The government has announced a “smart data” review intended to use new data-driven technologies and services to improve the consumer experience in regulated markets.
Developers of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon wanted funding of £461 million from the Welsh Government, newly published documents have revealed.
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The old energy industry model is broken, Philip New, chief executive of the Energy Systems Catapult, has told delegates at the annual conference of the British Institute for Energy Economics (BIEE).
The government has launched an Energy Data Task Force, led by the Energy Systems Catapult and chaired by Laura Sandys of Challenging Ideas. It has six months to present “ambitious and practical” policy recommendations.
The Crown Estate has announced a second “engagement” meeting with the market and stakeholders on new offshore wind leasing, due to take place on 26 November.
Drax has acquired 2566MW of power generation and storage assets from Scottish Power parent Iberdrola, saying the assets represent a growing system support opportunity.
Centrica has started to realise its £180 million investment in new flexible power assets, with the startup of identical 49.8MW gas engine arrays in Brigg and Peterborough.
What lies behind the interest from commentators and politicians in renationalisation of utility assets – aside from a general wish for public ownership?
In the face of volatile and rising power prices (up 80% in 18 months) and a tight market, market commentators are looking for clues on whether suppliers could be exiting the market. Two issues stand out.