Kaluza provides a paid flexibility service to Western Power Distribution

Announced on Tuesday 21 January, OVO Group’s intelligent energy platform, Kaluza, has become the first residential technology platform to provide a paid flexibility service to Distribution Network Operator (DNO), Western Power Distribution (WPD). Through WPD’s flexibility interface ‘Flexible Power,’ Kaluza delivered a flexibility service using a portfolio of domestic sonnen…

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Government to invest £3.4mn in wireless charging trials for taxis in Nottingham

On Friday 17 January, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed that the government will invest £3.4mn in wireless charging for electric taxis in Nottingham. The project will be a collaboration between organisations, including Cenex, Sprint Power, Shell, Nottingham City Council, Parking Energy, Transport for London and Coventry University, and will look…

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Octopus and EO launch partnership with EV charging solution

Octopus Electric Vehicles (EV) has partnered with EO Charging to launch a new EV home charging solution. Announced on Tuesday 14 January, the package includes the EO Mini Smart Home charger and the Octopus GO EV driver tariff. Octopus claimed that the charger will be fully interoperable with its Octopus…

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EV Energy Taskforce urges better EV and electricity sector interoperability

The Electric Vehicle (EV) Energy Taskforce published a report, making recommendations to the government on EV and energy policy. Published on Tuesday 15 January, the report identified priorities: including the urgency of developing standards and codes of practice to enable interoperability and the sharing of data within the EV sector…

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Vattenfall submits 77MW onshore wind farm proposal

Vattenfall announced on Thursday 9 January that it has submitted a project proposal for Clashindarroch II wind farm, Aberdeenshire. The 77MW scheme would consist of 14 new turbines, each with around a 6MW capacity. The turbines are expected to generate enough electricity to meet the equivalent demand of more than…

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ABP invests £6.8mn to install the Humber’s largest roof mounted solar scheme

Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £6.8mn in the Port of Hull to install the Humber’s largest roof mounted solar scheme. Published on Wednesday 8 January, installations at the Ports of Immingham and Goole currently produce 4.5MW and 1.1MW respectively. The panels will cover ABP warehouses and the engineering workshops…

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£1.25mn grant awarded to Waste2Tricity for hydrogen production plant

The UK-based waste-to-hydrogen technology company, Waste2Tricity (W2T), has procured a grant of £1.25mn from the PowerHouse Energy Group, for the development of a hydrogen production plant at Protos, near Ellesmere Port, in Cheshire. The firm said on Monday 6 January its development partner, W2T, secured the grant following a successful…

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Record year of sales for zero emissions vehicles

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) confirmed that, whilst UK new car registrations have fallen -2.4% in 2019 to 2.3mn units, registrations of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) rose by +144% to 37,850 units, overtaking plug-in hybrids and breaking previous records. Published on Monday 6 January, combined Alternatively Fuelled…

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New battery could transform existing energy infrastructures

On Wednesday 18 December, IBM Research announced that it has created a new battery which removes the use of heavy metals or other substances with sourcing concerns, such as cobalt and nickel, in order to “transform the long-term sustainability of many elements of our energy infrastructure.” The company stated that…

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