Innovation, technology & operations

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Low numbers of participants may create difficulties for the smooth operation of local balancing markets

Networks must collaborate on common smart tech standards...

Operators will otherwise face restrictive rules and regulations imposed by government

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Battery prices could soar post-Brexit

Batteries used for electricity storage could see prices increase by almost a quarter, warns REA

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Primary legislation may be required to end storage double-charging...

BEIS official says changes should be "straightforward to deliver" despite parliament's timetable being taken up by Brexit

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Energy Systems Catapult and Beama formalise joint working

The Energy Systems Catapult and Beama have signed a new agreement for joint working on energy system innovation.

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Cisco invests in UK smart grid future

Global technology giant Cisco has committed itself to accelerating UK smart grid innovation by becoming a tier 1 member of the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) at Strathclyde University.

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PNDC seeks network data pioneers

The Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) has launched a competition for innovators in data monitoring to enable unprecedented visibility at distribution level.

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Networks are delivering on RIIO

David Smith, chief executive of the Energy Networks Association, pushes back against accusations that UK energy networks are making excessive returns.