Tag Archive for 'electricity supply'

Essential maintenance to GJ1 Jersey – Guernsey electricity cable

May 17th, 2017 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity switched off the cable importing electricity from France in early May 2017 to undertake essential maintenance work to the Channel Islands Electricity Grid. The planned maintenance should take about two weeks to complete. It will include work in the Barkers Quarry substation, as well as complementary work on the grid in Jersey and France. After two […]

Wind generated electricity breaking records in the UK

September 17th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy association, is celebrating the record-breaking amount of electricity that was generated and supplied to the UK’s National Grid from wind energy on the morning of 14 September 2012. Wind turbines fed 4.131 gigawatts into the UK’s National Grid at 09.56 am on 14 September, which is sufficient electricity to […]

Guernsey electricity price to rise on 1 October 2012 to pay for higher on-island generation costs

September 15th, 2012 by Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has agreed to Guernsey Electricity’s application for a 9% tariff rise from 1 October 2012. Andrew Riseley, CICRA Chief Executive, said that the cable failures had been the main catalyst for the necessary rise. “Although a price rise of this size is not ideal there are extenuating […]

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 […]

Publication – Insecurity in the Supply of Electrical Energy: An emerging threat to information and communication technologies?

January 15th, 2011 by University of Leicester

This monograph evaluates the consequences for ICT users of failures in the supply of electricity. As demand for electricity grows it is vital that the electricity generating industry expands its capacity. It is also vital that the networks (grids) that deliver that electricity are up to the task. There is talk in Britain of an […]