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.
Ecotricity will once again change the payment structure of its Electric Highway charging network, less than a year after first introducing a fee for drivers, including charging Ecotricity utility customers for the first time.
Swedish energy major Vattenfall has partnered with BMW Group to add battery storage capabilities at its largest onshore wind farm in Wales.
Siemens has helped start a smart grid pilot project in Rotterdam that will connect 20,000 homes with renewables and storage facilities.
The LEGO Group has reached its goal of 100% renewable electricity use across its global operations three years ahead of schedule after supporting 160MW of clean energy projects since 2012.
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.
Tesco has pledged to source all of its global electricity requirements from renewables by 2030 on its path to becoming a zero carbon company by 2050, in an effort to meet the climate change targets set at COP21.
The Labour Party’s leaked election manifesto pledges a complete overhaul of the UK energy market, centred around ambitious renewables targets and nationalisation.
Whitbread, the hospitality company behind UK brands such as Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, has achieved its aim of deriving 100% of its electricity demand from renewable sources.
Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) could receive C&I-scale battery storage applications at its stadium and ‘campus’ development as part of its ongoing relationship with power management firm Eaton.
Nearly two-thirds of UK businesses are significantly concerned by energy utilities’ approach to data security and would switch if they fell victim to a cyber attack, PricewaterhouseCoopers research has found.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is to trial an 180kWh energy storage machine from redT energy which will aim to time shift on-site solar generation while providing backup in the event of a mains outage.
E.ON has formed a partnership with online giant Google to help it conquer the European solar market.
The London Assembly’s Environment Committee has thrown its support behind plans to expand the capital’s Energy for Londoners (EfL) scheme into a fully licensed, domestic electricity supplier.
EnergyUK has said the country’s next government must embrace the “changing” energy market and extend support for low carbon generation.
A “revolution” in the pace of energy productivity and decarbonisation across buildings, transport and industry will be needed as part of a strategy to halve global emissions by 2040 in line with the Paris climate change agreement.
The number of firms submitting compliance notifications for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) to the Environment Agency has continued to rise a year after the deadline closed, reaching almost 7,000.
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.
Stephen Cirell takes a look at the burgeoning business model of local authorities establishing civic energy services companies on their counterparts’ behalf.
Australian finance giant Macquarie Group has concluded the contentious purchase of the UK Green Investment Bank for a total consideration of £2.3 billion.
Flow battery provider redT will deliver a 1.08MWh energy storage project to support the distributed energy system in Cornwall and potentially take part in Centrica’s developing virtual energy marketplace.
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 Internet of Things (IoT) is here, and it’s here to stay. With the growing trend towards smart appliances, consumers are using online solutions to manage almost every aspect of their lives. William Howard, senior product manager at GE Power Digital, explains why the power sector must make sure to keep up.
Stephen Cirell looks at recent developments in the US market and suggests how the public sector could provide the kind of surge the electric vehicle market is waiting for.
Independent utility Tonik Energy is to partner with battery storage manufacturer Powervault to trial a new ‘storage tariff’ in the UK market.
Belfast Airport has saved more than £100,000 in the first ten months of operation of its dedicated solar farm which is generating over a quarter of the airport’s annual electricity needs.
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.