Making climate change local with UK100
Global cities have the C40 grouping, and now local councils have the UK100 group to raise ambitions and share know-how on the clean energy agenda. The organisation's Hywel Lloyd and Polly Billington explain the challenge, especially with RIIO-2 on the horizon.
Siemens announces partnership with UK100
A network of mayors and council leaders is joining forces with Siemens to try to unlock a pipeline of clean energy projects worth more than £100bn as part of the UK's drive to meet net-zero emissions and the Paris Climate goals.
Call for more local energy trials at universities
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has called on the government to support more local energy trials on UK university campuses.
Local energy in action
Mark Futyan, director of distributed power systems at Centrica, provides an update on the company's Local Energy Market (LEM) project.
£30m funding for smart energy systems up for grabs
UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop designs for smart local energy systems that make the best use of innovative technologies including cheaper renewables, energy storage, low carbon heat and digital infrastructure.
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.
Technology & Operations
Liquidity will be ‘a real challenge’ for local energy markets
Low numbers of participants may create difficulties for the smooth operation of local balancing markets
Scilly Isles move towards ‘full energy independence’
Home battery company Moixa has started work on an energy systems project on the Isles of Scilly which will support the islands' "path to full energy independence".
Policy & Regulation
Local microgrids must pay network charges
Local microgrids must contribute to network costs to avoid disadvantaging other consumers, Ofgem has argued.
Ofgem targets “flexible” scenario planning
The energy regulator has unveiled a new programme of insight reports to help it develop an “open minded and flexible” response to the energy revolution.
Strategy & Management
Reducing dependence on the national grid is a must
Peter Rolton says our national grid is no longer fit for purpose and makes the case for localised energy systems.