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.
Tumbling demand and surging renewables sent the country’s wholesale power market into a tailspin over the bank holiday weekend. Liam Stoker suggests that, in terms of the clean energy transition, that may not be so bad after all.
Tech giant Microsoft and European natural gas utility Snam have formed an agreement to improve the efficiency and safety of energy networks.
Global utility group Iberdrola has launched a new start-up challenge programme in a bid to identify new innovations aimed at the energy sector.
A war of words has erupted between Citizens Advice and the UK’s energy networks companies over calls for consumers to be compensated for what the charity has described as years of overcharging.
UK power prices turned negative for nine consecutive hours on Sunday in what’s been billed as an “extraordinary turn of events” for the country’s electricity system.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has expanded its offering of flexible connections to all its customers with variable generation, regardless of grid constraint.
Energy regulator Ofgem has pushed ahead with plans to slash the cost of equity for networks under RIIO-2, confirming a methodology which, if applied today, would cut the baseline return on equity to 4.3%.