The government’s long awaited Clean Growth Strategy was published today – we have been reading through to see what it tells us about the direction of policy. We have put some first thoughts below and will be looking in more detail in weeks ahead and at our Renewable Futures conference.Read more
Leading South West renewable energy experts have urged a focus on heat networks, which connect a number of buildings to a joint heat source, to replace costly and polluting oil fired heating. The specialist energy team at Stephens Scown LLP and Regen, have joined forces to create a guide – Heat Networks: Options For Providing Heat Locally.Read more
The 14th annual awards ceremony will honour the innovation, dedication and creative ingenuity enabling the transformation to clean, smart and flexible energy. The shortlisted nominees will now go through to the final stage of judging, where an expert panel of judges will select this year’s winners. The winners of each category will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at Bath’s historic Assembly Rooms on 28 November 2017.Read more
Our response to the BEIS 'Improving the Framework' consultation raised some issues about their approach to de-rating storage on the basis of duration. We argued for addressing the issue through a technology-neutral penalty.
We also had concerns that the late-in-the-day changes like those proposed will inevitably impact investor confidence in delivering the government’s long-term energy objectives.Read more
Ofgem have made a decision that three solar farms operated by developer Anesco and accredited under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme, will be able to claim RO Certificates (ROCs) for all renewable electricity generated, even if it is used to charge an energy storage system.Read more
The tumbling price for power from offshore wind is a huge success for the policy of successive UK governments of supporting developing renewable energy technologies. The UK leads the world in offshore wind and it now has the opportunity to reap the benefits in lower bills and huge industrial opportunities.Read more
After a long period of radio silence, the government has now initiated a raft of changes to their ‘world first’ Renewable Heat Incentive scheme – and declared an intention to make more.
Now six years old, this scheme was created to support both domestic and non-domestic consumers to switch to more renewable forms of heat, such as heat pumps, Anaerobic Digestion and biomass.Read more
Local balancing and supply makes sense. Why not strive to use power close to where it is being produced at the time it is generating? That way we can reduce the losses from transporting power over long distances, we can reduce the amount of power flowing in the opposite direction it was meant to and potentially connect more low carbon generation through more efficient use of the local network.Read more
UK Power Networks has released more information about how and where they intend to tender for flexibility services. The expression of interest is for delivery of flexible capacity at 10 substations where there are problems delivering peak capacity – which could include energy storage, Demand Side Response (DSR), and other flexible generation.Read more
WPD has been working with Regen to develop an approach to model the growth and operation of storage. As part of this modelling work, we developed and issued a consultation paper, aiming to help us to validate some of the key assumptions we have made in this modelling approach. This consultation was issued on 15th May 2017, was open to responses for 6 weeks and closed on 21st June 2017.Read more