Communities chosen for EV charging tests

A £9 million project to find out how electric vehicles (EVs) affect local electricity networks has announced the seven communities that will take part in its ‘Technical Trials’. My Electric Avenue has selected Chiswick, Marlow, South Gosforth, South Shields, Wylam, Chineham and Whiteley as the guinea pigs. Ten people in each community will get a […]

UK’s first large scale grid battery powered in Orkney

The UK’s first large-scale battery has been connected to the local electricity distribution network in Orkney. The project is part of a trial that aims to find how the intermittent nature of renewable energy generation can be resolved by using large-scale batteries and the role they can play. Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) connected […]

Ofgem gives £13.2m to energy storage project

Energy watchdog Ofgem has awarded a fund worth £13.2 million to a four-year long energy storage project. The cash from the regulator’s Low Carbon Networks (LCN) Fund will help the UK Power Networks trial the 6MW electrical storage on the grid while looking at ways to do this at a decent price. The storage device will […]

Ofgem announces Smart Grid funding

Six projects across the UK have been earmarked for £57 million of funding to help discover ways in which to make power networks smarter. Ofgem wants the money to help trial innovative projects, in order to ease the transition to a low carbon economy. The money comes from Ofgem’s £500 million Low Carbon Networks Fund […]

SSE pushes ahead with Shetland renewables plan

Scottish and Southern Energy is to push ahead with a renewable overhaul of Shetland despite missing out on a multi-million pound grant from Ofgem this week. The Northern Isles New Energy Solutions project (NINES) was submitted to Ofgem in a bid to win a slice of the £500m Low Carbon Networks Fund, but lost out […]

Bright sparks bag £62m Ofgem funding

Ofgem has handed out the first payments from its £500m Low Carbon Networks Fund. Four projects will share £62m to get their initiatives from the drawing board to the marketplace. The four funding winners are CE Electric, UK Power Networks, Central Networks and Western Power Distribution. Ofgem and an independent panel of energy experts felt […]