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Scotland Tackles Climate Change

Posted on December 5th, 2018

As the climate summit COP24 (Conference of Parties) in Katowice, Poland this week stark warnings emerged with senior figures stating that the “world is at a crossroads” and that climate change was now a “matter of life and death.” Sir … Continue reading

Scotland’s Energy Security

Posted on November 30th, 2018

A new report from the Institution of Engineers in Scotland (IESIS) has claimed that a massive gap in the electricity system caused by the closure of coal-fired power stations and growth of unpredictable renewable generation has created the real prospect … Continue reading

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

Posted on October 12th, 2018

Major tremors rippled throughout the worlds of science and the environment this week with the publication of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming and its effects. The report which had initially set the target of keeping … Continue reading

Pump Storage Hydro at the Hoover Dam

Posted on September 10th, 2018

The Hoover Dam, one of the most iconic structures in the USA, could be converted into a pumped storage hydro project according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). The project which would cost upwards of $3 … Continue reading

The Balancing Mechanism

Posted on August 27th, 2018

The Balancing Mechanism (BM) is one of the tools used by National Grid to balance electricity supply and demand close to real time. Electricity cannot currently be stored at scale and must be manufactured at the time of demand and … Continue reading

Major hydro project proposed for Loch Ness

Posted on June 21st, 2018

Details of our proposed Red John pump storage hydro project in Scotland’s Highlands were released this week with a number of outlets including the BBC and The Times picking it up. Plans for a new 400MW pumped hydro scheme east … Continue reading

Combining Battery Storage with Pump Hydro

Posted on June 8th, 2018

Bavaria in southern Germany – which already sources 43% of its energy generation from renewables – last week saw the unveiling of a new multi-million euro project consisting of a battery storage system combined with a pump storage hydro plant … Continue reading


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