Electricity North West launches Smart Street project

A new energy project by Electricity North West (ENW) could enable customers to save up to £60 a year on their electricity bills and provide potential carbon savings of 143,860 tCO2e by 2050, the distribution network operator said. Announced on Monday 28 October, voltage control devices will be installed at…

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ScottishPower and SP Energy Networks launch new climate roadmap

ScottishPower and SP Energy Networks have issued a roadmap which illustrates how local communities can play a key role in reaching the UK’s net zero goals. Published on Wednesday 23 October, Zero Carbon Communities provides forecasts from Capital Economics, which reveal that the UK will need to install more than…

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Utilising mixed technologies to decarbonise heat will drive climate action

Published on Thursday 24 October, a report by Ecuity Consulting on behalf of Liquid Gas UK assessed practical approaches to heat decarbonisation for off-grid rural homes in the UK, which would achieve climate change objectives at the least cost. The report revealed that a mixed technology approach to decarbonising heating…

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Gnewt joins Cisco’s Vehicle-to-Grid E-Flex project

Gnewt has confirmed plans to trial Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology as part of V2G demonstrator project E-Flex, led by Cisco. Revealed on Wednesday 23 October, the company will explore how the technology will look to accelerate its 70-strong fleet, as well as the commercial opportunity it presents through smarter electricity use…

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Smarter grid solutions respond to the governments EV charging consultation

Smarter Grid Solutions has welcomed the Department for Transport’s (DfT) consultation for EV charging. In a blog dated Wednesday 23 October, Senior Consultant Dr Laura Kane and Executive Director Dr Graham Ault stated that the expectation of coordinated, smart charging on all EV charging will set the course for better…

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IEA: industrial applications to account for the bulk of new solar installations

The installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes, commercial buildings and industrial facilities is set to accelerate over the next five years, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Published on Monday 21 October, the Renewables 2019 market report forecasts that the world’s total renewable–based power capacity will grow…

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APPG Chair calls for EV charge point operators “to embrace interoperability”

In an open letter on Twitter on Wednesday 16 October, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Electric Vehicles (EV) Matt Western has called on the UK’s leading public EV charge point operators “to embrace ‘interoperability,’ which will help make drivers’ experience more seamless.” In response to the public…

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Government consults on heat network regulations

The government has launched a new consultation on proposals for the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations to ensure that final consumption metering devices are installed on heat and cooling networks and can guarantee that billing is based on consumption. Published on Thursday 17 October, it seeks views on the…

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Energy White Paper delayed until Q1 2020

Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom told the Commons BEIS Committee that the Energy White Paper, which had originally be targeted for summer 2019, would not be released until Q1 2020. Speaking during an evidence session on the work of BEIS on Tuesday 15 October, she said the reason for the delay…

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