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Devon Energy is the largest and most diversified energy company in the UK.
Its operations include gas turbines, hydro power stations, coal power stations and a range of other renewable energy projects.
In an interview to the Indian Business Line (IBL), Devon Energy CEO David Smith said: “We have a range [of energy projects] across the UK that are delivering the lowest carbon emissions possible.
We also have a very active portfolio in green technologies, with hydro and solar.”
But Smith says that most of these projects, such as the Devon Energy Blue Ridge Power Station, have the potential to become much more than just energy.
“They’re also about delivering a green future for people, and we see it in the Blue Ridge power station which is currently the world’s highest power station, and in our gas turbines,” Smith said.
“We have the capacity to deliver electricity from our gas turbine to customers in a matter of days and it’s a really good example of what’s possible with green energy technology.”
Smith said Devon Energy has already built out a large energy portfolio, with projects in the area of solar, wind, hydro, biomass and waste heat.
“When we say energy portfolio it doesn’t necessarily mean just one energy project, but it can be multiple projects,” Smith explained.
“I can see the Green Energy Infrastructure (GEI) as a complement to our power generation portfolio, which is one of the key ways that we’re achieving this.
GEI is a partnership between Devon Energy and the National Grid, which allows us to use existing power lines for green energy, rather than digging up the power lines ourselves.”
He said the Blue and Green Power Projects have the ability to deliver up to 1GW of electricity, and have the option of generating more than 5GW of energy.
Smith added that Devon Energy was currently looking to expand into wind power and solar, and was looking at more renewable energy infrastructure to help meet the UK’s demand for electricity.
“That’s something that we’ve talked to a lot of partners in the sector, and there are some projects where there is a lot more to go, such a gas plant and a coal plant,” he said.
“It’s just a matter now of how quickly we can deliver them.”
DevonEnergy’s Blue Ridge Project, in South Wales, UK, is the world high-level energy benchmark for blue-green energy, and is one the biggest projects in Britain.
It is a natural gas plant which produces power from natural gas, with the gas turbines being powered by an electrical grid.
Devon Power Generation, which manages the project, has installed a range and efficiency upgrades to the gas turbine, which have made it the most energy efficient power plant in the world.
“It is our largest project,” Smith told IBL.
“We’re now operating in the United Kingdom, so we have a global footprint.”
Smith also explained that a large proportion of the energy that the Devon Power Project generates comes from green energy technologies.
“The Blue Ridge project has a very large portfolio of green energy projects in South Africa, including solar and wind,” he explained.
“As well as the wind turbines, there are also geothermal, geothermal power, and a number of other projects.”
Smith also said that energy efficiency was also a key factor when it came to the Blue Range project.
“As a power plant, we’re trying to achieve a very low carbon footprint, and so we’re not using the highest efficiency technologies,” he added.
“We are using technologies that we believe are more efficient than they were 10 years ago, so the energy is much cleaner than it would have been in the past.”
Devons energy portfolio is one which includes hydro, gas, biomass, waste heat, wind and solar power, but also biomass and geothermal.
The energy project at the Devon Blue Ridge Station is the UK high-profile blue- green energy benchmark, and has a long history of producing clean energy.
In 2008, the UK installed 1GW worth of gas turbines at the site, and the project is now being used for a number renewable projects across the country.
The energy projects are currently running at more than 1GW, and are expected to be operational by 2020.
The project is part of the Devon Green Power Initiative, which aims to harness green technologies to help achieve a zero-carbon energy future.
For Smith, the Blue Mountain Power Project in the Devon Hills, Somerset, is a major project, and one that the company has been looking at since the late 2000s.
The Blue Mountain project, which also includes the Blue Creek Power Station and the Blue River Power Station near Bradford, is currently a large hydro project, with more than 8,000 tonnes of hydro and power being generated annually.
Smith said that the project would see the company develop the first-ever wind turbine and a green-powered power plant for the