Energy systems and networks have recently been the subject of various cyber threats, according to numerous reports in the British media.
The demands of the Paris climate change agreement can only be met if greater levels of digitalisation are implemented to transition the global energy sector into one fuelled by renewables, according to asset management service provider Kaiserwetter.
An alliance of smart technology providers have joined together in an effort to accelerate the clean energy transition through digitalisation and make cities ‘smart’ through control of distributed energy resources.
UK investor Foresight Group has sought to tempt investors into its new fund which is aiming to finance the UK’s roll out of smart meters.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) has today unveiled its own transitional plan to become a distribution system operator (DSO) amidst “radical changes” to the UK’s power market.
Whole system thinking and the wider adoption of smart technology to increase visibility will be needed if National Grid is to adapt to the challenges of rocketing increases in distribution level generation.
Ofgem prepares networks for tougher price controls as critics slam billions of ‘unjustified’ profits
Ofgem has said network operators should prepare for tougher price controls in the future just as a consumer watchdog lamented billions of pounds of profits it said were unjustified.
Dale Vince has said his company’s interest in obtaining seats on the board of rival Good Energy is down in part to ‘unjustifiable’ contracts exchanged between the supplier’s chief executive Juliet Davenport and her husband.
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.
Two distribution network operators (DNOs) have applied to Ofgem for approval to invest £79 million in funding between them to boost their active management capabilities and counteract the challenges of increasing volumes of low-carbon technologies.
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.
An EDF-led consortium is aiming to trial a local, peer-to-peer (P2P) power trading platform enabled by blockchain as one of a number of projects Ofgem is currently discussing in the context of its Regulatory Sandbox project.
Power giant and ‘Big Six’ utility E.On has powered up a new energy trading division in several European markets which it says will leverage the company’s renewable generation.
A new report issued by the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has said failures within the Capacity Market mechanism are undermining the UK’s efforts to decarbonise its power sector.
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.
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has unveiled how it intends to transition to a Distribution System Operator (DSO), and spend £125 million on doing so.
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.
The government has a ‘key role’ to play in the power sector’s rapid transformation, the second phase of a crucial study has concluded.
The UK power market’s transition to a more decentralised, decarbonised and digitalised grid is happening faster than regulation can keep up, Ofgem’s Andrew Wright has said.
Solar is set to play a prominent role in future energy systems, according to the chief executive of French power company Engie.
The UK energy efficiency market is currently buoyed by growing order books and increasing customer satisfaction.
Adoption of ultra-low emissions (ULEV) and electric vehicles accelerated dramatically in the UK in the year ended 31 March 2017, sending registrations above the 100,000 mark for the first time.
Intelligent use of vehicle to grid (V2G) technology can improve the battery life of electric vehicles according to a new study from the University of Warwick, potentially disproving a key criticism levelled at the technology.
National Grid has published a new consultation on its system needs and product strategy which paves the way for a number of new services tenders to be made available from next year.
The UK’s solar industry installed nearly 640MW of solar throughout Q1 2017, edging the technology’s UK-based capacity nearer 13GW.
The UK grid’s carbon intensity dipped to within what is required by the fifth carbon budget yesterday as low carbon sources surged to 80% of demand.
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).
Renewable energy utility Good Energy has partnered with telecoms provider BT in a bid to grow its domestic customer base.
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.