Defining storage as generation solves a charging problem for use of the electricity system, but it adds to the planning burden, according to Julian Boswall, a partner at Burgess Salmon lawyers.
“There will be a RIIO 2, and it will have an ex-ante incentive-based output-led approach,” Ofgem chief engineer Peter Bingham told the iGEM annual conference.
National Grid says the electricity supply margin for this winter will be 11.5%, when considering only transmission demand (its measure in past years).
Four companies with large generating plant – SSE, InterGen, VPI-Immingham and Drax – have pleaded with chancellor Philip Hammond to set a “robust and strong” carbon price that will give the industry visibility into the 2020s.
Some fundamentals of the UK’s retail energy market – including licensed suppliers and central settlement – could disappear, if ideas circulating in think tanks and among regulators come to pass.Reshaping regulation published by the Challenging Id
Ancala has appointed Charles Herriott as asset manager to assist in the active management of existing investments in Ancala’s portfolio. Christopher Lee-Evans has been appointed as an analyst in the investment team.
The European electricity market is not fully using its interconnector capacity, so prices are higher in some regions than they need to be, the Agency for the Co-ordination of Energy Regulators (ACER) says.
National Grid Gas Transmission (NGGT) has launched a call for ideas for innovation in the gas network for the 2018 Network Innovation Competition (NIC).
NGGT will review proposals to decide which to submit for the NIC competition.
The UK energy sector could be saving up to £4 billion a year by strategically sharing data with other industry players, according to law firm Foot Anstey.
Four Fred Olsen-related companies – Fred Olsen Windcarrier, Global Wind Service, Natural Power and ZephIR Lidar – have joined forces to create one O&M service provider for offshore wind farm operators.