A further 222MW of flexibility takes WPD over its target, but it wants...

Western Power Distribution (WPD) has awarded a further 222MWs of flexibility as it concluded its sixth round of flexibility procurement. To date, WPD has sought...

Long-duration alternative to Lithium batteries

The California Energy Commission has selected four energy storage projects incorporating vanadium flow batteries (VFBs) from UK-based Invinity Energy Systems for funding as part...

Four DNOs collaborate to streamline flexibility across networks

Four UK distribution network operators have joined together for the first time to provide flexibility providers with a direct path to participate in flexibility...

Need for speed: National Grid launches Dynamic Containment service

National Grid ESO will launch a new service to help balance the power grid this week. Dynamic Containment is designed to bring frequency back to...

Intergen seeks generation licence for giant 700MWh battery storage scheme

Intergen has applied for a generation licence at Spalding Energy Park, where it has planning permission for a battery storage system of up to...

Limejump to trade flex from 46MW subsidy-free wind farm in BM and CM

Shell-owned virtual power plant operator Limejump has landed a deal to trade power from the 46MW Crossdykes wind farm in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. The...

Inertia booster: Welsh Power and Quinbrook start work on flywheel flex project

Welsh Power and Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners have broken ground on a new project to help keep the GB power system stable. Awarded one of five...

Tesla enters UK flex market as National Grid upgrades balancing mechanism tech

Tesla became the first party to trade flexible power in the balancing mechanism (BM) using National Grid's new control room API. The electric carmaker, equipped...

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...