National Grid launches €500m green bond

The funds could be used to support the connection infrastructure of wind farms to the grid and boost efficiency to help reduce electricity losses

UK cleantech firm raises £3.6m for smart hot water tanks

Mixergy claims the technology can help households save up to 20% on their hot water bills and has been certified to deliver grid balancing services to National Grid

National Grid pension scheme awards £185m renewables mandate to Octopus

Investments will be made in solar and onshore wind assets across the UK

Three energy firms to pay £10.5m over power cut failings

RWE Generation, Ørsted and UK Power Networks will pay into a redress fund run by energy watchdog Ofgem

Nokia to smarten up Finnish power grid to better support renewables

The new smart grid is expected to seamlessly integrate distributed energy resources such as wind, solar and micro-generation using bioenergy

UK first: Solar power plant helps keep the lights on at night

One of Lightsource BP’s solar farms in East Sussex provided a reactive power voltage support service overnight, delivered through UK Power Networks’ distribution network

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SSE and National Grid move offshore to protect against nationalisation plans

The precaution would not prevent the companies from being taken over by a Labour Government but could help to protect investors

Britain’s Grain LNG terminal sets European record for gas exports

It exported 698GWh of gas to the UK grid, which is enough to supply to all of London and the South East

National Grid commits to net zero emissions by 2050

The target, however, does not include indirect emissions from the energy sold to consumers but National Grid said it is supporting that through various initiatives

Planning applications submitted for Ireland-UK interconnector

The €400m Greenlink Interconnector will be able to carry enough electricity to power around 380,000 homes