National Grid power capacity auction falls short of forecasts – Scottish Energy News

The UK’s latest auction for back-up electricity cleared well below expectations, casting doubt on how much new capacity will be built to avoid winter supply shortages in the future. The National Grid’s website showed Thursday’s auction for 2021-22 supply cleared at £8.40 per kilowatt (kW)/year, below the £15 to £25 kW/yr range which analysts had
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Dumfries councillors told proposed wind farm extension is ‘not too noisy’ – but is too high – Scottish Energy News

Councillors in Dumfries-shire have been told that a proposed 20-turbine extension to an existing wind farm with 66 turbines is ‘not too noisy’. Officials at Dumfries and Galloway Cooncil have advised them to approve the application by Fred Olsen Renewables to enlarge its Windy Standard wind farm at Brockloch Rig, near Carsphairn. A report to
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