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Government policy standing in the way of 12GW of battery storage say MPs

Government policy standing in the way of 12GW of battery storage say MPs

8 Dec 2017, 11:17

Government policy and regulation offer the biggest barriers to the deployment of battery energy storage in the UK according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Energy Storage, which claims 12GW of batteries could be deployed by 2021 under the right circumstances.

Budget 2017: The clean energy sector responds

Budget 2017: The clean energy sector responds

22 Nov 2017, 16:20

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.

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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.

RedT connects 1MWh flow machine to Centrica’s local energy market

RedT connects 1MWh flow machine to Centrica’s local energy market

13 Nov 2017, 10:39

What is thought to be the largest operating containerised vanadium redox flow machine system in the UK has been connected to the grid by redT energy, with the 1MWh project becoming the first to sign up to a local energy market being set up by Centrica.

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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.

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.

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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.