DSR providers urge National Grid to go faster, Ofgem to go slower

There is a near-term risk that more demand-side response (DSR) providers could exit the market than enter, with firms urging National Grid to increase...

Capacity market auction clears at 77p

The T-1 capacity auction for delivery next winter has cleared at 77p/kW. Some 129 units have been awarded an agreement, totalling 3.6GW of capacity. By...

Final call for DSR Event 11 September, London: Secure your seat

Don’t miss the free Demand-Side Response Event, 11 September, London The energy system is changing. Passive consumption of power will become more expensive as the...
Energy storage will eat battery storage

RedT CEO to leave as Avalon merger moves forward

RedT chief executive Scott McGregor is to leave the firm at the year end, along with non-executive director Jeff Kenna. The exits come ahead of...

150MW: Developers of UK’s biggest battery plan to make it bigger

The developers of the UK's largest battery are aiming to take it up to 150MW. And they say they can go even bigger. Penso Power,...

PeakGen and Zenobe land nine year reactive power contracts

PeakGen and Zenobe have won £8.7m in contracts to provide reactive power, which helps keep voltage stable, in Mersey. National Grid said it had picked...

National Grid aims to replace Sizewell footroom with small generators

When its multimillion pound contract with EDF comes to an end, National Grid ESO aims to work with smaller generators, including wind and solar...

Europe losing global energy storage battle as US and China race ahead

Europe is set to lose the global energy storage race unless government auctions begin to incentivise flexible power, according to research from Wood Mackenzie. “Europe’s...

Proposed acquisition of Western Power Distribution and strategic portfolio repositioning

National Grid plc today announces that it has agreed to acquire PPL WPD Investments Limited, the holding company of Western Power Distribution (WPD), the...

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...

‘Ton up’ near M25 at Upminster: dynamic duo prep Essex for near-100 MW battery

Ground has been broken near London’s M25 motorway, ready to house one of Britain’s biggest grid-scale batteries. Tesla Megapack’s lithium ion technology is the core...