Orkney - Smart Energy Island

"The ReFLEX Orkney (Responsive Flexibility) project aims to create a ‘smart energy island’ – developing a ground-breaking ‘virtual energy system’ in Orkney which will monitor generation, grid constraint and energy demand.  This ‘smart energy system’ will manage the supply and demand of energy. It’s all about  ‘flexible energy balancing technologies’ with Solo Energy implementing their FlexiGrid software platform enabling smart monitoring and control of the flexible technologies to charge during periods of peak local renewable generation, and release stored energy during times of peak demand."

83% Increase In Electricity Transfers From Scotland To England And Wales

"These UK Government figures, released two days ago, reveal the massive and increasing level of transfer of electricity from Scotland to England. In 2018 only, the transfer rate increased from 13 512 GWh to nearly 25 000 GWh. 1 GWh would heat 700 000 homes! This 83% increase is hidden in the above 53.8% increase total adopted. Note that the ratio of transfers from Scotland to England compared with those from England to Scotland is 25 to 1!"

8% Of The UK Population But 28% Of The UK Wind Energy

You’ll see that Energy Voice has concentrated on the UK performance: ‘Onshore and offshore wind farms in the UK supplied 35.6% of electricity generation, more than gas (31.2%) and nuclear (21.3%) between Friday 8 and Thursday 14 March. On its own, offshore wind generated 21.4% of all electricity required last week.’https://www.energyvoice.com/otherenergy/194981/blustery-week-sees-uk-wind-energy-take-generation-top-spot/. A quick calculation reveals that Scotland produces 28.5% of all of the UK’s wind-powered electricity generation.

New Technology Could Be A Game Changer

"A breakthrough in renewable energy could see Scotland becoming one of the largest global energy exporters in the world. New technology, pioneered in Australia, enables the production of low-cost ammonia, which can easily be stored, shipped and turned into hydrogen and is becoming a key green energy source. If implemented in Scotland it could be the country’s main source of energy and create a knowledge economy."

Scotland's Tidal Power Generation Hits Record High

In Energy Voice today: ‘Simec Atlantis Energy’s chief executive Tim Cornelius announced that the Meygen tidal array had exported more than 12 gigawatts (GW) of energy to the Scottish grid. The tidal turbine has now beaten the previous world record held by SeaGen. Mr Cornelius said: “Meygen has now exported more than 12GWh of tidal energy to the grid in Scotland, surpassing the previous record held by SeaGen in Strangford Lough (11.6 GWh).