Francesco Starace, group chief executive of Enel and Eurelectric’s current president, had some good news for electricity utilities at the group’s annual summit.
As National Grid launched its road map for black start and reactive power, its head of commercial power, Cathy McClay, told National Grid’s annual Power Responsive meeting how the market for demand-side response services had grown.
NGET is planning to start market trials in the first half of 2020/21 for a new black-start service.
Utilities face a deadline of October to halt installation of early-version smart meters (so-called Smets 1 versions) and start mass rollout of a new, Smets 2 version.
A new charging regime that will cut payments available to small embedded generators from Triad avoidance will remain in effect after a group of operators led by Peak Gen failed in their bid to win a judicial review.
Greg Jackson brings experience of retail and of new technologies to the energy supply business.
Jo Gilbert was a driving force and expert working with Nottingham City Council to launch Robin Hood Energy. She is leaving direct involvement in energy to provide support for women in business.
Rising non-commodity costs and resilience concerns make batteries more attractive for big users, says energy consultant Dominic Whittome
Sharon Darcy argues that the regulatory framework for all energy network companies should include an explicit low-carbon incentive, and concludes that a qualitative approach with a quantitative element may be the best option at this point
Cadent’s HyNet project to inject hydrogen into the gas grid in the north-west is ambitious and exciting. It also encapsulates some of the major tradeoffs facing us as we try to decarbonise our fossil-based heat and transport infrastructure.