Fire at Ørsted’s 20MW Carnegie Road battery storage site

Firefighters last night had to extinguish a blaze at Ørsted's 20MW battery storage scheme at Carnegie Road, Liverpool. The Danish firm commissioned the site, it's...

Power prices soar as National Grid issues capacity market notice

Within day power prices today soared above £300 per megawatt hour within minutes of National Grid issuing a Capacity Market Notice. At around 1pm, the...

AMP to build 175MW of gas engines after signing 15-year Statkraft deal

Statkraft has signed a 15-year deal to optimise 175MW of flexible gas engines for AMP Clean Energy. The arrangement will enable AMP to finance the...

Alpiq sells Flexitricity for £15m

Swiss utility Alpiq has sold aggregator Flexitricity to Reserve Power Holdings in a share sale agreement worth around £15m. The Edinburgh-based firm, one of the...

Scottish Power tenders for 900MW of flexibility

Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) has launched its biggest ever call for flexibility services at 40 locations across the UK. The 900MW call sends...

Flow storage as a service: EDF’s Pivot Power inks 10-year vanadium electrolyte rental

EDF-owned Pivot Power has signed a 10-year rental agreement for the flow storage component of the Oxford Superhub, a major smart cities project delivering...

Social Energy lands week-ahead FFR contract via domestic batteries

Social Energy has won a contact to provide firm frequency response (FFR) to National Grid ESO via its weekly auction using entirely domestic batteries. The...

Thurrock Power: RWE throws spanner in works for UK’s biggest hybrid battery plant

RWE has taken issue with Statera’s plans for a 750MW hybrid flexible power plant at Thurrock, adjacent to its former Tilbury power station. The firm...

Gresham House eyes dynamic containment, availability payments to make battery storage “mainstream”

Gresham House Energy Storage thinks new services being brought to market by National Grid could enable battery storage to go mainstream. The fund now has...

SSE enters DSR market, woos I&C businesses and local authorities

SSE Enterprise is stepping up its push to bring industrial and commercial firms into flexibility markets and ancillary services with the formal launch of...

National Grid aims to replace Sizewell footroom with small generators

When its multimillion pound contract with EDF comes to an end, National Grid ESO aims to work with smaller generators, including wind and solar...

Summer balancing costs £718m and counting, Ofgem mulls what to do

The UK has incurred record power system balancing costs this summer as a result of Covid lockdowns and subsequent demand destruction. Ofgem is now preparing...

A year since the last blackout, National Grid tells small generators to act

A year since the UK’s last major blackout, National Grid ESO is urging small generators to complete work so that they are less prone...

South Somerset council now live with 30MW of battery storage

The final 5MW of battery storage at South Somerset District Council’s (SSDC) Fideoak Mill site in Taunton is now live, taking it to 30MW. The...

Future Energy Scenarios: National Grid models big increases in DSR and its value

National Grid modelling suggests the volume of 'pure' demand-side response could double within two to three years as the value of flexibility sharply increases. The...

Suffolk Council combines second-life battery system with solar and EV chargers

Suffolk County Council is adding second-life EV batteries to a low carbon energy system at the University of Suffolk’s Ipswich campus. A new facility called...

Bigger batteries: Government lifts planning cap

Government has confirmed that batteries are exempt from the national planning regime. To date, developers have capped schemes at 49.9MW to avoid going through the...

WPD seeks another 45MW of flex, plus demand turn up

Western Power Distribution is seeking a further 44.55MW of flex and needs providers in five new locations. In one location, at Hawton, Nottinghamshire, the DNO...

Gresham House Energy Storage launches ‘grid bonds’ to buy more batteries

Gresham House Energy Storage Fund is aiming to raise an initial £15m to buy more grid scale battery storage. The fund has an operational storage...

Statkraft and GE team up on inertia tech to keep grid stable

Statkraft has inked a contract with GE that will enable it to help keep the grid stable by providing inertia via a large spinning...