Flexitricity and Kaluza team up to expand V2G-based grid balancing

Kaluza, Ovo’s offshoot developing intelligent energy platforms, is teaming up with aggregator Flexitricity to provide a new service in grid flexibility, expanding near-home level...

‘Ton up’ near M25 at Upminster: dynamic duo prep Essex for near-100 MW battery

Ground has been broken near London’s M25 motorway, ready to house one of Britain’s biggest grid-scale batteries. Tesla Megapack’s lithium ion technology is the core...

CMA formally approves National Grid’s purchase of WPD 

National Grid’s £7.8 billion acquisition of Britain’s largest electricity distribution business has won formal approval from the competition watchdog. The Competition and Markets Authority announced...

JCG doubles investment in Highview Power’s energy storage technology

Janus Continental Group (JCG), a conglomerate with businesses in the Energy, Hospitality and Real Estate sectors across three continents, has announced that it has made a...

Ofgem bids to equal up licence terms for restoration and balancing

Licence changes are now being sought by Ofgem, aimed at raising standards for grid restoration services to the level of norms which already govern...

SSE sparks up yet another non-wilting Wilts. battery

Generator-retailer SSE is making its first connection in Britain’s sparky market for grid-scale storage, acquiring rights to Harmony Energy’s 50 MW battery development in...

WPD champions home flex to uncork Net Zero bottlenecks

Western Power Distribution is bidding to incentivise more home-based flex services, en route to boosting the benefits of a more efficient energy system in...

Reactive Technologies on $15 million expansion trail, as it preps National Grid delivery

Grid technology innovators Reactive Technologies have raised $15 million from investors to fund expansion. Based in London and in Oulu, Finland, the company devises data...

ENA: Seven months of Flex trading equals hooking ‘half a Hinckley Point C’ to...

The first seven months of this year have seen grid flexibility contracts and smart energy deals outpacing all of 2020’s transactions by 45% in...

Government seeks answers on Capacity Market’s future

Beis is opening a debate on the future of the Capacity Market, inviting views on its early alignment with Net Zero, and more fundamentally...

Arenko signs new contract to provide UK trading services to Vattenfall Wind Power Limited

Arenko has signed a trading optimisation services agreement with Vattenfall's Pen y Cymoedd 228MW Wind Farm, co-located with battery in South Wales. Vattenfall’s 22MW was the first in...

Vodafone’s 5G pilot to deliver flex signals across UKPN’s substations

An Ofgem-funded pilot now in development by mobile telco Vodafone and UK Power Networks aims to explore 5G telecommunications technology as a platform for...

Oil giant BP buys Open Energi, flexes deeper into electricity trading 

BP corralled yet another clean electricity innovator into its kraal today, paying an undisclosed sum to acquire flex and DSR provider Open Energi.  Open Energi...

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...

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...

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...