60% of firms taking energy efficiency action post-Esos

Six in ten firms that completed an Esos assessment have taken action, according to initial survey data compiled by Energyst Media. But few of...

A positive outlook for battery storage?

Costs are falling but batteries are still expensive. Bankable revenues are hard to come by and developers want more routes to market. But others...

Esos and the slow death of energy management

Six months on from the original Esos deadline, what has the scheme achieved? If nothing else, it has shone a light on glaring gaps...

National Grid warns UK will miss 2020 targets, predicts big battery future

Lack of progress in decarbonising heat and transport will see the UK miss its 2020 renewable energy targets, according to National Grid. The system operator...

Triad, capacity costs, CfD and RO: Prepare for increases, warns SmartestEnergy

SmartestEnergy has outlined its predictions for power bill non-commodity cost increases from next year onwards. The forecasts suggest significant hikes for some pass through...

UK firms paying highest power prices in Europe

UK business energy prices continue to rise faster and fall slower than other EU member states, according to latest government data. British firms are paying...

Early capacity market costs to hit business energy bills

Energy suppliers will not be allowed to delay payments for the early capacity market auction. That means businesses face higher than anticipated energy bills...

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...

Western Power Distribution to pay firms to use more power

Western Power Distribution is urging companies participating in National Grid’s new demand-side response service to take part in its own parallel demand turn-up trials. Demand...

Equinix and Telecity waste no time in energy efficiency audit

Equinix and Telecity were among the first organisations in the UK to complete energy efficiency audits required by the government. The Environment Agency has published...

The early bird connects to the grid

The key to a successful grid connection is to start early. It will still be an expensive, lengthy process, but independent connections providers say...

Power only half the story as volatility hits energy bills in 2016

Wholesale power prices declined for 2015 with anticipated softening into 2016. Yet bills are expected to rise and the market to become increasingly volatile....
The Green Grid's Roel Castelein says data centres should adopt mobile developer mindset

Green Grid: Data centres ‘must become like mobile app developers’

Data centre operators must adopt the mindset of mobile phone software developers or risk the wrath of regulators for wasting energy. That was the message...

National Grid plays down blackout fears plans to expand demand response

National Grid today disputed figures that suggest the UK will face a significant power capacity shortfall next winter. However, it underlined the need to...

UK directors think power prices will rise 10% in 2016

Around two thirds of company directors surveyed by Mission Critical Power' publisher Energyst Media believe that power prices will rise by around 10% in 2016. That prediction follows...

National Grid to launch two new demand side response products, calls on major power...

Demand Side Response (DSR) is breathing new life into the UK’s energy system. It offers lucrative incentives to businesses that can reduce - or...