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Demand-side response capacity auction clears at £45/kW

Demand-side response capacity auction clears at £45/kW

The capacity market auction specifically for turn down demand-side response has cleared at £45/kW.
Smartest Energy: Demand-side response auction to clear at £25/kW, more support needed

Smartest Energy: Demand-side response auction to clear at £25/kW, more support needed

Turn down demand-side response auction starts tomorrow, but Smartest Energy says government and industry must work harder to bring UK firms into balancing.
‘Forget blackout Britain: Flexibility will solve capacity issue’

‘Forget blackout Britain: Flexibility will solve capacity issue’

Policymakers should reject calls for the UK to return to double digit margins of power capacity over demand and let flexible plant and agile companies deliver a leaner electricity system, a new report suggests.
Can blockchain unlock demand-side response?

Can blockchain unlock demand-side response?

Blockchain technology could facilitate a fully decentralised energy system. Demand-side response would be a clear beneficiary, provided the industry cooperates, writes Electron chief operating officer Joanna Hubbard.
Vattenfall plans 22MW battery storage facility at South Wales wind farm

Vattenfall plans 22MW battery storage facility at South Wales wind farm

Utility Vattenfall plans to build its largest battery storage facility at a wind farm in South Wales. Subject to a final investment decisions, the 22MW facility will be constructed at the 230MW Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in South Wales. Vattenfall, which won a 22MW, four-year enhanced frequency response (EFR) contract last year from National Grid, said the unit will provide Continue Reading »
SmartestEnergy: 10,000 UK firms could save £20k via DSR

SmartestEnergy: 10,000 UK firms could save £20k via DSR

Around 10,000 UK firms could make around £20,000 a year in cost savings or revenue by shifting or curtailing power use at peak times, according to analysis by SmartestEnergy.
Energy storage boom: UK Power Networks receives 12GW of connection applications

Energy storage boom: UK Power Networks receives 12GW of connection applications

A “buoyant” energy storage market has led to 667 connection applications totalling 12.2GW over the last 15 months, according to UK Power Networks (UKPN).

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