All electric vehicle (EV) charge points sold in the UK will have to be ‘smart’ and able to interact with the grid to help manage the increased demand for electricity expected to arrive alongside higher take-up.
British Gas has partnered with Landis+Gyr to install the very first SMETS2-certified smart meter, heralding a new era for smart, domestic energy.
Regulators will need to evolve and adapt new approaches if they are to best protect consumers as the power market continues to pivot, a new report has warned.
Large incumbents such as the ‘Big Six’ utilities have a dominant and undue influence over UK energy policy, potentially holding back a clean power transition, a new report has claimed.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) could be about to relax its SMETS1 smart meter cut-off point for energy suppliers.
Anesco is investigating how it could adopt flow batteries into future projects instead of lithium as a response to growing uncertainty around the future of storage de-rating in the capacity market.
Bird & Bird’s Simon Shooter takes a look at the Network and Information Systems Directive, what it entails relating to the energy sector and cyber security, and what energy companies must be aware of before its implementation in May 2018.
The government has placed power and smart systems innovation at the heart of its long-delayed Clean Growth Strategy (CGS), despite offering little more than current funding initiatives for storage, electric vehicle charging and network development.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has welcomed the publication of the Clean Growth Strategy (CGS), but issued a broadside at government plans to use “flexibilities” to meet targets.
The government has confirmed a further £557 million for renewables auctions ahead of tomorrow’s Clean Growth Strategy launch.
Nick Winser, the new president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has lauded the role of consumers as ‘change-makers’ in a future, decentralised power market.
The latest issue of EY’s Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) was released earlier today, offering the Big Four consultancy’s latest views on the international energy market. Bringing together experts from within EY and externally around the world, here are the main takeaways from RECAI 50: The retail energy revolution.
UK system operator National Grid and Reactive Technologies have claimed to have continuously measured and monitored grid stability for the first time.
Global energy giants E.On and Enel have combined to trade power via a new blockchain-powered marketplace for the first time.
Ofgem has said it will provide “regulatory certainty” for storage projects after setting out its plans for amendments to the electricity generation licence to make it fit for electricity storage to take effect as early as the first half of 2018.
UK renewables provided nearly one-third of total electricity generation in Q2, setting a new record.
With just one day to go until the doors of Birmingham’s NEC open for Solar & Storage Live, Clean Energy News spoke to David Hill, commercial director at Open Energi, before he takes to the stage to discuss the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the UK energy system.
Next week Conservative party members congregate for their annual political conference. Most media coverage and political conversation in Manchester will be dominated by the party’s current political trilemma of Johnson, May, Brexit. Blogging for Clean Energy News, The Whitehouse Consultancy's Paul Thompson looks at where the Clean Growth Plan might sit in that agenda, and what we might see when it's finally unveiled.
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has launched the first consultation on its ‘Electricity Network Innovation Strategy’ in an effort to identify the challenges posed by the changing UK energy system and how to tackle them.
UK-based peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading platform Piclo has further expanded its global presence after being selected for a trial by Dutch utility Essent, less than 18 month after its first trial was completed alongside Good Energy in the UK.
Global energy technology giant ABB has acquired GE’s Industrial Solutions arm in a multi-billion-dollar deal designed to strengthen its grip on the worldwide electrification market.
German clean energy major innogy has unveiled a new strategy as it aims to take lead of the clean energy transition by 2025.
Drax Group has announced that its chief executive Dorothy Thompson is to retire at the end of this year, calling curtains on a 12-year stint in the hot seat.
Data from local electricity networks is to be opened up for the first time in a new project designed to monitor substation performance and electricity demand through the use of new apps.
With just two weeks to go until the Solar Power Portal Awards, Clean Energy News publisher Solar Media is giving away two tickets to the gala dinner and ceremony taking place in Birmingham on Wednesday 4 October.
Utilities cannot power the clean energy transition alone and must be open to partnering with other sectors, particularly the automotive and IT industries, if they are to evolve.
Drax Power has hit back at a report which questioned the economic case for biomass, insisting the technology was the “only reliable, flexible” renewable that can be deployed at scale in the UK.
The government and energy industry must commit to greater collaboration if the UK is to capitalise on the benefits of increasing numbers of electric vehicles, according to a new report from the energy sector’s trade body.
Pasquale Romano, president and chief executive officer of ChargePoint, explains how the company's recent survey has shown an appetite for the benefits of e-mobility, and how the technology can help shape the UK's low carbon future.
The UK’s energy network companies have called on Ofgem to put the good of consumers at the heart of its future price control plans, but have warned the regulator not to impose prescriptive measures on their revenues.