Natural Power advises Octopus on acquisition of 115MW European onshore wind portfolio

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has acted as technical advisor to Octopus Renewables, part of Octopus Group, for its acquisition of a 115MW portfolio of wind farms in a deal totalling more than €100 million with renewable energy company RES. The portfolio of eight wind farms is comprised of operational sites in France, the UK and Ireland where the business will explore potential opportunities for repowering. Alex Brierley, Co-Head of Octopus Renewables, said: “This is a further stride for Octopus into the European wind market, mirroring…

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Natural Power recruits Energy Manager to support clients’ carbon targets

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Duncan Wren in the role of Energy Manager. This new role has been created in response to the growing demand from clients in the built environment to help with lowering their carbon emissions.  Euan Hutchison, Associate Technical Director (Planning), said: “Working with our teams of technical specialists, Duncan will provide clients with a route map to net zero, considering appropriate low carbon heat and power technologies, drawing on our knowledge and expertise across the project lifecycle, enabling our clients…

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Fred.Olsen Renewables raise more than £16k with Three Peaks Challenge

Fred.Olsen Renewables, with the help of Natural Power, SeaRoc and ZX Lidars, has raised a total of £16,078 for the Marine Conservation Society, Scottish Mountain Rescue and Mountain Rescue England and Wales by completing the Three Peaks Challenge. A team made up of 27 employees from all four companies took park in the challenge scaling Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon in Wales. Finley Becks-Phelps, development manager at Fred.Olsen Renewables, said: “Originally, it was just an idea for Fred.Olsen Renewables to do the challenge as a…

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Natural Power appoints Offshore Services Lead in North America

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider Natural Power has appointed Matthew Filippelli as Principal Engineer and Offshore Services Lead. He will be based in the New York office located in Saratoga Springs. Jim Adams, President of Natural Power in North America, said: “The US has a vast offshore wind energy resource, and as this market continues to gather pace, it is important that we prioritize expanding our team and expertise to meet the needs of our clients and the market at large. The US energy sector has a rich…

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Natural Power expands commercial team with focus on emerging markets

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, continues to expand its commercial team in 2019 with some key appointments. Keith Burns began as Commercial Director earlier in the year and has now been joined by David Tidhar who moved from the planning and environment team to take up the new role, Head of Emerging Markets. Keith’s role has been focusing on the wider commercial operations of the business by leading the team in business development, tendering and marketing to support the next stage of its growth journey. Emerging…

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Natural Power advises on Cubico’s £272m refinancing of 200 MW UK portfolio

Natural Power advises on Cubico’s £272m refinancing of 200 MW UK portfolio Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has acted as technical advisor to London headquartered Cubico Sustainable Investments (“Cubico”) for the refinancing of its UK renewables portfolio which is comprised of 17 onshore wind farms and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Natural Power carried out technical due diligence services on all 17 operational wind and solar farms across the UK, including an assessment of the projects’ long-term energy production and the benefits gained from a geographically and…

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Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts comes to Stirling

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power is to headline sponsor the fifth Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts (CWW 2019) that will be hosted in Stirling, Scotland, on 27th to 29th August this year. In a series of keynote talks, sessions and workshops, experts from across the globe will come together at the University of Stirling to share their knowledge on the impacts that wind energy has on wildlife, and to discuss the upcoming challenges for this dynamic industry. The last CWW took place in Portugal and…

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Natural Power advises on New Frontier Wind

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has provided the finance-grade energy yield analysis (EYA) and associated reliance letter for Capital Power Corporation’s 99MW New Frontier Wind Project in McHenry County, North Dakota. Jim Adams, President of Natural Power North America, said: “It’s fantastic to be involved in a project of this scale which underpins the continued growth of the US renewable energy market. Our EYAs are relied upon for both wind and solar financing, and it’s encouraging to see widespread market acceptance across the tax equity community and…

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Natural Power advises NTR on 200MW Nordic wind portfolio acquisition

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has advised NTR on the 200MW acquisition of operational and pre-construction onshore wind projects in Sweden and Finland that has been added to the NTR Renewable Energy Income Fund II. Total capital invested by NTR in the portfolio is expected to be in excess of €180 million. NTR acquired the portfolio projects, called Vindin, from a consortium of Swedish industrial companies. Natural Power attended all sites individually and provided pre-construction yield analysis alongside turbine inspections for the operational projects. The detailed due…

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Wind and Solar Power Forecasting Innovation

Natural Power sponsor PhD in Power Forecasting Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, is to collaborate with the University of Strathclyde and The Data Lab to jointly sponsor Rosemary Tawn for a PhD in Short-Term Wind and Solar Power Forecasting. The three and half year PhD will focus on improving power forecasting for renewable energy assets, and it is anticipated that work on upgrading Natural Power’s forecasting system will begin in 2019. Callum McLean, Head of Innovation and Data at Natural Power said: “Forecasting is a key service…

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