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...

Gresham & Octopus: places in the sun, riffled by a German breeze

Two leading renewables investment funds today turned in sun-kissed, wind-burnished figures for 2022’s first half, storing up wealth for their backers. Gresham House Energy Storage...

Centrica starts work on 50MW battery storage plant at former gas power station

Centrica Business Solutions has announced plans to convert a decommissioned Lincolnshire gas-fired power station into a battery storage facility capable of supplying the equivalent...

Flexibility – We need your views

The Energyst is seeking views on demand-side response and battery storage. Our 2022 Flexibility survey forms the research component of our annual DSR and storage reports and...

RES wins planners’ blessing for 100MW Durham battery

Clean energy developer RES has secured planning permission to progress a 99.9MW battery close to an existing substation near Spennymoor, County Durham. The mega-device is...

Moixa acquired by Lunar Energy

Moixa announced today it has been acquired by newly launched Lunar Energy, a US-based company with a mission to electrify the home and provide...

Stacking value and optimisation is the key to electricity storage

Electricity storage will need a significant increase to support the decarbonisation of the grid by 2050, but stacking value and optimisation is the key...

Our flexible friends in the North: DNO seeks firms’ views on supplying flex

Regional DNO Electricity North West is calling on customers and stakeholders to help shape the way it buys flexibility on its network. The North West’s...

Limejump adds Voltalia’s first ever utility-scale battery to its platform 

Limejump today commenced optimisation of Voltalia’s first UK utility-scale battery as part of a multi-year collaboration. Voltalia’s 32MW battery, located in Hallen, Bristol, will...

BP to open a battery research and development centre in Britain

BP has unveiled plans to invest up to £50 million in a new EV battery testing centre and analytical laboratory in the UK. Planned to...

AMTE Power selects Dundee as preferred site for battery cell factory

Battery cell manufacturer, AMTE Power, has selected Dundee as the preferred site for its first MegaFactory in a boost to the UK’s ambitions to...

£163m Humberside factory to challenge China for magnets and rare earths recovery

Construction has begun of a pioneering British plant designed to wrest control from China of recycling valuable magnetic metals used in EVs and wind...

‘Flexibility is ready to change the energy landscape now – we don’t need to...

It is becoming increasingly clear that the UK’s current electricity markets cannot get the country to net zero - they can’t support the vast...

Analyst boss doubts NG’s residential load-shedding drive

A leading analyst has questioned the effectiveness of National Grid’s hopes of extending pre-announced load-shedding into domestic power supply. The backbone operator was yesterday reported...