Research & Development
Batteries enable 25% renewables boost at peak
Trial shows batteries could enable at least 25% more renewable energy to be utilised in peak times.
Batteries to provide reactive power in world-first project
Batteries will be used to provide a reactive power service as part of a landmark trial in the South East of England.
Batteries installed in 100 homes as part of local energy trial
Centrica Business Solutions has completed the installation of batteries into 100 homes across Cornwall as part of a local energy market trial.
NIC wants infrastructure improvements for low-carbon lorries
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has called on the government to prepare detailed assessments of the infrastructure needed to enable the uptake of battery electric or hydrogen lorries.
Plans unveiled for London’s first ‘virtual power station’
The capital's first ever 'virtual power station' which is made up of solar panels and batteries will relieve pressure on London's electricity network, under plans unveiled by UK Power Networks.
A level playing field
Mark Meyrick, head of smart grids at renewable energy supplier Ecotricity, discusses the challenge of DNOs and DSOs maintaining impartiality in the evolving environment of flexibility and ancillary services.
UK battery company signs export deal
Moixa, the UK's leading smart battery company, has announced a partnership with one of Japan's largest trading houses, ITOCHU Corporation, to market its GridShare platform, which manages and optimises home energy storage systems.
£42m funding for energy storage research
Up to £42 million of government funding has been made available for energy storage research.
UK’s largest flow battery system connected to grid
The UK's largest flow battery system has been connected up to the power grid.
Moixa secures government funding to expand GridShare platform
Moixa, a leading smart home battery company, has received more than £250,000 worth of government funding to expand its GridShare platform.
BEIS rebuked over capacity market rule change for batteries
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been criticised for circumventing Ofgem to propose changes to the capacity market rules for battery storage.
Barring network-owned storage will raise bills, says UKPN
Prohibiting networks from owning and operating storage will lead to higher bills for consumers, a senior figure at UK Power Networks has argued.
Burbo Bank wind farm to get battery bolt-on
Dong Energy has unveiled plans to integrate a 2MW battery system into its existing Burbo Bank offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay.
Policy & Regulation
Rise of small-scale energy growing concern for networks
Network bosses are becoming increasingly concerned over the rapid rise of small-scale energy, according to an annual survey by consultancy firm Accenture.