural Power has helped secure consent for three applications that were approved unanimously by the councillors at Dumfries and Galloway Council’s August Planning Committee. The applications include the new nine-turbine Little Hartfell Wind Farm near Lockerbie; turbine tip height extension at Twentyshilling Hill Wind Farm near Sanquhar; and an alternative access track to the wind (More…)


US Department of Energy selects Natural Power for smart curtailment technology fund

September 3, 2019

Natural Power has been selected to receive substantial funding to develop and test a smart curtailment system to protect bats while minimising power loss during wind farm operations. The US Department of Energy (DOE) selected ten projects to receive funding totalling $6.8 million that will reduce environmental compliance costs and the environmental impacts of land-based (More…)


Fred. Olsen Renewables raise more than £16k with Three Peaks Challenge

August 22, 2019

Fred. Olsen Renewables, with the help of Natural Power, SeaRoc and ZX Lidars, has raised a total of £16,078 for the Marine Conservation Society, Scottish Mountain Rescue and Mountain Rescue England and Wales by completing the Three Peaks Challenge. A team made up of 27 employees from all four companies took park in the challenge (More…)


Natural Power and FVB form strategic partnership

August 13, 2019

Natural Power and Swedish district energy consultant and design engineering expert, FVB, have formed a strategic partnership to further the advancement of district heating projects in the UK and Ireland. The combined skills of the organisations provide a unique complete lifecycle service to developers, owners and operators of district energy systems (heating, cooling and power). (More…)


US Congressional visit to Saratoga Springs

August 12, 2019

We were delighted to welcome US Congressional Representative Mr. Paul Tonko to our newly expanded Saratoga Springs office in New York. As chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change, he is a real champion of clean energy and an outspoken advocate for aggressive policy on climate change. (More…)


Modeling Bifacial PV Systems

August 9, 2019

Christine Bordonaro, Principal Engineer at Natural Power in the US recently hosted a successful webinar event on Modeling Bifacial PV Systems. You can listen to a recording of the event via the link below. The focus was on modeling approaches for bifacial PV systems and the review of typical bifacial gains for utility scale projects (More…)


Natural Power appoints Offshore Services Lead in North America

July 30, 2019

Natural Power has appointed Matthew Filippelli as Principal Engineer and Offshore Services Lead. He will be based in the New York office located in Saratoga Springs. Jim Adams, President of Natural Power in North America, said: “The US has a vast offshore wind energy resource, and as this market continues to gather pace, it is (More…)


Natural Power advises Blackfinch Investments on subsidy-free solar farm acquisition

July 23, 2019

Natural Power has acted as technical advisor to Blackfinch Investments for the acquisition of a new subsidy-free solar farm project in North Wales. The site, which is located on the Llyn Peninsula, is in the advanced stage of development and already has planning consent, a grid connection offer and the option for lease in place (More…)


Natural Power appointed for pioneering district heating network in Stoke

July 18, 2019

Natural Power has been awarded a three-year contract by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, under the Stoke DEPO framework, to provide mechanical and electrical designs for the development of the pioneering £52m Stoke-on-Trent district heat network (DHN). The Government-backed DHN scheme will incorporate around 18km of pipework when fully built, allowing many buildings in Stoke to connect (More…)


Natural Power expands commercial team with focus on emerging markets

July 1, 2019

Natural Power continues to expand its commercial team in 2019 with some key appointments. Keith Burns began as Commercial Director earlier in the year and has now been joined by David Tidhar who moved from the planning and environment team to take up the new role, Head of Emerging Markets. Keith’s role has been focusing (More…)


Global Offshore Wind

June 21, 2019

We’ll be attending Renewable UK’s Global Offshore Wind event on 25th and 26th June at the ExCel in London. If you’d like to meet up please One of our senior project managers, Paul Concannon, will be presenting his poster on ‘Due diligence assessment of offshore wind project risk in the Asia Pacific region’. You (More…)


Renewables Cup

June 13, 2019

Natural Power will be hosting the first annual Renewables Cup on Friday the 14th of June to coincide with Global Wind Day. This is about bringing our renewables community together in order to raise money for a very worthy cause. LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, is the only children’s hospice in the Republic of Ireland, providing (More…)


Earth, Wind and Tyre

June 7, 2019

A team from Natural Power is set to hit the road this weekend for ‘Earth, Wind and Tyre’, the two-day, wind-themed road cycling challenge that raises money for Renewable World, a charitable organisation that tackles poverty through renewable energy. Now in its fifth year, this event brings together teams and individuals from across the renewable (More…)


New strategic partnership launches integrated marine coordination service

June 4, 2019

Natural Power has joined forces with SeaRoc and VALEMO to deliver an integrated solution for marine coordination that is fully dedicated to French offshore wind projects. VALEMO, which provides technical services to assist clients in boosting the production of renewable energy plants; together with SeaRoc, provider of the industry-leading marine management system, SeaPlanner, formed this (More…)


Energy for the future – safe and sustainable

May 20, 2019

At Natural Power safety is at the core of everything we do. As such, we will be attending the IWEA Health & Safety Conference 2019 which takes place on 22nd May at the Mount Wolseley Hotel in Tullow, Co Carlow. This conference is aimed at safety for non-safety people, and while safety professionals are also (More…)


Powering the future, together – AWEA WINDPOWER 2019

May 13, 2019

Natural Power will be exhibiting at AWEA WINDPOWER which takes place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas on May 20-23. Come and say hello at booth 1351. Holly Burnett, Senior Vice President at Natural Power, will be speaking at the pre-conference seminar ‘Wind 101: introduction to wind energy’ on Monday afternoon. (More…)