As the world struggles to cope with the current COVID-19 crisis, the energy sector is adjusting to ensure a secure, reliable supply and a protected workforce.
Batteries are to be used for reactive power services for the grid as part of the ‘world-first’ Power Potential Project.
An Active Network Management (ANM) system is to be rolled out in the south coast in a bid to more effectively manage distributed energy resources (DERs).
Flexibility – and the actions required by government, Ofgem and National Grid ESO – formed a clear part of the National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC) annual report.
Flexibility providers were called on by National Grid ESO yesterday (24 February) following an interconnector tripping, causing 1GW to fall off the grid.
An outage at Western Link HVDC has led to record balancing mechanism payments of £30.9 million, according to Cornwall Insight.
Negative pricing will be a ‘big feature’ in net zero transition as UK sees 15 periods in 2020 so far
Negative power pricing is becoming an increasingly common occurrence on the UK energy networks. Already in 2020, there have been 15 half hour periods where the cost of electricity fell into negative figures, according to Drax Electric Insights.
National Grid ESO has released an update on its Early Competition Plan (ECP), ahead of the implementation of Competitively Appointed Transmission Owners (CATO) legislation.
The latest T-1 Capacity Market (CM) auction has cleared at £1.00/kW/y, with just two storage assets winning contracts, prompting renewed questions over the benefits of running such auctions.