Britain breaks record by grid flexibility up 45% since 2020

Britain breaks record by grid flexibility up 45% since 2020: Current data from the Energy Networks Association (ENA) reveal that Britain has previously beaten its network flexibility record this year, by having 45% additional flexibility contracted than throughout the whole of 2020. A sum of 1.6GW was negotiated by national electricity distribution networks this year…
Read More

It may be possible to stabilise the grid with electric BMWs

It may be possible to stabilise the grid with electric BMWs: The biggest grid conductor in the Netherlands & Germany TenneT has begun a pilot study project to find the possibility of electric vehicles (EVs) in helping out grid stability. Almost 20 BMW i3 EVs were given to private customers as well as an additional…
Read More

Scotland’s largest offshore wind project begins to supply

Scotland’s largest offshore wind project begins to supply Scotland’s largest offshore wind project, Moray East wind farm, has begun supplying power across the grid. However, work is still yet to be done on the 950 MW windfarm, because not all of the 100 turbines had the ability to supply electric to the grid via it’s…
Read More

Wind turbines hit new records

With the weather being windy and rainy, most brits have been stuck inside after the lockdown lifted, however wind turbines hit new records. Wind turbines have ensured the grid became greener. Almost two thirds of Britain’s electricity was provided by wind turbines stated the National Grid ESO. They stated “Our provisional data indicates a new…
Read More

South West’s grid 100% green due to Nuclear and solar

South West’s grid 100% green due to Nuclear and solar: Over the weekend thanks to nuclear power from Hinkley Point B and strong solar output the South West’s electricity grid was 100% emission-free at times. The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) wrote a new report which implies the carbon intensity of power dropped to zero gCO2/kWh…
Read More

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…
Read More

National Grid acquires £7.8bn Western Power Distribution

National Grid acquires £7.8bn Western Power Distribution: National Grid has reported the £7.8 billion take over of Britain’s biggest electricity distribution business, Western Power Distribution (WPD). The purchase from PPL Corporation is predicted to permit the group to make a ‘strategic’ portfolio repositioning. The company also said, in the second half of this year, it…
Read More

Ofgem to boost investment for local electricity networks

Ofgem to boost investment for local electricity networks: In a bid to support the uptake of small-scale renewables, storage and clean heating and electric vehicles,Ofgem has today revealed there plans to boost investment in local electricity grids. Starting in April 2023, the energy market regulator has set out its working assumptions on the financial package…
Read More

ENA to offer more transparency and increase accessibility

ENA to offer more transparency and increase accessibility: The standardised flexibility contract has been updated by The Energy Networks Assosication (ENA) across the energy sector to offer more transparency and increase accessibility. For those wishing to provide flexibility services to the network the flexibility procurement contract provides a consistent agreement across the country. As of…
Read More

Energy positive home cuts bills by £1000 yearly

Energy positive home cuts bills by £1000 yearly: A 3 bedroom house built in a Welsh village in Pyle, regarded to be the 1st affordable energy positive housing plan in the country, may save £1,000 per year on bills. The 100 square metre house was built and designed by Cardiff University experts as a prototype…
Read More
Menu