Power provider and network operator SSE has defended the RIIO framework just as Ofgem said operators should prepare themselves for tougher price controls.
Liam Stoker looks at how the UK and Europe could look to follow California and share the wealth of renewable power, if only Brexit didn't look certain to call curtains on the UK's involvement in it.
Energy systems and networks have recently been the subject of various cyber threats, according to numerous reports in the British media.
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.
The European renewables lobby has leapt to the defence of the sector, warning that a withdrawal of priority dispatch for renewables would be counterproductive.
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.
Levels of decarbonised, decentralised generation needed to meet the UK’s Paris Climate Change agreement would require “significant” changes in regulation to facilitate, SSE has warned.
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.
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has unveiled how it intends to transition to a Distribution System Operator (DSO), and spend £125 million on doing so.
UK Power Networks is collaborating on a smart grid project with National Grid which it says will mark a “significant step” towards it becoming a Distribution Systems Operator (DSO).
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.
The UK must remain as closely aligned as possible to the wider European energy market after it exits the European Union, a leading trade association has warned.
Solar is set to play a prominent role in future energy systems, according to the chief executive of French power company Engie.
UK power giant Centrica has disposed of the last of its combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations in the UK to focus primarily on decentralised generation assets.
The renewables and decentralised energy generation industries have slammed Ofgem’s decision to cut embedded benefits, warning that it risks damaging next-generation power flexibility.
Robyn Lucas, data scientist at Open Energi, discusses the company’s collaboration with energy suppliers and their customers to help make the most of the flexibility in their energy consumption. Using smart demand flexibility to sustainably balance the system, we can mitigate the risk of volatile prices and help reduce rising system charges.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he wants the capital to lead the way in smart and clean technologies, and has unveiled a new incubator fund to help achieve that goal.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Liam Stoker takes a look at recent reports of record solar generation in the UK amidst more concerning stories of grid constraints causing the technology to be switched off for long periods of time this summer.
Intelligent, centrally-managed charging systems must be deployed if the UK is to solve what has been billed as the last “real barrier” to EVs in grid constraints.
The global energy transition will not “play by the rules” and will be driven largely by disruptive consumers as they flock towards decentralised generation.
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.
There are now just two weeks left to nominate your projects for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards.
Proposals from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) to remove priority dispatch for existing renewables generators across Europe are irresponsible and potentially damaging to investor confidence, the head of Europe’s solar trade association has said.