Parliamentary group says 12GW of battery storage possible by 2021
A new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on energy storage estimates that by the end of 2021, 12GW of battery storage deployment is possible.
Gasholders to be removed from Welwyn site
Work to dismantle the two gasholders on the National Grid site in Welwyn will get underway later this month (January).
Great Britain’s lowest carbon Christmas
New figures show that on top of a record breaking year for power generation, Christmas Day 2017 was the greenest ever.
People & Skills
New ADE deputy director awarded OBE
The incoming deputy director of the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has been awarded an OBE for services to energy efficiency in the New Year's Honours list.
People & Skills
Communities benefit from SSEN’s resilience fund
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' (SSEN) is helping communities across the north of Scotland through its Resilient Communities Fund.
PassivSystems working with SP Energy Networks on flexible networks project
PassivSystems has partnered with SP Energy Networks to deliver an innovation project for flexible smart energy networks.
National Grid targeting fuel poverty
More than 9,000 homes are set to benefit from the first payments from National Grid's £150 million Warm Homes Fund.
Faraday Grid launches Faraday Exchanger technology
Technology that has the potential to allow electricity grids to integrate higher levels of renewable energy onto the grid has been showcased by Faraday Grid.
SSEN partners with NHS Highland to help customers
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and NHS Highland have been working together to ensure that customers who require extra assistance to live independently at home this winter are aware of the Priority Services Register (PSR).
National Grid to trial aerial LiDAR inspections for gas network
National Grid will trial the use of LiDAR technology when carrying out inspections of the gas network.
Schneider commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2030
Schneider Electric has committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity and the doubling of its energy productivity by 2030.
Landmark for English Channel electricity link project
A project which will see a 1,000mw high voltage direct current (HVDC) link run from France to England has moved a step forward.
Cabbies to help plan electric charging network
UK Power Networks has launched a major study of electric vehicle use by London taxi drivers, to help pave the way for the capital to become a leading low carbon city.
Skeleton Technologies and Sumitomo Corporation sign distribution agreement
Skeleton Technologies, a leading manufacturer of ultracapacitors, has signed a distribution agreement with Sumitomo Corporation Europe to provide energy storage solutions for the hybrid electric and electric vehicle industry.
Noise reduction technology being used at substation
UK Power Networks has installed pioneering noise reduction technology at a West London substation.
ADE welcomes CMA study into heat networks
The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) study into domestic heat networks.
Energy networks commit to £17bn smart grid opportunity
The development of a national smart grid could deliver £17 billion back to the economy by 2050.
Automation technology reduces length of power cuts
New technology that helps reduce the length of power cuts is being used across the East, South East and London.
BEAMA report calls for changes to electrification approach
Electrification needs market integration and collaboration at a regional level, according to a report by BEAMA.
Technology that reduces network disruption being developed by Northern Powergrid
Technology that enables engineers to pinpoint where faults on the low voltage (LV) network are likely and intervene before customers are affected is being developed by Northern Powergrid.
Ofgem calls on gas networks to join rest of sector in making customer repayments
Ofgem has urged Northern Gas Networks and West and Wales Utilities to follow the example of other gas network operators by making voluntary contributions to customers.
Point4 awarded grant by European Space Agency
Point4, a leader in the effective and efficient mitigation of tree risk to critical infrastructure, has been awarded a grant by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Business Applications Programme.
Investment in north west’s power network continues
Electricity North West has invested £270 million in strengthening the power network since Storm Desmond hit the region two years ago.
NIC winners announced
The winners of Ofgem's annual Network Innovation Competition (NIC) have been announced.
Technology & Operations
New centre for development of battery technology
The new National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NMDF) will be based in Coventry and Warwickshire, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced.
UK Power Networks gets green light for trial to connect more EVs
UK Power Networks is to trial a revolutionary way of managing spare electricity network capacity that could save customers £271 million by 2030 and cut more than 448,000 tonnes of carbon emissions by the same year.
New energy market would put customers at heart of smart grid
Northern Powergrid is aiming to create a new energy market where its customers can make money from solar panels, electric vehicles and home batteries.
SSEN launches DSO consultation
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has outlind the principles it will adhere to in its transition from a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to a Distribution System Operator (DSO).
New technology to carry out power line inspections
UK Power Networks is using new technology to undertake inspections of remote overhead power lines.
Heat network company welcomes its first customers in Enfield
A company that supplies low-carbon heat and hot water through community heat networks, also known as district heating, will begin operations in Enfield.
EVs could provide 11GW of flexibility by 2030
Electric vehicles (EVs) could provide more than 11GW of flexible capacity to the UK's energy system by 2030, according to analysis carried out by Open Energi.