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Parliamentary group says 12GW of battery storage possible by 2021

Power

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

Gas

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

Gas

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.

New ADE deputy director awarded OBE

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.

Communities benefit from SSEN’s resilience fund

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

Power

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

Gas

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

Power

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

Power

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

Gas

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

Power

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

Power

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

Power

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

Power

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

Power

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

Gas

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

Customers

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

Power

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

Heat

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

Power

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

Gas

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

Power

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

Power

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

Gas

NIC winners announced

The winners of Ofgem's annual Network Innovation Competition (NIC) have been announced.

New centre for development of battery technology

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

Power

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

Power

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

Power

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

Power

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

Heat

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

Power

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.