Put customers in driving seat of EV charging scheme designs, says Citizens Advice

The consumer body says companies should guarantee minimum levels of savings or income

Britain sets new record as it goes coal-free for a week!

The last coal generator came off the system at 1:24pm on 1st May, which means the UK reaches 168 hours without coal at 1.24pm today

Future energy systems
Moixa’s virtual power plant marks first step in £40m project

The first step in the smart local energy system initiative will see solar panels, batteries and EVs installed in Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea

Green gas
PassivSystems works to allow more green gas onto the grid

The firm will work with partners Wales & West Utilities, Cadent and Costain as part of a £2.4 million project

Octopus Energy’s new tariff offers cash for solar power export

It comes as the government’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme closes today

E.ON offers cash to consumers exporting solar power to the grid

The first 500 new solar customers to have the renewable technology installed will be paid under the initiative

Centrica inks demand side response deal with Japan’s TEPCO

The Japanese firm will be using the UK energy giant’s DSR platform to provide the transmission system operator with flexibility services for the reserve market

Energy transmission infrastructure
‘UK has enough power to get it through the summer’

However, National Grid ESO notes solar growth is making it more difficult to balance the UK grid when demand is low in sunny periods

Wind power
Statkraft launches 1GW virtual power plant in UK

The Norwegian state-owned energy giant aims to double this capacity by the summer

Gamification
Could video gaming take grid balancing to the next level?

Northern Powergrid stresses balancing supply and demand is to become increasingly important