Energy policy changes create revenue opportunity for firms that can power down

Government has decided to only allow turn-down demand-side response (DSR) to bid in the transitional capacity auction. That means generators of any kind will be...

National Grid predicts all-time power demand summer lows

National Grid has predicted all-time lows for power demand on the transmission system this summer due to the boom in distribution-connected solar PV. The system...

Batteries included: Government backs plan to ramp up smart grid and battery storage

The National Infrastructure Commission has recommended building a smarter grid without delay. Treasury has backed the plans. Those with battery assets could stand to...

Charge of the batteries: National Grid seeks 200MW of superfast frequency response

National Grid will invite tenders for its new superfast frequency response service on 15 April. The system operator seeks an initial 200MW, but sees...

National Grid buys back up power to get through winter, DSR tender to follow

National Grid has procured some 3.58 GW of back-up power for next winter at a cost of £122.4 million. The system operator ran the supplemental...