Silver ingots
Solar panel demand ‘pushing up price of silver’

Researchers from the University of Kent warn this could lead to solar panel production costs soaring in the future

Gas
Italy to lead new-build underground gas storage capacity up to 2023

Analysts expect the nation’s 14 planned and announced facilities will make up 35% of European installations over the period

UK renewables
Renewables provided third of all UK power in 2018

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) says this is a new record for clean sources of electricity

Energy transmission infrastructure
‘UK has enough power to get it through the summer’

However, National Grid ESO notes solar growth is making it more difficult to balance the UK grid when demand is low in sunny periods

Shell warns of potential LNG supply shortage in mid-2020s

The energy giant says more investment is needed in LNG production projects

Gamification
Could video gaming take grid balancing to the next level?

Northern Powergrid stresses balancing supply and demand is to become increasingly important

Andover Business park
AMP Clean Energy secures permission for flexible power project

The facility will use natural gas to generate electricity and match high demand in Andover

UK power generation ‘down to lowest level in 25 years’

The country produced 335TWh of electricity through 2018, around 63TWh less than in 2005

Coal demand ‘set to remain stable through to 2023’

Predicted declines in Europe and North America are expected to be offset by strong growth in India and Southeast Asia

Flexitricity launches service to boost grid flexibility

It will enable industrial and commercial energy users and small generators to access the Balancing Mechanism