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...

Investors back Gore Street Energy Storage with £135 million to build out its 1.3GW...

Energy storage fund Gore Street has succeeded in tapping its investors for new equity needed to build out its 1.3GW pipeline of projects. The possible...

8MWh from a 50-tonne drop?  Weighty matters for storage innovators Gravitricity

Scotland’s gravity battery pioneers Gravitricity believe the  recent grid connection of their pilot plant in Edinburgh’s port will give a new meaning to the...

MAN Energy Solutions to partner on world’s largest liquid-air energy-storage project

Highview Power, specialist in long duration energy storage solutions, has selected MAN Energy Solutions to provide its LAES turbomachinery solution to Highview Power for...

Battery barons Gresham House snap up 30MW of Scots storage, expands fleet to 425MW

Britain’s biggest investor in utility-scale batteries Gresham House Energy Storage Fund (GHESF) today announced its first buy in Scotland, paying £15.6m from its subsidiary...

World’s first sustainable plant to separate rare earth oxides is projected for Humber estuary

A factory designed for sustainable recovery of scarce minerals essential to making batteries for EVs and wind turbines is being proposed in Britain’s booming...

The Energyst – Latest issue out now

The latest edition of The Energyst is now ready to read today online or via the new Energyst App. The Energyst is now published monthly,...

Anesco secures planning permission for 50MW solar farm in Lincolnshire

A 50MW solar farm developed by Anesco has been given the green light by East Lindsey District Council, with the company gearing up for...

UK needs over 49 GW of flexibility to reach 100% renewables at lowest cost

Wärtsilä has highlighted the need to scale up flexibility in the UK, in the form of energy storage and flexible gas technology, to enable...

Long-duration storage “needs funding support”

The long-duration electricity storage needed for the UK to transition away from fossil fuels should be supported by an innovative funding mechanism, claims a...