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Flexibility strategy: game changer or simply warm words?

2 Aug 2017, 12:10 • By Robert Ede
Flexibility strategy: game changer or simply warm words?

The government got some positive headlines last week as business secretary Greg Clark announced plans to invest in battery technology and introduce smart technology into the UK’s energy system. Robert Ede, senior consultant at The Whitehouse Consultancy, takes a closer look at the rhetoric to see how it stacks up against reality.

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The energy revolution will be corporatised

31 Jul 2017, 11:48 • By Liam Stoker
The energy revolution will be corporatised

Following last week’s energy system overhaul announcements from the government, Liam Stoker stresses that it will be down to energy companies and providers – and not Westminster – to truly enact change in our power market.

BEIS lowers target for next T-4 capacity market auction

BEIS lowers target for next T-4 capacity market auction

7 Jul 2017, 11:43

The Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy will seek over 50GW of capacity in the next T-4 capacity market (CM) auction for delivery in 2021/22, around 2GW less than the proceeding auction after a technical panel of experts overrode the recommendations of National Grid.

SMEs call for small business strategy in upcoming carbon plan

SMEs call for small business strategy in upcoming carbon plan

4 Jan 2017, 10:08

The government’s upcoming Carbon Plan should include a specific strategy for promoting microgeneration, efficiency, storage and demand response across the UK small business community, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

New department could lead to missed opportunities for energy says MP

New department could lead to missed opportunities for energy says MP

20 Jul 2016, 10:37

The newly formed Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) could see energy policy relegated to a ‘steady as she goes’ approach while other policy areas take precedence, according to a government MP on the energy and climate change (ECC) select committee.

BMW to launch small commercial energy storage solution

BMW to launch small commercial energy storage solution

22 Jun 2016, 14:01

BMW has announced plans to launch a stationary energy storage product suitable for small commercial applications utilising the same high-voltage batteries used in i3 electric vehicles, including those repurposed from existing EVs.

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Embedded benefits and what their loss could mean

3 Jun 2016, 12:06 • By David Pratt
Embedded benefits and what their loss could mean

Earlier this year, in an attempt to help new generators in the capacity market, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) handed down orders to Ofgem to consider the embedded benefits enjoyed by existing distribution generators. David Pratt looks at what these benefits mean to those generating their own power and what effect changes to the current regime could be.