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...

Ofgem rejects UK Power Reserve’s bid for change in balancing services

Ofgem has rejected a call from UK Power Reserve to change balancing services rules. The peaking plant firm, now owned by Sembcorp, wanted to stop...

Beis, the ADE, GridBeyond and Eurac explore market reforms and DSR

Representatives from the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) and the government’s department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) visited Eurac, a European foundry...

Government and industry move to restart Capacity Market payment collection

Government and industry are making moves to restart collection of Capacity Market payments from suppliers. The market is suspended following a legal challenge by Tempus...

Statkraft and RedT strike solar-storage deal

Statkraft and RedT have agreed terms on a commercial partnership to deploy and fund solar PV and energy storage units at industrial and commercial...

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...
RedT's vanadium redox flow energy storage machines

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...

Energy Technologies Institute: Let private firms lead smartgrid trials

Private companies should be put in charge of energy innovation projects rather than energy network operators, according to the head of the Energy Technologies...

Nissan turns on 4.75MW solar plant, ramps up commercial battery storage plans

Nissan's new 4.75MW solar plant is now fully operational. The Sunderland plant now has installed renewable capacity of 11.35MW, the remainder coming from ten wind...

Demand Turn Up: What worked and what didn’t work in summer grid balancing trial?

National Grid's first demand turn up trial concluded at the end of September. The Energyst asked aggregators how they see the service taking shape. Demand...

Real time is money: maximise flexible power revenues in all markets

REstore says its newest IoT-solution enables industrial and commercial consumers to achieve best bang for buck for their flexibility – opening up wholesale and...

Network companies must make data from smart trials public

Gas and electricity companies working on smart grid projects must publicly share the data that emerges from them, Ofgem has decided. The regulator has made...

Government plans changes to capacity market rules for batteries and unproven DSR

Battery storage operators bidding into future capacity market auctions will have to carefully consider new derating factors proposed by government. The department for business, energy...