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Two Tory former energy secretaries have backed calls for offshore windfarm operators to pay compensation to communities scarred by the new transmission infrastructure required to deliver their projects.
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Emissions reductions targets for both Scotland and the UK will not be met unless the government intervenes to reform Ofgem’s network charging regime, a renewable energy developer has warned. RES said Ofgem’s transmission network charging methodology was one of the “defining reasons” for not proceeding with two recent projects in Scotland.
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Fossil fuel electricity generation jumped 15 per cent year on year in the first quarter of 2021 as gas plants compensated for a seasonal slump in wind and solar power, new government statistics show.
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As the UK ramps up its efforts to achieve its decarbonisation aims, the energy and utilities sector is at the forefront of the fight against climate change. Carl Haigney, global vice president and head of retail utilities subsector at Capgemini, outlines several challenges both the sector and the government must overcome in order to set the nation on the right track towards decarbonisation. For Haigney, cutting red tape and providing the right incentives will be key.
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Later this year, National Grid will launch the longest subsea interconnector in the world. Nicola Medalova was appointed as the group’s managing director of interconnectors in April. She writes for Utility Week, as part of our Countdown to COP campaign, on the importance of international co-operation in maximising the potential of renewable generation.
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A government-funded smart meter trial led to a dramatic reduction in average annual energy bills, while at the same time decreasing consumers’ carbon footprints.
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Utilities companies are brimming with ambition to accelerate net zero but how do we ensure that regulators do not end up choking this momentum? In this free webinar, a panel of experts, including the former chief executive of Ofgem will discuss what regulation looks like in a net-zero world.
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Nearly two dozen companies have now confirmed they have submitted bids to the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round. The consortia they have formed include most of Europe’s largest oil companies, with a significant proportion making proposals for floating offshore windfarms, either explicitly or implicitly. Utility Week presents a round-up of the various announcements.
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In our latest review of sector coverage in the national newspapers, the government is expected to make an announcement on the future of the National Grid electricity system operator as soon as this week. Meanwhile, there are concerns that ministers have underestimated the cost of switching to heat pumps to the tune of £12 billion and green energy suppliers have hit out at plans to introduce a RAB model for nuclear plants.
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Consumers should contribute to the upfront costs of building the shared transmission infrastructure that will be required to connect new offshore windfarms to the power grid, Ofgem has proposed. The suggestion is included in the results of the regulator's year-long review into the offshore transmission network.
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SSE has launched a new energy solutions brand which combines its business services and will supply customers with power produced directly from its own generation assets. As part of its offering, SSE Energy Solutions customers will be given Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin certificates and they will be able to trace where the power has originated.
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Labour’s shadow energy minister has highlighted “perverse outcomes” since the introduction of the Capacity Market and criticised the mechanism for furnishing suppliers with “free money” to provide power they would have anyway.
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Legislation this autumn to ensure all private electric vehicle (EV) charging points can operate as smart devices has been promised in the government’s transport decarbonisation plan. The smart mandate will apply to all domestic and workplace chargepoints. However, it will not cover 50kW-plus rapid chargers.
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