Energy minister sets out parameters for next capacity auctions

They include the T-1 auction planned for January 2021 and the T-4 auction for February 2021

BEIS launches offshore transmission network review

It aims to remove the barriers for significant deployment of offshore wind projects across the UK

Onshore wind farm
Surplus wind energy to heat off-grid Scottish homes

The project aims to help cater to fluctuating power demand without disrupting the distribution network

National Grid awards £328m contracts to manage stability of electricity grid

This new approach is expected to save consumers up to £128m over the six-year period

Three energy firms to pay £10.5m over power cut failings

RWE Generation, Ørsted and UK Power Networks will pay into a redress fund run by energy watchdog Ofgem

Power cut: National Grid blames lightning strike as Ofgem launches investigation

The incident on 9th August left nearly a million homes and businesses across England and Wales in the dark and affected road and rail networks and some hospital services

National Grid turns to AI for improved solar power forecasts

It worked with The Alan Turing Institute to develop the AI prediction methods that have so far helped deliver a 33% improvement in solar forecasting

Electricity pylons
National Grid ESO sets out its Forward Plan for 2019 to 2021

The plan outlines how the organisation aims to balance electricity supply and demand and manage the grid

National Grid ESO to run zero carbon power system by 2025

The Electricity System Operator (ESO) has officially separated from National Grid’s power transmission arm today

National Grid opens consultation on ESO role

National Grid is seeking views on its plans for its new, legally separate company to carry out electricity system operator (ESO) functions over the next year. It has produced a draft Forward Plan following “extensive” customer and stakeholder engagement throughout 2017/18. The grid operator says the consultation sets out how it proposes to “meet the […]