Ofgem eyes whether “false” information was given ahead of key energy auction

The energy regulator is checking whether an energy company gave “false or misleading information” to the National Grid ahead of today’s important capacity auction. Ofgem announced it is investigating whether a Solihull-based company, UK Capacity Reserve (UKCR), breached the rules. The watchdog took care to make clear this “does not imply” it has already found evidence […]

Power firm “confident” capacity auction will work

The boss of an energy business says he is “confident” the UK’s new power auction meant to keep the lights on will be a success. The comments from the chief executive of grid balancing firm UK Power Reserve come after a trial run of the auction on Monday. CEO Tim Emrich claims the mock auction was […]

Pepper power! Deal to buy veg grower’s energy

UK Power Reserve has bought an organic pepper farm to add to its energy balancing service to the national grid. There’s no vegetating for the Combined Heat and Power plant at the Cantelo Nurseries in Somerset. Its 10 megawatt (MW) gas fired plant provides carbon dioxide and heat for the greenhouse where the peppers are […]

New app shows real-time UK energy mix

A new innovative app that allows people to find out the energy mix in the UK in real time has been launched. Called iGrid UK, it allows users to access multiple sources of electricity market information, giving them the most up to date statistics on the move. It also shows when National Grid is calling […]