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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Top experts to provide key insights into flexible power

Flexibility will be key in a power system dominated by renewables and this has profound implications for businesses. MCP sister title The Energyst’s fifth...

Demand-side response: Water firms, retailers, industrials give their verdict

Firms helping to balance the power system via demand-side response (DSR) say they could provide significantly more flexibility – given sufficient reward and revenue...

DSR: adding a revenue stream for the water industry

Severn Trent Water has engaged in DSR via two aggregators for the last three years. Now it plans to ramp up its activity –...

Energy storage and flexibility: key to resilience in uncertain times?

While a UPS is sufficient to deal with short-term power failures, the installation of a behind-meter-battery could deliver far greater value to mission critical...

National Grid Partners invests in two AI startups to protect critical infrastructure

National Grid Partners (NGP), the investment and innovation arm of National Grid plc announces two new investments in data analytics startups that use artificial...