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Smart moves on data are key to unlocking a brighter future

Following last month’s decision from Ofgem to allow Western Power Distribution (WPD) to access smart meter data from consumers’ homes, head of innovation and development at the Energy Networks Association Randolph Brazier explains what use of this data could mean for the future energy system.

Clockwise from left: Marc Trahand, executive vice-president, Nuvve Corporation; Francisco Carranza, director of energy services, Nissan Europe; Ian Cameron, head of innovation, UK Power Networks; Patrick Erwin, policy and markets director, Northern Powergrid.

Inside V2G: The challenges, benefits and potential of vehicle-to-grid

With demand for electric vehicles (EVs) increasing at pace and attention on how the energy system will cope, Current± asked Northern Powergrid to bring together participants in its vehicle-to-grid work to discuss how the technology could make a difference.

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Inside Westminster: The future of the energy system as MPs see it

As the low carbon transition continues in the energy sector, debate is often held regarding its pace, participants and barriers. That discussion spilled over into Westminster this week, with the Conservative MP James Heappey hosting the Energy Networks Association's future-gazing event out to 2030, which Current± attended.

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The year of large-scale storage: UK's new capacity to top 500MW in 2018

​Halfway through 2018 and large-scale battery storage in the UK has reached over 450MW installed capacity, with around 250MW being completed this year alone. Solar Media Market Research analyst Lauren Cook looks back at how we got here, and what we can learn from the rapidly growing large-scale pipeline.

The Johann Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam

Inside the Amsterdam ArenA, home to Europe's largest stadium battery

Over the last thousand days, project partners from all walks of life in the energy sector have come together to deliver Europe's largest commercial energy storage system using second life and new battery modules. Current± attended the launch at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff ArenA to find out what the project has to offer.


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