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The “significant premium” National Grid has agreed to pay for Western Power Distribution could undermine the former’s argument that the cost of equity being offered by Ofgem in RIIO2 is too low, according to Investec senior analyst Martin Young. He shares his thoughts on the deal with Utility Week as well as his predictions for the sale of National Grid’s gas transmission arm.
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Northern Gas Networks is to crowdfund investment for the next phase of its gas mains replacement programme. NGN is aiming to raise £1 million through a green bond launched through the Abundance Investment platform, with people able to commit as little as £5.
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UK Power Networks (UKPN) has launched a new online portal that enables installers to get quicker and easier decisions on whether they can connect green technologies such as electric vehicle chargers, heat pumps, solar panels and batteries. The electricity distribution network said Smart Connect was developed in partnership with Octopus Electric Vehicles in response to feedback from customers, who said the old process was confusing and time-consuming.
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Net zero is a once in a generation opportunity to transform the energy system. This high-level report, in association with Microsoft and Accenture, explores how digital technology and partnership working can help the sector accelerate and scale up to deliver the transition affordably.
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The principle of no customer being left behind in the shift to a smarter, more flexible energy system is hard to argue with. However, some experts believe that in the short-term a just transition is just impossible. As part of our Countdown to COP campaign, James Wallin examines different pathways to fairness – from ensuring the most vulnerable benefit first to the introduction of non-participant tariffs.
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Good Energy chief executive Juliet Davenport tells Janet Wood what she is lobbying government to include in imminent Electricity Market Reform.
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Capacity mechanisms and decreasing margins are threatening Europe's thriving energy trading ­­­­­­­market. Jim Fitzgerald and Marc-Felix Otto report
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Energy supplier interest in investing in upstream gas assets is escalating - especially at Centrica - on the back of continuing high gas prices and security of supply concerns. Nigel Hawkins writes
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Proponents of solar generation say it could play a bigger role in Europe's energy mix, but they fear it is low on the priority list of policymakers and regulators. Vic Wyman reports
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We can achieve a low-carbon transition only if we prioritise energy efficiency and make green generation more efficient and attractive, says James Close
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A lot of uncertainty still surrounds smart grid implementation, so network operators must make full use of any information emerging from smart grid trials, says Bob Currie
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In partnership with SSE, the Isle of Wight is pioneering sustainable energy self-sufficiency. It could be a model for others, says Andrew Williams
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