Gresham House spends £20m on Arenko’s 41MW Bloxwich battery

Gresham House Energy Storage Fund has completed the 41MW Bloxwich battery storage facility acquisition from Arenko, taking its operational portfolio to 215MW. Commissioned 12 months...

Closing the gap between industry and energy

“Energy services are not a peripheral, effective management and energy market participation is integral to business success” announced Michael Phelan, CEO at GridBeyond, in...

Participate in IntraFlex phase 2

WPD’s intraflex project is about to enter phase 2 and we are looking to recruit more FSPs to be part of the next phase...

New conduct code to build trust in demand-side response

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has launched a new compliance initiative that will make it easier for businesses to participate in demand-side response...

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...

Open Energi strikes deal with controls firm to unlock 8MW of university demand-side response

Aggregator Open Energi has struck a deal with controls firm Prefect Controls that it says will unlock 8MW of demand-side response capability from water...

UKPN and WPD step up calls for industrial and commercial firms to help balance...

UK Power Networks and Western Power Distribution are stepping up calls for industrial and commercial (I&C) companies with onsite generation and flexible consumption to help...

ADE and Renewable UK urge industrials to take-up DSR, government to level playing field

Industry associations Renewable UK and the ADE have urged industrial firms to step up demand-side response provision in order to cut costs and further...

PeakGen and Zenobe land nine year reactive power contracts

PeakGen and Zenobe have won £8.7m in contracts to provide reactive power, which helps keep voltage stable, in Mersey. National Grid said it had picked...

National Grid aims to replace Sizewell footroom with small generators

When its multimillion pound contract with EDF comes to an end, National Grid ESO aims to work with smaller generators, including wind and solar...

Europe losing global energy storage battle as US and China race ahead

Europe is set to lose the global energy storage race unless government auctions begin to incentivise flexible power, according to research from Wood Mackenzie. “Europe’s...

Proposed acquisition of Western Power Distribution and strategic portfolio repositioning

National Grid plc today announces that it has agreed to acquire PPL WPD Investments Limited, the holding company of Western Power Distribution (WPD), the...

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...

‘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...
Lord Adonis to oversee delivery of energy infrastructure

National Infrastructure Commission to focus on energy storage and demand response

The new infrastructure body led by Lord Adonis has made balancing the UK’s power system a national priority. The National Infrastructure Commission will publish three...

Flexing your site’s energy muscle pays off

Sponsored: Smart technology deployed to monitor the energy consumption of industrial buildings and facilities is enabling ScottishPower customers to earn additional revenue. Head of Energy...

Aggregate Industries first to use Open Energi’s new AI demand response platform

Aggregate Industries will be the first company to use Open Energi's new automated demand-side response platform. The aggregator claims it uses artificial intelligence (AI) to...

SSE picks Origami’s tech platform for flex services

SSE will use Origami Energy's platform to deliver flexibility services to industrial and commercial customers. The deal was announced this morning following a competitive tender. SSE...

600MWh: Statera plans UK’s biggest battery at Thurrock

Statera-owned Thurrock Power is planning to build the UK’s largest battery as part of a hybrid 750MW power plant. According to documents lodged with the...

Tesla enters UK flex market as National Grid upgrades balancing mechanism tech

Tesla became the first party to trade flexible power in the balancing mechanism (BM) using National Grid's new control room API. The electric carmaker, equipped...