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UKPN, EDF expand London energy trading project, market still wary

UK Power Networks (UKPN), EDF, and Repowering London have announced an expansion to their collective smart grid project in London, which will now trial load flexibility services in addition to the rooftop solar and local energy trading marketplace. However, while the project shows promise, the major stakeholders in the energy market have shown little sign of being convinced of the use case’s merits. This could change, pending the results, as the Elmore House installation was initially quite isolated. The project installed solar panels and then deployed technologies that would allow the units inside the block of flats to trade energy among themselves using storage batteries to hold energy for later use but also supply a neighbor’s needs. This peer-to-peer platform…

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