National Grid scales back forecasts for storage
National Grid has significantly scaled back its forecasts for the build-up of storage capacity in its latest annual Future Energy Scenarios report.
UK Power Networks to help UPS electrify deliveries
UK Power Networks has teamed up with logistics firm UPS to boost the number of electric vehicles operating from its delivery depot in Central London.
Solar and battery combo will drive up system costs
The deployment of batteries alongside solar panels will add to the overall cost of the energy system, a leading UK academic has claimed.
Green fuels needed for long-term energy storage
Government and industry have been implored to "redouble" their efforts to develop green fuels for long-term energy storage to fill the gap left by fossil fuels.
Carbon Trust launches new initiative to transform energy system
The Carbon Trust has launched a new initiative to unite the energy industry in overcoming key barriers to the transformation of the energy system.
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.
UK to host record breaking energy storage scheme
Europe's largest hybrid flywheel-battery storage project - the first ever in the UK - is to be installed at a University of Sheffield research facility near Wolverhampton.
Italian firm plugs €20m into Tynemouth storage project
Italian energy firm Enel is to invest €20 million in an energy storage facility in Tynemouth after purchasing the "construction-ready" project from the developer, Element Power.
Western Power Distribution scopes out trajectory for storage
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has launched a consultation to establish the potential level of growth of energy storage within its networks.
Smarter Grid Solutions launches distributed energy arm
Smarter Grid Solutions is seeking new commercial opportunities for its active network management software in the distributed energy resources market.
Policy & Regulation
Developers pin hopes on batteries as renewables flatline
Independent developers are turning their attention to the storage market after the growth of renewables flatlined towards the end of last year, a new report by Smartest Energy has found.
Anesco reveals plans for UK’s largest battery portfolio
Anesco has revealed plans to build 185MW of battery storage by the end of 2018, creating the largest battery portfolio in the UK.
Eon starts works on new battery storage project
Eon has begun work to install a new battery storage system at its biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Blackburn Meadows.
Technology & Operations
Battery prices could soar post-Brexit
Batteries used for electricity storage could see prices increase by almost a quarter, warns REA
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
Moixa launches solar storage scheme
Home battery storage company Moixa has launched a solar storage offer to protect households from rising prices.
Cost of backing up solar is ‘negligible’
The cost of backing up solar generation and integrating it into the energy system is “negligible”, a report commissioned by the Solar Trade Association has found.