What does the National Grid’s SNAPS review mean for sustainable energy providers?

The SNAPS (System Needs and Product Strategy) consultation took place last July, to understand the views of the balancing services market. The main issues identified included: there high number of products which providers could tender for; the poor clarity over what each product was attempting to address; and the poor clarity with regards to contracts. […]

Electric Vehicles – Why the Hype?

It’s hard to ignore the mounting news and press about electric cars. With the government banning the sale of all petrol cars by 2040, and with Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecasting electric cars to account for 1/3 of all cars by 2040, displacing 8 million barrels of oil a day, we are at a widely acknowledged […]

Kiwi launches ground-breaking battery

Bridgend, UK – 20 February 2018. A multi-million-pound smart battery system, one of the largest Lithium-ion Batteries in the UK to be installed at a customer site, was officially launched on Monday at Parc Stormy near Bridgend. It marks a significant milestone in the application of smart-battery technology in the UK as the Tesla Powerpack has […]

KiWi Power wins tender to provide Network Rail with Balancing Services

KiWi Power has successfully been awarded a tender to manage Demand Side Response across the Network Rail estate. Initially, KiWi Power will be providing services in respect of Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) and Transmission Network Use of System Avoidance (TRIAD Avoidance). However, this will later be expanded upon to include Firm Frequency Response (FFR) […]

KiWi’s Opinion on the Generation Report

We are less than two weeks away from the next Capacity Market auction, and the industry nervously awaits the results. It’s clear that so far, the market hasn’t provided the stability that it promised: prices have been all over the place: last year saw three auctions (T-4, EA and TA) clear at prices ranging from […]

KiWi Power wins research grant from UK Government

KiWi Power has won a UK Government grant under the £84 million initiative to research artificial intelligence (AI), advancements in robotics and smart energy innovations. Last month, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announced the winners of a series of competitions related to the development of AI and its impact on smart energy […]

KiWi Power chief: Aggregators can help boost grid flexibility

Aggregators can help further increase the flexibility of the grid and play a role in creating energy markets to boost demand side flexibility. That’s the view of Yoav Zingher, CEO of KiWi Power, who spoke at the World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) forum. He addressed the growth of renewable energy generation and […]

New Defra regulations ‘to cost NHS £300m’

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is set to heap further pressure on NHS finances by preventing Trusts from participating in energy demand response programmes as it implements the EU Medium Combustion Plant Directive. New analysis shows NHS finances will lose out more than £27 million per year from 2019 once these […]

KiWi Power wins National Grid contract to build 4MW battery

Smart energy management services firm KiWi Power has won a National Grid contract to build a behind-the-meter battery, said to be the first of its kind in the UK. The 4MW lithium-ion battery will be located at Cenin Renewables, a 20-acre renewable site at Parc Stormy in Bridgend, South Wales, which includes a low carbon […]

How can embedded generation and demand side response boost income and savings?

Embedded generation and demand side response (DSR) should be on your radar if your business is thinking about generating its own electricity and possibly selling some to the grid. Embedded generation is the production of electricity from technologies, including renewables like solar, wind and biomass or non-renewables, that are directly connected to the distribution network. […]