Intelligent, centrally-managed charging systems must be deployed if the UK is to solve what has been billed as the last “real barrier” to EVs in grid constraints.
The global energy transition will not “play by the rules” and will be driven largely by disruptive consumers as they flock towards decentralised generation.
Limejump has added Britain’s largest battery storage system to its aggregation assets after winning a contract from UK Power Networks (UKPN) to take on the commercial operations of the Leighton Buzzard battery.
There are now just two weeks left to nominate your projects for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards.
Proposals from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) to remove priority dispatch for existing renewables generators across Europe are irresponsible and potentially damaging to investor confidence, the head of Europe’s solar trade association has said.
Italian energy company Enel has agreed terms to buy Element Power’s 12.5MWh battery storage project, which secured one of the most remunerated contracts in last year’s Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender by National Grid.
Distribution network operator and energy firm Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) has revealed how it is preparing for a new, more flexible energy system in the UK.
Octopus Energy has launched what it calls the UK’s first ‘transparent’ tariff which provides customers with a daily update of wholesale gas and electricity prices, adjusting the price they pay accordingly.
EnergyUK has said the country’s next government must embrace the “changing” energy market and extend support for low carbon generation.
Transport for London (TfL) has announced an £18 million electric vehicle (EV) scheme which will see hundreds of fast chargers deployed throughout the city by 2020 following grid enforcement work to accommodate the strain.
A pioneering smart grid project in Scotland which connects local residents to a renewables powered marketplace has begun its second phase after a successful first year.
Last Friday saw Great Britain’s energy demand be met without the need for coal generation for a full day for the first since since the industrial revolution.
National Grid has outlined how it is working to tackle the “significant and rapid change” brought about by the clean energy transition.
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has announced a new demand side response (DSR) service aimed at helping business customers generate revenues from their energy flexibility while managing constraints on the local network.
The UK’s suite of renewables set new records last weekend as the country basked in unseasonably bright conditions for much of Sunday.
National Grid has warned that inflexible generators such as nuclear and combined heat and power could face turn down instructions this summer to make way for soaring solar generation.
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Rolton Group energy lead Graham Waring discusses the UK’s ever decreasing peak power margins and the steps businesses can take to mitigate against them in the result of a blackout.
More than a quarter of non-domestic properties in the UK now have smart or advanced meters installed by their utility, however there remains a considerable amount of work if the residential market is to hit its 2020 target.
Any investment in the UK’s infrastructure must take into account climate change preparedness and focus on low carbon generation, including smart grids and electric vehicles.
Provisional contracts of over 312MW of demand side response (DSR) capacity have been awarded in the latest transitional capacity market auction, the last to be dedicated solely to the demand turn down.
Clean energy utility Good Energy has said it is to streamline its business in order to pursue new smart energy technologies such as electric vehicles and storage.
Germany-headquartered utility innogy has backed a renewed investment in innovation to return it to growth after earnings fell 10% in the year following its IPO.
A £180 million reserve power scheme established by National Grid ended without once being used, the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has claimed.
The potential impact of electric vehicles (EVs) and the associated infrastructure on the UK’s energy system is being largely ignored, according to speakers at Solar Media’s Energy Storage Summit.
Ofgem has said it is minded to drastically cut embedded benefit payments to local embedded generators as part of what it says is a bid to protect consumers and prevent market distortion.
Centrica has begun its recruitment drive for businesses and homes wishing to participate in its local energy market trial in Cornwall.
The UK government must act urgently to support greater flexibility in the country’s power system or risk escalating system costs, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has warned.
Sebastian Blake, commercial analyst at Open Energi, looks at the prospects for demand side response and battery storage technologies to revolutionise how energy security is guaranteed within the national grid.
Stephen Cirell discusses Cambridge County Council's CfD success and why it should be an example for other councils and local authorities to follow.
The imminent capacity market auction could offer some clues on the direction of travel, writes Terry Macalister, but the government could be missing a trick by not steering the mechanism down a greener path.