On Monday 14 October, National Grid ESO announced a tender for reactive power absorption to solve a high voltage requirement in the Mersey region.
National Grid has set live a new platform for ancillary services, coming as part of a much larger plan to modernise its grid management toolkit.
The UK will have no problem meeting energy demands throughout this winter thanks to a surplus in generation according to the National Grids Winter Outlook report, released on the 9 October.
The Energy Emergencies Executive Committee (E3C) has questioned whether National Grid ESO’s reserve power protocols are “fit for purpose” in its preliminary response to August’s blackout.
Centrica is to absorb “thousands” of residential hot water tanks into its virtual power plant (VPP) to provide flexibility to the grid.
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.
National Grid has suggested that higher levels of resilience in the UK’s electricity system may be appropriate, its report into the 9 August 2019 blackout has concluded.
Wind power returned last weekend following a relatively still period, sending spot prices into the negative for extended periods.
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