Third of UK businesses ‘have installed batteries onsite’

The survey also found more than half (59%) of firms like the idea of producing their own energy

Brexit: What Impact Will a “No-Deal” Outcome Have on Energy Supply & Security of Supply?

On 29 March 2019, the UK will cease to be a member of the European Union. With less than 7 months remaining until we make what is sure to be a historic exit, and the increasing possibility of a ‘no deal’ looming, the exact details of the UK’s exit from the European Union are still unclear.

Defence secretary warns Russia is ready to attack UK’s energy infrastructure

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned Russia could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths” through attacks on the UK’s energy infrastructure. The MP for South Staffordshire has accused Moscow of spying on Britain’s gas and electricity supplies, which if cut, could create “panic” and “chaos” for millions of people. Mr Williamson referred […]

Ofgem mulls ‘fundamental’ energy supply market reform

Ofgem is seeking views on whether “fundamental” change is required on the current energy supply market arrangements. Under the proposals, the role of conventional suppliers as the “middleman” between customers and the energy system would be less relevant or even “redundant”. The regulator believes the “supplier hub” model has reinforced the dominance enjoyed by large […]

Using waste materials to generate on-site heat and power

In the past, technologies capable of converting waste materials into electricity have either been huge, cathedral-scale incineration plants or unreliable, dirty and inefficient small-scale combustion systems. These just don’t work for industrial energy users, who need reliability, efficiency and impeccable green credentials – as well as a reasonable price tag. Finally, this technology has come […]

National Grid Winter Outlook: Reaction

National Grid’s news that the power margin for this winter is at 6.6% has been welcomed by the energy sector. Jonathan Marshall, Energy Analyst at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) said the operator’s Winter Outlook shows that the UK continues “to have a reliable electricity system” as it goes through this “period of […]

Utiligroup helps Bristol Energy power up

Utiligroup – a leading provider of innovative solutions to the utilities and energy industry – has been appointed by Bristol Energy to support its launch as a dual fuel energy supplier with a community purpose. Bristol Energy – formed by Bristol City Council – is the first municipal energy company in the South West and […]

EDF Energy wins multi-million pound supply contract

EDF Energy has been awarded a contract to supply power to universities, colleges and museums in England and Wales. The multi-million pound deal will see the Big Six supplier provide up to 1.6TWh of electricity to as many as 4,500 public sector sites. The initial two-year contract, which follows a tender run by The Energy […]

DECC sets out five-year plan

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has unveiled its new plan from 2015 to 2020. It has set a limit of £3.3 billion of total departmental expenditure in 2015/16 and a vision for “secure, affordable and clean energy supplies”. “We will meet these goals by nurturing competition and supporting innovation in new technologies. […]

India ‘needs $140bn a year to meet power needs’

India needs $140 billion (£91bn) every year until 2040 to meet the country’s electricity demand. That’s according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which stated the nation needs an investment worth $110 billion (£71.5bn) annually in energy supply and $30 billion (£19.5bn) per year in efficiency. Although India’s energy demand has almost doubled […]