National Grid

Future Energy Scenario explores key stepping stones to reach net zero

National Grid ESO issued its Future Energy Scenarios report on Thursday 11 July, setting out credible pathways and scenarios for the future of energy. Whilst net zero by 2050 is achievable, the report highlights that it requires immediate action and the need for greater coordination across the whole energy system,…

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National Grid ESO finds “near-term uncertainty” for demand side flexibility

National Grid ESO has published its Demand Side Flexibility Annual Report 2018, finding that policy and regulatory developments are helping to enable a more flexible and smarter energy system, but that “near-term uncertainty is making the business proposition for DSF more complex”. The report considered policy, regulatory and market developments…

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National Grid ESO to trial new generation sources for black start

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has announced that it is to launch a trial for Black Start (BS) from distributed energy generation technologies, such as hydro, biomass, combined heat and power, wind and storage in the 10-100MW range. The ESO will also trial the ability of “non-traditional” technologies such…

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National Grid launches carbon intensity map

National Grid has added a regionalised forecast to its Carbon intensity API service, the company announced on Tuesday 15 May. The online system forecasts the carbon intensity of power generation across GB and was initially launched in September 2017. The update means that users are now able to see the…

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