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Ofgem to consult on de-rating DSR storage units in 2019

Ofgem to consult on de-rating DSR storage units in 2019

Ofgem is to consider Scottish Power’s proposal to create demand side response (DSR) technology classes intended to apply new de-rating factors to energy storage used as part of DSR bids into the Capacity Market in 2019.

SSEN turns to Open Utility for flexibility trading

SSEN turns to Open Utility for flexibility trading

20 Apr 2018, 15:17

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has become the second distribution network operator (DNO) to task Open Utility with the development of an online energy flexibility trading tool.

I-SEM delayed to October to address IT system concerns

I-SEM delayed to October to address IT system concerns

19 Apr 2018, 15:41

The ‘go-live’ date of Ireland’s integrated electricity market is to be delayed until October following concerns that the central and market IT systems needed to successfully operate the new system would not be in place.

Newcastle University to host UK’s first Fastned 175kW EV chargers

Newcastle University to host UK’s first Fastned 175kW EV chargers

16 Apr 2018, 11:35

Newcastle University is to be home to what could be the UK’s first public 175kW electric vehicle chargers under a new project with Dutch charging firm Fastned, which has won a tender from the North East Combined Authority (NECA) and the university.

EDF rebrands its renewables business

EDF rebrands its renewables business

16 Apr 2018, 10:52

Global utility majors continue to optimise for clean power sector as UK Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) battery project nears completion.

Feature

The need to adapt in the energy storage era

12 Apr 2018, 09:04 • By Bo Normark
The need to adapt in the energy storage era

It is increasingly difficult to dispute the importance of energy storage to the future of society – and the power sector in particular. Bo Normark, thematic leader of smart grids and electric storage at InnoEnergy, argues that power providers and utilities need to educate themselves on the new reality and adapt to a new role in the future energy ecosystem.

Feature

In defence of National Grid and EVs: Debunking GMB’s sensationalism

6 Apr 2018, 15:42 • By David Pratt
In defence of National Grid and EVs: Debunking GMB’s sensationalism

National Grid's electric vehicle lead recently voiced support for moving the 2040 ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles to 2030, leading trade union GMB to cry foul and accuse the system operator of scheming after bill payers cash. David Pratt breaks down the discussion and asks if GMB's reaction is really justified.