Regulators must be given new powers to ensure utility firms invest in sustainable infrastructure or the UK’s net zero emissions by 2050 target is at risk.
Current±’s editorial reflects on the inaugural EnTech Conference in London, unpicking five of the key takeaways from the two-day event.
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 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.
Ofgem warns over slowing decarbonisation as regulator pays out second-highest system balancing costs
Decarbonisation of the UK’s energy supply is slowing, Ofgem has warned, while the cost of balancing the UK’s power system spiked to its second-highest ever in 2017/18.
ENA discusses Open Networks adaptation to build on ‘relentless focus on innovation, delivery and net zero’
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has lauded the “relentless focus on innovation, delivery and net zero” its Open Networks project has, declaring it vital to new emissions reductions targets.
A UKPN trial aiming to alleviate capacity constraints has freed up 95MW through the use of new technology.
‘Considerable challenge’ of meeting Labour 2030 net zero target would need ‘rapid’ clean tech ramp-up
The UK could adopt the most ambitious net zero target of any established economy as the Labour Party agrees on a target of 2030, but meeting such a target would be a "considerable challenge" the clean energy sector has warned.
A Labour government would take the UK’s offshore wind capacity to 52GW within the next 10 years and invest billions in EV charging infrastructure, the party has said.