After nearly 50 years in operation, the Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station officially closed on the last day of March. Operator SSE announced its closure last June, after nearly five decades of dominating the skyline between Warrington and Widnes.
The energy industry continues to be one of the sectors majorly affected by the coronavirus pandemic amid the sweeping measures imposed by the government that shut down a significant portion of the economy.
EDF’s Sizewell C Project is finding itself in trouble after local opposition as well as issues with the proposed funding model. A development consent order or DCO Application is in the works for the construction of this nuclear power station estimated at £16 billion. The location for this plant is in Sizewell, Suffolk.
The construction of Mocean Energy’s Blue Star Wave Energy converter has commenced, scheduled to be tested in Orkney in the latter half of this year. This energy converter would be used for the powering of vehicles underwater as part of a pathbreaking on-field trial.
Arbnco, a property technology firm based out of Scotland, has recently won a £641,000 contract from the UK’s government for the development of the Digital Energy Efficiency Platform or DEEP. This contract was awarded to Arbnco as part of phase two of an innovation contest, Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency or BASEE.
Come April 1, and over 200,000 customers from Northern Ireland will be saving an average of £100 a year on their energy bills. This news comes in after both Firmus Energy and SSE Airtricity announced major price cuts. Firmus Energy, the sole gas supplier of the ‘Ten Towns’ area, was the first to announce a decreas