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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…)

 


Reducing the cost of energy through OPEX optimisation

June 7, 2018

By Iain Dinwoodie, Senior Asset Performance Engineer at Natural Power While wind farm owners will take differing operational strategies, what unites them will be a return on investment (ROI) figure. For some this will be over the short-term for others, a much longer view will be taken. To help optimise this ROI, an operations and (More…)

 


Natural Power praised for professionalism in service delivery at Hywind

May 30, 2018

Natural Power, has been praised for its professionalism during its role in overseeing the installation of the onshore substation as part of Equinor’s (formerly Statoil) Hywind project – the world’s first floating offshore wind farm. Andrew Saunders, Senior Electrical Engineer at Equinor, said: “Natural Power supported Equinor in the construction and commissioning phase of Hywind (More…)

 


Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse officially opens Natural Power’s new ControlCentre and Brockloch Rig Wind Farm

May 24, 2018

Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse today (Thursday 24th May) visited Natural Power’s global headquarters, ‘The Green House’ in Dumfries and Galloway, to mark the official launch of the new over £540,000 ControlCentre, and to mark the opening of Fred Olsen Renewables’ Brockloch Rig Wind Farm, which is to be operated by Natural Power. To celebrate the (More…)

 


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

May 23, 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 tomorrow, 24 May 2018. To view the full shortlist, visit http://www.rtpi.org.uk/events/awards/awards-for-planning-excellence/shortlist-2018/?dm_i=3ES5,NB1O,3HBD15,2EMGT,1 – good luck to all the nominees. As one (More…)

 


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…)