Guest Blog: npower’s Wayne Mitchell on Energy Storage

How best to meet the energy storage shortfall Now the key polices of Electricity Market Reform are ready to roll, you could be forgiven for thinking we have – at last – got our energy needs sorted. Certainly, in the key areas of promoting low-carbon generation and ensuring sufficient future capacity, we have some useful […]

EU approves €86.6m French aid for energy networks

An €86.6 million (£69m) of funding granted by France for an energy network research project has been approved by the European Commission. It said the state subsidy for the SuperGrid programme, aimed at developing a new generation of energy transmission networks, did not distort competition in France and therefore “complies with EU rules”. The proposed […]

Supergrid is a cheap solution, say MPs

A group of MPs have backed plans for a European ‘supergrid’ as it is likely to bring down the high costs of moving to a low carbon economy. A report by the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee says that connecting the UK’s electricity system with neighbouring countries would allow the National Grid to balance […]

Supergrid appoints first chief executive

Friends of the Supergrid, an organisation formed this year by 10 global companies to push for a pan-European electricity network, has appointed its first chief executive. Ana Aguado joins the organisation from the European University Institute where she was a director. Before that she was secretary general of the Association of European Transmission System Operators. […]