Aldi has revealed it is investigating battery storage and demand side response applications for its estate as it prepares to add solar panels to 50 more stores by the end of the year.
The government has thrown its weight behind vehicle-to-grid (V2G) by announcing £20 million would be available for a competition to further the development of the bi-directional electric vehicle charging technology.
The government’s new transport investment strategy has confirmed funding for research into electric vehicle batteries, but deferred much of the decarbonisation of the sector to the forthcoming Clean Growth Plan.
A new microgrid project to be delivered by ABB at the University of Chester will use a range of distributed energy resources to prove such projects can connect or disconnect from a main grid connection and operate in an islanded mode without incident.
The nascent electric bus (EB) industry is undergoing a change in fortunes as environmental benefits and innovations in battery technology make them more attractive. Anil Srivastava, chief executive of Leclanché, looks at the current state of EBs and what's driving the mode of transport forward.
Giants of the UK energy sector are to work within a new collaborative group aimed at enabling significant cost reductions for the electricity system through the use of energy storage applications.
A five-year smart grid project to integrate renewables onto Shetland’s local energy system using large scale storage and new forms of network management has been hailed a success by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN).
Energy storage firms have responded to the outcome of the general election with calls for stability, long term vision and an end to the “regulatory hurdles” that have limited the industry’s growth thus far in the UK.
With the UK’s Renewables Obligation (RO) now closed for large solar projects, energy storage takes the position of the most active sector in the UK energy market. As with any new technology, we have seen a lot of build up over the past few years, with much speculation about when the utility-scale market will take off, and how big it will be.
Commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses are to be offered free energy storage services from Omnio, a new firm set up to address the ‘overlooked’ market of small, distributed energy users.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has updated its Plan A sustainability strategy with pledges including delivering half of UK property peak-energy demand flexibly by 2025, using clean and renewable technologies, before reaching 100% renewable electricity by at most 2035.
Limejump has added Britain’s largest battery storage system to its aggregation assets after winning a contract from UK Power Networks (UKPN) to take on the commercial operations of the Leighton Buzzard battery.
Italian energy company Enel has agreed terms to buy Element Power’s 12.5MWh battery storage project, which secured one of the most remunerated contracts in last year’s Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender by National Grid.
Distribution network operator and energy firm Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) has revealed how it is preparing for a new, more flexible energy system in the UK.
The management team behind Manchester City Football Club’s campus will focus on new energy solutions over the remaining development of the 600 acre Etihad campus according to the club’s director of estate development.
A number of demonstrator projects of smart grid and storage technologies have been awarded funding under Scotland’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).
Renewables utility Good Energy has launched a corporate bond offer as it looks to plough investment into a diversification strategy focusing on battery storage and EV charging networks.
Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) could receive C&I-scale battery storage applications at its stadium and ‘campus’ development as part of its ongoing relationship with power management firm Eaton.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is to trial an 180kWh energy storage machine from redT energy which will aim to time shift on-site solar generation while providing backup in the event of a mains outage.
Almost £250 million is to be spent by the UK government on the development of batteries for electric vehicles over the next four years should the Conservatives be returned to Parliament in June.
Flow battery provider redT will deliver a 1.08MWh energy storage project to support the distributed energy system in Cornwall and potentially take part in Centrica’s developing virtual energy marketplace.
Stephen Cirell looks at recent developments in the US market and suggests how the public sector could provide the kind of surge the electric vehicle market is waiting for.
Independent utility Tonik Energy is to partner with battery storage manufacturer Powervault to trial a new ‘storage tariff’ in the UK market.
A majority of commercial and industrial (C&I) firms in the UK would trust their energy suppliers with the installation of smart and distributed energy systems rather than installers, a new survey has found.
A £10 million fund has been made available to support the deployment of low carbon projects in rural parts of Scotland in an effort to boost local economies while reducing carbon emissions.
Clean energy utility Good Energy has said it is to streamline its business in order to pursue new smart energy technologies such as electric vehicles and storage.
Renewables and distributed generation the ‘new power reality’ for utilities
Stephen Cirell looks into how local authorities might be able to break into the energy storage market by aggregating capacity from EV fleets and embracing nascent vehicle-to-grid technology.
A multi-million pound EU funded project is set to provide the Isles of Scilly with a new smart energy system, using new software platforms to manage supply and demand through renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles.
National Grid is reportedly in talks with Google’s machine-learning company DeepMind to see how the British firm’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology can be used to help manage supply and demand and across the energy system.