Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) has announced that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Britain’s National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) to build a 2 GW subsea cable linking northern Scotland to England.
Rob Jetten, Energy Minister of the Netherlands, said in a letter to parliament, that the country is in discussions with “three potential and interested suppliers” to build two new nuclear power plants.
Drax has scrapped a plan to bring two coal-fired units at its plant in North Yorkshire out of retirement.
Ukraine Energy Minister German Galushchenko has said that Ukraine is carrying out its largest ever programme of repairs and rehabilitation to its power network to prepare for another winter of possible Russian air strikes.
GE has stopped servicing gas turbines at thermal power plants in Russia following the latest sanctions by the US, the Russian business newspaper Kommersant has reported.
GE Vernova’s Gas Power business and Northern Lights, a Norwegian company developing infrastructure for cross-border CO2 transport and storage in Europe, have signed an MOU to enable development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions.
Uniper has announced that following a request from National Grid, it has placed on standby two units of its Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station in the UK.
EirGrid, Ireland’s electricity operator, has warned that there may soon be electricity supply issues due to the current low availability of renewable energy and unplanned outages of a number of fossil fuel-fired generation units.
A number of Japanese companies have invested ¥10 billion (around $72 million) in a British start-up developing floating offshore nuclear power plants.
Westinghouse Electric, Bechtel, and Polish utility Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ) have signed an agreement for the design and construction of Poland’s first nuclear power plant.