Demand-side management

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Dr Matthew Lockwood gives his view on the role lobbying by big energy firms played in the breakdown of the system. He argues that new ways of making energy policy are essential if the UK is serious about reaching its net-zero goal.
How can the sector promote trust, fairness and legitimacy at the same time as tackling the urgent transformations linked to the net-zero journey and technological advances? A panel including Ofwat’s Jonson Cox, Lord Deben, Northern Powergrid CEO Phil Jones and Michael Lewis of Eon, gave their view as part of the New Deal for Utilities debate
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The absence of a clear policy, regulatory and market framework is making it difficult to scale up low-carbon technologies such as heat pumps and drive down costs, BEAMA has warned. The trade body for manufacturers and providers of energy infrastructure has released a new report outlining the changes it considers necessary to achieve the government’s 2050 net-zero target.


Energy Networks Association’s Open Networks Project, which has been engaging with industry to power towards a smarter, low-carbon energy system, has reached some key milestones, says ENA's head of innovation, Randolph Brazier
Energy efficiency projects are “not yet ready” to compete in the capacity market, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has concluded based on the findings from a multi-year pilot scheme.

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has launched a website to promote its transition project which seeks to inform customers of the changes required to deliver a network “fit for the future”.
Independent aggregators will soon gain direct access to the balancing mechanism after Elexon opened the process for them to register as a new type of signatory to the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) known as a “virtual lead party”
A coalition of 20 charities, green campaigners and community energy groups has published a new manifesto calling for stronger support for community energy schemes to help improve their dwindling prospects.

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