Behind the meter (BTM) storage in the UK’s commercial and industrial (C&I) sector could offer a 10GW market for battery energy storage under the right regulation and business models incorporating increased energy arbitrage.
Rapid DC charging provider Instavolt is to deploy units at half of Cornwall Garage Group’s forecourts after it was selected due to its business model allowing the petrol station operator to avoid the cost of installation.
Over 9,000MWh of battery energy storage could be deployed in Britain over the next five years as the sector enjoys a trend towards “explosive growth” driven largely by the country's clean energy transition, a market analyst has said.
National Grid has outlined the key activities it will deliver over the next year as it prepares to launch the new independent Electricity System Operator (ESO) on 1 April 2019.
The UK is at risk of letting the “major industrial shift” posed by the take-up of electric vehicles pass it by as Brexit negotiations draw the government’s focus, according to the chair of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on electric and autonomous vehicles.
2018 will prove to be a critical year for the development of the UK’s future smart grid system, according to the Energy Networks Association’s (ENA) head of innovation and development, who has given Clean Energy News more detail on the upcoming work under the Open Networks initiative.
Jeremy Corbyn has claimed grid operators have failed to connect renewables to the grid while overcharging their customers, branding them “even worse” than energy suppliers that “jack up prices”.
Government must “take the brakes off” the progress of energy storage by implementing the right policy framework without delay, according to MPs from across the political spectrum.
Prominent politicians from across the political spectrum have warned against the UK’s departure from the Internal Energy Market (IEM) as part of Brexit, despite the country’s exit from the single market taking automatic continuation “off the table”.
Just 50 ultra-rapid charger locations placed strategically across the country would be enough to ‘fix’ range anxiety and could be delivered for as little as £0.60 a car per year, according to National Grid’s electric vehicles lead.
A new grants scheme has been launched in Ireland to increase uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country’s taxi, limousine and hackney fleet in an effort to decarbonise the country’s transport sector.
The Open Networks project from the Energy Networks Association (ENA) is calling for views on its 2018 workplan through the issuing of a consultation, which sets out the ‘significantly larger’ body of work set for the current year.
Electricity consumption rose in every European country apart from the UK, which also contributed the highest growth in renewables in the past three years alongside Germany, according to new analysis of the European power sector.
Instavolt is to increase its stock of rapid chargers three fold after agreeing to acquire 400 additional units from ChargePoint in the latest European deal to be secured by the US electric vehicle charging giant.
Almost £30 million has been awarded to over 20 vehicle to grid (V2G) projects, uniting vehicle manufacturers, aggregators, infrastructure operators, energy suppliers and academia across the UK in the first major investment in the technology from government.
The Clean Growth Strategy (CGS) should take a more ‘whole system approach’ to fully harness the potential for economic decarbonisation offered by energy networks, according to the Energy Networks Association (ENA).
Four projects have been awarded £42 million of government money between them to conduct research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the growth of electric vehicles.
Electricity produced by the UK’s wind turbines reached record levels this week after 13.6GW of output was recorded which, combined with high output, sent settlement periods into negative pricing.
Ofgem is to restructure itself around three core divisions in a streamlining exercise intended to initiate a greater focus on protecting consumers.
Chargemaster has laid claim to growing its POLAR network of electric vehicle chargers faster than any other in the country, while Source London is preparing to deploy 1,000 chargers of its own across 20 of the capital's boroughs.
Open Utility’s Piclo trading platform is to be used by distribution network operator (DNO) UK Power Networks (UKPN) to develop and trial an online marketplace for local flexibility.
The vast majority of battery projects set to compete in the upcoming Capacity Market (CM) auctions will face significantly decreased de-rating factors after it emerged that most projects are still set to use either 30 minute or one hour duration batteries.
Matthew Trevaskis, head of electric vehicles and Daniel Brown, external affairs officer, from the Renewable Energy Association look at the progress of policy to bring about the charging infrastructure needed to meet the demands of increasing numbers of electric vehicles in the UK, and what more is still needed.
VLC Energy has become the latest firm to finish its Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) battery projects following the completion of two projects totalling 50MW.
2017 proved to a record year for electric vehicles in the UK, attaining the highest ever annual market share in a year that saw overall new car registrations decline for the first time in six years.
Chargemaster has declined to comment on speculation that it is preparing to float on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) later this year.
A third of drivers believe an electric vehicle won’t be able to handle the amount of miles they travel in their current vehicles, despite averaging just 91 miles each week, according to a new survey.
Shell has agreed to purchase First Utility in a move which will see the petrol giant enter the UK domestic supply market.
With the release of the most recent Capacity Market pre-qualification register, the UK’S utility-scale battery storage pipeline has now reached nearly 8GW. Solar Media market research analyst Lauren Cook takes a deep dive into the projects that made it through pre-qualification, and what these results mean for the projects likely to get built in 2018.
The European Council has agreed a new position on the internal electricity market, placing consumer empowerment, cross-border trading and higher levels of renewables at the heart of the European Union’s efforts to transition to a low carbon economy.