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Articles tagged with: National Grid

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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.

National Grid backs 2030 ban on polluting vehicles

National Grid backs 2030 ban on polluting vehicles

28 Mar 2018, 10:32

National Grid would actively support bringing forward the UK’s ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 by a decade, with a senior representative telling MPs it would offer "a more ambitious target".

Record wind output sends UK into negative pricing

Record wind output sends UK into negative pricing

19 Jan 2018, 11:10

Electricity produced by the UK’s wind turbines reached record levels this week after 13.6GW of output was recorded which, combined with high output, sent settlement periods into negative pricing.

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Quantifying the UK’s energy storage ‘world of opportunity’

26 Oct 2017, 10:36 • By Andy Colthorpe
Quantifying the UK’s energy storage ‘world of opportunity’

Chris Pritchett, contract lawyer and partner heading up the energy and environment practice at Foot Anstey, recently served as moderator for the “Developers and financiers debate” at the Energy Storage Conference at the Solar & Storage Live 2017 show in Birmingham. In attendance were fund managers and project developers and a robust discussion followed and afterwards, Chris caught up with Andy Colthorpe for an in-depth interview on camera.

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Inside Parc y Cymoedd, Vattenfall’s EFR project and first UK battery

25 Oct 2017, 09:03 • By David Pratt
Inside Parc y Cymoedd, Vattenfall’s EFR project and first UK battery

Last month Vattenfall invited Clean Energy News to visit Parc y Cymoedd, the largest onshore wind farm in Wales and home of the company's first energy storage project in the UK, one of eight in total to have won an Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract last year. As the company explained, after a "very steep, almost vertical learning curve" Vattenfall is ready to take on whatever National Grid comes up with next.