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FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE INVESTING IN BATTERY STORAGE: PART II

Posted on August 15, 2017
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This new series of blogs highlights the factors which a prospective end-user should weigh up before deciding whether and how to invest in electric storage. In terms of optimisation, such energy management can be done in-house or outsourced. Although there is no hard and fast rule, outsourcing can bring efficiency and expertise that can far […]

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US AND KOREAN NUCLEAR PLANT CANCELLATIONS: IMPLICATIONS FOR UK NEW NUCLEAR BUILD

Posted on August 10, 2017
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The US currently has 100 nuclear power plants in operation supplying about 20% of its power needs. A further four were under construction, two each in Georgia and South Carolina, until the owners of the South Carolina plants recently announced the cancellation of construction of its two Westinghouse AP1000 units, Summer 2 and 3. Summer […]

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DECOMMISSIONING LARGE SCALE ENERGY PLANTS: DISCHARGING LIABILITIES SAFELY AND COST EFFECTIVELY

Posted on August 9, 2017
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PART I: EFFECTIVE DECOMMISSIONING PLANNING A robust plan for discharging the liabilities associated with a facility’s operation is important not just for compliance with legislation but to establish the correct basis for funding and implementing safe, environmentally sound, and cost effective decommissioning for that facility whether it be nuclear, conventionally hazardous, or physically complex. The […]

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WHOLESALE ENERGY PRICES: MAY – JUNE 2017:

Posted on August 1, 2017
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In this series of articles, Dominic Whittome covers recent changes to wholesale energy prices. Crude Oil Brent crude fell $51.75 to $48.85/bbl amid concern that OPEC and OPEC Alliance states have still been struggling to remove the slack from the oil market, also rising exports from Libya (adding over 1 mbd) and from Nigeria (over […]

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FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE INVESTING IN BATTERY STORAGE: PART I

Posted on July 24, 2017
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This new series of blogs highlights the factors which a prospective end-user should weigh up before deciding whether and how to invest in electric storage. The decision whether or not to invest and, if so, exactly which type of package to go for, will depend on a host of factors. These include the nature and […]

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