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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Carrington Biogas Plant Commissioned

Carrington Biogas Plant Commissioned

  Just over a year ago Greenspan successfully secured planning for Beeswax Farming (Rainbow) Ltd for a 3MW biogas plant. Over the last year Greenspan worked with Beeswax Farming to complete the plant which, as of last week, is now exporting power. The plant will use locally sourced grass and maize feedstocks and is expected to generate approximately 21,900MWh...

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RHI claimants to consider the Sustainability Criteria as October approaches…

RHI claimants to consider the Sustainability Criteria as October approaches…

As October approaches renewable heat generators wishing to claim RHI on heat derived from biomass may be in some doubt as to whether or not their feedstocks will comply with the Sustainability Criteria. In order to secure future payments, RHI claimants will need to demonstrate compliance. The Greenspan Agency provide consultancy services for biogas and biomethane RHI claimants in preparation for the new sustainability requirements. We can...

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Climate Change Levy: Removal of exemption for electricity from renewable sources

Climate Change Levy: Removal of exemption for electricity from renewable sources

The UK Government has announced its intention to remove the exemption from the climate change levy (CCL) for renewable electricity which is supplied to businesses. Here is Greenspan’s interpretation of the news; What was the announcement? George Osborne presented the Budget to the House of Commons on 8 th July 2015. He announced that the exemption for renewable sourced electricity from the CCL would be removed. What is the CCL? The CCL is a...

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One flew over the Coopers’ nest…

One flew over the Coopers’ nest…

Check out this cracking photo, taken from a drone earlier this week. The Greenspan Agency have been assisting the Cooper family (of Feithhill Ltd), farmers at Feithhill, Aberdeenshire, with their wind turbine ambitions. Greenspan has led the project from the outset, with our fully integrated planning and engineering offer. The photograph captures the part erected turbine, we’re waiting for the wind to drop so that we can complete the...

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Royal Highland Show 2015

Royal Highland Show 2015

Greenspan are pleased to announce their continued sponsorship of The Royal Highland Show in 2015. The show is held at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston and attracts over 170,000 visitors annually. This year is the 175th anniversary of the event and will be held from 18 June – 21 June. Greenspan will be located in the Sponsors’ Lounge and would be delighted to discuss any potential projects. Please contact the office on 0131...

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Cairnmore Community Fund

Cairnmore Community Fund

As of this month (May 2015), our Cairnmore turbines will have been operating for 5 years. During this time they have generated over 31,000 MWh. In 2011, a year after the turbines were first energised, the Cairnmore Community Fund made its first payments. The Cairnmore Community Fund is an annual community donation to help the schools and local charities of Rhynie, Gartly, Kennethmont, Lumsden and Clatt.  So far the fund has paid out...

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