Author Archive for New Power

Ashden Awards for innovative energy schemes

Two local energy trading innovations have won Ashden awards for sustainable energy pioneers. Energy Local Club allows households to benefit directly from electricity produced by local renewable generators. The first ELC started in 2016 in Bethesda, Gwynedd with 100 local households and…

SO seeks reserve providers to help assess prequalification process

National Grid wants smaller companies who provide reserve and response services to the network to join a Working Group that considers changes in how the network operates. These types of working group look at proposed modifications to the Grid Code and assess their implications for the system and participants. In this case, the modification…

OPINION: low-carbon should be high profile for networks

Sustainability First director Sharon Darcy argues that the regulatory framework for all energy network companies should include an explicit low-carbon incentive, and concludes that a qualitative approach with a quantitative element may be the best option at this point   The…

Vattenfall plans EV charging network across GB

Vattenfall is to begin installing ‘pay-as-you-go’ electric vehicle (EV) charging points in Great Britain that will be open to all EV drivers. From June, the company plans to partner with commercial developers, real-estate companies, industries, fleet owners and public bodies such as…