US invests $24.9m in hydropower and marine innovation

It will support industry-led solutions to increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource

New York offers $30m for flexible power grid

It is seeking solutions that enable the integration of more clean energy resources to the grid as well as innovative data analytics

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Shell to buy UK energy tech company Limejump

The firm manages one of the largest portfolios of batteries through its “virtual power plant” system

UK needs flexible system ‘to avoid spiralling renewable costs’

The UK must build a more flexible power grid to ensure energy security and avoid spiralling costs of green energy. New research has found “very strong evidence” that adding intermittent electricity such as wind and solar power into the grid, without flexibility, will cost “much higher than they need to be”. The UK Energy Research […]

Flexible power grid ‘could save £8bn by 2030’

Consumers could see savings worth up to £90 per household – or up to £8 billion in total – by 2030 if the UK developed a smarter and more flexible power system. That must also be done to decarbonise the energy system and accommodate growth in wind and solar power, according to a new report. […]