The UK has slipped another place in EY's Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index, a quarterly summary of investment markets worldwide, to its lowest place since the index started 12 years ago.
“Does an EU Member State trust that another Member State will not close its borders in an emergency?” That was how Florian Ermacora, head of wholesale markets at DG Energy’s electricity and gas unit, summed up a key question that arose again and a
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Two major generating stations without Capacity Market contracts could be set to close in 2016. Both counted on winning contracts for grid support services to maintain their economic viability.
The current incarnation of the Short Term Operating Reserve market has been in place for around eight years, running three tenders a year.
What brings the demand side to the table? Alastair Martin, chief strategy officer at Flexitricity, says they need infinite patience. “A lot of the companies we deal with are very big companies.
There is a raft of options for bringing the demand side into managing the electricity network. They have policy attention, but there is a way to go to turn that into effective action, Flexitrixity's founder tells Janet Wood.
Our energy system is becoming increasingly part of a European market and we expect it to become more so as new electricity interconnectors allow GB to import and export much more power. But do our neighbours share our coming 'margin crunch' and will their needs fit with ours? Sian Crampsie investigated
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.