National Grid’s Gas Distribution arm has just signed an investment deal with Advanced Plasma Power, putting funds up to develop a new bio gas plant in Swindon.
A combination of various factors serving to limit energy generated from plants in several European countries could push up domestic prices, households have been warned.
Innovative new technology has been used to successfully transmit data across the national grid, marking an important step towards a more efficient ‘smart grid’ and potentially changing the way we approach to the need to cope with energy demands. Continue Reading
The National Grid’s latest Future Energy Scenarios report, which claims to show that the UK is on track to miss its target of sourcing 15% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.
The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee has called for National Grid to be broken up and replaced by separate system operators working at a national and regional level respectively.
Enappsys, a business that monitors the UK energy market, has warned that high demand and tight supply could lead to power shortages next winter, potentially driving up prices for consumers.
Car manufacturer Nissan has unveiled a brand new scheme designed to allow owners of electric vehicles to sell electricity generated by their vehicles’ batteries back to National Grid.
The shadow energy secretary Lisa Nandy has come out in criticism of the government’s Capacity Market scheme after a report showed the costs that it could force on households across the UK.
After using their ‘last resort’ emergency powers to implore UK companies to cut their electricity usage, National Grid revealed that yesterday they had to spend at least £2.5 million to prevent severe power shortages after most of their ‘safety nets’ failed.