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Smart energy grid opens up on UK regional distribution network

Smart energy grid opens up on UK regional distribution network

28 Nov 2017, 11:25

Northern Powergrid, one of the six distribution network operators (DNOs) responsible for delivering power across regions of the UK, is to plough £1.9 million (US$2.53 million) into the creation of a smart energy grid across its network, allowing its eight million customers to trade power and services using their home solar, battery systems and electric vehicles (EVs).

Flood of announcements from flow battery makers

Flood of announcements from flow battery makers

22 Nov 2017, 15:40

Over the past couple of weeks, various flow battery makers have touted new sales and supply chain agreements as the fledgling sector fights for a share of the stationary energy storage market.

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How California demand response has opened up to energy storage, virtual power plants

16 Nov 2017, 16:13 • By Ted Ko
How California demand response has opened up to energy storage, virtual power plants

We often hear about California's leading position in solar and latterly in energy storage. Perhaps lesser known than direct policy support for energy storage and renewable technologies is the way California's network operator (CAISO) is starting to reconfigure how it procures demand response, with a positive impact for energy storage - and particularly behind-the-meter assets, as Ted Ko, policy director of Stem, explains.