ScottishPower Renewables to build UK’s largest onshore wind battery

ScottishPower Renewables to build UK’s largest onshore wind battery

Iberdrola, ScottishPower Renewables parent company, has revealed it received approval to begin construction on a 50 megawatt (MW) lithium-ion battery storage unit at the 539MW Whitelees wind onshore wind development.

The ten biggest projects in European offshore wind powe

The ten biggest projects in European offshore wind powe

This £2.5bn ($3.3bn) project in the UK North Sea received a contract for difference (CfD) back in February 2015 at a strike price of £119.89/MWh. Owner Iberdrola and developer ScottishPower Renewables (a unit of Iberdrola) have begun construction about 73km off the east coast of England and will install 102 7MW Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines, with completion expected next year.

Energy Voice  -  ScottishPower to spend £2bn in UK this year

Energy Voice - ScottishPower to spend £2bn in UK this year

From 2018 -2022, ScottishPower will spend £6bn in the UK with 40% on new renewable energy generation, 42% on smarter enhanced networks and 15% on innovative services and products for customers.

'We're definitely going for' Scottish offshore wind projects, say ScottishPower top dogs

'We're definitely going for' Scottish offshore wind projects, say ScottishPower top dogs

Mr Anderson said: “Our usual model is to develop projects from scratch because that’s the way we get the right sites and get involved in the process.

ScottishPower officially opens £1.2bn German offshore windfarm

ScottishPower officially opens £1.2bn German offshore windfarm

The Wikinger project marks Iberdrola’s entry into the German electricity market, where it has just been given the go-ahead to construct two other offshore wind farms: Baltic Eagle (476 MW) and Wikinger Sud (10 MW).

Thousands of customers leave ScottishPower before renewables switch

Thousands of customers leave ScottishPower before renewables switch

Following completion of the deal, which is expected to finalise at the end of the year, Scottish Power will generate 100% of electricity with wind power. Earnings in the renewables business were up 19% in the period to £266.7 million, following the completion of a £650 million investment in onshore windfarms in Scotland.

ScottishPower hits out at accusations of 'short-changing' Scotland supply chain

ScottishPower hits out at accusations of 'short-changing' Scotland supply chain

The energy firm yesterday announced the sale of its gas and hydro assets to Drax Group for £702 million including the Cruachan hydro station in Argyll. The UK energy giant said Scotland accounts for 51% of total expenditure with onshore wind projects adding £297m of “value” to the local community.

ScottishPower switches to 100% wind generation following £702million asset sale

ScottishPower switches to 100% wind generation following £702million asset sale

ScottishPower said the sale means it is the UK’s first integrated energy company to completely switch away from coal and gas generation to wind power. ScottishPower said the deal comes as the firm is investing £5.2billion in the next four years on renewable energy, enhanced grid networks and smart technology for customers.