Later this year the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) will run a Capacity Market auction for delivery in four years. Interconnectors will be able to participate in the auction alongside other forms of generation.
Across Europe DNOs are sometimes referred to as distribution system operators (DSOs). Their role may be very similar to DNOs in Great Britain but in some cases they have broader activities including dealing with domestic customers.
Regulator Ofgem has been pushing forward with changes in regulation designed to support the evolution of network operators from passive “wires” companies to active partners in network management. Its move from RPI-X regulation to RIIO – based on
WPD’s Roger Hey says the company learned from a domestic energy storage project that “we are not the right organisation to have that deep engagement with [domestic] customers.
LCNF projects are becoming the engine of change for distribution network operators. Janet Wood investigated the new commercial relationships being born and asked whether DNOs have a ‘system operator’ role in future
Ebitda at Drax for 2014 was £229 million, down just £1 million on the previous year.
Shares in Centrica fell 8% on 19 February after the company announced its first dividend cut since the company was created in 1997.
In its annual report for 2014 Iberdrola name contracts won in the recent Capacity Market auction among its highlights for the year. The company won contracts for 2,261MW of capacity.
The European Commission has opened an investigation into whether the UK breached State Aid rules by agreeing a Contract for Difference that would enable the owner of Lynemouth power plant to convert it to use wood fuel.
Independent supplier Spark Energy has agreed to make a payment of £250,000 split between Citizens’ Advice (in England and Wales) and Citizens’ Advice Scotland, in recompense for customer service failings between June 2010 and October 2013.