Energy Storage Investors Need to be Ready for Risks that Come with Merchant Opportunities

Date: October 22, 2018
Author: Lebona Vernon

London, October 19th, 2018: this article was originally published on the Energy Storage News website: The renewables investment community “needs to come to grips” with merchant risk after a decade of being “spoiled” by government-backed subsidies for wind and solar. That was the view from the opening session of day two of Solar & Storage Live, […]

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KiWi Power Develops and Launches a Portable Power Meter

Date: October 11, 2018
Author: Lebona Vernon

KiWi Power is proud to announce that it has developed a portable version of its Demand Response enabling hardware, the KiWi FRUIT. The portable FRUIT meter is designed to be temporarily installed on a client’s site to measure the electrical load on the site’s high-demand assets and to provide an accurate availability report that will […]

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BREXIT: What Impact Will a “No-Deal” Outcome Have on Energy Supply & Security of Supply?

Date: September 28, 2018
Author: Lebona Vernon

On 29 March 2019, the UK will cease to be a member of the European Union. With less than 7 months remaining until we make what is sure to be a historic exit, and the increasing possibility of a ‘no-deal’ looming, the exact details of the UK’s exit from the European Union are still unclear. […]

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The Mayor of London Energy Efficiency Fund

Date: August 17, 2018
Author: Lebona Vernon

London, August 17th 2018: The world is changing. With the consequences of climate change already here, and the average temperature of the earth rising at an alarming rate, the time for change is now. Industries are now working towards operating in ways that reduce their impact on the planet and London is leading the way […]

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BEIS Outlines its Vision for the Future of Solar

Date: August 13, 2018
Author: Lebona Vernon

Change is on the Horizon: With the Governments Feed-In Tarif (FiT) scheme set to close in April 2019, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has predicted that the total deployable MWs for sub-5MW installations is expected to drop below 50MW-100MW per year as a result. Currently, the FiT scheme pays people for […]

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New Capacity Market Regulations: Secretary of State Instructs the Delivery Body to Run a Capacity Market Auction for 2019 Delivery

Date: July 13, 2018
Author: Lebona Vernon

Sustainability is key to the future of Earth. It estimated that if we keep going at the current rate, we will need a new planet by the year 2030. Departments from all industries are working towards creating options that are better for the planet, and that includes low carbon energy supplies. Now, the government has […]

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National Grid publishes its Power Responsive Success Stories

Date: July 6, 2018
Author: Lebona Vernon

Following the Power Responsive Summer Reception on the 26th of June, 2018 – National Grid have posted their “Success Stories” video – which features KiWi Power’s Stephan Marty discussing the Behind-the-Meter BESS situated at Plessey Semiconductor’s site in Plymouth, Devon – which is a first-of-its-kind grid-connected battery in the South West of England.

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How Much is National Grid Really Buying from Demand Side?

Date: June 28, 2018
Author: Jonathan Ainley

How much is National Grid really buying from the Demand Side? At the Power Responsive conference on Tuesday 26th June 2018, National Grid suggested that they had already met their June 2015 target of procuring 50% of balancing services from demand response providers by 2020, as 50% of STOR was now being provided by non-Balancing […]

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The Law is Changing – How will it affect you?

Date: June 22, 2018
Author: Lebona Vernon

The landscape for the energy market is changing, with new rules and legislation being due to be implemented in 2018. In light of recent news about the SNAPS consultation and the MCPD (Medium Combustive Plant Directive) rule, we thought we would summarise what the new legislation means for the UK energy outlook and consumers.   […]

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Grid-connected Storage is good for the Grid

Date: June 15, 2018
Author: Lebona Vernon

“Blue sky thinking”: Grid connected storage is good for the National Grid As the demand for green, low carbon energy increases, the debate over what type of energy we use intensifies. The UK government, along with the rest of the EU, has pledged to certain renewable energy targets in the near future, which means that […]

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