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.
With tariffs skyrocketing and zero marginal cost generation increasing its share, the notoriously difficult energy retail sector is facing quite the conundrum. But are telecoms-esque subscription models the answer? David Pratt seeks to find out.
Richard Dowling, chief economist at The Faraday Grid, examines the drivers behind emerging ‘Energy as a Service’ models and how they’ll benefit consumers.
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.
Current± talks to Juliet Davenport, chief executive at Good Energy, about the supplier’s plans for a service-based model, the adoption of ‘EnTech’ and an energy sector that’s “coming of age”.
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.
Current± speaks exclusively to Candace Saffery Neufeld, the freshly-appointed chief executive at Telefonica’s Alpha Energy moonshot programme, about the telecoms giant’s plans to trigger a “paradigm shift” in energy distribution.
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.
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.