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...

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...

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...

Power Potential pilot plots path to pots of plenty, practitioners posit

Nine months of ‘world’s first’ trials into reactive power point the way to a potential £100 million market across the UK, National Grid ESO...

“What’s that, Skippy? You’ve bought 187MW of batteries in Scotland & Southern England? So...

Once epitomised by marketers as a toy rabbit playing a drum, enduring battery power became linked today - at UK grid scale at least...

National Grid’s purchase of WPD faces probe by competition regulator

The National Grid’s £7.8 billion intended purchase of Western Power Distribution, the regional DNO, is to be investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority. As...

Majority of UK manufacturers prioritising flexible energy models in post-pandemic recovery

Manufacturing businesses are heavily focussed on flexible generation and distribution alongside decarbonisation of their energy use in the wake of the pandemic. This is...

Technologies evolving in the stationary storage market

The stationary energy storage market is growing fast, both Front-of-the-Meter (FTM) and Behind-the-Meter (BTM), with the market size expected to be tens of billions by...

Sussex energy co-op BHESCO plugs in to Moixa

Storage innovators Moixa are plugging into a Sussex energy co-operative, launching a pilot Virtual Power Plant (VPP) to cut DNO costs. Via social enterprise Brighton...

National Grid boosts UK power capex by 3%, but continues retreat from gas

National Grid increased spending on UK backbone electricity transmission last year by 3% to £1.072 Billion, its results for the year to March published...

Foresight’s 50MW Dundee battery to be balanced by Flexitricity

Grid balancing and DSR specialist Flexitricity has signed a deal with developer Foresight to optimise output from one of Scotland’s biggest batteries, a 49.9MW...

Megawatt Ton for RES, top-scoring its century battery in Yorkshire

Clean storage developer RES Group has been given planners’ go-ahead to install its biggest battery yet. The Hertfordshire-headquartered firm’s planned 99.9MW installation received approval this week...

Costly keys to the highway give Scots the faraway blues, as genco seek overhaul...

Transmission operator Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks says customer support is overwhelming for Ofgem to re-balance fees for access to UK-wide grids. As currently framed,...

Open those SmartValves: National Grid ET trials power-flow-routing app, in quest of extra 1.5GW

Britain’s core transmission operator is seeking to liberate an extra 1.5GW of capacity, using software to by-pass choke points, avoiding big outlays on location-specific...

Aspirant reserve power supplier Mast hoists sail, prepares to plug in

Would-be grid backup supplier Mast Energy Developments, fresh from raising £23 million from last month’s successful flotation on the LSE, yesterday briefed investors on...

Miner Corcel digs deep to store power and sell value on Britain’s grid  

Corcel, AIM-listed since 2005, is an interesting example of a niche international mining company expanding beyond its core business into grid-scale power storage.  For...