BEIS Outlines its Vision for the Future of Solar

Date: August 13, 2018
Author: Zohreh Mohammadi

BEIS Outlines its Vision for the Future of Solar 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 […]

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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: Zohreh Mohammadi

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

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National Grid publishes its Power Responsive Success Stories

Date: July 6, 2018
Author: Zohreh Mohammadi

National Grid publishes its Power Responsive Success Stories 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 […]

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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 Demand Side? 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, […]

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The Law is Changing – How will it affect you?

Date: June 22, 2018
Author: Zohreh Mohammadi

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: Zohreh Mohammadi

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

Date: May 18, 2018
Author: Zohreh Mohammadi

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: Zohreh Mohammadi

“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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Electric Vehicles – Why the Hype?

Date: March 20, 2018
Author: KiWi Power

It’s hard to ignore the mounting news and press about electric cars. With the government banning the sale of all petrol cars by 2040, and with Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecasting electric cars to account for 1/3 of all cars by 2040, displacing 8 million barrels of oil a day, we are at a widely […]

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What does the National Grid’s SNAPS review mean for sustainable energy providers

Date: March 20, 2018
Author: KiWi Power

The SNAPS (System Needs and Product Strategy) consultation took place last July, to understand the views of the balancing services market. The main issues identified included: there high number of products which providers could tender for; the poor clarity over what each product was attempting to address; and the poor clarity with regards to contracts. […]

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