Wouter Kimman, data scientist at Open Energi, takes a look back at the breakthrough technology and renewable energy records that typified 2017 and explores why they underpin a greater need for flexibility within the UK's grid.
Recent research carried out by Centrica found that more than four in five UK businesses had experienced at least one power failure in the past year, opening up the potential for serious consequences on productivity. Clean Energy News spoke to Tim Wynn-Jones, head of distributed energy sales in the UK for Centrica, to understand why UK businesses need an energy resilience strategy moving forward.
A number of prominent advocates of smarter, low carbon energy have been recognised in the 2018 New Year’s honours list.
Manchester-based Upside Energy has completed a Series A investment round, co-led by Legal & General’s principal investment arm.
As 2017 draws to a close, Clean Energy News looks back on what has been a considerably interesting year for the energy transition. In the first of a series of articles running this week, we recap the best stories of 2017, beginning today with January through March.
The government appears set to re-evaluate its smart meter rollout plans after the Smart Meters Bill committee met to discuss the bill last week.
Shell has agreed a plan with IONITY to allocate high powered electric vehicle chargers across 10 European countries starting with 80 of its biggest highway stations.
The government’s new industrial strategy has made local smart energy systems one of its priority areas of development.
Open Energi has launched its new Dynamic Demand 2.0 platform, capable of helping businesses shift demand by connecting an increased array of on-site equipment.
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 market stakeholders have united to form a new alliance on smart power that has received ringing, cross-party endorsement from government.
Water utility Severn Trent has set its sights on developing around 20MW of demand flexibility by 2020, enlisting flexibility provider Open Energi to help with the process.
The controversial roll-out of smart meters for consumers has the potential to be the “next universal credit” if it is poorly managed, Labour MP Caroline Flint has warned.
With the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now just a matter of weeks away, we take a closer look at the Energy Efficiency and Corporate Social Responsibility Programme shortlist.
Enel has said it wants to bring forward an “unparalleled suite” of energy services after yesterday completing its purchase of US-based Enernoc.
Our local authority expert Stephen Cirell follows on from news that Sadiq Khan might be rowing back on his Energy for Londoners vision, and suggests an alternative direction of travel for the capital’s mayor.
The Energy Networks Association has rebuked British Gas after it blamed spiralling energy network costs on a 12.5% price increase for electricity customers.
British Gas owner Centrica has revealed it aims to release a new suite of online tools for consumers as it makes full use of its decentralised energy and power division.
Demand aggregator Kiwi Power has launched its third-generation Internet-of-Things (IoT) hardware platform, the Fruit, with new features to improve system integration and control greater numbers of assets.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the energy regulator Ofgem have today released plans for a major upgrade of the UK’s energy system.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has confirmed that its planned exemption for energy intensive industries (EII) has been pushed back until 1 January 2018 at the earliest.
A new report issued by the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has said failures within the Capacity Market mechanism are undermining the UK’s efforts to decarbonise its power sector.
Sainsbury’s has pledged to adopt LED lighting across all of its UK stores in a move expected to cut lighting energy consumption by almost two thirds, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 3.4% annually.
The European Union has come under fire over what has been labelled a “weak outcome” after energy ministers rubber stamped new EU energy efficiency directives.
The UK energy efficiency market is currently buoyed by growing order books and increasing customer satisfaction.
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.
The Carlsberg Group has pledged to eliminate all carbon emissions from its breweries by 2030, taking the immediate step of transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2022.
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.