Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Close up of burning coals
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by Jenny Beynon

Coal... Is this the beginning of the end?

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. In this blog, we
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Group of CHP engines in a shed
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by Tim Pratt

Another loss for electricity generators

The recently announced outcome from Ofgem's Targeted Charging Review (TCR) will mean a reduction of around £2.50/MWh of electricity exported to the grid by embedded generators with effect from April 2021.
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Green CHP engine
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by Thomas Wilkins

Electricity generation owners must act now

Owners of equipment capable of exporting electricity to the grid are required to ensure that their grid protection equipment is compliant with current regulations. In the past, that’s meant the G59 standard which has recently been superseded by G99.
Thursday, 07 November 2019
Green CHP engine
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by Max Knowles

Final opportunities for TRIAD Income

We have now entered the TRIAD season for 2019 – 2020 and this could be the last opportunity for generators to earn a respectable amount of money by exporting electricity.  
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Boiler house
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by Sophie Archer

Do you have permission?

Having the necessary planning permissions and the relevant environmental permits in place has always been a requirement for a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) application. As well as this, it is a legal requirement that applicants must take very seriously.
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Blue Combined Heat and Power engine
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by Jenny Beynon

MCPD environmental permits – all you need to know

Under the rules of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) that came into force at the end of 2018, combustion plants and generators rated at greater than 1MWth and less than 50MWth capacity (based on the fuel input) must have an environmental permit to operate.
Thursday, 10 October 2019
Four wind turbines in a field with blue sky
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by Ryan Ward

The intermittency of renewable generation

Electrical energy is an indispensable part of our daily lives and as most of the world is gradually shifting from fossil fuel generation to cleaner renewables, problems can arise on the National Grid.
Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Blue Combined Heat and Power engine
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by Mike Bond

MCPD environmental permits: all you need to know

The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) came into effect towards the end of last year. It’s the scheme aimed at improving air quality by controlling the emission of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides (NOx), and dust pollutants, so reducing the potential risks to health and the environment.
Thursday, 05 September 2019
European flag flying above a building with a blue sky background
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by Jenny Beynon

How Brexit might impact on EUETS

Whilst there is a lot of ‘small print’, generally, if you have the ability to burn fuel at a rate of more than 20 MW on a site then you are likely to have a European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EUETS) Permit. This is essentially a carbon quota system and with it being an EU scheme it could be
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Oli Coe with a green background
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by Jenny Beynon

Vote for Oli

NFU Energy has put forward our Head of Technical Delivery, Oli, to be appointed to the Board of the Wood Heat Association (WHA) to represent non-wood biomass interests. It’s a really important role to many farmers, growers, fuel suppliers and those with renewable installations.