Tag Archive for 'Alan Bates'

Channel Islands Electricity Grid strengthened with new agreement

May 29th, 2013 by Jersey Electricity plc

Guernsey Electricity Ltd and Jersey Electricity Plc have signed an agreement to share the cost and capacity of the £70 million Normandie 3 project to install a third 100 MW interconnector from Jersey to France which is due to be installed in 2015. The agreement was signed in Jersey on 29 May 2013 by Chris Ambler, […]

Guernsey re-establishes electricity supply from France

October 8th, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity engineers, working closely with Jersey Electricity engineers, have completed the latest stage of restoring Guernsey’s undersea inter-connector cable to Jersey. The cable has been successfully reconnected and re-energised. Guernsey Electricity has begun the gradual process of bringing it up to capacity supplying the island’s network. Bob Beebe, Operations Director at Guernsey Electricity Ltd., […]

Guernsey Electricity prices to rise by 2.5 percent on 1 April 2012

March 1st, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity has announced that from 1 April 2012 electricity prices will increase by 2.5%. The increase to tariffs was agreed with the Office of Utility Regulation (OUR) in September 2011. Managing director Alan Bates said that the increase was to recover costs incurred by the company under previous price controls that ended in March […]

Guernsey Electricity sells shares in Marine Current Turbines to Siemens

February 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity (GEL) has announced that it has sold its minority share in Marine Current Turbines (MCT), developers of the SeaGen tidal turbine, to Siemens. The technology company has been steadily increasing its stake in the business. Managing director of Guernsey Electricity Alan Bates said “we have agreed to sell on our shares in MCT […]

Guernsey’s Commerce and Employment forging stronger links with Guernsey Electricity to develop offshore macro-renewable energy

December 16th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department

The States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department is set to develop stronger relations with Guernsey Electricity Limited to progress macro renewable energy in Guernsey’s waters. Commerce and Employment, under a subgroup called the “Renewable Energy Team” (RET), has the remit to progress Guernsey’s potential to develop local renewable energy supplies. This covers all large-scale […]

Guernsey Electricity signs contract for high efficiency diesel generator

December 13th, 2011 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity Ltd. has entered into a contract for supply of a new medium speed generator unit at the Vale Power Station. The new engine is being supplied by Finnish energy company Wärtsilä and will have a generating capacity of 17 MW. Operations director Bob Beebe said the £14 million investment was necessary to provide […]

Alan Bates of Guernsey Electricity talks about a strategy of low carbon generation, affordability and energy security

February 28th, 2011 by Jon Taylor

Tell us about your background and what you will bring to the Guernsey Electricity company over the next few years. My career began as an engineering officer with P&O Cruises, before coming ashore into the energy sector.  I have moved on from engineering into business management where the skills and experience gained within these different […]