The new head of the National Grid has said a “smart energy revolution” will help Britain avoid blackouts.
Energy regulator Ofgem has put forward plans to slash National Grid’s budget by £185.4million.
Australia made a preliminary decision to reject bids for its Ausgrid electricity network from Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing and State Grid Corp. of China amid growing opposition to selling infrastructure assets to overseas investors.
The cost of managing Britain's electricity supplies could double to £2billion a year within five years, according to reports.
The MeyGen tidal power project in the Pentland Firth has reached a technical milestone with its connection to a major power distribution network.
National Grid should lose its role of managing the nation’s power network and be replaced by an independent operator.
National Grid said annual profits have been boosted as Britain imported cheaper energy from France.
The amount of electricity generated from coal in the UK has fallen to zero several times in the past week, grid data shows.
Denmark's DONG Energy has sold its gas distribution grid to state owned Energinet.dk for DK2.3billion as it moves towards flotation.
National Grid has agreed to pay £3 million to a fuel poverty charity after failing to meet gas network repair targets, Ofgem said.
An energy giant was paid nearly £600,000 in less than a month - to turn off its windfarm and not produce any electricity.
DNV GL is conducting the oil and gas industry’s largest ever controlled release of carbon dioxide from an underwater pipeline at its full-scale Spadeadam Testing and Research Centre, located in Cumbria, UK.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd is to signal the end of polluting coal-fired power stations in the UK - but will say it is “imperative” new gas plants are built.
MPs are to question National Grid bosses over the security of the UK’s power supplies amid concerns about keeping the lights on this winter.
National Grid Plc, the operator of UK’s electricity and natural gas networks, started a process for the potential sale of a majority stake in its domestic gas distribution business.
National Grid has issued a notice to the energy industry asking for more generation to be brought on to the system following “multiple plant breakdowns”. The power firm said the move was not an indication that there was an immediate risk of blackouts, but it is the first time such a notice has been issued for three years.
National Grid has moved to counter fears of blackouts this winter by insisting that electricity margins are “manageable”.
The Government is being accused of complacency over energy supplies amid a warning of “widespread blackouts” as power stations close.
Energy experts are predicting a surge in power demand as England take on Fiji in the opening game of the Rugby World Cup.
New proposals on the future of cross-border cooperation on marine energy supplies in the British Isles have been published.
The UK faces a tighter energy crunch than last year, with more contingency measures needed to ensure the lights stay on, an assessment from National Grid has shown. The gap between total electricity generating capacity and peak demand would fall to just 1.2% without measures in place such as paying moth-balled power plants to be ready to come online and paying factories to be prepared to power down if needed. With those extra measures in place for times of peak demand, the capacity margin rises to 5.1%, the National Grid assessment shows. Last year’s capacity margin was 4.1% without additional provisions, which raised the breathing space to 6.1%.
A new co-operative is trying to raise more than £300,000 to generate clean, renewable energy from a Scottish reservoir.
Up to 40 jobs will be created at a wood-fuelled biomass plant to power an Aberdeen paper mill.
The world's first community-owned tidal turbine will be stationed in Shetland, it was announced yesterday.
The Western Isles' first community-owned wind turbine has arrived on Lewis.