Campbell Simpson has just finished his 4th year of a 5 year MEng in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde where he has gained knowledge of wind power through research work. He is delighted to be part of the Ecodyn team this summer, assisting with on-site work and broadening his experience of renewables. He is also excited to start applying his academic knowledge of engineering principles to some of Ecodyn's more forwards thinking R&D.
Recognition for HCI Supplies
27th May 2016
We are delighted to announce that HCI Supplies have just been certified by LRQA to the revised ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards on their first attempt!
HCI Supplies specialise in the procurement and supply of cleaning supplies and operates a dedicated delivery network of vehicles operating nationwide.
Ecodyn has helped HCI develop their management system in order to meet the requirements of the new 2015 standards and are we are very much looking forward to continuing to support them maintain certification.
Well done Katoni Engineering
Katoni Engineering have just been certified to the new, updated ISO9001 and ISO14001 2015 standards. They are amongst the first to get this new standard and are keen to get their ISO45001 badge but have to wait for it to be published! Katoni was founded to provide the oil & gas industry with fit-for-purpose engineering services. We're very happy to have been there to support them through all this work and are as keen to get the OHSAS certification too.
We're very please that Kirstie Main has joined us to help strengthening our busy management system team. She is joining us from the Royal Mail where she was an Operations Manager. Her degree is in Environmental Biology and Geography and she has experience in the Renewables Industry through research projects and supporting developmental energy projects.
Government hates planet
The UK government announced yesterday that pre-accreditation for renewable energy installations will no longer be possible from the end of this month, so the FIT rate applying to a project is the rate in force when it is commissioned.
A consultation process is currently underway to inform the government’s decision on how much and when to reduce the rate of feed-in tariff payments (https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-a-review-of-the-feed-in-tariff-scheme); this states that their preferred option is a drastic reduction, to be implemented next January.
Ecodyn (and everyone else involved in renewable energy) is submitting a response to the consultation exercise suggesting that this would be a very bad idea. (Apart from anything else, the “research” on which their figures are based is incompetent.) However, it seems likely that they will do whatever they want, regardless of what anyone else might think.
If you have a project with planning and grid (and it’s over 50kW), you should pre-accredit it before the end of this month. If you can’t do this, you should get it installed before Christmas and if you can’t do that, depending on the capacity of your project you could be looking at a cut in FIT level for generation of 67%.
28th May 2015
As you've probably noticed by now, we have refreshed our website, bringing it back in-house where we can keep it up to date more easily and add news stories and case studies as they come up. It might look simple but there's a lot to it behind the scenes and it's bound to be a permanent work in progress. If you see any errors or would like to see more, or different content, please let us know.
April 1st, 2015
We would like to welcome aboard Gregor Hogg, who joins us to help with our expanding renewable energy portfolio. Gregor's particular area of expertise is energy storage, which is becoming increasingly important as grid infrastructure lags behind renewable energy development.