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Natural Power delivers predictive habitat mapping for Scottish Natural Heritage

February 16, 2018

Natural Power was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage to predictively map the spatial extent of Annex 1 habitats in 25 special areas of conservation and three marine protected areas throughout Scotland. Using the best available data, Natural Power created a tailored approach combining spatial mapping, imagery classification and predictive statistical mapping to overcome variations in (More…)

 


Hot tip on energy output boost

February 8, 2018

Natural Power recently provided planning support and conducted structural assessments as part of a retro-fit blade tip extension pilot project for Siemens Gamesa’s fleet of 2.3MW onshore wind turbines at Fred.Olsen Renewables’ Crystal Rig II site in the Scottish Borders. It is expected that the tip extensions of 2.55m will achieve an annual energy production (More…)

 


Solar energy in dark days: Challenges of PV system acceptance testing in winter

February 7, 2018

As part of our ongoing commitment to share our knowledge and expertise across the industry, we run a series of webinars that focus on topics and trends that are of importance to our clients. For news of our next webinar, please keep an eye on LinkedIn and the news section of naturlapower.com. In the meantime, (More…)

 


Consent for Pant y Maen

February 6, 2018

Natural Power has secured consent on behalf of Pany y Maen Wind Ltd for a seven-turbine site in Denbighshire, North Wales. The initial application was refused by Denbighshire County Council on the grounds of landscape and visual impact, impact on local dwellings and on the historic environment, however, the decision was appealed, and the Cabinet (More…)

 


Natural Power at the Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit

February 5, 2018

Natural Power will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit which takes place at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, from 6th to 8th February 2018. The event, organised by Infocast, is widely recognized as the leading gathering place for wind industry dealmakers. Each year, the industry’s leading (More…)

 


Solar Finance and Investment: Europe 2018

January 22, 2018

Natural Power is set to attend the Solar Finance and Investment: Europe 2018 conference which takes place on 30th and 31st January at the Grange City Hotel in London. The event will cover a range of topics including secondary markets, zero-subsidy development, asset management and O&M, and corporate PPAs. Attendees can expect to meet the (More…)

 


Supporting Coastal Futures

January 16, 2018

We are sponsoring the forthcoming Coastal Futures conference which takes place this week on 17th and 18th January at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Giles Alcock, Senior Environmental Consultant – Marine Ecology, and Amy Walker, Senior Marine Consultant at Natural Power will be in attendance to talk to delegates about Natural Power’s marine ecology (More…)

 


Mitigating PV module supplier risk in an uncertain market

January 11, 2018

As part of our ongoing commitment to share our knowledge and expertise across the industry, we run a series of webinars that focus on topics and trends that are of importance to our clients. For news of our next webinar, please keep an eye on LinkedIn and the news section of naturalpower.com. In the meantime, (More…)

 


Natural Power adds to heat network consultant status

December 28, 2017

Natural Power’s Senior Renewable Heat Manager, Andy Yuill, has joined the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Certification Register of Heat Network Consultants following his training and exam success. He joins his colleagues, Guy Milligan, accepted earlier this year, and Steve Smith, who was officially accepted as the first Scottish-based CIBSE registered Heat Network (More…)

 


Changes to Construction Project Regulations

December 15, 2017

Are you planning a construction project in Scotland where the following criteria may apply? The construction site is 4ha or more in size; Is at a length of 5 km; and The development contains any area of more than 1 ha or any length of more than 500 m on ground with a slope of (More…)

 


Natural Power completes ROC project no 8 for Airvolution Energy

December 7, 2017

Natural Power has completed due diligence on behalf of Airvolution Energy (‘Airvolution’) for its commissioning of Kinegar Wind Farm in the Scottish Borders, making it the eighth renewable obligation certificate (ROC) and Feed-in Tariff (FiT) due diligence project delivered for Airvolution. Gregory Dudziak, Due Diligence Lead at Natural Power, said: “We have worked for Airvolution (More…)

 


Natural Power appoints Head of Offshore

November 27, 2017

Nancy McLean has been appointed to the role of Head of Offshore to lead Natural Power’s offshore business and explore new opportunities both within the UK and internationally. Nancy previously held the role of Principal Environmental Consultant in Natural Power’s Planning and Environment department and in her new position she will report direct to Pieter (More…)

 


Global solar capability, delivered locally – Solar Ireland 2017

November 24, 2017

Natural Power will be exhibiting at the Irish Solar Energy Association’s Solar Ireland 2017 event at Croke Park, Dublin, on 28th and 29th November 2017. The two day event sees Solar Ireland host key stakeholders in the Irish and international solar industry, with agenda sessions including project development, utility scale solar, roof-top solar, policy support (More…)

 


Natural Power at RUK Onshore Asset Management 2017

November 15, 2017

Natural Power’s Richard Walls, Chief Operations Director, and Iain Dinwoodie, Senior Asset Performance Engineer, will be speaking at this year’s RenewableUK Onshore Asset Management conference and exhibition on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at SEC Glasgow. This inaugural one-day event, sponsored by WEBS (Wind Energy Benchmarking Services), will consist of a full day of industry-related debates (More…)

 


Natural Power and Searoc Group deliver assessment on Saint Nazaire Port Development plans

November 14, 2017

Natural Power was commissioned by the port of St. Nazaire and teamed up with SeaRoc Group for the preparation of a report to Grand Port Maritime de Nantes Saint-Nazaire (GPMNSN), to assist in the port’s development plan to accommodate the delivery of offshore winds farms. The report was provided to assist with considerations for offshore (More…)

 


Natural Power advises on Europe’s largest single-site onshore wind farm – Markbygden, Sweden

November 10, 2017

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has completed due diligence on behalf of GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) and Green Investment Group Limited (Green Investment Group), part of Macquarie Group (Macquarie) for the acquisition of the 650-MW Markbygden ETT onshore wind farm in Northern Sweden, which reached financial close on 7th November (More…)

 


OFTO/Transmission Asset Workshop – 14th November, London

November 1, 2017

Natural Power’s Director of Operations and Asset Management, Euan Fenelon, will be chairing the OFTO*/Transmission Asset workshop at the Offshore Wind Europe Conference which takes place on 14th and 15th November in London. *Offshore Transmission Owner Alistair Parlett, High Voltage Systems Manager at Natural Power; Chris Veal, Managing Partner at Transmission Investment LLP and John (More…)

 


Jeremy Sainsbury on BBC Scotland

October 27, 2017

Natural Power’s Jeremy Sainsbury and ORE Catapult’s CEO Andrew Jamieson, join BBC Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland team to talk about Scotland’s offshore renewables industry. Broadcast Saturday 21 October 2017.      

 


Bioenergy Insight by Andy Yuill, Senior Renewable Heat Manager

October 23, 2017

Earlier in the year, I was excited to receive an invite to chair the 2017 Bioenergy Insight Conference held in Edinburgh on the 4th and 5th of October. The Bioenergy Insight conferences are well known for their programme of interesting topics from well-informed speakers, and present an excellent opportunity for those involved in the industry (More…)

 


Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis Forum, Hamburg

October 17, 2017

Natural Power’s Market Analysis Manager, Jeff Bryan, will be speaking at the Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis Forum in Germany this week. His presentation ‘Using data to improve O&M efficiency and drive down the LCOE’ will take place on 18th October at 09.25 hours in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg. Natural Power’s advisory and (More…)