Balancing act begins – big energy users asked to cut 2015/16 demand

National Grid has begun its hunt for factories and big businesses willing to cut their demand next winter (2015/16). Today the grid operator opened its first round of tenders to recruit large energy users into its Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) scheme. It comes a day after a fire at Didcot B gas plant raised […]

Companies will be paid to avoid UK power cuts

Companies can now throw their hat into the ring for payments to cut the amount of energy they take from the grid. The National Grid today called for tenders for two new balancing services to make sure there is enough power for the country over the next few winters. This is what the grid operator […]