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Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have published an open letter announcing the next steps in their joint review of the offshore transmission regime. The review will be split into three main workstreams covering “early opportunities”, the “pathway to 2030” and the “enduring regime”, as well as a fourth cross-cutting workstream on multi-purpose interconnectors.
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Ofgem has granted a request by National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) to delay its implementation of the Trans European Replacement Reserves Exchange (TERRE) until the beginning of next year. In approving the new timeline, Ofgem warned ESO it needed to improve communication with stakeholders and quickly come up with an implementation plan.
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A government minister has said a National Grid-backed project to build the world’s longest sub-sea interconnector between Iceland and the UK faces difficulties which will be “extremely difficult” to overcome.
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The energy system is evolving, both in how the system is used and in the expectations of those using it. Moreover, the pace of change is accelerating. Together, these trends are shedding light on the importance of grid reliability.
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Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Action Plan recognises that net zero requires a more holistic regulatory approach – and that it is crucial the costs and benefits of these initiatives fall fairly between different groups of consumers. Sustainability First's Sharon Darcy gives her view.
Opinion
With the UK now just hours away from departing the EU, Utility Week explores what this means for the utilities sector. How will energy collaboration with Europe proceed, and what does this mean for decarbonisation of the grid? Will there be an impact on the efficiency of interconnectors? Will the UK continue to trade in the EU Emissions Trading System? David Blackman discusses these and other issues.
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Nigel Hawkins sees mixed messages in National Grid’s interim results.
Analysis
A ‘site’ to a developer is a ‘place’ to locals. Utilities ignore people’s emotional attachments to areas earmarked for development at their peril, say Lucy Farrow and Patrick Devine-Wright.
Opinion
The president of Iceland can remember a time when his country was among the poorest in Europe, dependent on imported oil and coal for energy. There were few streetlights and people did not heat their houses overnight.
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A total of 11 projects based in or linked to the UK are on a shortlist of 250 key infrastructure projects that could be eligible for a share of €5.85 billion from the European Commission.
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New interconnector regulatory policy will reduce uncertainty and encourage investment but problems persist, write Pavlos Trichakis and Vladimir Parail.
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