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Capacity Market bids bust six-year record, secure 42.4GW for 2025

 Britain’s latest Capacity Market auction has secured 42.4GW for delivery in FY 2025-26, at a record price of £30.59 per kW per year.   On the...

“Breakthrough moment” sees renewables allowed for first time to balance UK grid

Britain’s renewable power generators have this week been authorised to provide balancing and stability services to the nation’s grid, in a claimed ‘game-changing’ world’s...

Carlton Power and Stag Energy merge to deliver infrastructure wizardry

Two of Britain’s longest established developers of energy infrastructure are joining up. Ending three decades of independence, Carlton Power and Stag Energy today plight...

Ofgem warns Balancing Mechanism players

Rocketing costs of last-minute interventions needed to balance Britain’s power grid have prompted an Ofgem warning that it stands ready to tighten market rules...

At 360 MW, Teesside primed to host Europe’s biggest battery

The North-east industrial cluster of Teesside is set to be the location for a planned 360 MW battery storage system, billed as Europe's largest. Sembcorp...

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...

Balancing Mechanism costs rocket three times on 2020’s, as suppliers face BUUoS squeeze

A ‘perfect storm’ of surging world demand for gas, reviving power demand, low UK renewables generation and 2021's cull of retailers has pushed costs...

Battery bonanza: Twenty-fold storage expansion to characterise the world in the 2020s, say Bloomberg

Energy practitioners all sense it. Now a leading consultancy is the latest to put numbers around the intuition: “The 2020s are the decade of...

Wake up to 8-hour storage: Ceres and RFC enjoy breakfast of (ch)Amps &...

Fuel cell firm Ceres Power this morning teamed up with RFC Power, an Imperial College spin-off, in quest of the world’s most efficient flow...

World’s biggest continuous ultracapacitor on Teesside “super-stabilises” National Grid

A clever piece of power storage engineering from innovators Reactive Technologies has today dramatically upped stability capabilities on the National Grid. The world’s biggest continuously...