Today the Committee on Climate Change has delivered its verdict on the government’s Clean Growth Strategy, ultimately calling for more urgent action or risk failing to meet its statutory climate targets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VLC Energy has become the latest firm to finish its Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) battery projects following the completion of two projects totalling 50MW.
Siemens has become the latest energy and engineering giant to throw its weight behind energy tech start-up and blockchain specialist LO3 Energy.
National Grid has recommended that targeted capacity for both the T-1 2018/19 and T-4 2021/22 Capacity Market auctions be cut.
Liam Stoker takes a look back at what has been a year of frenetic change in the power sector and offers a cursory glimpse at what the future might hold.
As 2017 draws to a close, Clean Energy News looks back on what has been a considerably interesting year for the energy transition. In the fourth and final part of a series of articles running this week, we recap the best stories that broke in the last three months of 2017.
With the release of the most recent Capacity Market pre-qualification register, the UK’S utility-scale battery storage pipeline has now reached nearly 8GW. Solar Media market research analyst Lauren Cook takes a deep dive into the projects that made it through pre-qualification, and what these results mean for the projects likely to get built in 2018.
As 2017 draws to a close, Clean Energy News looks back on what has been a considerably interesting year for the energy transition. In the third of a series of articles running this week, we recap the best stories that broke in July, August and September.
National Grid has revealed a simplified, more standardised approach to Firm Frequency Response (FFR) procurement whilst teasing the first details of its fast-response follow-up to EFR.