The Energyst – Latest issue out now

The latest edition of The Energyst is now ready to read today online or via the new Energyst App. The Energyst is now published monthly,...

Want long duration grid-focused batteries? Then put a Cap and Floor on balancing, Aurora...

Radical reforms to power trading rules are needed, if Britain is to achieve necessary expansion of long-duration power storage on route to Net Zero...

“Breakthrough moment” sees renewables allowed for first time to balance UK grid

Britain’s renewable power generators have this week been authorised to provide balancing and stability services to the nation’s grid, in a claimed ‘game-changing’ world’s...

Smart meter data in the palm of your hand – Hugo Energy App Review

The Hugo energy app put the insights from a smart meter into the palm of your hand. Moreover, it provides graphical data of electricity...

Europe’s leakiest homes: new study shames Britain, fails to plug gaps

New research has confirmed the oft-repeated belief that the UK’s is among Europe’s coldest, oldest, and leakiest housing stock. On a day signalling how nearly...

NG-ESO’s Networks Options Assessment: SSEN happy, preps three Peterhead pipes

SSEN Transmission, the network owner serving Scotland’s north, has today welcomed the National Grid’s greenlight to pump £5 billion into the region’s distribution wires. National...

Hoval’s UltraGas 2 is ‘hydrogen-ready’

The UltraGas 2 range, Hoval’s latest generation of gas condensing boilers, offers the option of using hydrogen as an alternative fuel to natural gas...

D-BEIS nixes Russian oligarchs’ 2 GW cross-Channel interconnector

Britain’s energy ministry has rejected a £1.2 billion plan by a major donor to the Conservative Party to build a 2GW power interconnector from...

The hidden cost of data

Data underpins every aspect of modern life, with more information generated now than ever before. Keeping data centres cool is crucial for their safe...

ENA oversees flexibility & collaboration in 2022’s Open Networks programme

Britain’s energy networks have unveiled ambitious plans for 2022 to transform the way the UK’s  energy networks operate through its industry-backed Open Networks programme. Marshalled...

Smart meters: Britain tops 17 million, saves half million tonnes of CO2 each year 

The UK’s installed base of smart, remotely addressable meters passed the 17 million milestone in 2021, overseers at the Data Communications Company (DCC) announced...

Thames twizzles hundred million turkeys on 2021’s biogas

Thames Water claims to have generated enough biogas from sewage this year to roast 112 million Christmas turkeys. The UK’s largest water company created almost 140 million...

Two DNOs pledge £10 Billion for RIIO-ED2 upgrades, as Ofgem fines Western Link duo...

Two distributed network operators (DNOs) including Britain’s biggest WPD today passed to Ofgem final plans totalling more than £ 10 billion for network upgrades...

Unknown pleasures: Solid-oxide generation yields low-carbon electrochemical volts for North West firms

An independent arm of DNO Electricity North West today announced collaboration plans with US partners to bring innovative behind-the-meter (BtM) generation to the region's...

Swifter action needed to speed up the introduction of hydrogen for home heating

The managing director of Baxi UK & Ireland has called for swifter measures to speed up the introduction of hydrogen in order to decarbonise...

Grid-scale power storage as long as 24 hours “must reach up to 2.5 GWh...

Grid-scale capacity to store electricity for between two and 24 hours will need to rocket up 400 times on current deployments, reaching between 1.5...

Inspired to cut power usage in data server barns

Believed to be guzzling as much as 2% of the entire planet’s electricity now -  and already at 11% in Ireland, - data centres...

National Grid half year results:  Pre-tax up 75%, op profit up 47%, capex up...

Britain’s privatised backbone system operator pleased investors today with strong results for the six months to September. Against a steady-state base of continuing activities, National...

Speedster SSE accelerates Net Zero programme, commits £ 12.5 billion by 2026

Generator-retailer SSE pressed its pedal heavily to the environmental metal today, committing £12.5 billion from identified resources by 2026, on the way to attaining...

Battery bonanza: Twenty-fold storage expansion to characterise the world in the 2020s, say Bloomberg

Energy practitioners all sense it. Now a leading consultancy is the latest to put numbers around the intuition: “The 2020s are the decade of...