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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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New interconnector regulatory policy will reduce uncertainty and encourage investment but problems persist, write Pavlos Trichakis and Vladimir Parail.
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“Once built, the power assets could be sold to private sector operators – a short turnaround version of the privatisation of the entire UK power industry.”
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Although windfarms account for only 4% of total constraint payments, it is only wind turbines that hit the headlines for getting 'paid to do nothing'. Megan Darby finds out why
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The UK energy market must fit within an EU-wide framework being developed in parallel - that means EMR will not be the last word, says Janet Wood
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Is a single electricity trading reference price essential to achieving the liquidity to which the British market aspires? Trevor Loveday reports.
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Energy supplies have hit the headlines again. Long-term projections highlight a narrowing margin in the supply and demand balance around the middle of the decade. Most of the reasons are widely trailed: coal plant is closing thanks to the strictures of the Large Combustion Plant Directive and nuclear is coming to the end of its life. Uncertainty over Electricity Market Reform and the Energy Bill and an increasing lack of clarity over the roadmap to green energy have not helped bring investment into the industry.
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