Grid balancing tech takes step closer to commercialisation

The Faraday Grid Exchanger has been independently validated by a research institution

Nokia and University of Strathclyde team up on grid communication tech

The organisations aim to help utilities prepare power grids for emerging technologies such as renewable and distributed generation

Ørsted charges ahead with UK battery storage project

It is the company’s first venture into large-scale storage

Power dispute slows clocks across Europe

A power dispute between Kosovo and Serbia has resulted in grid frequency across Europe being disrupted

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 […]

Vehicle-to-grid tech gets £30m funding boost

The government has awarded almost £30 million to advance vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. It says the funding will help research and develop the processes needed to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to deliver electricity back to the grid to light homes and power businesses. The money is shared between 21 V2G projects, which will each explore and […]

Europe ‘should follow the French on cutting carbon’

European nations should follow advice from French President Emmanuel Macron and collaborate to develop an interconnected energy market based on renewable energy instead of fossil fuels. That’s the suggestion from Eddie O’Connor, the Founder and Chairman of Mainstream Renewable Power, who said linking countries with a ‘super-grid’ would allow the delivery of cheaper power to […]

Glasgow powers towards 2023 grid upgrades

The first phase of a £100 million investment project to upgrade Glasgow’s electricity supply is on track to be completed by 2023. That’s according to SP Energy Networks (SPEN), the firm which owns and maintains Central and Southern Scotland’s power grid. Around £10 million has been spent this year alone and a further £12 million […]

SSEN outlines principles for DSO transition

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has published how it will transition from a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to a Distribution System Operator (DSO). The company has also launched a consultation regarding the move, intended to gather opinions on the best path of action and identify barriers to be overcome. It aims to remove such […]