Large incumbents such as the ‘Big Six’ utilities have a dominant and undue influence over UK energy policy, potentially holding back a clean power transition, a new report has claimed.
Shell has bought up Dutch electric vehicle charging provider NewMotion as the company continues to push low carbon transport following news it would roll out chargers at its petrol station forecourts.
The National Infrastructure Commission has placed carbon as one of the three biggest threats posed to the country’s prosperity and quality of life over the coming decades and laid the foundations for a series of new policy proposals in the power sector.
National Grid will have a greater power margin this winter than first expected, effectively putting to bed any fears over blackouts this winter.
Kiwi Power is to finance and develop a battery storage project at a multi-technology renewable energy site in south Wales, where it will provide constant grid services availability to National Grid for two years in a first for the aggregator.
The government has confirmed a further £557 million for renewables auctions ahead of tomorrow’s Clean Growth Strategy launch.
Car manufacturer Renault has created a new energy subsidiary which will create smart charging networks, explore vehicle-to-grid (V2G) solutions and utilise second-life EV batteries for stationary energy storage projects.
German clean energy firm innogy has bought Statkraft out of the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm just weeks after it landed Contracts for Difference support.
Renewables and nuclear combined to generate more than half of the UK’s power for a second successive quarter in Q3, but energy monitoring firm EnAppSys has warned of looming factors that could prevent their share from growing further.
Nick Winser, the new president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has lauded the role of consumers as ‘change-makers’ in a future, decentralised power market.
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The Scottish government will establish a publicly-owned, not-for-profit energy company to deliver renewable energy to Scottish customers “as close to cost price as possible”.
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E.On has become the first company to have secured an Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract last year to announce the completion of its project following the installation and connection of its 10MW battery at the Blackburn Meadows biomass plant last month.
A national electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure plan should be implemented to fill the “big strategic gap” in the UK’s approach to funding the installation of charge points.
UK system operator National Grid and Reactive Technologies have claimed to have continuously measured and monitored grid stability for the first time.
Global energy giants E.On and Enel have combined to trade power via a new blockchain-powered marketplace for the first time.
Northern Powergrid has begun using a £4 million battery paid for by consumers to sell services to National Grid, just as regulator Ofgem sets out its plans to ensure distribution network operators (DNOs) are restricted from doing so directly in the future.