Flexibility

Keeping the lights on at the end of the tunnel

Smart Infrastructure

Keeping the lights on at the end of the tunnel

Tentative steps to ease restrictions across Europe will bring new challenges for DSOs

Trading the Future: How a virtual marketplace can facilitate the path to Net Zero

Smart Infrastructure

Trading the Future: How a virtual marketplace can facilitate the path to Net Zero

Nicolas Métivier, Platform Manager for the Cornwall Local Energy Market, explains how Centrica’s innovative trials can accelerate the energy transformation.

Electron-led consortium wins BEIS award to develop a new flexibility exchange

Smart Infrastructure

Electron-led consortium wins BEIS award to develop a new flexibility exchange

London-based energy technology company Electron has been awarded funding by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to lead a consortium to develop a multi-product flexibility exchange as part of the FleX competition.

New tariff proposal could resolve a looming problem with grid expansion

Energy Retail

New tariff proposal could resolve a looming problem with grid expansion

The existing network tariff structure is not fit for purpose. A new bandwidth model proposed in the Netherlands and Norway could be a solution.

TERRE attracts new members after successful launch

Transmission & Distribution

TERRE attracts new members after successful launch

More TSOs look set to join the Czech TSO, which connected to the new platform in January.

Alliander tackles interoperability by open-sourcing platform with LF Energy

Smart Infrastructure

Alliander tackles interoperability by open-sourcing platform with LF Energy

Dutch distribution system operator Alliander is open sourcing its platform, formerly known as Open Smart Grid Platform, under LF Energy’s umbrella to leverage collaborative development.

ENA to publish DSO implementation plan summer 2020

Transmission & Distribution

ENA to publish DSO implementation plan summer 2020

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has launched an eight week consultation on the draft 2020 Work Plan for the Open Networks Project, the cross-sector collaboration that is laying the groundwork for the network operators' transition to become Distribution System Operators (DSO).

Virtual power plants spring to action in Europe, Japan and Australia

Smart Infrastructure

Virtual power plants spring to action in Europe, Japan and Australia

VPPs are primed to take advantage of the most lucrative markets, according to a webinar with Navigant, Enbala and the Australian grid operator AEMO.

UK DNOs take advantage of flexibility options

Transmission & Distribution

UK DNOs take advantage of flexibility options

Network operators in the UK are already procuring flexibility to help manage the network and defer or avoid grid reinforcement investment. Four DNOs outlined their latest activities at National Grid ESO’s Power Responsive meeting in London last week.

Energy trading and asset management in a ‘flex’ market

Energy Generation

Energy trading and asset management in a ‘flex’ market

Dominic Fava, head of marketing and propositions at Origami, a provider of energy trading platforms, looks at the difficulties of trading energy in a more flexible - and therefore volatile - electricity market, and how a new generation of smart IT systems will be needed to support energy companies.

Danish consortium issues tender for flexibility market pilot

Transmission & Distribution

Danish consortium issues tender for flexibility market pilot

Applications are due by 15th February for participation in the scheme at congested substations in Lolland.