RWE Generation is investigating the construction of a 100MW battery at its Tilbury power station as part of plans to convert the former coal-fired plant to a gas peaking plant.
Britain has set a new coal-free record after going over two days without generating from the fossil fuel, with a new record possible this week as low carbon generation took hold over the weekend.
The ‘go-live’ date of Ireland’s integrated electricity market is to be delayed until October following concerns that the central and market IT systems needed to successfully operate the new system would not be in place.
OVO Energy has launched a suite of “revolutionary” products under its proprietary digital intelligence platform, including what has been called the world’s first widely available domestic vehicle to grid (V2G) charger.
Ofgem is to consider Scottish Power’s proposal to create demand side response (DSR) technology classes intended to apply new de-rating factors to energy storage used as part of DSR bids into the Capacity Market in 2019.
Verv has completed the UK’s first energy trade using blockchain technology as part of regulator Ofgem’s Sandbox initiative to test innovative services and business models not possible under current regulation.
BP has pledged to follow an energy transition strategy “resilient to a broad range” of scenarios, refusing to bow to pressure against its gas activity and holding up its acquisition of a stake in a solar developer as evidence of its low carbon activity.
Electron has promoted Paul Massara to the position of chief executive as the blockchain tech company prepares to grow in both the UK and internationally with new investment.
Newcastle University is to be home to what could be the UK’s first public 175kW electric vehicle chargers under a new project with Dutch charging firm Fastned, which has won a tender from the North East Combined Authority (NECA) and the university.
BayWa r.e. has launched a new energy technologies division for the venture capital market, looking to fund the early development of startups working on new digital solutions, storage and e-mobility.
The government is preparing to procure the services of a private fund manager to raise £200 million in support of its electric vehicle charging infrastructure fund announced as part of November’s Budget.
Scottish Power has come under scrutiny from the demand side response (DSR) sector after proposing to Ofgem that de-rating factors applied to large scale battery storage should be extended to those used to provide DSR in the Capacity Market.
National Grid's electric vehicle lead recently voiced support for moving the 2040 ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles to 2030, leading trade union GMB to cry foul and accuse the system operator of scheming after bill payers cash. David Pratt breaks down the discussion and asks if GMB's reaction is really justified.
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has set out its strategy for how innovation can be used to future proof the UK’s electricity networks in the wake of rapidly emerging trends in the country’s energy system.
Storage developers eyeing opportunities in Ireland’s DS3 programme will be able to bid for six-year contracts providing frequency response and reserve services in September when transmission system operator EirGrid will launch a new procurement process.
National Grid would actively support bringing forward the UK’s ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 by a decade, with a senior representative telling MPs it would offer "a more ambitious target".
EDF has set its sights on becoming a European leader in energy storage after announcing plans to invest €8 billion (~£7 billion) in deploying 10GW of new projects by 2035.
Ofgem’s price controls are proving a barrier to the ‘targeted intervention’ needed to deploy a national network of ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers and solve range anxiety, according to National Grid’s project lead on EVs.
Northern Powergrid (NPg) has called on the energy sector to collaborate to decide the future of network-scale energy storage after differences in the role of network owned and operated batteries emerged between differing distribution network operators (DNOs).
Pod Point has completed the installation of 67 electric vehicle charge points at the head office of contracting firm Skanska UK, making it the home of what is now thought to be the largest single site installation of EV chargers in the country.
London’s councils are expecting to install over 2,600 charging points across the capital in the next financial year following a call by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and London cab drivers to install more chargers throughout the city.
The UK’s largest single site install of electric vehicle chargers has been completed at one of two properties owned by a cargo firm in a further sign that fleet electrification is set to dominate EV deployment.
Scottish Power has submitted a proposal to extend recently introduced battery de-rating factors in the Capacity Market to storage included in demand side response bids in what has been described as the latest attack on the battery market.
There is no guarantee that the Green Investment Bank (GIB) will ever live up to its original ambitions after a privatisation process that undersold it for the British taxpayer and the bank’s green intentions.
Flexitricity has successfully secured gas and electricity supply licences from Ofgem, giving the demand response aggregator the green light to enter the balancing mechanism.
Yesterday marked International Women's Day, an occasion the UK power sector marked with a special event featuring female speakers only. David Pratt was in attendance to learn what the future holds in store, both for the power sector and gender equality within it.
‘Flexibilities’ in meeting the UK’s fourth and fifth carbon budgets remain “on the table” despite hefty criticism from the government’s climate change watchdog.
Pod Point has become one of the first to launch a 150kW ready rapid charger in anticipation of a new wave of electric vehicles to have larger batteries and a need for faster charging, while dutch company Fastned has gone further with a 350kW charger.
Northern Powergrid has launched a six-stage plan to reduce losses and carbon emissions across its network, utilising smart meter data to enhance its knowledge of the 3.9 million homes and businesses it serves.
Octopus Energy has taken the plunge and is now offering customers cash in exchange for taking excess electricity off the grid at times of negative pricing in an extension of its ‘transparent’ tracker tariff released last year.