Much of the reaction to last Friday’s blackout has centred around possible, but now dismissed, links to the high penetration of renewables on the UK’s grid. Liam Stoker analyses the train of thought that decentralisation could actually be the most compelling solution to grid security.
Having dominated the energy supply market since it was privatised in 1990, UK energy retailers have witnessed their market share slide from north of 99% to 75%, and that rate only looks to increase. In the first of a series of long read articles to be published over the summer examining how the energy transition is impacting the supply market, Liam Stoker investigates the role home solar and storage systems are playing.
Statkraft has announced a 15-year partnership with independent power producer Statera Energy, which will see the latter bring 1GW of flexible generation assets to market.
National Grid ESO has partnered with two DNOs and energy tech firm Electron to collaborate on a shared generation and storage asset data register.
There has never been a better time for innovative, low carbon energy technologies to come to market, the government has claimed.
Tumbling demand and surging renewables sent the country’s wholesale power market into a tailspin over the bank holiday weekend. Liam Stoker suggests that, in terms of the clean energy transition, that may not be so bad after all.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) is to create what professes to be the world’s most advanced electricity network control system, enabling more than 500MW of distributed energy to connect to its network cheaper and faster than before.
Today marks exactly one year since we launched Current±, a publication we very much intended to both demystify and accelerate the clean energy transition. Liam Stoker reflects on the year just gone, and teases plans for next 12 months.