Limejump and Anesco partner to connect 185MW of capacity market battery storage

Aggregator Limejump and renewable energy developer Anesco will team up to deliver 185MW of battery storage by the end of 2018. The deal is one of...

National Grid plans for 1.8GW more solar in 2017, raising stakes in summer balancing...

National Grid expects embedded solar PV to increase by 150MW a month over 2017, which would take UK installed capacity towards 13.5GW. Meanwhile the...

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...

We need to talk about Triad

Smart Grid Consultancy director, Gary Swandells, believes heated debate around proposed cuts to Triad payments is fuelling fear and misunderstanding of the nature of the...

Haven Power signs Kiwi Power as preferred demand-side response aggregator

Drax-owned business energy supplier Haven Power has struck a deal with demand-side response (DSR) firm Kiwi Power so that the aggregator will be recommended...

Former Npower CEO joins blockchain energy firm

Former Npower CEO Paul Massara has joined blockchain energy start-up Electron as a director. The firm, backed by Innovate UK as well as private funding,...

As solar generation makes history, National Grid starts to feel the burn

Sunny weather on Saturday made history, according to National Grid. Solar PV connected to the distribution system reduced the draw on the main transmission...

Enernoc and Kiwi Power take biggest shares of £14m demand-side response auction

Aggregator Enernoc was awarded contracts worth £3.9m in the capacity market auction specifically for turn down demand-side response (DSR). The aggregator took 86.88MW of...

Demand-side response capacity auction clears at £45/kW

The capacity market auction specifically for turn down demand-side response has cleared between £45 and £50/kW, according to the EMR delivery body. The exact...

Smartest Energy: Demand-side response auction to clear at £25/kW, more support needed

The capacity market auction specifically for turn down demand-side response (DSR) will likely clear around £25/kW, according to Smartest Energy. The so-called Transitional Arrangement...

National Grid procures 138.6MW of demand turn-up to balance grid in summer

National Grid has procured 138.6MW of fixed demand turn-up (DTU) provision, one of the ways it manages excess generation over spring and summer. Six...

Ofgem mulls how to regulate internet of things, what to do if people don’t...

Ofgem has outlined the exponential challenge of regulating a smart energy market over which it would currently have limited jurisdiction. In a new position paper,...

Vattenfall plans 22MW battery storage facility at South Wales wind farm

Utility Vattenfall plans to build its largest battery storage facility at a wind farm in South Wales. Subject to a final investment decisions, the 22MW...

Can blockchain unlock demand-side response?

Blockchain technology could facilitate a fully decentralised energy system. Demand-side response would be a clear beneficiary, provided the industry cooperates, writes Electron chief operating...

Dong strikes deal to control Aggregated Micro Power’s Ashford flexible gas plant

Dong Energy will remotely control Ashford Power's flexible gas plant from its Denmark HQ after the two stuck a deal. The aim is to capitalise...

Ofgem consults on major network charges review, small generators, storage and private wires in...

Ofgem has launched a consultation on network charging arrangements ahead of a major review. Everything is in the frame, from all aspects of distribution...

‘Forget blackout Britain: Flexibility will solve capacity issue’

Policymakers should reject calls for the UK to return to double digit margins of power capacity over demand and let flexible plant and agile companies...

Greg Clark consents new Snowdonia pumped hydro plant

Work on a new 99MW pumped hydro scheme in North Wales will commence in the next 12 months after being given the green light...

Society ‘must rethink its approach to electricity use’, says Ofgem networks chief

UK households and businesses have to understand that using as much power as they like, when they like, may soon become an expensive option,...

Energy minister: Transitional Capacity Auction could procure 200MW more DSR

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has given the green light for more power to be procured in the Transitional Capacity Auction...