Industry efforts to generate electricity from the UK’s tides will enter a critical new phase in 2016 with installation of the world’s first mini array of utility-scale turbines off the Scottish coast, says Seb Kennedy
Large-scale storage has been around for decades in the form of pumped storage. But as Sian Crampsie found, this workhorse of the European energy scene has had to evolve to make its way in the new energy industry
The European energy industry is awash with new ideas, new players and new products. Old utilities are struggling to evolve fast enough to keep up and some have decided on wholesale restructuring. Janet Wood looked at how the changes are being received
The feed-in tariff (FIT) will remain in place until 2019, the government has decided. The scheme will resume – at lower tariff levels – after a four-week pause between 15 January and 8 February.
Prepayment customers get a raw deal from energy suppliers, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found.
HM Treasury has signalled a shake-up among the UK’s independent regulators, with energy leading the way.
Members of a Lords committee have said they want to “give a challenging reality check to policy makers who champion high-level agreements which gather political momentum, but who fail to consider their full -implications”, and make sure governance
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called for a halt in plans to privatise the Green Investment Bank (GIB) and a commitment for government to retain a “green share”.
The UK’s neighbours could be under system stress this winter, but because the GB system needs are not correlated, imports should be available when required. That is the conclusion of European network operators’ organisation Entso-E.
Prices in National Grid’s Supplemental Balancing Reserve (SBR) have more than doubled for 2016/17 and are nearly twice Capacity Market levels.