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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

ABB touts smartgrid and grid-scale battery knowhow

Colin Green, UK head of regulatory affairs and technology at ABB's Power Grids division, outlines how ABB is enabling the shift towards a smarter...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...