Successful Day for Renewable Heat Incentive Accreditations

Successful Day for Renewable Heat Incentive Accreditations

Ofgem accepted 14 of our heating installations onto the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme today. Coordinated by The Greenspan Agency on behalf of our clients, the applications totalled 7,100 kW of thermal generating capacity. The heating equipment is fuelled by biogas created through anaerobic digestion. Among the installations approved were heat-only boilers, and combined heat and power...

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Greenspan at the Royal Highland Show 2016

Greenspan at the Royal Highland Show 2016

Greenspan are pleased to announce their continued major sponsorship of The Royal Highland Show 2016. Held at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, the show attracts around 190,000 visitors annually. This year’s show will be held from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th June. Greenspan will be located in the Sponsors’ Lounge and would be delighted to see you! Please contact the office on 0131 514 4444 to arrange a...

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GB electricity mix over the past 24 hours: 4th-5th May

GB electricity mix over the past 24 hours: 4th-5th May

See our update below for 4th – 5th of May. *       Transmission and distribution connected wind output +      Distribution connected solar output ×      Transmission connected pumped & non-pumped hydro output, and distribution connected hydro output ~      Distribution connected anaerobic digestion...

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GB electricity mix over the past 24 hours: 3rd-4th May

GB electricity mix over the past 24 hours: 3rd-4th May

See below for an update on the electricity mix over 3rd May to 4th May.   *       Transmission and distribution connected wind output +      Distribution connected solar output ×      Transmission connected pumped & non-pumped hydro output, and distribution connected hydro output ~      Distribution connected anaerobic digestion...

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GB electricity mix over the past 24 hours: 2nd – 3rd May

GB electricity mix over the past 24 hours: 2nd – 3rd May

Thought for the day: At noon yesterday over a third of Great Britain’s electricity was being supplied by renewable sources, according to Greenspan estimates. The total system demand was just over 29GW, with almost 5GW being provided by transmission connected wind farms. However, Greenspan estimates that system demand was almost 6GW lower due to the contributions from wind, solar, hydro and anaerobic digestion plants embedded on the...

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Renewables Obligation: buy-out price CP15 2016 – 2017 announced

Renewables Obligation: buy-out price CP15 2016 – 2017 announced

The Renewables Obligation (RO) is the main support scheme for renewable electricity projects in the UK. It places an obligation on UK electricity suppliers to source an increasing proportion of their electricity from renewables. For the fifteenth obligation, or compliance period CP15, which runs between 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017, the ROC buy-out price has been set by Ofgem at £44.77 / ROC. A Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) is a...

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Greenspan Energy Storage

Greenspan Energy Storage

We are delighted to announce that we have secured full planning permission for our first grid-scale energy storage facility. Up to 20MW of electrical energy storage is planned for development at Redhouse, north of Kirkcaldy, Fife. This is understood to be the largest energy storage project to be proposed and consented in Scotland to date. Greenspan sees an exciting future in the burgeoning energy storage sector and the many roles this...

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Two Hydro Schemes Commissioned

Two Hydro Schemes Commissioned

We are pleased to report that we have successfully commissioned two hydro schemes in Perthshire this month on behalf of a client. Greenspan had previously secured the planning consents and organised the CAR licences and grid connections.

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Global Average Temperature Continues to Rise…

Global Average Temperature Continues to Rise…

This week the Met Office published research which reveals that the “global annual average surface temperature in 2015 is looking set to reach 1°C above the pre-industrial average (as represented by the 1850-1900 reference period) for the first time”. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed that global warming should not exceed 2°C above the pre-industrial average. This is the first time the...

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ROC Recycle Value 2014-15

ROC Recycle Value 2014-15

The total Renewables Obligation for electricity suppliers in the UK was 71,922,000 ROCs for 2014-15. Suppliers were able to meet their obligations either through presenting ROCs or making buy-out payments at £43.30 per ROC, or a combination of both. The recycle value for the 14/15 compliance period (CP13) is approximately £0.24 / ROC presented.   The Greenspan Agency provide a full bureau service to the renewables sector. We have a...

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