Massive power cut hits UK: Industry responds

A power cut on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses across England and Wales in the dark

‘There is strong agreement across the energy sector on steps to go net zero’

The Energy Networks Association notes there is strong support to build closer coordination between Distribution System Operators and the Electricity System Operator

Smarter and more flexible energy system ‘could save UK up to £40bn’

That’s according to Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which have written a joint letter to the Energy Networks Association regarding its Open Networks Project

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

Energy transmission infrastructure
‘UK has enough power to get it through the summer’

However, National Grid ESO notes solar growth is making it more difficult to balance the UK grid when demand is low in sunny periods

Grid infrastructure
Risk of electricity users going off-grid expected to rise

A survey of energy executives shows 95% are concerned about this

National Grid: ‘Involvement in flexible grid tech surges forward’

Participation and involvement in demand side flexibility (DSF) technologies is increasingly steadily. That’s according to National Grid’s Power Responsive report, which charts the successes, challenges and opportunities presented by adaptive, decentralised energy solutions coming onto the UK’s electricity grid. It says 2017 saw growing interest in domestic-level demand side flexibility, including areas such as the […]