Smart grid evolution: potential of a dynamic capacity market

Gareth Spinner at Noveus offers an insight into the smart grid and explores some of the key issues and considerations for data centres that...

Vodafone’s 5G pilot to deliver flex signals across UKPN’s substations

An Ofgem-funded pilot now in development by mobile telco Vodafone and UK Power Networks aims to explore 5G telecommunications technology as a platform for...

Demand side response: Free breakfast briefing with National Grid for Energyst readers

National Grid wants more businesses to help balance the UK power system via demand side response (DSR) programmes. The system operator has committed to...
Lord Adonis to oversee delivery of energy infrastructure

UK must prioritise smartgrid says National Infrastructure Commission

Government and regulators must focus on building a smart power system without delay, according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). A report by the unit,...

Decc, Ofgem and National Grid must make battery storage stack up

Battery storage will remain hamstrung unless National Grid, Ofgem and government make the changes outlined in its new report, says Scottish Renewables The lobby group called for...

SSE urges smart meter rethink as costs spiral and benefits tank

SSE has urged government to reconsider the 2020 deadline for completion of the UK-wide smart meter rollout or risk further costs being piled on to...

Ofgem mulls how to regulate internet of things, what to do if people don’t...

Ofgem has outlined the exponential challenge of regulating a smart energy market over which it would currently have limited jurisdiction. In a new position paper,...

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS): protecting the future with the benefits of battery storage

With modern technological advances, more and more sensitive information is being stored offsite and online. It is essential, therefore, to ensure software and data...

Hospital earns £200K a year from flexible generation and DSR

Working with electricity supplier Haven Power and demand response aggregator Kiwi Power, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust earns around £200,000 annually from power generation. The Trust’s Estates department has also reduced expenditure through...

Limejump raises further cash to scale flexibility platform

Virtual power plant operator and energy supplier Limejump has raised further funds to scale its operations. The company did not disclose the exact amount raised,...

Aggregator Endeco changes name to Gridbeyond

UK and Ireland-based aggregator Endeco is rebranding to Gridbeyond. The firm says the name more accurately reflects its offering in a rapidly changing market. Demand-side...

Sembcorp buys UK Power Reserve for £216m

Sembcorp Industries has struck a deal to buy peaking plant operator UK Power Reserve (UKPR) for £216 million. The Singapore-based firm operates a collection of...

Smart grid start-up lands £1m DSR competition funding

Start-up GridIMP has been awarded some £980,000 funding under the government's non-domestic demand-side response (DSR) competition. It will use the money to deploy its...

Smarter energy: Free Glasgow & Birmingham breakfast briefings with Aurora and Enel X

The electricity system is getting smarter. Are you getting smarter with it? Your organisation’s future electricity bill could be at stake.  Join energy market experts...

Capacity Market top up auction planned for summer 2019

The UK government has reiterated that it hopes to re-start the Capacity Market as soon as possible and intends to run a 'top up'...
Energy storage will eat battery storage

Opinion: Time to do energy storage properly

Industry is starting to realise single purpose 'disposable' batteries are sub-optimal, believes redT CEO Scott McGregor The Capacity Market is suspended and under review, the...

Optimising revenue from battery storage

In this video case study, Flexitricity’s Head of Business Development, Andy Lowe, and Anesco’s Asset Management Director, Mike Ryan, discuss successful asset optimisation strategies,...

Battery storage: Balancing risk and reward

Andy Lowe, Head of Business Development at Flexitricity discusses the emerging battery storage opportunity as the UK transitions towards a low-carbon economy. As the development...

Northern Powergrid seeks 100MW of flex

Northern Powergrid is attempting to procure up to 100MW of flexible demand or generation via a reverse online auction. The minimum threshold is 100kW and...

Gresham House buys 50MW battery project, on track for 330MW

Gresham House Energy Storage Fund has bought its biggest battery storage project yet, a 50MW scheme in south Yorkshire. The grid-connected site at Thurcroft near...