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Inside Open Utility, the disruptors keen to collaborate on the power transition

17 Nov 2017, 10:11 • By Liam Stoker
Inside Open Utility, the disruptors keen to collaborate on the power transition

The aptly-named Development House in the heart of London’s tech city of Old Street hosts Open Utility, a firm intent on disrupting, but also collaborating with, UK electricity’s established names. Clean Energy News sat down with CEO and co-founder James Johnson to discuss the company's global rise and what areas it has in its sights going forward.

Centrica reveals plans to build 100MW battery in Ireland

Centrica reveals plans to build 100MW battery in Ireland

14 Nov 2017, 15:43

Centrica has revealed plans to build a single 100MW battery energy storage system in Ireland for delivery by 2022 to take advantage of capacity market and grid services opportunities currently under development.

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The fall of the Big Six…to the Big Five

9 Nov 2017, 09:05 • By David Pratt
The fall of the Big Six…to the Big Five

Yesterday came the symbolic moment that many in the smaller supplier market had been waiting for as SSE and RWE npower confirmed plans for a merger. However, with issues around competition in the GB supply market and a chequered history of consumer satisfaction, the fall of the Big Six to five may still be a way off.

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After the Clean Growth Strategy, what’s next?

3 Nov 2017, 10:34 • By Steve Mack
After the Clean Growth Strategy, what’s next?

After much anticipation, the Clean Growth Strategy (CGS) is finally out and has been swiftly followed by the Helm Review. Steve Mack, head of investments at Low Carbon, looks at how the two publications fit into the bigger picture of UK energy policy and what to look out for in the future from the upcoming Budget and the Industrial Strategy White Paper.

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100MW large-scale battery energy storage installed, but this is just the beginning

1 Nov 2017, 11:07 • By Lauren Cook
100MW large-scale battery energy storage installed, but this is just the beginning

The UK’s large-scale battery storage installations have reached 100MW of capacity, made up of around 50 individual sites larger than 250kW. However, as Solar Media Market Research analyst Lauren Cook explains, data from the UK Battery Storage Project Database report shows that this is just the beginning, with revenue stream patterns emerging to show how projects are proving to be successful.

Power sector digitalisation offers a ‘huge opportunity’ for solar

Power sector digitalisation offers a ‘huge opportunity’ for solar

26 Oct 2017, 15:57

Digital technologies within the UK power system have and will continue to unlock a whole range of new benefits that can be delivered by solar, as well as cost reductions, increased performance and optimised revenue, according to a new report from trade body SolarPower Europe (SPE).

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Quantifying the UK’s energy storage ‘world of opportunity’

26 Oct 2017, 10:36 • By Andy Colthorpe
Quantifying the UK’s energy storage ‘world of opportunity’

Chris Pritchett, contract lawyer and partner heading up the energy and environment practice at Foot Anstey, recently served as moderator for the “Developers and financiers debate” at the Energy Storage Conference at the Solar & Storage Live 2017 show in Birmingham. In attendance were fund managers and project developers and a robust discussion followed and afterwards, Chris caught up with Andy Colthorpe for an in-depth interview on camera.

Ecotricity to roll-out Electric Highway in London

Ecotricity to roll-out Electric Highway in London

25 Oct 2017, 16:05

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.

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Inside Parc y Cymoedd, Vattenfall’s EFR project and first UK battery

25 Oct 2017, 09:03 • By David Pratt
Inside Parc y Cymoedd, Vattenfall’s EFR project and first UK battery

Last month Vattenfall invited Clean Energy News to visit Parc y Cymoedd, the largest onshore wind farm in Wales and home of the company's first energy storage project in the UK, one of eight in total to have won an Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract last year. As the company explained, after a "very steep, almost vertical learning curve" Vattenfall is ready to take on whatever National Grid comes up with next.

Clean Growth Strategy sets direction for UK power system

Clean Growth Strategy sets direction for UK power system

12 Oct 2017, 17:39

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.

Tesla battery from Kiwi Power to offer 24/7 frequency response

Tesla battery from Kiwi Power to offer 24/7 frequency response

12 Oct 2017, 08:53

Kiwi Power is to finance and develop a battery storage project at a multi-technology renewable energy site in south Wales, where it will provide constant grid services availability to National Grid for two years in a first for the aggregator.