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  1. Winch Farming

    Crazy Energy Prices....

    Just been talking to the PPA chaps at New Stream Renewables again. Very helpful and knowledgeable as always. Looks like energy pricing stabilising albeit at some incredibly strong levels. Again some useful updates on their website ...
  2. Winch Farming

    Crazy Energy Prices....

    Incredible to see UK power prices at over £4000 MWh last night. This is a nice summary of the current situation from the folks at newstream https://www.newstreamrenewables.com/news/lng-supplies-remain-tight-as-storm-ida-weakens/ Good news for PPAs less good news for power bills!
  3. Winch Farming

    Piers Morgan sacked

    I liked the fact that Morgan is unpredictable in his views and can be surprised as to which side of the argument he ends up on... left or right. Not sure who was advising M&H as to where the upside was other than cash...
  4. Winch Farming

    New Export PPA Energy Suppliers

    I don't need the hard sell thanks I was trying to be helpful. This a forum for farmers not a sales platform for you! Unsubscribe. Thank you and good luck.
  5. Winch Farming

    New Export PPA Energy Suppliers

    Hi Alex, If you are new to this and looking for feedback / research on PPAs have a chat to New Stream Renewables. We have used them for a good few years now on PPA renewals, advice etc.. They seem to have good coverage across new suppliers like Valda Energy and others... and corporate off-takes...
  6. Winch Farming

    Electricity Price Data / PPA Renewal

    newstream are a good shout. used them for a few years on PPAs. they have been around a while, easy to deal with and know thier stuff.
  7. Winch Farming

    Recent ppa?

    From the summary comparison tables that newstream produced for me i would say that 4 or 5 are more competitive than them! Devil in detail when trying to do like for like PPA comparisons though. Re Opus no issue with them and have contracted in past btw.
  8. Winch Farming

    Recent ppa?

    I would give Jamie at Newstream Renewables a call. Just renewed some PPAs for 12 months starting April. Market is looking strong. They presented a number of options (broke down all the bits, embedded benefits, REGOs etc.. which is useful when trying to compare a quote from someone like...
  9. Winch Farming

    Wind PPA options ?

    Just following up on above I have had it flagged to me that power has gone up this week.
  10. Winch Farming

    Wind PPA options ?

    Got some cold now....ish! Give New Stream Renewables (mentioned in another thread) a call. Good bunch. Help us with advice on PPAs, run our tenders etc... they also managed to do a good deal for us on the import earlier in the year. Jamie or Charlie. They have some market updates that are also...
  11. Winch Farming

    Poll Covid 19 Vaccine

    News Headlines : Oxford University vaccine is 70% effective…… but if you take the recommended 2 dose its 90%. Surely should read : Oxford University vaccine is 90% effective but if you don’t take the recommended dose that drops… probably a bit too positive for British press..
  12. Winch Farming

    New Stream Renewables

    Totally agree re being pro-active on PPAs and not taking the easy. Clearly you are on it! To clarify what i meant by sticking with NSR is that in my opinion they provide me with all the options (i have contracted with 3 different parties over 5 years) and help me with strategy on timing /...
  13. Winch Farming

    New Stream Renewables

    Thanks. I think I will stick with NSR for now anyway. Still don't really understand why one would tie themselves into fixing a PPA at a certain / fixed date via an auction website given current market volatility.
  14. Winch Farming

    Vaccine has been created .

    Like the positivity.... "Who says the UK doesn't manufacture anything these days? British biotech companies are very very good."
  15. Winch Farming

    New Stream Renewables

    Do you know if they auction best terms for FiT export tariff PPAs ? Probably my OCD but don't like giving up control to these PPA auction websites!
  16. Winch Farming

    Exports

    There is some admin but worth shopping around as some can offer improved payment terms and some uplift on the green certs. All helps!
  17. Winch Farming

    National lockdown

    Boris has basically shut pubs and gyms for a month....
  18. Winch Farming

    Exports

    New Stream Renewables are worth a shout in terms of looking at all options. Also Valda Energy have come into the market and are probably keen to win new biz...
  19. Winch Farming

    Why the Hate for AD?

    Totally agree. "Baseload power" supporting further deployment of intermittent solar and wind generation. On the food waste lets not forget the landfill and carbon savings. More please...
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