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 […]

Centrica snaps up European power management firm

Centrica has bought a European technology company that provides services to help balance fluctuations on the power grid for €70 million (£62m). Belgium-based REstore manages 1.7GW of power demand from a portfolio of 150 industrial and commercial (I&C) customers across Belgium, France, Germany and the UK. It pays some of the largest energy users in […]

ABB cuts greenhouse gases with green grid tech

ABB has launched an eco-efficient switchgear product in China. The technology firm claims its ZX2 AirPlus is a more sustainable version of the combination of disconnect switches, fuses or circuit breakers commonly used to control, protect and isolate electrical equipment on a power grid. It says its medium-voltage gas-insulated switchgear will help China as the […]

Nissan collaborates on vehicle-to-grid and battery tech

Nissan and OVO Energy have teamed up to accelerate the adoption of battery storage and vehicle-to-grid technologies in the UK. The firms will provide a joint offering of the car manufacturer’s xStorage home system combined with the energy firm’s VNet intelligent energy software, called the OVO SolarStore. The solar and storage system will cost £4,800 […]