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Former Ofgem chief executive Dermot Nolan has told Utility Week that Boris Johnson’s green plan has “shone the spotlight even more brightly on RIIO-ED2”. He pointed to the move to bring forward the ban on petrol and diesel car sales to 2030 as having major ramifications for DNO’s business plans for the next price control and said there will “inevitably be tensions” around the levels of investment required.
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SSE’s chief executive has told Utility Week the company is “moving forward” with a full or partial sale of its 33.3 per cent stake in gas distribution network SGN. Alistair Phillips-Davies was speaking on the back of the company’s half-year results.
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In the final part of the series, Adam John speaks to the winners of the Young Energy Professionals awards about how their generation considers the net-zero challenge.
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In our latest round-up of appointments across the utilities sector, Ofwat has named four non-executive directors; SSE welcomes a new managing director; the government confirms its net zero business champion and emerging energy supplier Rebel beefs up its team ahead of market launch.
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Green infrastructure investment must double from current levels, to £40 billion per annum over the next decade, to reach the UK’s decarbonisation target. This is the conclusion of research by PwC, which has also warned that half of the investment opportunities identified would currently be unable to access low-cost capital because they would be considered too high risk. It has called for government to urgently identify mechanisms to ensure this funding is forthcoming.
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National Grid Electricity System Operator is consulting on potential changes to the locational onshore security factor representing the level of redundancy designed into the transmission network. The value, which is set at 1.8 for the current price controls, is used as a multiplier in the calculation of locational transmission charges.
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The government is “looking at” amending Ofgem’s remit to explicitly reflect the net-zero 2050 target that was enshrined in legislation last year, the energy minister has said.
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Ahead of Boris Johnson’s eagerly awaited decarbonisation speech, David Smith, chief executive of the Energy Networks Association (ENA), sets out the key issues the government must address.
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Vattenfall and Midlothian Council have formed a 50:50 joint venture to build heat networks across the area. The first project to delivered under the partnership will be a £20 million network supplying the new town of Shawfair on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
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National Grid, Scottish Power and SSE have been unveiled as principal sponsors for the COP26 conference. The announcement was made simultaneously with confirmation that the three companies will work together on the Eastern Link project, which will see two 2GW HVDC subsea cables laid from Scotland to north-east England.
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In our latest review of sector coverage across the national newspapers, there is speculation that Pennon Group, having considered approaches for several water companies, now has Southern in its sights. There is also the latest on Boris Johnson’s 10-point roadmap for building back greener and plans for a solar power station in space, among others.
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The first hydrogen boilers have been installed in demonstration houses built as part of a mock-up of a hydrogen gas grid in Northumberland. The homes have been constructed for the HyStreet project at DNV GL’s test site in Spadeadam and will be supplied a dummy distribution network installed by Northern Gas Networks.
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