In the Media06 September 2019
Andy Lowe, Head of Business Development at Flexitricity discusses the emerging battery storage opportunity as the UK transitions towards a low-carbon economy. As the development and investor sector is challenged with transitioning the previously heavily subsidised industry into one that is subsidy free, the demand response expert believes there is potential in the fast-growing market space and early movers might have an edge over their competitors.
In the Media11 August 2019
Hundreds of Asda supermarket stores will help power the UK’s electricity system this winter by using their fridges as a virtual battery pack for the energy grid.
In the Media24 July 2019
Flexitricity has revealed its partners for a trial examining how smaller commercial energy users can provide demand side response services.
In the Media05 April 2019
A Scottish energy technology firm has been chosen to take part in a pioneering project alongside partners including Honda to help local communities tap into cheaper and greener power.
In the Media26 March 2019
A consortium of energy experts has now secured multi-million pound funding for a project to demonstrate a solar-powered car park supported by battery storage where motorists can charge their cars. The Smart Hubs Demonstrator R&D project will also utilise revolutionary Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology to enable electric cars and other vehicles to deliver electricity back to the smart grid, to power homes and businesses.
In the Media26 March 2019
Motorists will be able to charge their electric vehicles in solar-powered car parks as part of a new trial. The Smart Hubs demonstrator project will also use vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology to enable cars to deliver electricity back to the smart grid. Edinburgh-based Flexitricity, Flexisolar, Turbo Power Systems and Smart Power Systems are among the firms involved in the project.
In the Media23 January 2019
National Grid has this week launched a new ‘Distributed Resource Desk’ in its control room, enabling the Electricity System Operator (ESO) to allow smaller market players to participate much faster.
In the Media21 January 2019
Demand-side response aggregators are becoming suppliers and vice versa. Can the two parties also collaborate to help customers maximise the value of their flexibility and where are the biggest prizes? The Energyst asked Flexitricity and Npower for their thoughts.
In the Media07 January 2019
Demand side response and on-site generation add two new tools to businesses trying to optimise the energy affairs. Here, Flexitricity’s Dr Alastair Martin lays out the options. First published in the January 2019 issue of Energy World magazine, published the Energy Institute - energyinst.org
In the Media01 September 2018
Flexitricity has landed almost £500k of government funding in order to try and bring smaller companies – and smaller sites of larger companies – into demand-side response (DSR).
In the Media01 June 2018
An Edinburgh-based energy firm that started at a kitchen table is celebrating its tenth anniversary of “smart grid” operations, by announcing it has surpassed the £20 million mark in benefits for its customers.
In the Media01 March 2018
Flexitricity has successfully secured gas and electricity supply licences from Ofgem, giving the demand response aggregator the green light to enter the balancing mechanism.
In the Media20 December 2017
Demand response aggregator Flexitricity has announced plans to become an energy supplier. As well as offering specialist gas and electricity contracts to "targeted customers" from mid-2018, Flexitricity plans to use its supply licence to gain access to the Balancing Mechanism (BM)....
In the Media15 June 2017
Are you too rich, too lazy or too stupid? Apparently, there's an even chance that you're one of these...
In the Media22 March 2017
Combined heat and power (CHP) plants are playing an increasing role in boosting the flexibility of the country's electricity system. CHP is often in the form of small or med...
In the Media06 March 2017
New district energy centre will generate and supply low-carbon energy to homes and businesses in the UK's North East...
In the Media14 February 2017
The importance of having a robust, reliable Demand Side Response (DSR) mechanism to fill in for failing power stations has never been clearer. Dr Alastair Martin explains...
In the Media03 February 2017
Heat networks in local energy centres are the foundations of future supply, says Alastair Martin. There won't be blackouts announced a recent headline. Whatever next?
In the Media12 December 2016
Following the third annual auction for electricity capacity to keep Britain’s lights on, flexible industrial, commercial and public-sector energy users have handed a saving worth £40 million to bill-payers...
In the Media01 December 2016
CHP systems already used across the UK have the potential to boost the amount of power generated by renewable sources - and even partly replace fossil fuel power stations...
In the Media08 November 2016
The new edie explains: Demand response business guide, produced in association with edie's supporting partner Flexitricity, provides an in-depth summary of demand response...
In the Media07 October 2016
Flexitricity has been shortlisted for the 2016 Utility Week 'Smart Utilities Award', sponsered by Capgemini...
Scottish energy chief enters the 'Fanciful Nonsense V. Smart Energy' debate to map out demand-side future
In the Media06 September 2016
Scottish energy company, Flexitricity, has entered the current debate on the 'smart energy revolution' sparked by the GMB and National Grid...
In the Media06 September 2016
Demand response will form a "vital part of a secure, affordable and sustainable energy future" and shouldn't necessarily be viewed as a competitive alternative to the delayed Hinkley Point C nuclear...
In the Media10 August 2016
The complaint that triad management is difficult has recently been swept aside by a new objection: triad management is too lucrative. Here's how triads work. First find the half-hour in which electricity demand peaked during the winter just past...
In the Media04 July 2016
The Times: The Evening Times is helping to keep the lights on across Scotland through a new partnership with an energy firm. This newspaper, along with sister titles across the Herald and Times Group, has joined forces with electricity aggregator Flexitricity...
In the Media20 June 2016
The Telegraph: Flexitricity, a demand-side response aggregator company, said it already had five NHS hospitals under contract with a capacity of 9.2MW, and was working with 25 more on potential projects that could bring another 71.6MW of capacity...
In the Media06 June 2016
Hospital Management Magazine: In hospitals, the security of the electricity supply is of critical importance. It’s the norm for facilities management teams to put backup systems in place, such as on-site diesel generators, says Jill Cox...
In the Media07 April 2016
The Hearld: Edinburgh-based Flexitricity is a 'demand response' specialist that collects extra energy from industrial users when there’s not enough coming from traditional power stations...
In the Media11 February 2016
System contacts businesses to let them know when wind farm output is on the increase, allowing them to maximise use of clean power...
In the Media28 January 2016
As the gap between supply and demand of energy in the UK becomes ever narrower, Alastair Martin, chief strategy officer of 'demand response' company Flexitricity...
In the Media13 January 2016
The government’s initial arrangements to bring forward demand-side response are a “trap” that business customers wanting to participate in the market should avoid, according to the founder and chief strategy officer of the UK’s largest demand response aggregator...
In the Media28 December 2015
The Hearld: WWF Scotland and Edinburgh-based company Flexitricity have stressed that implementing a concerted strategy regarding electricity consumption would mean Scotland...
In the Media05 November 2015
Guardian: National Grid spent millions of pounds seeking to prevent power shortages on Wednesday after using all but one of its “safety nets”....
In the Media04 November 2015
Telegraph: Flexitricity, one of the companies coordinating businesses to take part in the scheme, said commercial energy users had reduced power at 46 sites, mostly by “turning down building ventilation”. This was primarily air conditioning at offices...
In the Media21 October 2015
Mission Critical Power: The UK power system operator is attempting to reengineer the way it balances the electricity network. It wants to pay companies to rapidly respond to changes in system frequency...
In the Media16 October 2015
The Energyst: Every site needs its time and to be properly understood before it goes in, Flexitricity founder Dr Alastair Martin told The Energyst. The company manages a portfolio of 300MW...
In the Media02 September 2015
The Scotsman: PLUCKING Longannet from near the top of the grid changes the economics of electricity transmission. It’s going to get more expensive to consume electricity in Scotland. Holyrood be warned. But is Scotland really short of energy? Is this the age of tartan power cuts?
In the Media22 July 2015
The Telegraph: During Flexitricity’s early years, Britain’s power system really was in crisis. The 2006 heatwave blacked out parts of London, and that winter’s gas crunch hurt industry badly. 2008 and 2009 were marked by failures: in May 2008, Sizewell B and Longannet together took Britain as close to a black start situation as it had been in the previous 35 years.
In the Media15 April 2015
ICIS: Major reforms to the UK’s balancing market entering force later this year will trigger a shift-change in trading strategies in and outside of the wholesale market, increasing trade in short-term products, experts have told ICIS.
In the Media18 December 2013
AMPS report: With warnings of future blackouts – and energy prices set to become a key election issue – the spotlight is shining on power generation. In this article AMPS responds to the claims, arguing that while there is a legitimate issue with the reliability and stability of wind power STOR supplied by diesel generating-sets is an attractive solution to the ‘wind problem’...
In the Media17 April 2013
EcoReport: What’s the government’s top environmental priority? That’s debatable, but “the establishment of a smart grid” headed the environment list in the May 2010 coalition agreement. And they really mean it. It’s hard to get a government minister – or a shadow – through a meeting without some mention of this game-changing concept.