National Grid’s T-4 auction for the 2021/22 winter period has cleared at a record low price as battery storage projects seemingly struggled to compete.
Demand side response specialist Endeco Technologies is to rebrand itself as Gridbeyond.
London-based energy technology start-up Electron has landed government funding to scale its proprietary blockchain energy trading platform.
More and more companies are turning to corporate PPAs as a way to power their business sustainably and manage their long-term energy costs. Using demand flexibility to help align patterns of supply and demand can boost the benefits all round, as Open Energi's commercial analyst, Dago Cedillos, explains.
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 Green Party has pledged to create an “energy system fit for the 21st century” in its energy and the environment manifesto.
European energy major Eneco has acquired a minority stake in Germany’s Next Kraftwerke, which operates one of Europe’s largest virtual power plants.
Provisional contracts of over 312MW of demand side response (DSR) capacity have been awarded in the latest transitional capacity market auction, the last to be dedicated solely to the demand turn down.
The UK is currently not doing enough to properly develop demand side response (DSR) technologies despite lofty targets for its use and obvious benefits to the grid.
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The Sunshine tariff project testing the ability of time of use (ToU) tariffs to promote domestic demand side response (DSR) has been completed with mixed results, suggesting homeowners are not able to shift enough demand to offset the need for grid upgrades.
Thousands of UK businesses could save at least £20,000 a year by helping National Grid balance supply and demand, according to SmartestEnergy, which is currently bidding to provide 100MW of demand side response (DSR) in the capacity market.
The role end users play in the security of the UK’s energy supply is to grow significantly after demand side response gained three times the number of agreements it did in this year’s Capacity Market auction compared to last year.
A new report from Policy Exchange has called for a wholesale overhaul of the UK’s power system to create a level playing field for clean energy flexibility technologies to compete with dirtier forms, which would ultimately save consumers as much as £90 a year by 2030.
Clean Energy News talks to Open Energi's David Hill about the ever-increasing potential of demand side response technologies and how storage can allow companies to "go deeper" with their demand management.
The government has faced renewed calls for policies to bring forward demand side response (DSR) solutions from the final report by the Energy and Climate Change (ECC) select committee.
Building materials firm Tarmac has lauded the impact of its energy efficiency and demand side response initiatives after recording a significant fall in CO2 emissions.
The role of flexibility in the UK energy market is becoming increasingly important in the transition to a smarter energy system. With Brexit creating uncertainty about what our future energy mix will look like and talk around a subsidy-free market, flexibility plays a crucial part in balancing grid and maintaining security of supply.
Energy union GMB has slammed an interview given by new National Grid executive director Nicola Shaw in which she lauded the potential of a smart energy revolution in the UK as “fanciful nonsense”.
Chris Bowman, account manager at Aspectus, explains why the narrative must change around demand side response if it is to truly take off in the UK.
Energy efficiency could offset the need for Hinkley Point C by 40% while demand side response (DSR) could make the project unnecessary altogether according to a new report published today.
Open Energi is set to gain 8MW of demand side response (DSR) flexibility after partnering with control systems manufacturer Prefect Controls to roll out its technology to universities around the UK.