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Keeping you updated with the latest releases, updates, events and opportunities we're working on to improve competitive innovation for our customers.

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Dom Benabda

Tuesday 29th September 2020

So Energy aims to go further with ‘Solar System’

So Energy have announced a new Solar and storage offering in the coming months for new and existing customers. So Energy will install solar panels and a battery into customers homes whilst remotely controlling the system, allowing benefits with home energy consumption, weather data and managing wholesale energy prices, as well as carbon intensity and grid capacity. Their Solar and storage system could benefit both the customer and the grid, using smart controls to either charge or discharge the battery when there is the greatest gain. It's great to see this innovation by our valued customer, empowering change for their energy customers.

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Dom Benabda

Friday 25th September 2020

‘Smart Intervention is required’ – Energy Asset Networks

Energy Assets Networks recently highlighted that rapid electricity demand from EVs could lead to system overload - and without intervention, the projected rise for electricity to power domestic charging could lead to outages. To prevent this, smart intervention solutions are needed, such as the Project DINO (Domestic Infrastructure and Network Optimisation) trial - a partnership between Evergreen Smart Power, Energy Assets Networks and Myenergi. It's great to see how Project DINO and intensive practical innovation is leading to thought provoking results from our valued customer Energy Assets.

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Dom Benabda

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Join us at our online digital event – SEIF6

We're hosting our sixth Smarter Energy Insights Forum on October 9th - featuring speakers from Ofgem, BEIS, DCC and Alt-HAN. Hear the latest on topics such as Half Hourly Settlements, Smart Prepayment, Alt-HAN and SMETS1 Enrolment. If you'd like to join us email us on energyleaders@utiligroup.com

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Leah Thompson

Friday 18th September 2020

Tesla Batteries Operate in Electricity Balancing Mechanism

Britain used 6 giant batteries manufactured by Tesla to help balance the supply and demand in the electricity market this week. The batteries are able to store energy from renewable sources that can then be tapped in at times of high demand. Battery technology is likely to become the standard for power grid backups and will help manage the demand on the grid.

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Leah Thompson

Friday 18th September 2020

The Potential of Domestic Batteries

Social Energy recently won the first ever fully domestic weekly Firm Frequency Response (FFR) contract with National Grid ESO and this has shone a light on the potential of domestic batteries in balancing the demand on the grid. Social Energy has a project pipeline that includes connecting flexibility assets such as EV chargers,hot water tanks or heat pumps. If managed correctly they can help contribute to a truly low carbon grid.

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Leah Thompson

Wednesday 16th September 2020

We’re Sponsoring Energy UK’s Virtual Conference

Energy UK will be hosting their first ever virtual conference on the 15th October and we are proud sponsors and participants of this new and exciting format. The bespoke online platform will provide attendees with an immersive virtual experience complete with lobby, auditorium and exhibition hall. Confirmed speakers for the event include Ofgem, Citizen's Advice and the Committee on Climate Change.

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Leah Thompson

Tuesday 15th September 2020

EV Record for John O’Groats to Lands End Drive

Zero Carbon World has set a new electric vehicle charging record after driving from John O'Groats to Lands End with only 1 hour, 32 minutes and 32 seconds of charging. The entire trip in the Tesla Model 3 Performance vehicle took 15 hours and 32 minutes with charging stops made at only 4 locations: Perth, Gretna Green, Cullompton and a Tesla Supercharger in Staffordshire. The team drove 855.2 miles which beats current Guinness World Records for both the shortest charging time and the shortest time in an EV.

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Leah Thompson

Wednesday 9th September 2020

World EV Day

Today marks World EV Day and with it brings news on how the UK plans to accelerate it's move to a cleaner, greener transport future. The UK government and Innovate UK have announced groundbreaking projects including batteries that could charge in 6 minutes and Highways England will implement a £9.3m scheme allowing businesses to try electric vehicles before they buy.

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Leah Thompson

Friday 4th September 2020

Vehicle to Grid (V2G) – The future

Vehicle to Grid technology offers significant benefits to help reduce demand on electricity networks. According to National Grid ESO's Future Energy Scenarios V2G charging will be more effective than smart charging and will act like a huge decentralised power station, allowing EV drivers to use greener, cheaper electricity. We're empowering key players in this area and encourage your engagement today to help build the future of energy. Understand more about our involvement from our insight paper 'Press Accelerate'.

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Leah Thompson

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Britain’s electricity over the last quarter was the cleanest it has ever been

A new independent study reports that the UK's electricity system was cleaner and cheaper throughout the Coronavirus lockdown but more difficult to control. The report states that due to businesses closing and more people working from home, the demand for electricity decreased. Carbon emissions were one third lower than this time last year and May 2020 was the first ever month when no electricity was generated from coal. New methods of grid management have also benefited the UK electricity system as valued customer Social Energy recently won their first fully domestic FFR contract

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Mark Coyle

Thursday 27th August 2020

Cornwall Insight highlights Switching Programme next steps

Our friends at Cornwall Insight highlight the recommencement of activities and forthcoming obligations on Suppliers in the Ofgem Switching Progranne.  Read their article by Emma Bill at this link.  Utiligroup has taken a proactive, leading position for its customers in delivering the programme, supporting their readiness and minimising the solution complexity so that they continue to focus on customer benefits.  We welcome your contact about this important programme.  Ofgem's programme page is available to read here.

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Mark Coyle

Wednesday 26th August 2020

Vehicle to Grid (V2G) – Where’s the smart money?

The Energyst has an excellent article by Paige Mullen of Nuuve about the commercial opportunity and considerations of Vehicle To Grid (V2G) technology that we're sure our readers will enjoy. Energy, mobility and optimisation through flexibility are converging to create new business models with revenue streams for innovators. We're empowering energy leaders already creating the new platform eco-systems of future energy. We encourage contact to help empower your innovation. Read the article & Kaluza integrated flexibility progress plus our own insight feature 'Press Accelerate' too.

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Mark Coyle

Monday 24th August 2020

LGA report highlights economic benefits of green energy & EV

The Local Government Association has published a new report that highlights the economic opportunity available through infrastructure and EVs in the transition to a Net Zero society.  We are pleased to share the report to read at its link https://www.local.gov.uk/charging-green-recovery.

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Dom Benabda

Wednesday 19th August 2020

Watch Energy Efficiency webinars on BrightTALK

With the majority of attended events cancelled, engaging and effective webinars have become an essential part of the agenda for many businesses. We'd like to take this opportunity to mention BrightTALK - where you can find diverse, interesting topics being explored every day. We're delighted to see some of our valued customers and industry colleagues speaking across the energy efficiency category - which covers sustainability, green energy, new technology and much more. It's free to join BrightTALK and offers unlimited access - and definitely worth a visit!