National Grid

Octopus, UKPN offer free electricity during periods of abundance

Octopus Energy and UK Power Networks (UKPN) will offer customers free electricity when energy supply exceeds demand due to excess renewable power on the grid. Through the ‘Power-ups’ scheme Octopus will send customers a notification of the times they are able to use their ‘Power-ups’ one day in advance. The scheme aims to tackle

Octopus Energy says National Grid should ‘pay customers not coal’

Octopus Energy has called on the National Grid ESO to stop burning coal and instead use consumer energy consumption flexibility to reduce demands on the energy grid. The company implemented its ‘Saving Sessions’ – enabled by the National Grid ESO’s Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) in October 2022. The scheme offered financial incentives for consumers to reduce electricity demand over peak

National Grid to speed up project connections

Move welcomed as a way to get more renewable energy sites connected to grid National Grid ESO is introducing further targeted reforms to speed up connections to the electricity network. The ESO has written to parties seeking to connect to the transmission system to ask for updates on progress and project milestones, so that

Octopus’s V2G project Powerloop to enter Balancing Mechanism

Octopus Electric Vehicles is preparing a path for its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project Powerloop to become the first to enter National Grid ESO’s Balancing Mechanism. Developed by a consortium run by Octopus Electric Vehicles and Octopus Energy in partnership with UK Power Networks (UKPN), Energy Saving Trust, Open Energi, CPS, and Guidehouse, Powerloop has allowed

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