Flex uptake needs tougher targets, warns Energy UK
Progress on unleashing the potential of network flexibility has been "slow and patchy" and the UK risks failing to make the most of the opportunity, warns a new report published this week by Energy UK.
Consumers warm to ‘smart’ energy but fear complexity
The majority of energy consumers like the idea of being part of a "smart local energy system" where homes and businesses generate and sell their own clean power as well as being consumers, according to a new survey.
Northern Powergrid goes Dutch in 100 MW auction
Distribution Network Operator (DNO) Northern Powergrid has announced plans for a flexibility auction - covering generation, storage and demand-side response - using an e-auction platform and a "dynamic purchasing" methodology.
SP Energy Networks launches 95MW auction on Piclo Flex platform
Scottish Power Energy Networks has become the fourth distribution network operator (DNO) to enter into a partnership with the Piclo Flex online auction platform to support its move towards flexible energy trading.
Electricity North West announces partnership with GridBeyond
Electricity North West (Construction and Maintenance) has announced a partnership with GridBeyond to provide demand side response (DSR) and intelligent energy service technologies to more than 900 businesses in its area.
ADE launches voluntary DSR Code of Conduct
The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), in collaboration with demand side response (DSR) aggregators, has published a voluntary Code of Conduct ahead of the launch of a Code Compliance Scheme early next year.
Enel takes over Enernoc in $250m deal
A US subsidiary of Italian utility firm Enel has taken full ownership of the demand-side response provider Enernoc after purchasing all outstanding shares in the company for $250 million (£193 million).
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.
WPD calls for feedback on DSO plan
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has called for responses to its new roadmap for the evolution of the network into a distribution system operator (DSO).
Flexible Networks: Storage & DSR Conference
As energy networks prepare to meet the demands of a flexible power system, Network, the UK's only dedicated media brand for engineers in gas, power and heat networks, is launching Flexible Networks: Storage & DSR - a unique conference exploring today's solutions to tomorrow's challenges.
Smart energy dynamics: the need for new architecture
Steel yourself for some tough decisions in the next five to ten years says Duncan Botting as concludes a series of articles on smart energy dynamics.
Editor’s Weekly: Anticipating a call for evidence
Ofgem and BEIS's call for evidence on the future of smart energy systems is an important opportunity to shape the future of system operation, says Network's editor Jane Gray.
DSR is the future of balancing, not crisis management
One year has passed since National Grid launched its demand-side response (DSR) campaign, Power Responsive. Marking the anniversary, Network speaks to the company’s director of UK system operator, Cordi O’Hara, about what the campaign has achieved so far and what is still to come.
Negative DSR narrative risks missed opportunities, says O’Hara
A negative public narrative which links demand side response to energy crisis situations needs to change in order to achieve flexibility and decarbonisation in the power system, Utility Week was told by Cordi O’Hara, director of system operation at National Grid.