UK Power Networks (UKPN) is to source flexibility from Social Energy's virtual power plant (VPP), made up of solar-powered domestic batteries.
Flexibility providers called on by National Grid ESO jumped into action last week in response to grid frequency falling to 49.59Hz.
Having dominated the energy supply market since it was privatised in 1990, UK energy retailers have witnessed their market share slide from north of 99% to 75%, and that rate only looks to increase. In the first of a series of long read articles to be published over the summer examining how the energy transition is impacting the supply market, Liam Stoker investigates the role home solar and storage systems are playing.
Energy companies, oil majors and telecommunications firms are among those eyeing up a potential investment in energy tech start-up Social Energy.
Social Energy, a UK-based energy technology start-up, is intending to disrupt the energy sector with an artificial intelligence-powered platform that could slash domestic energy bills.
International battery brand Duracell is set to launch a home energy storage system in partnership with a UK energy supply and services company that will use Artificial Intelligence to boost the revenues currently available to homeowners by 400%.