Firm Frequency Response

Dynamic procurement grows as older frequency fades

Dynamic procurement grows as older frequency fades: The average procurement of dynamic Firm Frequency Response (FFR) has recently sat well below each month’s requirement. According to research from Cornwall Insight, only 55%* of the requirement has been procured in FFR tenders over the past five months, dampened by the recent high price volatility. Meanwhile, volumes…
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Second Irish energy storage project has been completed

Second Irish energy storage project has been completed: The construction of the second large-scale energy storage project in Ireland has been completed by Norweigian utility Statkraft. This project 26MW is designed to provide the stability needed to ensure smooth intergration of renewables in Ireland’s national electricity grid. This comes one year after the company energised…
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Government funds hydrogen vehicles & batteries research

Government funds hydrogen vehicles & batteries research: An investigation into battery technology, the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain & hydrogen vehicles has been financed by over £30 million of government funding. 22 studies in total will accept a share of £9.4 million, containing proposals to construct a plant in Cornwall that will remove lithium for…
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MPs call for 30 year rail electrification to reach net zero

MPs call for 30 year rail electrification to reach net zero: If the UK is to reach net zero it needs to lay out a 30-year revolving scheme of rail electrification. As stated by a new Transport Select Committee analysis, that calls on the government to take action straight away & cut emissions of trains…
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Veggie based 3D printed batteries may charge better

Veggie based 3D printed batteries may charge better: A new 3D printed recyclable battery could provide mobile devices with a higher capacity source of power by using electrodes created from vegetable powder. This is according to a team of engineers directed by the University of Glasgow, that has published its discoveries in the Journal of…
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Silicon Valley next gen battery tech startup bought

Silicon Valley next gen battery tech startup bought: NorthVolt an swedish battery cells and systems supplier has announced the acquisition of the Silicon Valley technology firm Cuberg. A next-generation battery technology has been developed by the company based on a liquid electrolyte combined with a lithium mental anode. It is claimed that the lithium-metal offering…
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Wind power shut off & wasted in 2020

Wind power shut off & wasted in 2020: Plenty of wind power was cut off in 2020 to power a million homes for up to a year according to a new report. A current report brought out by Lane Clark & Peacock LLP (LCP) says mainly because of network constraints, last year had a result…
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£10m up for grabs for innovative battery tech research

£10m up for grabs for innovative battery tech research: businesses are being invited to bid for a share of up to £10 million to support the innovative battery technologies development. As part of UK Research and Innovation, Innovate UK is providing the funding for feasibility studies & research and development into encouraging new battery technologies,…
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Swedish battery tech start-up accepts €47m

Swedish battery tech start-up accepts €47m: A loan is being provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the amount of €47m to the Swedish company Nilar International for the research and development of its innovative battery technology. Over the coming years, the loan will reinforce the upgrading and expansion of its manufacturing lines at…
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Generation is changing, does the power market need to?

Generation is changing, does the power market need to? The decarbonisation of the power sector is accelerating through the rapid expansion of low marginal cost renewable generation. As a result, the current electricity market design and the marginal price-based determination of the price of power risk acting as an ever-growing barrier to investment needed to…
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