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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sir Michael Pitt is adamant that transferring infrastructure planning from the Infrastructure Planning Commission to the Planning Inspectorate in April won't delay applications. He explains why to Roger Milne.
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Small and medium sized companies have a growing interest in generating their own renewable energy, according to research from Opus Energy. The supplier said 32 per cent of companies surveyed expecting to introduce solar panels, wind turbines or anaerobic digestion, and 38 per cent expected to generate their own renewable energy within five years.
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International Power's UK-Europe revenues decreased 4 per cent to €3,618 with earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation down 14 per cent.
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Ed Davey, the new secretary of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, also 155 community energy projects that have each won a share of £5.1 million of funding from the Local Energy Assessment Fund.
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Funding renewable energy projects is becoming more challenging because of increasing financial, regulatory and operational risks. But it is not too late for government, the insurance sector and banks to help, says Siân Crampsie
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The UK's assumption about carbon costs underpins some huge programmes - not least the smart meter rollout. It has to reflect assumptions about how costs will change over the long term and can't swing on the whim of today's market.
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Despite wider gloom in the jobs market, Vicky Kenrick says talented utility and sustainability professionals are in great demand right now.
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