Northern Powergrid has become the latest distribution network operator (DNO) to sign up to the flexibility procurement platform Piclo Flex and identify flexible assets across its network.
Distribution network operators (DNOs) will be the “key driver” for virtual power plant (VPP) business models in the UK, according to an international analyst speaking in the latest issue of PV Tech Power, Current±'s sister publication.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is to install monitoring devices in its substations and, where permitted, people’s homes that would allow it to adjust the charging rates of electric vehicles.
National Grid now has access to the half hourly settlement data of almost all export sites connected to the distribution network, giving it visibility over the renewable generation that it has previously only be able to register as negative demand.
Northern Powergrid has kicked off the next phase of its upgrade programme that will eventually see thousands of its substations modernised to create 'the backbone of a smart grid' fit for the future of its network.
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has launched a major new consultation seeking views on a range of potential ‘future worlds’ of the energy system that could be adopted to unlock the benefits inherent to the ongoing evolution of networks.
UKPN is to utilise domestic battery capacity to deliver local flexibility via a virtual power platform after signing what is thought to be the first commercial contract of its type using residential assets.
UK Power Networks is to run its next flexibility tender on the Piclo Flex platform unveiled by Open Utility this week, which offers “an online dating” service for distribution network operators (DNOs) and distributed energy resources (DERs).
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has set out its strategy for how innovation can be used to future proof the UK’s electricity networks in the wake of rapidly emerging trends in the country’s energy system.