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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...

United Utilities: Stronger incentives required to scale demand side response

United Utilities is building towards an aspirational target of 20MW of Frequency Response via Open Energi. The water company could conceivably deliver more demand...

Powerstar announced as a chosen supplier on the Essentia Energy Storage framework

Powerstar, a provider of smart energy solutions, has been selected as one of only six companies to be a trusted supplier for Essentia’s battery...

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...

Public opinion on demand-side response: share your views!

Mission Critical Power's sister title, The Energyst, is conducting its annual demand-side response and storage survey, to obtain views from those that have opted to...

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...

Data centres remain cool on selling power to National Grid

The UK’s largest colocation providers remain highly resistant to using back-up power assets to provide demand response services to National Grid. The system operators is...

Energy in industry 4.0: harnessing the connected site

Advances in Industry 4.0 can enhance energy strategies and improve the resilience of critical sites. DSR is often seen as a risk to critical sites,...

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...

Ylem Energy chooses Origami’s platform to support flexible energy solutions

Ylem Energy, a leader in smart energy generation and management solutions, has selected Origami’s technology to provide real-time, remote monitoring and automated control that...

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,...

National Grid plots superfast grid balancing service, four year contracts for storage providers

National Grid is planning a grid balancing service an order of magnitude faster than current operations. The system operator seeks expressions of interest from...

European judicial ruling on Capacity Market to bring change to UK wholesale markets

The General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in favour of Tempus Energy in its case against the...

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...

Li-ion offers new opportunities for data centres

A new white paper says that the falling cost of lithium-ion batteries is enabling data centre operators to review their electrical distribution topology and...

Working smarter: creating new revenue from your assets

Consumers and businesses alike are increasingly demanding that their suppliers operate responsibly, says Ashley Phillips, from Ørsted (formerly Dong Energy). He discusses energy strategies...

Cough up for demand side response, United Utilities tells National Grid

United Utilities is building towards an aspirational target of 20MW of frequency response via Open Energi. The water company could conceivably do more demand...

Tempus Energy’s Sarah Bell: DSR aggregators are ecstatic about Capacity Market ruling

Tempus Energy CEO Sarah Bell Tempus Energy chief executive, Sarah Bell, says demand-side response aggregators are “ecstatic” about the European Court ruling on the Capacity...

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...

BEIS considers multi-year contracts for DSR

The government expects the Capacity Market to be reinstated later this year and is reviewing potential issues, including delivery assurance and contract lengths... The Department...