Liam Stoker takes a look at the headline news in European energy this week – the major asset swap involving RWE and E.On – and examines the claims that the deal places Essen, Europe’s 71st-largest city, at the centre of the continent’s energy transition.
The realignment of RWE and E.On will place the two companies – and Germany as a whole – at the heart of Europe’s energy transition, their respective chief executive have said.
A more resilient and reliable energy network will be crucial to support the UK’s digital infrastructure as smart cities become more prevalent, a new report has argued.
An electric vehicle charging hub in Dundee is to combine rapid chargers, solar canopies and onsite energy storage as part of the cities Go Ultra Low programme.
Flexitricity has successfully secured gas and electricity supply licences from Ofgem, giving the demand response aggregator the green light to enter the balancing mechanism.
German energy giants E.On and RWE have reached an agreement on a major exchange of business activities, promising a significant shake-up of the duo’s energy interests.
Researchers at Imperial College London have warned against the use of renewable energy models that fail to take into account the reliability of supply.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018 are now open, and one of this year’s brand new categories is for International Storage Project of the Year.
Nissan has unveiled a strategic partnership with energy giant E.On to further develop its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging capabilities across Europe.
Vattenfall has announced plans to invest up to €100 million in developing solar plants over the next two years.
RedT Energy has won a £750,000 grant from the UK government to further develop its flow machine technology in the latest push for long duration energy storage technologies.
SmartestEnergy has handed Origami Energy a technology contract to manage its clients’ energy assets and consumption.
The capacity market is rapidly becoming “outdated” after the latest auction failed to secure capacity and value for new technologies like energy storage, which is now in “a state of flux” following changes to de-rating factors.
Two of the country’s Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) have said they are tackling the issue of so-called ‘grid grabbers’ through greater interventions in the country’s grid connection queues.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018 are now open, and one category we expect to be highly sought after this year is Utility-scale Storage Project of the year.
Michael Phelan, chief executive at demand side response provider Endeco, looks at how technology innovation and, ultimately, consumer behaviour will drive the future shape of the energy market.