Centrica's Local Energy Market has been building momentum since its announcement over two years ago. Now, the technology is in and 160 homes and businesses across Cornwall are gearing up to prove that flexibility is the key to a decentralised, decarbonised energy system. It's a project that spans some of the industry's newest ideas and bits of kit and £19 million of funding, and now its ready to show what it can do.
The National Health Service celebrated NHS Sustainability Day yesterday by announcing that its deployment of energy efficiency systems and on-site generators had helped it save more than £300 million in costs.
Chelsea Football Club will be forced to pay for local decarbonisation efforts after its stadium redevelopment plans failed to include renewables capable of meeting tough London targets.
The role end users play in the security of the UK’s energy supply is to grow significantly after demand side response gained three times the number of agreements it did in this year’s Capacity Market auction compared to last year.
Solar has proven to be a particularly popular technology among the 26 winners of this year’s M&S Energy Community Energy Fund, which will share a pot of £350,000.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has relented after coming under significant pressure following its surprise cut to support for biomass-fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) installations earlier this year.
Newcastle United Football Club has collaborated with ENER-G to install a combined heat and power system at its St James’ Park stadium in the city centre.
The University of the West of England (UWE) has announced plans to bolster its rooftop solar installation and combine it with a CHP plant to reduce its exposure to peak-time pricing.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has laid a surprise cut to Renewable Heat Incentive support for biomass CHP systems in a move which the Renewable Energy Association has decried as “abrupt” and “very negative”.