UK university to host Europe’s ‘largest’ smart energy demonstrator

Businesses will have access to the facility to test and develop new technologies

Ireland offers €500k for smart renewable energy systems

Proposals must be submitted by applicants from Ireland and at least one other European partner country

Centrica gets smart about energy management for businesses

It is working with engineering services consulting firm WSP to also help develop large distributed energy projects

UK-South Korea in £6m smart energy innovation partnership

The UK and the South Korea have announced a £6 million partnership for smart energy innovation. The programme will support development and demonstration projects on innovative smart energy technologies and business models, each one involving companies from both nations. They are said to be at similar stages in the development and deployment of smart systems, […]

Manchester-based smart energy startup secures £5.5m

A smart energy startup based in Manchester has secured investment totalling £5.5 million. Upside Energy received the financial support to grow its team and speed up commercialisation and deployment of its cloud-based smart grid platform. Its platform aggregates the energy stored in everyday connected devices, such as batteries and hot water tanks, to create a […]

UK-France pledge closer ties on climate change, nuclear decommissioning

The UK and France have pledged to work together on civil nuclear decommissioning and climate change. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark with with French minister earlier this month and committed to working more closely on research and innovation across various sectors including artificial intelligence and space. Mr Clark highlighted the importance of sharing knowledge […]

KiWi Power wins research grant from UK Government

KiWi Power has won a UK Government grant under the £84 million initiative to research artificial intelligence (AI), advancements in robotics and smart energy innovations. Last month, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announced the winners of a series of competitions related to the development of AI and its impact on smart energy […]

Big Six must shift to local green power, smarter services, say former industry chiefs

The Big Six energy companies must shift from centralised fossil fuel generation to smarter energy services and local renewable power. That’s the warning from a group of six former utility CEOs and ex-energy ministers, who believe the biggest energy companies must change the way they do business if they are to thrive in the long […]

Scottish village’s smart energy project secures funding

A smart energy project linking a Scottish village to local renewables has secured funding for a second year. The SMART Fintry project, which was set up in 2016, aims to help residents cut energy bills, reduce emissions and become more self-sufficient. In its first six months, more than 80 households signed up to a special […]

Ofgem: Decarbonising heat is biggest policy challenge

  Decarbonising the heat sector is one of the biggest policy challenges in the coming years. That’s according to Martin Crouch, Senior Partner at Ofgem, who believes the UK’s transition towards a smarter energy system must be done in a way that takes into account decarbonisation as well as adds value to consumers. He spoke […]