The home is where much of the innovation in the energy industry has to take place, whether it is using new technologies or in convincing consumers to be more active energy users.
Entries for the Ashden Awards reveal the changing face of sustainable energy innovation. New Power spoke to Mike Pepler of Ashden
New Power spoke to code bodies Elexon, ElectraLink and Gemserv about applying the sandbox concept across the industry
How does a regulator get in touch with startups with radical new ideas? Janet Wood spoke to Ofgem’s Pamela Taylor about Innovation Link
Janet Wood speaks to Richard Molloy of industrial and electrical manufacturer Eaton about the opportunities presented by the storage market in the UK
A 2015 investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority accused the UK’s energy suppliers of overcharging their customers to the tune of £1.4 billion a year.
Claire King and Matt Hill examine the applications of Ofgem’s ‘supplier of last resort’ process so far, and consider the implications for challenger companies and those taking on customers
Interconnectors are very useful things and can help reduce the costs of supplying power and balancing the system. But you have to consider what is at the other end.
The UK will have to be better at developing and exporting skills and products in future, when it loses the ability to treat the rest of Europe as a quasi-domestic market.
Commissioning of a new HVDC link between Scotland and the England/Wales transmission networks is set to reduce constraint payments by £90 million a year, according to National Grid.