Power companies are to be fined £10.5 million and an already planned review into the electricity system operator (ESO) accelerated following Ofgem’s investigation into the nationwide blackout on 9 August 2019.
Liam Stoker Editor-in-chief, Current±
Liam is editor-in-chief at Solar Media, the publisher of Current± and other titles including Solar Power Portal. Liam edits the UK-facing titles and has done since 2015, having joined the publisher as a reporter the same year. Previously, Liam has held positions at other London-based B2B publishers such as Pageant Media and Progressive Media.
Recent articles by Liam Stoker
Liam Stoker reflects on a General Election victory for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives and looks at what the returning PM will have to do for the climate and energy sectors with his self-described “stonking” mandate.
Current±’s 2020 predictions series kicks off with insight from Pivot Power chief Matt Allen and Electron’s JoJo Hubbard, who offer their predictions for the energy transition in 2020.
At the end of last year, we asked a host of energy experts to predict what would happen in the energy market in 2019. Today we revisit those predictions and crown our Current± energy clairvoyant.
ScottishPower has unveiled a new hybrid power strategy for the UK and Ireland, combining solar and battery storage with wind on both existing and new sites.
Energy UK has confirmed that Audrey Gallacher will be taking the reins at the trade body on an interim basis when Lawrence Slade steps down later this month.
BP has set its sights on further growth in solar PV by increasing its stake in developer Lightsource BP.
EDF has been chosen by ubitricity to power its UK-wide electric vehicle charging network with 100% renewable power.
The sale of distribution network operator Electricity North West (ENW) has completed after a trio of investors picked up the remaining 50% stake in the company.
Telecoms major Nokia has been tasked with upgrading Finland’s transmission grid to allow for greater penetration of renewables.
Just two electricity projects have been successful in landing Network Innovation Competition (NIC) funding from Ofgem this year, with three rejected.
Shell has completed the acquisition of Australian supplier ERM Power, aiming to establish a “one-stop energy shop” in the country.