A key issue to be resolved in the GB market is whether and how to balance at transmission and distribution levels. Similar questions are being asked across Europe, as Janet Wood found
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Ofgem has confirmed it plans to open “new, separable and high-value onshore electricity transmission assets” valued at more than £100 million to competitive tender.
To many consumers, energy networks are often just “the grid” – or even “the electricity (or gas) board”.
In a key consultation on future contract Ofgem has sought views on how it should identify “high-value, separable assets” to be constricted in the transmission network that can be opened for competitive tendering.
A fault in one of four cables connecting offshore wind farm Gwynt y Mor to the grid has cut production from the site to 75%.
RWE NPower has been granted leave for a judicial review of Ofgem’s decision on how to change the charging structure for electricity transmission.