Scottish

  • Media Mentions

    The Times | Record £30.9m paid to turn off wind farms

    Our research on wind farms being paid a record £30.9mn sum to switch off in January after the failure of a Western Link HVDC cable was sourced in The Times today. Avoiding constraints not only allows more volumes of renewable power to flow on to the grid, but also reduces...

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    Scottish wind farms called upon in the Balancing Mechanism

    Management of wind resources is a critical tool for National Grid in dealing with system constraints, supply and demand imbalance and increasingly inertia*. Data from Cornwall Insight’s Balancing Mechanism (BM) Service highlights that wind was the first-most utilised renewable technology asked to turn down in the BM. Further analysis also...

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    Network charging could dampen renewables optimism in Northern Scotland

    Northern Scotland is home to a significant proportion of GB renewables, mainly onshore wind capacity. The region is likely to be a leader in new capacity developments too, with 800MW of Remote Island Wind (RIW) projects looking to develop in the Scottish Isles under the Contract for Difference (CfD) scheme....

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    BBC News | Scotland’s north-south divide in energy costs

    Our research that shows customers in northern Scotland on pre-payment meter tariffs paying nearly £100 more a year than Scottish customers living further south featured on the BBC. Robert Buckley Head of Retail and Relationship Development explained that customers in the north of Scotland pay more because they have less...

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    Energy tariff differences across Scotland

    The latest tariff data from Cornwall Insight – Pixie Energy’s parent company – reveals a considerable variation between energy tariffs in northern Scotland compared to that of southern Scotland. The graph below shows the cheapest available deals for three tariff types – fixed, standard variable (SV) and prepayment (PPM) –...

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    Cornwall Insight announces new Scottish Generation Forum at the All-Energy show

    Cornwall Insight, the pre-eminent provider of research, analysis, consultancy and training to the utilities markets, will be announcing the dates and format of its new Scottish Generation Forum at the All-Energy event in Glasgow on 15-16 May. The new Scottish Generation Forum, to be first hosted on 28th May in...

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    Pixie Energy comments on: Citizen Advice Scotland’s energy switching figures

    Pixie Energy looks further into the ‘huge variation’ in energy switching in Scotland. With figures* showing that residents of local authorities in the north of Scotland tending to switch energy supply far less frequently than elsewhere in Scotland. In fact, Pixie Energy’s research into these figures show that of the...