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...

National Grid extends EDF contract to turn down Sizewell B

National Grid has extended the contract it struck with EDF to reduce output from the Sizewell B nuclear station in a bid to keep...

Energy storage: Why UK industry isn’t going with the flow

Flow storage struggles to compete against lithium even in long duration applications, suggests Marek Kubik, market director at Fluence Energy. The UK hit a new...

Push harder on flexibility and half hourly settlement, firms tell Ofgem

A group of energy and technology companies have urged Ofgem to show “leadership” and expedite market-wide half hourly settlement to unlock flexibility from small...

United Utilities installs 2MW battery alongside solar

United Utilities has installed a 2MW battery alongside solar power at a treatment works in Preston. The water company said the batteries will improve site...

If we don’t get 10GW of storage fast, EFR prices ‘will look like peanuts’

National Grid's new measures to push power off the system offer a glimpse of the not too distant future: Without greater flexibility, balancing gets...

Power Transition crowdfunds ‘not blockchain’ peer-to-peer energy tech

A software firm is bidding to build local energy markets using distributed ledger technology that it claims is orders of magnitude faster than blockchain. Power...

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...

Sunday demand to drop to 13.8GW, National Grid seeks more footroom

National Grid ESO expects demand on the transmission system to hit a new low this weekend and will likely need to call on its...

DSR can bid for 15-year capacity market agreements

Demand-side response will be able to bid for 15-year capacity market agreements under changes to government’s flagship policy intended to keep the lights on...

Power only half the story as volatility hits energy bills in 2016

Wholesale power prices declined for 2015 with anticipated softening into 2016. Yet bills are expected to rise and the market to become increasingly volatile....