Total has become the latest oil and gas major to make its move into the electric vehicle charging sector with the acquisition of the French firm G2mobility.
In part two of Current±'s catch-up with the Open Networks Project, chair Nigel Turvey and head of innovation at the Energy Networks Association, Randolph Brazier, look at the role of data in how the networks are operated and tackle the 'flexibility first' trend sweeping the sector.
Utility firm SSE has selected Origami Energy to support the launch of a new virtual power plant which will provide flexibility services to its C&I customers.
Electric vehicle charging suppliers Pod Point and Instavolt have signed up new clients for whom they will deploy a range of new charge points across commercial and potentially some residential locations.
Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) is to work with Piclo and Fife Council to develop a local energy market for flexibility.
EDF Energy has completed a 2MW trade of a Capacity Market obligation (CMO) with UK Power Reserve (UKPR) utilising a digital trading platform underpinned by blockchain technology.
Auto switching tech company Labrador has received half a million pounds of new investment from private equity firm Livingbridge Growth, taking it to over £2 million in funds raised so far this year.
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology could provide 38GW of flexible capacity to the grid by 2030 according to Octopus Energy, which is calling for drivers to sign up to the Powerloop V2G consortium launched earlier this week.
Food wholesaler Philip Dennis Foodservice has installed energy storage units totalling over 4MW at its Barnstaple offices in an effort to generate revenue from grid services, rather than making savings from behind-the-meter activity.