Ofgem sets out plans to protect small businesses, but stops short of regulating brokers

Ofgem is today expected to set out plans to give the UK’s smallest businesses better protection from miss-selling and profiteering by energy brokers. The regulator,...

Waitrose to electrify delivery fleet, trial vans from Arrival

Waitrose is aiming to electrify its delivery fleet and will start trialling two new designs from UK e-mobility firm Arrival early next year. Waitrose and...

DPD hits electric vehicle target ahead of schedule, plots route ahead

Delivery firm DPD last week hit its target to electrify 10 per cent of its fleet five months ahead of schedule. It now has...

Future Energy Scenarios: National Grid models big increases in DSR and its value

National Grid modelling suggests the volume of 'pure' demand-side response could double within two to three years as the value of flexibility sharply increases. The...

The John Lewis Partnership on network upgrades, electric vans, and why hydrogen may not...

The John Lewis Partnership is making major investments to eliminate fleet fossil fuels. The Energyst spoke to general manager of fleet, Justin Laney, about...

Free 2020 EV report: The road ahead

The Energyst has produced a new, free report on electric vehicles and infrastructure. The 2020 EV report: The road ahead features a survey of business...

Transport and power: The revolution will not be fossilised

Graeme Cooper, project director for transport decarbonisation at National Grid, says electric vehicles and renewables are mutual enablers, while digisation of energy and transport...

Simec Atlantis breaks Uskmouth into two phases, eyes data centre build

Simec Atlantis intends to break its 220MW Uskmouth coal conversion project into two 110MW phases. The firm said it had made the decision after talking...

Big firms push for 2030 petrol and diesel ban, EV mandates for carmakers

An alliance of UK firms have urged government to bring forward the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans to...

Suffolk Council combines second-life battery system with solar and EV chargers

Suffolk County Council is adding second-life EV batteries to a low carbon energy system at the University of Suffolk’s Ipswich campus. A new facility called...

Bigger batteries: Government lifts planning cap

Government has confirmed that batteries are exempt from the national planning regime. To date, developers have capped schemes at 49.9MW to avoid going through the...

EVs: Moto and WPD trial ‘capacity in a box’ rapid charging solution

Western Power Distribution and Moto service stations are trialling new rapid charging technology that they think could cut costs by around £500k per site. The...

Former Ofgem chief Alistair Buchanan becomes Electricity North West chairman

Former Ofgem chief executive Alistair Buchanan will become chairman at Electricity North West in October. Buchanan spent a decade helming the regulator. On his watch...

Inspired plans £35m fundraise to buy rest of Ignite, eyes more deals

Inspired Energy plans to raise up to £35m to acquire the rest of Ignite and take advantage of market conditions to make further buys. The...

WPD seeks another 45MW of flex, plus demand turn up

Western Power Distribution is seeking a further 44.55MW of flex and needs providers in five new locations. In one location, at Hawton, Nottinghamshire, the DNO...

EVs: Range anxiety the least of fleet operators’ concerns

When it comes to electric vehicles, range anxiety appears to be the least of fleet operators’ concerns, for small vans and cars at least. Polled...

Government urged to unlock 18GW of ‘shovel ready’ batteries, solar and wind

Analysis by Regen shows there are 18GW of ‘shovel ready’ battery storage, solar and wind projects that could be quickly kickstarted if government genuinely...

Ofgem tightens up gas and power transmission spending, networks aghast

Ofgem has set out plans for less lucrative price controls for gas networks and electricity transmission operators from 2021. The draft five-year framework intends to...

British Gas orders 1,000 electric vans

British Gas has ordered 1,000 electric vans from Vauxhall. The UK's third largest fleet operator said the Vivaro-e vans will be delivered over the next...

Gresham House Energy Storage launches ‘grid bonds’ to buy more batteries

Gresham House Energy Storage Fund is aiming to raise an initial £15m to buy more grid scale battery storage. The fund has an operational storage...