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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Smarter Grid Solutions free grid capacity for clean power

Smarter Grid Solutions free grid capacity for clean power: Smarter Grid Solutions has been named for the QUEST project to assist in freeing up grid capacity for clean power in the UK. The business has been named Active Network Management partner for the project, this is forecast to save networks over £250 million by preventing…
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DNO flexibility

Demand for DNO flexibility services forecast to rise

Demand for DNO flexibility services forecast to rise: Cornwall Insight examines the Energy Network Association’s (ENA) forecast for Distribution Network Opeators (DNO) flexibility service procurement over the next 10 years. These latest forecasts show more than 1.3GW requirement across all services in DNO regions in 2021. The largest share of the requirement (636MW) is attributed…
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UK’s largest battery connects to Balancing Mechanism

UK’s largest battery connects to Balancing Mechanism: Gresham House Energy Storage Fund & flexible energy specialist Flexitricity have reported that a battery alleged to be the ‘UK’s largest’ is currently live. Situated in Thurcroft, South Yorkshire, the 50MW asset is being enhanced by Flexitricity, making revenue for the site while assisting National Grid ESO to…
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Smart homes could generate energy savings £2.5bn

Smart homes could generate energy savings £2.5bn:  AI-powered smart homes could serve as green power stations & make £2.5 billion of energy savings by 2030. This is according to a new analysis by Kaluza, an intelligent energy platform suggesting that connecting home energy systems to the grid through intelligent technology could help customers to save…
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Lull in wind power sparks National Grid energy warning

Lull in wind power sparks National Grid energy warning: National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) warns that electricity may be in short supply over the next few days because of  an ‘unusual lull’ in wind power. The organisation has forcast tight margins on the UK’s electricity system from 15th -18th October, observing that low levels…
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