Finning (UK) Ltd – Clean Power, Contracting & Technologies (CPCT)

With more than 20 years’ experience, Finning is a leading EPC solutions provider in power generation – whether the requirement is for high reliability standby power, high efficiency CHP or a combination of both. By working closely with trusted partners, we are able to provide all the civil, electrical, mechanical and controls engineering expertise that […]

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Are large thermal stores and Combined Heat and Power District Heating (CHP) with District Heating (DH) pipes to deliver heat to buildings is more likely to be a better solution to de carbonising the building heating sector than relying on large-scale electricity storage of renewable or nuclear electricity (the “all electric solution”) delivered to buildings via cable?

One of the most intractable energy problems in Europe is how to deal with the heating load of buildings, (11 EJ/y), which is the largest user of primary energy and is presently met largely with gas. This heat load will not go away due to the expense of insulating the legacy buildings beyond quite modest […]

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Effect of brutal cutoff of wind capacity – Spanish Wind ramping, intermittency back up

http://www.carboncommentary.com/2009/11/15/853 Spain’s variable wind and stable electricity networks Sunday 15 November 2009 in uncategorized by Chris Goodall One of the frequent criticisms of wind energy is that national distribution systems (‘the grid’) cannot cope with large number of turbines because of the variability and unpredictability of their output. Grids need to match supply and demand […]

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" Are Smart Meters Really That Smart?" who really benefits from smart metering?

On 3 October 2010 10:12, David Hirst .com <david@davidhirst.com> wrote: Good information is a Good Thing. Nobody doubts that, for some people and organisations, improved information about their electricity (and even gas and water) consumption and its costs could provoke some behaviour change, or trigger energy saving investments. Indeed, current UK laws assume this is […]

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A manufacturer claims "the pulsed meter output facility is an essential part of meter technology and should be preserved, not blocked as OFGEM is permitting the Energy Companies to do".

CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE PULSED OUTPUT METER  FOR THE SAKE OF UK PLC Summary: 50% of electricity and gas used in building is used in small quantities and metered through low volume non Half Hourly registering meters – as per your house which are read every 3 months roughtly, and hence are  quarterly year metering . To […]

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Grid-Connected Intermittent Renewables Are The Last To Be Stored

( Note – this article will shortly be published in the Elsevier International Journal of Renewable Energy which owns all rights.)  Abstract When hydro-electric power systems became wide-spread, associated developments for energy storage, using pumped water, soon followed.  Many other methods of storage have since been considered. Today’s interest in other renewables, notably wind energy […]

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