Read our top five energy related news stories from the last couple of weeks. Energy is always in the news in one way or another, from renewable energy technology advancements and the latest from the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to advancements in energy saving and sustainability.
It’s been just over six months since the world’s largest battery was installed in my home country, Australia, by Tesla. The lithium-ion battery has an installed capacity of 100MW/129MWh and is connected to the Neoen* Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia, consisting of 32 wind turbines.
Around 50% of your electricity bill pays for taxes, levies and getting the electricity to you. By generating your own electricity using Combined Heat and Power (CHP) you will import less electricity from the grid and therefore, avoid paying these.
I recently went to ‘edie Live’, a two-day show dedicated to energy, sustainability and resource efficiency. The focus this year was on ‘achieving a sustainable future’ and the programme featured a range of exhibitors and seminars.
Our latest NFU Electricity Buying Group has been our best yet! In fact, we have secured over 580 contracts. This is now our biggest buying group and we were able to secure the biggest cost saving for members to date.