BEIS Outlines its Vision for the Future of Solar

Date: August 13, 2018
Author: KiWi Power

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: KiWi Power

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: KiWi Power

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: KiWi Power

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: KiWi Power

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: KiWi Power

“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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Plessey and KiWi Power inaugurate energy-saving battery storage system at Plymouth facility

Date: June 8, 2018
Author: KiWi Power

Plymouth, ENGLAND – June 2018: Plessey, a leading developer of award-winning optoelectronic technologies and manufacturer of solid-state lighting products, announces the opening of a new 2MW behind the meter (BTM) battery storage solution installed at its flagship manufacturing and R&D site in Plymouth, Devon. The project was completed by KiWi Power, one of the UK’s […]

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Batteries: Complexity of the Business-Case for Grid-Connected Storage Solutions, and Why You Need an Aggregator Partner:

Date: May 18, 2018
Author: KiWi Power

Batteries: Complexity of the Business-Case for Grid-Connected Storage Solutions, and Why You Need an Aggregator Partner: The recent and ever-growing demand for renewable energy is driving a movement to get more sustainable energy sources added to the Grid. Britain is already close to its 2020 target of generating 30% of its electricity from renewables (which […]

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“The Future of TRIADS and Network Charges

Date: May 11, 2018
Author: KiWi Power

“The Future of TRIADS and Network Charges In a previous post, we wrote about how KiWi Power had saved customers over £8million in TRIAD charges, and in light of the recent results published by National Grid, we’d thought we’d look at the future of TRIAD and Network charges. A “TRIAD” charge refers to the levy […]

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KiWi Power Saves Customers Over £8million in TRIAD Charges

Date: March 26, 2018
Author: KiWi Power

KiWi Power Saves Customers Over £8million in TRIAD Charges On the 22nd of March, National Grid published their much-anticipated TRIAD results (shown in the graph below). These results came as no surprise to KiWi Power as our state-of-the-art platform for monitoring and predicting TRIAD events proved to be both reliable and efficient – ensuring that […]

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