The controversial roll-out of smart meters for consumers has the potential to be the “next universal credit” if it is poorly managed, Labour MP Caroline Flint has warned.
Energy network companies have unveiled plans to join forces and develop joint network innovation strategies across gas and electricity, with the latter seeking to create new opportunities in battery storage, renewable generation and other developing technologies.
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).
Siemens has helped start a smart grid pilot project in Rotterdam that will connect 20,000 homes with renewables and storage facilities.
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to financially support cutting-edge grid and storage technologies as part of a comprehensive clean energy plan in its manifesto.
Distribution network operator and energy firm Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) has revealed how it is preparing for a new, more flexible energy system in the UK.
Cumbria’s Westlakes Science & Technology Park has launched a tender to develop a smart microgrid at the site which would see it become independent from the national grid.
The Green Party has pledged to create an “energy system fit for the 21st century” in its energy and the environment manifesto.
A number of demonstrator projects of smart grid and storage technologies have been awarded funding under Scotland’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).
Nearly two-thirds of UK businesses are significantly concerned by energy utilities’ approach to data security and would switch if they fell victim to a cyber attack, PricewaterhouseCoopers research has found.
A pioneering smart grid project in Scotland which connects local residents to a renewables powered marketplace has begun its second phase after a successful first year.
The proposed smart grid-focused joint venture between Siemens and German energy company Allgäuer Überlandwerk (AUW) can now go ahead after receiving European Commission approval.
Any investment in the UK’s infrastructure must take into account climate change preparedness and focus on low carbon generation, including smart grids and electric vehicles.
Liam Stoker looks at Saturday's solar-powered event, what it means for the UK's energy market and why it's time the government caught up.
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.
Renewables and distributed generation the ‘new power reality’ for utilities
Siemens has signed a new joint venture agreement with German decentralised power expert Allgäuer Überlandwerk (AUW) to expand on its existing smart grid business.
Centrica has begun its recruitment drive for businesses and homes wishing to participate in its local energy market trial in Cornwall.
Energy supplier OVO has opened its chequebook to make its maiden acquisition, paying an undisclosed amount for smart grid developer VCharge.