Octopus Energy has acquired nCube Home, the UK's first independent smart home energy management platform.
Centrica is to absorb “thousands” of residential hot water tanks into its virtual power plant (VPP) to provide flexibility to the grid.
Innogy Innovation Hub has invested in ShieldIOT in a funding round that saw the Internet of Things (IoT) security company raise US$3.6 million (£5 million).
Tesco is trialling using refrigeration units to provide frequency response in a partnership with the University of Lincoln, IoT firm IMS Evolve and The Grimsby Institute.
Tech giant Microsoft and European natural gas utility Snam have formed an agreement to improve the efficiency and safety of energy networks.
OVO has invested in energy technology firm Electron, teasing that it is the first in a series of strategic investments.
Centrica has made investments in two cutting edge energy tech firms as it targets a more concentrated domestic energy flexibility business.
European utility Enel has turned to AI software provider C3 to work as a strategic partner of big data platforms and applications across the entire business in a move which it says will strengthen its position at the top of the energy transition.
Energy giant innogy’s International Middle East (IME) division has invested £500,000 in UK energy tech start-up Verv.