National Grid models big DSR and storage increases

National Grid’s latest energy scenario modelling suggests a potential major increase in demand-side response (DSR) provided by UK businesses. The electricity system operator has also...
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RedT says new funds by Christmas or it will cease trading

Vanadium flow storage firm "confident" in securing funds and touts "strong" strategic investor in the wings, but warns clock is ticking. Flow storage company RedT...

Kaluza sells flex from domestic battery storage to WPD

Ovo’s smart grid company Kaluza has sold its first batch of flexibility from aggregated household batteries to Western Power Distribution. The batteries were automatically dispatched...

Gresham House inks terms to buy latest 50MW battery project

Fast-expanding utility-scale storage fund Gresham House has agreed purchase conditions to buy its second 50MW battery project. Today’s acquisition of the planned Wickham Market facility...

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...

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...

Manufacturing commences at the ITM Power Gigafactory

ITM Power, an energy storage and clean fuel company, announces an update on the fit out and opening of the Company's first Gigafactory at...

National Grid to launch two new demand side tools, urges firms to sign up

Demand Side Response (DSR) is breathing new life into the UK’s energy system. It offers lucrative incentives to businesses that can reduce - or...

Open Energi and Forum for the Future urge firms to join demand-side response ‘movement’

Aggregator Open Energi and sustainable development organisation Forum for the Future have launched The Living Grid, a platform to drive uptake of demand-side response...

Battery storage: Positive outlook?

Costs are falling but batteries are still expensive. Bankable revenues are hard to come by and developers want more routes to market. But others...

Centrica: Floodgates on battery storage investment to open in 2017

Investor interest in energy storage is increasing rapidly with battery storage projects gathering pace this year, according to Centrica. The energy giant also predicts...

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...

Crown Commercial Service selects six suppliers for three year demand-side response framework

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has given the green light for public sector procurement of demand-side response (DSR) services from six providers. Centrica, EDF, Endeco,...

Reactive Technologies: UK system inertia measured for first time

Energy tech firm Reactive Technologies has measured UK system-wide inertia. The data, verified by National Grid, is believed to be a world first. 'Inertia' is...

National Grid to bring wind and solar into FFR, details balancing services overhaul

National Grid is working with platform providers in a bid to allow non-dispatchable sources of generation such as wind and solar into frequency response. The...

Swindon Council gets planning consent for 50MW battery storage scheme, seeks developers

Swindon Council has been given the green light from its planning department to build a 50MW/50MWh battery storage scheme. The scheme, on council owned ground,...

WPD expands DSR programme, launches tenders across Midlands and South West

Western Power Distribution is launching a tender for more demand-side response (DSR) to help balance its networks. The company began a flexibility trial in the...

Northern Powergrid steps up DSR plans, joins Piclo platform

Northern Powergrid is stepping up plans to use flexibility, or demand-side response (DSR) over traditional network reinforcement and has become the latest distribution network...

Tempus Energy’s Sara Bell: DSR aggregators are ecstatic about Capacity Market ruling

Tempus Energy chief executive, Sara Bell, says demand-side response aggregators are “ecstatic” about the European Court ruling on the Capacity Market, despite fears from...

SSE Networks to bring households into demand-side response this summer

Scottish and Southern Energy Networks aims to bring households and communities into demand-side response and hopes to start procuring services this summer. The move follows...