OVO Energy is to lead one of the UK's largest ever zero-carbon heating trails, thanks to a £4.2 million grant from the government.
Conor Maher-McWilliams, Kaluza's head of flexibility, spoke to Current± about its heating trial with partners Dimplex and EDF, and the need for a whole-system approach to decarbonisation.
Up to £133 million could have been saved in grid balancing costs during the UK’s lockdown if smart electric vehicle (EV) charging and smart tech adoption had been more wide scale.
The UK’s lockdown has highlighted the need for increased data visibility and domestic flexibility according to Kaluza.
Kaluza has continued its management shakeup, with three new senior members of staff joining from Uber, the World Energy Council and Farfetch.
The ‘world first’ flexibility trial Project TraDER has gone live on the Orkney islands.
Energy demand reached a new low in the UK over the bank holiday, setting two new records according to Drax Electric Insights.
Low demand and a sunny weekend sent power prices plunging into negative figures on the day-ahead hourly market for the third time as generation hit a new record.
As the COVID-19 lockdown changes demand patterns, the grid's flexibility is put to the test.