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...

Gore Street chooses EDF to run British third battery

Energy investment innovators Gore Street Energy Storage Fund have chosen French-owned EDF to optimise clean power trades from its new 80MW battery. Located at Stony,...

World’s biggest ohm game near Old Trafford: Manchester nets globe’s biggest grid-scale battery

Energy infrastructure developer Carlton Power this morning announced it has won planning approval to install the world’s biggest known electricity storage device on a...

Octopus extends Zero Bill homes concept, aims for 10,000 by 2025

Britain’s second largest energy supplier has found a new partner in its dream to deliver 10,000 new energy bill-free homes before 2025. Octopus Energy is...

Ecotricity to launch UK’s first electric airline, but with kerosene fuelling early flights

High profile green industrialist Dale Vince, pictured, is to launch what he intends to become the UK’s first all-electric airline. Ecotricity, Vince’s 28-year old low...

UKRI boosts sustainable energy research with £53 million

Taxpayer-supported grant giver UK Research & Innovation is helping energy-related research at six centres, with £53 million of new money. Greater complexities in power distribution,...

“Move fast, and build things”: NG-ESO unveils 2023 Future Energy Scenarios

Lack of political will, not cash nor technology, is Britain’s drag anchor holding back “the network transformation of our lifetimes”, the boss of power...