Turbines. Another fine mess????

Exfarmer

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Bury St Edmunds
Quite a bit more than nuclear, if the figures in that article are to be believed - £220 vs £90, and nuclear doesn’t shut down when the weather gets nice.
The 9p for nuclear is the so called strike price. They are guaranteed this for each unit. These turbines are getting 22 p sub then 3-6p for each unit produced.
wholesale price of Electric has averaged around 4.5 p overbthe last few years, so the nuclear boys are getting a guaranteed twice the price.
in fact the subs on those NI turbines is nothing compared to the early FITs for Wind, fairly certain they are in the order of 50 odd pence just as some PV is. My own house is around 44p .
But from what I have seen of turbines, there is far more to it, than raking in the dosh, 2 I know well would not pay for themselves in 100 years at their current rate. In fact I cannot understand why the operator does not abandon them as servicing costs , must more than eat up any income from them
 

Highland Mule

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Livestock Farmer
The 9p for nuclear is the so called strike price. They are guaranteed this for each unit. These turbines are getting 22 p sub then 3-6p for each unit produced.
wholesale price of Electric has averaged around 4.5 p overbthe last few years, so the nuclear boys are getting a guaranteed twice the price.
in fact the subs on those NI turbines is nothing compared to the early FITs for Wind, fairly certain they are in the order of 50 odd pence just as some PV is. My own house is around 44p .
But from what I have seen of turbines, there is far more to it, than raking in the dosh, 2 I know well would not pay for themselves in 100 years at their current rate. In fact I cannot understand why the operator does not abandon them as servicing costs , must more than eat up any income from them
So New nuclear is priced at getting twice the current wholesale, but a third of wind/ early solar? What’s current nuclear on?
 

renewablejohn

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Location
lancs
Great article that lol. Risk free, really? Typical Mail using emotive words like raking in etc for a legal incentivisation scheme for a stated govt policy. Is the real story that NI had allowed the use of used turbines whereas Eng/Wal/Sco only allowed new? Also I love the use of "investigation" as if it's all been kept hush hush.
Obviously people on here dont understand the brown envelope economy of Northern Ireland.
 

renewablejohn

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Location
lancs
Take your own advice as your next post you comment on the 'Brown Envelope economy of Northern Ireland'.
Do you live there? are you an active participant in a business there in a day to day business?
No but I do have contacts in the 2nd hand wind turbine market and know how the excellent Northern Ireland market worked for those who took advantage of it.
 

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has issued new advice to help growers understand the importance of measuring pest populations before any decisions are made on insecticides. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Ahead of the trapping season, the PGRO has produced a new masterclass video to help growers understand how to trap and assess pest populations. The key advice is that using a range of preventative tools will be crucial for farmers looking to reduce cases of pea and bean weevil, pea moth, and silver Y moth this spring, while finding more sustainable ways of farming in line with new agricultural policy, according to the PGRO’s research and...
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