Switch2 smartens up and joins local energy system project in Warrington

The heat network specialist will join Project Rewire-NW, which has won a share of £21 million of smart energy funding from UK Research and Innovation

Government urged to fund local energy trials at universities

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers says demonstration projects will encourage innovation as well as help universities in meeting their own decarbonisation targets

Guest Blog: Jo Butlin – Localised energy markets – the new energy norm?

It was a record breaking 2019 Easter weekend with the whole country revelling in end to end sunshine. Fewer people would have been aware that the 90 hours of continuous generation with no coal on the system was also record breaking.

Smart energy system designs and demonstrators offered £41.5m

Demonstration projects must be based in a large UK location such as a medium-sized town

UK network operator SSEN trials smart trading platform

It is expected to unlock new revenue streams for homes, businesses and communities

Sussex councils in new local energy partnership

Residents across Sussex are being urged to switch suppliers and save money under a new energy partnership launched by the councils. Householders can buy “competitively priced” gas and electricity through Your Energy Sussex, which is expected to help save as much as £300 a year on average on their bills. The not-for-profit partnership is led […]

Bids invited for £20m renewable energy fund

Businesses, universities, local authorities, community groups and housing associations in Scotland are being invited to bid for a share of a multi-million pound energy fund. They can apply for part of a £20 million fund to set up low carbon energy projects in their areas through the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) Local Energy […]

Local energy plants for businesses “slipping through the net”

Energy plants for schools, businesses and local authorities are “slipping through the net” because of a crucial gap in financial support from the Government, it was claimed today. In a report praising the potential of local energy projects between 10-50 megawatts (MW) in size, MPs on the energy select committee warned many could struggle to “get […]