UK’s local electricity grid operators open doors to smart flexibility services

The Energy Networks Association says the move will allow households and businesses to benefit from a lower-cost, lower-carbon energy system

Ofgem approves £6m investment in digital marketplace for energy

SP Energy Networks’ new platform will allow surplus power to be traded among consumers

UKPN announces plans to produce 100MW of flexibility

The network operator will use distributed energy resources to provide this

SSE signs deal with Origami Energy to boost flexibility

The energy giant will use the platform provider’s technology to increase its offering to customers

Exploring demand side response with npower Business Solutions

Demand side response (DSR) can offer a range of technical and financial benefits to large energy users – but what do consumers actually think about these technologies. Alongside npower Business Solutions and Energy HQ, we attended a DSR event hosted by the¬†Energyst in London’s Banking Hall. We spoke to a range of energy stakeholders from […]

Northern Powergrid partners up for flexibility procurement platform

It will work with smart solutions provider Piclo to boost flexibility across its areas of operation

UKPN to adopt a ‘flexibility first’ network approach

The distribution network operator estimates its market for flexibility could be over 200MW by 2023

‘UK Government must incentivise more grid flexibility’

A group of large energy organisations have said this is vital to keep costs low and decarbonise

Honda provides power management for V2G project

Honda has announced it will provide power management units for a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in the UK. The EV-elocity consortium aims to demonstrate the business case for the technology by helping businesses and electric vehicle (EV) owners recognise the financial opportunities presented by harnessing, storing, using and selling surplus renewable energy. The project has secured […]

‘Europe must upgrade grid to hit renewable target’

If Europe is to achieve its goal of a 35% renewable energy mix by 2030, then investments in electricity grids need to scale up and become more strategic. That’s the suggestion from the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) and WindEurope, which say although smart grids, demand response technologies, flexible wind farms and battery storage are helping […]