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...

Cornwall & DLA Piper: bigger tax breaks, better breakthroughs needed for >2-hour grid storage

Essential storage technologies ranging beyond two-hours in endurance won’t happen on the UK grid without technical innovation & incentives including tax breaks, two consultancy...

New Energy Flexibility report

The NEW 2023 Energy Flexibility Report published by The Energyst in partnership with Power Responsive, drax, epexspot & Gridimp is now available.  Download your free...

Adaptogen’s battery fund nets £207m, over-subscribed by 18%

Another capital-raising exercise to fund grid-scale batteries on Britain's power networks has been over-subscribed by London investors. Adaptogen Capital said this morning it has attracted...

NG zooms for industry views to speed renewables hook-ups

National Grid ESO has opened its latest round of consultation events, aimed at tapping industry wisdom to speed up connections for new renewables generators. Over...

Cancel coal-ture: “Pay customers, not coal burners”, Octopus tells NG

Octopus Energy is demanding National Grid ESO stops asking generators to burn coal, and instead uses consumer flexibility as a cheaper, low carbon alternative. At...

EDF joins research to help households save more cash and carbon through flexibility schemes

EDF is part of a new government-backed project looking at innovative ways to reduce customer bills and their impact on the environment. Working alongside smart...

Register for the Flexibility Report 2023 launch webinar

Register for the webinar here. The Energyst is launching the 2023 Energy Flexibility Report with a webinar at 09:30 on Tuesday 13th June 2023. We need...

Cero and Enso agree financing on 50MW battery for Larks Green

The developers of Britain’s first solar farm now generating directly into the nation’s transmission network have agreed financial terms to add a 49.9MW battery...

Ferrybridge to house SSE Renewables’ second grid-scale battery

Energy supplier SSE Renewables has announced its second former coal-fired power station site at Ferrybridge, west Yorkshire, will house a 150MW grid-scale battery. The...

Masdar chooses Octopus’s Kraken to run £1 billion UK storage deal

Global green power developer Masdar has chosen Octopus Energy’s Kraken platform to manage its £1 billion investment in grid-scale batteries in the UK. The deal...

Grid celebrates 1.6 million flex players, preps for more

As many as 1.6 million homes and businesses took part in Britain’s biggest exercise to date in flexibility shifting of peak power load, the...

Grid Instability jeopardises energy security for data centres

A new research report has mapped out temporary opportunities for facility stakeholders in major European data centre markets to maintain site resilience in a...

Top to toe: SSEN seeks flex contracts covering 15 zones

Distribution network operator SSEN is seeking partners offering flex services across fifteen zones, in areas spanning the Highlands and southern England as far north...

Battery gunk recycler scores CAM first

A battery recycling start-up is claiming a UK first, announcing today that it has isolated a key component to make new lithium-ion batteries from...

Ovo’s demand shifting trial rewards customers with £150k

Electricity supplier Ovo Energy paid out nearly £150k over the winter to customers opting to switch their times of consumption. Power Move, the challenger retailer’s...