Peel and Powerhouse push on with plastic to hydrogen plan

Peel plans to back up to 11 plastic-to-hydrogen parks via a partnership with PowerHouse Energy. Peel is PowerHouse’s landlord at Protos Energy Park in Cheshire...

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...

EnergyPro seeks £2m to open India energy market to UK firms

EnergyPro Asset Management is seeking £2m in equity funding as it bids to unlock the $12bn Indian energy efficiency market. Led by Steve Fawkes, the...

John Lewis and Air Liquide build biogas plant to fuel trucks

John Lewis is building a biogas plant to help decarbonise its distribution fleet of trucks. The Waitrose owner plans to switch its 4,800-strong fleet...

Royal London consolidates FM with Mitie, targets energy efficiency gains

Royal London has consolidated FM services with Mitie under a five-year deal. The insurance giant is aiming to achieve at least 10 per cent energy...

Heat pump firms urge government to rethink support or “waste billions”

Billions of pounds committed by clients to big heat pump schemes will be wasted unless Whitehall reverses its decision to stop supporting large-scale deployments,...

Drax to trial Mitsubishi’s biomass-with-carbon-capture tech

Britain’s biggest biomass burner Drax is to pilot new biomass energy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries from this autumn. The...

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...

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...

600MWh: Statera plans UK’s biggest battery at Thurrock

Statera-owned Thurrock Power is planning to build the UK’s largest battery as part of a hybrid 750MW power plant. According to documents lodged with the...

An ale called Gale: BrewDog 100 per cent wind powered from July

BrewDog will brew its beers from wind power from mid-July. The company last month outlined plans to invest in three turbines totalling 2.4MW. The move is...

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...

United Utilities installs 2MW battery alongside solar

United Utilities has installed a 2MW battery alongside solar power at a treatment works in Preston. The water company said the batteries will improve site...
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Flexitricity VPP hits half a gigawatt, predicts “dramatic growth” for DSR

Aggregator Flexitricity claims its virtual power plant (VPP) has reached 500MW - and predicts a boom for the sector. The firm said a 15MW asset...

Ofgem tells DNOs to get on with 1MW+ asset register and plan for national...

Distribution network operators must compile a database of all assets connected to their networks above 1MW – and make them publicly available after Ofgem...

Push harder on flexibility and half hourly settlement, firms tell Ofgem

A group of energy and technology companies have urged Ofgem to show “leadership” and expedite market-wide half hourly settlement to unlock flexibility from small...

Aurora: Hydrogen can meet half of UK energy demand

Hydrogen produced from both renewables and methane can meet 48 per cent of UK final energy demand by 2050, calculates Aurora Energy Research. Green hydrogen...

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...

SSE: Decarbonise power by 2040, ban petrol and diesel car sales by 2030

SSE has urged government to use “robust” carbon pricing to decarbonise the power sector by 2040 and bring forward the ban on sales of...

Government eyes role of CHP in net zero world

Government is consulting on the role of combined heat and power (CHP) plants in a net zero economy. CHP plants burn fuel – mostly gas,...