New conduct code to build trust in demand-side response

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has launched a new compliance initiative that will make it easier for businesses to participate in demand-side response...

Power technology trends for 2019

Power Control’s director, Rob Mather, explores some power technology trends for 2019, aimed at driving energy efficiency and improving resilience... The need to balance resilience,...

Data Centre World: The key technology trends for 2019 that could improve resilience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecYPvAUUvIc   Some key technology trends are emerging for 2019 that could mitigate the risk of outages, improve efficiency and help generate revenue. Speaking at...

UK Power Networks budgets £12m for DSR, reduces entry size to 50kW

UK Power Networks has allocated £12 million to buy demand-side response to help manage its grids in southeast and east England. The DNO has also extended...

DSR report investigates risk and reward

A survey carried out by Mission Critical Power’s sister publication The Energyst confirms that most businesses that participate in demand-side response (DSR) are motivated...

Ofgem rejects UK Power Reserve’s bid for change in balancing services

Ofgem has rejected a call from UK Power Reserve to change balancing services rules. The peaking plant firm, now owned by Sembcorp, wanted to stop...

MCPD: Environment Agency makes Triad u-turn

The Environment Agency (EA) has shelved plans that would effectively prevent unabated generators performing Triad avoidance. Under the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD), generators that...

Preview: experts to debate DSR and critical sites at The Energyst Event

The event in Birmingham, on 17-18 April, highlights the impact of the convergence of energy procurement, efficiency and flexibility on your business. Mission Critical...

Smart grid evolution: potential of a dynamic capacity market

Gareth Spinner at Noveus offers an insight into the smart grid and explores some of the key issues and considerations for data centres that...

Shifting the balance of power: Free demand-side response and battery storage report

The Energyst has published a new, free, demand-side response and battery storage report, outlining challenges and opportunities for businesses aiming to cut costs and...

Government plans changes to capacity market rules for batteries and unproven DSR

Battery storage operators bidding into future capacity market auctions will have to carefully consider new derating factors proposed by government. The department for business, energy...

Unlocking the potential of UPS battery power

Could tapping into UPS battery storage signal the future for demand response in the UK? Leo Craig, general manager of Riello UPS, considers the...

Endeco awarded ‘Seal of Excellence’ for demand side response technology

Endeco Technologies, a leading UK and Irish technology and demand-side response (DSR) aggregator, has received the ‘Seal of Excellence’ certificate for the development of...

Eon: Avoid DSR ‘sticking plasters’ and long-term contracts

Eon has urged National Grid not to offer long-term contracts for balancing services. The energy firm believes anything more than three-year terms risks locking in...

Embracing virtual power plant technology; good for our businesses and our future

Riello UPS has long been a proponent of demand response when it comes to an effective way of tackling the UK’s energy trilemma. With...

ScottishPower launches major demand-side response push

ScottishPower has launched a major demand-side response (DSR) push. The company believes its pan-European footprint and balancing market expertise will set it apart in...

Demand response is key to UK’s energy future, says power manufacturer

Power manufacturer Riello UPS is urging industry to consider energy storage to reduce pressure on the UK’s power grid. The UK has more than 4GW...

Demand-side response and battery storage: Give us your views

Are you involved in demand-side response provision; are you considering how to monetise flexible energy consumption, or whether to invest in battery storage? Mission Critical...

Calls for overhaul of demand-side response market

The UK is not doing enough to develop demand-side response (DSR), a key technology in creating a cost-effective, low-carbon energy system, according to electricity...

Calls for data centres to ‘plug gap in energy supply’

Distributed energy could have a vital role to play in tackling an impending energy crisis, a leading energy expert claims. Speaking at the Data...