Ofgem’s head of networks has reiterated the regulator’s warning to operator companies that they should expect tougher price controls after pointing to “double digit returns” deemed too high within current market conditions.
Government policy and regulation offer the biggest barriers to the deployment of battery energy storage in the UK according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Energy Storage, which claims 12GW of batteries could be deployed by 2021 under the right circumstances.
Great Britain’s electricity networks will collaborate on new markets for flexibility services to rival the need for traditional upgrade investments, developing a national smart grid which could deliver £17 billion back to the economy by 2050.
Good Energy has unveiled Origami Energy as its technology partner working on the company’s new battery storage solution, which last week signed up its first commercial customer in the Eden Project.
Projects supporting markets for flexibility have been endorsed by Ofgem within the regulator’s Network Innovation Competition (NIC).
Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil’s Batwind project in Scotland, combining wind turbines with energy storage, will have a battery system installed by system integrator Younicos.
Swindon Borough Council’s sustainable energy company has submitted plans for a 50MW energy storage battery in the latest energy project to be planned by the local authority subsidiary.
Northern Powergrid is to plough £1.9 million into the creation of a smart energy grid across its network, allowing its eight million customers to trade power and services using their home solar, battery systems and electric vehicles.
The government’s new industrial strategy has made local smart energy systems one of its priority areas of development.
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has implored energy sector stakeholders to engage and collaborate with network companies in order to boost innovation.
Centrica has pitched its future vision of the UK’s business energy market, suggesting that greater distributed power could save the economy billions, create thousands of jobs and help boost productivity.
Electric vehicles could provide as much as 11GW of grid flexibility by 2030, according to new analysis by Open Energi.
Earlier today chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Budget which, amongst a raft of other measures, pledged new funding to drive electric vehicle growth but dealt what some have labelled a “catastrophic blow” to new renewable deployment in the UK. Here is how the green economy has responded.
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has this morning unveiled its draft innovation strategy, detailing how its members could deliver billions of pounds in benefits to the UK energy system.
The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has confirmed that UK energy infrastructure has been the target of Russian hackers this year.
Electricity North West has said consumers could be saved around £300 million over the next 25 years simply by lowering their electricity supply with voltage controllers without anyone noticing a difference in their power supply.
The aptly-named Development House in the heart of London’s tech city of Old Street hosts Open Utility, a firm intent on disrupting, but also collaborating with, UK electricity’s established names. Clean Energy News sat down with CEO and co-founder James Johnson to discuss the company's global rise and what areas it has in its sights going forward.
Ofgem has thrown out a request by SSE to modify industry rules which would have resulted in generators receive a £120 million rebate funded by consumers.
Eelpower has commissioned a 10MWh battery storage project, backed with both frequency response and capacity market contracts, in the first of a new pipeline of projects being planned by the company over the next decade.
UK Power Networks has revealed that its customers have benefitted from around £70 million worth of savings since 2015 through the use of flexible, distributed generation.
Centrica has revealed plans to build a single 100MW battery energy storage system in Ireland for delivery by 2022 to take advantage of capacity market and grid services opportunities currently under development.
What is thought to be the largest operating containerised vanadium redox flow machine system in the UK has been connected to the grid by redT energy, with the 1MWh project becoming the first to sign up to a local energy market being set up by Centrica.
Innogy is doubling down on its vision for growth in decentralised generation and new grid infrastructure as it prepares to “rigorously implement” its new strategy.
National Grid’s UK power transmission profits slid more than 20% in the first half of its 2017/18 financial year, with the system operator (SO) continuing to prepare for its changing role in the power market.
Centrica has boosted its presence within the global energy market with the acquisition of Restore, the demand response aggregator manging 1.7GW of peak load from industrial and commercial customers across European countries and the US.
Ofgem has revealed how it could overhaul current network access arrangements and charges in a bid to address perceived system imbalances and save consumers significant sums.
Siemens has continued to bolster its UK presence with a new partnership with Grid Battery Storage Limited (GBSL) which will see a 22MW portfolio of four projects built and an ‘energy storage as a service’ offering launched.
Vattenfall has been granted an independent distribution network operators (IDNO) licence by Ofgem, allowing the Swedish company to move into the UK’s network operations market.
National Grid has confirmed an overhaul of the grid balancing markets it operates, pledging to “rationalise” products such as frequency response and operating reserve.
After much anticipation, the Clean Growth Strategy (CGS) is finally out and has been swiftly followed by the Helm Review. Steve Mack, head of investments at Low Carbon, looks at how the two publications fit into the bigger picture of UK energy policy and what to look out for in the future from the upcoming Budget and the Industrial Strategy White Paper.