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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Natural Power to co-host Quo Vadis

Natural Power is set to co-host the 12th annual Quo Vadis Conference which takes place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th September 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow.   This invitation-only event is recognised by wind farm owners and operators as one of the most important and valuable events in the wind industry.   Stuart Egan, Head of Site Operations at Natural Power, will be presenting a session on wind farm performance optimisation.   As the pressure to drive down operational costs continues, Natural Power has taken a…

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Natural Power completes ROC project no 8 for Airvolution Energy

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has completed due diligence on behalf of Airvolution Energy (‘Airvolution’) for its commissioning of Kinegar Wind Farm in the Scottish Borders, making it the eighth renewable obligation certificate (ROC) and Feed in Tariff (FiT) due diligence project delivered for Airvolution. Gregory Dudziak, Due Diligence Lead at Natural Power, said: “We have worked for Airvolution for the past three years, and were delighted to complete this due diligence on the latest project at Kinegar wind farm.” Gary Freedman, Commercial Director at Airvolution, said:…

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Natural Power advises on Europe’s largest single-site onshore wind farm – Markbygden, Sweden

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has completed due diligence on behalf of GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) and Green Investment Group Limited (Green Investment Group), part of Macquarie Group (Macquarie) for the acquisition of the 650-MW Markbygden ETT onshore wind farm in Northern Sweden, which reached financial close on 7th November 2017. Neil Marshall, Due Diligence Project Manager at Natural Power, said: “It has been a privilege to have played a role in helping a landmark project like Markbygden reach financial close. The scale of the…

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Natural Power expands due diligence team in North America

Dr Christine Bordonaro has been appointed to the role of Principal Engineer on the due diligence team at Natural Power in North America and will be supporting the due diligence activities for both wind and solar. Christine Bordonaro brings 20 years of industry experience with 15 years in the solar industry. Most recently at DNV GL, she performed and managed technical due diligence reviews on commercial and utility scale solar projects across the US and Canada. She also conducted technical reviews and bankability studies for PV equipment, which consisted of…

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Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory in Wrexham

Move comes to support increased demand for UK and European offshore wind farms Southampton, 20 April 2017 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the capability of its UK production facility in Wrexham to manufacture both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores used for the inter-array cable connections in offshore wind farms. The new product line will enable the linking and collecting of power produced by offshore wind turbines before onward transmission to the onshore grid. Prysmian is the largest manufacturer…

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