UK Power Networks is collaborating on a smart grid project with National Grid which it says will mark a “significant step” towards it becoming a Distribution Systems Operator (DSO).
Siemens has helped start a smart grid pilot project in Rotterdam that will connect 20,000 homes with renewables and storage facilities.
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to financially support cutting-edge grid and storage technologies as part of a comprehensive clean energy plan in its manifesto.
Distribution network operator and energy firm Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) has revealed how it is preparing for a new, more flexible energy system in the UK.
Cumbria’s Westlakes Science & Technology Park has launched a tender to develop a smart microgrid at the site which would see it become independent from the national grid.
The Green Party has pledged to create an “energy system fit for the 21st century” in its energy and the environment manifesto.
A number of demonstrator projects of smart grid and storage technologies have been awarded funding under Scotland’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).
Nearly two-thirds of UK businesses are significantly concerned by energy utilities’ approach to data security and would switch if they fell victim to a cyber attack, PricewaterhouseCoopers research has found.
A pioneering smart grid project in Scotland which connects local residents to a renewables powered marketplace has begun its second phase after a successful first year.