GE Power Plant Enables Greater Use of Wind, Solar and Natural Gas on Power Grid

GE has unveiled a first-of-its-kind power plant engineered to deliver an unprecedented combination of flexibility and efficiency. By rapidly ramping up and down in response to fluctuations in wind and solar power, the technology will enable the integration of more renewable resources into the power grid. The FlexEfficiency 50 Combined Cycle1 Power Plant is rated … Read more

Bord na Mona On Track to Achieve Co-firing Target With Biomass

Last year represented a significant milestone on the road to Bord na Mona’s 2015 target to co-fire its Edenderry power plant to a 30% level with biomass. In 2010, 110,000 tonnes of biomass material passed through the plant, representing a 12% co-firing rate. This leaves Bord na Mona on track to hit a 15% level … Read more

ESB International Secures Project in Namibia

ESB International has been appointed by NamPower, the Namibian state-owned electricity utility, to provide technical advisory services for the development of the 800MW Kudu combined cycle power plant at Oranjemund on the Namibian border with South Africa. The power plant will use gas from the offshore Kudu Gas field to produce electricity for Namibia and … Read more

Endesa Receives Green Light For Tarbert Power Station

Endesa, Spain’s leading utilities company, has been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanala to commence work on the first phase of a new 450 megawatts combined-cycle gas turbine power plant at the former ESB station at Tarbert in County Kerry. The new facility will be constructed in two phases over four years. The first … Read more

ESB’s Next Generation €360m Power Plant at Aghada Sets New Standards

ESB’s recently completed 435 megawatts natural gas-fired power plant at its Aghada site near Middleton in County Cork is the most efficient and cleanest large-scale thermal facility in Ireland and also one of the most technologically advanced in Europe. The 435 megawatts Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant was built by global power engineering … Read more

Poultry Biomass Fuelled Power Plant Approved

Northern Ireland Environment Minister Edwin Poots has approved plans for a biomass fuelled power plant at Glenavy, County Antrim. The power plant will be fuelled by poultry bedding and meat and bone meal (approximately 260,000 tonnes annually) to produce 30MW of electricity as an output of the incineration process. The planning application by developer Rose Energy … Read more

UK’s First Geothermal Power Plant Given Go-ahead

Cornwall Council has granted planning permission for the development of the UK’s first commercial deep geothermal power plant, near Redruth in Cornwall. Developed by British company Geothermal Engineering, the plant will provide both renewable heat for the local area, and renewable electricity, which will be fed into the National Grid. The plant is expected to … Read more