Centrica on recovery trail, as O’Shea steadies ship

Britain’s biggest energy  business continued its recovery from a challenging couple of years.  In half year financials released today, Centrica stressed simplification, rationalisation and...

BEIS & Ofgem unveil blueprints on energy digitalisation, flex and smart systems

Future rules governing the most radical re-shaping ever of Britain’s energy systems are outlined in Whitehall proposals just released. Emerging out of directions set in...

National Grid-ESO to be replaced by ‘more independent’ operator of Britain’s grid

Critics of the National Grid’s ambivalent ‘running with the fox, while hunting with the hounds’ status were vindicated today, as Beis ministers floated their...

Shell shells out for flex trades from Europe’s first centurion battery

Doubling up storage capacity in a Wiltshire village to make Europe’s first 100 MW battery storage system is about to pay off, Shell Energy...

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Another massive earthquake slashes 30% off power from China’s No.2 and No.3...

A reported 30% plummet in electricity output at two sister dams to China’s Three Gorges complex– at 22.6GW, the world’s biggest power plant of...

Football’s over-coming ohms:  Western Power peaks for Denmark game 

Engineers’ chatter about power peaks at half time during big televised sports events consists of irresistible fact, as much as cherished fiction.  Better still,...

Investors GLIL pledge £150m to ion Ventures for big batteries

International clean tech developer ion Ventures has accepted up to £150 million for committing its UK energy projects to a partnership with GLIL Infrastructure...

Activists claim growing council & NGO support for Local Supply right

Campaigners seeking to free Britain’s local co-ops to sell low-carbon electricity direct to their communities today vowed to keep up the fight, citing numbers...

Parliament calls for major energy rules shake up

MPs from all parties have debated new rules to enable clean community energy generation and called upon the government to enact a ‘Right to...

Merkel interconnects with Johnson: terminal link sees positive potential

Angela Merkel’s parting gesture to the UK as Chancellor looks to be approving with the Johnson administration the first direct power link between Germany...

Acute hospital Trust’s lighting optimisation will save around £400k per annum and deliver a...

As part of the £4 million energy performance contract with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), Veolia has now upgraded lighting at Lincoln County...

Three more DNOs name their numbers to meet RIIO-ED2 grid upgrades

Accompanying SSEN’s five-year grid expansion plans unveiled yesterday, three additional DNOs have published their draft submissions to Ofgem.     Western Power Distribution trumps SSEN’s...

Scottish & Southern’s DNO promises £4.8 billion by 2028 towards Net Zero 

Distributor and transmission operator SSEN today pledged £4.8 Billion of grid improvements by 2028, to prep its networks for bi-directionality, flex and Net Zero.  Connecting...

CrowdFlex pilot to assess flex upside across 25,000 homes.  Meanwhile, Pure Planet goes Tribe-all

Britain’s biggest ever study of managing home power flexibility debuts next month, instigated by leading energy super-brands. Covering upwards of 25,000 homes, the CrowdFlex experiment...

Green Lithium secures £1.6 million in Seed round funding 

Green Lithium, the mineral processing company, has secured £1.6 million in Seed round funding as it progresses plans to build and operate the UK’s...

The good, the bad and Orbit: Citizens Advice ranks 35 power suppliers to UK...

A “huge chasm” may be opening in customer service levels between the best and worst of electricity retailers to Britain’s homes, Citizens Advice’s latest...

Brixton energy group innovates local flex services with EDF & UKPN

Community energy activists in south London have teamed up with two power behemoths to innovate power flexibility at the neighbourhood-level local. A co-operatively-funded,-owned and-managed 37kWp...

Zenobe plugs Santander’s £60 million into Europe’s biggest battery near Chester

Fast growing storage operator Zenobe has flagged its intention to build Europe’s biggest storage device at Capenhurst, near Chester. The 107MWh battery will be the...

50MW transmission-connected battery activated in Oxford

Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, Wärtsilä and Habitat Energy, activated the UK’s first grid-scale battery storage system directly connected to the transmission-network as...

Aceleron launches what it claims is the World’s first totally renewable lithium-ion battery

Aceleron has launched a reusable, repairable and fully recyclable lithium-ion battery. Each individual part of the battery can be accessed using Aceleron's own compression...