MPs to hear solar developers’ complaints over NG’s and DNOs’ ‘farcical’ hook-up waits

Leaders of Britain's solar developers will meet two influential Parliamentary committees this afternoon, battling to shorten 'farcical' delays in connecting new batteries and PV...

Gridcos rush to reconnect 100,000 Isha-hit homes

Power distributors were rushing this morning to re-establish connections to an estimated one hundred thousand homes and businesses cut off by 90 mph winds...

ScottishPower seeks biggest ever supply round worth £5.4bn

ScottishPower has unveiled £5.4bn worth of contract opportunities as it launches its next phase of electricity network investment.   A boost early in 2024 by...

UKPN & EPEX SPOT partner to “supercharge flex market”

UK Power Networks has announced a partnership with the power market operator EPEX SPOT to host its flexibility market. The new cooperation is set...

NG fires up Viking cable to Denmark, world’s longest at 475 miles

National Grid has turned on its £1.7 billion Viking subsea power link to Denmark, claiming the 475 miles of the 1.4GW project makes it...

Heat pumps: NG launches second round of Equinox DSR trials

National Grid has kicked off the second stage of its award-winning Equinox DSR pilots after recruiting over 1,000 homes equipped with heat pumps. During the...

NG speeds 175 clean power connections with £90m upgrade on single link

A £90 million upgrade of one West Country power line will now bring forward connections for 175 clean energy ventures by as much as...

Operators pledge 139 GW more next year to speed up grid decarbonisation

Britain's energy network operators have detailed their commitments to speed up generation and storage connections, pledging to deliver all of them during 2024. Grid companies...

UK energy may need £900 Bn to reach Net Zero; NatWest & Boston Group

More than £900 billion in new spending may be required to get Britain’s power supply networks to Net Zero by mid-century, a leading renewables...

Ofgem convenes English mayors in quest of better local grid planning

Seven Metro Mayors and leaders of major English cities were among civic chiefs convened by Ofgem’s CEO Jonathan Brearley in a bid to spur...

NG’s Midlands DNO launches ClearViewConnect, makes connections pipeline transparent

National Grid Electricity Distribution, the DNO for the English Midlands, South West and South Wales, has launched ClearViewConnect, a new reporting tool intended to...

Regulator floats regional ‘think-and-do’ planners to spur cleaner networks

Ofgem is setting up a network of regional planners to improve the UK’s energy transition, in a bid to secure greater resilience in bi-directional...

AI second-guesses power cuts on SP’s network

Artificial intelligence has made its operational debut on a British electricity grid. Distributed switches & cables managers SP Energy Networks are claiming a UK first...

Second year for nation’s flex trials, as NG-ESO offers £3 per kWh

Ofgem’s approval on Friday means that today sees a repeat of cash incentives offered to businesses and homes shifting electricity loads outside peak times. National...

Centrica’s £65m strengthens Gresham’s & UKIB’s joint pledge on storage

Manager of green energy assets Gresham House and the state-owned UK Infrastructure Bank have confirmed their six-month old partnership to invest in collocated renewable...

Switch2 Energy celebrates wins at two industry awards

Yorkshire-based Switch2 Energy, a provider of district and community heating systems, has been honoured with two prestigious awards. The Shipley-headquartered company’s ICON connected heat interface...

Cleverer net charges & more BM players could fast-track UK’s energy transition​​​​​​: Cornwall &...

Reforming fees charged to use the electricity network could accelerate cost-effective decarbonisation of Britain’s electricity system, putting the UK back on track meet its...

SP Energy Networks pockets smidgeon south of £1mill to boost grid by 20%-plus

Scottish Power Energy Networks has been awarded just south of £1million from Ofgem’s Strategic Innovation Fund  to progress two innovative projects. The grid operator’s Blade...

NG flexes to load up with homes, happy to shift loads

National Grid’s electricity distribution arm is flexing its commercial muscle, again seeking to embrace homes – or their aggregators – looking to time-shift their...

SP Energy Networks pals with Piclo to primp end-to-end flex

SP Energy Networks has signed a two-year amity deal with platform provider Piclo to enable flex services using its independent marketplace, allowing flex providers...