Projects supporting markets for flexibility have been endorsed by Ofgem within the regulator’s Network Innovation Competition (NIC).
Ecotricity has nearly doubled its unit cost for electric vehicle owners to charge on its Electric Highway network as part of a wider revamp of its EV offering.
The UK’s first battery development facility has been confirmed by business secretary Greg Clark, who has announced that £80 million of funding will be ploughed into the Midlands project.
Shell has agreed a plan with IONITY to allocate high powered electric vehicle chargers across 10 European countries starting with 80 of its biggest highway stations.
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.
Budget 2017: Government unveils EV funding bonanza, confirms no new low carbon levies
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.
Lamp posts through the streets of Kensington and Chelsea are to be fitted with electric vehicle chargers in a landmark project between the local council, OVO Energy and its technology partner Ubitricity.
Citing significant developments in the fields of decentralised generators, smart meters and big data, Ofgem has launched a consultation which could bring about the end of the conventional ‘supplier hub’ model in the UK.
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.
Southern Rail has begun an upgrade project of its free-to-use electric vehicle (EV) charging point network, installing them at 23 key stations.
Motor Fuel Group has added Ecotricity to the roll-out of electric vehicle chargers at its petrol station forecourts, with a small number already installed, before ChargePoint Services begins its installations next month.
Liam Stoker delves into the launch of Shell Recharge and, crucially, its pricing structure which could prove to be something of a sticking point for the petrol giant's electric dreams.
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.
Shell has bought up Dutch electric vehicle charging provider NewMotion as the company continues to push low carbon transport following news it would roll out chargers at its petrol station forecourts.
The National Infrastructure Commission has placed carbon as one of the three biggest threats posed to the country’s prosperity and quality of life over the coming decades and laid the foundations for a series of new policy proposals in the power sector.
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.
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.
A national electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure plan should be implemented to fill the “big strategic gap” in the UK’s approach to funding the installation of charge points.
OVO Energy has partnered with Nissan with the intention of launching a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) offering for private customers buying the latest Nissan LEAF from January 2018.
The government’s previous efforts to expand the number of publicly available electric vehicle chargers has resulted in a network that is “unattractive to use and is unsuitable for encouraging the next wave of EV customers”.
The Renewable Energy Association has called upon the government to develop a strategic electric vehicle charging infrastructure plan as EV uptake is forecast to boom.
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 UK’s climate change minister Claire Perry has teased a “very broad’ Clean Growth Strategy that could be just days away from being unveiled.
Uber’s new chief executive has said last week’s decision not to renew the company’s license in London is “particularly discouraging” as it will impact efforts to get more electric vehicles on UK roads.