Gresham House spends £20m on Arenko’s 41MW Bloxwich battery

Gresham House Energy Storage Fund has completed the 41MW Bloxwich battery storage facility acquisition from Arenko, taking its operational portfolio to 215MW. Commissioned 12 months...

Open Energi strikes deal with controls firm to unlock 8MW of university demand-side response

Aggregator Open Energi has struck a deal with controls firm Prefect Controls that it says will unlock 8MW of demand-side response capability from water...

UKPN and WPD step up calls for industrial and commercial firms to help balance...

UK Power Networks and Western Power Distribution are stepping up calls for industrial and commercial (I&C) companies with onsite generation and flexible consumption to help...

ADE and Renewable UK urge industrials to take-up DSR, government to level playing field

Industry associations Renewable UK and the ADE have urged industrial firms to step up demand-side response provision in order to cut costs and further...

PeakGen and Zenobe land nine year reactive power contracts

PeakGen and Zenobe have won £8.7m in contracts to provide reactive power, which helps keep voltage stable, in Mersey. National Grid said it had picked...
Lord Adonis to oversee delivery of energy infrastructure

National Infrastructure Commission to focus on energy storage and demand response

The new infrastructure body led by Lord Adonis has made balancing the UK’s power system a national priority. The National Infrastructure Commission will publish three...

Flexing your site’s energy muscle pays off

Sponsored: Smart technology deployed to monitor the energy consumption of industrial buildings and facilities is enabling ScottishPower customers to earn additional revenue. Head of Energy...

Aggregate Industries first to use Open Energi’s new AI demand response platform

Aggregate Industries will be the first company to use Open Energi's new automated demand-side response platform. The aggregator claims it uses artificial intelligence (AI) to...

SSE picks Origami’s tech platform for flex services

SSE will use Origami Energy's platform to deliver flexibility services to industrial and commercial customers. The deal was announced this morning following a competitive tender. SSE...

600MWh: Statera plans UK’s biggest battery at Thurrock

Statera-owned Thurrock Power is planning to build the UK’s largest battery as part of a hybrid 750MW power plant. According to documents lodged with the...

Utilitywise and Dell sign internet of things energy management deal

Utilitywise and Dell have partnered to sell connected energy management solutions into the UK market. The two firms believe they can open up automated...

Why more firms are obtaining electricity supply licences

Consultant Jo Butlin believes a push to obtain electricity supply licences by aggregators, local authorities and renewable generators is set to continue as they try to...

Western Power Distribution to launch flexibility tenders across all networks in 2019

Western Power Distribution will launch flexibility across all of its network areas next year. The distribution network operator (DNO) has updated its distribution system operator...

Demand-side response and battery storage: Give us your views

The Energyst seeks views on demand-side response (DSR) and battery storage. Our survey aims to create a snapshot of how people are providing flexibility,...

Ofgem tells DNOs to get on with 1MW+ asset register and plan for national...

Distribution network operators must compile a database of all assets connected to their networks above 1MW – and make them publicly available after Ofgem...

Supply not demand: Capacity market design risks higher decarbonisation bill

The government’s demand reduction pilot auction has not delivered value for money because the department of energy and climate change (Decc) excluded projects incentivised...

Revenue and complexity limiting demand-side response but price spikes may drive uptake

Many businesses see the demand-response market as too complex and think higher revenues or incentives are required to increase uptake, according to a new...

Siemens and AES launch global energy storage company called ‘Fluence’

Siemens and AES have launched an energy storage business which they claim will be a "game changer" due to their combined financial muscle and...

UK Power Reserve buys 60MW of battery storage from Fluence

Fluence will supply three 20MW battery storage systems to UK Power Reserve as the firm starts to build out sites with 15-year Capacity Market...

Power Transition crowdfunds ‘not blockchain’ peer-to-peer energy tech

A software firm is bidding to build local energy markets using distributed ledger technology that it claims is orders of magnitude faster than blockchain. Power...