Tonik Energy to use Tesla Powerwall home battery

Tonik Energy has claimed that it has become the first energy supplier in the UK to offer and install the Tesla Powerwall home battery. Announced on Monday 3 June, installations will be carried out by the supplier’s in-house installation team The Phoenix Works. The Tesla Powerwall battery has 13.5kWh of…

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BEIS Minister questioned on policy landscape for small-scale renewables

Commons Select BEIS Committee Chair Rachel Reeves has written a letter to interim Minister for Energy and Clean Growth Chris Skidmore over “concerns” around the policy landscape for the small-scale renewables industry, including solar. In the letter, dated Tuesday 4 June, Reeves said the Committee is concerned that “consumers who…

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The ReFLEX Orkney project set to develop a smart energy island

Orkney Islands Council (OIC) has revealed its support for the creation of a multi-partner £28.5mn project to drive renewable energy generation. Announced on Friday 31 May, the ReFLEX Orkney project is funded by the government through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and will encompass a smart energy island. A virtual…

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Energy:2030 Issue 17

In May’s issue of Energy:2030, we turn our attention to recent developments around prospects for microgen in a post-FiT world. Community and Renewable Energy Scotland modelling has identified some limited cases where generators can still be economically viable, although we still await details of the government’s proposed smart export guarantee.…

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MPP renewable share of electricity generation hit record high in March

BEIS has published its recent provisional monthly energy production, consumption and price statistics which deliver key insights from January to March 2019. Released on Thursday 30 May, it found that renewables were also up 11% on the same period of 2018, with renewables and wind reaching record highs of 37.4%…

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Zenobe Energy announces £120mn EV funding on council, bus and fleet operators

Battery storage operator Zenobe Energy has launched up to £120mn in funding to accelerate the rollout of commercial electric vehicle (EV) fleets such as buses and the supporting infrastructure. Announced on Sunday 26 May, solutions will include the upfront financing for local authorities, OEMs, and bus and other fleet operators.…

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UKERC analysis reveals the scale of flexibility across GB’s gas networks

New research by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has studied the scale of flexibility provided by high-pressure pipelines in Britain’s gas networks. Published Thursday 30 May, Flexibility in Great Britain’s Gas Networks: Analysis of Linepack and Linepack Flexibility Using Hourly Data presents hourly data from the National Transmission System…

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