Local flexibility in five steps part five: what does it mean for you? 18 May 2018

In our final blog about the development of the local flexibility market, we look to understand what the rise of this market means for potential providers. These blogs draw on the experience of Open Utility’s Piclo Flex platform, which is intended to open the market to a wide range of flexibility providers and to simplify the process by which flexibility is transacted. Open Utility is intending to launch its platform in June.Read more

Local flexibility in five steps part four: how a local flexibility platform could work, 4 May 2018

In the fourth blog of our series on the development of the local flexibility market, we look at how the high-level process of procuring and enacting local flexibility might work in practice, drawing on the experiences of Open Utility who will be launching their Piclo Flex online marketplace in June.Read more

Local flexibility markets in five steps, part three: the role of a local flexibility market, 30 April 2018

In the third blog in our series on the development of local flexibility, we explore the role of the local flexibility market itself, drawing on our work with Open Utility and their experience developing an online marketplace.Read more

New report shows Swansea Bay City Region can take a major step towards meeting its total energy needs through renewable energy, 30 April 2018

A new energy simulation model shows that the Swansea Bay City Region has the potential to meet the equivalent of 100% of its electricity consumption from renewable energy sources by 2035. With ambitious, urgent action, it shows the region can also make significant progress on decarbonising the supply of the region’s energy for heat and for transport, and so greatly reducing the environmental impact.Read more

Local Flexibility Markets in Five Steps Part Two: Benefits for DSOs, 25 April 2018

This is the second in our series on local flexibility drawing on the experience of Open Utility in developing an online marketplace for local flexibility.Read more

People, Power and Happiness, 24 April

We launched the Devon Community Energy Impact Report today and it has loads of useful data demonstrating the added value of locally owned, grassroots energy activity.Read more

Local Flexibility Markets in Five Steps Part One: Local Flexibility Trials, 19 April 2018

Local flexibility is one of the most active innovation areas in the electricity system. The first of our series of five blogs looks at the emerging lessons as to how these differ from national balancing.Read more

New energy guide launched to help communities innovate their way to smarter, cleaner energy system, 11 April 2018

Local electricity network operators have joined forces today to produce a guide to help communities to get involved with innovation projects to support a smarter, cleaner energy system. The guide is being published by Energy Networks Association in partnership with community energy experts Regen.Read more

The transport revolution will accelerate the transition to clean and smart energy systems, 10 April 2018

A remarkable characteristic of the coming transport revolution could be the incumbents and the innovators competing with each other to lead it. The traditional auto industry does have a way to go until this is a reality, though few revolutions are as widely predicted as this.Read more

The role of Electric Vehicles in a Smart Grid, 30 March 2018

Smart grid technology provides the means to match up supply and demand at a local level. A critical part of a smart grid is to have forms of flexibility in the energy system.Read more