Tag Archive for 'EdF'

OpenHydro transitioning from R&D to grid-connected tidal arrays

May 6th, 2015 by DCNS

OpenHydro, a tidal energy company owned by DCNS, celebrates a decade in business this week. The Irish headquartered business is planning delivery of two of the world’s first grid connected tidal arrays in France and Canada in 2015. OpenHydro is working with Emera in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia to deploy and grid connect […]

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, […]

Port of Cherbourg plans to be a hub for marine tidal energy development

February 7th, 2013 by Ports Normands Associés

In the first half of 2012, energy group EDF and multinational engineering company Alstom decided to locate their offshore-wind-turbine operations in Cherbourg. Following this decision, Ports Normands Associés (PNA), in association with the local authorities of Basse-Normandie, have decided to develop the opportunities that other marine renewable energies offer including tidal power. The port of […]

DCNS working to install ten tidal turbines in Alderney Race by 2016

October 19th, 2012 by DCNS

DCNS participated in the 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy in Dublin, Ireland from 17 to 19 October 2012. The conference brought together global industry and academic experts in marine renewable energy. DCNS is committed to playing a leading role in the emerging world market for ocean energy. DCNS is developing marine tidal turbines, which […]

A UK government commitment to a 2030 carbon target for power sector needed to unleash investment

October 8th, 2012 by Aldersgate Group

An alliance of the UK’s largest businesses and industry bodies have stated that a 2030 carbon target for the power sector is essential for stimulating new growth in the economy. Only greater clarity from the UK Government can unleash the £110 billion investment required to transform the UK’s electricity infrastructure and drive wider economic benefits. […]

British public support expansion of wind power

December 13th, 2011 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave & tidal industry, has welcomed the most recent in a string of polls that have demonstrated public support for the expansion of wind power. A poll commissioned by The Sunday Times and carried out by YouGov found that 56% of the public think that Britain should use […]

Guernsey Electricity Director Sally Ann David speaks about Guernsey’s renewable energy opportunities

November 7th, 2011 by Sally-Ann David

Guernsey is well placed to develop renewable energy resources, through technical know-how, financing and support, and importantly through the availability of a local resource. However, Guernsey may have to moderate its expectations, decide how fast to deploy the technology and, essentially, decide how it can be afforded.

French regulators approve increased release into the English Channel of radioactive tritium from Flamanville nuclear power plants

October 31st, 2010 by Anne Sandwith

‘Flamanville tritium levels barely detectable’ reports The Guernsey Press (30 October 2010) quoting a press release from Valerie Cameron, Guernsey’s Director of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation. Channel Island residents heard via the media that EdF, the French operators of the nuclear power plants on the Normandy coast, had been granted permission by French regulators […]