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Natural Power completes Old Mill Wind Farm

November 28, 2016

Construction of Old Mill Wind Farm in County Monaghan, Ireland, for which Natural Power provided owner’s engineer services has been completed. The wind farm was energised at the beginning of September and has been exporting power since November. The site comprises six GE 2.85-103 turbines with an installed capacity of 17.1MW and is owned by (More…)

 


Natural Power present at National Wind Wildlife

November 25, 2016

Our Planning and Environment team, represented by Nancy Maclean, David Tidhar and Chris Pendlebury, will be attending the National Wind Wildlife Research Meeting in Broomfield, Colorado from 27th November – 2nd December 2016. Nancy will be providing a talk on the results of the Robin Rigg offshore project on wildlife, the first commercial offshore wind (More…)

 


Natural Power expands renewable heat team

November 21, 2016

Renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has appointed Guy Milligan as Senior Renewable Heat Engineer. Guy joins the business from a developer and operator of biomass district heating networks in Aberdeenshire. Andy Yuill, Senior Biomass Manager at Natural Power, said: “Guy is an important new member of our growing team. Having taken the development (More…)

 


AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER, 24-26 October, Warwick, Rhode Island

October 21, 2016

As the first US offshore wind farm connects to the grid, Natural Power will be attending AWEA’s Offshore WINDPOWER conference from 25th to 26th October in the Crown Plaza Hotel Providence-Warwick, Warwick, Rhode Island. Nancy McLean, Principal Consultant at Natural Power, will be presenting ‘Lessons learnt in delivering EIA for UK offshore wind: applications for (More…)

 


Natural Power bolsters global offering with International Director appointment

October 10, 2016

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has appointed Pieter D’haen to the newly created role of International Director. This strategic position signals Natural Power’s strong commitment to offer its clients global access to the company’s innovative services and to accelerate its successful international expansion. Pieter joins Natural Power from Rame Energy plc, where (More…)

 


Renewables Marketplace, 12th – 13th October, Liverpool

October 7, 2016

Natural Power will be attending Renewables Marketplace from 12th – 13th October 2016 at ACC Liverpool, exhibiting at stand 173. This brand new event, which replaces RUK’s previous annual conference and exhibition, is an exclusive, targeted event, focussed on creative networking solutions and access to real-time information and intelligence in the wind and marine industries. (More…)

 


World’s first consent for kite power technology

October 5, 2016

Renewable energy consultancy, Natural Power, has secured what is believed to be the world’s first planning consent for a kite power technology test and development site. The application was made on behalf of Kite Power Solutions (KPS) for the test and development site to be located within the MoD West Freugh Range, operated by QinetiQ (More…)

 


Managing information for total asset management

September 28, 2016

By Neil Douglas, Director of Levelised Cost of Energy at Natural Power As wind farm owners globally and specifically across Europe, face an increasingly competitive future, there is significant pressure to decrease the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) of operational wind energy projects. By making better use of the information and data that is available (More…)

 


Natural Power takes WindEnergy Hamburg by storm

September 19, 2016

Natural Power is set to attend the world’s leading expo for wind energy, WindEnergy Hamburg, from 27th – 30th September at the Hamburg Messe Exhibition Center, Germany. Exhibiting at stand number 106 in Hall B4.EG, experts from the fields of energy analysis, due diligence, planning and environmental will be on hand to answer any queries. (More…)

 


Levelised cost of energy and the future transition to a clean energy sector

September 15, 2016

Natural Power’s Jeremy Sainsbury OBE will be making the keynote speech at the forthcoming International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG) to be held on 21 – 23 September 2016 at IET London: Savoy Place. Jeremy’s presentation ‘Levelised cost of energy and the future transition to a clean energy sector’ is set to explore how (More…)

 


Sharing cost and risk effective solutions for offshore wind operations and maintenance

September 12, 2016

Natural Power’s Market Analysis Manager, Jeff Bryan, will present the opening address at the exclusive Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance Forum on 20th – 21st of September 2016, at the Park Inn by Radisson Heathrow, London. Jeff’s presentation, ‘How will future developments benefit from O&M innovation?’ at 9am on Tuesday 20th Sept, will explore three (More…)

 


Natural Power France is set to attend Colloque National Eolien

September 5, 2016

Natural Power France is set to attend Colloque National Eolien 2016, the key wind power conference in France, which takes place on Wednesday 14th September at Parc Floral in Paris. Exhibiting at stand B23, the team will be on hand to meet with visitors at the conference, which is the seventh national symposium on wind (More…)

 


Director of Due Diligence takes up international role

August 22, 2016

After 12 months of supporting the business as ‘acting’ Director of Due Diligence, Giles Dearden has been appointed as Natural Power’s permanent international leader in this position. During 2015 Natural Power’s international due diligence business grew by in excess of 40%, which included the delivery of six offshore wind due diligence exercises.  The team has (More…)

 


Natural Power secures consent for Rhyd y Groes Wind Farm

August 6, 2016

Anglesey County Council voted to grant planning permission for the repowering of Rhyd y Groes Wind Farm, near Cemaes, Anglesey, at a meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held at the Council Chamber, Llangefni. The application was submitted on behalf of TPG Wind Ltd, and prepared by Aberystwyth based Natural Power Consultants in April (More…)

 


Natural Power to showcase water well drilling in Dumfries and Galloway

July 26, 2016

Ideally placed to support farmers, landowners and households with planning, drilling and installing groundwater abstraction boreholes, Natural Power’s drilling team is hitting the road this summer and taking its drill rig on tour, visiting: Stranraer Show: 27th July Wigtown Agricultural Show: 3rd August Stewartry Show: 4th August Dumfries Show: 6th August Galloway Country Fair: 20th (More…)

 


Powering up Google…Natural Power completes EYA for Tellenes Wind Farm

July 25, 2016

Natural Power has delivered an independent energy yield assessment (EYA) for financing purposes on behalf of SunEdison Norway Holdings B.V for Tellenes Wind Farm. The energy generated by the project has been purchased by Google for a 12-year period to supply its European data centres. The 160 MW project is located near Sogndalis, Norway, and (More…)

 


Natural Power advises Impax on Irish wind financing deal

June 22, 2016

Renewable energy consultancy, Natural Power, acted as technical adviser and owners engineer to Impax Asset Management in the deal to secure a debt financing package from Nord/LB to fund the construction of a 36 MW wind project in the Republic of Ireland. Paul Concannon, Natural Power’s Construction Project Manager in Ireland, said: “Ireland is a (More…)

 


Support for Offshore Turbine Yearbook

June 20, 2016

Natural Power is delighted to be sponsoring the brand new Offshore Turbine Year Book, written by eminent technology writer Eize de Vries, and published by renews. The publication is being officially launched this week at RenewableUK’s fifteenth annual Global Offshore Wind exhibition and conference at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. Visitors to the conference are (More…)

 


Team Building French Style!

June 14, 2016

Our Nantes-based team took to the beach recently on a team building day at Saint Brevin, 45 minutes from the office.  The day started with a picnic on the beach followed by 90 minutes of adrenalin filled land yachting or “Char a voile”. After experiencing 35km/h winds, the team wrapped up the day with an (More…)

 


Planning consent for Crossdykes Wind Farm

June 13, 2016

The Galloway-based team at Natural Power has helped to secure planning approval for Crossdykes Wind Farm in Annandale by Dumfries and Galloway councillors, who have given their unanimous backing to the proposal by Muirhall Energy. Euan Hutchison, Natural Power’s Principal Consultant of Planning and Development Services, who delivered the planning design statement for Muirhall Energy, (More…)