Oxfordshire to trial £40m smart local energy grid project

It will explore the growth in local renewables, EVs, battery storage and demand side response and how a flexible system could help reduce costs for consumers

SSEN partners up for flexible power procurement services

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

Cheshire smart grid research secures £200k grant

A proposal for a multi-vector energy system that is capable of being scaled up to other regions of the UK will be developed

US invests $398.5m to improve rural power infrastructure

Smart grid technology will be installed to increase the reliability and efficiency of the grid

Canada invests $1.4m in smart grid project

The project will allow extra renewable power generated by consumers to be sent back to Calgary’s grid

UK network operator SSEN trials smart trading platform

It is expected to unlock new revenue streams for homes, businesses and communities

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 […]

Northern Powergrid unveils £83m smart grid plan

Northern Powergrid has announced details of an £83 million programme to develop smart grid technologies. The Smart Grid Enablers programme will prepare the North East, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire economies for the rapid growth of electric vehicles, domestic heat pumps and renewable power. It will involve installing high-bandwidth digital communications links to more than 8,000 substations, […]

Power network operators unveil £17bn smart grid plan

Householders and businesses in the UK could sell their own energy within a local power network under new smart grid plans unveiled today. Electricity network operators across England, Scotland and Wales have committed to deliver £17 billion of benefits by 2050 as a result of the overhaul of the networks. They have announced a joint […]

UK ‘needs smart tech for renewables and inflexible nuclear’

  The UK will need smart technologies to combine variable renewables and inflexible nuclear power plants and balance demand and supply in real time. That’s the view of Goran Strbac, Professor of Electrical Energy Systems at Imperial College London, who spoke to ELN at the launch of the Smart Power Industries Alliance in Westminster this […]