Northern Ireland’s Queens University Belfast (QUB) has found that battery-based energy storage can provide inertial response for system reliability at one tenth the capacity needed from thermal generation, at a lower cost and with substantially reduced emissions. Dr Marek Kubic at Fluence, which is working with QUB, explains.
Ofgem is to restructure itself around three core divisions in a streamlining exercise intended to initiate a greater focus on protecting consumers.
The UK government must issue firmer, more ambitious decarbonisation policies as a “matter of urgency” if it is to meet its fourth and fifth carbon budgets.
Chargemaster has laid claim to growing its POLAR network of electric vehicle chargers faster than any other in the country, while Source London is preparing to deploy 1,000 chargers of its own across 20 of the capital's boroughs.
Open Utility’s Piclo trading platform is to be used by distribution network operator (DNO) UK Power Networks (UKPN) to develop and trial an online marketplace for local flexibility.
The vast majority of battery projects set to compete in the upcoming Capacity Market (CM) auctions will face significantly decreased de-rating factors after it emerged that most projects are still set to use either 30 minute or one hour duration batteries.
Only five councils across the UK have taken advantage of a government scheme to fund the roll-out of public charging points for electric vehicles, prompting ministers to write to local authorities calling for more action.
Network company profits could add as much as £20 to the average energy bill this year, new analysis by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).
Energy storage provider Connected Energy has secured £3 million of investment from Macquarie Group and ENGIE to fuel its growth plans in the UK and abroad.
Wouter Kimman, data scientist at Open Energi, takes a look back at the breakthrough technology and renewable energy records that typified 2017 and explores why they underpin a greater need for flexibility within the UK's grid.
Matthew Trevaskis, head of electric vehicles and Daniel Brown, external affairs officer, from the Renewable Energy Association look at the progress of policy to bring about the charging infrastructure needed to meet the demands of increasing numbers of electric vehicles in the UK, and what more is still needed.
Recent research carried out by Centrica found that more than four in five UK businesses had experienced at least one power failure in the past year, opening up the potential for serious consequences on productivity. Clean Energy News spoke to Tim Wynn-Jones, head of distributed energy sales in the UK for Centrica, to understand why UK businesses need an energy resilience strategy moving forward.
Fresh details have emerged surrounding Centrica’s rumoured 100MW battery after a planning application was submitted to Kilkenny County Council in Ireland through a joint venture formed in part by subsidiary Bord Gáis Energy.
Scottish and Southern Electricity has issued a detailed response to Dieter Helm’s Cost of Energy review, picking fault with what it considers key oversights and a lack of accompanying evidence.
VLC Energy has become the latest firm to finish its Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) battery projects following the completion of two projects totalling 50MW.
Greater power margins and falling electricity demand sent peak market prices tumbling, according to energy monitoring firm EnAppSys.