Piclo flexes to the Max, plans global trades for 2024

Trading platform provider Piclo is readying for launch a product that will enable its clients to trade flexibility capacity on global markets. Starting in the...

Regulator floats regional ‘think-and-do’ planners to spur cleaner networks

Ofgem is setting up a network of regional planners to improve the UK’s energy transition, in a bid to secure greater resilience in bi-directional...

NG drops checks on 20GW of battery plug-ins, pledges “6 Hinkley Cs” of quicker...

Backbone electricity shifter National Grid ESO today pledged cuts as high as four years in delays to connect up to 20GW of utility-scale storage,...

Second year for nation’s flex trials, as NG-ESO offers £3 per kWh

Ofgem’s approval on Friday means that today sees a repeat of cash incentives offered to businesses and homes shifting electricity loads outside peak times. National...

Tag taps 3 banks for £70m to set 100MW battery humming near Drax

Global clean energy enterprise TagEnergy has secured a debt package to finance its next UK-based battery energy storage system (BESS) project under an innovative...

Cleverer net charges & more BM players could fast-track UK’s energy transition​​​​​​: Cornwall &...

Reforming fees charged to use the electricity network could accelerate cost-effective decarbonisation of Britain’s electricity system, putting the UK back on track meet its...

Flex Assure launches code to boost SMEs’ trust in micro-flex trades

Today sees the launch of a new code of conduct, designed to protect homes and small businesses dipping their toes in the flexibility market,...

Innova hails planners’ consent for 400MW Carlisle battery

Renewable energy firm Innova is celebrating Cumberland Council’s grant of planning permission for its two-hour grid-scale storage battery, to be located at Blackdyke, near...

“Watershed for affordability“, as Ofgem’s P415 opens up wholesale power market to flex providers

Ofgem is seeking dramatically to increase the number of energy market participants offering flexibility services, as a route to balancing power supplies and getting...

NG flexes to load up with homes, happy to shift loads

National Grid’s electricity distribution arm is flexing its commercial muscle, again seeking to embrace homes – or their aggregators – looking to time-shift their...

SP Energy Networks pals with Piclo to primp end-to-end flex

SP Energy Networks has signed a two-year amity deal with platform provider Piclo to enable flex services using its independent marketplace, allowing flex providers...

NG’s flex trials reward battery homes with “up to 10 times” cash paid to...

Owners of home batteries earned up to ten times more cash from the National Grid’s Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) than participants who manually switched...

The University of St Andrews working with Gridimp in partnership with National Grid ESO...

A ‘turn-up’ For The Record Books The University of St Andrews deliver a smart energy world first as they help keep zero carbon offshore wind...

Varco Energy agrees financing for UK projects with NatWest

Varco Energy (Varco), a pioneering UK-based battery storage asset owner and operator, has secured £58 million of debt financing facilities with NatWest to help...

North Sea stashes: Authority issues first permits to sequester carbon

Fourteen high volume storage operators learned today they’ve received 21 licences between them to pump CO2 and other greenhouse gas pollutants into voids under...

EDF Renewables secures 3 grid-scale battery sites 

EDF Renewables UK has secured planning approval for three new grid-scale battery sites in Kent, Norwich and Essex which will support the transition to...

The firm, part of Autocraft Solutions Group, calculates that a vast majority of EV batteries currently deemed exhausted and fit only for scrap, are...

Off-peak electricity use & home generation could save billions in energy costs

New analysis from researchers at Cornwall Insight and Smart Energy GB has revealed the substantial cost-saving potential of household flexible electricity initiatives such as...

Going down smaller hills; pair pump market for long-duration storage

Known as High-Density Hydro®, the innovation could offer 100MW in commercial operation this decade, the pair believe, through use of Mercia PR’s existing grid...

UK primed to become a global frontrunner in battery recycling

The UK has everything it needs to become a frontrunner in the global battery recycling industry but, to achieve this, there must be collaboration...