Major power users call for simplified approach to demand-side response

Major power users Anglian Water and Inovyn have urged policymakers, regulators and the system operator to simplify demand-side response (DSR) markets to enable greater...

Infrastructure chief: UK could be energy storage world leader if government acts now

The chief executive of the National Infrastructure Commission has urged government to act on the recommendations of its reports or miss the financial benefits...

Ofgem: Power flexibility will become more important than energy efficiency

The value of flexibility within the power system could increase tenfold over the coming years according to Ofgem’s Andrew Wright. The regulator’s senior partner...

National Grid to tender for two lots of enhanced frequency response

National Grid will tender two enhanced frequency response (EFR) specifications next month. EFR will become the fastest form of frequency response, with providers delivering 100% of...
National Grid boss Steve Holliday will hand over reigns to John Pettigrew in March

National Grid boss: Future of energy is demand not supply

Outgoing National Grid boss Steve Holliday has warned that the transition to a demand-driven energy system will not be smooth. Speaking at a Green Alliance...

Report: Ditch coal earlier, forget small nuclear and mandate energy storage and DSR targets

Government should phase out coal by 2023 to better incentivise new gas plant and mandate 10GW of energy storage and demand-side response by 2030,...

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-side response: Give us your views

National Grid is attempting to rapidly increase the amount of grid balancing services it procures from businesses. But there are many real and perceived...

National Grid signs 20MW frequency response contract with battery storage operator

National Grid has awarded a 20MW frequency response contract to a grid-scale battery system operated by Renewable Energy Systems (RES). The system will provide...
Energy secretary Amber Rudd: We can manage winter but we need more power stations.

Hitting on-site generation ‘will drive up bills and fail to incentivise new gas’

Government plans to review incentives for smaller-scale power generators risk driving up power prices without sufficiently incentivising new gas power stations, according to an...

Major UK energy storage investment

Camborne Energy Storage has announced a formal collaboration with leading infrastructure fund manager Equitix and leading Building Services Contractor FES Group. The strategic partnership...

Higher penalties and increased credit cover for capacity market providers

Government plans to increase credit cover requirements to £10k/MW for new build generators awarded capacity contracts, but not at present for unproven DSR. Existing capacity...

Capacity rule changes create opportunity to scale turn-down DSR

Government has decided to only allow turn-down demand-side response (DSR) to bid in the transitional capacity auction. That means generators of any kind will be...

National Grid, aggregators and suppliers join forces for Demand-Side Response Event 2016

The Energyst is launching a new conference focused on demand-side response and flexible power. The DSR Event 2016 takes place in London on 8 September...
Energy minister Andrea Leadsom says Decc will resist any attempts to take Ofgem's powers

Decc says energy storage ‘a top priority’ ahead of smart systems consultation

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) says it will imminently launch a consultation on smart energy systems such as demand-side response and energy...

Grid backs plans for DSR aggregator code of conduct

National Grid has backed proposals by the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) to develop a code of conduct for demand-side response aggregators. The code will...

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...

SMEs and local authorities urged to use demand-side response energy saving app

Smart energy service provider Voltaware has developed an app that it believes can bring demand-side response (DSR) benefits to small business and local authority...

New aggregator targets small firms with UPS to scale demand-side response from ground up

A new aggregator targeting small businesses and households has secured £545,000 to scale its operations. Rather than target the largest firms, Upside Energy is...

REstore aims to go beyond large industrials in demand-response drive

Aggregator REstore is broadening its market focus from large industrial demand response to also target the broader industrial and commercial market. The firm has...