Paper on the ‘next wave’ of energy storage paper launched, 1 November 2017

The question we decided to ask ourselves at Regen is what are the business models for the ‘next wave’ of storage projects? The result of that thinking is a follow up paper – Energy Storage: The Next Wave.Read more

Helm cost of energy review, 25 October 2017

The Helm review of the cost of energy published today was conceived before the last election in the days of Nick Timothy in No.10. This was to be the tool to implement the Conservative 2017 manifesto pledge to deliver the cheapest energy costs in Europe – the logical conclusion of the ‘Green Crap’ school of thought.Read more

Clean Growth Strategy – leading the way to a low-carbon future?, 12 October 2017

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

Launch of Heat Networks: Options For Providing Heat Locally, 10 October 2017

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

Celebrating innovation: Green Energy Awards shortlist, 22 September

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

Capacity Market 'Improving the Framework', 15 September 2017

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 announcement regarding storage and the Renewables Obligation, 14 September 2017

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

Regen reacts to Contracts for Difference Round Two, 11 September 2017

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

Heat Update: RHI changes announced, 06 September 2017

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

How to pay for local balancing and supply, 17 August 2017

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