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Natural Power promotes renewable energy to US Congress

March 15, 2019

Natural Power was represented by Jim Adams, President of North American operations, at the annual Wind Power on Capitol Hill day in Washington DC, which is coordinated by the America Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The event is intended to promote the renewable industry to various congressional leaders from across the country. This year there was (More…)

 


Conference on wind energy and wildlife impacts comes to Stirling

March 12, 2019

Natural Power is to headline sponsor the fifth Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts (CWW 2019) that will be hosted in Stirling, Scotland, on 27th to 29th August this year. In a series of keynote talks, sessions and workshops, experts from across the globe will come together at the University of Stirling to share (More…)

 


Blade O&M Europe: Providing insight into next generation technology and management strategy

March 11, 2019

We will be attending Blade O&M Europe from 12th to 14th March at the Hotel Novotel, Amsterdam. Natural Power is also sponsoring this WindPower Monthly event. Craig Gordon, Global Head of Inspections and Andre Louise-Ferdinand, Senior Engineer (Inspection Services) at Natural Power, will be joint-chairing the roundtable session ‘Inspection and repair in challenging environments’ which (More…)

 


IWEA: mapping our energy future

March 8, 2019

We will be attending and exhibiting at the forthcoming IWEA Spring Conference on 12th and 13th March in the Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin. Come and say hello at stand 18 – where Natural Power will be showcasing its comprehensive range of operations and asset management services including the latest inspections technology that is already proven (More…)

 


Natural Power welcomes Offshore Wind Sector Deal which secures jobs and investment in the UK


Natural Power is hailing the Offshore Wind Sector Deal agreed by the industry and the government as a major step forward which will generate significant economic benefits for the UK. Jeremy Sainsbury OBE, Director at Natural Power, said: “The Offshore Wind Sector Deal is great news for the Natural Power team that offers a whole (More…)

 


Natural Power spreads wings in Latin America

March 7, 2019

Natural Power has formed a strategic partnership with Uruguay-based Navitas Solutions to deliver wind turbine blade inspection services throughout Latin America. Pieter D’haen, International Director at Natural Power, said: “This partnership provides clients with a unique service in Latin America which combines the extensive local knowledge of Navitas personnel with our state-of-the-art equipment including our (More…)

 


AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Conference

February 26, 2019

We will be exhibiting at the forthcoming AWEA Operations & Maintenance and Safety Conference which takes place on February 27 – 28 at the Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California. The on-site team will include Operations and Asset Management Director, Euan Fenelon; President of US Operations, Jim Adams and Vice President, Holly Burnett. They will be (More…)

 


Wind O&M Europe 2019


Natural Power will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Wind O&M Europe 2019 which takes place on 27th and 28th February in Munich. Craig Gordon, Global Head of Inspections, Michael McQueenie, Senior Business Development Manager and Ieuan Spencer, Account Manager, will be on hand throughout the exhibition discussing Natural Power’s pro-active approach to inspections as an (More…)

 


Natural Power appoints drone specialist

February 13, 2019

We have appointed Andre Louis Ferdinand as a Senior Engineer in the inspections service team, based in North America. Andre joins from Ascent Technologies, a Texas-based firm specialising in developing software for commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Ascent Technologies was acquired by Natural Power earlier this month. Craig Gordon, Global Head of Inspections at Natural (More…)

 


Natural Power acquires Ascent Technologies

February 8, 2019

We have acquired the Texas-based firm Ascent Technologies – a developer of software for commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations. The specialist software, which has been developed by Ascent Technologies during the course of the past two years, will enable Natural Power to automate drone flights, thus increasing speed, consistency and quality of the data (More…)

 


Natural Power selects Kongsberg Digital for wind asset optimisation

February 6, 2019

Natural Power, which currently manages 5 GW of renewable energy capacity across Europe and the US, has signed an agreement with Kongsberg Digital to use applications for wind asset management, hosted on KONGSBERG’s digital ecosystem Kognifai. The agreement between Natural Power and Kongsberg Digital entails capture and storage of data from assets as well as performance, (More…)

 


Solar Finance and Investment Europe 2019

February 5, 2019

Solar Finance and Investment Europe 2019 is over, and it was a conference full of insights and networking. Natural Power’s industry experts had a lot of great conversations, but a few key trends stood out. Energy storage The UK solar industry is surprisingly bearish when it comes to energy storage. Conference attendees were hesitant towards (More…)

 


Natural Power shortlisted for prestigious planning industry award

February 4, 2019

Natural Power has been named as a finalist in the In-House Planning Team of the Year category at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019. The winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London on 24 April 2019. The RTPI Awards for Planning (More…)

 


New bat guidance for UK onshore wind farms

January 30, 2019

Scottish National Heritage (SNH) has published new guidance on bat surveys that could affect UK onshore wind-farm projects and consented and operational sites. Published in January 2019, Bats and Onshore Wind Turbines: Survey, Assessment and Mitigation outlines changes on how bats are surveyed, how impacts are assessed and how mitigation is deployed at operational phase. (More…)

 


Maximising value through portfolio diversity

January 28, 2019

Competition for renewable energy projects is increasing. This has resulted in a shift toward large portfolio acquisitions, which have several benefits over single projects. Reduced technology risk and more predictable income streams are two of these benefits, which are typically quantified as the portfolio benefit. Reduced technology risk means that technology issues can be mitigated (More…)

 


Solar Finance and Investment: Europe 2019


Natural Power is set to attend Solar Finance and Investment: Europe 2019 which takes place on 29th and 30th January at the Grange City Hotel in London. The event will cover a range of topics including how subsidy free projects are currently being funded and developed across Spain, UK, Portugal and Italy; what oil and (More…)

 


Natural Power advises on New Frontier Wind

January 24, 2019

Natural Power has provided the finance-grade energy yield analysis (EYA) and associated reliance letter for Capital Power Corporation’s 99MW New Frontier Wind Project in McHenry County, North Dakota. Jim Adams, President of Natural Power North America, said: “It’s fantastic to be involved in a project of this scale which underpins the continued growth of the (More…)

 


Natural Power advises NTR on 200MW Nordic wind portfolio acquisition

January 22, 2019

Natural Power has advised NTR on the 200MW acquisition of operational and pre-construction onshore wind projects in Sweden and Finland that has been added to the NTR Renewable Energy Income Fund II. Total capital invested by NTR in the portfolio is expected to be in excess of €180 million. NTR acquired the portfolio projects, called (More…)

 


Natural Power appointed to Decentralised Energy Network frameworks

January 17, 2019

We have been appointed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council as a supplier on the four-year Decentralised Energy Network Frameworks. This is the first phase of frameworks to support decentralised energy networks and will cover the technical and professional consultancy element. The management of the frameworks will be undertaken by an arms’ length company called Sinfra (UK), (More…)

 


ControlCentre celebrates 10th anniversary

December 29, 2018

2008 was an eventful year in more ways than one. Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States of America, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers bank triggered a global financial crisis and the stock market crashed, Michael Phelps won eight gold medals at the China Olympics, Groupon was founded, and Jay-z and (More…)