Generation

Editor's picks

The energy market framework requires a “fundamental redesign” in order to deliver the transition to net zero emissions, according to the former director of clean growth at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Giving evidence on Tuesday (9 December) to the ongoing inquiry by the House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee into Ofgem and net zero, Tim Lord said the existing market was designed to serve the needs of fossil fuel plants with fundamentally different characteristics to renewables.
News
Ofgem has approved a modification to the Grid Code to formalise the response to the failure of a generator to ride through a normal fault on the transmission network. The modification was originally proposed by SSE after National Grid Electricity System Operator raised concerns over a growing number of instances in which generators suffered outages at the same time as a fault on the transmission network that did not push it outside of normal operational limits.
News
More than half of the government’s fund to support advanced nuclear projects has been allocated to support Rolls-Royce’s small modular reactor (SMR) programme. The engineering giant has been awarded £210 million of government funding by UK Research and Innovation to take forward phase two of the development of its SMR design.
News

Featured

Jon Hiscock, chief executive of power systems technology company Fundamentals, highlights the need for more real-world data on charging behaviour to ensure network infrastructure can accommodate “unprecedented” surges in demand from electric vehicles.
Opinion
This landmark report on how utilities are fighting climate change cuts through the noise around COP26 to focus on the most critical junctures facing the sector. It delves into establishing the right generation mix; building security and resilience; ensuring adequate flexibility and the right approach to heating; and boosting biodiversity. The report draws on the opinions and expertise of industry leaders and reveals what they see as the key decisions to take around regulation, finance and policy.
Downloads

Latest in Generation

Communities like mine understand the benefits of hosting projects such as nuclear power stations, particularly in the deprived areas where they are often located - and where local investment opportunities and new jobs are always welcomed by residents, even though only a small number will benefit from them. Communities are also supportive of the national need for new nuclear power stations to keep the lights on and decarbonise the UK. But just because a community accepts - even embraces - its role as a pioneer in the new nuclear age, does not mean this support is offered "at any cost", without fairness and proportionality.
Comment
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the 27 member states of the European Union increased in 2010, according to figures published by the European Energy Agency.
News
Dong Energy will sell large UK industrial and commercial (I&C) customers electricity as well as gas within the next 12 months. The company said in the long term, it has not entirely ruled out selling energy to other UK consumer segments.
News
Close
Close

Request a call back