What lies behind the interest from commentators and politicians in renationalisation of utility assets – aside from a general wish for public ownership?
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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.
Energy supplies for the coming winter are healthy, Ofgem and National Grid have announced in the annual Winter Outlook report.
Wartsila and Centrica delivered two new gas engine installations at Brigg and Peterborough “to cost and budget”, according to Centrica’s head of distributed generation, Mark Futyan.
Gas and electricity trading are among the activities likely to be affected in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit, the government confirmed in October.
This month Ofgem published an update on its plans for competition in expending transmission networks.
Andrew Scott says revenue support for the UK’s tidal energy sector would be a cost-effective way of growing a global business
Bridget Woodman and Richard Lowes consider the decarbonisation of the UK’s heat sector – and the lack of political commitment to achieve it.
When offshore wind was first proposed in the UK, it was thought to be a good thing because load factors would be higher than they are onshore – perhaps as high as 37%.
What has been the operating experience of the four ABWRs that have been in operation in Japan? It should be noted that performance is affected by Japanese utility operating strategies.