Wouter Kimman, data scientist at Open Energi, takes a look back at the breakthrough technology and renewable energy records that typified 2017 and explores why they underpin a greater need for flexibility within the UK's grid.
A significant number of battery storage assets representing multiple gigawatts of capacity have cleared the first hurdle towards competing in forthcoming Capacity Market auctions.
Projects supporting markets for flexibility have been endorsed by Ofgem within the regulator’s Network Innovation Competition (NIC).
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, the networks arm of SSE, has outlined the principles of its transition to a Distribution Systems Operator (DSO) as it aims to get to grips with the “almost unrecognisable” emerging energy market.
Electric vehicles could provide as much as 11GW of grid flexibility by 2030, according to new analysis by Open Energi.
Energy tech start-up Open Utility has landed more than £400,000 of government funding to help develop an online marketplace for local flexibility trading.
UK Power Networks recently unveiled details of its upcoming flexibility services tender, the first of its kind in the UK to be launched on a regional level. Sotiris Georgiopoulos, head of smart grid development at UKPN, explains what has prompted the tender and how it will work for participants.
The Energy Networks Association has launched a new consultation seeking views on modernising flexibility markets which it says are “no longer fit for purpose”.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) will seek over 34MW of flexibility services across its network to be available in January 2018 in the first open tender of its type to be held by a distribution network operator (DNO).
Enel has said it wants to bring forward an “unparalleled suite” of energy services after yesterday completing its purchase of US-based Enernoc.