Power provider and network operator SSE has defended the RIIO framework just as Ofgem said operators should prepare themselves for tougher price controls.
UK power producer Drax has laid out its intention to repurpose its coal plants after increased depreciation of those assets caused the firm to incur a H1 loss.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) has today unveiled its own transitional plan to become a distribution system operator (DSO) amidst “radical changes” to the UK’s power market.
Whole system thinking and the wider adoption of smart technology to increase visibility will be needed if National Grid is to adapt to the challenges of rocketing increases in distribution level generation.
A hundred companies have now pledged to adopt 100% renewable electricity under The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative, marking a significant milestone for the scheme which three years ago had just 13 founding member companies.
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water has signed a five-year deal with DONG Energy to guarantee the energy it buys from the grid will come from renewable energy sources, as it announces plans to increase its own generation capabilities to supply 30% of its energy needs by 2019.
Levels of decarbonised, decentralised generation needed to meet the UK’s Paris Climate Change agreement would require “significant” changes in regulation to facilitate, SSE has warned.
An EDF-led consortium is aiming to trial a local, peer-to-peer (P2P) power trading platform enabled by blockchain as one of a number of projects Ofgem is currently discussing in the context of its Regulatory Sandbox project.
Our local authority expert Stephen Cirell and APSE Energy’s Phil Brennan take a deep dive on the Merton Rule and its use in furthering the renewables cause.
A new microgrid project to be delivered by ABB at the University of Chester will use a range of distributed energy resources to prove such projects can connect or disconnect from a main grid connection and operate in an islanded mode without incident.
UK Power Networks is collaborating on a smart grid project with National Grid which it says will mark a “significant step” towards it becoming a Distribution Systems Operator (DSO).
The National Audit Office has rounded on the government’s decision to pursue the £18 billion+ Hinkley Point C project, describing it as “high cost and risky”.
Solar is set to play a prominent role in future energy systems, according to the chief executive of French power company Engie.
UK power giant Centrica has disposed of the last of its combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations in the UK to focus primarily on decentralised generation assets.
Swedish state-owned energy giant Vattenfall has set its sights firmly on the so-called Big Six’s market share with the purchase of its own consumer supplier.
Robyn Lucas, data scientist at Open Energi, discusses the company’s collaboration with energy suppliers and their customers to help make the most of the flexibility in their energy consumption. Using smart demand flexibility to sustainably balance the system, we can mitigate the risk of volatile prices and help reduce rising system charges.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he wants the capital to lead the way in smart and clean technologies, and has unveiled a new incubator fund to help achieve that goal.
Oil major BP has said that energy markets across the globe are witnessing a significant transition, powered by renewables at the expense of coal.
The UK’s solar industry installed nearly 640MW of solar throughout Q1 2017, edging the technology’s UK-based capacity nearer 13GW.
The UK grid’s carbon intensity dipped to within what is required by the fifth carbon budget yesterday as low carbon sources surged to 80% of demand.
A five-year smart grid project to integrate renewables onto Shetland’s local energy system using large scale storage and new forms of network management has been hailed a success by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN).
Last week’s surprise general election result of a hung parliament has led to increasing concern within the renewables industry that the government’s eagerly anticipated Clean Growth Plan (CGP) could be delayed even further.
Renewable energy utility Good Energy has partnered with telecoms provider BT in a bid to grow its domestic customer base.
A renewables ‘revolution’ has continued to build pace in Scotland according to WWF Scotland after data covering May showed that generation from solar and wind assets provided a significant proportion of energy.
Some of the UK’s largest development and environment groups have urged the country’s next prime minister to slam Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
Energy giant EDF has set its sights on catering for the UK’s commercial energy services market by acquiring electrical engineering firm Imtech.
European solar trade association SolarPower Europe has launched a series of commitments on digitalisation, a process which it said would aid Europe’s transition to a more digitalised energy system.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has followed the Conservative and Labour Party manifestos with a pledge to cap energy prices in its bid to win seats in next week’s general election.
Dong Energy has agreed to dispose of its oil and gas assets as it aims to complete a transition towards an entirely renewables future.
National Grid has insisted it can cope with increasing amounts of solar in the UK’s energy mix as the technology set a new generation record last week.