Consultation for Grid Code proposal on changes to generator outage submissions

National Grid issued the workgroup consultation for GC130 OC2 Change For Simplifying “Output Usable” Data Submission and Utilising REMIT Data on Monday 2 December. The proposal would enable generators to submit their outage and output useable data via routes set out under their REMIT obligations, where applicable, and to no…

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Energy:2030 Issue 23

In this month’s Energy:2030, we focus on early-stage innovations and models that will aid in the transition to a net zero economy. In our Perspective, we look at the structure behind, and the emergence of, corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAs) in the UK and other markets. On low-carbon supply technologies,…

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European Parliament declares climate emergency

On Thursday 28 November, European Parliament approved a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency. Announced on Thursday 28 November, parliament have also called for the Commission to ensure that all relevant legislative and budgetary proposals are fully aligned with the objective of limiting global warming to under 1.5°C. In…

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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day to be held on 29 November

In an effort to encourage householders to seek support before winter, National Energy Action (NEA), announced that Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is moving forward from the end of winter to Friday 29 November. The dedicated day will help raise awareness of the issues and solutions concerning those living in cold…

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WPD, ElectraLink and IBM to deliver Virtual Monitoring tool for EVs

Announced on Thursday 21 November, Western Power Distribution (WPD), ElectraLink and IBM have launched a Virtual Monitoring (VM) Data project. Funded through WPD’s Network Innovation Allowance, it is the first time in the UK that virtual asset monitoring, using customer data, has been attempted on an electricity network and will…

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Conservative manifesto promises £9.2bn in energy efficiency improvements

The Conservative Party published its General Election 2019 manifesto on Sunday 24 November, promising to spend £9.2bn on improving the energy efficiency of homes, schools and hospitals. The party said it will deliver on the 2050 net zero target, as well as investing £800mn to build the first fully deployed…

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September saw the highest number of measures installed under ECO3

According to the latest BEIS household energy efficiency statistics, 21,200 measures were installed under ECO3 in September, the highest in a month so far under the scheme. This is a 12.9% increase in the number of measures compared to the previous monthly high in August 2019. Published on Thursday 21…

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Industry welcomes PM pledge to quadruple UK offshore wind capacity

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to quadruple the UK’s offshore wind capacity from 8.5GW today to 40GW by 2030 on Thursday 14 November, if the Conservative Party wins on 12 December. The announcement was made in notes issued alongside a speech Johnson made at the London Electric Vehicle Company in…

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Britain lags behind in facilitating investment in system flexibility

According to a report by the Renewable Energy Association (REA), regulatory uncertainty, lack of visibility on returns and technical challenges are hindering investment in flexibility services, risking delays in the UK’s energy transition. Published on Wednesday 13 November, The Energy Transitions Readiness Index, issued by the Association for Renewable Energy…

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