Enabling flexibility at all levels of the grid

Distributed Energy Generation (DERs) and electrification of the transport sector will result in more grid challenges at a regional and local level. The Local...

Gravitricity ponders hydrogen as “porridge” for ‘Goldilocks’ storage shafts

Inertia-based power storage pioneers Gravitricity are positing steel-lined mine shafts and rock piercings nearly 400 metres deep as storage tanks for Britain’s soon-to-be-abundant hydrogen. The...

Zenobē signs Stateside deal with Japanese partner

Battery storage specialist Zenobē is eying expansion in the USA, via a foothold in the north east about to be secured with a Japanese...

Grid celebrates success of Demand Flex Service

Britain’s electricity system operator is congratulating itself on delivering flex services at scale for the first time in the nation’s history. Five completed trial events...

Piclo to support National Grid ESO’s new Local Constraint Market in Scotland

After a competitive tender process, Piclo has been selected by National Grid to run a Local Constraint Market (LCM) in a move to clamp...

AMPECO partners with Electric Miles to unlock energy flexibility opportunities

Global EV charging management software provider AMPECO announced a new partnership with Electric Miles, a UK EV smart charging software developer and energy assets...

Big gas users greet ESO’s extension to 23 December for DSR bids

Representatives of Britain’s heavy gas users in industries such as cement and glass have welcomed the gas grid operator’s decision to extend its deadline...

Thanks a million: 250k Octopus homes reap flex’s rewards

More than 250,000 Octopus customers have together saved over £1 million by delivering demand flexibility over four paid-for sessions, the energy group announced today. Operating...
SSE's Keadby power station: 735MW back online from 9 November.

Planners green-light Britain’s biggest battery, and first CCUS plant in Lincs

Innovative generation projects on opposite sides of Britain have this week received planning approval, speeding innovation in the nation’s dispersal and deployment of practical...

GridBeyond secures 271MW prequalified capacity for the Capacity Market

The Capacity Market Registers published on 29th November have confirmed that GridBeyond has prequalified 271 MW for the T-1 and 415 MW T-4 auctions...

Yorkshire at The Heart of Europe’s Largest Battery Energy Storage System

Transformers manufactured by a Leeds firm are playing a critical role in Europe’s largest battery energy storage system (BESS) by megawatt hours, which has...

GridBeyond takes part in the new Demand Flexibility Service

GridBeyond has been approved in the list of providers of new National Grid ESO Demand Flexibility Service (DFS). The service encourages consumers to cut...

Bring us 1 GW of European batteries, sing duetting RPC and Eelpower

A Europe-facing investment fund already a quarter of the way to its target of 1GW of grid-scale power storage made its  market debut today. London-based...

The Long-Term solution to our energy crisis is long-duration energy storage

The UK’s reliance on gas British reliance on volatile international gas markets has come into sharp focus. Spikes in energy costs led to Ofgem’s  80%...

Four big battery plants to ease Scotland’s clean transmssion

Over 1GW of new power storage was announced this morning for Scotland's transmission grid. Innovators Xenobe revealed plans for three amp hotels with a combined...

Buying flex from homes & firms ‘key in ensuring energy security’, says ADE

Cash incentives now offered by National Grid ESO to homes and businesses willing to tweak peak consumption patterns is a key step towards UK...

Flexibility – how local solutions help net zero

The energy crisis precipitated by the war in Ukraine, following hot on the heels of the coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented volatility leading to...

NextEnergy Solar extends paw, takes Lion’s share of 250MW battery portfolio

Battery investment fund NextEnergy Solar (NESF) is set to pay £32.5 million for development rights on an unbuilt portfolio of two-hour grid-scale storage, set...

Truss “blocks D-BEIS adverts on energy saving”, leaves firms to step up

Premier Liz Truss has reportedly blocked her energy secretary from running a £15 million publicity campaign encouraging homes to cut energy consumption. The Times this...

Welsh ministers set 25 MW wind & storage combo free to spin above Bridgend

Developers RES have won approval for the Upper Ogmore 25 MW wind farm and battery proposal, to be sited near Blaengarw and Nant-y-Moel close...