ENW confirms £1 million upgrades for Windermere, floats electric ferry notion

Regional grid operator Electricity North West next month begins £1 million worth of upgrade work.  One task will speed the arrival of Lake Windermere’s...

SMITN poleaxes DNO into deeper love for users’ data

Britain’s biggest regional gridco Western Power Distribution is seeking new ways to crunch data from its smart meters, readying its switches and wires for...

DNOs react to Ofgem’s RIIO-ED2 direction

Regional network monopolies are girding their loins for the last leg of negotiations with Britain’s power regulator, before it binds them in December to...

Ofgem’s £21 billion RIIO-ED2 gauntlet squeezes DNOs with ‘tough efficiency challenges”

Britain’s energy regulator is seeking stakeholder views on investments plans totalling £20.9 billion which will shape the nation’s electricity network until 2028. Before making its...

Analyst boss doubts NG’s residential load-shedding drive

A leading analyst has questioned the effectiveness of National Grid’s hopes of extending pre-announced load-shedding into domestic power supply. The backbone operator was yesterday reported...

Homes “to get paid to dial down”:  NG-ESO mulls paid load shifting for households

Britain’s backbone power operator is reportedly pondering paying domestic users to dial down demand at peak hours this winter, in a bid to stave...

WPD commits to easy hook-up for home microgenerators

Midlanders, Welsh folk and South Westerners who’ve turned their homes into solar-equipped mini-power stations got renewed backing from Western Power Distribution today. Fresh from announcing...

Government slates DNOs for Arwen responses

The government is ordering power grid operators to strengthen compensation schemes, up their communications, and improve re-connection times after one million customers were left...

Beamer! Arenko tweaks BMW batteries, optimising flows from Wales’ biggest wind farm

Software provider Arenko is running code to expand revenues from the operation of Vattenfall’s 22MW / 16 MWh battery, co-located at Wales’ and England’s...

Twenty million, and rising: Britain’s smart meters tick over into their third “ten-to-the-power-of-7” (*)

The Data Communications Company was this morning celebrating the 20 millionth smart meter to be connected to the UK’s secure national network. An unspecified account...

Staffordshire town to get smart local energy system

Rugeley in Staffordshire is set to benefit from a town-wide smart local energy system (SLES), courtesy of Equans, Engie group’s division innovating in district...

UKPN’s Smyth to succeed Emery at top of Electricity North West

Electricity North West has announced the appointment of Ian Smyth as Chief Executive Officer. Joining from UKPN, the south east’s DNO, Smyth succeeds Peter Emery,...

Play flex markets from social housing’s storage heaters? Ofgem clears aggregators to try

Britain’s biggest home energy supplier is set to step aboard a new trial, linking flex trading to controllable storage heaters. From September, Centrica will begin...

Thanks a thousand: WPD trials ‘kilo-quick’ fault limiter on CHP campus

Britain’s biggest DNO Western Power Distribution is trialling a new hyper-fast current breaker, assessing its potential to play a crucial role in evolving bi-directional...

Limejump to optimise 90MW of SSDC Opium’s storage

Limejump, the Shell-owned monetiser of grid-scale batteries, is teaming up with SSDC Opium Power to run two more units totalling 90 MW across the...

Gillian Williamson, first female engineering director at any DNO, takes up role

Electricity North West has made history by appointing Britain's first female engineering director at a distribution network operator. Gillian Williamson, a chartered engineer, has made...

Ofgem green-lights nine SP Energy Networks projects towards Net Zero

SP Energy Networks has been given the green light to progress with £1.2m worth of projects to help tackle some of the UK’s biggest...

Want long duration grid-focused batteries? Then put a Cap and Floor on balancing, Aurora...

Radical reforms to power trading rules are needed, if Britain is to achieve necessary expansion of long-duration power storage on route to Net Zero...

Western Power debuts ‘first of a kind’ flex marketplace for smaller assets

Britain’s biggest distributed network operator today reaches out to small owners of storage assets, launching its platform to trade flex capacity and set prices...

NG-ESO’s Networks Options Assessment: SSEN happy, preps three Peterhead pipes

SSEN Transmission, the network owner serving Scotland’s north, has today welcomed the National Grid’s greenlight to pump £5 billion into the region’s distribution wires. National...