Future Energy Scenarios: National Grid models big increases in DSR and its value

National Grid modelling suggests the volume of 'pure' demand-side response could double within two to three years as the value of flexibility sharply increases. The...

Suffolk Council combines second-life battery system with solar and EV chargers

Suffolk County Council is adding second-life EV batteries to a low carbon energy system at the University of Suffolk’s Ipswich campus. A new facility called...

Bigger batteries: Government lifts planning cap

Government has confirmed that batteries are exempt from the national planning regime. To date, developers have capped schemes at 49.9MW to avoid going through the...

WPD seeks another 45MW of flex, plus demand turn up

Western Power Distribution is seeking a further 44.55MW of flex and needs providers in five new locations. In one location, at Hawton, Nottinghamshire, the DNO...

Gresham House Energy Storage launches ‘grid bonds’ to buy more batteries

Gresham House Energy Storage Fund is aiming to raise an initial £15m to buy more grid scale battery storage. The fund has an operational storage...

Statkraft and GE team up on inertia tech to keep grid stable

Statkraft has inked a contract with GE that will enable it to help keep the grid stable by providing inertia via a large spinning...

Ofgem tells DNOs to get on with 1MW+ asset register and plan for national...

Distribution network operators must compile a database of all assets connected to their networks above 1MW – and make them publicly available after Ofgem...

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...

Demand hits new low, Grid deals with it

Demand on the transmission system hit 13.4GW, a new low last weekend, but National Grid ESO managed without calling on its new footroom service. "The...

My work here is done: Limejump CEO Erik Nygard exits

Limejump CEO Erik Nygard will leave the aggregator in September with new COO Catherine Newman to take the reins on an interim basis. Nygard led...

Smart charging firm ev.energy wins UKPN flex contracts, eyes BM next

Smart charging platform ev.energy had 14 bids accepted by UK Power Networks in its latest flexibility procurement round. The firm’s technology optimises EV charging times...

Gore Street acquires 50MW Ferrymuir battery project, eyes more in Scotland

Gore Street energy storage fund is to acquire another 50MW battery storage project following a fresh injection of funds. The Ferrymuir project in Fife, Scotland,...

Scottish flex: National Grid seeks stability providers

National Grid wants help from industry to manage short circuit levels and keep the grid stable in Scotland for the next phase of its...
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Flexitricity VPP hits half a gigawatt, predicts “dramatic growth” for DSR

Aggregator Flexitricity claims its virtual power plant (VPP) has reached 500MW - and predicts a boom for the sector. The firm said a 15MW asset...
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UK Power Networks awards 123MW of flex contracts – EVs included

UK Power Networks has awarded contracts for 123MW of flexible power worth £14m, with flexibility from electric vehicles making up part of the mix. The...

Kensa starts deploying smart heat pumps at Oxford ‘superhub’ project

Heat pump firm Kensa and housing provider Stonewater have started installing the first smart heat pumps as part of the Oxford ‘superhub’ smart grid...

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 granted electricity generation licence ahead of VPP push

Tesla Motors has been granted a UK electricity generation licence enabling it to further local ambitions as an energy business. The electric carmaker is planning...

Invinity sells 1.7MWh new flow storage despite Covid

Invinity Energy Systems, the vanadium flow storage company created by the merger of Avalon and RedT, says it has signed orders for 1.7MWh of...

Zenobe picks EDF to trade 59MW of battery storage

Battery storage developer Zenobe has picked EDF to trade flexibility from 59MW of grid-scale assets. The utility will optimise three of Zenobe's operational batteries at...