Decarbonisation Action Plan targets greenwashed energy tariffs
The energy regulator Ofgem has published its Decarbonisation Action Plan, which has seen support for its targeting of greenwashed energy tariffs.
Northern Powergrid calls on Ofgem to set out clear DSO ground rules
Northern Powergrid is urging Ofgem to provide more clarity on the underlying ground rules for network operators as they make the shift into new types of business operations as Distribution System Operators (DSOs).
Unlocking asset infrastructure
The UK's energy networks are under mounting pressure to accommodate new and increasing demands. From regulatory restrictions and the uptake of distributed generation to the increase in electric vehicles and renewable energy solutions, the challenges for existing asset infrastructure are varied and complex. Nadine Buddoo reports.
Turning ambition into action
The launch of SSEN Transmission's draft business plan includes an ambition to tackle climate change, connect more renewable energy and transport it across the country. Managing director Rob McDonald tells Network editor Alec Peachey how the company is going to achieve this.
Achieving the right climate
With the Government committing to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to almost zero by 2050, networks will be key in the facilitation of decarbonisation. Here, Network puts a special focus on the topic of decarbonisation as part of its Network of the Future campaign.
Resilience Energy plans to become ‘Uber of electricity industry’
Resilience Energy is aiming to become the "Uber of the electricity industry" by giving customers the hardware, software and contracts they need to produce, store and sell renewable energy, and an app to monitor the system's performance.
Drilling starts at UK’s first deep geothermal electricity plant
Drilling has started this week to build the UK's first deep geothermal electricity plant at the United Downs Industrial Estate near St Day in Cornwall.
Bristol companies sign clean energy deal
Thrive Renewables will provide 0.8MW of renewable wind power to Bristol Energy, after the two Bristol-based companies agreed a deal.
Use of ammonia for green energy storage to be trialled
"Green ammonia" will be trialled as a form of energy storage at a demonstrator site in Oxfordshire next week.
Highview Power launches first grid-scale liquid air energy storage plant
Highview Power has successfully designed and built the world's first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant in the UK.
Nokia and Strathclyde partner on power grid project
The University of Strathclyde has joined forces with Nokia to help utilities prepare power grids for emerging technologies through improved communications capabilities.
Prime Minister opens UK’s first biomass training facility
Prime Minister Theresa May has officially opened The Energy Centre at Berkshire College of Agriculture, Maidenhead.
Technology & Operations
BSR agrees solar deal with Mongoose Energy
BSR has agreed a deal with Mongoose Energy to manage a 50MW portfolio of 14 solar parks.
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Disused mine shafts could become energy stores
Old mine shafts could be turned into green energy stores, under plans unveiled by start-up company Gravitricity.
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.
Stepping into the future with an adaptable grid
Flexibility and adaptability are key benefits of the new energy infrastructure, says Schneider Electric.
Networks head into uncharted territory
As Britain's seeks to decarbonise its energy system, networks arguably face many of the toughest challenges in the sector.