Statkraft has unveiled the Lister Drive Greener Grid Park, which is to provide system stability as part of a contract with National Grid ESO.
Reactive Technologies has contracted Spanish technology group Ingeteam to construct a 5MW ultracapacitor to help National Grid ESO accurately measure inertia.
An Electricity Margin Notice detailing a margin shortfall of 740MW was issued last night (3 November), although National Grid ESO has now said the margin has been restored to an "adequate level".
National Grid ESO has warned of tighter margins than usual due to a mix of low wind and generator outages.
National Grid ESO is set to debut a new fast frequency response service at 11pm tonight (1 October), using Dynamic Containment (DC) to boost the grid’s resilience.
Drax’s Cruachan Power Station has started to provide National Grid ESO with inertia as part of a six-year contract.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced a £10 million grant to help construct the world's largest liquid air battery.
Five companies are to provide National Grid ESO with inertia without the need to simultaneously provide electricity.
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.