Scottish island to receive electricity for 24 hours for the first time ever!

Fair Isle, currently home to 55 people, has only had access to power between 7.30am and 11.30pm until now

National Grid: UK has enough gas and power to last the winter

The organisation says this is the case even in the event of another extreme cold weather period

UK’s energy network companies launch £90m innovation competition

The funding aims to find technologies that can be used to build the power grid of the future

Penn State researchers develop wearable energy generator

The wrist-mounted device creates electricity when the user swings their arm

New app allows customers to report power cuts

People can also take photos of any damage to the power network and send them directly to Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

Only 9.5% of Yorkshire businesses are using solar panels

This is despite double this proportion of employees saying it would be a good idea

UK energy industry accounted for 2.9% of GDP in 2017

New government statistics show the sector directly employed around 181,000 people last year

Saturday saw energy prepay stations blackout across country

PayPoint terminals stopped working over the weekend, leaving customers of the service without gas and electricity

Europe’s battery storage market charged up by 49% in 2017

This followed a trend of steady growth since 2015 and brought the continent to a total storage capacity of 589MWh

Indian companies obliged to use more renewable energy

Businesses must meet renewable purchase obligations (RPO) targets of 21% by 2022