Peak energy demand will rise by up to 50% in the next 30 years in the North West, according to Electricity North West’s annual Distribution Future Electricity Scenarios (DFES) publication.
Northern Powergrid has announced that it will procure flexibility through an e-auction, in what it says is a UK first.
Labour’s plans to renationalise the UK’s energy networks would place at serious risk the country’s hopes of meeting its legally-binding net zero target, a new report has said.
The power sector must coordinate more effectively on flexibility if it is to reach its full potential, energy regulator Ofgem has said.
The UK’s power sector has said a number of important questions remain after National Grid ESO published its interim report into this month’s black out, with Ofgem having now launched an official investigation.
Distribution network operators and the decisions they made to disconnect end users will be investigated as part of an inquiry into last week’s blackout, the government has confirmed.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is on the hunt for flexibility providers in the Western Isles and Skye.
Flexible energy projects could be fast-tracked through the connections queue as part of plans to “modernise” the way connection requests are handled.
The UK’s energy networks have made a “major step forward” to creating a net zero-ready energy system, agreeing to six common steps for flexibility procurement.