Ofgem is to consider Scottish Power’s proposal to create demand side response (DSR) technology classes intended to apply new de-rating factors to energy storage used as part of DSR bids into the Capacity Market in 2019.
British Gas is to increase its default tariff costs from next month, and is once again attributing the increase to rising wholesale and policy costs.
Scottish Power has come under scrutiny from the demand side response (DSR) sector after proposing to Ofgem that de-rating factors applied to large scale battery storage should be extended to those used to provide DSR in the Capacity Market.
National Grid would actively support bringing forward the UK’s ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 by a decade, with a senior representative telling MPs it would offer "a more ambitious target".
Ofgem’s price controls are proving a barrier to the ‘targeted intervention’ needed to deploy a national network of ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers and solve range anxiety, according to National Grid’s project lead on EVs.
Northern Powergrid (NPg) has called on the energy sector to collaborate to decide the future of network-scale energy storage after differences in the role of network owned and operated batteries emerged between differing distribution network operators (DNOs).
Ofgem stressed that it will need the help of industry if it is to strike the right balance between enabling the energy transition and keeping costs to within acceptable limits, as it designs the second set of network cost controls.
Scottish Power has submitted a proposal to extend recently introduced battery de-rating factors in the Capacity Market to storage included in demand side response bids in what has been described as the latest attack on the battery market.
Ofgem’s proposals to overhaul forthcoming price controls for network companies will prove to be the “acid test” for its ability to properly regulate the market.
The UK’s largest energy companies need to install around a million smart meters every month between them to meet the 2020 roll-out target, according to analysis by consumer group Which?.
Innovations to help vulnerable energy customers are at risk of sliding down supplier agendas as a result of the sheer pace of change elsewhere, a new report has warned.
A group of claimants have failed in their bid to delay Ofgem’s implementation of drastic changes to Embedded Benefits payments.
National Grid has hit out at Ofgem’s proposals on grid works required for Hinkley Point C, warning they could harm investment in UK energy infrastructure.
Ofgem is to restructure itself around three core divisions in a streamlining exercise intended to initiate a greater focus on protecting consumers.
Ofgem is to kick off the recruitment process for a new chair after David Gray announced his intent to retire next year.
Ofgem’s head of networks has reiterated the regulator’s warning to operator companies that they should expect tougher price controls after pointing to “double digit returns” deemed too high within current market conditions.
Projects supporting markets for flexibility have been endorsed by Ofgem within the regulator’s Network Innovation Competition (NIC).
Citing significant developments in the fields of decentralised generators, smart meters and big data, Ofgem has launched a consultation which could bring about the end of the conventional ‘supplier hub’ model in the UK.
The traditional ‘supplier hub’ model of energy supply in the UK may “break down” as the UK power market continues to become more decentralised, Ofgem has warned.
Chris Pritchett, contract lawyer and partner heading up the energy and environment practice at Foot Anstey, recently served as moderator for the “Developers and financiers debate” at the Energy Storage Conference at the Solar & Storage Live 2017 show in Birmingham. In attendance were fund managers and project developers and a robust discussion followed and afterwards, Chris caught up with Andy Colthorpe for an in-depth interview on camera.
Ofgem chief executive Dermot Nolan has warned traditional utilities that they could be made “redundant” in a future power market typified by change and new market entrants.
Northern Powergrid has begun using a £4 million battery paid for by consumers to sell services to National Grid, just as regulator Ofgem sets out its plans to ensure distribution network operators (DNOs) are restricted from doing so directly in the future.
Ofgem has taken £200 million from some distribution network operator (DNO) allowances following a new review of price controls.
Pressure is continuing to mount on the UK’s distribution network operators (DNOs) after a report from the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) think-tank has claimed their profit margins added £10 billion to consumer bills in a six-year period.
Energy network companies have unveiled plans to join forces and develop joint network innovation strategies across gas and electricity, with the latter seeking to create new opportunities in battery storage, renewable generation and other developing technologies.
Distribution network operators (DNOs) are facing a combined potential penalty of £13.9 million from regulator Ofgem for under-performing in providing connections to their customers in the latest example of the hardening stance being taken against network operators.
Foresight Solar Fund, one of the UK’s largest owners of utility-scale solar assets, has detailed how changes to the way embedded benefits are calculated will impact its top line.
Ofgem has kicked off its review process to reform residual charging for both demand and generation across transmission and distribution networks with the launch of a significant code review (SCR).
Energy regulation Ofgem has outlined how it intends to enact a more “holistic” approach to future regulation of the UK’s energy market.
Two distribution network operators (DNOs) have applied to Ofgem for approval to invest £79 million in funding between them to boost their active management capabilities and counteract the challenges of increasing volumes of low-carbon technologies.