Ofgem has handed more than £45 million to the winners of this year’s Network Innovation Competition, helping bring more innovative technologies to the fore.
Marston’s Inns and Taverns is to become the first UK pub company to roll out rapid electric vehicle chargers after announcing plans to work with Engenie to install 400 at sites nationwide.
Uber, Centrica and an unnamed parcel carrier firm are participating in a new, Ofgem-backed trial which will assess the impact of up to 3,000 electric vehicles on local grids.
Thousands of electric vehicle chargers are to be rolled out across Tesco stores over the next three years under a new partnership between the supermarket, Volkswagen and Pod Point.
Engie is to deliver a rapid charging network across West Yorkshire; US giant ChargePoint has secured over £187 million is new funding; Siemens and ubitricity complete first new council charger; and Alfa Power unveils lastest EV charger in the UK.
Ofgem has established an independent panel of experts to challenge network companies’ business plans for RIIO-2.
EDF Energy is seeking to build a portfolio of domestic batteries to take into energy services markets by offering discounted energy storage units to consumers via a new partnership with Powervault.
OVO Energy has boosted its customer base to over one million after taking on 290,000 additional customers from Spark Energy, which has also seen its operating company bought as a standalone business.
Fixed charges are to be applied to all final demand network users irrespective of their ability to reduce their impact on the grid through generation or flexibility under Ofgem’s preferred strategy for its Targeted Charging Review (TCR).