ENA brings more flexibility to the grid with contract update

A new contract aims to offer more liquidity in local markets and bring energy bills down

SSEN procures 348MW of flexible energy service contracts

That’s equivalent to the electricity needed to power around 91,000 homes

From Overhead To Opportunity: How Monetising Your CHP is Good For Your Business and Good For The Grid

Achieving optimum efficiency from a CHP plant starts with correctly sizing and specifying it to meet site demand.

Quick-response batteries and flexible gas plants ‘could boost renewable deployment at a lower cost’

Wärtsilä claims installing 7GW of flexibility capacity to balance renewable generation could see the share of clean power reach 62%, higher than it says would be possible by deploying wind and solar alone

EU approves extension of two electricity capacity market schemes in Greece

The Commission found the extension of the two measures is necessary for a limited period of time, in view of the ongoing reforms in the Greek electricity market

Iberdrola launches global smart grid innovation hub in Spain

Around 200 professionals will work on activities related to new network challenges that include digitalisation and data analytics

Giant Tesla batteries help balance UK’s electricity grid for the first time

Tesla has become the first user to participate in National Grid ESO’s balancing mechanism scheme with the new application programming interface

SP Energy Networks launches 95MW tender for flexibility services

It has joined forces with independent online marketplace Piclo for the flexibility services in 40 locations across its licence areas in England, Scotland and North Wales

Drax invests £1m in Cruachan hydropower plant upgrade

The current turbine control system will be replaced with new technology that is expected to improve Cruachan’s efficiency

Maintaining flexible power system ‘critical to avoiding power cuts on road to net zero’

A new report highlights how a host of technologies helped stabilise the country’s energy system during a volatile start to 2020