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...

D-BEIS nixes Russian oligarchs’ 2 GW cross-Channel interconnector

Britain’s energy ministry has rejected a £1.2 billion plan by a major donor to the Conservative Party to build a 2GW power interconnector from...

ENA oversees flexibility & collaboration in 2022’s Open Networks programme

Britain’s energy networks have unveiled ambitious plans for 2022 to transform the way the UK’s  energy networks operate through its industry-backed Open Networks programme. Marshalled...

Staunch greenwash sleaze? Track carbon through grid in real time, say Elexon and ES...

Restoring integrity to tarnished "clean power" certificates can be best guaranteed with new rules and new tech, tracking carbon from seed to flower through...

Northern Powergrid’s communications ‘completely unacceptable’ after Storm Arwen, says minister

Communications with its customers by Northern Powergrid, the DNO with at least 1,600 homes left still unconnected ten days after Storm Arwen devastated northern...

Regulator probes transcos’ and DNOs’ Storm Arwen response

Ofgem today announced a review of transmission and distribution networks’ responses to Storm Arwen, as thousands of homes awaited reconnection after seven days of...

Two DNOs pledge £10 Billion for RIIO-ED2 upgrades, as Ofgem fines Western Link duo...

Two distributed network operators (DNOs) including Britain’s biggest WPD today passed to Ofgem final plans totalling more than £ 10 billion for network upgrades...

National Grid half year results:  Pre-tax up 75%, op profit up 47%, capex up...

Britain’s privatised backbone system operator pleased investors today with strong results for the six months to September. Against a steady-state base of continuing activities, National...

ENA flexes for openness, seeks ON responses and applicants to chair top body

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has taken steps to improve governance & transparency for its Open Networks programme, launching a new stakeholder group and...