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...

Which technologies have the greatest potential to transform the energy sector?

The Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched an inquiry examining which technologies have the potential to disrupt the energy sector. To start gathering initial...

National Grid, aggregators and suppliers join forces for Demand-Side Response Event 2016

Mission Critical Power publisher Energyst Media is launching a new conference focused on demand-side response and flexible power. The DSR Event 2016 takes place in London...

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...

Major power users call for simplified approach to demand-side response

Major power users Anglian Water and Inovyn have urged policymakers, regulators and the system operator to simplify demand-side response (DSR) markets to enable greater...

Ofgem: Power flexibility will become more important than energy efficiency

The value of flexibility within the power system could increase tenfold over the coming years according to Ofgem’s Andrew Wright. The regulator’s senior partner...

80% of firms would provide demand-side response if business not disrupted

More than 80% of businesses would be interested in earning revenue through demand-side response (DSR) programmes – provided their business operations are not adversely...

Six in ten I&C firms considering energy storage investment

Almost six in ten industrial and commercial (I&C) firms are considering investment in energy storage, according to a survey by Mission Critical Power's sister...

Trinity Mirror Group to earn up to £1m from demand-side response

Trinity Mirror Group hopes to earn between £800,000 and £1million from demand side response (DSR) this financial year. The firm’s calculations are based on hitting all...

Set 2020 energy storage target and subsidise turn down demand response over diesel, MPs...

The energy and climate change committee has urged the government to create policy that favours turn-down demand side response over decentralised diesel generation. The committee,...

National Grid mulls rolling all frequency response services into single scheme

National Grid has mooted rolling together its fastest system balancing programmes into a single pre-fault service. The system operator shared its thinking on simplification of...

DataCentres North: full programme announced

Datacentres North’s educational programme will address both 'strategic issues' affecting the industry and the opportunities specific to the region, as well as the 'operational...

Data Centre Summit London: education, debate, and networking

Data Centre Summit London is a one-day conference event for data centre industry professionals. Taking place at the Barbican Centre in the heart of...

Large energy users plan to help keep lights on and costs down

Alarmed by reports that Britain could face power shortages if there are further delays in replacing the ageing and polluting power stations now being...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...