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.
As Ofgem works with industry to review electricity system balancing this Spring and Summer National Grid Energy System Operator (ESO) chief engineer Roisin Quinn looks back over this period and offers her thoughts on the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the lessons learned.
Welsh Power is to provide National Grid ESO with inertia thanks to the installation of a synchronous condenser and flywheel at its site at Rassau, Wales.
Drax’s Cruachan Power Station has started to provide National Grid ESO with inertia as part of a six-year contract.
Statkraft has signed a deal to install GE’s Rotating Stabilizer technology as part of a new approach to provide stability on Great Britain’s grid.
National Grid ESO has set its sights on a broader range of technologies as the second phase of its Stability Pathfinder gets underway.
Current± talked to Mark Tarry, MD of AMP Clean Energy's Urban Reserve project, about the importance of decentralised power sources.
Drax CEO Will Gardiner spoke to Current± about why ending coal made sense, what will happen to the remaining units post-2022 and how bioenergy alongside carbon capture and storage (BECCS) fits into the future energy mix.
Five companies are to provide National Grid ESO with inertia without the need to simultaneously provide electricity.