E.ON Sells UK Power Distribution Business For £4 Billion

E.ON is selling its UK electricity power distribution business, Central Networks, to PPL Corporation of the US for £4 billion. Central Networks is the UK’s second largest electricity distributor and operates the regional grid that covers the UK’s Midlands. Through its network of 133,000 km of overhead and underground cables, the business delivers power to … Read more

€180 Million EU Funding For Dutch Carbon Capture and Storage Project

The European Commission has authorised The Netherlands under EU state aid rules to provide a €150 million grant for a CO2 capture and storage (CCS) demonstration project to a joint venture between E.ON and GDF Suez. The joint venture will construct a CO2 capture plant in the Rotterdam port area with the aim to capture … Read more

One of UK’s Largest Offshore Wind Farms Opens

E.ON has officially opened one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms. Located in the Solway Firth, the Robin Rigg wind farm has a total capacity of 180 megawatts and the potential to generate enough electricity to supply the annual needs of 117,000 homes and to displace the emissions of 235,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. … Read more

UK University Starts Work on New £3m AD Plant

UK-based Harper Adams University College, which has more than 4,000 students, is expanding its commitment to sustainable energy by starting work on a £3million-plus renewable power system at its Shropshire campus. The anaerobic digester at Harper Adams in Edgmond, near Newport has been in planning for two-and-a-half-years and the recent turf cutting ceremony brought together … Read more

E.ON Backs UK Offshore Wind Cost Cutting Plan

Energy giant E.ON, which operates wind farms in Northern Ireland and Britain, has become the latest investor to back the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), a pioneering industry initiative to slash the costs of offshore wind power. EON is teaming up with five founding members that include offshore wind developers: DONG Energy; RWE Innogy; … Read more

Offshore Wind Heads for Record Year in Europe

118 new offshore wind turbines were fully connected to the grid in the first half of 2010 according to new statistics released by European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Those 118 turbines have a capacity of 333 MW – well over half the 577MW installed offshore last year – showing continuing strong growth in offshore wind … Read more