National Grid speeds up 20GW clean energy connection

National Grid is expediting the connection of clean energy projects in England and Wales, allowing 10GW of battery energy storage projects to connect four years earlier than planned

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Ofgem approves ESO’s Demand Flexibility Service for this winter

The service, which encourages flexible electricity usage by consumers, aims to help manage the energy system during periods of high demand

Winter demand service to triple: Will UK lights stay on?

The electricity system operator expects a significant increase in participation in this winter’s Demand Flexibility Service, potentially tripling last year’s uptake

UK smashes low carbon electricity record with wind power

On Monday 18th September, the UK achieved a new low carbon intensity record of 27g/kWh, according to new data

UK homes balance the grid

UK households are set to stabilise the power grid by participating in a new trial initiated by the Electricity System Operator

Ofgem cracks down on winter energy price manipulation

New regulations unveiled today by Ofgem will thwart generators from inflating energy prices unfairly, shielding consumers from high winter bills

National Grid’s winter blackout prevention scheme returns

The electricity system operator has announced the return of its Demand Flexibility Service, allowing homes and businesses to earn rewards by adjusting energy usage

ESO revamps Balancing Reserve: Green light for smaller units

The Electricity System Operator has changed its plans for the Balancing Reserve service, making it accessible to smaller units alongside larger ones

UK eases grid backlog

Ofgem has approved the Transmission Entry Capacity Amnesty led by National Grid ESO, move that could release up to 8GW of projects from the queue

UK generates 52% zero carbon electricity in July

Last month, wind generation increased to 29%, according to National Grid ESO