Power prices soar as National Grid issues capacity market notice

Within day power prices today soared above £300 per megawatt hour within minutes of National Grid issuing a Capacity Market Notice. At around 1pm, the...

Grid innovator sees global demand for green, mission-critical infrastructure solutions

Depsys, a technology company focussed on modernising electricity grid through digitalisation, has been awarded five new contracts in the past month, as utilities accelerate...

£49 million uplift drives automotive industry towards green future

Retro electric motorcycles and high-power batteries to help electric vehicles travel longer distances are just 2 of the concepts receiving a share of £49...

Oxera helps National Grid to achieve settlement in major cartel litigation

Multidisciplinary team of Oxera experts provide National Grid with critical support and analysis in cartel case of 11 producers of underground and submarine high-voltage power...

Elmtronics signs £1.5m investment deal

Elmtronics has received £1.5m in new funding that will enable it to step up the roll-out of its charging points across the UK. The investment...

Nearly half of motorists expect to drive an EV within five years

A survey has found that 42% of people expect to drive an electric vehicle in the next five years, equivalent to more than 16...

Green gas gains great growth in 2020

A record number of homes in the North of England receive renewable gas. During 2020 the equivalent of almost 50,000 homes were fuelled by...

Vauxhall reveals fully-electric Combo-e van

Vauxhall has released the first pictures of its new fully-electric Combo-e, which has a claimed range of up to 171 miles from a single...

Tesla granted electricity generation licence ahead of VPP push

Tesla Motors has been granted a UK electricity generation licence enabling it to further local ambitions as an energy business. The electric carmaker is planning...

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...

Vehicle-to-grid: Where’s the smart money?

EDF and Nuvve’s Dreev joint venture is trying to crack flexibility on wheels. The Energyst spoke with Paige Mullen about bumps on the road...

Intergen seeks generation licence for giant 700MWh battery storage scheme

Intergen has applied for a generation licence at Spalding Energy Park, where it has planning permission for a battery storage system of up to...

H21: making the hydrogen switchover happen

For a large gas distribution operator like Northern Gas Networks (NGN), keeping its millions of customers going is the number one priority. Examining the...

Wind power industry to install 71.3 GW in 2020, showing resilience during COVID-19 crisis

According to the latest market outlook published today by GWEC Market Intelligence, 71.3 GW of wind power capacity is expected to be installed in...

Panasonic, Equinor and Hydro to explore potential for European battery business

Technology company Panasonic, energy company Equinor and industrial group Hydro have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a strategic partnership to explore...

Figures indicate 14% of all fleet cars and vans are now electrified

Data from automotive e-commerce specialist Epyx suggests that 14% of cars and vans operated by fleets are now either hybrid or battery electric vehicles. The...

Manheim unveils EV charging centre at Bruntingthorpe site

Auction company Manheim Vehicle Services (MVS) has spent more than £100,000 installing 30 Pod Point EV charging points at its site in Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire. The...

OVO Energy expands its fleet with 40 Kia e-Niro electric cars

OVO Energy has selected Kia Motors (UK) to supply 40 of its Field Force team with the all-electric Kia e-Niro. Capable of 282 miles...

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...