SSE sells retail arm to OVO Energy in £500m deal

The deal, once approved, will make OVO the second largest energy supplier in the UK

UK’s grid system protection ‘operated as designed during August power cuts’

National Grid ESO has published its final technical report into the power outages of Friday 9th August

EVs ‘will play a vital role in driving UK towards clean energy future’

National Grid ESO suggests the 35 million battery-powered cars expected to be on the country’s roads by 2050 will be instrumental in providing flexibility and supporting renewables

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UK’s high-pressure gas pipelines ‘provide significant grid flexibility’

UKERC researchers have found a way to more frequently and accurately measure the volume of gas stored in the gas grid

Renewable infrastructure
Ofgem reforms ‘could hit subsidy-free renewables with five-year setback’

Aurora Energy Research suggests the regulator’s Targeted Charging Review will favour low-efficiency gas gas power at the expense of onshore wind and solar energy

New energy storage research network granted £1m

The Supergen Energy Storage Network+ 2019 is a partnership between 12 institutions in the UK and has been backed by 60 additional global organisations

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Energy customers miss out on £5.1m compensation from network operators

A new report by Citizens Advice suggests many customers miss out on payment because they forget to apply or are unaware

Future energy systems
Moixa’s virtual power plant marks first step in £40m project

The first step in the smart local energy system initiative will see solar panels, batteries and EVs installed in Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea

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National Grid ESO sets out its Forward Plan for 2019 to 2021

The plan outlines how the organisation aims to balance electricity supply and demand and manage the grid

SSEN partners up for flexible power procurement services

Consumers providing the flexibility services will typically be paid around £300/MWh