Great Britain is to derive more power from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels in 2019, the first time that would have occurred since the industrial revolution.
National Grid ESO has partnered with two DNOs and energy tech firm Electron to collaborate on a shared generation and storage asset data register.
This week’s T-1 Capacity Market (CM) auction cleared at a record low clearing price of just £0.77/kW, with just one new build battery storage project winning a contract.
The UK recorded its greenest ever winter in 2018/19, as mild conditions, high renewable output and system flexibility combined to send carbon intensity tumbling.
On the back of a record-breaking stretch without coal-fired generation, Julian Leslie, head of national control at National Grid ESO, discusses how that feat was achieved at a system level, and how the ESO is preparing for zero-carbon power grid.
Flexibility providers sprung into action late last week after Britain’s interconnector suffered a trip, causing around 1GW of capacity to fall off the system.
The UK has now gone a fortnight without coal, underpinning what has been a landmark month for the country’s energy mix.
A host of the country’s largest energy firms have backed the UK’s bid to host next year’s COP climate conference and called on the government for further support.
Drax, Equinor and National Grid’s Ventures arm have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on zero-carbon power stations in the UK.