National Grid ESO hails 2020 as the greenest year ever for Britain’s electricity

The country was powered coal-free for around 5,147 hours last year, compared with 3,666 hours in 2019

It’s Triad season: What you need to know 2020/21

Triads incentivise heavy commercial and industrial users of electricity to shift their power use to periods of lower demand, by charging a premium for high consumption at certain times.

‘UK’s largest battery’ plugged into Balancing Mechanism

Flexitricity has begun optimising Gresham House’s 50MW battery in South Yorkshire

Global electricity system operators launch consortium for clean energy transition

They aim to dramatically accelerate the transition to low emission and low cost, secure and reliable power systems, contributing to more than 50% reduction of pollutants globally over the next 10 years

Heating homes with wind power could offer £26m in benefits for consumers

A new report notes up to 540GWh of wind power could be absorbed by domestic heating across off-gas grid Scotland in 2030, saving £24 million per year in wind constraint payments

EDF’s Sizewell B nuclear plant back to full power

It agreed to run at half capacity for a period of four months to help manage the impact of very low power demand on the grid

Giant Tesla batteries help balance UK’s electricity grid for the first time

Tesla has become the first user to participate in National Grid ESO’s balancing mechanism scheme with the new application programming interface

Social Energy lands domestic smart grid weekly trading contract with National Grid

Battery-powered households are set to provide 4MW of firm frequency response capacity to ESO throughout the day

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