A Question of Balance

Why balancing the grid has been getting more expensive

National Grid boss warns Britain risks power blackouts because of network decay

National Grid’s CEO fears parts of the UK are at greater risk because of the cancellation of projects and the lack of investment in energy networks

Home gardeners should ‘dial before they dig’ to avoid damaging electrical infrastructure

That’s the call from star of Ground Force Tommy Walsh, who is leading a campaign to encourage people to stay safe with their DIY plans this bank holiday weekend

Storm Ellen brought UK’s ‘highest-ever share of wind power’ onto the grid

On Saturday 22nd August at 1am, wind energy made up 59.1% of the UK’s electricity mix with turbines making up a 13.5GW share, according to National Grid ESO

Ofgem to review National Grid ESO’s £718m balancing costs during lockdown

The energy regulator says the cost of managing the grid during the period from March to July was 39% higher than expected

North London bus garage to become ‘world’s largest V2G site’

The project will feed unused battery charge from nearly 100 electric buses back into the grid

UK households to be paid for supplying excess power to grid

Some households in South London, Hertfordshire and Kent are set to receive an annual payment of £125 for participating in a joint project launched by Social Energy and UK Power Networks

Hydrogen and biomethane pipe upgrade project set to slash UK’s grid emissions

Hydrogen and biomethane gas pipelines will replace old iron ones leading to a reduction, which is estimated to be equivalent to taking half a million cars off the road

Environment Agency seeks views on Carlisle waste to energy plans

Fortnum Carlisle is seeking an environmental permit for a facility that will be capable of burning up to 274,000 tonnes of waste annually to produce electricity and heat

UK’s OVO signs tech sharing deal with energy giant Eni

Under the deal, Eni gas e luce will use the Kaluza digital platform used by OVO, which allows suppliers to see real time data on customer energy consumption