The transition to local balancing and system management is both dramatic and urgent. The Open Networks project brings together the issues for network operators.
Peter Hughes argues that the UK still needs large gas plant
Distribution network operators have taken the idea of storage on board with enthusiasm. It’s just the kind of option that appeals to such companies: a physical asset that can become part of a regulated asset base.
Successful energy companies have to become e-utilities, helping customers manage their lives as well as their energy.
Ofgem is forging ahead with plans to introduce competition to the network, despite legislative logjams. A competitive approach to the Hinkley Point C connection is to be presented to bidders in Q1 2018. Janet Wood took a look
The most deprived households are switching energy supplier more often than some of their better-off neighbours, according to data from ElectraLink.
To be resilient, new business models need stakeholder support. Sustainability First has developed a checklist for energy companies
Jim Cardwell says a fast-changing industry has to leave its options open
Don’t exclude network companies from using storage, Jim Cardwell of Northern Powergrid has pleaded.
As solar subsidies fall, companies are looking for new business opportunities. For British Solar Renewables, that means operations and maintenance, expanding overseas and some innovative directions for storage.
The Planning Inspectorate, Wales, has had 15 “expressions of interest” for energy projects under its Nationally Significant Infrastructure regime since it went into operation in March 2016, director Tony Thickett has reported.