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Article archive for ScottishPower;

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Scottish Power to build battery storage complex to improve wind energy supply 11 June 2019

The Scottish Government has approved ScottishPower plans for the UK’s largest windfarm at Whitelee, south of Glasgow, to have its own battery storage centre on site, in what will be one of the biggest such projects in the UK. It will have 50MW of lithium-ion battery capacity to store excess power from the windfarm's 215 turbines and provide it to the National Grid when required, enhancing control and flexibility. ...

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UK government approves giant 1200MW East Anglia offshore wind farm 21 June 2014

The UK government has given the green light to the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk, which has the potential to become the biggest wind farm in the world. East Anglia ONE plans to install up to 240 wind turbines across an area of 300sq.km. in the southern North Sea, meaning the project would be significantly larger than the current biggest wind farm in the world, the London Array....

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Two new Scottish hydropower projects under consideration 10 June 2014

Scottish Power has said it will look into doubling the capacity of its Cruachan hydro power station near Oban in Argyll. The company is to carry out a two-year feasibility study before deciding whether to go ahead with the project, probably in early 2016. The 440MW station is one of only four pumped storage hydro plants in the UK and plays a key role in balancing the country's electricity system. ...

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UK competition watchdog to investigate UK’s Big Six energy companies 27 March 2014

UK energy regulator Ofgem has asked the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to rule on whether the Big Six energy suppliers' rises in prices and profits were due to lack of competition. This follows a report by the regulator which found "possible tacit co-ordination" on the size and timing of price rises, but did not accuse the major energy firms of colluding over prices....

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Power generation company gets to grips with process safety 08 December 2011

Energy company Scottish Power set out to learn from others about asset integrity, process safety management and key performance indicators, so it looked to the chemical and major hazard industries for good practice....

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Underground cable blast injures two 05 October 2011

Two people have been taken to hospital suffering from burns after a faulty underground cable set off a series of small explosions....