On some days GB’s nuclear fleet still provides up to a quarter of our power. There is acceptance – if not enthusiasm – for replacing that low-carbon contribution with new nuclear.
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DNOs are accused of being barriers to a new energy system. WPD future networks manager Roger Hey says that’s far from the case
Alex Harrison sees little clarity yet on the UK energy industry’s interactions with the Internal Energy Market post-Brexit. Be prepared for a crash
Karma Loveday says trust and confidence are necessary for all public-private utilities and asks whether the current relationship can be repaired
The CCUS Task Force argues that deploying carbon capture and storage at scale is important to cut costs. I could not agree more. But when it comes to moving down the cost curve, scale is about repetition, not sheer size.
The government’s position on onshore wind has been an anomaly for quite a while. Now it is becoming an embarrassment.
Batteries are proliferating, but battery business models are not. Janet Wood spoke to Anesco’s Steve Shine
Citizens Advice argues that Ofgem should be much tougher in calculating the cost of capital network companies can recover.
Electricity North West has joined the Piclo Flex consortium. Piclo Flex is an online marketplace for DNOs that wish to procure demand-side flexibility to reduce congestion on the electricity grid.
Generators that operate small plant less than 5MW in capacity will have to change the way in which they operate their plant to stop faults propagating across the electricity system and causing local blackouts.