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Euan Fenelon shortlisted in Ex-Forces in Business Awards

November 13, 2019

Euan Fenelon, Natural Power’s Director of Operations and Asset Management, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Outstanding Achiever of the Year category of the Ex-Forces in Business Awards. The Ex-Forces in Business Awards is the world’s largest celebration of ex-military in second careers. It recognises the value veterans add to businesses as well (More…)

 


Piping Hot: Building Heat Networks to Tackle the Climate Emergency

November 11, 2019

Natural Power welcomes the Scottish Government’s Heat Networks Bill on a key aspect of how it plans to cut emissions from heat. With the right planning, incentives and regulatory support, district heating can contribute significantly to that goal. Our hope is that the Bill leads to a clear strategy from the government detailing how it (More…)

 


Scottish Renewables green energy manifesto

November 8, 2019

By Stephen Trotter, Managing Director at Natural Power Natural Power fully supports and endorses the green energy manifesto published by Scottish Renewables. It is clear that the election will be dominated by resolution of the Brexit question. The election will also rightly focus on the future economic prosperity of the United Kingdom, not least to (More…)

 


Blades USA – Austin, Texas

November 6, 2019

The team from Natural Power North America will be attending the Windpower Monthly event ‘Blades USA’ on November 6th and 7th at the DoubleTree Hilton Austin, Texas. Andre Louis-Ferdinand, Natural Power’s Senior Engineer in the inspections service team leads the development, evaluation and distribution of unmanned aerial system software used in the commercial UAS operations (More…)

 


Five year contract marks milestone for Natural Power and E.ON

October 31, 2019

We have secured a five-year contract to deliver HV support to E.ON UK. By the end of the contract term, the two businesses will have been working together for more than 20 years. Natural Power first delivered operational support to E.ON (formerly Powergen) in 2002 at the 24-turbine Bowbeat Wind Farm in the Scottish Borders, (More…)

 


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 sayhello@naturalpower.com 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…)