Western Power Distribution adopts smart grid software

The utility giant has signed a new enterprise licence with Smarter Grid Solutions

UK flexibility platform provider raises £18.6m

Origami Energy uses smart technology that allows utilities, traders, network operators and consumers remotely monitor and control different assets in real-time

New software supports NI gas market operator’s commercial activities

GMO NI became the sole gas market operator for the Norther Irish gas market in October 2017

Siemens to develop software for London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone

The passing of highly polluting vehicles in designated areas will be monitored and vehicles that don’t meet the emission standards will be identified

£295k boost for North Sea seismic exploration tool

A grant totalling almost £295,000 has been awarded for a research and development project aimed at cutting costs and increasing efficiency in the oil and gas sector. The funding from Scottish Enterprise will allow Concept Systems, a subsidiary of ION Geophysical Corporation, to enhance the functionality of its Orca® software – a survey planning and […]

UK records ‘greenest summer ever’ in 2017

  The UK experienced the “greenest” summer on record this year. New data from National Grid reveals almost 52% of the nation’s electricity generation was met by low carbon sources from 21st June to 22nd September. That’s in comparison to around 35% four years ago. The news comes as the grid operator launches a new […]

Sparks fly in energy software firm acquisition

A software developer for the electricity market has bought a supplier of carbon and energy management solutions. EDW Technology has acquired UK-based TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Limited), which boasts more than 500 UK and global customers from the commerce and industry sectors as well as the government. The services TEAM provides include tenant billing software, […]

Innovative software to support smart meter rollout

A software company has won a contract to support the UK’s smart meter rollout. IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced it will assist National Grid’s new smart meter business, National Grid Smart, with its ‘IFS Applications 9’ software. National Grid Smart offers a fully-managed smart meter service to energy suppliers, with services ranging from asset financing […]

Energy trading software merger could face in-depth investigation

A $650 million (£445m) energy trading software merger has been referred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for an in-depth investigation. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a global operator of exchanges and clearing houses, has its own software that facilities trading of energy commodities. Its takeover of London-based Trayport, a provider of software which also facilitates […]

US invests $10m in software for electricity grids

The US Energy Department is spending more than $10 million (£5.94m) for software that will improve the efficiency of electricity grids. It is investing in six projects in five states – California, Hawaii, Missouri, North Carolina and Washington – to deploy advanced software that works with a technology called synchrophasor, which measures voltage, current and […]