Equinix ‘in R&D phase’ of demand response experiments

Equinix is “in the R&D phase” of testing demand response technologies, according to UK MD Russell Poole. National Grid wants more businesses to help balance...

Is Triad past its peak?

National Grid’s ‘Triad’ peak charging methodology has helped reduce demand peaks since the early 1990s. Will it still be effective as the market changes,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

A virtual solution for our real flexibility challenges?

Sponsored post: Peter Jones, ABB Technology Strategy Manager outlines the challenges and opportunities presented to mission critical businesses as the UK shifts towards a more...

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...

Younicos awards battery-based energy storage project to Morrison

Morrison Utility Connections, a major projects Independent Connection Provider (ICP) and part of Morrison Utility Services, has been commissioned to build and connect one...

Ofgem confirms deep cuts to Triad payments

Ofgem has confirmed that it will implement steep cuts to small generators’ Triad payments. The regulator suggested its move would save consumers billions in the...

Centrica named in UK demand side response framework

Centrica has been named by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as a supplier on its Demand Side Response framework, designed to financially incentivise customers...

Energy storage ‘will wipe out battery storage’

There are quick bucks to be made from battery storage. But in three or four years, many assets will be in the bin, reckons...

Demand-side response conference: Last few free tickets for DSR Event

There are a few remaining free tickets for The Energyst’s DSR Event, held in London on 7 September. The energy system is changing dramatically. In...

E.ON integrates Fraport AG emergency power generators into virtual power plant

E.ON's virtual power plant continues to grow. Four emergency power generators for Fraport AG are now linked to E.ON's energy platform. This means that,...

Experts offer insights into challenges and opportunities of demand-side response

Leading experts in demand-side response (DSR) and end users gathered at the Cornhill Banking Hall, London, to share their insights on the challenges and...

Open Energi wins Severn Trent DSR tender

Severn Trent has awarded aggregator Open Energi a contract to help balance the grid by using its flexible load in demand-side response (DSR) programmes. Under...

Centrica acquires leading demand response aggregator

Centrica plc has acquired REstore NV (“REstore”), one of Europe’s leading demand response aggregators, for €70 million (£62 million) in cash. Headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium,...