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Natural Power advises on Finnish wind deal

January 13, 2020

Natural Power has acted as technical advisor to the Finnish renewable energy developer, Taaleri Energia, in a deal that sees funds managed by Taaleri Group divest part of their wind farm investment portfolio by selling shares in the Nyby and Myllykangas wind farms to a consortium of Korean institutional investors. Hannah Staab, Principal Advisor at (More…)

 


Natural Power supports AQUIND on nationally significant electricity interconnector project

January 9, 2020

Natural Power has assisted AQUIND Ltd. with the application for development consent for the AQUIND Interconnector. The application to the Planning Inspectorate was accepted on 12th December 2019. The AQUIND Interconnector is a new 2,000 MW subsea and underground high voltage direct current bi-directional electric power transmission link between the south coast of England and (More…)

 


Natural Power advises Cubico Sustainable Investments on sale of UK wind and solar portfolio

December 20, 2019

Natural Power has acted as technical advisor to London headquartered Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico) for the sale of a substantial minority stake in its UK wind and solar portfolio to GLIL Infrastructure LLP (GLIL), the £1.8bn infrastructure fund backed by Northern LGPS and Local Pensions Partnership. Hannah Staab, Principal Advisor at Natural Power, said: “We (More…)

 


Renewable energy’s rising stars win seats on RenewableUK’s new Shadow Board

December 18, 2019

RenewableUK is setting up a Shadow Board, made up of rising stars in the clean energy sector, to provide a greater range of views on key issues to the organisation’s main Board. The 11 successful applicants, including Natural Power’s Principal Advisor – Europe, Hannah Staab, represent a wide range of companies across the sector, offering (More…)

 


Natural Power appoints Director of Service Operations

December 16, 2019

Natural Power, has appointed Steve Brignall as Director of Service Operations. Steve brings a wealth of experience in servicing and client management; joining Natural Power directly from Senvion where he was the Operations Manager for Northern Europe, prior to that he spent time abroad in servicing and operational roles. Before entering civilian life, Steve was (More…)

 


Natural Power joins Irish District Energy Association

December 2, 2019

We have joined the Irish District Energy Association (IrDEA), a new branch organisation in Ireland dedicated to promoting and supporting the use of district heating and cooling from sustainable, low carbon and renewable energy sources. IrDEA is the only trade organisation representing the district heating and cooling (DHC) sector in Ireland. It acts on behalf (More…)

 


Natural Power advises Octopus on acquisition of 115MW European onshore wind portfolio

November 29, 2019

Natural Power has acted as technical advisor to Octopus Renewables, part of Octopus Group, for its acquisition of a 115MW portfolio of wind farms in a deal totalling more than €100 million with renewable energy company RES. The portfolio of eight wind farms is comprised of operational sites in France, the UK and Ireland where (More…)

 


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…)