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The Grid Needs Updating to Prevent Dark Age

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe September 15, 2015

Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme

New figures released by National Grid last month show that Britain is heading towards a serious energy capacity issue. Demand is increasing, power generation spare capacity is decreasing, and this leads to an increased likelihood of the lights going out. The main cause of this power problem is the. Read more

UK blackouts more likely says National Grid

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe August 30, 2015

black box energy machine

According to a new report from National Grid, the risk of blackouts this winter has increased due to the closure of power stations. The electricity system surplus will be just 1.2% this winter, the lowest level in a decade, the gas and electricity operator said. In order to try and negate this. Read more

magic box provides your house with night time power

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson July 1, 2015

EON Price Cut

The ability to store solar power for use when the sun isn't shining would be a dream come true for home owners who have invested in solar panels. Many thousands of houses are now using hi-tech blackboxes to store solar energy for use at night. At the moment, solar panels provide “free” energy. Read more

Diesel farm boom and UK energy subsidies

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe June 7, 2015

Diesel farm

It has been discovered that subsidies being granted on household energy bills have caused a boom in polluting “diesel farms” across the UK so the grid can meet periods of high electricity demand. One programme for the National Grid has almost a quarter of Britain's back-up power provided by. Read more

Lowest ever peak demand thanks to solar

Nathaniel Taylor

by Nathaniel Taylor May 27, 2015

solar farm

The increase in the UK's solar PV generation has contributed to the National Grid forecasting its “lowest ever” peak level demand this summer. At 37.5GW, the National Grid's estimate of peak demand, published in their summer outlook, is 900MW lower than the same figure for last year. The rise. Read more

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