Bristol’s bold leap of faith
Like many local authorities, Bristol City Council isn't waiting for government to lead in the net-zero challenge; it's identified £1bn of decarbonisation projects and is seeking a private sector "strategic partner" to make them happen. Councillor Kye Dudd tells Network's Elaine Knutt about the plan.
National Grid backs PowerPaired community energy platform
Sustainability charity Forum for the Future has launched a new online "matchmaking" platform to pair up community energy groups and the businesses or public sector organisations that own sites or buildings that could be at the heart of community-owned schemes.
Adopting new technology: the view from Senergy
In our latest interview with small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) on their work with the networks, Network speaks to Senergy chief executive Christine Boyle MBE.
Small-scale solar capacity nears 5GW
Small-scale solar capacity reached nearly 5GW in July, according to the latest monthly statistics from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
University launches free solar forecasting tool
The University of Sheffield has launched a free forecasting tool to give network operators, generators and traders greater visibility over the impact of solar on the power grid.
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.
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
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.
Cornwall’s largest energy storage system coming to solar-powered farm
Cornwall's largest energy storage system to date is to be installed at a solar-powered farm in the county.
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.
Domestic storage could change design rules for retrofit PV
The design rules for retrofit photovoltaic installations in social housing schemes could be changed to take into account domestic energy storage.
National Grid cuts energy use ahead of trainee surge
System operator National Grid has installed a series of energy saving measures at its training centre in Eakring ahead of the surge in trainees expected in the coming years.
WPD: DSR needs 70% deployment to avoid network reinforcement
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has concluded that domestic energy storage and demand response technologies are not a primary route to defer network reinforcement costs from the findings of its £2.8 million SoLa Bristol project.