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World Energy Outlook 2018

The World Energy Outlook is the gold standard of long-term energy analysis. The 2018 edition provides updated analysis to show what the latest data, technology trends and policy announcements might mean for the energy sector to 2040. It also outlines an integrated way to meet multiple sustainable development goals: limiting the global temperature rise in […]

September 7th, 2018|Popular News|

National Grid predicts significant solar growth, while EVs create huge storage capacity

National Grid expects “significant solar growth” for decades to come, even in its most conservative modelling of the UK’s future energy mix.

According to its annual Future Energy Scenarios report, solar capacity will double from around 14GW today, to at least 28GW by 2050. It could reach 65GW.

A more immediate effect of solar’s rise is on minimum […]

September 4th, 2018|Popular News|

DSR Event 2018

Demand-Side Response event 2018 – The Banking Hall, London

Adapting to Change

The energy market is changing fast. Policy and regulatory decisions made over the last 12 months will have significant bearing on demand-side response economics. National Grid’s changes to service procurement will also reward those with more flexible strategies. Meanwhile, competition is starting to affect traditional […]

August 31st, 2018|Popular News|

Managing energy demand spikes with seasonal forecasts of heatwaves and cold spells

The impact of heavy droughts, heatwaves and cold spells on energy demand and supplies would be lessened with seasonal climate forecasts that allow energy companies to better predict spikes in usage ahead of time, researchers say.

Researchers already have the ability to predict what changes in climate can be expected in two to three weeks’ time, […]

August 29th, 2018|Popular News|

National Grid outlines roadmap to bring all flex providers into Balancing Mechanism

National Grid has published a roadmap to enable all those with flexibility to sell it into the Balancing Mechanism, a key tool in balancing supply and demand close to real time.

Participants in the Balancing Mechanism (BM) offer flexibility by altering generation and/or consumption of their assets, or those that they manage on behalf of other parties. They […]

August 20th, 2018|Popular News|

This ‘flow battery’ could power green homes when the sun goes down and the wind stops blowing

With solar and wind electricity prices plunging, the hunt is on for cheap batteries to store all this power for use around the clock. Now, researchers have made an advance with a flow battery, the type of battery being developed to soak up enough excess wind and solar power to fuel whole cities. They report […]

August 13th, 2018|Popular News|

How battery systems can integrate renewable energy in smart grids

By 2030, 32% of the energy consumed in the EU must be generated from renewable sources, such as water, wind and sun. To achieve this, it doesn’t suffice to increase the number of wind turbines and solar cells. Extended and adapted transport and distribution grids are also necessary.

Wind and solar energy is not constant and […]

August 6th, 2018|Popular News|

Public sector keen on DSR, but fears disruption and lacks knowledge

Local authorities, hospitals and universities would be willing to provide flexibility to help balance the grid, but reservations around risk versus reward and a lack of straightforward information and guidance remain barriers.

According to early findings of The Energyst’s 2018 demand-side response survey, public sector flexibility remains largely untapped.

The survey has received 42 complete responses to date, across […]

July 30th, 2018|Popular News|

Is gaming the future of consumer demand response?

Demand side response (DSR) has a critical role to play in changing power consumption patterns on the grid, enhancing flexibility and stability. While commercial DSR is proving successful, its use in the home has proved far harder to develop – but mobile games could be the answer.

Network operators are increasingly looking for alternatives to costly […]

July 23rd, 2018|Popular News|

Q&A What is the future of Green Building?

This Q&A with WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer originally appeared atWorld Green Building Council.

What if we saw every building as an opportunity for sustainable development?

That is just what they are. Buildings consume water and electricity—one-third of global energy consumption is in buildings—as well as the raw materials used in construction.

More and more builders and […]

July 17th, 2018|Popular News|