OVO Energy has launched a suite of “revolutionary” products under its proprietary digital intelligence platform, including what has been called the world’s first widely available domestic vehicle to grid (V2G) charger.
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.
Verv has completed the UK’s first energy trade using blockchain technology as part of regulator Ofgem’s Sandbox initiative to test innovative services and business models not possible under current regulation.
Eelpower has secured a £20 million investment from Gravis Capital Management to build out its pipeline of permitted energy storage sites and pursue new development opportunities.
BayWa r.e. has launched a new energy technologies division for the venture capital market, looking to fund the early development of startups working on new digital solutions, storage and e-mobility.
Four of the world’s leading electricity associations have today urged policy makers to support the “profound transformation” occurring within power networks across the globe.
Irish utility ESB Networks has launched a landmark project on the Dingle peninsula as it seeks to put its ‘first foot forward’ in rolling out a future proofing strategy for Ireland’s electrical system out to 2030 and beyond.
Scottish Power has come under scrutiny from the demand side response (DSR) sector after proposing to Ofgem that de-rating factors applied to large scale battery storage should be extended to those used to provide DSR in the Capacity Market.
Energy tech firm Origami Energy has raised more than £18 million in Series B funding, including participation from on-site power specialist Aggreko.
Solar Media, the publisher of Clean Energy News, is delighted to introduce the Future Power Networks UK conference, a new launch event for 2018.
The relationship between decarbonisation and energy security is “far from straightforward” and demand reduction strategies will be key to ensuring a stable energy system, the UK Energy Research Council has warned.
Northern Powergrid (NPg) has called on the energy sector to collaborate to decide the future of network-scale energy storage after differences in the role of network owned and operated batteries emerged between differing distribution network operators (DNOs).
Battery energy storage is now being used at two of the largest river hydro projects to deliver a range of grid services, load shifting and energy trading, with a third planned for later this year by Barn Energy.
Centrica is preparing its behind the meter energy storage offering to businesses after signing a framework agreement with Powerstar, a partnership that has already seen Centrica order a combined 1MW of systems for its own head office.
Good Energy is to pivot its core business towards energy services instead of supply, an area which it sees as the “future value” of the energy sector as the clean energy transition continues.
A European consortium is to test the use of long duration storage flow machine technology with a large scale tidal energy project planned for the UK later this year.
Limejump is to take on the commercial responsibilities of what is thought to be the largest community battery in Europe currently being built at a new housing development in Nottingham.
Scottish Power has submitted a proposal to extend recently introduced battery de-rating factors in the Capacity Market to storage included in demand side response bids in what has been described as the latest attack on the battery market.
German energy investor Aquila Capital has launched a new fund dedicated to investing in energy infrastructure assets deemed essential to Europe’s energy transition.
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.
Centrica has blamed “weak” performance in 2017 and cuts to as many as 4,000 jobs on political and regulatory pressure, but backed its emerging strategy to succeed in the long-term.
Kiwi Power has unveiled its largest behind the meter battery to date with the completion of the 4MW / 4.8MWh Tesla battery at Cenin Renewables in south Wales.
Behind the meter (BTM) storage in the UK’s commercial and industrial (C&I) sector could offer a 10GW market for battery energy storage under the right regulation and business models incorporating increased energy arbitrage.
Nissan Energy has remained coy over its future in the UK energy market, but said its recent launch of domestic solar systems will “complete the puzzle” as it mulls further partnerships in the energy space.
Government must “take the brakes off” the progress of energy storage by implementing the right policy framework without delay, according to MPs from across the political spectrum.
BP has announced plans to invest US$500 million (£358.5 million) in low carbon businesses each year as it looks to further embrace the low carbon transition.
Writing for Clean Energy News, Louis Shaffer, distributed energy segment manager at Eaton EMEA, considers two key developments in store for the UK’s renewable energy industry this year.
Four projects have been awarded £42 million of government money between them to conduct research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the growth of electric vehicles.
Keele University is to become a living laboratory for emerging low carbon and smart energy technologies in what is thought to be the largest scheme of its type in Europe and North America.
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.