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Natural Power advises Statkraft on Element Power acquisition

October 17, 2018

Natural Power has provided technical due diligence support to Statkraft for the acquisition of the Irish and UK wind development businesses of the Element Power Group. The transaction provides Statkraft with a large onshore wind development pipeline in Ireland and strengthens its position in the UK. It is already Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy (More…)

 


Quantification de l’impact du risque de collision

October 16, 2018

Dans cette vidéo, Camille Guillemette, Chef de projets Environnement chez Natural Power présente une méthode de quantification de l’impact du risque de collision entre les oiseaux et les pales d’éoliennes en mouvement, considéré comme l’impact majeur d’un parc éolien sur l’avifaune. Cette méthode déployée en phase de pré-construction et basée sur des analyses statistiques, s’inscrit (More…)

 


Vind 2018 – Sweden


Natural Power will be exhibiting at the Nordic region’s largest wind power conference, Vind 2018, on 24th and 25th October at Münchenbryggeriet – The Brewery – a prestigious conference centre in Stockholm, Sweden. Find us at stand 43. The event expects to welcome more than 50 exhibitors and 750 visitors. There is a packed seminar (More…)

 


Newcastle base for Natural Power

October 5, 2018

We have opened a new Newcastle office. Located to the west of the city, in Horsley, the office accommodates the 15-strong team with space for further expansion to serve the business’ growing offshore and onshore client base. Natural Power first opened in the area in 2011 and the team has grown steadily, with five new employees (More…)

 


Wind Energy – Working for Ireland

October 4, 2018

Natural Power Ireland is set to attend the IWEA Autumn Conference ‘Wind Energy – Working for Ireland’ on 10th and 11th October 2018 at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway. Iain Dinwoodie, our Senior Asset Performance Engineer, will be speaking about wind energy benchmarking at 14.40hrs on 11th October, as part of the breakout session (More…)

 


Natural Power advises Greencoat Renewables on Coillte wind acquisition

September 27, 2018

Natural Power, has provided technical due diligence support to Greencoat Renewables PLC for the acquisition of Coillte’s shareholding in its portfolio of operating wind generation assets across Ireland. The acquisition comprises: • 50% stake in Raheenleagh wind farm in County Wicklow • 50% stake in Cloosh Valley wind farm in County Galway, Ireland’s biggest and (More…)

 


Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference – East

September 26, 2018

Jim Adams, President of Natural Power North America, has been invited to participate as a panellist in the closing session of the Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference – East, which takes place at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York next week. Jim will be one of three panellists discussing the future of wind energy (More…)

 


Breaking new ground at WindEnergy – Hamburg

September 24, 2018

Natural Power will be attending the global on and offshore conference, WindEnergy 2018, on 25th – 28th September in Hamburg. We are exhibiting in hall B2.EG at stand 253.01-09. At WindEnergy, more than 50 conference sessions and 500 speakers and presenters will put attendees at the forefront of every aspect of the wind industry in (More…)

 


Solar Power International – California

September 19, 2018

Natural Power will be attending Solar Power International 2018 (SPI) which takes place on September 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California. Dr Christine Bordonaro, Principal Engineer at Natural Power North America has prepared a poster presentation which has been selected for a spotlight presentation on Wednesday, September 26 from 2.20pm – 2.25pm. This (More…)

 


The Times: Green Economy


We’re supporting The Times’ Green Economy supplement – pick up your copy today or read online here:  

 


Wind Power & Wildlife Impact Workshop – Finland

September 13, 2018

Two of Natural Power’s environmental consultants, David Tidhar and Pawel Plonczkier, will be speaking at the forthcoming Wind Farm & Wildlife Impact Workshop which takes place on 19th and 20th September in Helsinki, Finland. Hosted by Robin Radar, this international workshop focuses on the use of radar for wind energy risk assessment and monitoring. Pawel (More…)

 


Wind resource and project energy assessment

September 10, 2018

Natural Power will be exhibiting at AWEA’s annual Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Conference 2018 which takes place on September 11 – 12, in Austin, Texas. This technical event is the only one of its kind within North America. Accurate wind energy resource assessment is a critical factor in developing successful wind projects, and (More…)

 


Natural Power to co-host Quo Vadis

September 5, 2018

Natural Power is set to co-host the 12th annual Quo Vadis Conference which takes place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th September 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow. This invitation-only event is recognised by wind farm owners and operators as one of the most important and valuable events in the wind industry. Stuart (More…)

 


Best in Practice at Scottish Green Energy Awards

August 9, 2018

Natural Power is sponsoring the Best in Practice category at this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards. Now open for nominations, the awards have been recognising those who ensure the success of Scotland’s renewable energy sector for the past 15 years. Twelve award categories mean all renewable technologies, projects and people have a chance to enter. (More…)

 


Corporate power purchase agreements: fad or future?


By Christopher Renna, Business Development and Marketing Manager at Natural Power France I have had a number of discussions recently on whether corporate PPAs are the future route to market in France and across Europe. Opinions vary and some argue that corporate PPA deals like the 650 MW Markbygden project that Natural Power advised upon (More…)

 


Servicing contract win

July 16, 2018

Following a competitive tender process, Natural Power has been appointed by Ventient Energy to deliver an independent turbine servicing contract at Westfield Wind Farm in Fife, Scotland. The four five-year-old Nordex N90 wind turbines on site will be covered by the servicing contract that includes a carefully planned predictive maintenance schedule as well as reactive (More…)

 


Natural Power delivers on UK’s first subsidy-free wind farm

June 21, 2018

Acting on behalf of developer Energiekontor, leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer for the construction phase of Withernwick Wind Farm Extension, located in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Cheetham Hill Construction Ltd started balance of plant construction work on site this month, and the project is scheduled (More…)

 


White paper: Co-location of wind and solar PV


As renewable technologies continue to penetrate global energy markets, one of the pressing challenges is how to best complement these sources of variable generation to ensure demand is met at all times. At the same time, developers are looking to maximise the use of grid connections and reduce infrastructure costs to compete in a subsidy-free market. Increasingly, hybrid (More…)

 


Natural Power supports construction of European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

June 14, 2018

Following the final turbine installation at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility, Natural Power is delighted to have been involved throughout the construction phase supporting the Environment and Consents Manager for the Vattenfall development. During construction of the EOWDC, also known as Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, (More…)

 


Natural Power talks performance optimisation at Onshore Wind 2018

June 11, 2018

Natural Power’s Director of Operations and Asset Management, Euan Fenelon, will be presenting on the topic of performance optimisation at Scottish Renewables’ Onshore Wind Conference which takes place on Tuesday 12th June in Glasgow. With the most abundant wind resource in Europe, Scotland is a world leader in onshore wind. The Scottish Government’s new Energy (More…)